Crews have started to take down a partially built home on Grace Islet — home to an aboriginal cemetery.
The BC government paid the land owner close to five million dollars to take the land back when the owner obtained permits to build property.
The land was transferred to the Nature Conservancy of Canada last February. The conservancy’s regional vice-president Linda Hannah says this day important for the first nation’s community
”It’s essential that we build trusted relationships with our First Nations neighbors. And the work that’s being undertaken today with the demolition and deconstruction of the house is a necessary step that will right a terrible wrong.’
The cost of the demolition is 300 thousand dollars and will take 2 months to complete.