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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?

Left Over: There’s Somethin’ Happening Here…

I’ve been holding back on commenting….reality has been so overwhelming and I feel as if, for the first time since possibly the War of 1812, that the West is slowly, inexorably being pulled into another war, this time on home … Continue reading . . . → Read More: Left Over: There’s Somethin’ Happening Here…

Left Over: No Non-Polluting Victories on Victoria Day…

  Stephen Hume: Province’s secrecy puts people’s health at risk STEPHEN HUME More from Stephen Hume Published on: May 20, 2016 | Last Updated: May 20, 2016 3:25 PM   Finally, the Mayor of Vancouver, BC, Gregor Robertson is earning … Continue reading . . . → Read More: Left Over: No Non-Polluting Victories on Victoria Day…

Left Over: BC Voters: Clean Up Your Act..

B.C. Energy Minister says clean power projects aren’t the priority JUSTINE HUNTERVICTORIA — The Globe and Mail Published Monday, Feb. 29, 2016 10:21PM EST Premiers’ exclusive fundraisers violate conflict of interest rules, says Democracy Watch Charging $10,000 for exclusive access to premiers … Continue reading . . . → Read More: Left Over: BC Voters: Clean Up Your Act..

Cowichan Conversations: An Anatomy of a Water Win

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

Cowichan Conversations: Bill Routley challenges the science BC Libs rely on to support contaminating Shawnigan Lake

Cowichan NDP MLA blows holes in the BC Governments contention that Science backs their stubborn refusal to act to protect Shawnigan. (Video) . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Bill Routley challenges the science BC Libs rely on to support contaminating Shawnigan Lake

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 Lake Faces Metal Contaminants Higher Than Drinking Water Quality Guidelines

By Sonia Furstenau Last week, Ministry of Environment released two water sampling reports from their testing at the SIA/CHH site. In the Legislature, Minister Polak responded to question from MLA Bill Routley with Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Shawnigan Lake Faces Metal Contaminants Higher Than Drinking Water Quality Guidelines

Cowichan Conversations: Stand Together, Shawnigan, Stand Strong

  Shawnigan Director Sonia Furstenau Dear Shawnigan A few nights ago I posted on Facebook about the weariness that we all feel – the weariness that comes from having to fight so hard and Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Stand Together, Shawnigan, Stand Strong

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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