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 dumped by South Island ...

Cowichan Conversations: CVRD Bylaws Will Not Protect the Shawnigan Watershed! So Bring In A New One!

The CVRD has the authority over land use. Will they draw up a bylaw that protects the Shawnigan Watershed, or not?   The Assistand Deputy Minister of Environment Jim Standiford has written what appears to be a form letter to those who inquire South Island Aggregates (SIA) application to dump 5 million tons of contaminated ...

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. Yes I know they went through the motions, which I ...