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Our objective is to encourage the development of an overall comprehensive management plan for Howe Sound that recognizes and protects the social, economic and cultural value of this natural and beautiful environment.

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. This paradise continues to be  under threat.  Quick facts on Howe Sound Fortis BC and Pacific Energy Corp. have entered into an agreement for […]

Burnco Rock Products proposes a large scale gravel mine at McNab Creek, in the middle of Howe Sound. A 30-hectare pit, onsite crusher producing 20 million tonnes of aggregate over 16 years. The project will create 12 direct operational jobs.

Over the last couple years we've started to really see a significant increase in the number of vessels, large and small abandoned to Howe Sound.   It seems that these ships are somehow not under any single jurisdiction.

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.

The risks of no comment…

February 28, 2015

If you care for Howe Sound now is the time to express your concerns, or risk silence as being consent for a project that will affect the future of Howe Sound.

2015 Press Coverage

February 26, 2015

2015 Press Coverage - Future of Howe Sound Society in the News

Mayor and Council of Bowen Island will be hosts for the Howe Sound Community Forum May 1st, 2015. Progress report on Howe Sound Region planning will again be on the agenda.

Howe Sound continues to draw attention from news media around the world. Mark your calendars to Up the Noise louder for Howe Sound over the weekend of July 11th and 12th.

Responses by Burnco to public comments regarding the project have been posted and the project is moving along the Environmental Assessment process. Burnco now has three years to submit its formal application.

The environmental assessment of the Natural Gas pipeline to Woodfibre LNG is open for public comment. This period runs from January 26th through March 27th, 2015, the last opportunity for public comment.

The public are encouraged to attend the open houses being hosted by the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office taking place in January. Woodfibre LNG has now officially entered the 180 day review period and the public now has 45 days to comment on this application.

2014 Press Coverage Links

November 23, 2014

The media has been covering Howe Sound issues on a regular basis. Here are links to articles references the Future of Howe Sound Society in 2014.

Howe Sound Garbage Can

November 16, 2014

Howe Sound is being used as a "garbage can" says Suzuki. Our oceans deserve respect and Howe Sound in particular, but often it is regarded as a convenient...

McNab Valley Project Updates

November 10, 2014

Activity is ongoing in the McNab Valley as the winter weather sets in.

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