WATCH: Shawnigan Lake Residents Association upset after application to stop contaminated soil dumping dismissed
Members of the Shawnigan Lake Residents Association say they are bitterly disappointed at a court decision today, which means Shawnigan dumping will continue.
The B.C. Court of Appeal dismissed an application by the Cowichan Valley Regional District that would have seen all contaminated soil dumping at the Stebbings Road site stopped immediately.
An earlier court decision allowed South Island Aggregate to allow dumping until current contracts have been fulfilled but nothing further until the matter is heard in the B.C. Court of Appeal in August.
Those opposed to the site say they will not be deterred.
“The determination of the community is absolutely steadfast and it requires patience to be waiting for all these court decisions and moving through all these processes,” said Sonia Furstenau, CVRD Director.
“The CVRD won the court case at the B.C. Supreme Court, it was determined to be a non permitted land use and now we just have to wait until the next round,” Furstenau said.