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Cape Mudge prepares for big announcement

The long-time Chief Councillor of the We Wai Kai Nation has been re-elected.

Ralph Dick is back again to lead the nine-person Cape Mudge Band Council while Kim Duncan is the lone new councillor.

The other incumbents re-elected Jan. 31 to four-year terms are Brian Assu, Ted Assu, Keith “Sonny” Wilson, Jody Wilson-Raybould, Ted Lewis, Cindy Inrig and Daniel Billy.

The We Wai Kai Nation has about 500 members mainly living on the reserves at Cape Mudge on Quadra Island and Quinsam in Campbell River.

Approximately 500 other band members live off reserve.

In the last few years, the band council has focussed its business interests on developing Quinsam Crossing commercial park and the  scallop farm located off the east side of Quadra Island.

And one of its biggest business ventures is expected to be finalized and formally announced this month.

The band, along with the Campbell River-based Pallan group, has formed the Middle Point Harbour Limited Partnership.

The port facility, located just north of the city, is already home to the Quinsam Coal storage and loading facility, but the new partners envision much more.

They plan to expand the port operation, create a wood pellet manufacturing plant, and build a large dry dock and ship repair facility.

Middle Point would also have a commercial marina and log sort.

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