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Background Howe Sound is one of the world’s most majestic outdoor playgrounds. An hour from Vancouver, orcas and dolphins arc alongside kayakers and commercial fishermen. Marine scientists study the unique underwater world. The Sea-to-Sky Highway `s breathtaking views are enjoyed by visitors from around the world. Our goal is to facilitate these discussions and one of the most successful means of doing so is via the Howe Sound Community Forums. […]

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The BC Environmental Assessment Office has granted BURNCO Rock Products a time-out in order for the company to respond to all the comments. The 180 review period was to end January 28, 2017.

Announcement that Woodfibre LNG "is a go" is premature considering the many outstanding conditions and changes yet to be approved.

We look forward to co-creating the Howe Sound Biosphere Initiative with First Nations groups and engaging all stakeholders in achieving the objectives of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizations vision for Biosphere Reserves as a model for sustainable development.

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.

Over 300 people attended the three public consultation open houses, over 600 comments were submitted, 96% against or expressing strong concerns.

On Friday October 14th, 2016 the rain and wind warnings didn’t deter the 76 people that made their way to the Gleneagles Golf Club House for the Howe Sound Community Forum hosted by the District of West Vancouver.

Save Howe Sound!

August 29, 2016

A large scale gravel mine continues to press forward at McNab Creek, smack in the middle of the Sound. The PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD is now on until October 3rd, 2016. Help make sure decision makers understand the serious issues at stake.

Woodfibre LNG Update

July 28, 2016

Final investment decision by the owners of the proposed Woodfibre LNG project is still pending.

Together with BC Spaces we have formed a committee to move the possibility of achieving UNESCO Biosphere Reserve status forward.

45 Day public consultation begins August 15th for the proposed Burnco Aggregate Mine that will ruin beautiful McNab Valley and this part of Howe Sound.

The Fall meeting of the Howe Sound Community Forum members will take place on October 14th at the Gleneagles Community Center.

At a time when climate change threatens our future and so much value is attributed to these estuaries, it begs the question of planners and our leaders why they would mess with our estuaries.

On April 29, 2016, 80 elected officials, First Nations, government staff and NGO representatives travelled by water taxis departing from Horseshoe Bay, Bowen Island, Lions Bay and Langdale for a day at Camp Fircom on Gambier Island.

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