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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.

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.

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.

Squamish Nation and Provincial commitments advance the planning process.

BURNCO Rock Products posted on August 5, 2014 a revised project description. The size of the processing area appears to be 60% larger and the barge load out jetty is 125 metres closer to the residential area at McNab, yet Burnco is petitioning to have the process continue without re-review.

Premier Clark announced from China in November 2013 that Woodfibre LNG at Squamish  could be the first west coast facility to liquefy natural gas (LNG) and export to Asia.  This was news, and still is to many who live along the route of the supertankers that will be carrying this highly hazardous cargo.* It is possible members of government promoting this location are not familiar with the geography and demographics of Howe Sound as […]

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