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Arthur Digbeethanks!

Arthur Digbee

Voted 10/10

Yet another great page, can't wait to visit your island again.

The phrasing "private land leased by the Crown to Timberwest Forest Corp" bugged me -- if it's Crown land, then it's not private. Maybe, "privately leased land" ? Or maybe I've corrected too many students' papers in my life. :)
Posted Sep 5, 2008 9:11 pm

vancouver islanderRe: thanks!

vancouver islander

Hasn't voted

Thanks Arthur.

The phraseolgy may bug you but, unfortunately, is accurate. Once the timber companies have acquired logging rights from the Crown they are entitled to use the land as they want and to restrict access when and how they please. They can also resell the lease after they're extracted the timber for whatever purpose they wish - although the government has to approve the new use (could be private housing or a resort etc).

I do see your point however. I wonder if "restricted access" land would be more accurate.
Posted Sep 6, 2008 3:07 am



Voted 10/10

Was up in that area this weekend. They are currently saying no camping as well. The road was open and passable all the way. The gate between El Capitan and Whymper was even open. Some trees across road, but all passable with 2WD.
Posted Nov 4, 2008 8:28 pm

vancouver islanderRe: Access

vancouver islander

Hasn't voted

On Sandy's trip?

Thanks for the camping heads up. I'll modify the page info accordingly.
Posted Nov 4, 2008 8:34 pm

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