Drought conditions on B.C.’s Sunshine Coast north of Vancouver have forced the regional district to hike watering restrictions to the highest possible level, Stage 4, which may be a sign of things to come in other areas of the province.
The Vancouver area, for example, is at Stage 3, meaning that they can water tee boxes and greens if they are on city water, but fairways cannot be watered. If it went to Stage 4, that would mean no watering of tee boxes and greens, as well, unless golf courses had their own reservoirs or other water sources.
Amy Judd of Global News has this story on the Sunshine Coast’s move to Stage 4, and adds in this story that such a move is unlikely at least in the short term in Metro Vancouver, where many more golf courses are located than the two on the Sunshine Coast.
To hear what GNN blogger Kyle German of Vancouver’s Point Grey Golf and Country Club has to say on the situation, click here.