December 2015 – Media Archive

Year in review:  Fight against contaminated soil continued

Cowichan Valley Citizen – December 30, 2015

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Contaminated soil protest continued in Shawnigan Lake

CHEK-TV News – December 23, 2015

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What is the plan should something go wrong at Shawnigan?

Cowichan Valley Citizen

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Compromised lake argument misleading

Cowichan Valley Citizen – December 23, 2015

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Nine arrested at Shawnigan protest site

CHEK TV News – December 22, 2015

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Nine arrested, released at Shawnigan Lake soil landfill protest

Times-Colonist – December 22, 2015

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Dozens of protesters march on Shawnigan Lake soil dump

CTV News – December 22, 2015

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Shawnigan, Sooke watersheds are different

Times-Colonist – December 22, 2015

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Why is Shawnigan watershed any different?

Times-Colonist – December 20, 2015

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New Malahat Chief voices new stance for First Nation on SIA

Cowichan Valley News – December 18, 2015

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Shawnigan surveillance on the trail

Local News Eye Cowichan – December 17, 2015

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Sewage at Shawnigan Lake – fact or fiction?

Cowichan Valley Citizen – December 17, 2015

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Write to everyone to prevent Shawnigan ghost town

Cowichan Valley Citizen – December 15, 2015

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Excavator joyride causes $25K in damages at worksite

Cowichan Valley Citizen – December 16, 2015

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Shawnigan acquires mountain for park

Cowichan Valley Citizen

December 16, 2015

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No evidence of cyberattack on MLA websites: province

CTV News – December 15, 2015

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Hacker Group Anonymous Warns Province, Comopanies inovlved with SIA site

My Cowichan Valley Now – December 15, 2015

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Hacktivist group Anonymous steps into fight over Shawnigan Lake soil dump

CHEK-TV – December 14, 2015

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updated link – December 15, 2015

Trucking of toxic soils adds to emissions

Ian Ritchie – Times-Colonist – December 13, 2015

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Check out Shawnigan Lake sewage facts

Grant Treloar – Times Colonist December 12, 2015

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Protests continue in Shawnigan Lake over dumping of contaminated soil

Alyse Kotyk – rabble.ca

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Group campaigning to salvage 1893 Malahat School Building

Cowichan Valley Citizen – December 11, 2015

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Malahat First Nation may rethink backing for landfill near Shawnigan Lake

Times-Colonist – December 11, 2015

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Ministry abdicates its responsibility to Shawnigan Lake residents

Andrew Weaver, MLA, Green Party Leader  – December 10, 2015

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Sewage a bigger problem than soil dumping/Septic systems also a big water issue

Doug Prenevost, Times-Colonist, Cowichan Valley Citizen – December 10, 2015

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Malahat First Nation questions Minister Polak on Science

Shawigan Residents Association – December 10, 2015

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People of Shawnigan Lake have their own mountain

Times-Colonist December 10, 2015

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Malahat nation demands independent review process of the science behind SIA contaminated soil permit

December 9, 2015

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Soiled in Shawnigan Lake

Local News Eye Cowichan – November 30, 2015

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Where does it go?

A video by Catherine Wallace

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Call to Action:  December 8, 2015

Sonia Furstenau’s Blog

Call to Action Dec 8, 2015

Something stinks

Even though it has identified seven permit infractions, B.C.’s Ministry of the Environment is still allowing South Islands Aggregates/South Island Resource Management to continue to accept contaminated soil at its dump at Shawnigan Lake.

This also means the continuation of the daily convoy of dozens of sulphur-laden tandem truck loads along the Trans-Canada Highway from Nanaimo to Shawnigan Lake.

It also means the continued string of barges that will bring in poisonous soil from Port Moody’s Pacific Coast Terminal dredging to Nanaimo’s harbour and community.

Something smells rotten and it’s just not at the dump site.

Grant Treloar, Shawnigan Lake

Province Newspaper – December 8, 2015

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Shawnigan Lake residents protest dumping of Port Moody soil

The Tri-City News – December 8, 2015

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Updated Information from the Ministry of Environment about SIA

December 7, 2015

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Baldy Mt is now Shawnigan’s park, to be protected forever.

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Calvin Cook President of SRA with an update on the Shawnigan contaminated soil dump

December 2, 2 015

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Environment Ministry “satisfied” with Shawnigan soil dump

Times-Colonist – December 6, 2015

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Bill Routley, MLA on CFAX

December 2, 2015

Ministry of Environment green lights contaminated soil dump at Shawnigan Lake

CHEK TV News- December 4, 2015

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6 minute segment of a Dec 1 City of Port Moody, Committee of the Whole meeting.  Pacific Coast Terminals is giving a presentation to about their terminal expansion project.  Councillor Zoë Royer asks the PCT VP about the contaminated material being shipped to Shawnigan.

The complete 60 minute recording is at http://portmoodybc.swagit.com/play/12012015-1338 (Item 2 on the agenda)

Unanswered questions sent to the Ministry of Environment about SIA non-compliance and the response to CVRD and SIA(Cobble Hill Holdings)

unanswered questions nov 26 2015 – Questions sent to the Ministry of Environment from Sonia Furstenau about non-compliance and permit violations by SIA/SIRM (November 26, 2015)

2015-12-03 105809 Storm Water Management Assessment and Water Quality Testing ltr to CVRD – MoE response to CVRD about Thurber and Madrone Reports

dec 3 letter to m&m – Ministry of Environment direction to Cobble Hill Holdings – December 3, 2015

Combined SF and MoE resp Dec 3The above three documents combined

Sonia Furstenau on CFAX radio

December 2, 2015

Andrew Weaver on CFAX radio

December 2, 2015

Thurber and Madrone reports to CVRD re SIA

December 1, 2015

Thurber Report to CVRD December 1, 2015

Madrone report to CVRD December 1, 2015

Combined Report to CVRD Dec 1, 2015

Green MLA calls for shutdown of Shawnigan soil landfill

Times-Colonist – December 2, 2015

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Contentious soil treatment site back in the cross hairs

CFAX News – December 1, 2015

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Operator gives inside look at soil dump

CTV Vancouver Island News – December 1, 2015

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