Friday, May 8, 2015

11. Scenarios of what can follow the “pilot pioneer project”.


Examples of other locations that need pioneers to build trails, roads, campgrounds, and facilities to open them up to tourists.

Once the pioneers complete the requirements to be Canadian citizens and become proud owners of their settlements, they are no longer pioneers.  It is foreseen that many would like to sponsor their relatives to immigrate to Canada.  This should be encouraged as the main point of this project is to help refugees.  

The road to Thompson, the proposed location of the pilot pioneer project is almost 800km long.  Additional pioneer homesteads can be set up along the road to exploit the lumber along the way and open the road up for tourists.  If a settlement is started at every 20 km, there could be as many as 40 such settlements on that road. With each settlement housing 1000 -2000 settlers, 40,000 – 80,000 refugees can be helped  to start a new life of freedom and opportunity just along this road.  

As situations improve in the countries that the refugees fled from, many no doubt would eventually choose to return.  This would just open up more opportunities for more refugees from other countries as the needs change, and make it that much easier for them.     

There are many remote places in Canada to homestead and support the tourist industry. It is envisioned that more and more tourists in the future will like to witness and experience a bit of Canadian wilderness and history.

Some of the possible locations to do this are taken from the links below: 

Tahsis, British Columbia

The little coastal village of Tahsis is one of the most remote Canadian towns in the country. Located on the west coast of Vancouver Island, the village is around 300km by air from the provincial capital of Victoria. With 300 residents the area is found at the head of the steep and forbidding Tahsis Inlet, part of the spectacular Nooka Sound. The inlet, while making access to Tahsis difficult, is actually a protector of sorts for the town, saving it from the vicious lashings of the Pacific Ocean. With the major income for the town derived from forestry, Tahsis enjoyed a healthy population at its peak of around 2,500. But as the forest industry has declined, so to has the town’s population, it now numbers around 300 residents. Today, the town is trying to reinvent itself as an outdoor recreation adventure destination. About 20km from the closest road, it would be accessible by horse riding or hiking if a path was made from the road. This is an excellent opportunity for pioneering spirited people, and an excellent tourist attraction possibility.  

Telegraph Cove, British Columbia

Telegraph Cove in British Columbia is a former fishing village which now serves as a launch point for eco-tourism in Blackfish Sound. Growing out of a one-room station of the northern tip of the Campbell River telegraph line, Telegraph Cove may be a remote Canadian town with a permanent population of just 20. Despite this the area is a hive of activity, with up to 120,000 visitors descending on the area in the summer. Compact and bordered by rainforest and ocean, the town retains it’s rustic past. About 10km from the closest road, it would be accessible by horse riding or hiking if a path was made from the road. This is an excellent opportunity for pioneering spirited people, and an excellent tourist attraction possibility.  

Kegashka, Quebec

Around 138 make this small Quebec town their home, Kegashka , or Kegaska as they pesky French-speaking Canadians like to spell it, was the site of a Hudson’s Bay Company trading post in 1831.Yet it wasn’t properly settled until 1898. The area attracts outdoor enthusiasts, drawn by the excellent hiking, wildlife watching, iceberg viewing and sea kayaking.

The success of this program might encourage other countries to start similar programs.  
With more possibilities of refugees escaping from harsh psychopath dictators, future dictators might perhaps be less harsh to their citizens, and less citizens will have the need to become refugees.

The flow of refugee---> pioneer-------->Canadian citizen

The refugees come from various troubled countries. They are trained and selected according to skills needed in the pioneer community.   They are then transported to the community where they live in the communal center. They support the community by living and working there. They communally  build private houses called "homesteads" for each other. When they are selected for a homestead, they move out from the communal center. They continue to work for the community as many hours as needed to use products that the community makes. The remaining time, they make trails and clear the land around their homestead and provide trees and stones to the community. 

They improve their lives by starting small businesses and providing services to tourists as well as services to the community. Once they meet the requirements of homesteading, and demonstrate that they are self sufficient, then they become tax paying Canadian citizens free to stay, or go wherever they desire.


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