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Cowichan Conversations: Shawnigan Director Bruce Fraser Reports: SIA Permit For Contaminated Soils Will Be Approved!

Breaking News on SIA Permit

Shawnigan CVRD Director Bruce Fraser

At a meeting this morning (June 19th) between the MOE, Ministry of Mines and the CVRD it was confirmed that a final permit will be recommended for issue for the SIA Contaminated Soil Facility “within the next few weeks”.

MOE staff members are convinced that the SIA application can now be positively approved because it satisfies “the standards of the day”, and that risks, while acknowledged to be greater than zero, are “adequately reduced with the system proposed by SIA”.

Unless “something major comes out of left field” there is, (Read more…)

Cowichan Conversations: All Cowichan Candidates Signed Statements Of Opposition To Contaminated Soil Being Dumped In Shawnigan Watershed

Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes- Political Blogger

All Candidates seeking office to be the next MLA for the Cowichan Constituency have publicly opposed the dumping of contaminated soil in the Shawnigan Watershed.

Both Bill Routley NDP MLA and Damar Wallener Conservative Candidate had written statements regarding the threat to the Shawnigan watershed. In a rare show of non partisan solidarity both statements were agreed upon and signed by all four candidates.

Here is Bill Routley’s Statement

We stand together for

Clean Drinking Water

for the people of Shawnigan Lake

The safety of drinking water for the residents of Shawnigan Lake

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Cowichan Conversations: Meeting Tonight Regarding Contaiminated Soil Permit Allowing Dumping In Shawnigan Watershed

Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes- Political Blogger

The BC Liberal Government has issued a Draft Permit that would allow contaminated and toxic soils to be dumped in the Shawnigan Watershed.

Georgia Collins from the Shawnigan Basin Society and Shawnigan Watershed Roundtable has emailed a notice about a meeting that they have organized. It would be a good idea to attend.

There is a Public Meeting at the Shawnigan Lake Community Centre this Monday at 7 pm to discuss the SIA permit to dump contaminated soils in your watershed.

I urge you to be in attendance as you being there will make THE

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Cowichan Conversations: Cowichan Politicians Must Send Dirty Dirt Peddlers Packing!

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

Cowichan Valley Residents have endured threats real and pending from various sources who would like to use and continue using the Cowichan Valley as the dumping ground for their toxic and contaminated soils.

Sadly most of our CVRD politicians have been complicating the ‘Lord’s Prayer’ on this one folks. The answer is and should be, don’t you dare!

Doctor Director Bruce Fraser-The Collaborator

What we have here is a, ahem, failure to communicate!What we have is too few politicians able or willing to separate the bullshit from the gravel.

What we do not have is clear thinking resident serving elected representatives

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