Monday, January 26, 2015

A disaster waiting to happen?

Dear Saanich, 

Residential oil spills from aging oil tanks and accessories are harming our local environment and creating significant financial liability for home-owners.

Join MLA Rob Fleming and me for a public forum to discuss this problem and the solutions.

Thursday February 5th
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Spectrum Community School Theatre, 957 Burnside Rd W.

Panelists:
  • Dean Murdock - Saanich Councillor
  • Tim Pringle - Past-president Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC
  • Ethan Krindle - Environmental Lawyer
  • Dave Rogers - President of BC Hazmat Management Ltd.
  • Dorothy Chambers - Colquitz River Steward
  • Judith Lavoie - Freelance writer, former reporter Victoria Times Colonist
A recent report from the Partnership for Water Sustainability found that over 13,000 homes constructed in the CRD prior to 1992 had oil heating. Aging oil tanks and accessories, if not properly maintained can lead to catastrophic damages to local fish and wildlife in our waterways and pose significant clean-up costs for property owners and local governments.

Hope to see you on the 5th! Refreshments provided.

For more information: amber.nash2@leg.bc.ca
Warm regards,

Lana Popham
MLA, Saanich South