Public Meeting, May 31st: Invitation for community input on rezoning application

A public meeting will be held at 7 pm on May 31st at the Shawnigan Lake Community Centre to obtain community input on rezoning application 1-B-15RS.

The owners of 3170/3172 Shawnigan Lake Road have applied to amend the
zoning designation of 3170/3172 Shawnigan Lake Road to legalize an existing
non-conforming saw mill presently situated on the eastern side of the subject
property. The property is currently zoned Suburban Residential (R-2), a zone that
does not permit saw mill use.
The CVRD Board has directed that a public meeting be held to obtain community
input on the application before deciding if it should proceed to the bylaw
amendment stage.
At the public meeting, CVRD staff and the applicant will explain the land use
application. The CVRD will then facilitate a question and answer session, and
persons who deem their interests to be affected by this application will be given
an opportunity to provide comments. A summary of the proceedings will be
recorded and presented to the CVRD’s Electoral Area Services Committee. Written
submissions regarding the application may be submitted before, during, or up to
one week following the meeting by:
Fax: 250-746-2621
Mail and/or deposit at CVRD office: 175 Ingram St, Duncan BC, V9L 1N8
Please note that all correspondence submitted to the CVRD in response to this Notice
will form part of the public record and will be published in a meeting agenda that is
posted online when this matter is before the Board or a Committee of the Board.
The CVRD considers the author’s address relevant to the Board’s consideration of
this matter and will disclose this personal information. The author’s phone number
and email address is not relevant and should not be included in the correspondence
if the author does not wish this personal information disclosed. Please contact the
Planning & Development Department at 250-746-2620 or 1-800-665-3955, or the
Recording Secretary at the time of submission. For more information on disclosure,
contact the CVRD FOI Coordinator at 250-746-2507 or 1-800-665-3955.
A staff report to the CVRD’s Electoral Area Services Committee regarding the
application is available online at:
The report is also available for viewing at the CVRD office.
Rob Conway, Manager, Development Services Division, Planning & Development
Department, by telephone 250-746-2620 or by email

CVRD’s application to discharge stay dismissed

The BC Court of Appeal has dismissed CVRD’s application to have Madame Justice Kirkpatrick’s order discharged or varied.  CHH/SIRM are allowed to continue to operate until the Court of Appeal case is heard in August.

The CVRD was successful in its petition to the BC Supreme Court.  On March 21st, Justice MacKenzie declared the contaminated landfill to be a non-permitted use at the site on Stebbings Road.

The company applied for a stay of Justice MacKenzie’s injunctions, and they were granted a limited stay by Justice Kirkpatrick, which allows them to complete contracts that were in place as of March 21st.

CVRD applied to have that stay discharged or varied, but the Court of Appeal has dismissed that application, which means that the limited stay remains in place.

The stay order includes an undertaking from CHH/SIRM that they will remove any waste material imported after March 21st to the property if they are not successful in their appeals in August.

cvrd press release may 13th

Stay strong, Shawnigan.  Consider this image and remember, we’re on this journey together, and it’s not over until our watershed is protected.

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