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Local Howe Sound Governments are invited to participate in an interactive Webinar on the Cumulative Effects Framework in preparation for Visions and Values for Howe Sound Workshop.

The Britannia Beach Community Centre was a fitting location for the 79 people who attended the Howe Sound Community Forum meeting held on Tuesday January 14th, 2014.  The 1917 building has been well restored and maintained and a good reminder of this town’s mining past.  Host Maurice Freitag, Area Director of the Squamish Lillooet Regional District, gave an update on the town that has tremendous potential.   Director Freitag and the […]

Best Wishes for 2014

January 9, 2014

We wish all of you the very best for the holiday season and for the New Year and hope that in 2014 you will engage with us to help preserve the unique, natural marvel that is Howe Sound.

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On September 23, 2013 elected officials from around Howe Sound met in West Vancouver in the spirit of shared principles of cooperation.

B.C. Provincial Minister Thomson, Forests Lands and Natural Resources, responded to Future of Howe Sound Society's request for a comprehensive plan for Howe Sound.

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.

On Saturday, Al Price and his partner Lily Ebrao were on Howe Sound waters when they saw what seemed like a wind surfer in trouble, about hundred meters or so off the log sorts at Watts Point.   But as they got near, they were treated to a beautiful surprise: Orca whale! “To our amazement, a dorsal fin the size of a surfer emerged gently from the water about 20 meters in front of us,” said Al Price, who operates a boat tour company called Great Lynx Tours in Squamish.

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.

Great piece from HoweSound45 Productions (Chris Dietrich) Our youth are influenced and their perception of the world are shaped by our actions. Here's 45 adventures all in one destination, and why it needs to make the transition from industrial home to recreational playground.

The Sunshine Coast Regional District put forward the following emergency resolution to delegates at the Union of B.C. Municipalities Conference taking place at the Vancouver Convention Centre this week.  The resolution passed quickly by the delegates Friday September 20th, 2013.  In meetings with Minister Thomson, Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, Minister Thomson said a moratorium on existing projects would not be supported, but he will commit staff resources to start discussions about planning for Howe Sound.

According to the Canadian Yachting Magazine The Save Our Sound Rendezvous was staged by the Future of Howe Sound Society to bring attention to the potential impact of the mine, on the west side of Howe Sound, as well as other proposed industrial and residential developments that could affect the sound’s future as a boating, tourism and recreational destination on Vancouver’s doorstep.

Coast Reporter reports on the SCRD's support for Howe Sound Management Plan

A BC Gravel Mine Sound Off - The Tyee

MP Offers Support

July 6, 2013

MP John Weston Responds to the S.O.S.

It couldn't have been a better day - the perfect conditions to exhibit what it is so special about this part of Howe Sound. Thank you to all that participated.

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