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Land Swap
Beecher Bay, Metchosin, and Langford partner to bring economic prosperity to the Capital Regional District
  Treaty negotiations facilitated a mutually-beneficial land swap between Scia'new First Nation [part of Te’mexw Treaty Association], the District of Metchosin, and the City of Langford. The land swap was enacted through a Reconciliation Agreement, signed on February 10, 2017, between the three governments. This is the first tripartite agreement of its kind between a First Nation, an urban municipality, and a rural district involving land and municipal boundary adjustments. The agreement and...
K’ómoks and Courtenay servicing agreement boosts local economy
A servicing agreement signed in March 2016 between K’ómoks First Nation and the City of Courtenay will bring water and sanitary sewer services to the K’ómoks Puntledge Indian Reserve [IR] #2, which will become treaty lands. The infrastructure will support K’ómoks’ plans to develop more economic initiatives on the Puntledge IR, including expanding the existing campground and building a residential housing complex. This agreement was developed over several years with the support of the Comox ...
BC treaty negotiations process paying off for First Nations and the province
Tla’amin Nation treaty implementation celebration, April 9, 2016. Photo by Alex Sutcliffe. This letter to the editor appeared in the May 10-16, 2016 issue of Business in Vancouver:  Dear editor, It is essential for something as important to our country as treaty negotiations that we get our facts right. In an editorial published on May 3 (“Bypassing BC treaty process pays off” – BIV issue 1383; May3-9) Business in Vancouver wrote that there are two First Nations that “have managed to navigate”...

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