Stefanie Wallace

Stefanie Wallace

Nearly nine million Canadians – about 30 per cent of Canada’s population – rely on ground water for domestic use, according to Environment Canada.
A family owned business that has operated for 67 years has to be doing something right.
Despite its small area and wee population of 4,400, the community of Gibsons, B.C., has several claims to fame.
C hances are, if you live in the Cowichan Valley area of Vancouver Island, you’ve heard of the Slade family. Their family business, Drillwell, started in Cowichan Bay in 1965 on the property of Ken Slade (the patriarch of the business and family).
Pumps are essential to your business, but do you know where they come from? Ground Water Canada did some digging to bring you a brief history of some of the most popular pumps.

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