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Until these reefs were discovered in the Hecate Straight in 1987, scientists believed the Reefs to be long extinct. World-renowned paleobiologist Dr. Manfred Krautter described the discovery of these sponges to be, “like finding a herd of dinosaurs on land.” Scientists found more of these reefs in Howe Sound in 2001.

Feast or Famine for Pacific Salmon. One year rivers on the West Coast of Canada seem to be empty of salmon, the next they are so full commercial boats are being allowed to drop their nets in the estuaries. Mark Hume and John Buchanan attempt to clarify the murky waters surrounding Pacific Salmon.

The Gambier Island Conservancy has begun a letter writing campaign to the Minister of the Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations,  opposing the opening of two new woodlots on Gambier island.  The Woodlots, due to go for tender in October, would see up to one quarter of Gambier Island clear-cut logged.

Changes to Burnco Rock Products’ proposal for a gravel mine operation at McNab Creek are steps in the right direction, but will not satisfy the concerns of opponents, the spokesman for the Future of Howe Sound Society (FHSS) said Tuesday.

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.

Lions Bay resident Dave, has been fishing around Howe Sound for over 30 years. When the word spread the Humpback was in Howe Sound, he jumped in his boat and captured this video on Thursday September 26th, 2013 just off Gambier Island near Brigade Bay. Dave is thrilled to have witnessed and share this amazing site, evidence of the wonderful recovery of Howe Sound.   Humpback http://globalnews.ca/news/876166/watch-video-of-breaching-humpback-whale-in-howe-sound-as-population-picking-up/

Link to on-line comment form to the BC EAO that closes October 18th.

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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.

The next stage of BURNCO's project has begun according to the BC Environmental Assessment Office (BCEAO).  The next phase requires the company to hold open houses to explain the project and collect feedback on Application Information Requirements (AIR) Document.

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

Local media around Howe Sound have reported on the Save Our Sound Rendezvous.  We appreciate their interest and help with raising awareness for Howe Sound:

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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