As of September 2013, the future of the Race Rocks Light tower has still not been determined. The links from this page give an historical perspective to the issue, starting below with the most recent developments. The Passage of the Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act of 2008 gave us all hope that the future of this and other iconic lighthouses of Canada would be guaranteed. The followup however has not been that simple.
September 21, 2013– Letter from DFO rejecting the proposal
September 10, 2013–Preliminary contact with DFO and Parks Canada by phone has indicated that the Proposal was rejected by DFO.
Dec 24, 2010 ––Lighthouse Team Disputes Right to Sell–(Times Colonist)
June 11, 2010– Race Rocks Lighthouse for sale ( Gazettte)
June 11, 2010– Reaction to DFO Announcement on Selling off its Lighthouses
June 4, 2013– Groups submit plans to save 128 ‘surplus’ lighthouses, Globe and Mail June 04, 2013
February 9, 2009– Barry MacDonald visits Race Rocks
Oct 8 2008– Repair plans announced for Race Rocks Tower: DFO has informed us that they intend to refurbish the tower over the next 6 months: The DFO/CCG project engineer responsible for the Race Rocks Beacon, John Lauder, P.Eng. of Fisheries & Oceans Canada in Vancouver has tended contracts based on the recommendations prepared by Mark Byram, their consultant with GOAL Engineering of Vancouver. This will involve stripping of existing paint, re-pointing/repairs to masonry, application of new weatherproof coatings and repairs to lantern house glazing.
February 6, 2007-–-A beacon of Hope for Race Rocks.The Times Colonist ran an article on the problems of the deterioration of the heritage light tower at Race Rocks.Jack Knox and Deborah Brash pay a visit to the tower at the end of January 2007. The following article appears in the Times Colonist.
February, 2007–—The deteriorating conditions of the Race Rocks Light Tower: