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Burnco Project Status

December 6, 2013

As 2013 draws to a close the same not be said for the Burnco Rock Products draft application for information requirements, phase one of the environmental review process

Public Feedback on BURNCO

October 29, 2013

The Future of Howe Sound Society has reviewed each of the 460 comments that were posted on the BCEAO website during the Public Comment period that ended October 19th.   Comments were from a broad range of people, the majority believing that a gravel mine in Howe Sound is wrong, and the costs  far outweigh the benefits.

For the first time in half a century, commercial fishing vessels were scooping salmon out of Howe Sound last week. Starting on Thursday (Aug. 22), the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) opened up an exploratory fishery for the area, said Herb Redekopp, DFO's chief of conservation and protection for the Lower Fraser. The goal of the three-day opening was to assess the strength of the pink salmon run travelling to the Squamish River.

Not every marine ecosystem gets a second chance. Fewer still get ruined twice. But Howe Sound, where an environmental rebirth has been unfolding for the past eight years, may soon start to slide back toward environmental sterility.

Feast or Famine for Pacific Salmon. One year rivers on the West Coast of Canada seem to be empty of salmon, the next they are so full commercial boats are being allowed to drop their nets in the estuaries. Mark Hume and John Buchanan attempt to clarify the murky waters surrounding Pacific Salmon.

Changes to Burnco Rock Products’ proposal for a gravel mine operation at McNab Creek are steps in the right direction, but will not satisfy the concerns of opponents, the spokesman for the Future of Howe Sound Society (FHSS) said Tuesday.

Link to on-line comment form to the BC EAO that closes October 18th.

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The next stage of BURNCO's project has begun according to the BC Environmental Assessment Office (BCEAO).  The next phase requires the company to hold open houses to explain the project and collect feedback on Application Information Requirements (AIR) Document.

According to the Canadian Yachting Magazine The Save Our Sound Rendezvous was staged by the Future of Howe Sound Society to bring attention to the potential impact of the mine, on the west side of Howe Sound, as well as other proposed industrial and residential developments that could affect the sound’s future as a boating, tourism and recreational destination on Vancouver’s doorstep.

A BC Gravel Mine Sound Off - The Tyee

Local media around Howe Sound have reported on the Save Our Sound Rendezvous.  We appreciate their interest and help with raising awareness for Howe Sound:

MP Offers Support

July 6, 2013

MP John Weston Responds to the S.O.S.

It couldn't have been a better day - the perfect conditions to exhibit what it is so special about this part of Howe Sound. Thank you to all that participated.

T.V. Coverage of S.O.S. Save Our Sound Rally on June 30th, 2013

S.O.S. Rendezvous Program - download here

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