The water from local Peachland resident Taryn Skalbania’s tap used to trickle out brown. That is, if any water came out of the tap at all.
"We got to get together. We can’t do this on our own. And if we don't do anything within the next five to 10 years, we are in trouble. Big trouble."
"We are all connected through this water and we're all connected through the potential for catastrophe."
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"The system, of course, is over-allocated. The permitting by the province of the water in the Similkameen ... is allocated over 300 percent."
"We have to do all we can to protect the waterways we're so lucky to have in this country."
"Water right now is worth more than oil. And we're giving it away. We're polluting it, we're making it toxic... And we don't need to."
"There are so many ways that we're connected [to the river], which I don't think we really label and value."
"The river runs through our community and holds us together. Supports our salmon and our way of life. It makes us who we are."