A dying way of life
Imagine if you were living on a First Nations reserve with 50, 60, 70% unemployment and and faced with this.
A dying way of lifeNew Canada-U.S. treaty and declining salmon stocks could spell the end of Vancouver Island's much-reduced troller fleetJack Knox, Canwest News ServicePublished: Saturday, August 02, 2008
UCLUELET - Doug Kimoto's grandfather homesteaded in Clayoquot Sound in the early 1900s, back when the government wanted Japanese immigrants to live where they fished.
Kimoto's dad was a fishermen, too, though he sold his boat just before being uprooted and shipped east during the Second World War.
The family, including six-month-old Doug, moved back to the Island in 1950, after Ottawa finally allowed Japanese-Canadians to return to the coast. Doug's dad bought a brand-new troller, the 42-foot La Perouse, that he heard was being built in Brentwood Bay. It's the boat that Doug, now 58, still runs today.