Water, fake-news on the bill for May 3 Ron Talks

Water, fake-news on the bill for May 3 Ron Talks

Water law researcher Rosie Simms and local columnist Jack Knox are this month’s Ron Talks presenters, Wednesday at Crumsby’s Cafe.

Simms is based at the University of Victoria and is the water law and policy lead at the Polis Water Sustainability Project. She’ll present from her findings on The Future of Water Law and Policy in B.C.

Simms joined the Polis Water Sustainability Project in June 2015, shortly after she completed her MA at the institute for resources, environment and sustainability at the University of British Columbia. Her research explored histories and interactions between First Nations and water governance in British Columbia. Simms also completed research and media outreach concerning conflicts between Canadian mining development and Indigenous rights in Panama.

Following Simms is a talk from local author and longtime Times Colonist writer Jack Knox on The Threat To Non-Fake News.

Knox is an award-winning columnist who has debated policy with prime ministers and premiers, and once interviewed a murderer in his cell.

Both talks are follwed by an informal question and answer session. Ron Talks, or Royal Oak Neighbourhood Talks, are free and start at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at Crumsby’s Cafe, 4525 West Saanich Rd.