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Salish Sea Sentinel | September 19, 2019

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TFN plans to increase green space, opens Osprey Park

July 30, 2019 |

Tsawwassen First Nation has opened a new public park as part of a wider plan to increase green spaces in its territory.  

Osprey Park was designed and built by Aquilini Development Group as part of their ongoing Tsawwassen Shores development project.  

The multi-use park — which includes a basketball, playground, picnic area and … Read More

T’Sou-ke cuts ribbon on new businesses

July 30, 2019 |

Photo from left: T’Sou-ke Coun. Allan Planes, Coun. Rose Dumont, Natassia Davies, Shelley Davies and Chief Gordon Planes.

T’Sou-ke First Nation has officially opened a gas station, coffee shop and Indigenous retail store on its land — something leaders say will be the first of … Read More

TFN moves ahead on industrial park with CBSA, Amazon

July 30, 2019 |

Photo: Tsawwassen Chief Ken Baird, front, exchanged gifts with Vancouver Fraser Port Authority CEO Robin Silvester during the opening of a new CBSA facility on TFN lands on June 17.

By Cara McKenna

Tsawwassen First Nation is moving forward on developing its industrial lands … Read More

‘This feels like déjà vu’: Nations launch new TMX legal challenge

July 30, 2019 |

First Nations whose territories cover much of the Trans Mountain pipeline route in B.C. have launched appeals on the recent re-approval of the expansion project. 

Leaders from six communities announced on July 9 that they had filed documents at the Federal Court … Read More

Tla’amin member opens ‘tattoo spa’ in Powell River

May 28, 2019 |

When envisioning a stereotypical tattoo shop, many people would imagine things like skull decor, blaring rock music and bright neon lights.  But Tla’amin member Francis Jr Luaifoa wanted to open a shop that made the experience of getting a tattoo more like a relaxing trip … Read More

T’Sou-ke moves forward on gas station project

May 28, 2019 |

T’Sou-ke First Nation is preparing to open a new gas station, convenience store and Tim Hortons on its land. 

The nation broke ground on the project in late 2017 and final touches on the development are now being made. The businesses are expected to open soon.  

During a … Read More

K’ómoks installs solar array at I-Hos Gallery

May 28, 2019 |

K’ómoks First Nation is one step closer to its goal of net zero energy consumption with a recently-installed solar array. 

The solar panels installed at the community’s I-Hos Gallery in Courtenay, B.C., will generate 75 per cent of the electricity used … Read More

Malahat Nation partners on proposed ‘skywalk’ in territory

April 29, 2019 |

Malahat Nation has partnered in plans for a new elevated “skywalk” that would give tourists a stunning view of their territory on Vancouver Island.  

The proposed wooden Malahat Skywalk is a 650-metre forest pathway leading to a tower with a climbing spiral ramp, inspired by elevated forest walks in Europe. 

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Salish Eye Productions opens studio at Halalt

April 1, 2019 |

Photo: Salish Eye owner Tricia Thomas.

A Coast Salish digital design company has opened the doors of a new studio space at Halalt First Nation. 

Salish Eye Productions is owned by Halalt member Tricia Thomas (Laxelewetstnaat) and offers photography, videography, website design and more. 

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Malahat artwork added to Mill Bay ferry terminal

April 1, 2019 |

Photos: BC Ferries

Artwork created by two Malahat First Nation members is now on display at the BC Ferries terminal in Mill Bay. Jeremy and Jordan Harry painted two panels on the terminal’s wooden enclosure. One features two killer whales breaching … Read More