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Letter regarding the Colliery Dams

Comptroller of Water Rights Post Office Box 9340 Station Prov Govt Victoria BC V8W 9M1 Re: File D720001-00 and D720002-00 June 15, 2013 Dear Sir/Madam, I am writing with regard to the application made by the City of Nanaimo to remove and rebuild two dams located on the Chase River within the bounds of the City. When attending Nanaimo’s city council meeting June 10 th I was surprised to hear Mr. Kenning, the City Manager, indicate that the City had failed to consult with the Snuneymuxw First Nation before or even immediately after Council’s decision to change its plans to now include re-building these two dams. By abandoning its plans to re-naturalise the Chase River, and without making concrete plans about how or when the dams would be re-built, the well-being of the river below the dams is put into question. As the Snuneymuxw First Nation has treaty rights to this productive river any negative impact on the river, including expected lowered summer and