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Anyone surprised by this new development? Union Bay Estates has been discharging muddy construction runoff into the mouth of Hart/Washer Creek since at least Sept. 30, which is when the above pic was taken.

Does it surprise you that those in authority don’t seem concerned. Area A Director was copied on a letter regarding the discharge and responded with general answers about the coal hill remediation and completely ignored the discharge problem – completely ignored .

The same developer that wants you to trust them to dump 1875 cubic metres of sewage daily into Hart/Washer Creek safely.

The same developer who never bothered to obtain permits to clear the land north of McLeod Rd and never bothered to apply for a permit to use the cleared land as a gravel/sand pit until caught by an inspector of Mines.

Ya, that developer. The developer who doesn’t give a shit about Union Bay or those who reside here – imo.

The image below is page 14 from the Official Community Plan from the Comox Valley Regional District. Why isn’t the OCP being enforced? https://www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/bylaws/337_rural_cv_ocp_consolidated_2018_0.pdf

The two and a half minute video below shows how far the muddy waters spread.

Here’s another photo from Nov. 22 showing the muddy water being drained through the concrete culvert.

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“…McMahon said the area was a cesspool of contaminants that continued to leech (sic) into Baynes Sound.”