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Ruth Simons, executive director of the Future of Howe Sound Society (FHSS), was one of the authors of the section on stewardship and governance of the report OceanWatch-Howe Sound Edition

It was a rare chance for the local government leaders who make up the Howe Sound Community Forum to meet in the middle.

According to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, a large-scale gravel mining and crushing facility in the northern part of Howe Sound is likely to result in the destruction of fish habitat which cannot be compensated elsewhere in the sound.

2015 Press Coverage

February 26, 2015

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

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.

Not every marine ecosystem gets a second chance. Fewer still get ruined twice. But Howe Sound, where an environmental rebirth has been unfolding for the past eight years, may soon start to slide back toward environmental sterility.

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.

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.

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/

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:

The SCRD is reviewing a proposal for a hydro power project on Box Canyon Creek near McNab Creek in West Howe Sound.

T.V. Coverage of S.O.S. Save Our Sound Rally on June 30th, 2013

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