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Save Howe Sound!

August 29, 2016

A large scale gravel mine continues to press forward at

McNab Creek, smack in the middle of the Sound.


Image of excavation area is not exact.

BURNCO Rock Products of Alberta wants to dig a 74+ acre pit, build an onsite crushing and processing plant, and produce 20+ million tonnes of aggregate over 16 + years.

The project will create only 12 direct operational jobs.

Why are we still fighting this?   The company continues to push forward despite widespread opposition.

The B.C. and Canadian Environmental Assessment agencies are reviewing the application but rarely reject a project

The PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD has now been extended to October 3rd, 2016.   We need your support in making sure they understand the serious issues at stake.

The Environmental Assessment Office is seeking your views on the Social, Environmental, Economic, Heritage and Cultural impacts of this project and how well BURNCO has assessed those impacts.  If you are opposed to the project proceeded, why?

Comment by online form directly to the BCEAO


by email:

Write a letter to:

Hon. Bill Bennett,

Minister of Energy and Mines,

Room 301, Parliament Buildings
Victoria, BC    V8V 1X4

Copy to:

Jordan Sturdy,

MLA West Vancouver Sea to Sky

6392 Bay Street
West Vancouver, BC   V7W 2G9

Nicholas Simons,

MLA Powell River-Sunshine Coast

5, 4720 Sunshine Coast Hwy
 Sechelt, BC V0N 3A2

David Rafael,  Senior Planner,

Sunshine Coast Regional District

1975 Field Road Sechelt, BC V0N 3A1

Sign the Petition

Click here for more information about the project



3 Responses so far.

  1. Edna Barbara Thomson says:

    Re the application of Burnco Aggregate Mine at McNab Creek in Howe Sound: The purpose in writing is to preserve the recovering health of Howe Sound for the future enjoyment of all BC residents and visitors which means protecting and preserving the marine life and the natural beauty of the area.

    The Environmental Assessment process is flawed – was identified as flawed during the 2015 election campaign, and is still in question. Therefore, the entire process, beginning with the initial proposal by Burnco needs to be reopened, and also beginning with an entirely restructured environmental assessment panel adherent and compliant with scientific environmental assessments.

  2. Eric says:

    Someone important should get this on the news. Other people would follow suit with signatures, and maybe the government might actually realize that they would lose money to this project.

  3. Jessi says:

    Leave Howe sound the way it is. Its a lovely hidden gem of Vancouver that would be ruined by a gravel pit.

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