Colour Thunder Bay Blue – Council of Canadians Awards City

Mayor Keith Hobbs, Maude Barlow and Councillor Andrew Foulds
Mayor Keith Hobbs, Maude Barlow and Councillor Andrew Foulds

Mayor Keith Hobbs, Maude Barlow and Councillor Andrew Foulds
Mayor Keith Hobbs, Maude Barlow and Councillor Andrew Foulds

THUNDER BAY – POLITICS – Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow was in Thunder Bay yesterday to present the city’s Mayor Keith Hobbs with a ‘blue community’ certificate. Barlow made the presentation to the Mayor at the chapter’s annual general meeting at Superior Collegiate.

On March 23 of this year, Council of Canadians Thunder Bay chapter activist Janice Horgos told us the great news that, “Following a presentation by our Thunder Bay Council of Canadians Blue Planet Committee, City Council adopted the three Blue Community resolutions at tonight’s Council meeting.”

Winning this designation took just over a year after the chapter’s initial presentation to the city.

On March 5, 2014, Barlow wrote Hobbs to say, “Following the presentation by the chapter on March 3, I am excited to provide this letter of support to their work in making Thunder Bay the next Blue Community… During the 2012 Great Lakes Need Great Friends public forum in Thunder Bay, I was incredibly moved by the active community who are standing up to protect the waters of the Great Lakes. Lake Superior is the cleanest of the lakes and we must do all that we can to protect it. Becoming a Blue Community is a simple but strong step towards protecting the Great Lakes as a lived commons to be shared, protected, carefully managed and enjoyed by all who live around them.”

Congratulations to the Thunder Bay chapter for successfully pushing back against Nestlé and winning a blue community designation for their city!

To learn more about the blue communities project, please click here.