Shawnigan Stands Together for its Future

At the community meeting held on March 23, close to 300 residents came out to get informed about the serious threat to our watershed and get involved in saving it. As Sean Hern eloquently said, change is possible, but you have to fight hard to make it happen.

Add your voice – go to the Save Shawnigan Water page on this website (https://soniafurstenau.ca/save-shawnigan-water/) and write letters to the Premier, the Minister of Environment, and the rest of the provincial cabinet.

Chek news coverage of the meeting: http://www.cheknews.ca/minister-wont-intervene-in-soil-dump-dispute/

 

Environmental Appeal Board upholds SIA permit

I am devastated by the news that the Environmental Appeal Board has upheld the permit to allow 5 million tonnes of contaminated soil in our watershed.

We cannot give up on this fight – it is a fight for the future of our community.

Here is a link to the EAB’s decision:  http://www.eab.gov.bc.ca/2015ALLDECList.htm

You can write to Premier Christy Clark:  premier@gov.bc.ca

CC John Horgan and Bill Routley:  john.horgan.mla@leg.bc.ca and bill.routley.mla@leg.bc.ca

Letters to the editor can be sent to Times-Colonist:  letters@timescolonist.com or to the Cowihcan Valley Citizen: news@cowichanvalleycitizen.com

The 147-page decision can be read here:  http://www.eab.gov.bc.ca/2015ALLDECList.htm

My article on the background of this story is on the One Cowichan site: http://www.onecowichan.ca/update_on_shawnigan