Media

Contaminated soil must go, says Shawnigan Residents Association

Cowichan Valley Citizen – March 31, 2017

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Setting the record straight on soil fight

Cowichan Lake Gazette – March 29, 2017

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Sonia Furstenau on CBC Radio

February 27, 2017

Sonia Furstenau on CFAX Radio

February 24, 2017

Media coverage of Pulled Permit

February 23, 2017

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Cowichan Valley Citizen

CBC

CTV

Times-Colonist

Globe and Mail

The Tyee

Ministry of Enviroment revokes SIA Permit

February 23, 2017

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Sonia Furstenau on CBC Radio

January 30, 2017

Environment Minister Suspends Permit for Leaky Landfill in Shawnigan Lake

The Tyee  January 28, 2017

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Minister of Environment Suspends SIA Permit

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Water Below Shawnigan Lake Landfill Exceeded Heavy Metal Guidelines

The Tyee  January 26, 2017

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Court ruling halts contaminated soil dumping in Shawnigan Lake

CBC News  January 24, 2017

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Approval for Shawnigan Lake Dump Tainted by ‘False and Misleading’ Information

The Tyee  January 24, 2017

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Canada’s Supreme Court asked to Rule on Contaminated Landfill Site

Hazmat Management – January 12, 2017

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Sonia Fusteanu on CBC Radio

January 6, 2017

Supreme Court of Canada asked to rule on Shawnigan Lake Contaminated soil fill site

CHEK TV News – January 5, 2016

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Sonia Furstenau on CBC Radio

December 21, 2016

Mary Polak on CFAX Radio

November 14, 2016

Sonia Furstenau on CFAX radio

November 11, 2016

Minister threatens to cancel permit for Shawnigan quarry

Times-Colonist – November 11, 2016

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Sonia Furstenau on CFAX Radio

November 11, 2016

B.C. Court of Appeal finds in favour of Shawnigan contaminated soil site owners

Cowichan Valley Citizen – November 4, 2016

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Shawnigan Lake soil dumping to resume after court ruling overturned

Times-Colonist – November 3, 2016

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B.C. Green Party leader calls on environment minister to resign

CBC News – October 27, 2016

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Contamination Worries Heighten in Shawnigan Lake

The Tyee – October 28, 2016

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Contaminated soil-dump breach was avoidable

Times-Colonist – October 20, 2016

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 Contaminant barriers don’t inspire confidence

Times-Colonist – October 20, 2016

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Pollution prevention order issued against Shawnigan contaminated soil site

CHEK TV News – October 13, 2016

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Shawnigan soil dump warned after untreated water leaks from property

CTV News – October 13, 2016

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Pollution risks found at quarry site near Shawnigan

Times-Colonist – October 13, 2016

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Pollution Prevention Order to CHH

October 12, 2016

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Harbour Costs will continue to rise

Times-Colonist – September 28, 2016

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SIA hearing ends without decision

Cowichan Valley Citizen – August 24,  2 016

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Shawnigan Lake soil dump back in court with appeal

Cowichan Valley Citizen – August 17, 2016

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Sonia Furstenau on CFAX Radio

August 16, 2016

Controversial Cowichan soil dump faces compliance deadline

Vancouver Sun – July 10, 2016

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Shawnigan Lake opponents stand their ground

Local news eye – July 8, 2016

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Shawnigan soil dump revisited

Local news eye – July 8, 2016

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New concerns about leaks at contaminated soil site in Shawnigan Lake

Cowichan Valley Citizen – July 8, 2016

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Shawnigan Lake rallies against protest site

CTV News – July 7, 2016

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Dozens gather at Shawnigan Lake soil protest

CHEK TV News – July 7, 2016

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B.C. issues warning for Shawnigan Lake soil dump site

CBC News – July 7, 2016

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Shawnigan residents hold demonstration regarding landfill site

Times-Colonist – July 7, 2016

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Sonia Furstenau on CFAX radio

July 7, 2016

Letter to Cobble Hill Holding re: Water Management

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Warning Letter to Cobble Hill Holdings from Ministry of Environment

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Public Meeting

Tuesday, May 31 @ 7 PM – Shawnigan Lake Community Centre

The owners of 3170/3172 Shawnigan Lake Road have applied to amend the zoning designation of 170/3172 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.

