Thousands of hectares to be transferred to First Nation near Nanaimo – Times Colonist

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Thousands of hectares to be transferred to First Nation near Nanaimo – Times Colonist

by ahnationtalk on September 22, 202025 Views

September 22, 2020

Two new agreements which will transfer more than 3,000 hectares of land near Nanaimo to the Snuneymuxw First Nation from the province of B.C. foresees economic opportunity, stability and jobs in the form of partnerships with forest companies.

Embedded in the deal is an assurance by the Snuneymuxw First Nation that it will discontinue a lawsuit, launched in 2001, against the province over the impact of log booms in the Nanaimo River estuary and how it affected Douglas Treaty rights to fish.

A total of 1,003 hectares at Mount Benson, west of the city, is to be transferred, along with 2,097 hectares at Mount McKay, southwest of Nanaimo.

The agreements set aside 300 hectares for elk and deer habitat and ensures continued access for the Great Trail of Canada.

Read More: https://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/thousands-of-hectares-to-be-transferred-to-first-nation-near-nanaimo-1.24207088

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