The Discourse Cowichan uncovered that the Cowichan Valley Citizen failed to report residents’ concerns over the Cowichan racetrack. Apparently, this was to avoid upsetting advertisers with the newspaper. Now, the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit plans a major expansion, and neighbours say it’s already too loud. Get your independent journalism on the controversial Cowichan racetrack.
Community members have complicated perspectives about the controversial track, and about those on the other side.
Experts blast Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit’s consultants for finding the track expansion would reduce sound at some locations.
‘People told us, ‘You’re never going to accomplish anything. They’re too big, you’re too small,' Sahtlam resident says.
Investigation into Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit noise allegations reveals ads halted just as conflict heated up.