First Nation protesters prepare for ‘escalation’

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Paddlers will, once again, take to the water around Grace Islet on Wednesday morning.
Paddlers will, once again, take to the water around Grace Islet on Wednesday morning.

September 17, 2014

Frustrated over the province’s refusal to issue a stop work order, opponents of a plan to build a home on Grace Islet aim to visit the site Wednesday morning.

“First Nations chiefs, elders and cultural workers will visit their ancestral burial ground on Grace Islet in Ganges Harbour to put a stop to construction there,” states a news release issued by Salt Spring Islanders for Justice and Reconciliation and Salt Spring Residents for Responsible Land Use on Tuesday afternoon.

“Island residents and others will join them on the water and land to send a strong message to the provincial government for an immediate resolution to the controversy and the protection and restoration of the site.”

Opponents of the project have campaigned over the summer at the local, regional and provincial government levels to…

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