Press Conference: Hazardous waste recycling facility given green light on location in flood plain adjacent to Fraser River, Chilliwack

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MEDIA ADVISORY
December 13, 2013

Chilliwack — On Tuesday December 17th, 2013 at 11:00am community partners are gathering at 7730 Old Orchard Rd, Chilliwack. The partners will formally state their concerns and stance on the recent rezoning decision made by Mayor Gaetz and Council on December 3rd, 2013. Council voted unanimously to rezone existing industrial land for special use, that being a hazardous waste recycling facility.

The partners include local First Nations, environmental organizations and the recreational fishing community.

We invite media to attend the press release in person near the disputed site to learn about the concerns with the current location as well as Council’s handling of the public feedback window and lack of consideration shown at the public hearing.

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Contacts:

Ernie Crey, Sto:Lo Tribal Council, 604-819-7981 (**Corrected # **)

Rodney Clapton, B.C. Federation of Drift Fishers, 778-822-7577

Lina Azeez, Watershed Watch Salmon Society, 604-537-2341

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