KUS-KUS-SUM RESTORATION ON THE COURTENAY RIVER: “It’s an exciting opportunity to return an industrial site to its former natural state, while also honoring the historical presence of the K’ómoks First Nation,” stated MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard in April 2019 when she welcomed $1 million in provincial funding to support transformation of Kus-kus-sum into wetland habitat

    A historic milestone in reconciliation and intergovernmental relations has taken place in the Comox Valley. A First Nation, a municipality and an environmental non-profit have signed an MOU to collaboratively purchase, restore and manage a key property in the heart of their community. “It is a huge win for everyone involved in bringing Kus-kus-sum forward, and for the Comox Valley as a whole,” said Ronna-Rae Leonard. “The project team knocked on my door when I took office and I am pleased that the province is providing this funding for such a complex and inspirational initiative.”

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