Crisis of SPAET Cave

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Crisis of SPAET Cave

Postby Karst Planet » Jan 3, 2007 1:32 pm

Dear fellow cavers,

Some information and a selection of photos related to the "Crisis of SPAET Cave" near Victoria, British Columbia (Canada) are posted at the following web address:

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Postby monicak » Jan 5, 2007 12:59 pm

Thanks for posting this information. I had read a newspaper article on this situation that was posted here and was upset. The photos of the cave just sicken my heart. I will be sending emails as a concerned earthling.
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Postby NZcaver » Jan 11, 2007 1:36 am

SPAET Cave (pronounced spa-eth, which means "bear") is in conflict with the $5-billion Bear Mountain Resort project. The project is described as the largest development of its kind in BC with two hotels, two Nicklaus-designed golf courses and plans for 5,500 homes.

In May 2006 the local press reported the developer's supposed point of view as follows:

"You know, if we want to blow up a cave and put up a hotel we will."

Disturbing... :shock:
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