February 18, 2018

Health minister powerless to intervene in Chilliwack chlorine controversy

BC's Health Minister admits she is powerless to intervene as Fraser Health orders Chilliwack to permanently chlorinate its water. Margaret MacDiarmid says it is not appropriate for government to take over from the Health Authorities when it comes to water. That said "I also think that residents of Chilliwack they are very concerned about the … [Read more...]

Chlorine is still being put in Chilliwack’s drinking water

It has been a week since E-Coli tests came back negative but chlorine is still being pumped into Chilliwack’s drinking water and the mayor is not happy about it. Sharon Gaetz says the people in her city want their fresh drinking water back. 

"Of course when we chlorinated the Greendale area because we are on a loop system chlorine has gone … [Read more...]

Vancouver Park Board approves motion to limit chlorine in city’s pools

The Vancouver Park Board has passed a motion to limit the amount of chlorine in the city's swimming pools. In the motion put forward by Commissioner Trevor Loke, it says all pools less than 30 degrees celsius must maintain a minimum of 0.5 parts per million of chlorine under the BC Health Act, and that more than 1 parts per million of chlorine have … [Read more...]

Chlorine leak sends dozens to hospital in Williams Lake

At least 70 people were taken to hospital after a chlorine leak was reported at a sports complex in Williams Lake. "A number of youth that were involved in a swim meet were feeling nauseous and they were actually vomiting.” RCMP Const. Lesley Smith adds everyone's been released from hospital and the sports complex is re-opening. An … [Read more...]