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Under First Nations Leadership, Businesses at the End of the Road Thrive

By Abby Francis, quathet Living, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

In 2000, Tla’amin Nation and City of Powell River mayor Dave Formosa entered into a partnership to purchase about 4.1 acres of land in Lund. This area includes three harbours, two parking lots, a hotel and restaurant, general store, and a fuel dock. In 2016, just after treaty was signed, Tla’amin’s government bought out Formosa, and now owns all of the 4.1 acres. 

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New, lucrative First Nations oyster farm a sign of good things to come

By Abby Francis, quathet Living, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Tla’amin Nation has owned tenures in the Okeover and Theodosia areas for over 45 years and the business arm, Tla’amin Management Services LP, re-entered the aquaculture business in 2018. Its main operations, under Pa’aje Shellfish LP, are in the toxʷnač (Okeover) area which contains an astonishing 12 acres – one of the biggest in the area. 

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Another affordable housing project is underway in Powell River

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Construction has begun on a new housing complex in Powell River to provide affordable homes for families and seniors with low to moderate incomes.

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Wildfire evacuation alert for southern Sonora Island residents

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The Strathcona Regional District (SRD) issued a wildfire evacuation alert for Sonora Island residents south of Hyacinth and Dorr Lakes. The alert is currently just a precaution, but residents are asked to prepare to leave their homes on short notice.

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Could this be the model for a city’s name change?

By Abby Francis, quathet Living, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Back in 2001, when Stewart Alsgard was mayor of Powell River, he kicked off a project to redevelop the downtown waterfront area around the Westview Ferry Terminal. City planners had imagined an attractive Seawalk, a pier, a park and more. 

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