The Legal Fights Begin

The CVRD and the Shawnigan Residents Association have both filed petitions to fight SIA’s contaminated waste facility.

The CVRD’s case is that the Ministry of Mines and the Ministry of Environment cannot authorize a contaminated soil treatment and landfill facility that is not a permitted use of the property within the F1 – Forestry zone under the CVRD’s Zoning Bylaw.  More information available here:

The Shawnigan Residents Association has filed an application for judicial review in the British Columbia Supreme Court, seeking to have the Court set aside the March 20, 2014 decision of the Environmental Appeal Board and overturn the permit granted for a contaminated soil landfill in the Shawnigan Lake watershed.

SRA’s petition is available on the legal archive section of their website:

These are positive developments in the fight to protect our watershed, our drinking water, and our future.