Canada finally acts on raw sewage pumping into our waters | Editorial

OVERCOMING political differences, our friends north of the U.S. border are finally addressing the problem of the raw sewage they discharge into the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
New local and federal leaders reached an agreement in September to build a sewage-treatment plant for Victoria, B.C., and surrounding communities.
This is a welcome change after decades of squabbling over a project critically needed to protect water quality.

The Victoria region emits more than 70,000 cubic meters of raw sewage daily into the strait between the northwest corner of the United States and the southwest corner of Canada.
Most Read StoriesUnlimited Digital Access. $1 for 4 weeks.Washington leaders have pleaded with Canadian officials for years to address the problem. When Canada’s new prime minister, Justin Trudeau, met with U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, the first topic was untreated sewage released across the water from Kilmer’s hometown of …
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