Public Meeting

Creating links: $1.8M new piece to Cowichan Valley/Trans Canada Trail

Cowichan Valley Citizen – May 20, 2016

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Shawnigan Lake Area director under fire from soil dump owners

Cowichan Valley Citizen – May 18, 2016

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Dumping can continue, appeal court rules

Cowichan Valley Citizen – May 18, 2016

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Court upholds limited use of Shawnigan Lake soil dump

Times-Colonist – May 13, 2016

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Residents upset after application to stop Shawnigan dumping dismissed

CHEK TV News – May 13, 2016

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Sonia Furstenau on CFAX

May 13, 2016

Sonia Furstenau on CFAX

May 10, 2016

The chill in Shawnigan Lake

Focus Online

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Strength in numbers: residents fight officialdom

Cowichan Valley Citizen – May 6, 2016

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Soil protesters take fight to federal office

Cowichan Valley Citizen – May 4, 2016

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CVRD files appeal to halt dumping in Shawnigan

Cowichan Valley Citizen – May 4, 2016

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Sonia on CFAX

April 28, 2016

Shawnigan protesters greet defence minister as HMCS Edmonton, Saskatoon come home

CHEK – TV – April 29, 2016

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Victoria chapter calls on defence minister to help protect Shawnigan Lake drinking water

The Council of Canadians – April 29, 2016

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CVRD wants decision allowing some dumping at Shawnigan site set aside

Times-Colonist – April 29, 2016

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CVRD Seeks to Discharge or Vary the Order of BC Court of Appeal

CVRD Seeks to Discharge or Vary the Order of BC Court of Appeal

BC Court of Appeal Decision – Victoria for Shawnigan Lake

Lehanna Green, April 22nd, 2016

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Ban on contaminated soil site near Shawnigan partially lifted

Times-Colonist – April 15, 2015

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Contaminated soil dumping to resume in Shawnigan Lake

CBC News – April 15, 2016

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Kirpatrick Decision to allow more dumping – Apr 15 2015

Shawnigan Lake soil fight not over yet as judge rules dumping can resume

CTV News – April 15, 2016

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MLA Bill Routley clarifying the Shawnigan Soil Issue

April 9, 2016

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Cross Appeal Filed on CVRD vs Cobble Hill Holdings/South Island Aggregates

April 7, 2016

CVRD News Release Cross Appeal April 7, 2016

A business knowingly built on shakey ground…

Lehanna Green – April 7, 2016

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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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Stephen Hume: Soil remediation site manager defends contentious landfill

Vancouver Sun – February 25, 2016

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Will Shawnigan turn into Flint, Mich. with water woes?

Cowichan Valley Citizen – February 25, 2016

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Eagerly Awaiting the Results of Lot 21 Soil Samples

Andrew Weaver MLA Report – February 23, 2016

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Shawnigan court update: fairness and Lot 21

Local News Eye – February 20, 2016

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Green Party’s Andrew Weaver Testing Soil From Lot 21

CFAX – February 20, 2016

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Problematic when province ignores the locals

Cowichan Valley Citizen Editorial – February 19, 2016

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When will we ever learn?

Cowichan Valley Citizen – February 19, 2016

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LNG a ‘giant experiment’ Valley crowd told

Cowichan Valley Citizen – February 19, 2016

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British Columbia Government takes over Controversial Soil Dump

Hazmat – February 18, 2016

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Don’t dump toxic soil near a water supply

Times-Colonist – February 19, 2016

Re: “Landfill battle takes a toll in Shawnigan,” Feb. 14.
If we must move contaminated soil from one spot to another, why is a location near a source of drinking water the only place we have to put it?
It’s shocking and outrageous that this situation would ever even arise. Whether you live in Shawnigan or not, this is our water!
The people of Shawnigan should never have had to fight to protect a water supply and should be reimbursed the money they had to raise, but it probably can’t make up for the distress.
Aren’t we supposed to be trying to clean up our act? Accidents happen, but this dumping of contaminated soil is deliberate.
Bottom line: You don’t put toxic material near sources of drinking water. Perhaps the technical experts and Environment Minister Mary Polak should come live in Shawnigan to prove their claims that there’s no chance of an “oops” down the line.
Lil Command
Mill Bay

