Presentation to the CRD’s Core Area Liquid Waste Management Committee on November 24th 2010
by Dr Shaun Peck
Dr. Shaun Peck, Public Health Consultant
Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you again.
I will address to-day agenda items # 5 Resource Recovery use plan and #7 The Macaulay and Clover Point Wastewater and Marine Environment Annual Report. I would like to complement staff on these two excellent reports. The first one answers many questions that have [...]
Whatever It Takes! – Esquimalt residents ready to fight CRD’s sewage treatment plan
Esquimalt Review.com, Tim Morrison, July 27, 2010 at 6:03 pm
It was a hot summer evening last week at Esquimalt Municipal Hall….hot in temperatures and hot in tempers.
Of note, there was absolutely no CRD representation in attendance to hear the concerns of the community during this traditional Town Hall-style Meeting….not even one CRD official had the decency or, more likely, the courage to face the people [...]
Discussion of CRD staff recommendation to adopt a commission-type governance model to oversee the construction of the secondary sewage treatment plant was sidelined before it even started. [...]
Capital Regional District board approved McLoughlin Point as the site for the region’s only sewage treatment plant, despite the objections of Esquimalt’s mayor [...]
It is hard to feel great confidence in the capital region’s ever-changing sewage treatment project. The best approach was a distributed treatment system, the public was initially told. Many small plants would be less disruptive and allow greater resource recovery [...]
CRD backs down on Haro Woods sewage plant, drops project project costs to $782 million
/A\ News, June 9, 2010
SAANICH – The Capital Regional District is backing down on a major part of its secondary sewage treatment plans for the South Island.
And that could save a piece of urban paradise in Saanich and save taxpayers all over the region a lot of money.
The pretty picturesque area known the Haro Woods near UVic are neither parkland nor [...]
CRD – Step in the right direction
Congratulations to the CRD’s Core Area Liquid Waste Management Committee for finally acting to correct some of the most glaring flaws in the proposed Waste Water Treatment System. Now that it has begun to re-examine its plans with a critical eye one can hope that yet more changes are in the works.
For over a year, critics have been pointing out the absurdity of the proposed Saanich East plant which, at enormous [...]
Where is the Mandate?
March 25, 2010
In her March 24th article “Panel’s decision due today on sewage-project details”, Times-Colonist reporter Kim Westad stated yet again that “The province has mandated the CRD to have secondary sewage treatment…”.
Could the T-C or the CRD please show the document in which this supposed mandate occurred? The sewage committee’s own minutes do not show any such mandate. This phantom mandate is a fallacy being bulldozed along by Committee Chair Judy [...]
Minister Barry Penner
The saga of passed deadlines and in-decision from the CRD continues. As more municipalities pull out of the overall CRD sewage plan, and consider options, the board debates locations of potential plants and has gone against a provincial request to use bio-solids on agricultural land.
Minister Penner’s letter to the CRD is reported through CBC News
B.C.’s Minister of Environment has ordered Greater Victoria to provide more details about its troubled sewage treatment plan, along with [...]