• Improved accessibility at xw cumi:lucun (Gabriola Sands Provincial Park)

    It is over five years since GaLTT first contacted BC Parks about improving accessibility in xw cumi:lucun (Gabriola Sands Provincial Park/Twin Beaches), and while achieving wheelchair access to the beach and water still holds complex problems, costly to solve, a grant to GaLTT from the BC Park Enhancement Fund has enabled some great accessibility improvements on the side of the park that overlooks Pilot Bay.

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  • Fishing Report for June 30, 2021

    Chinook fishing is still very strong! Thrasher, Grande to Whalebone, Entrance, and The Fingers are all alive with fish.

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  • GERTIE Ready for Summer

    GERTIE is mighty pleased about being able to once again book charters and special trips for the kinds of summer events we all look forward to: weddings, family reunions, even special solstice birthday parties where friends can safely travel from the campground to Twin Beaches, as Peggy Bus did on this past summer solstice evening.

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  • Fishing Report for June 23, 2021

    Chinook fishing continues to be off the charts in productivity.

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  • Fishing Report for June 9

    Tom Davis sent me the D.F.O. working papers for Chinook Salmon in 2021. It details the D.N.A. findings and hatchery abundance in all the areas, and the results were astounding. 

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  • GERTIE’s 8th anniversary coming up soon

    Having been with the GERTIE crew since our community bus began its island roundabouts in June of 2013, I almost can’t believe we are approaching 8 years of operating a public transit service independent of BC Transit, but with so much support from our Regional Directors, our Island Trustees, and Gabriola businesses and residents. 

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  • Fishing Report for June 2

    Shell and I did a test fish last night, and the Waterfall was alive with Chinook! We fished for an hour and a half, had 4 doubleheaders, and two strikes while I was lowering the line. We boated and nicely released 10 Chinook estimated to be 7 to 11 pounds. These were taken bottom bouncing in 135 to 155 feet of water, with Cookies and Cream spoons as bait.

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  • Public Trails on Private Land

    One of the great pleasures for Gabriola residents and visitors alike is our island’s extensive network of maintained trails. Whether it’s a walk to the village for coffee or an epic ‘Descanso to Degnen’ hike through coastal Douglas-fir forest types, the well-maintained network of community trails offers something for everyone.

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  • GaLTT launches new program to help Gabriolans conserve more natural habitat on their properties

    This Earth Day April 22, Gabriola Land and Trails Trust (GaLTT) will launch its new Nature Stewards Program. GaLTT President Rob Brockley described the program as inspirational, voluntary, and full of opportunities for community collaboration.

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  • Fishing Report for April 21, 2021

      D.F.O has not made any additional announcements about opening a Chinook selective marked hatchery fishery locally. I am afraid that the longer the delay, the less the chance of a positive result. 

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