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Cowichan Conversations: Tell MLA Bill Routley If You Find Any ‘Jumping Slugs’ In the Cowichan Valley!

Cowichan Conversations: MLA Bill Routley Calls For Community Control Of Watershed!

Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes- Political Blogger

Cowichan NDP MLA Bill Routley told protestors gathered in Shawnigan Village Saturday afternoon to rally against the threat of contaminated soil being dumped in their watershed, that he has spoken to Leader Adrian Dix and Caucus about the Contaminated Soil threat faced by the Shawnigan community.

Routley has . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: MLA Bill Routley Calls For Community Control Of Watershed!

Cowichan Conversations: CVRD Love In With BC Liberal’s Terry Lake Turns Sour!

Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes- Political Blogger

 

You may recall the enthusiasm our CVRD Directors had after their meeting with then newly appointed Minister of the Environment, Terry Lake last spring.

The ‘CVRD Liberal Friendlies’ who attended the meeting were overcome with partisanship.

That is a dangerous indulgence for local politicians who allow provincial . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: CVRD Love In With BC Liberal’s Terry Lake Turns Sour!

Cowichan Conversations: BC Liberals Put The Shawnigan Lake Watershed Under Threat!

Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes- Political Blogger

 

The threat to the Shawnigan Watershed, Creek, Lake and Drinking Water has been before the South Cowichan Community for over a year.

Local government efforts collaborating with Environment Minister Terry Lake have proven to be a cruel and ineffective diversion that saw the CVRD sleepwalking into this . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: BC Liberals Put The Shawnigan Lake Watershed Under Threat!

Cowichan Conversations: Bill Routley Challenges BC Liberals Over Contaminated Soil Controversy

Here is a letter from MLA Bill Routley challenging Environment Minister Lake to step in and do the right thing for the residents of Shawnigan.

 

Cowichan BC NDP MLA Bill Routley

Parliament Buildings

Victoria, BC V8V IX4

Telephone 250.387.3655

Fax 250.3873468

bill.routley@leg.bc.ca

 

 

Hon. Terry Lake

Minister . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Bill Routley Challenges BC Liberals Over Contaminated Soil Controversy

Cowichan Conversations: Bill Routley Challenges Environment Minister To Protect Shawnigan Watershed

Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes- Political Blogger

 

The CVRD Regional District and Shawnigan Director Bruce Fraser have been blissfully sleepwalking through an application from South Island Aggregates (SIA) to dump up to 5 Million tons of contaminated and toxic soils onto their Stebbings Road property in the Shawnigan Watershed.

The application has been before . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Bill Routley Challenges Environment Minister To Protect Shawnigan Watershed

Cowichan Conversations: NDP MLA Bill Routley On The Mend After A Having Heart Surgery

Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes – Political Blogger- I never met a Sockeye that I didn’t like.

Our Cowichan Valley NDP MLA is recovering from heart surgery to replace a valve that was acting up.

I doubt that he will be slowed down significantly and besides the May 14th election is still a ways off . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: NDP MLA Bill Routley On The Mend After A Having Heart Surgery

Cowichan Conversations: MLA Bill Routley Stands Up For Democracy-Calls For By-Election!

Bill Routley Cowichan NDP MLA-Wants A Democratic Byelection For School Trustees

The out of date undemocratic treatment Cowichan School Trustees faced when they dared speak of the negative impacts of cutbacks is unacceptable by any measure. It can only be addressed through a by-election says a fired up Bill Routley, Cowichan’s MLA.

He . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: MLA Bill Routley Stands Up For Democracy-Calls For By-Election!