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Deep in the fjords of Howe Sound there are many competing interests.   Each of these believe to have the best possible outcomes for the land and the people who live, work and play in Howe Sound and for the most part we get along very well.

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The study confirmed the Fixed Link options fail on the environmental scorecard. Studying more feasible ways to improve transportation safety, reliability and frequency without harming our environment must be a top priority for the benefit future generations.

Proposed Projects Update

February 3, 2016

Brief overview of the various industrial projects proposed for Howe Sound at the start of 2016. Re-industrialization of the sound is being closely watched by those that believe the recovery of Howe Sound's ecosystem must be protected for current and future generations.

Howe Sound Airshed

March 10, 2015

Many people remember the bad odour in Howe Sound when the pulp mills at Port Mellon and Woodfibre were in full production back in the 70's.

Welcome news coming from the Sunshine Coast Natural Resources Districts regarding the Gambier Island Woodlots in the Wild Heart of Howe Sound

Municipal Elections 2014

November 4, 2014

On November 15th votes will be counted and newly elected representative of communities around Howe Sound will begin influencing the direction of the future of the region.

All comments sent submitted by Aug. 5th will be forwarded to the Statutory Decision maker who will make the final recommendation to proceed or pursue other alternatives.

Please attend to learn more and have a say - the future of the Wild Heart of Howe Sound is at risk

As the stewards of these lands, the Province should be routinely reviewing its planning decisions to ensure they remain current and its use is in the best interest of the people.

The pressure on citizens is fuelled by information received primarily through the media about the Province's and proponents plans intentions for Howe Sound.

The request by the community and Islands Trust for proper consultation with senior management of the Ministry of Forests prior to advertising the Woodlots was dismissed.

On 7 February, the Province moved ahead with advertising the Woodlots without further consultation with the community.

B.C. Ferries under Review

February 2, 2014

Late 2013, the BC Coastal Ferry service conducted public engagement as part of a review of its services and issued a report which has resulted in the creation of the BC Ferry Coalition.

Construction of the Box Canyon Hydro Project in the McNab Valley is scheduled to get underway spring 2014 and continue for the next 16 months.  The project has received the required approvals and this is the final step before construction of the plant can begin.

A new project and a new threat to the health of Howe Sound has been announced. Metro Vancouver is considering a proposal to build a $500-million garbage incinerator on Squamish First Nation lands at Port Mellon.

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