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.
September 28, 2012
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.
May 25, 2012
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.
May 17, 2012
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.
April 14, 2012
The SCCA has responded to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency's request for public input into the requirements of the environmental assessment.
February 8, 2012
Over the last two weeks you took time to tell the Canadian government what you thought of a proposed industrial mining site within Howe Sound. Thank you for standing up and letting your voice be heard. We started with a plea to roughly 150 people on our distribution list and managed an overwhelming 610 messages being sent to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) objecting to the BURNCO Mining project […]
January 16, 2012
SUMMARY OF THE PROPOSED BURNCO AGGREGATE MINE PROJECT From the project description summary by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency BURNCO Rock Products Limited is proposing to construct and operate the BURNCO Aggregate Mine Project 35 kilometres northwest of Vancouver, British Columbia. The BURNCO Aggregate Mine Project is expected to produce 1.0 to 1.6 million tonnes of sand and gravel per year for export over a mine life of 20 […]
January 16, 2012
The Future of Howe Sound Society have just been informed that Burnco has submitted their final project description and the public have until February 3rd to submit their views on this project to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency. There is no long term land use plan covering Howe Sound and yet it is only now that marine life is showing signs of recovery from previous decades of industrial abuse. We […]
November 7, 2011
A proposal by Burnco Rock Products Ltd. of Calgary, Alberta for a large scale gravel mining and crushing facility to be located along the Northwest part of Howe Sound at McNab Creek is currently under review by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA).