The Shawnigan Lake Residents Association says it wants all British Columbians to help them send a message to the government that it cannot overrule their concerns around the safety of drinking water.
The Association wants to stop a company from setting up a toxic soil dump in the area. A challenge of the permit was rejected by the Environmental Appeal Board.
SRA President Calvin Cook says they’ve started an province-wide online petition.
Cook says he also met with the environment minister this week. He says it makes no sense that they have to fight the Ministry on this issue.
Cook says they expect to have the petition delivered to the Legislature some time in May.