CTV’s W5 produced an investigative piece on March 5, 2015, on the contaminated soil dumping area uphill from Shawnigan Lake. This project has been opposed almost unanimously by the residents of Shawnigan Lake for the past four years. The root of the outrage? A BC government contract giving South Island Aggregate a permit to dump 100,000 tonnes of contaminated soil, in an area uphill from Shawnigan Lake (and also near the Sooke Reservoir) each and every year, for the next 50 years.
Interesting insider deals are exposed in this two-part video. Representatives from South Island Aggregate and Active Earth were not willing to be interviewed, and the BC Liberals employed back-door tactics to avoid the press.
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- 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