The Mid-Island and Victoria chapters protesting the dump site near Shawnigan Lake on Jan. 6, 2016.
The BC Supreme Court has ruled that the province erred in granting a waste disposal permit at a dump site near Shawnigan Lake.
CTV reports, "The BC Supreme Court has ruled that a controversial soil dump positioned above Shawnigan Lake’s drinking watershed is not a permitted land use for the site. ...The court said that the contaminated soil facility at 640 Stebbings Road is 'not a permitted use on the property' under current zoning bylaws, bringing an end to one of two court battles being waged by the Cowichan Valley Regional District. The CVRD had argued the soil dump contravened its land-use bylaws. In the ruling, the judge also slapped the company with an injunction that bars further importing of contaminated soil."