Friday, November 15, 2019

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

Island Market

Worldwide: Vladi Private Islands Auctions Canadian Island For Just One Dollar!

Hurricane Hole Island - Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

International island consultancy Vladi Private Islands is embarking on its first ever online island auction – the bidding for Hurricane Hole Island (Canada) starts at just one dollar.

Hurricane Hole Island – Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

International island brokerage company Vladi Private Islands has officially opened the bidding …Read More: Worldwide: Vladi Private Islands Auctions Canadian Island For Just One Dollar!

Island Issues

Caribbean: Turks and Caicos Set to Become Canada’s Eleventh Province?

Parrot Cay - Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

A recent diplomatic tour of Canada saw Turks and Caicos Premier Rufus Ewing move one step closer to becoming Canada’s eleventh province.

Parrot Cay – Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Turks and Caicos Premier Rufus Ewing got much more than he bargained for during his recent diplomatic tour of Canada, …Read More: Caribbean: Turks and Caicos Set to Become Canada’s Eleventh Province?

Breaking Island News

Update: Canadian Conservancy Group Successfully Acquires Bella Island

The Mahone Islands Conservation Association has successfully completed the purchase of Bella Island, a private island located in Nova Scotia.

The beautiful Mahone Bay – Photo Courtesy of Rob Garnett at Airscapes

The Mahone Islands Conservation Association (MICA) has this week reported that the acquisition of Bella Island – one of …Read More: Update: Canadian Conservancy Group Successfully Acquires Bella Island

Environment

Update: Fund-raising Campaign For Nova Scotian Private Island Gathers Pace

The beautiful Mahone Bay – Photo Courtesy of Rob Garnett at Airscapes

Fundraisers in Nova Scotia enter the final straight in their attempts to rescue one of the Atlantic province’s last privately owned islands: Bella Island

The beautiful Mahone Bay – Photo Courtesy of Rob Garnett at Airscapes

The Mahone Islands Conservation Association (MICA) has issued a huge thank-you to its supporters …Read More: Update: Fund-raising Campaign For Nova Scotian Private Island Gathers Pace

Environment

Canada: Nova Scotia Private Island to Return to Public Hands?

The beautiful Mahone Bay – Photo Courtesy of Rob Garnett at Airscapes

The Mahone Islands Conservation Association has signed a purchase and sale agreement for Bella Island – one of last available private islands in Nova Scotia’s Mahone Bay.

The beautiful Mahone Bay – Photo Courtesy of Rob Garnett at Airscapes

One of the final privately owned islands in Nova Scotia’s picturesque Mahone …Read More: Canada: Nova Scotia Private Island to Return to Public Hands?

Breaking Island News

Canada: Sovereignty dispute resolved as troops withdrawn from Hans Island

Hans Island Courtesy of Wikipedia.org

Military official calls end to operations on Hans Island, signaling the end of a twenty-year old diplomatic dispute between Denmark and Canada.

Hans Island Courtesy of Wikipedia.org

High-ranking army general, Walter Natynczyk, has announced a change of tact regarding the long-disputed, uninhabited Hans Island, backing away from military activity and at …Read More: Canada: Sovereignty dispute resolved as troops withdrawn from Hans Island

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