"This is what it has come to in Shawnigan Lake. A young mother, her baby strapped to her chest, and a grandfather, standing together in front of a 40-tonne dump truck before dawn on a cold December morning.
Every morning, we return to the mountain. Sometimes dozens of us, sometimes only a few, but we return because this situation – a company being allowed by our government to dump contaminated soil in our watershed – is an affront to democracy, to common sense, to logic, and to science. And it is a threat to our survival as a community."
Christy Clark - SHAME ON YOU!!! HOW CAN YOU LIVE WITH YOURSELF!
Please to the powers that be help these people in their fight to have clean water. It is a HUMAN RIGHT!!
Infringement of Rights- NOW WHAT ?
Article 25: Right to an adequate standard of living
- Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.
- Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.
Shawnigan Lake (pop. approximately 8000) is a village on British Columbia's Vancouver Island. The name Shawnigan is an adaptation of the Hunquminum name for the Shawnigan Lake, the lake the village is situated at, Shaanii'us. It is part of Electoral Area B in the Cowichan Valley Regional District