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SRA to Lead Peaceful Rally at Victoria Legislature May 13th

SRA to Lead Peaceful Rally to Present Petition & Oppose Environmental Appeal Board Decision to Uphold Permit for Contaminated Soil Dump

Where: Grounds of the Victoria Legislature
When: Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 11:00am-1:00pm

25 April 2015
Shawnigan Lake, BC

By: Shawnigan Residents Association (SRA)

The Shawnigan Residents Association is hosting a peaceful Rally at the BC Parliament Buildings to celebrate the collection and presentation of signatures to Government to rescind the Environmental Appeal Board decision to let contaminated waste be dumped in Shawnigan's watershed

Your participation is critical to rally our voices to Government that we will not risk our water for the sake of economic gain to only a few. Our health and economic gain is at risk too!

Elected members, community leaders, and students - our future citizens - will be there to speak in support of this record event that will mark our stance to protect the watershed that provides drinking water to 12,000 people!

Please Note: Protestors are not permitted inside the Legislature. Washrooms are not accessible so please make arrangements to use washrooms before arrival. There are no exceptions.

Parking: Parking around the legislature will be in short supply and high demand. Carpooling is encouraged whenever possible. Free carpool matching will be made available through www.carpool.ca.

Thank you in advance for your important and valued involvement. See you there!

To learn more visit us at thesra.ca and follow us on Facebook for Rally details.

Learn. Donate. Act.

BACKGROUND

The SRA is engaged in legal proceedings which are before the BC Environmental Appeal Board against South Island Aggregates (SIA) aka Cobble Hill Holdings (CHH) who have been granted a permit by the BC Ministry of the Environment to dump 5 million tonnes of Contaminated Soil on a slope above Shawnigan Lake. The soils will include dioxins, furans, heavy metals, BTEX, MTBE, VPHs, LEPHs/HEPHs, PAHs, Chlorinated Hydrocarbons, Phenolic Substances, Chloride, Sodium and Glycol to name a few of the contaminates. Over 12,000 residents rely on Shawnigan Lake as their source of drinking water. The SRA believes any level of risk associated with the dumping of these types of chemicals is unacceptable because of the irreversible effects. Sean Hern and Robert Anderson QC of Farris LLP are representing the SRA.

For more information visit our website www.thesra.ca .

Media Contact

Victoria Robson
Communications Director, The SRA
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p: 778.667.3099

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