Save Shawnigan Water Protest Report

From the Ground

Photos from yesterday’s protest at Shawnigan Lake and a reports from Lynne and John.

The event was well attended and peaceful, and very educational. The tour leaders were able to show us quite a lot of what’s wrong with the operation, apart from being in the wrong place.

During the protest trucks were stopped from continuing to the quarry and the dump site by the large gathering of people on the road…and snowmen.

The picture with a tanker on the top is where trucks presently are dumping toxic soil which is then mixed with fly ash, which creates concern for airborne contamination from the ash.

In the Media

CBC

Shawnigan Lake soil dumping protests attract hundreds on Vancouver Island

CHEK – with video

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

Times-Colonist

Rally decries Shawnigan Lake contaminated-soil landfill