The five chiefs of the Nicola Valley First Nations declared a moratorium on sludge dumping at a ceremony in Shulush Thursday afternoon.
The five chiefs represent the Upper Nicola, Nooaitch, Lower Nicola, Shackan and Coldwater Indian bands.
They have been fighting the importation of sewage sludge from several municipalities in B.C. to different points around the Nicola. Most recently, the chiefs occupied Premier Christy Clark's office in West Kelowna, but to no avail.
Several municipalities in the Central Okanagan Regional District, including West Kelowna, but also other cities in the Lower Mainland, have been trucking their sewage sludge for composting near Merritt.
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