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Cowichan Conversations: Province will accept court ruling on Shawnigan Lake contaminated soil

 

It is hard to imagine how this could take so long to decide, but at the least, the injunction has been reinstituted allowing for some relief, but without independent monitoring what is taking

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Cowichan Conversations: Will The Courts Finally Uphold the Bylaws and Protect The Shawnigan Community?

  Back in court, the cards have been played, hopefully for the last time. Here is an update from the Shawnigan Residents Association.   Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Will The Courts Finally Uphold the Bylaws and Protect The Shawnigan Community?

Cowichan Conversations: The Shawnigan ‘Dirty Dirt Nightmare’- What Will It Take?

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?

Cowichan Conversations: Politicians, Resident Protestors, Helicopters, RCMP All Out Because The BC Liberals Will Not Yank SIA’s Permit To Pollute Shawnigan

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Cowichan Conversations: Stand With Shawnigan-January 6th

From Sonia Furstenau’s Facebook page. It’s fairly obvious seeing this in person, but from the air you see the mountain of so called “clean” fill. Mt. Marty, as I like to call it, is Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Stand With Shawnigan-January 6th

Cowichan Conversations: Shawnigan Protests-Helicopter Rides To View the SIA Contaminated Landfill-Wednesday, January 6th between 9 am and 3 pm

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

Cowichan Conversations: Christy Clark Government Inaction Over Contaminated Soil Dump Threatens Shawnigan Real Estate Values

Shawnigan Residents Perseverance Remarkable While Facing Government Sanctioned Dumping In Their Watershed The BC Liberal government sanctioned attack on the Shawnigan communities watershed continues. RCMP enforcers are out in ever increasing numbers to… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Christy Clark Government Inaction Over Contaminated Soil Dump Threatens Shawnigan Real Estate Values

Cowichan Conversations: Contaminated Waste–Where Does It Go To? It Trickles Down, It Trickles Down!

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Cowichan Conversations: Fact–Water Runs Downhill- The SIA Contaminated Site Is Threatening Shawnigan Creek and Lake

Fact-Water Runs Downhill Part 2 Fact-Water Runs Downhill Part 3 . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Fact–Water Runs Downhill- The SIA Contaminated Site Is Threatening Shawnigan Creek and Lake

Cowichan Conversations: Furstenau–Every Morning the Trucks Arrive, Bringing More Soil Laden With Sulphur, Sodium, And Chlorides To Our Shawnigan Watershed.

By Sonia Furstenau-Shawnigan CVRD Director It’s raining, and I can’t sleep. I can’t sleep for all the images in my head. Images of water running off the ever-growing mountain of soil that’s coming from Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Furstenau–Every Morning the Trucks Arrive, Bringing More Soil Laden With Sulphur, Sodium, And Chlorides To Our Shawnigan Watershed.

Cowichan Conversations: Shawnigan residents deserve clean, safe water. Protest 7-9AM Near SIA Entrance-Stebbings Rd.

Shawnigan residents deserve clean, safe water.

Please join Area Director Sonia Furstenau and Green Party MLA Andrew Weaver.

Let’s stand together to protect the place we live and love.

7-9am Monday November 16th near the

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Cowichan Conversations: ISLAND HEALTH ISSUES WATER ADVISORY AFTER SUSPECTED OVERFLOW AT SIA SITE

Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes

It would appear that the greedy SIA crew are dumping every BC Government approved truckload of filthy contaminated soil that they can manage, as they have an open window following a

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Cowichan Conversations: Injunction Sought: SIA Attempt to Muzzle Shawnigan Folk Hero ‘Shemama’ Shelagh Bell Irving

 

 

SIA and ‘Shemama’ Shelagh Bell-Irving-A Study In Contrasts

 

The South Island Aggregates (SIA) outfit is a classic example of greed driven capitalists without conscience. They have little if any concern for their

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Cowichan Conversations: Protesters Blockade Contaminated Soil Site in Shawnigan Lake

Protesting Shawnigan residents show no signs of giving up or backing down over the BC Liberal government’s approval allowing South Island Aggregates (SIA) to dump 5 million tonnes of contaminated soils on their Stebbings

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Cowichan Conversations: Bill Routley questions the Minister on why SIA is open for business without having met the permit conditions.

Cowichan Conversations: Judith Lavoie on the Shawnigan Contaminated Soil Battle

This article was originally carried in Victoria’s Focus Online. It covers the issue well but misses the crucial matter of the CVRD Shawnigan land use bylaws that prohibit treating and processing materials from off site.

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Cowichan Conversations: CVRD Off To The Supreme Court To Assert Land Use Jurisdiction and Authority Over SIA Contaminated Soil Processing and Treatment

Richard Hughes- Political Blogger

The CVRD has finally resurrected their stalled BC Supreme Court action attempting to have the CVRD Shawnigan bylaws regulating land use recognized, respected and adhered to.

While this is a

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Cowichan Conversations: Shawnigan’s Challenges Demand Reform At The CVRD

Richard Hughes- Political Blogger

Sonia Furstenau was elected as Shawnigan’s CVRD Director last November. She inherited a horror show left by the former Doctor Director Bruce Fraser.

When news of South Island Aggregates (SIA)

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Cowichan Conversations: Director Furstenau faces the threat of 5 million tonnes of contaminated soil being dumped in the Shawnigan Watershed

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

Sonia Furstenau was elected as Director, November 2014 to represent the Shawnigan community at the CVRD Board Table. She was immediately immersed in the struggle to stop the importation of 5

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Cowichan Conversations: Cowichan Citizen Poll on Contaminated Site Approval Falls Short!

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

Dear Editor,

I was taken aback seeing the simplistic and cavalier manner in which your structured your latest poll.

The issue is far more complex than the cost or advisability of a potential lawsuit.

Shawnigan residents face the threat of 5 million tonnes of toxic and contaminated soils being . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Cowichan Citizen Poll on Contaminated Site Approval Falls Short!

Cowichan Conversations: MLA Bill Routley Calls On Minister Mary Polak To Protect Shawnigan From Contaminated Soils

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

Yes, it is still the ‘Dog days of Summer’ and Cowichan MLA Bill Routley is up on his feet again.

This time he is questioning Minister of Environment Mary Polak about the unconscionable notion of allowing the BC Liberal government issued ‘Draft Permit’ to be converted into a full fledged . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: MLA Bill Routley Calls On Minister Mary Polak To Protect Shawnigan From Contaminated Soils

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 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: Why Has The CVRD Failed To Protect the Shawnigan Watershed?

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

Make no mistake folks the CVRD movers and shakers have been absent in voice and action regarding the threat facing Shawnigan residents over the application to dump 5 million tons of contaminated waste on South Island Aggregates property in the Shawnigan Watershed.

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