Gold River, Mowachaht / Muchalaht, Tahsis Sign Shared Vision Statement

Signing of Shared Vision Statement

Left to Right: Mayor Jude Schooner (Village of Tahsis) Tyee Ha’wilth Mike Maquinna (Mowachaht Muchalaht First Nation) Mayor Brad Unger (Village of Gold River)

Via CivicInfo BC

Gold River, Mowachaht Muchalaht First Nation, Tahsis

GOLD RIVER – On Thursday March 17, 2016, the Village of Gold River, along with the Mowachaht Muchalaht First Nation and the Village of Tahsis signed a shared Vision Statement solidifying their commitment to work together to enhance the well-being of each community and the region.

This historic step forward unites the three communities by enabling collaborative participation through shared values, respect and a newly established working relationship. The new relationship will strengthen their ability to pursue business and economic development strategies for the betterment of their residents, members and businesses.

The Vision Statement states, in part:

“We are progressive communities that share a desire to responsibly manage our natural resources in a manner that will stimulate new business opportunities and develop a diversified economy whilst always respecting each other.”

“This is a defining moment in the long history of the Mowachaht Muchalaht First Nation. This Vision Statement reflects the truth of the respectful, trusting and mutually beneficial relationships with our valued Tahsis and Gold River neighbors,” said Chief Mike Maquinna of the Mowachaht Muchalaht First Nation Council of Chiefs.

“Revitalizing our local and regional economy in a sustainable way requires working closely with the Mowachaht Muchalaht First Nation and the Village of Tahsis. We know that open and meaningful relationships are fundamental to our economic growth,” said Mayor Brad Unger of Gold River.

“We are stronger together than apart,” said Mayor Jude Schooner of Tahsis. “We have put into our daily lives the relationship and reconciliation that is often talked about but not always delivered. We have done it here.”

The communities will now work on a Co-operation Agreement to implement key aspects of the Vision Statement.

The Vision Statement was a product of a series of Community to Community meetings made possible by funding from the Government of British Columbia.

Michael McGee, Administrator
Mowachaht Muchalaht First Nation
(250) 283-2015

Larry Plourde, Administrator
Village of Gold River
(250) 283-2202

Mark Tatchell, Chief Administrative Officer
Village of Tahsis
(250) 934-6344


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Christmas Wishes From Mayor Brad Unger


Christmas is a time when we all look back on our year and reflect on things we accomplished and look at other things we wished we’d had more time to accomplish. It’s also a good time to look forward and make plans and decide where priorities may be for the future.

Regardless of where you are in your own personal journey, I would like to take this time to wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season and thank each of you for taking the time to stop me in the street or come and see me at the store to share with me your thoughts and ideas about how to move Gold River forward in the next few years. It’s a big and important job, and I can assure you that your Village Council is working hard at planning a future that makes sense for our Village.

Please travel safely and enjoy this holiday season with your family and friends. From my family to yours, have a very Merry Christmas!

Mayor Brad Unger

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Village Conducting Annual Water Main Flushing Beginning Nov 9th

The Village of Gold River will be conducting its annual water main flushing from November 9 – November 30, 2015.
The flushing of water mains is necessary to remove sediment that gradually deposit in the pipes over time. During the flushing period the water will remain safe and potable however, there may be brief periods of discoloration, cloudiness and temporary pressure fluctuations while remaining within compliance limits.
Any concerns please call 250-283-2251.
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