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Water wars with U.S. will become bigger issue than Keystone

Canada's ambassador to the U.S., Gary Doer, says the water supply will become an issue between the two countries within five years.

William Marsden. Published: February 24, 2014, 2:24 pm. http://o.canada.com/news

WASHINGTON — Canada must prepare for diplomatic water wars with the U.S., as demand on both sides of the border grows for this vital but ultimately limited resource, says Gary Doer, Canadian ambassador to the United States.

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Kelowna's mayor urges all governments to consult First Nations early when planning major projects

by Alistair Waters - Kelowna Capital News

Kelowna's mayor says when it comes to regional projects, such as a bid by several Okanagan municipalities to acquire the unused CN rail line right-of-way between Kelowna and Vernon, it's vitally important to make sure area First Nations are consulted and included from the start.

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