Chair of the Fraser Valley Regional District and Mayor of Chilliwack Sharon Gaetz is battling with 17 community, environmental and native groups on behalf of a company which was fast-tracked through the City of Chilliwack’s approval process in order to get approval to build a toxic waste site in a swamp beside a nature reserve on the banks of the Fraser River.

She is trying to hold on to her political support from the environmental movement by having everybody watch her fight valiantly with the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) in a battle in which she has no says and no way of winning while hoping people will not notice her support for a toxic waste facility along the Fraser River.

For more on Chilliwack’s toxic waste facility simply click here.


Walter Neufeld is known for his advocacy work as president of the FVRD Citizens Association and his work against the gravel industry lobby.

He also founded a group called ‘Men on Roofs’. The full name of the group is ‘Men on Roofs ask Canadian politicians to stop filching our democracy’ and they are sponsoring a series of politically charged images aimed at Canadian politicians.

Today Media regularly publishes his satirical vignettes.

Walter’s latest project is a group called ‘woMen on Roofs – Fools in office’

Walter Neufeld

*Walter Neufeld was born and raised in Abbotsford. He manages a development company operating in BC and in Alberta. Walter has been a critic of the provincial government’s dysfunctional Mines Act for about 12 years. Neufeld is the president of the Fraser Valley Regional District Citizens Association (FVRDCA). Most recently, he’s critiqued both Honourable Randy Hawes and the gravel industries Aggregate Pilot Project which he believes to be a harmful private production document which Hawes is currently trying to offload onto BC’s public domain.

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