A section of the rail corridor on Vancouver Island. (Black Press file)

A section of the rail corridor on Vancouver Island. (Black Press file)

Nanaimo, Snuneymuxw, Snaw-Naw-As councillors join Island Corridor Foundation’s board

Tyler Brown, Bill Yoachim, Brent Edwards among new members helping guide non-profit rail foundation

The Regional District of Nanaimo’s chairperson is among five new members of the Island Corridor Foundation’s board of directors.

In a press release, the non-profit foundation, which owns and maintains the Vancouver Island rail corridor, announced that Tyler Brown, also a City of Nanaimo councillor, will join Bill Yoachim, Snuneymuxw First Nation councillor; Brent Edwards, Snaw-Naw-As First Nation councillor; Charlene Everson, K’omoks First Nation councillor; and Aaron Stone, Cowichan Valley Regional District chairperson and Ladysmith mayor, on the board.

Stone will also serve as ICF board co-chairperson alongside longtime board member Judith Sayers, Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council president and Vancouver Island University chancellor, and all new directors will serve a two-year term, the press release said.

Larry Stevenson, ICF CEO, said he was pleased to welcome the new members and looks forward to the “unique and diverse expertise and perspective” they will bring.

Stone expressed similar sentiments, saying he’s excited to work with Sayers and the other board members “as we lead the next chapter in returning rail service to Vancouver Island.”

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