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Local first nation ignored on Sandown, says former chief – Peninsula News Review

by pmnationtalk on November 13, 201711 Views

District says it has met its obligation to notify its neighbours

As news spread of the District of North Saanich’s payment of more than $600,000 to fix drainage issues on the Sandown property, a former chief of a nearby First Nation has concerns of his own.

Vern Jacks, former elected Chief of the Tseycum First Nation, says he feels his community was never properly consulted on the District’s plans for Sandown — which include turning 12 acres of the former horse racing track into commercial space and another 83 acres into agricultural land owned by North Saanich itself.

“I feel the mayor has been ignoring these things,” Jacks said in an interview.

Read More: https://www.peninsulanewsreview.com/local-news/local-first-nation-ignored-on-sandown-says-former-chief/

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