Trouble in Paradise: W5
Catalogue Number: CTV685
Subject: Criminal Justice & Law, Documentary, Environmental Studies, First Nations Studies, Health and Medicine, Social Issues
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2016
Running Time: 20
Closed Captions: Yes
In 2013, the government of British Columbia granted the owners of a landfill site located directly uphill from Vancouver Island's Shawnigan Lake a permit to dump 100,000 tonnes of contaminated soil each year for the next 50 years. Trouble in Paradise is an examination into the fight to shut down the watershed dump site upstream of Shawnigan Lake – a lake residents have relied upon for their drinking water for generations. W5 reveals documents showing that Michael Harry, then Chief of the nearby Malahat First Nation, one of only two people in support of the landfill, had been doing consulting work for the company accused of putting Shawnigan Lake’s water supply at risk.
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