Kevin Wallgrove In march we won and the zoning was upheld by the courts, as a result injunctions were issued shutting down the contaminated soil side of the operation. Shortly thereafter the dirt company filed Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The Angst Over The Recent CVRD-SIA Court Decision Is Manufactured. The CVRD Won!
Here is an excellent post from Lehanna Green’s blog–Stop Dumping Contaminated Soil in Shawnigan lake Submitted by Lehanna Green, April 22nd, 2016 ‘I read the news today, oh boy.’ – Lennon/McCartney Headlines like Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: BC Court of Appeal Decision – Victory for Shawnigan Lake
Originally published in the Duncan Free Press. Peter Rusland The CVRD board’s recent decision to hire a new economic-development manager should now be followed by surgical precision and thought. Especially since five of 15 Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: CVRD Director’s Decide To Take Another Kick At Driving Economic Development
Yes, the BC Supreme Court upholding the CVRD’s oft ignored land use bylaw was a win. But what is this? More legal manouvering by SIA/CHH? More costs, distractions and foot dragging. Let this be a Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Cross Appeal Filed on CVRD vs Cobble Hill Holdings/South Island Aggregates
Leanna Green attended the South Island Aggreggates (SIA)-Cobble Hill Holdings (CHH) BC Supreme Court Appeal proceedings in Victoria yesterday along with 30 or more Shawnigan residents opposed to dumping contaminate soil in the Shawnigan Watershed. Read… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: A Business Knowingly Built On Shaky Ground
Georgia Collins As someone who has been active on the Save Shawnigan Water issue from the day it became public in 2012, I have an incredibly intimate connection with this torrid contaminated soil affair. Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Georgia Collins: “Waterproofing Our Win” — The Shawnigan Struggle
Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes There has for years been the illusion that the Greens, BC flavour or federal are somehow left, sorta like the NDP with a green tinge. The common ground is that neither Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The BC Greens Looking For A Leg Up Over The Shawnigan ‘Dirty Dirt Fiasco’- BC Liberals Delighted.
Dara Quast On March 21, 2016, a Supreme Court ruling confirmed the Cowichan Valley’s Regional District’s authority regarding permitted land use. Contaminated soil will cease to be dumped into the community watershed that provides Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: An Anatomy of a Water Win
Still awaiting details but the BC Supreme Court has recognized the supremacy of the CVRD bylaws that prohibited the SIA from hauling in a projected 5 million tonnes of contaminated soils and dumping them in Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: CVRD Wins In Court-Bylaw Upheld-SIA Must Shut Down Their Contaminated Chaos In Shawnigan’s Watershed
Longtime CVRD Director Loren Duncan served Glenora-Sahtlam-Cowichan Station for a hundred years, more or less. He offered his take on the trials and tribulations of Cowichan Bay’s CVRD Director Lori Iannidinardo. He sees her as Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Time For A Shakeup At The CVRD
In a strange and unusual twist the Steelhead LNG/Malahat Nation lawyers sent a missive to the CVRD Board essentially telling them to walkaway, stand down, and not to participate in any further involvement in any Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: CVRD Director Iannidinardo’s Lawyer Jack Woodward QC Mocks Steelhead LNG Lawyers Irrational Demands
Don Maroc Residents in the southend of the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) continue their strong push-back against development they didn’t ask for and definitely don’t want in their area. Most people in the Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The South Cowichan OCP Prohibits LNG Facilities In Bamberton–Senior Staff Should Read The Plan
The newly implanted CVRD CAO Brian Carruthers probably thought he finally arrived when his shop received correspondence from the infamous Howe Street, the Vancouver equivalent to Toronto’s Bay Street and New York’s Wall Street. But Read mor… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Steelhead LNG’s Howe Street Executive Demands Surreal Surrender By CVRD Elected Officials
Damien Gillis has stepped up and posted this article in the Commonsense Canadian. Our Cowichan Valley challenge to turn back the slick promoters from Steelhead LNG who want to build a massive floating LNG facility Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Politicians Shouldn’t Be Cowed Into Keeping Mum on Saanich LNG Project, Says Eminent Lawyer
Wednesday’s March 9th CVRD Meeting could be a memorable one with heightened interest in the Bamberton LNG Export Facilities being touted for our region, a topic that will be addressed. The controversial Steelhead LNG-Malahat Nation Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Big Meeting At The CVRD Wednesday 6:30PM – Delegation To Speak About Possible Steelhead LNG Facility For Bamberton
The latest edition of the South Cowichan Echo is out. Another Peter Rusland article is also available right here at Cowichan Conversations. This Rusland piece demands a response. I had a pithy preamble ready but Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: CVRD Leaning Towards Hiring A New Cowichan Economic Development Manager
Peter Rusland’s story on the Bamberton LNG contoversy was originally published in the South Cowichan Echo. Peter Rusland Unanimous opposition by Cowichan’s regional directors to Steelhead LNG’s proposed floating facility off Bamberton is caus… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: CVRD Senior Staff Hire Lawyer To Impede Independent Cowichan Bay Director Lori Iannidinardo
Last Wednesday’s unanimous endorsement of the motion opposing LNG facilities from establishing anywhere in the CVRD was a high point seldom reached by the elected folks at the CVRD Board Tables. Understand however that the Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: CVRD Senior Staff Creating Chaotic Dysfunction Over Decision To Oppose LNG In Cowichan
The CVRD Board of Directors passed this motion at their Board Meeting tonight. ‘That the CVRD contact Steelhead LNG to inform them that the Regional District is opposed to an LNG facility at Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The CVRD Politicians Passed A Motion Unanimously Opposing Steelhead LNG’s Proposal
There has never been anything about the dumping of 5 million tonnes of contaminated soil into the Shawnigan Watershed that is supportable. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Will the Trudeau’s Federal Liberals step in and Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The Shawnigan ‘Dirty Dirt Nightmare’- What Will It Take?
Video produced by Boon Collins and Thomas Shandel for the Cowichan Estuary Restoration and Conservation Association Thomas Shandel Moderator . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: CERCA Bridge and Log Removal Project
Here is a strongly worded post from Duncan councillor, Sharon Jackson, one of the longest serving politicians in the Cowichan Valley. I have been elected about a thousand times probably because I have strong opinions Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: What are your elected representatives there for anyway?
It looks as if the CVRD, and some of our politicians, are rolling over again. This time we face a proposed LNG facility in Saanich Inlet and unelected Planning Manager Ross Blackwell has reportedly been Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: CVRD Directors Must Stand Up And Represent The Residents Who They Are Elected To Serve
On Wednesday, January 6th between 9 am and 3 pm, the #SaveShawniganWater Community Action Group has arranged to provide aerial tours by helicopter from Shawnigan Village to the south end of Shawnigan Lake. Politicians Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Shawnigan Protests-Helicopter Rides To View the SIA Contaminated Landfill-Wednesday, January 6th between 9 am and 3 pm