Shawnigan dumping has long term ramifications

Times-Colonist – February 17, 2016

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MLA calls for drilling and testing on Shawnigan Lake’s “Lot 21”

CFAX Radio – February 17, 2016

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Andrew Weaver on CFAX

February 17, 2016

SaveShawniganWater

a video by Justin Kohse

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Contentious Shawnigan property forfeited to Crown

CHEK-TV News – February 15, 2015

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Bill Routley questions Enviro minister about drinking water protection Shawnigan

February 15, 2016

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John Horgan seeks answers about the contaminated sites in Shawnigan Lake area

February 15, 2015

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Sonia Furstenau on CFAX Radio

February 16, 2016

Shawnigan Lake: Questions Keep Mounting

Andrew Weaver – February 15, 2015

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When will we ever learn?

Times-Colonist – February 13, 2016

I am reminded of the words of a song from the 1960s, Where Have All the Flowers Gone, with the refrain “When will we ever learn, When will we ever learn.” This pretty much describes the situation at Shawnigan Lake.

A couple of years ago, we moved here from the Fanny Bay area. There, for more than five years, a group of courageous residents dealt with the threat of a coal mine uphill from a local drinking water source and world-famous Fanny Bay Oysters. Fortunately, the proponent, Compliance Coal, pulled its application.

No thanks to the provincial government, but mostly due to public outcry. The threat could return at any time. There is virtually no protection of drinking water in B.C.

This flagrant disregard for protection of drinking water must change. It must not be continually left up to concerned citizens’ groups to do what is fundamentally the responsibility of governments.

It is not as though protection is some kind of “rocket science.” Any Grade 3 student can assure you “water runs downhill” and that it is a good solvent; what are “mud pies” made of? So why on earth would we allow toxic waste material to be dumped upstream from a drinking water source? It is ridiculous.

Come on, folks, let’s all do our part. Persuade the government to pull the company’s permit and stop further dumping before something really bad happens.

Terry Avery

Mill Bay

Three dismissed as Malahat reviews corporate arm

Cowichan Valley Citizen – February 12, 2016

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Judicial review of dirty dirt permit next week

Cowichan Valley Citizen – February 12, 2016

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To Dance In The Shadows Of The Law’s Ambiguities

South Cowichan Echo – Bernhard H.J. Juurlink

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It’s not just water that’s poisoning our kids; it’s also our collapsing democracy

The Guardian – February 8, 2016

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Neighbourhood in despair over illegal trash dumping

Cowichan Valley Citizen – February 5, 2016

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Stephen Hume: Tests trigger alarm over contamination

Vancouver Sun – February 4, 2016

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Standoff at Polak Springs

Focus Online – February 2016

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Save Shawnigan Lake

January 31, 2016

Concern doesn’t ring true

Cowichan Valley Citizen – January 29, 2016

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Port Moody may ask Port Metro for contaminant info related to Shawnigan dump site

Tri-City News – January 28, 2016

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School Provincial minister on portfolio – contaminated soil

Cowichan Valley Citizen – January 27, 2016

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Environment minister says no incidents of concern at Shawnigan Lake

CKNW News – January 22, 2016

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Worried residents head to court over drinking water concerns in Shawnigan Lake

Globe and Mail – January 22, 2016

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Malahat First Nation backs stay of Shawnigan soil-dump permit

Times-Colonist – January 22, 2016

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Hope vandalism will give them pause at soil dump

Cowichan Valley Citizen – January 22, 2016

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SIA and Ministry of Environment don’t care

Cowichan Valley Citizen – January 22, 2016

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Shawnigan in court: fraud unravels all

Local News Eye – January 19, 2016

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Malahat Nation applies to support Shawnigan residents in court battle

CFAX Radio – January 21, 2016

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The Fight for Shawnigan Lake

