Myth Busting

Dispelling myths about rails to trails on the E&N corridor
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2024 FORT-VI AGM report

The FORT_VI AGM for 2024 was held in Nanaimo on March 10. A new membership bylaw was adopted.
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Cycling Capital of Canada

Demonstrating the benefit of building cycling infrastructure, Victoria has more than double the percentage of people who cycle to work, compared to any other city in Canada.
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“Active” Railway stops Trail Plans

The so-called "active" status of the E&N railway blocks trail plans in Qualicum Beach.
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Shuswap Rail Trail

The Enderby-Splatsin section of the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail project has been completed. It demonstrates the commitment of First Nations, regional, provincial and federal governments to connect communities and provide residents with a multi-use pathway that both preserves and showcases the region’s natural beauty. The same thing could happen with the Island Corridor if the people want it.
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Take a slow-cation

This article from the Globe and Mail shows the potential tourist revenue from cycling - a one week tour in Quebec costing only $9000!
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Planning meetings underway

The Regional District of Nanaimo and other jurisdictions along the Island Rail Corridor are in the planning stages of what to do with the 289-km stretch. (From an article in the Capital Daily) Read Article
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Island Rail Corridor Feasibility Study

FORT-VI has completed a study of the feasibility of putting a trail on the rail bed of the Island Rail Corridor, funded by a $45,000 grant from the Federal Active Transportation Fund.
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Time to face facts for the Island Corridor

The decision in March by the federal and provincial governments to return a portion of the Island rail corridor lands to the Snaw-Naw-As First Nation is likely the decisive blow to the concept of rail returning to the E&N corridor.
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Halalt First Nation also seeking return of land used for rail corridor

The Halalt First Nation near Chemainus is seeking the return of land taken from its reserve for the E&N railway in the early 1900s.
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FORT-VI Press Release

The federal government and the Province of British Columbia today announced the return of a short section of the Island Corridor to the Snaw-Naw-As First Nation. The Snaw-Naw-As have indicated strongly that they do not want rail going through their reserve and have stated that they want to see alternative uses for the corridor considered.
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E&N Land Returned to First Nation

Ten acres of land taken for E&N to be returned to Nanoose First Nation
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