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Salish Sea Sentinel | July 21, 2018

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Harbour partnership draws a full house

February 27, 2017 |

It was standing room only when people from Stz’uminus First Nation and Ladysmith gathered to talk about the future of the town’s waterfront on Feb 1.

The partnership between the First Nation and the town was on display at the … Read More

First Squirrel Cove geoduck harvest ‘groundbreaking’

February 27, 2017 |

The headlines in the newsletter that went out to the community in early January was set in bold type:

Klahoose Shellfish Limited Partnership (KSLP) is proud to announce that there will be a harvest on our geoduck tenure just outside … Read More

Court actions loom for pipeline project

February 27, 2017 |

The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion proposal may have received the thumbs-up from Canada and BC, but opponents are still hoping a court decision might stop the $6.8 billion project in its tracks.

By an 8-2 vote on Feb. 22, Vancouver … Read More

Desiree finds her desire at credit union

February 27, 2017 |

It didn’t take long for Desiree Samuel to decide where she wanted to work when she started hearing about the plans for Stz’uminus First Nation’s Oyster Bay development along the Trans Canada Highway just north of Ladysmith.

“When chief and … Read More

Tla’amin jobs, support for new shellfish plant

January 27, 2017 |

A land-based shellfish hatchery on the Sunshine Coast has received the thumbs-up from Tla’amin First Nation.

Workers from Tla’amin have been employed at the Hummingbird Cove hatchery and research station near Saltery Bay over the past two years. And the … Read More

Pipeline or pipedream? Questions remain as BC election draws near

January 27, 2017 |

By Cara McKenna

The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, now approved by Canada and BC, has Indigenous leaders, local governments and environmentalists threatening to fight the project to the bitter end.

Kinder Morgan’s $6.8 billion expansion of the pipeline will nearly … Read More

Logging trucks open doors for Halalt revenue, jobs

January 27, 2017 |

Two shiny, new logging trucks appeared in the driveway leading to the Halalt First Nation offices just days after New Year’s.

Raven August, the nation’s referral officer, was quick to introduce a visitor to both the trucks and the Halalt … Read More

Tsawwassen’s projects are put in perspective

January 27, 2017 |

“For 200 years the Tsawwassen First Nation was a welfare state, but no longer.”

Those were the words of Chris Hartman, head of the nation’s economic development corporation, who spoke to the South Delta Probus Club late last year.

Hartman … Read More

‘BC Bud’ trademarked says Homalco chief

January 27, 2017 |

Chief MaryAnn Enevoldsen talked about the potential of the medical marijuana industry in her end-of-the-year message to the Homalco First Nation community.

“The most recent projections for the recreational marijuana industry are $22.6 billion a year. I intend to continue … Read More

Water and hydro development eyed by Tla’amin

January 27, 2017 |

A proposed hydroelectric development that could increase Tla’amin Nation’s water supply, among other benefits, is one step closer to being built.

The nation is moving forward with a full feasibility study for the project that will involve researching fish habitats … Read More