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: 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: 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 Watershed is about to ...