DeSmog Canada

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BC Town Alleges Fraud Led to Toxic Dump Site Near Their Water Source

Julie Chadwick – vice.com – January 21, 2016

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Shawnigan group appealing assessments

Cowichan Valley Citizen – January 20, 2016

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Sooke Lake reservoir is at risk from contaminated soil dump

Goldstream Gazette – January 15, 2016

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Victoria Council steps into Shawnigan Lake soil-dumping controversy

Times-Colonist – January 17, 2016

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9 More Scandals of Christy Clark (Shawnigan Lake is #4)

Huffington Post – January 15, 2016

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Victoria city council votes in Shawnigan Lake contaminated soil dump issue

CHEK TV News – January 15, 2016

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Sonia Furstenau addresses Victoria City Council

January 14, 2016

Victoria passes motion asking B.C. to pull soil dump permit

CTV VI News – January 15, 2016

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Save Shawnigan Water Community Action Group Response to Recent Statements by Todd Mizuik of South Island Resource Management

Shawnigan Residents Association – January 15, 2016

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Response to Mizuik Statements Jan 14 2016 (pdf form includes email from Matt Pye to Todd Mizuik)

Shawnigan residents the real victims

Cowichan Valley Citizen – January 15, 2016

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Could the Fundamental ‘Right to a Healthy Environment’ Be a Gamechanger for Community-Led Battles like Shawnigan Lake?

DesmogCanada – January 14, 2016

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Opponents of Shawnigan Lake contaminated soil dump spreading fear, operator says

CBC News – January 14, 2016

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Shawnigan Lake Protest

Shaw TV – January 8, 2016

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Owner of contaminated soil dump site drinks treated water

CHEK-TV News – January 13, 2016

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A look into the future for Shawnigan

Cowichan Valley Citizen – January 13, 2016

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Vandals dump unknown liquid at disputed site

Cowichan Valley Citizen – January 13, 2016

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Quaders ripping up soccer pitch in Shawnigan

Cowichan Valley Citizen – January 13, 2016

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Be mindful of how you go about your protest

Cowichan Valley Citizen – January 13, 2016

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“We’re a Community in Unrest”: Shawnigan Lake Asks B.C. to Halt Contaminated Waste Disposal While Judicial Review Underway

DesmogCanada – January 12, 2016

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B.C. officials should drink Shawnigan water if it’s so safe

Vancouver Province – January 12, 2016

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SIRM at Port Moody Council Meeting

January 12, 2016 – Questioning begins at 27:00

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Sonia Furstenau on CFAX Radio

January 12, 2016

Sonia Furstenau on CBC Radio

January 11, 2016

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Groundtruthing from the air

Island Tides – Vol 28 No 1 – Jan 14-27, 2016

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More Samples, More Questions, More Concerns: Enough is Enough

Andrew Weaver – January 10, 2016

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Shawnigan Lake residents fight to shut down landfill they fear will contaminate their drinking water

Vancouver Province – January 10, 2016

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Okay, This Raffi Song about Shawnigan Lake Is Pretty Catchy

The Tyee – January 8, 2016

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Soil-dumping threatens Sooke Lake,  too

Times-Colonist – January 10, 2015

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Environmental review process failing citizens

Times-Colonist – January 9, 2016

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Sonia on CFAX Radio

January 8, 2016

Shawnigan Lake Community hosts media tour to shed light on SIA

My Cowichan Valley Now – January 6, 2016

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Victoria city councillor wades into Shawnigan Lake water fight

CTV News – January 8, 2016

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Media, politicians flock to disputed soil site

Cowichan Valley Citizen – January 7, 2016

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Does right to clean water apply in Shawnigan?

