EDITORIALS & NEWS

TC Editorial

· No turning back on treatment

· CRD Has 45 days to tally costs

Posted Feb 4, 2008

Current Ministers onside Ex not

· Minister Baird wants national standard

· Ex-Minister uses old argument

· Minister Penner defends treatment decision

Posted Nov 16, 2007

CRD Board unanimous

Proposes Secondary or Better Treatment with 10 year Timeline

·  LWMP Amendment # 6

·  Path Forward

 Posted June 13, 2007

Why we don't have a choice about treating sewage

The Times Colonist's Article.

Posted April 11, 2007

BC Gov't Requires Treatment

The BC Government closes door on Victoria's raw sewage discharge. The combination of SETAC and the Ministry of Environments research leaves no room for Victoria's raw sewage discharge.

Posted July 21, 2006

 

PROCESS

Sewage Alliance proposes framework to proceed

The Victoria Sewage Alliance proposed an expression of interest process as the next step towards sewage treatment. This presentation was given to the Core Area Liquid Waste Management meeting July 26, 2006.

Posted July 26, 2006

CRD Manages Treatment Deadline

The News Group Article.

Posted June 29, 2007

CRD Board unanimous

Proposes Secondary or Better Treatment with 10 year Timeline

·  LWMP Amendment # 6

·  Path Forward

 Posted June 13, 2007

Sewage treatment planning process discussion papers:

1. Design Criteria;

2. Triple Bottom Line Criteria;

3. Technical Assessment;

4. Plant Locations and Sequencing;

5. Wastewater Management Options;

6. Triple Bottom Line Assessment

7. Biosolids Management

8. Technology Review.

Posted May 18, 2007

 

SITING

VSA members comment on site selection

Letter to CRD

 Posted Sept 13, 2007

Sewage Treatment Locations

The Times Colonist's Article Distributed System with Six Treatment Sites with MAP

Posted Feb 15, 2007

SETAC NEWS

The CRD appointed SETAC to review the CRD's raw sewage discharge. The SETAC review panel reported to the CRD Board July 12, 2006. Times Colonist editorial: Sewage treatment time has come. The national and international print media on SETAC complied by Sierra Legal Defence Fund.

Posted July 19, 2006

Environmental groups proclaim NO MORE EXCUSES, Victoria must plan treatment now.

 Posted July 13, 2006

The Victoria Sewage Alliance's submission, the T.Buck Suzuki Foundation's submission summary, Dr. G. Graham's submission, and the joint submission of Georgia Strait Alliance and Sierra Legal Defence Fund.

Posted May 30, 2006

 

SOUND BYTES

Three Sewage Treatment Plants - CBC January 3, 2006 Mayor Alan Lowe

Sewage Treatment a Priority - CBC November 21, 2005 Mayor Alan Lowe

Secondary Treatment to be National Standard - CBC July 8, 2005 Minister Dion

 

RESOURCE RECOVER

Province releases study on resources from waste

· TC Article

· Resource from Waste study

 Posted May 21, 2008

Province funds study on energy from sewage

· TC Article

· CRD joins study

 Posted Sept 13, 2007

Resource recovery articles

The Times Colonist's Innovative Solutions article and Waste Not feature are available for download from their website.

Posted Jan 23, 2007

 

FUNDING & COSTS

Civic leaders question costs

· TC Article

· RSTV Letter

· Critique

 Posted Nov 5, 2007

Treatment Cost Estimates

This April 2006 analysis shows that cost estimates are high in comparison to other similar treatment plants.

Posted May 2, 2006

Sewage plants to cost $1.2 billion

The Times Colonist's Article.

Posted March, 2007

Funding Support

Premier Gordon Campbell says the province is ready to help fund the Victoria's regional treatment plants.

Posted Nov 1, 2006

Prime Minister Harper ready to help fund regions treatment plants. Letter from the Honourable Gary Lunn confirms federal government ready to share treatment plant costs.

Posted May 30, 2006

 

POLL RESULTS

Polls show strong support

CRD residents were recently polled by Ipsos Reid (Nov 06) and Evironic  (Jan 07) both showing strong support for sewage treatment (up to 89%) and resource recovery(86%).

Posted Feb 16, 2007

CRD Liquid Waste Management Poll Highlights

The CRD conducted a poll in 2004 to gage support for sewage treatment. 71% of respondents thought it a high level priority for the region! An additional 22% thought it a mid level priority.

Posted March 2006

SURVEY RESULTS

MP Candidates Sewage Treatment Survey

The Georgia Strait Alliance, T. Buck Suzuki Environmental Foundation and Sierra Club of Canada (BC Chapter) – all members of the Victoria Sewage Alliance – conducted a survey of federal Member of Parliament candidates in the three Capital Regional District’s ridings to clarify each candidate’s stance for or against secondary sewage treatment, or better. The results from: Victoria Candidates, Esquimalt - Juan de Fuca Candidates, and Saanich - Gulf Islands Candidates

Municipal Candidates Sewage Survey

The Georgia Strait Alliance, T. Buck Suzuki Environmental Foundation and Sierra Club of Canada (BC Chapter) – all members of the Victoria Sewage Alliance – conducted a survey of municipal candidates in the Capital Regional District’s seven core areas to clarify each candidate’s stance for or against secondary sewage treatment, or better, in Victoria. 

Candidates for Mayor and Councillor in these municipalities were asked if they agree or disagree with the following statement:

“During my term in office, I will actively work for a clear decision to move forward with secondary sewage treatment or better, and pursue a shared funding plan with local and senior levels of government to pay for this.”

To find out how candidates in your municipality have responded, please click on the appropriate link below.

· Colwood

· Esquimalt

· Langford

· Oak Bay

· Saanich

· Victoria

· View Royal

 

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