Saturday, June 7, 2008

Finn Slough

Finn Slough is a small, quaint community facing an uncertain future as it becomes increasingly vulnerable to encroaching development. Founded by Finnish fishermen in the 1890's, the title of the land was bought in 1989 for the purpose of developing a multi-million dollar housing project. Efforts to evict the residents of Finn Slough have been based in part on complaints that the vintage buildings are not up to code, yet even under the constant threat of legal action, support has steadily grown. Current priorities are to raise public awareness and have the village designated as a protected heritage site. To date, they are still struggling to preserve their unique home and way of life.

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