In this issue: Saving Howe Sound's Estuary at McNab; Woodfibre LNG Update; District of West Van to Host Fall Howe Sound Community Forum; Spring 2016 Howe Sound Community Forum at Camp Fircom; Exploring UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Status; Proposed Burnco Gravel Mine Update
July 2016 Newsletter
July 30, 2016
Woodfibre LNG Update
July 28, 2016
Final investment decision by the owners of the proposed Woodfibre LNG project is still pending.
Exploring UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Status
July 27, 2016
Together with BC Spaces we have formed a committee to move the possibility of achieving UNESCO Biosphere Reserve status forward.
Proposed Burnco Gravel Mine Update
July 26, 2016
45 Day public consultation begins August 15th for the proposed Burnco Aggregate Mine that will ruin beautiful McNab Valley and this part of Howe Sound.
The Fall meeting of the Howe Sound Community Forum members will take place on October 14th at the Gleneagles Community Center.
Saving Howe Sound’s Estuary at McNab
July 20, 2016
At a time when climate change threatens our future and so much value is attributed to these estuaries, it begs the question of planners and our leaders why they would mess with our estuaries.
Squamish Chief – Plotting Howe Sound’s future
May 6, 2016
It was a rare chance for the local government leaders who make up the Howe Sound Community Forum to meet in the middle.
On April 29, 2016, 80 elected officials, First Nations, government staff and NGO representatives travelled by water taxis departing from Horseshoe Bay, Bowen Island, Lions Bay and Langdale for a day at Camp Fircom on Gambier Island.
According to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, a large-scale gravel mining and crushing facility in the northern part of Howe Sound is likely to result in the destruction of fish habitat which cannot be compensated elsewhere in the sound.