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 Read more…

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

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Cowichan Conversations: Shawnigan’s Fight Against Contaminated Soil“ This is Crazy!”

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger Shawnigan resident Sonia Furstenau has been following the South Island Aggregates (SIA) efforts to import 5 million tonnes of contaminated soils to their Stebbings Road property in the Shawnigan Watershed from the outset. She attended the Ministry of Environment-Environmental Appeal Board hearings and has written this account of the hearings, making them ...

Cowichan Conversations: One More Kick at the Can For Shawnigan Watershed Supporters To Stop Contaminated Waste Dump

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger The severity of the threat facing the Shawnigan Watershed from receiving 500 Tonnes of contaminated soil has been enough for the BC Environmental Appeal Board to allow for a ‘Public Hearing’ in spring 2014. The Cowichan Citizen’s Sarah Simpson filed this report on this long running battle. South Island Aggregates (SIA) had ...

Cowichan Conversations: Citizen and News Leader Editorials Worth A Look!

Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes- Political Blogger   Citizen Editorial cites Canada’s shameful and embarrassing withdrawal from UN Convention to counter the impacts of droughts. The Cowichan News Leader recognizes that it is politics that will determine the direction of the ‘Dirty Dirt’ threat in Shawnigan.

Cowichan Conversations: Dear Environment Minister Lake- A Letter From Larry Gollner

South Cowichan are residents facing an unfathomable threat to their Shawnigan Watershed, drinking Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes- Political Blogger water, creek and Shawnigan Lake. They have been organizing resistance to this madness and they are doing it from many different perspectives. Residents are responding to this cynically timed decision to issue a ‘Draft Permit’ to SIA ...

Cowichan Conversations: The CVRD Must Stop Contaminated Waste Being Dumped In Our Watershed! Will They?

Uncovered, unattended & abandoned! Richard Hughes Poitical Blogger Is it possible for this group of CVRD politicians to actually get it right for a change? The community has once again had to organize  in efforts to wake this sleepy crew from sleepwalking through yet another debacle. Are they actually trying to protect the communities Shawnigan Watershed, ...