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As we come closer to the year 2020, we reflect back to February 1996 when the first Howe Sound Roundtables was convened. 

The Canadian Commission for UNESCO responded to the Howe Sound Biosphere Region Initiative (HSBRI) working group's status report submitted November 2017 encouraging more engagement with First Nations.

It was a sad day for many when it was announced March 20th, 2018 the BC Environmental Assessment Office had issued an environmental certificate for the Burnco Aggregate Project.

The Spring 2018 meeting of the Howe Sound Community Forum is being hosted by the Squamish Lillooet Regional District.

Winter 2017/2018 Newsletter

January 8, 2018

In this issue: Howe Sound in Balance, 2018; From Citizen Science to Federal Policy - Exciting News; More Comments needed to Save McNab Valley; Supporting our Efforts

Howe Sound in Balance, 2018

January 8, 2018

Howe Sound 2018, the year ahead.

In response to Canada's commitment to the 2006 United Nations General Assembly Sustainable Fisheries Resolution DFO is seeking to add 13 more reefs closures in Howe Sound.

Comments on the Federal Assessment Report of the Burnco Aggregte Mine are open until January 26th, 2018.   

TAKE ACTION!  The PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD closes Monday, November 27th, 2017 10:00 p.m..

Bowen Island novelist Pauline Le Bel has written Whale in the Door: A Community Unites to Protect BC’s Howe Sound. 

OceanWatch Task Force works to advance action items Local Governments can support for improving the health of Howe Sound.

The Assessment Offices are releasing their Final reports for public comment starting October 27th. Final comments will form part of the decision making process by the Federal and Provincial Ministers.

On Friday October 13th, 2017, 70 people arrived at YMCA Camp Elphinstone for the Howe Sound Community Forum hosted by the Sunshine Coast Regional District.

The Bowen Conservancy is taking the lead on informing the public about this proposed logging and encouraging public participation in this process. Their message is simple - Bowen Island is not suitable for a Forest Development initiative, and so the island should be removed from the FSP.

Responding to 3,590 issues raised by the public during the public comment period last year not a deterrent for BURNCO.

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