Times Colonist, letter from John Vukovic, September 07, 2010
Many people are upset with the harmonized sales tax and the impact this tax will have on their lives. For some it may be substantial, but for most it is really just a few extra dollars a year.
Because it is a consumption tax you can choose to buy an item or not. As for the tax dollars collected, they go toward paying for all the services our government provides, such [...]
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 [...]
Policy changes needed to ensure smart will trump fast government spending, report says
DON CAYO, VANCOUVER SUN DECEMBER 21, 2009
Governments’ focus on “shovel-ready” infrastructure projects and inflexible deadlines could easily result in billions of dollars worth of shoddy or unnecessary work, says a report by the Consulting Engineers of B.C.
The report, released today, calls for policy changes to ensure that smart spending will trump fast spending of the billions of dollars earmarked for public infrastructure.
The current rules [...]
Opinion, Victoria News, December 01, 2009 by Dr.Keith Martin, MP for Esquimalt–Juan de Fuca
The rush to choose a sewage treatment site for Victoria before all the facts are available belies a much larger problem.
This initiative to spend nearly $1 billion to build one or more sewage treatment plants in Victoria is based on myths, fear, perception, and an appalling lack of due diligence on the part of both the federal and provincial governments. It entails the deliberate refusal [...]
Address by ARESST Chair (and former CRD Director) John Bergbusch to the Core Area Liquid Waste Management Committee (CALWMC) on the draft Biosolids Management Plan – November 10, 2009
Madame Chair, Members of the Liquid Waste Management Committee:
Thank you for allowing me to speak with regard to the Biosolids Management Plan.
Personally, I did not think I would be ever be speaking to a CRD committee again, as I have really been enjoying my retirement and [...]