$17-million committed to clean up soil at former Victoria paint factory
Transport Canada has awarded more than $17-million to remove contaminated soil from Victoria's Laurel Point Park, the site of a former paint factory.
Liberal MP for Vancouver-Quadra, Joyce Murray, speaking on behalf of Transport Minister Mark Garneau, made the announcement Saturday.
A paint factory that existed on the site from 1906 until 1975 left contaminants in the soil, which continue to pose a threat to marine life.
About 35,000 cubic metres of contaminated soil will be removed as part of the cleanup.