It seems that the Lantzville foothill trails are opening back up to the public after the new landowner closed them last year. If we get any more concrete news we'll let you know.
"The fence and gate at the Harwood entrance were removed. Presumably if the new owners wanted to continue to keep people out they wouldn't have removed the barriers and signs. Also the Vipond access gate has a sign stating hiking and biking are allowed." via. ryanguy on islandclimbing.com