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Canadians weigh the value of water

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FAUQUIER B.C. — A show of hands in the Fauquier community hall June 15 revealed a lot about the disgust and exasperation that residents in and around this Arrow Lakes community feel for the Columbia River Treaty between the U.S. and Canada. Two-thirds of the approximately 50 people who attended the government-hosted town meeting, favored ending the treaty when it expires in 2024 and negotiating a higher price for the water it stores for the U.S.

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