Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 12:25 PM
HQ Cowichan Valley
Shawnigan Lake School is jumping into the fight to keep contaminated soil out of the region.
The school, which operates as the largest employer in Shawnigan, has donated $30,000 to help with the Shawnigan Residents Association's legal costs in stopping South Island Aggregates.
Headmaster David Robertson said the money was taken from an "emergency fund" that accumulates over the years for situations deemed important enough.
"We feel we're an integral part of the community and we felt we should show some leadership in this very valid fight in what is happening."
The SRA has said they will need $200,000 to fight the permit approval. To date the community has helped raise $115,000.
The Environmental Appeal Board's hearing into the matter begins March 3, 2014.