President Janet Green hosted Mel Arnold, Maria Besso, Terry Mooney & Klaus Tribes of Vernon’s “Citizens for Changes to the Master Water Plan” for a presentation on a proposal to request a “fresh new look” at the Greater Vernon Master Water Plan. This citizens group is looking for support from residents and businesses to petition the Greater Vernon Advisory Committee to investigate opportunities to reduce water rates for Greater Vernon.  We are currently facing bills that are up to three times the Kelowna rates and twice the Penticton rates.  The Group proposes to hire an independent consultant and to seriously look at changing the Duteau Creek facility from a residential water supply to primarily an irrigation supply. In addition, water licenses need to be obtained for Okanagan Lake and expanded for Kalamalka Lake.  (Photo of Maria, Janet, Terry & Klaus by Keith Johnston)