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January 15, 2015
VICTORIA – The BC Green Party and Green Party of Canada today expressed gratitude that the Province of British Columbia is partnering with local First Nations and the Nature Conservancy of Canada to preserve Grace Islet in Salt Spring Island’s Ganges Harbour.Read more
Minister Thomson urges “direct discussions” on Grace Islet in op-ed, but declines request for face-to-face meeting
This op-ed was published in the Penticton Herald on July 28, 2014.
The Province of British Columbia has a rich and complex history of ignoring issues with First Nations. Sadly, we all pay for these purposeful omissions at later time. Such is the case of Grace Islet in Salt Spring Island’s Ganges Harbour, where a luxury home is being built on a First Nations cemetery.Read more
May 6, 2014
Re: Grace Islet Coast Salish burial site and residential development
Dear Minister Steve Thomson,
I am writing you this to ask you to intervene and stop the residential development proposed for Grace Islet on Salt Spring Island. Unfortunately, efforts to meet with you in person have not been successful; however, this subject is incredibly important to me and other British Columbians and must be resolved.