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The District of Squamish is hosting elected officials, government staff, presenters and various representatives of non-profit organizations on Friday October 16th, 2015.    The last forum was May 1st on Bowen Island.  On the agenda this meeting will be:

  • Updates from Squamish Nation, communities around Howe Sound and MLA Jordan Sturdy
  • “State of the Sound” report -New initiative of the Suzuki Foundation in partnership with Vancouver Aquarium and Squamish Nation.  Stephen Foster, Team Lead David Suzuki Foundation and Bob Turner
  •  Waterfront residential/commercial developments nearing development stage:
    • Sewell’s at Horseshoe Bay – Andrew Browne  MCIP, RPP Senior Community Planner, District of West Vancouver
    • The George Hotel in Gibsons – Andre Boel, RPP, Director of Planning, Town of Gibsons
    • South Britannia Beach,  Michael A. von Hausen MCIP, RPP, CSLA, MLAUD, LEED AP, President, MVH Urban Planning & Design Inc.  Adjunct Professor, Simon Fraser University
    • Squamish Oceanfront Development – Caroline Lamont, Land Development Manager at Bethel Matthews Southwest
    • Visual recording by Erin Stewart
  • Introduction to Clear Seas organization –  “Safe and Sustainable Shipping – What does it Take?” Dr. Richard Wiefelspuett, Executive Director, Clear Seas – Centre for Responsible Shipping
  • Changes at Howe Sound Pulp and Paper at Port Mellon – Brent Desrocher, Kraft Technical, Environmental & MBOS Manager, Howe Sound Pulp and Paper Corporation
  • Restoration of the Squamish Estuary – Edith Tobe, Executive Director, Squamish River Estuary Society
  • Update on Cumulative Effects Assessment for Howe Sound – Jeff Juthan, Land Specialist, FLNRO
  • Mayor Heintzman will be hosting a tour of Squamish following the forum for the attendees.

The purpose of the Howe Sound Community Forum is  “To provide a forum for local governments, Regional Districts and First Nations discussion to maintain and enhance the economic, environmental, cultural and social well being of the Howe Sound for the benefit of present and future generations.”

For more information about the Howe Sound Community Forum and previous meetings, refer to our website.



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