Cowichan Valley Citizen – January 7, 2016

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Shawnigan Lake on APTN National News

January 7, 2016 – begins at 3:50  mark

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SRA Acknowledges & Supports Chief William Seymour and Cowichan Tribes Council

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Ralley decries Shawnigan Lake contaminated -soil landfill

Times-Colonist – January 7, 2016

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Shawnigan Lake residents claim industry is threatening their health

Global TV News – January 6, 2016

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Shawnigan Lake soil dumping protests attract hundreds on Vancouver Island

CBC News – January 6, 2016

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Dispute heating up over soil disposal facility near B.C.’s Shawnigan Lake

Globe & Mail – January 6, 2016

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The Year Ahead:  Dirty dirt fight to continue in new year

Cowichan Valley Citizen – January 6, 2016

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Hundreds protest Shawnigan Lake contaminated soil site, and politicians take helicopter tour of watershed

CHEK TV News – January 6, 2016

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The Year Ahead: MLA will continue to fight for accountability in 2016

Cowichan Valley Citizen – January 6, 2016

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BC Greens leader wants Shawnigan Lake landfill shut down, investigated

CKNW News – January 6, 2016

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Helicopters, filthy bottled water mark biggest protest yet at B.C. soil dump

CTV News – January 6, 2016

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Raffi Sings for Shawnigan Lake

Georgia Straight – January 3 2016

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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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Andrew Weaver:  “Operations should immediately cease at Shawnigan soil treatment site.”

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Protesters show up at SIA site in big numbers after one is assaulted by truck driver

CHEK TV News – November 30, 2015

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Protester roughed up on camera at toxic B.C. soil dump

Vancouver Island CTV News – November 27, 2015

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Violent altercation between truck driver and Shawnigan protester

CHEK-TV – November 27, 2015

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SIA protesters cause delays that leaves barge homeless

Cowichan Valley Citizen – November 27, 2015

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Fight in Shawnigan spreads to Nanaimo

CHEK- TV News – November 26, 2015

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Shawnigan Lake soil dump decision expected next week

Times-Colonist – November 20, 2015

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B.C. threatens soil cump owner with suspension over leak

CTV News – November 20, 2015

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Environment Ministry to decide next week whether to suspend SIA’s operations at Shawnigan Lake

CHEK TV New – November 20, 2015

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Minister considers suspending suspending Shawnigan contaminated soil-landfill

Times Colonist – November 20, 2015

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Shawnigan Lake protesters receive court injunction to stop disruption

CHEK TV News – November 19, 2015

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Shawnigan irate over water contamination

Cowichan Valley Citizen – November 18, 2015

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“We should have never gotten here”:  opponent

Cowichan Valley Citizen – November 18, 2015

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“No evidence of a breach”, says minister

Cowichan Valley Citizen – November 18, 2015

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Times to revoke contaminated soil permit at Shawnigan Lake

Steve Bellingham – Cowichan Valley Citizen- November 18, 2015

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Shawnigan water advisory was predictable

Steve Housser – Times-Colonist – November 18, 2015

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Advisory lifted, but Shawnigan water worries linger

Times-Colonist – November 18, 2015

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Ministry says Shawnigan water not contaminated

CHEK TV News – November 17, 2015

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No health risk after possible Shawnigan Lake contamination: Island Health

CTV News – November 17, 2015

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Angry Shawnigan residents respond to water warning

CBC Radio – November 16, 2015

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Shawnigan Lake water warning brings calls to close soil landfill

Times-Colonist – November 17, 2015

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Shawnigan Lake residents angry over contamination threat

CHEK TV News – November 16, 2015

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Drinking water warning brushed aside by province

Stephen Hume -Vancouver Sun

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MLA Andrew Weaver appeals for emergency debate

November 16, 2015

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Island Health says drinking water is safe

CHEK TV News – November 16, 2015

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Shawnigan Lake residents discuss possible contamination

CHEK TV News – November 15, 2015

Water running off Shawnigan Lake soil dump sparks concerns

CHEK TV News – November 13, 2015

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Two Protesters arrested at Shawnigan soil dump

Times Colonist – November 13, 2015

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Protesters block trucks at Shawnigan dump site

CHEK TV News – November 9, 2015

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Cowichan district wants more tests at Shawnigan soil dump

Times Colonist – November 5, 2015

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Andrew Weaver discussing MoE testing on SIA Site

CBC Radio – November 5, 2015

Sonia on CFAX Radio – Nov 3, 2015 discussing the CVRD Supreme Court Bylaw Challenge

CVRD heads to court to stop dirty dirt facility

Cowichan Valley Citizen – November 4, 2015

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CVRD Board concerned province hasn’t done enough testing at Shawnigan Lake soil dump

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Local residents committed to protecting water

Times-Colonist – October 8, 2015

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Putting the outhouse next to the drinking well

Times-Colonist – October 7, 2015

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Green MLA pursues deeper probe of Shawnigan soil dump

Times-Colonist – October 4, 2015

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Bill of rights encouraging: Furstenau

Cowichan Valley Citizen – September 30, 2015

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BC politicians call for environmental bill of rights

Times-Colonist – September 23, 2015

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A closer look at U.S. developer of proposed Island pipeline

CHEK TV News – Sept 2, 2015

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Malahat LNG proposal could face uphill battle to address concerns

CHEK TV News – August 21, 2015

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Malahat makes deals with Steehead LNG

Cowichan Valley Citizen – August 21, 2015

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Wind the enemy at Lizard Lake blaze near Port Renfrew

Times-Colonist August 20, 2015

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Floating LNG Plant proposed for Saanich Inlet

Times-Colonist – August 19, 20, 2015

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Malahat LNG project to be announced Thursday

CHEK TV News – August 19, 2015

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Shawnigan Lake soil-dump foes win a court battle

Times Colonist – August 15, 2015
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Malahat Chief resigns over allegations he worked for soil dump operator

CTV News – August 12, 2015
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New emails deepen Shawnigan contaminated soil conflict concerns

CHEK TV News – August 12, 2015
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Malahat chief resigns amid allegations over fees from soil-dump operators

Times-Colonist – August 12, 2015
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Opponents of Vancouver Island disposal facility file new court evidence

Globe & Mail – August 12, 2015
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The Shawnigan Residents Association, August 6, 2015, filed a Notice of Application to the BC Supreme Court

for leave to introduce further evidence relating to the business arrangements between South Island Aggragates Ltd. and Active Earth Engineering Ltd.

sra – notice of applicaton – aug 6 2015

Aqua Ski Club Event this weekend in Shawnigan

Cowichan Valley Citizen – August 5, 2015
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Citizen’s Forum with Calvin Cook

Canada Citizens Forum
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Weaver says test results now in Ministry’s hands

My CowichanValleynow.com – July 28, 2015
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Shawnigan sampling should have gone deeper

Times-Colonist – July 24, 2015
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Soil opponents still skeptical after provincial testing results

Cowichan Valley Citizen
July 24, 2015
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Septic fields don’t make soil dumping okay

Cowichan Valley Citizen – July 24, 2015
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Province affirms $7 million for E&N corridor

BC Govt News – July 23, 2015
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MLAs must make voices heard with strong ‘no’

Cowichan Valley Citizen – July 22, 2015
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Leaky septic systems addressed by plan

Cowichan Valley Citizen – July 22, 2015
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MLA calls for more stringent tests at Shawnigan dump site

Times-Colonist – July 18, 2015
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Private Sampling by MLA finds contamination from Vancouver Island soil dump

Vancouver Sun – July 17, 2015
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Did Shawnigan Lake water report miss the mark?

CTV News – July 17, 2015
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Shawnigan Lake Residents question Environment Ministry soil sample results on South Island Aggregates Site

CHEK TV News – July 17, 2015
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Sonia on CFAX – July 17, 2015 7:20 AM

Court filing alleges secret soil deal

Cowichan Valley Citizen – July 16, 2015
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Test results from Andrew Weaver soil analysis of Shawnigan Creek next to SIA

Andrew Weaver Website – July 16, 2015
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“South Cowichan” moniker for new station splits board

Cowichan Valley Citizen – July 15, 2015
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Drowning claims life of teen in Shawnigan Lake

CHEK TV News – July 12, 2015
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Possible conflict of interest in the fight over dirty soil dumping in Shawnigan Lake

CHEK TV News – July 11, 2015
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Court asked to halt Shawnigan soil dump

Times-Colonist – July 11, 2015
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Controversy continues over contaminated soil dump on Vancouver Island

