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Stories of Bute Inlet

By Friend of Bute - Posted on 13 November 2009

Community Action: Our Bute

Has Bute Inlet given you stories to tell? Do you know someone who would like to share memories about living or working in the inlet, or about an adventure up Bute? Please help us locate and document the history of this magnificent powerful place.

Home of Xwemalhkwu people – and of salmon, grizzlies, and countless other creatures, Bute’s immense mountains and rivers and ocean contain memory-treasure: tales of journeys, quests, and challenge... and surely there are ghosts?

We are assembling the histories of Bute – the natural, the cultural, the ancient and modern. Our impetus is the Canadian Environmental Assessment which is seeking “local and traditional knowledge” about the area. We can give them lots and lots of stories – so lets share what we know about the spirit and the real power of Bute Inlet!

Tell why Bute Inlet is special and tell what you want to be remembered – because Bute may change forever, but the stories can endure.

And just maybe, our stories will help the CEAA decide that Bute Inlet is not the place for Plutonic and GE to build the largest private power project in Canada.

Send your stories, photos, drawings, videos to Friends of Bute Inlet. We'll post them here, and make sure they are filed as evidence in the environmental assessments of the project.

If you have questions or for help with writing your story, copying photos, or anything else, just ask.

Email us at

Write to us at Box 570, Heriot Bay BC, V0P 1W0.

Phone us at 250-285-2846.

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