So which cave are they destroying now and, if it was so unique, why is nobody doing anything about it? What's the real deal here?
Natives' 'sacred' cave destroyed
Developers at Bear Mountain committing cultural genocide, aboriginal leaders charge
Published: Thursday, November 16, 2006
Louise Dickson and Bill Cleverley, with files from Jeff Rud, Times Colonist
The provincial government and Bear Mountain developers are committing cultural genocide by destroying a cave on Skirt Mountain that is sacred to aboriginal people, the land manager of the Songhees First Nation charged yesterday.
As dump trucks roared in the background, Cheryl Bryce stood at the cave entrance, now clogged with tree stumps. A subterranean lake has been drained and filled with tires. Natural vegetation has been scraped off the top of the cave.