Anyone who is interested in the situation between the residents of Shawnigan Lake and South Island Aggregates should drop in to their local store and purchase a copy of BC Outdoors magazine, April 2016 issue, volume 72, issue #2.
There is an article in this magazine that explains the situation beyond the rhetoric. This could turn in to a situation beyond even the wildest imagination.
Anyone ever watch the movie Erin Brockovich? We elect government officials to do what is best for the citizens of a province/country.
Read this article and I’m sure your urge to vote for Christy Clark and her gang might make you choke.
Why on earth would we, as residents of the most beautiful country in the most beautiful province on the most beautiful island, agree to import 100,000 tons of contaminated soil from all over the province (and God knows from where else) every year for 50 years?
Sit down, close your eyes, and think about it for a minute, then ask yourself why.
If that doesn’t work, drive up to Stebbings Road and look at the view of Shawnigan Lake.
If you’re still not convinced, go to [Cowichan Valley Regional District director] Sonia Furstenau’s website at soniafurstenau.ca. Shawnigan Lake residents and Sonia Furstenau deserve all residents of CVRD, Municipality of North Cowichan and Duncan, and all the surrounding areas to get behind them in their fight.
It could be your backyard next.