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BOATERS from the North Shore are expected to be among a flotilla of more than 100 vessels converging in Howe Sound this weekend to draw attention to environmental threats to the area. The S.O.S. Save Our Sound mariner's rally - being organized by the Future of Howe Sound Society - will take place between noon and 2 p.m. on the water near McNab Creek.

Rally to Save Howe Sound

June 16, 2013

Calling all Mariners Rendezvous on the waters of Howe Sound - Sunday, June 30th between 12 noon and 2:00 p.m.  The purpose of this event is to draw attention to the threat of long term heavy duty non-sustainable industry returning to this area.  Live Music - Monitor VHF channel 72 lower power for details.

PRESS RELEASE  S.O.S. Save Our Sound - Mariners Rally on the Waters of Howe Sound

Save Our Sound Rendezvous - Calling all Mariners.  June 30th rendezvous at McNab Creek

Business in Vancouver reporter presents two points of view regarding the proposed Burnco gravel mine at McNab Creek.  It is assumed that gravel from the alluvial fan in the McNab Creek valley will be supplying the Metro Vancouver market and saving the environment!   What will this mean for other  gravel operations in the lower mainland and along the coast?

Sunshine Coast Regional District posts Draft Application for Information Requirements ahead of public consultation process.

On April 4, the SCRD’s infrastructure services committee voted to defer the Burnco application until after the environmental assessment for the project is completed.

Millions have been spent cleaning up the Sound after decades of industrial abuse. It’s paid off with a remarkable recovery. We should not allow this progress to be placed at risk. Find out more and SIGN our Petition

The Society was advised in early March that the Environmental Assessment process is starting to progress on the Burnco gravel mine project. The draft Application for Information Requirements has been reviewed by EAO/CEAA  and has been determined to be adequate for review by the Working Group.

A number of projects have been filmed in the Howe Sound area as opposed to other locations due to the pristine beauty of the coastline.  This low impact, clean and sustainable business brings millions of dollars into the region.

“The ongoing economy of this area would be significantly damaged, in favour of an extremely limited number of resource-extraction jobs, based on relatively low-skilled labour,”.

Michael Tickner is donating through the sale of his Limited Edition Archival Print 'TWO POINTS OF VIEW', Howe Sound

Aggregate Proposal Hits Snag

November 22, 2012

Burnco Rock Products Ltd. suffered a minor setback last week when Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) directors delayed first reading of the company's rezoning application to process sand and gravel at McNab Creek.

The Future of Howe Sound Society (FHSS) is hosting a social “Up the Noise” event in Lions Bay on Saturday, Nov. 17. The invitation-only event is intended to marshal support for the recovery of Howe Sound and the development of a comprehensive management plan for the area. “But really it’s a networking event,” said society spokesperson Jeff Gau. Held at Lions Bay Village Hall from 7 to 11:30 p.m., and featuring live music and a licensed bar, the event is primarily aimed at bringing together concerned Howe Sound residents and users, Gau said.

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