CHEK News has a video on their website on the protest and arrests at Shawnigan Lake, that took place on Tuesday morning (December 22, 2015).
“Nine people were arrested and released before the protesters conceded, and the crowd started to break up, allowing the trucks through.” Visit CHEK News and read the story, see the video here.
At issue is the contract allowing for 100,000 tonnes of contaminated soil from throughout BC that can be dumped annually, near the Shawnigan and Sooke water reservoirs for the next 50 years. Truckloads came in yesterday.
The Shawnigan community seems to be singularly united in their protests of this contract. The Government of BC has not responded to the protesters. More protests are planned.
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- Visit CHEK News and read the story, see the video here
- Save Shawnigan Lake GoFundMe campaign
- Shawnigan Water website
- Green MLA seeks answers as an engineer report finds no conflict of interest re contaminated soil at Shawnigan
- Minister Polak cancels contaminated soil permit, Shawnigan Lake
- Dumping toxic soil near Shawnigan Lake temporarily halted
- Plain English report of April 6 court events; Second Shawnigan Lake court ruling expected on Friday, April 15
- Cowichan watershed-protection community celebrates victory
- ICYMI: W5 probes contaminated soil dump uphill from Shawnigan Lake in “Trouble in Paradise”
- NDP critical of increasing carbon emissions under Clark’s leadership
- SRA update on the contaminated soil dumping happening near Shawnigan and Sooke water reserves
- Stand with Shawnigan on January 6, 2015
- CHEK News covers the nine arrests at Shawnigan Lake, on Tues Dec 22
- Hacktivist group Anonymous turns attention to Shawnigan Lake
- Andrew Weaver, MLA, calls for immediate stop to toxic soil dumped near Shawnigan/Sooke water reservoirs
- BC Gov designates Vancouver Island the provincial toxic dumping ground; Shawnigan Lake, Sooke Lake water reserves at risk