Vancouver Sun – July 10, 2015
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Stephen Hume: Island group asks court to halt soil treatment plant

Vancouver Sun – July 10, 2015
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Lesson One: Don’t dig latrines uphill from camp

Vancouver Sun – July 3, 2015
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Blasting halted at South Island Aggregates quarry after rocks land near park

Times – Colonist – June 25, 2015
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CVRD Chair on CBC re: Contaminated Soil

CBC Radio – June 24, 2015

CRD sees no risk to Victoria’s drinking water from soil dump

Times-Colonist – June 18, 2015
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Paul Manly, Green Party candidate speaks out at Shawnigan Lake

June 16, 2015
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Council of Canadians Victoria Chapter participates in blockade to protect water from toxic soil

The Council of Canadians – dJune 16, 2015
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Elizabeth May: “Don’t take chances with Island water”

Times-Colonist – June 16, 2015
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Protesters blockade contaminated soil site in Shawnigan Lake

CHEK TV News – June 15, 2015

Soil fight costing taxpayers big bucks

Cowichan VAlley Citizen – June 12, 2015
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Groundtruthing a toxic waste site

Island Tides, p 3 – June 11-24, 2015 – Dave Hutchinson
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Water focus of Ecostravaganza

Cowichan Valley Citizen – June 5, 2015
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Is clean water a right for only some islanders?

Times-Colonist – June 4, 2015 / Huffington Post June 5, 2015
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Bill Routey questions about SIA/Mary Polak Response

Hansard May 28, 2015
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Four generations say no to contaminated soil

Cowichan Valley Citizen – May 27, 2015
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Environment Minister not interested in protecting us

Cowichan Valley Citizen – May 27, 2015
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Is SIA operating without required permits?

SRA-Shawnigan Focus Press Release – May 22, 2015
SRA-Focus Joint Press Release re SIA

MLA Bill Routley questions the cost associated with Shawnigan’s contaminated soil

Youtube – May 24, 2015
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Save Shawnigan Water

video by Lisa Dymond – May 22, 2015
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Shawnigan Lake residents protest against dumping of contaminated soil

CHEK News – May 23, 2015
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Victorians should join fight against dumping

Times-Colonist – May 22, 2015
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Have we learned nothing from the Mount Polley disaster?

Cowichan Valley Citizen – May 22, 2015
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Soil fight goes to Supreme Court

Cowichan Valley Citizen – May 22, 2015
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Talk to me: Protest – Dan Kahn on Shaw TV

May 19, 2015
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Sonia on CFAX Radio

May 21, 2015

“Villains” in soil controversy can become heroes

Times-Colonist – May 21, 2015
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Shawnigan contaminated-soil dump opponents headed to court

Times-Colonist – May 21, 2015
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Shawnigan Lake residents vow to fight in court against contaminated soil

CHEK News – May 20, 2015
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Shawnigan Lake residents going to BC Supreme Court over contaminated soil

CHEK News – May 20, 2015
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SIA site terrible for toxic soil

Cowichan Valley Citizen – May 20, 2015
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Soil-dumping protesters more than just a few

Times-Colonist – May 17, 2015
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Shawnigan Lake fight is not over

Times-Colonist – May 17, 2015
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Save Shawnigan Water – Sonia Furstenau

May 13, 2015
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Hundreds protest in front of Leg against toxic soil dump near Shawnigan

MyCowichanValleyNow.com – May 13, 2015
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Protesters rally against Shawnigan contaminated permit

Times-Colonist – May 14, 2014
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Down to earth battle

Global News – May 13, 2015
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Shawnigan Lake quary open for business and accepting contaminated soil

CHEK TV News – May 13, 2015
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Sonia on CFAX – May 13, 2015

 

Watch Shawnigan Lake School Teacher Peggy Ransom talk about the SIA Issue and the Ralley on May 13

go to 16:20 on the video to view

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Talk To Me: Shawnigan Lake Water on Shaw TV

May 11, 2015

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BCNDP MLA Bill Routley asks government about permits for soil dumping in Shawnigan Lake watershed

May 11, 2015

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Shawnigan dumping permit should have been denied

