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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.

Burnco has revised its Application for Information Requirements which needed to address each of the comments received from the public back in October. According to the Project Lead at the BCEO, the working group appointed by the Province and First Nations had until the end of March to comment.  We could be seeing the revised draft application on the BCEAO website soon.  The next step is the actual report by […]

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.

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