Sewage treatment debate still relevant

Re: Sewage forum comes too late, Our View, June 1, 2011.

I was at this well-organized forum and if a government representative had been there, they could have explained why the government thinks Victoria needs a land based waste treatment system.

I understand why a Capital Regioal District representative was not there — the CRD have not had the will to stand up to the government and say “no” when the science tells us we do not need this here.

The worst that could happen is that they get fired, no? Someone at some point does need to be rational about this, even if millions has been spent.

Does it make sense to send more money down the drain on an unnecessary project that will actually be more environmentally unfriendly than what we already have?

Someone at the forum intelligently suggested that we stop this charade and start spending sensible dollars on marketing our efficient, effective water based sewage treatment to the world.

Science tells us that any future money urgently needs to be spent on water runoff and source of pollutants management.

Jennifer Sutton

Oak Bay

 

Just Posted

Western Speedway racing legend ‘The Flying Plumber’ turns 98

Dave Cooper recalls car crashes, his first win, and more

Second puppy killed by poisonous mushrooms in Victoria

Springer spaniel puppy died after consuming mushrooms in Fairfield neighbourhood

Driver charged in Central Saanich pedestrian’s death appears in court

Victim Kim Ward, 51, died on scene at the August 2018 crash

Langford homeowner helps West Shore RCMP catch car thief

The homeowner grabbed the suspect until the police arrived moments later

Nuisance tree will remain on perimeter of Fireman’s Park

Council re-affirm pledge to protecting healthy tree canopy

WATCH: Greater Victoria’s top stories of the day

A round-up of the day’s top stories

POLL: Do you think the day of the federal election should be a statutory holiday?

Increasing voter turnout has long been a goal of officials across the… Continue reading

Woman, 24, faces life-altering injuries after being dragged 4 blocks by vehicle in Vancouver

A gofundme account says the woman will have to undergo multiple complex surgeries

Fatal overdoses down by 33% in B.C., but carfentanil deaths continue to spike

Carfentanil, an illicit drug more powerful than fentanyl, causing more deaths than ever

Two RCMP vehicles vandalized in Duncan over long weekend

Local Mounties asking for help in finding culprits

A year after pot legalization in Canada, it’s a slow roll

It’s one year into Canada’s experiment in legal marijuana, and hundreds of legal pot shops have opened

ELECTION 2019: Climate strikes push environment to top of mind for federal leaders

Black Press Media presents a three-part series on three big election issues

Most Read