“Without that water, nothing on earth lives”


What’s the first thing you do in the morning? Maybe you brush your teeth, drink a glass of water, or make coffee. Chances are that the first thing you do in the morning involves water. Water means life. However, in some areas in Alberta, it’s not always easy to come by. In fact, in some places, it can be nearly impossible. Rae Callan is constantly aware of the lack of water on her farm and in her home since the four wells on their property have stopped producing. This is why, for the last 15 years, Callan has been hauling in thousands of gallons of water for her family and livestock — a process that is the symptom of more sinister problems at play.

Episode four of What’s Your Story? is hosted and produced by Jessie Bach.

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