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Ladysmith marina gets new name amid transition to First Nation – Times Colonist

The society failed to get a B.C. Supreme Court injunction to allow it to continue running the marina until there is a decision in a court case it has filed challenging the transfer

The former Ladysmith Community Marina has a new name bestowed by the Stz’uminus First Nation, which is taking over the facility’s operation amid ongoing legal challenges.

Now called Oyster Bay Marina, the facility, with 170 slips for pleasure craft, 12 for liveaboards and 900 feet of space for visiting vessels, will be operated by Thuy’she’Num Property Management Limited Partnership, a Coast Salish Development Corp. company owned by the First Nation.

As of this week, details were still being worked out about the transition from the Ladysmith Maritime Society, which developed the facility starting in the mid-1980s.

The provincial water lot lease previously held by the city and granted to the society is being transferred to the Stz’uminus as part of the province’s reconciliation efforts.

Richard Wiefelspuett, executive director of the society, said Tuesday the organization is continuing to pay marina workers for now.

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