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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.

The rezoning application for the proposed Burnco gravel mine at McNab Creek has been delayed until next month, and opponents continue to pile the pressure on the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) to deny the Alberta company’s bid.

John Gleeson of the Coast Reporter recently talked with the Future of Howe Sound Society's Jeff Gau about the Society's goals and how the McNab Creek proposal by Burnco Rock Products is incompatible with those goals.

In beautiful Howe Sound on the Sunshine Coast we have the beginning of yet another environmental travesty, where there has been no public consultation and which has had virtually no coverage in the mainstream media.

John Weston is the MP for Howe Sound - Sunshine Coast - Sea to Sky Country and he is currently conducting a series of Town Hall meetings to gather your thoughts and opinions on a range of topics. Don't miss this opportunity to speak your mind on this incompatible land use and help us push for a comprehensive land use plan for the Howe Sound.

Residents, some of whom called for the company to pack up and get out of town, cited air quality concerns and the threat to the newly rejuvenated Howe Sound marine life as their chief objections. “It's only been in the last year or 18 months that we've seen dolphins in Howe Sound,” said Patrick Yearwood, a lawyer who owns property just south of the project.

Burnco Rock Products are planning to put a concrete aggregate mine at McNab Creek in the Howe Sound. On Wednesday May 23rd there is an opportunity for you to hear the latest developments from representatives from Burnco and have your views heard through a Q&A forum hosted by Islands Trust.

(CEAA) has allocated a total of $44,250 to eight applicants to support their participation in the federal environmental assessment of the proposed BURNCO Aggregate Mine Project.

Over the past 20 years, Howe Sound has been the subject of millions of dollars in reclamation projects to restore its health, paid for by industry and you the taxpayer. Regrettably an Alberta based company has proposed a large scale gravel mining and crushing facility at McNab creek that will set back these rehabilitation efforts, especially for local salmon populations.

The SCCA has responded to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency's request for public input into the requirements of the environmental assessment.

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