Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Governments buying Islands

Canada: British Columbian Province Moves Closer to Resolving Contentious Private Island Claim

Grace Islet - Photo Courtesy of John Cameron, via www.westcoastnativenews.com

The Province of British Columbia is close to brokering a deal to protect Grace Islet – a tiny private island currently at the center of a storm surrounding a First Nations aboriginal title claim.

Grace Islet – Photo Courtesy of John Cameron, via www.westcoastnativenews.com

Just over a month after insisting that there …Read More: Canada: British Columbian Province Moves Closer to Resolving Contentious Private Island Claim

Island Issues

Canada: More British Columbian Islands Finds Themselves Subject to First Nation Claim

Yet another First Nation group in Canada has registered a claim seeking the return of traditional, aboriginal territory, this time involving three islands in the Strait of Georgia (British Columbia)

A First Nation group in Western Canada has registered a contentious territory claim on three sprawling islands in British Columbia’s Strait of Georgia. Represented …Read More: Canada: More British Columbian Islands Finds Themselves Subject to First Nation Claim

Development

Canada: First Nations Condemn Plans to Transform Island into LNG Site

Lelu Island & the Skeena Estuary - Photo Courtesy of OceanEcology.ca

First Nations groups in British Columbia have expressed outrage at proposals to transform an island into a liquefied natural gas terminal, citing a gross infringement of aboriginal rights.

Lelu Island & the Skeena Estuary – Photo Courtesy of OceanEcology.ca

First Nation groups in British Columbia (Canada) have united to condemn plans to …Read More: Canada: First Nations Condemn Plans to Transform Island into LNG Site

Island Resorts

Canada: Daring BC Ferries Rescue as “Island” is Unmoored

Guests at one of British Columbia’s most luxurious resorts had to be saved by a ferry when their floating eco-lodge came unmoored during high winds.

(Image Courtesy of VPI)

The end of the 2011 season came with a dramatic twist for BC’s King Pacific Lodge. In a rare event during …Read More: Canada: Daring BC Ferries Rescue as “Island” is Unmoored