There are new developments in the fight over dirty soil dumping in Shawnigan Lake
The Shawnigan Lake Residents Association is asking the B.C. Supreme Court to halt all operations after a possible conflict of interest has come to light.
The residents association is questioning a partnership agreement between Cobble Hill holdings, which owns the contaminated soil facility, and Active Earth Engineering – the firm hired to do the site assessment.
The association says it’s received documents that appear to point to a conflict of interest. It’s asking the court to temporarily halt operations until it can investigate further.
The partnership agreement was signed in 2013. But Cobble Hill Holdings says it was never acted on and claims the residents association has misinterpreted the documents.
Despite on-going protests from residents, the environmental appeal board ruled earlier this year that the permit would stand.