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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.

The Howe Sound Biosphere Region Initiative organization is now registered as a Society, launched a website www.howesoundbri.org and Facebook page.

The Fall 2017 meeting of the Howe Sound Community Forum is being hosted by the Sunshine Coast Regional District.

On Friday May 5th, 2017, 72 people gathered in Broughton Hall in Lions Bay for the Howe Sound Community Forum hosted by the Village of Lions Bay and Metro Vancouver Electoral Area A.

Now we have a real opportunity to move this vision forward thanks to the David Suzuki Foundation who set the initiative for a National Park on Gambier Island as a strategic goal.

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. 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.

Howe Sound is a treasure and protection of the Salish Sea is protection for our fjord. We support the Salish Sea Trust in their efforts to achieve this legacy moment for the Salish Sea.

A report on how the Initiative is progressing since the last update in November.

March 2017 Newsletter

March 19, 2017

In this issue: A View of What Lies Beneath; Ocean Watch - Howe Sound Edition is Published; Lions Bay and Metro Vancouver Team up to Host Spring 2017 Forum; Woodfibre LNG Project Amendment

Change to the Woodfibre LNG project triggered an amendment to the Environmental Assessment Certificate and a public comment period that ended March 11th, 2017.

Ruth Simons, executive director of the Future of Howe Sound Society (FHSS), was one of the authors of the section on stewardship and governance of the report OceanWatch-Howe Sound Edition

A glimpse into the future of the marine life growing in Howe Sound is made easier and more accessible thanks to the success of Aquatica Submarines.

The Future of Howe Sound Society is pleased to have contributed to the Comprehensive Planning chapter of the recently published OceanWatch - Howe Sound Edition report.

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