MK Delta isn’t the latest secret weapon aimed at the latest enemy du jour, but a land scheme targeting a piece of Burns Bog, one of the very last wetland sanctuaries on the west coast.
Perilously situated between hyper-developing Vancouver and the US border, last week, the MK Delta Lands Group development scheme received a preliminary green light from Delta council, a necessary step towards next month’s public hearings.
MK Delta’s president promises the 2 million plus square feet of industrial space will add to the tax base, while opponents worry about wildlife, the destruction of peatlands, and further diminishing of the Agricultural Land Reserve.
Eliza Olson is president of the Burns Bog Conversation Society, an organization that has, for nearly thirty years, worked to preserve and protect the bog, while proselytizing the necessity of saving the peatland environment.
Eliza Olson in the first half.
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Finian Cunningham and rejecting NATO’s self-appointed role as spearhead for neo-liberalism’s second-wave, trans-global colonial project in the second half.
And, Victoria Street Newz publisher emeritus and CFUV Radio broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft is away on assignment this week. So first up, Eliza Olson and maintaining the centre against corruption at the periphery of Burns Bog.