Category Archives: Tourism

Environmentalists protect local history and seabirds on Galiano Island

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A new conservation area on B.C.’s Galiano Island with deep cultural significance for local First Nations will protect a pristine shore for a multitude of seabirds and help an increasingly rare ecosystem withstand global warming.

A kilometre of beach in Cable Bay and the adjoining 66 acres of land inside the threatened Coastal Douglas-Fir biogeoclimatic zone (CDF) have been acquired by the Galiano Conservancy Association (GCA) and the Nature Trust of British Columbia.

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Mount Cain ski hill expecting another successful year amid COVID protocols

By Kate Madigan CKTZ News, through an LJI grant to Canada-info.ca

Mount Cain Ski Area is a popular destination for many Cortes Island residents. Located 10 kilometres outside of Woss and another 11 kilometres up a logging road, it’s known as the North Island’s “best kept secret.” As Vancouver Island’s only community-run ski hill, this rustic, off-grid ski establishment boasts no lineups, and an informal, community atmosphere unique to the industry.

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Eco-tour operator nets $75,000 in penalties

By Norman Galimski,  Prince Rupert Northern View, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The Provincial Court in Prince Rupert has fined the general manager of Sandspit Adventures $75,000 for five offences in 2019 against the federal Fisheries Act and provincial Fish and Seafood Act.

On Dec. 7, Judge David Patterson ordered that Chad James Whiteside must pay a $45,000 fine by Dec. 31, 2024, for ‘buying, selling, trading, bartering or offering to buy, sell, trade or barter fish not caught and retained under the authority of a licence issued for the purpose of commercial fishing.’ As well, for other counts, he was ordered to pay $20,000 by Dec. 7, 2022, and a further $10,000 by Dec. 7, 2023.

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Beach clean-ups, the Misty Isles and life between two worlds

Jonas Fineman has been at sea for much of the last seven months: cleaning up beaches, showing tourists the marine wonders of our area and as the  captain of a scientific research vessel. He returned home briefly last week, before setting out again for the waters off southern Vancouver Island.  

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First Nation-owned and operated resort a rising ecotourism star

CKTZ News, through an LJI grant to Canada-info.ca

The Klahoose Wilderness Resort overcame the many challenges present with the pandemic to start building its tourism reputation in its first season in operation.

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