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Cowichan Conversations: Shawnigan’s ‘Dirty Dirt Pit’ Was In Non-Compliance With Permit-Failure To Comply Could Mean Fines And Jail Time.

Originally published in the South Cowichan Echo

A soil treatment facility in Shawnigan Lake is now complying with pollution- containment conditions of its provincial permit following last week’s remedial orders from the environment

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

Richard Hughes The post was taken down as requested. There may or may not have been some inaccuracies, but the general drift was valid as far as I can determine. As far as confusion Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: BC Court of Appeal Decision – Victory for Shawnigan Lake

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 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: 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: richardhughes.ca 2015-10-22 11:39:16

 

By Peter W. Rusland

Shawnigan Lake’s historic little Catholic church has been bought by Mark Osmond, owner of the Black Swan Pub, the church’s next-door neighbour. Osmond says he bought Our Lady

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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: 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: CVRD Failed To Enforce Their Land Use Authority–Shawnigan Faces 5 Million Tonnes of Contaminated Waste

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

Here is the CVRD response to the BC Liberal governments decision to allow 5 million tonnes of contaminated soil into the Shawnigan Watershed property on Stebbings Rd.

Truth is the CVRD blew it from the outset by refusing to enforce their land use authority.

The anaemic response by then Director . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: CVRD Failed To Enforce Their Land Use Authority–Shawnigan Faces 5 Million Tonnes of Contaminated Waste

Cowichan Conversations: Shawnigan’s Discovery Elementary School Drama May Be Nearing Resolution

Don Maroc-Cowichan Conversations Contributor

Act one of the Discovery Elementary school drama of misguided, overzealous parents disrupting classroom decorum and taking advantage of school district authorities’ well-meaning efforts at accommodation has run its course.

Let school district policy makers, whether elected school trustees or a province imposed single trustee, take a lesson or . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Shawnigan’s Discovery Elementary School Drama May Be Nearing Resolution

Cowichan Conversations: Enough Cowichan Regional Nonsense

Richard Hub Hughes-Political Blogger

 

Larry Woodruff is a Shawnigan Resident with strong feelings and opinions about local governance. He has sent them along to Cowichan Conversations, Cowichan Valley Citizen and the Cowichan News Leader.

In two years no one in our political arena of the CVRD or North Cowichan wants to face . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Enough Cowichan Regional Nonsense