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SRA files appeal of SIA permit

logo-hq-cowichan-valleyThursday, August 27, 2013 - 8:49 AM
By Liz Craig
HQ Cowichan Valley

The Shawnigan Residents Association promised they would not allow contaminated soil to be dumped in their watershed without putting up a fight; and they have kept their word.

SRA spokesperson, Jason Walker said on Monday they filed an appeal of the permit granted to South Island Aggregates by the Ministry of Environment.

"The Shawnigan Residents Association has filed a notice of appeal with the BC Environmental Appeal Board in opposition to the Ministry of Environment's decision to grant South Island Aggregates' permit to dump contaminated soil in Shawnigan Lake," he explained.

"Our next step is to file an application for stay which means we are appealing to the board that South Island not move forward until this matter is heard before the board."

He added during the appeal hearings they hope public opinion will play a larger role in the decision.

There is a thirty day window for appeals to be filed before the environmental review board will set a date to hear them.

Anyone wishing to get involved with the appeal can click here.

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