• Islands Trust must adapt if it is to survive

    Times Colonist, Saturday, March 10, 2012

    Forest-lot families on Galiano barred from building homes for 20 years.

    The Islands Trust, Canada’s blue-chip experiment in conservation government has decided not to take a $250,000 Gas Fund grant to review its policy statement. Gulf Island residents heaved a sigh of relief.  Was the Trust actually considering the will of its subjects?  Could it be that the Trust was finally listening to people who were not fanatic supporters?  Could the Trust learn, grow and even survive?