Times-Colonist – May 9, 2015

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Soil dumping site high-risk, unnecessary

Times-Colonist – May 8, 2015

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SIA growing Pains

Shawnigan Focus – May 2015

SIA Growing Pains

Rally in Victoria to protest dirty dirt

Cowichan Valley Citizen – May 8, 2015

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Stop work order for Shawnigan soil storage site

Times-Colonist – May 7, 2015

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Province cracks down on mining company

CTV VI News  May 6, 2015

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Furstenau: Stop work order is 1st step to permanently halt toxic soil dump near Shawnigan Lake

Juice FM – May 6 2015

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Never been so disappointed in our government

Cowichan Valley Citizen – May 6, 2015

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SIA permit terrible idea

Cowichan Valley Citizen – May 6, 2015

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Stop Work Order issued for Shawnigan Soil Dumping

CHEK News – May 5, 2015

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Shawnigan Lake battle escalates

Focus Magazine – May 2015 edition

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No to contaminated soil

Vancouver Sun – April 10, 2015

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Delay of final permit for SIA

CHEK News – April 30, 2015

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Soils in the Shawnigan Lake Watershed – Some Questions

Andrew Weaver MLA Website

 

Which MLAs have the courage to speak up for Shawnigan?

Cowichan Valley Citizen – April 29, 2015

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Mary Polak on CBC – April 28, 2015

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Tories should budget for pollution clean up

(Times-Colonist – April 24, 2015)

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What will be included in impact assessment?

(Cowichan Valley Citizen – April 24, 2015)

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Ex-Employee Slams Mining Compandy

(CTV News – April 23, 2015)

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New Evidence

(CTV News – April 22, 2015)

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Shawnigan Contaminated Soil Dump

(Island Tides – April 16, 2015)

IslandTides April 16, 2015

Toxic Troubles – Dave Hutchinson, Shawnigan Focus – April 2015

Toxic Troubles

MLA Andrew Weaver on CBC Radio – April 22, 2015

Everyone in the Province Should Be Worried

(Cowichan Valley Citizen – April 22, 2015)

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On the wisdom of dumping contaminated soils in the Shawnigan Lake Watershed

by Andrew Weaver MLA

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First time for Big Tree Festival at Elkington

(Cowichan Valley Citizen – April 17, 2015)

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MLAs must stop Shawnigan soil permit

(Cowichan Valley Citizen- April 17, 2015)

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Shawnigan Residents Association fighting back with petition

(Cowichan Valley Citizen – April 15, 2015)

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Soil permit destroying dream of future in Shawnigan Lake

(Cowichan Valley Citizen – April 15, 2015)

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Protect one watershed, protect them all

(Times-Colonist – April 15, 20150

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Enraged mother elephant ready to fight

(Cowichan Valley Citizen – April 10, 2015)

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What use is Ministry of Environment?

(Cowichan Valley Citizen – April 10, 2015)

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The government won’t protect the people

(Cowichan Valley Citizenn – April 10, 2015)

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Sonia on CBC Radio – April 9, 2015

 

Soil decision untenable

(Cowichan Valley Citizen – April 8, 2015)

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SIA permit decision ‘travesty’ to community

(Cowichan Valley Citizen – April 8, 2015)

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Shawnigan Lake residents demand company to clean up park

(CHEK News – April 7, 2015)

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EAB and Liberal government need to be overturned

(Cowichan Valley Citizen – April 3, 2015)

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Never be allowed in Victoria’s watershed

(Cowichan Valley Citizen – April 3, 2015)

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Double standard shown in soil dumping facility

(Times-Colonist – April 3, 2015)

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Liner for contaminated soil pit will evetually fail

(Cowichan Valley Citizen – April 3, 2015)

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Safeguards can’t eliminate risk

(Cowichan Valley Citizen – April 1, 2015)

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May suggests injunction for to SIA permit opponents

(Cowichan Valley Citizen – April 1, 2015)

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SIA dirt permit infuriatingly stupid

(Cowichan Valley Citizen – April 1, 2015)

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The government should be protecting the people

(Cowichan Valley Citizen – April 1, 2015)

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