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Burnco Rock Products proposes a large scale gravel mine at McNab Creek, in the middle of Howe Sound. A 30-hectare pit, onsite crusher producing 20 million tonnes of aggregate over 16 years. The project will create 12 direct operational jobs.

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

The BC Environmental Assessment Office has granted BURNCO Rock Products a time-out in order for the company to respond to all the comments. The 180 review period was to end January 28, 2017.

Over 300 people attended the three public consultation open houses, over 600 comments were submitted, 96% against or expressing strong concerns.

Save Howe Sound!

August 29, 2016

A large scale gravel mine continues to press forward at McNab Creek, smack in the middle of the Sound. The PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD is now on until October 3rd, 2016. Help make sure decision makers understand the serious issues at stake.

45 Day public consultation begins August 15th for the proposed Burnco Aggregate Mine that will ruin beautiful McNab Valley and this part of Howe Sound.

At a time when climate change threatens our future and so much value is attributed to these estuaries, it begs the question of planners and our leaders why they would mess with our estuaries.

Proposed Projects Update

February 3, 2016

Brief overview of the various industrial projects proposed for Howe Sound at the start of 2016. Re-industrialization of the sound is being closely watched by those that believe the recovery of Howe Sound's ecosystem must be protected for current and future generations.

Responses by Burnco to public comments regarding the project have been posted and the project is moving along the Environmental Assessment process. Burnco now has three years to submit its formal application.

McNab Valley Project Updates

November 10, 2014

Activity is ongoing in the McNab Valley as the winter weather sets in.

BURNCO Rock Products posted on August 5, 2014 a revised project description. The size of the processing area appears to be 60% larger and the barge load out jetty is 125 metres closer to the residential area at McNab, yet Burnco is petitioning to have the process continue without re-review.

July 2014 Newsletter

July 21, 2014

Kayak, sail, paddle, and power your way to Howe Sound Join us to make some noise to stop the re-industrialization of this beautiful place. SUNDAY – JULY 27th – 1:00 to 3:00 PM Thornborough Channel (North End of Gambier Island to McNab Creek Valley) Please join us for a Live Outdoor Benefit Concert by “The Brothers” band in Howe Sound.

The pressure on citizens is fuelled by information received primarily through the media about the Province's and proponents plans intentions for Howe Sound.

There are a number of good reasons to be close to Howe Sound this summer.

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