Chilliwack mayor earns top marks in water fight

Thank you Mayor Gaetz for all you have done to oppose Fraser Health as they ordered the city of Chilliwack to chlorinate its water.

Thank you Mayor Gaetz for all you have done to oppose Fraser Health as they ordered the city of Chilliwack to chlorinate its water.

When this was first presented you immediately spoke out against such an order and worked so hard with your council and staff to prevent this from happening in Chilliwack. It was your voice on CBC radio and you in person on newscasts describing in detail where Chilliwack’s water comes from, how clean and pristine our water is and how the entire water system in Chilliwack works.

You spent countless hours preparing, learning and speaking out against the chlorination order. You set up a meeting where we had an opportunity to express our concerns and opinions to Dr. Paul Van Buynder and it was well attended.

You spoke out it in a respectful way and with a smile on your face. In spite of all your efforts Chilliwack has still been ordered to chlorinate the water. I’m sad and disturbed that Fraser Health has been given so much power and authority that they can just mandate such an order.

Thank you for handling this difficult situation with grace, respect and wisdom.

I know how lucky we are to have you as our mayor, I hope the rest of Chilliwack realizes it, too.

 

Melanie Beachstone