The current method of pumping sewage out to sea was not found to impact on the marine environment
BBC News, 16 December 2011
Guernsey does not need to build a full sewage treatment plant, according to a report into the impact of pumping the waste out to sea.
UK firm Metoc investigated the potential cost and benefits of additional sewage treatment.
It found a treatment plant, estimated at a cost of £100m over 25 years, would provide no environmental benefit.
Roszan Holmen, Victoria News and Saanich News, October 14, 2010
As ARESST passes its one-year anniversary, the activist group opposed to secondary sewage treatment continues to questions the changing plans of the Capital Regional District.
Under the microscope now is the proposal to put a sludge treatment plant at the Hartland Landfill or an alternative site.
“We’re questioning what they’re going to do with it,” said Shaun Peck, former medical health officer for the B.C. Health Ministry and a board [...]
A gross misuse of a public treasure — and a wasteful system to boot
John Motherwell, PEng.
John Motherwell, Bob Furber and Alex Murdoch, Special to Times Colonist, September 23, 2010
Capital Regional District board chairman Geoff Young defended the choice of McLoughlin Point as the site of a sewage treatment plant, citing “significant resource recovery, lower cost and reduced impacts on neighbourhoods” plus “social, economic and environmental sustainability.”
We disagree, and support Esquimalt council in its call for [...]
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 [...]
In September 1994, the B.C./Washington marine science panel released its report, based on the input of dozens of marine scientists on both sides of the border ..finding the impact of Victoria’s sewage discharge is negligible. [...]
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. [...]
The Sewage Committee has failed to meet the provincial environment minister’s directives for liquid waste management in key areas [...]
Victoria politician, former environment minister & champion for a rational approach to sewage treatment, David Anderson has been named to the Order of Canada [...]
Brownhoff: McLoughlin Point represents the most comprehensive, intelligent and responsible site for secondary sewage treatment in the core area of the CRD [...]
MP Keith Martin calls regional sewage treatment an unnecessary $800 million “boondoggle” and argues the CDR board should stand up to the province. [...]