It has been an incredibly busy number of months for residents of Shawnigan Lake.
On Monday, February 29th, the Judicial Review of the Environmental Appeal Board’s decision to uphold SIA/CHH’s permit wrapped up. After a total of 21 days of hearings, Justice Sewell assured the parties that he would deliver his decision on a stay as soon as possible, while reserving judgment on the decision to quash the permit.
We continue to wait for a decision from Justice Mackenzie on the CVRD land use case, which finished in early December.
In the meantime, the community shows no indication of relenting in its efforts to protect the water, and the future, of Shawnigan Lake.
The W5 episode on this story, “Trouble in Paradise”, will air this Saturday, March 5th. A preview is available on their website: http://www.ctvnews.ca/w5/
On Monday, March 7th, Calvin Cook will join me at my Area Director’s meeting at Shawnigan Lake Community Centre at 7 pm. Please come out for an update on what’s been happening, and an opportunity to have your questions answered.
Stay strong, Shawnigan. After Saturday night, all of Canada will know the story of our community’s long struggle to protect our watershed.