March 2016 Edition

South Cowichan Echo March 2016 EditionCVRD’s LNG position in legal limbo

By Peter W. Rusland
For The Echo
- COWICHAN VALLEY

Unanimous opposition by Cowichan’s regional directors to Steelhead LNG’s proposed floating facility off Bamberton is causing plenty of private legal ripples.
Those waves could see directors change their minds at their March 9 board meeting. And debate around this regional ruling could address fears of libel chill here and elsewhere.
At issue is the Cowichan Valley Regional District’s Feb. 10 unanimous decision based on Cowichan Bay Director Lori Iannidinardo’s resolution, seconded by Duncan Director Sharon Jackson.
It reads: “That the CVRD advise Steelhead LNG that the CVRD is opposed to any LNG facility being located at Bamberton, or anywhere else in the regional district.”

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