Dear Minister Thomson,
I am deeply concerned about how water levels in the Cowichan River have been managed, putting our salmon at risk.
It doesn't have to be this way.
There are options to manage water levels in the river through smarter use of the weir at Cowichan Lake.
I therefore call on you to act to remedy this situation right away, and longer term, to give responsible local governments - including First Nations - the authority to better manage our water.