March 2016 Media Archive

Small museum boasts big-time collection

Cowichan Valley Citizen – March 30, 2016

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Shawnigan landfill owners back in court

Vancouver Sun – March 25, 2016

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After years, railway line a dead asset

Cowichan Valley Citizen – March 24, 2016

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Proper legislation would have prevented battle

Cowichan Valley Citizen – March 24, 2016

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Who is going to clean up what’s there?

Cowichan Valley Citizen – March 24, 2016

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No faith in Mary Polak

Vancouver Province – March 24, 2016
I have been living in a bubble for years, thinking that the Environment Ministry was there to protect the environment and the resources of the people they represent. Watching recent news, that bubble has burst.
No comment is what you often hear from Environment Minister Mary Polak on issues of water safety at Shawnigan Lake and Spallumcheen, where they have had no tap water for a year. Recently, with regard to Shawnigan Lake and the residents’ win in court, we heard “the ministry said its staff will need to review the decision to fully understand its impact before providing further comment”.
More troubling was a quote on Shawnigan’s water, that “the only slightly elevated levels … only affect those things such as taste or laundry staining.” I have lost all faith in Polak’s willingness to protect the drinking water of British Columbians.
Marnie Hare, Victoria

Contaminated soil dump in Shawnigan Lake appeals court ruling

CTV-VI News – March 24, 2016

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Appeal sought in Shawnigan contaminated soil decision

CHEK-TV News – March 24, 2016

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Victoria councillors press B.C. to respect soil-dump ruling

Times-Colonist – March 24, 2016

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Questions over contaminated soil at Shawnigan Lake

CTV- VI News – March 23, 2016

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Cowichan watershed-protection community celebrates victory

Sooke Pocket News – March 23, 2016

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Court respect for CVRD bylaws promising

Cowichan Valley Citizen – March 23, 2016

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CVRD declines closer ties to soil dump site

Cowichan Valley Citizen – March 22, 2016

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Shawnigan Lake residents take their court victory to the environment minister

CHEK TV News – March 22, 2016

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We’re following court order at Shawnigan site, company says

Times-Colonist – March 22, 2016

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Visiting protesters press for water quality protection

Cowichan Valley Citizen – March 22, 2016

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Port Moody’s PCT not affected by Shawnigan court decision

Tri-City News – March 22, 2016

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Stephen Hume: Court rules against Shawnigan Lake landfill

Vancouver Sun, Ottawa Citizen – March 21, 2016

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Shawnigan Lake residents celebrate ‘big win’ on water issue

Vancouver Province – March 21, 2016

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Opinion: Shawnigan Lake soil dump shows need for legal right to clean water

Vancouver Sun – March 21, 2016

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Shawnigan Lake ruling states that contaminated soil treatment facility not permitted

Victoria Buzz – March 21, 2016

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Horgan says Shawnigan ruling vindicates community concerns

March 21, 2016

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B.C. court rules against contaminated soil facility on Vancouver Island

Globe & Mail – March 21, 2016

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Major court victory for opponents of the contaminated soil dump site near Shawnigan Lake

CHEK TV News – March 21, 2016

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‘Huge relief’ as court rules Shawnigan Lake soil dump not allowed

CBC News – March 21, 2016

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Contaminated Waste Site Inappropriate for Shawnigan Lake Watershed, B.C. Supreme Court Rules

DeSmog Canada – March 21, 2016

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Who Will Pay If Shawnigan Lake’s Drinking Water Is Contaminated?

Huffington Post – March 21, 2016

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Contaminated soil dump not permitted use

Cowichan Valley Citizen – March 21, 2016

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CVRD Watchdog: Cliff Evans

Local News Eye – March 21, 2016

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The Official Decision: Supreme Court of BC

March 21, 2016

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BC Supreme Court rules against Shawnigan Lake contaminated soil site

CHEK TV News – March 21, 2016

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Andrew Weaver: Response to BC Supreme Court Ruling on Contaminated Soil Dump at Shawnigan Lake

March 21, 2016

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Court rules contaminated soil facility in Shawnigan contravenes zoning

Times-Colonist – March 21, 2016

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‘Important moment’: Court orders halt to soil dumping at Shawnigan Lake site

CTV VI News – March 21, 2016

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Sonia Furstenau on CFAX

March 21, 2016

Sonia Furstenau writes in the Watershed Sentinel

March-April 2016

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Congratulations to CVRD and N. Cowichan

Cowichan Valley Citizen – March 18, 2016

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Damming, water extraction, climate change put B.C. rivers on endangered list

CBC – March 18, 2016

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Outdoor Recreation Council of British Columbia
2016 Endangered Rivers:Shawnigan Creek

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New bill aims to protect Shawnigan Lake

Cowicahn Valley Citizen – March 16, 2016

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Bill Routley challenges the science BC Libs rely on to support contaminating Shawnigan Lake

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MLAs can now feel Shawnigan Lake’s pain

Times-Colonist – March 12, 2016

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Astonishing that museum not seen as a regional

Cowichan Valley Citizen – March 8, 2016

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It could be your backyard next

Cowichan Valley Citizen – March 8, 2016

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Sonia Furstenau on CFAX

2:00 PM – March 8, 2016

Calvin Cook, SRA  on CFAX

March 7, 2016

Sonia Furstenau on CFAX

8:20 AM March 7, 2016

Honourable Mary Polak: Minister, MoE

7:20 AM, March 7, 2016 – CFAX

Shawnigan Lot 21 Soil Sample Results

Andrew Weaver MLA – March 6, 2016

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Shawnigan Lake residents say contentious soil dumping site operator harassing in new ways

CFAX News – March 5, 2016

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W5- CTV News – March 5, 2017

Trouble in Paradise

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Victor Malarek, W5 Senior Reporter 

CFAX – March 4, 2016

Canada AM: Trouble in paradise

March 4, 2016

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Judicial review on dirt dumping concludes

Cowichan Valley Citizen – March 4, 2016

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Anton Koschany – W-5 CTV

Talking about the upcoming W-5 episode, March 5, 2015

CFAX Radio – March 4, 2015

Shawnigan Lake contaminated soil fight under national spotlight

CFAX Radio March 4, 2016

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Raffi show champions anti-soil dump cause

Cowichan Valley Citizen – March 2, 2016

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Environment Ministry Estimates

Hansard – March 1, 2016

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Shawnigan in court:  review ends

Local News Eye – March 2, 2016

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