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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: 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: Shawnigan Watershed Threatened While Director Fraser Fiddles

The CVRD has the authority over land use. They failed to enforce their bylaw or draw up another to protect the Shawnigan Watershed.

Word has it that the Ministry of Environment has announced that a draft approval of the SIA proposal to dump five million tonnes of contaminated soil into the Shawnigan Lake . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Shawnigan Watershed Threatened While Director Fraser Fiddles