Tsawout First Nation buys 99 acres of Saanich Peninsula farmland, has plans for housing – Times Colonist

The nation says it’s in talks to incorporate the Puckle Road property, which has a partial ALR designation, into its reserve lands

Tsawout First Nation has announced the purchase of a 99-acre farm on the Saanich Peninsula where it plans to build housing.

Chief Abraham Pelkey said the purchase of the property at 7245 Puckle Rd., south of the nation’s main reserve lands in Saanichton, was a long-term goal of the Tsawout Nation, which had been looking to expand its land base for many years.

The nation said the land, offered at a price well below market value as an “act of reconciliation” by the seller, increases its land base by just over 15 per cent. Talks began in December and the $5.6-million sale was made in May.

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