Stz'uminus: B.C. First Nations students to get equal funding - First nations students in B.C. will soon receive the same funding as their peers in provincially run schools, thanks to an agreement signed Friday morning near Ottawa. The First Nations Education Steering Committee, which represents about 130 schools, has been in negotiations with the federal government for six years, shaping a strategy to improve education on reserves. The new agreement – especially its promise of better funding – was welcome news to Len Merriman, principal of two schools on Stz'uminus First Nations, on Vancouver Island. He said he’d like to put some of the funds toward school programming, building the list of course options available to students.
Stz'uminus: Ambitious project enters late stages of planning - A development with an 18-hole golf course straddling First Nations and private land at the mouth of Ladysmith Harbour is in the late planning stages with the Stz'uminus (Chemainus) First Nation. The Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce heard a presentation on the project last month from the Coast Salish Development Corporation, an entity created to realize the band's ambitious plans to become economically self-sufficient. The project has been three years in the making. Its first phase would include mixeduse housing and commercial space east of the Trans-Canada Highway. The First Nation wants to make the golf course part of the first phase of the Four Corners project.
Stz'uminus: Stz'uminus looking to develop north of Ladysmith - The Coast Salish Development Corporation has big plans to turn the Four Corners property north of Ladysmith at Oyster Sto-Lo Road into a small village. The Coast Salish Development Corporation (CSDC) is the economic development corporation of Stz’uminus First Nation. And it sees a lot of opportunities for mixed use development in the area known as the Four Corners or Oyster Bay. Oyster Bay is one of the four Stz’uminus First Nation reserves. It contains 97 hectares of land adjacent to Ladysmith Harbour and the Trans-Canada Highway.