About 40 people attend water metre rally

Boundary Sentinel
By Boundary Sentinel
March 11th, 2014

“We want to talk and meet and learn and vote” was chanted around Gyro Park, last Friday as water metre protester made their message clear via picket signs, speeches, a song and chanting.

The group met at 11 a.m. and listened as different community members voiced their concerns about the pending water metres.

Donna Semenoff, one of the event organizers, said, “We are gathered here today as a unified voice. Our wish is that our city officials might hear our voice.” She went on to talk ask the audience if they wanted a say in what goes into their homes and town hall meetings to discuss the water metres. She also said that the protesters wanted a referendum to and that the meetings would help get questions answered and boost community spirit.

Julia Butler also came up to the microphone and acknowledged that this wasn’t their chosen way of communicating. “We want to sit down with council and have discussions so this misinformation isn’t going around.” She added that some communities are offering residents a choice on whether or not they want to have a water metres installed.

Several speakers said they will be letting their names stand in the coming election this fall.

When everyone was done talking, they marched around the downtown corridor with their picket signs, chanting as they walked.


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