April 12, 2017
On May 9th voters will cast their ballots in the Provincial Election. The future of Howe Sound will then be influenced by the new government for the next four years.
On April 27th, the Future of Howe Sound Society and the David Suzuki Foundation are co-hosting an All-Candidates Meeting for the West Vancouver Sea to Sky riding. The event will start at 7:30 and takes place at the Broughton Hall, 400 Centre Road, Lions Bay. Doors open at 7:00.
Momentum has been building around Howe Sound for protection of its recovery. Current initiatives include a UNESCO Biosphere Region, Salish Sea World Heritage Site, Cumulative Effects Assessment, National Park Feasibility study, marine protection for Glass Sponge Reefs. Let’s ensure this great recovery is supported by our next Provincial Government.
The All-Candidates meeting will address issues in the Sea to Sky corridor, with particular focus on Howe Sound relevant to the provincial government. The meeting provides an opportunity for voters in West Vancouver Sea to Sky area to engage and hear candidates share their views on specific questions posed by the hosts and the public.
Public are invited to submit written questions to the Future of Howe Sound Society prior to the meeting by email to email@example.com
On the Sunshine Coast in the Powell River Sunshine Coast riding, the candidates are: incumbent Nicholas Simons, NDP; Kim Darwin, Green Party; Matthew Wilson, Liberal Party and Reuben Richards, BC Cascadia Party. For All-Candidates in this riding, check for dates in the Coast Reporter.
Issues relevant to Howe Sound include, but not limited to: Transportation, Woodfibre LNG, Provincial Parks, support for National Park on Gambier Island, Environmental Assessment processes, natural resource development of Crown Lands, affordable housing, infrastructure investment, BURNCO Aggregate Mine in McNab Valley, support of comprehensive planning and conservation of Howe Sound.