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Sep 15, 2015

Kelowna Chamber of Commerce applauds Council priorities


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9/15/2015 Media Releases
Kelowna Chamber of Commerce applauds Council priorities

Kelowna, September 15, 2015 - Kelowna City Council outlined priorities yesterday that will guide city operations through to 2018 and the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce was very pleased to see clean drinking water on the top of the priority list.

Our residents and businesses deserve consistent quality assurance that the water they consume meets or exceeds Canadian standards. We commend the irrigation districts that are committed to work with the City to ensure one system, with multiple water sources that will protect and meet the needs of our growing community in the most cost effective way.

"Council's highest priority is clean drinking water," said Mayor Basran. "Approximately 21 public and private water utilities deliver drinking water of varying quality and rates to Kelowna residents. The City wants to work with the Province and Irrigation Districts to develop a long-term plan that leads to an integrated and resilient water system that delivers clean drinking water to all citizens at equitable rates and offers a sustainable water supply for agriculturists. We also want a system that can respond to impacts resulting from climate change and changing regulations.

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce has been an active participant working with City staff and Council on issues relating to a safe and welcoming community for business and residents. As the voice of business, the Chamber looks forward to bringing our members thoughts to Council on clean drinking water, building vibrant urban centres, ensuring a healthy, safe, active & inclusive community, delivering a balanced transportation network, acting as a catalyst for business and providing strong financial management.

For more information and a list of Council priority projects, check out the Council focus document and quick-reference one-pager at kelowna.ca/council under Council Priorities.

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For further details, please contact:

Caroline Grover,CEO
Kelowna Chamber of Commerce
T - 250 469-7356
C - 250 470-3407
E - caroline@kelownachamber.org

About Kelowna Chamber of Commerce

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce acts as a single powerful voice for their 1300 members and their 25,000 plus employees to promote local business interests. The Chamber provides a cohesive business network for its members to expand their business contacts, value-added benefits, programs, and services aimed at improving the bottom line of Chamber members. Their mission is to foster a positive business environment by providing members with leadership, advocacy and services of value.