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Cowichan Conversations: Contamination Worries Heighten in Shawnigan Lake-Many Candidates Seek Nod As Next Cowichan MLA

This is the BC Liberals legacy of incompetence and indifference. It will be a focal point in the upcoming election with an interesting lineup of candidates offering to be the next MLA, the MLA who

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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 Chill In Shawnigan Lake Heats Up-SLAPP Suits Alleged

Libel Chill has been a part of the arsenal corporations have used for years to stifle debate, discussion and criticism of controversial matters of conflict. Of course from their view, it is to protect themselves Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The Chill In Shawnigan Lake Heats Up-SLAPP Suits Alleged

Cowichan Conversations: Lehanna Green-Justice Kirpatrick Upholds Justice Mackenzie’s decision On Shawnigan

  I understand that there was some Shawnigan blowback following previous posts and reports from Lehanna Green’s blog-Stop dumping contaminated soil in Shawnigan lake. In case there remains confusion or concern perhaps her latest Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Lehanna Green-Justice Kirpatrick Upholds Justice Mackenzie’s decision On Shawnigan

Cowichan Conversations: CVRD Back In Court Over Seeking To Overturn SIA’s Ability To Dump Contaminated Soil

The continuing saga over the disputed shipments of contaminated soil to South Island Aggregates Shawnigan Watershed location continued in Vancouver court action Monday. Lehanna Green an ardent opponent of the contaminated dumping travelled to Vancouver… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: CVRD Back In Court Over Seeking To Overturn SIA’s Ability To Dump Contaminated Soil

Cowichan Conversations: Most CVRD Directors Have Abdicated Their Responsibilities Over LNG Project Planned For South Cowichan

What a great time of year if you live on Vancouver Island, a time that has many of us are gardening up a storm. Potatoes in, check. Tomatoes in check. Lettuce, onions, tomatillos, peppers and Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Most CVRD Directors Have Abdicated Their Responsibilities Over LNG Project Planned For South Cowichan

Cowichan Conversations: BC Court of Appeal Decision – Victory for Shawnigan Lake

  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

Cowichan Conversations: The BC Greens Looking For A Leg Up Over The Shawnigan ‘Dirty Dirt Fiasco’- BC Liberals Delighted.

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.

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: CVRD Senior Staff Creating Chaotic Dysfunction Over Decision To Oppose LNG In Cowichan

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

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: 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 Mother Assaulted By Truck Driver At SIA’s Contaminated Soil Dump Site!

Protecting your water supply is an absolutely defensible act. The BC Liberal government has refused to do so leaving beleaguered Shawnigan residents to protest. They have been partially blocking and protesting at the SIA site Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Shawnigan Mother Assaulted By Truck Driver At SIA’s Contaminated Soil Dump Site!

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: NDP Leader John Horgan Demands That The Environment Minister Suspend SIA Operations Until Court Cases Can Be Heard

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: Steelhead LNG-Malahat Nation Plans Proceed While The Chief Michael Harry And Council Have Resigned!

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

We may be in the throes of a Federal Election and trying to enjoy the last few weeks of summer but the Steelhead LNG-Malahat Nation proposal to establish a floating LNG

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