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Mark Angelo: This Rivers Day, let us renew our commitment to cleaning up B.C.'s waterways

Updated: Feb 16

Since its beginnings in 1980, B.C. Rivers Day has become Canada's largest river-appreciation event. In 2005, using the B.C. celebration as a template, we worked with the United Nations to create World Rivers Day, which now takes place in more than 70 countries worldwide.


Our province has been a leader in honouring rivers. It should also be a leader in protecting them.

But on each of B.C.'s 40 consecutive Rivers Day celebrations, a remote mine in the province's northwest has been discharging toxic waste into the wild and remote Taku watershed…


Opinion piece by Mark Angelo, the founder and chair of both B.C. and World Rivers Day and Rivers Chair of the Outdoor Recreation Council of B.C. Published September 25, 2020 in The Georgia Straight. Continue reading here.




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