Shawnigan Lake - No Contaminated Soil Dump!

This short video describes the situation with a proposed contaminated soil site in a quarry in the headwaters of the Shawnigan Lake watershed. The lake provides drinking water for over 7,000 people and any leeching of the toxic materials from the site will contaminate the lake and destroy the drinking water source.

Original action:
The community had until April 9th to respond to the draft proposal and then it could be approved.
Email: Environment Minister Terry Lake
For More Information & Online Petition

News Update:

In August 2013, the Ministry of the Environment approved the permit for this contaminated soil dump. There is an appeal process underway. To find out more and how you can help please visit the Shawnigan Residents Association website at

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