Discharging sewage to sea still the Capital Regional District’s best option

Expenditure based on dubious science a slap in the face for scientists

Re: Government funds in, sewage project moving ahead (News, July 18)

So the funds have been found to perpetrate the crime.

Building a land-based sewage treatment plant is nothing less, for it uses a law intended to protect the environment to almost certainly do it harm.

There is no point in the scientists and medical health officers devoting their lives to science and medicine; more note is taken of economists.

Fifty years of research on three continents is being ignored, but it is the trashing of lives that is most sickening.

The cost-benefit is being ignored.

How many lives could be saved in medicine, or how much benefit could be accrued in education with the use of upwards of a billion dollars?

I finish with one of many quotes from my book, Victoria’s Sewage Circus. UK Royal Commission on environmental pollution, 1984: “With well-designed sewage outfalls, we believe that discharge to the sea is not only acceptable, but in cases environmentally preferable.”

Nowhere are conditions better than here.

Ted Dew-Jones


Just Posted

Victoria Grizzlies’ goalie will honour friend in all he does

Kurtis Chapman lost his best friend earlier this month

Saanich teen helps save three people from the Gorge

53-year-old male who was submerged is expected to recover

Large fire destroys home on McClure Street in Victoria

Fire crews dispatched to the 1100-block shortly before noon Monday

Spencer Middle School enjoys jumps in sports enrolment numbers

Program gives students a sense of belonging, school pride

Ottawa proposes restricted pot labels, packages

Packaging will include red stop sign with marijuana leaf and ‘THC’

Comox Valley Valley lotto ticket worth $2 million

Someone who purchased a lottery ticket in the Comox Valley was chanelling… Continue reading

Women’s Expo seeks to empower women this weekend

Victoria Women’s Expo set for Saturday and Sunday at Pearkes Recreation Centre

Pro-Trump protest sign with F-word is OK, court rules

Judges say Ontario man can protest publicly, even using vulgar language

VIDEO: Police officer looking for distracted drivers gets hit by truck

Road safety investigator clipped by trailer while patrolling busy intersection

YVR wants you to help name three new puppies

Say hello to the Vancouver Airport’s new assistance pups

Man dies in crash on Island Highway

Man thrown from his vehicle, alcohol believed to be a factor in accident near Parksville

Suspect who attacked autistic man in Ontario could be from B.C.’s south coast: police

29-year-old man was sent to hospital with serious injuries

Privacy watchdog to explore Facebook leak

Canadian expert says his analytics company helped Trump campaign capitalize on private Facebook info

Most Read