- Approximately 4.5 km southwest of Ganges.
- End of Mount Belcher Heights Road - No
- Area of mostly rural, residential and
agricultural acreage properties,
many with ocean views.
- Three different ferry routes; three ferry
- Shopping in nearby Ganges.
- Hospital, schools and RCMP station on the
- Hydro and telephone on the road.
- No encroachments and/or encumbrances.
- property climbs up from road
- moss covered bedrock
- slopes off other side
- 2 wells, drilled, in the 1970s
Determining where to
drill is like magic. First you have to find a diviner! At the
time on the Gulf Islands there was an old man that was
somewhat of a legend regarding divining. We were advised to
have him divine the property, even if we did not plan to drill
right away, because he might die soon. Yes, we used him to
find water! We picked Mr. Peterson up at the ferry
terminal and while walking to the car he broke off two 5' long
canes from a willow by a ditch at the side of the road. Later,
at the property, he gave one to me. First he walked
around; then he started to 'dance' around with the willow
cane, forward, backward and sideways. The cane bent and
dipped. All the while he talked to us about veins,
stronger and weaker and where they combine or cross. That is
how he picked the two spots. Then he took me by the hand, we
each held a willow cane and we danced over the spot together.
His cane dipped. Mine did not. Did I not feel it? he asked.
No, I felt nothing.
- 6" diameter
- first ten feet are steel lined
- capped depth; 250' and 350'
- drilled after 38 continuous days without
- A plane came by to check out drill dust
plume and confirm that it was not smoke from a forest fire. Wells are
recorded on land title. We were told at the time volume, flow and depth
would be recorded. Recently we were told by the land registry
that it was optional. The drilling company told us that each well
produced two gallons per minute. Since then, there have been many
changes within the company, different people and no records.
- The property is mostly covered in forest
with fir, arbutus and pine trees.
- There are potential building sites with
excellent views once trees are cleared.
- Optional views could include ocean and
island views, Ganges harbour, the Channels, the North Shore mountains,
Mount Baker or more islands.
- 40 years ago we could see the traffic
lights in Ladysmith change; now the trees have grown up.
- In 2017 we were approached by a community
radio station who wanted to rent part of the property to build a radio
tower to extend their reach. There were phone calls, a letter and
finally a letter from our lawyer that stated, No Tower.
- The property could be subdivided under a
Co-op like arrangement. Each property must be 1.5 acres and have
independent water supply; 0.09 acres would be common ground.
- One more well needs to be drilled.
- Road access of 50 km construction standard
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