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May 2015 Newsletter

May 29, 2015
Highlights:
  • S.O.S! Rendezvous 2015
  • Howe Sound Community Forum returns to Bowen Island
  • Sea to Sky Marine Trail in Howe Sound
  • What is next? Woodfibre LNG in Howe Sound

S.O.S! Rendezvous 2015

Saturday, July 11th, 2015
Mariner’s Armada to Save Our Sound.
Kayakers, paddle boarders, sailors and boaters of all kinds
Starting at 11:00 a.m. join the hornblow procession up Howe Sound and make some noise.
Enjoy live music by The Brothers in Farms and hear speakers at 2:00 near McNab Creek.  Experience Howe Sound
See the route of potential LNG carriers, gravel barges, the new Sea t0 Sky Marine trail and where the whales and dolphins play.
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Howe Sound Community Forum returns to Bowen Island

Bowen Island Municipality were pleased to play hosts once again to the Forum members.  Bowen Council member Alison Morse was present at the Forum on Bowen for the signing of the Principles for Cooperation back in 2002.

There were many new participants at the table on May 1st, 2015.  This was the first forum since the municipal elections last November and the interest level was high as indicated by the good turnout from the member communities.

Mayor Murray Skeels of Bowen Island welcomed Squamish Nation Chief Bill William and Councillor Chris Lewis to provide opening welcome and provide updates on marine planning for Howe …

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What is next? Woodfibre LNG in Howe Sound

Now the window of opportunity to provide comment to the BC Environmental Assessment office about the Woodfibre LNG project is closed. What happens next and what can people do?

1,700 or more comments were submitted, including those from Future of Howe Sound – Woodfibre LNG Comments.   The BCEAO now has to consider the common themes while the proponent responds to each of the comments made.  The scrutiny over the proponent’s application is now in the hands of the Working Group committee members and the Environmental Assessment officers.  It is expected that the recommendations to approve the application and list of conditions …

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Sea to Sky Marine Trail in Howe Sound

The official opening of the Sea to Sky Marine Trail will take place in the month of June, 2015.  Once the trail is officially opened, detailed maps and information will be available for kayakers who will now be able to enjoy the Sea to Sky Marine Trail that stretches from …

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