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Future of Howe Sound Forum in Review from The Pique News

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.

Meet the Participants

April 16, 2013

The speakers and presenters at the Future of Howe Sound Forum represented a cross section of interests from around Howe Sound.  Find out more about the presenters.

Press Release -  65 Organizations connected to Howe Sound  attended the Future of Howe Sound Forum that took place on Saturday, April 13th, 2013.

The Squamish Nation has existed and prospered within its traditional territory since time immemorial.  Elder in training, Linda Williams will offer the traditional welcome.

Elected officials, Howe Sound Community Forum members that include local government, Squamish First Nation, industry and non-profit organizations met  for a dialogue on moving forward with a common vision for Howe Sound. The event took place at Gleneagles in West Vancouver on April 13, 2013.

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.

Future of Howe Sound Society members presented to the Town of Gibsons Council asking the Council to support the concept of an overall management plan for Howe Sound.

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

March 11-14, 2013.  Local news media interviewed spokesperson Jeff Gau on the Future of Howe Sound's position on the announcement of a proposed LNG plant for the old Woodfibre site near Squamish.

A comprehensive management plan for Howe Sound is needed to help guide decision-making in the face of “major” projects such as the liquefied natural gas facility that’s envisioned at Woodfibre, a local group says.

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.

Indonesian billionaire Sukanto Tanoto has bought an industrial site at Squamish in order to export liquefied natural gas. Pacific Oil & Gas, says it would use a deepwater port at the old Woodfibre pulp-mill site to operate what it calls a "small-scale" LNG facility. Natural gas would be liquefied for shipment in tankers to overseas markets.

We can help ensure the health of our marine life continues by participating in local stewardship programs.

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