Septic fields, preservation of community Arndt’s top issues

Robert Arndt has lived in the Shawnigan Lake area for almost 20 years, and he wants to see the place he loves preserved, and not subject to any more mistakes.

He says that errors have been made in past decisions over everything from parks to water and household septic fields.

"I would like to see reevaluation of all septage disposal systems in the area, and find a long term placement for this," Arndt said.

He also thinks it’s key for Shawnigan to find another sustainable source of water other than the lake.

Arndt said he has lots of experience communicating with government officials, and this would help him in his service as director should he be elected. He has also donated parkland in the area and is a volunteer with the Mill Bay Coast Guard. One thing Arndt says is vital is preservation of Shawnigan as a nice, rural community.

"I’ve seen the place just getting busier and busier" he said, explaining that he doesn’t want Shawnigan to become another Glen Lake in Langford, a nowdeveloped and urban spot that was once like Shawnigan.

"It’s basically been destroyed and I’d hate to have my home now to be destroyed," Arndt said.

He also opposed the south end Eco Depot, seeing it as the wrong way to develop, and is opposed to the bringing in of contaminated soil to the watershed.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Belle from ‘Beauty and the Beast’ entertains home-bound kids in Cowichan Bay

Alora Killan, 16, played the part in musical two years ago

Task force created to address food security in Cowichan Valley during COVID-19 disruptions

Emergency Food Access Task Force brings several organizations together

UPDATED: Crash snarls early morning Malahat traffic

Incident backed up commuters near Okotoks Drive

‘We will get through this’: B.C. sees new COVID-19 death, but 57% have recovered

A total of 1,066 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus

List of cancelled Cowichan Valley community events

An ongoing list of events that have been cancelled in the Cowichan Valley due to COVID-19

‘There can be no ambiguity’: Travellers brought home to B.C. must self-isolate

Health Minister Adrian Dix had sharp words for those arriving from overseas abiding by federal law

55+ BC Games cancelled amid COVID-19 concerns

Greater Victoria set to host 2021 event

BC Hydro offers three-month bill ‘holiday’ for those affected by COVID-19

Industrial customers can defer half of their power bills

Some April Fool’s Day jokes bring much-needed laughter; others tone deaf to COVID-19

Police are warning the public not to use the ongoing pandemic as a punchline

Canada’s 75% wage subsidy is coming, but not for several weeks: finance minister

Subsidy will cost Canada $71 billion, but push down cost of emergency benefit, Morneau said

Call before you dig into spring projects during isolation: BC 1 Call

BC 1 Call gives free checks for utilities in the area of a desired outdoor project

B.C.’s intersection speed cameras putting more tickets in the mail

One Nanaimo location delayed after speed limit reduced

Most Read