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Salish Sea Sentinel | April 8, 2020

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Talks start on Nanaimo-Vancouver passenger ferry service

March 28, 2017 |

Snuneymuxw, the City of Nanaimo and its port authority have started discussions with the proposed operator of a new passenger-only ferry to downtown Vancouver.

The talks come after Island Ferry Services Ltd was chosen as the preliminary preferred proponent to … Read More

Stz’uminus people getting job-ready

March 28, 2017 |

As the signs go up for the new Tim Hortons and Esso gas station, members of Stz’uminus First Nation are gearing up for major job opportunities at the new Oyster Bay development on the Trans Canada Highway north of Ladysmith.

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New island ferry service seen as a boost for Snuneymuxw

March 28, 2017 |

A new ferry began making the journey from downtown Nanaimo to Newcastle Island – Saysutshun – on April 1.

And Erralyn Thomas said the vessel should prove to be a win-win for both her nation and visitors to the provincial … Read More

QXMC takes flight with drone school

March 28, 2017 |

Qathen Xwegus Management Corporation is flying high these days.

QXMC, the economic development arm of Klahoose First Nation, hosted its Drone Territory event at Thunderbird Hall in Campbell River on April 1. Up to 30 participants learned to fly a … Read More

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