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The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) has submitted its Comprehensive Study Report on the Burnco Aggregate Project to Minister McKenna, the Federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change.    It is more important than ever to ensure wild fish are protected.  This assessment leaves out important species and is based on inadequate data as noted by the Sunshine Coast Conservation Association and Stamford Consulting.

It is important to comment, once again, on the Federal Review.  Public comments on this report can be submitted up to January 26th, 2018.  The Minister will be reviewing public comments prior to making her decision.  Howe Sound needs your voice as BURNCO Rock Products still intends to dig 20 million tonnes of sand and gravel out the McNab Valley and disturb this precious estuary.


  1. Submit your comments on the study directly to CEAA.   Written comments in either official language must be submitted by January 26, 2018 to:

BURNCO Aggregate Mine Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
410-701 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V7Y 1C6
Telephone: 604-666-2431

The BC Environmental Assessment Office (BCEAO) issued its Draft Provincial Assessment Report and Proposed Conditions, public comments on this report closed November 27th and can be viewed here.  Decision by B.C.’s Minister of Environment and Minister of Energy and Mines has been delayed to February 2nd, 2018. In the meantime, we support the need for improvements to the Environmental Assessment process being called for by My Sea To Sky.  If you want to add your voice to others to TAKE ACTION! Ask Minister Mungall and Minister Heyman to stop Burnco and fix BC’s broken environmental assessment click here.

Future of Howe Sound Society submitted this comment to the BCEAO along with this letter from LGL Environmental Consulting, an environmental firm contracted by FHSS.



One Response so far.

  1. Neil Wildman says:

    To whom this may concern.

    I have been boating in Howe sound for a short period of time now. We are members of Burrard Yacht Club. The Club has property on Gambier island at Elkins point. Just South of McNab creek. For the short period the we have been able to enjoy the area. I had not fully appreciated the water difference. As we travel up Gambier to Elkin’s point the water changes into a magnificent green color. It is a really special area. I can only imagine what the differences are under water. I for one see no need for commercialism in this specific area anymore. I see no need to disrupt an area that is coming from previous commercialism. At some point we need to shift our focus from $ to sustainability. Just because a company bought land. Does not give them the right to bully and push though their agenda against a large number of opposing stakeholders.


    Neil Wildman

    Opposed to Burnco McNabb project!

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