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 vowed to protect the 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 political leanings ...

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 crisis instead ...

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 of Environment Room 112 – Parliament ...

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 the Ministry ...

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 yet. What ...

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 is right ...