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BOATERS from the North Shore are expected to be among a flotilla of more than 100 vessels converging in Howe Sound this weekend to draw attention to environmental threats to the area. The S.O.S. Save Our Sound mariner's rally - being organized by the Future of Howe Sound Society - will take place between noon and 2 p.m. on the water near McNab Creek.

PRESS RELEASE  S.O.S. Save Our Sound - Mariners Rally on the Waters of Howe Sound

Future of Howe Sound Forum in Review from The Pique News

Business in Vancouver reporter presents two points of view regarding the proposed Burnco gravel mine at McNab Creek.  It is assumed that gravel from the alluvial fan in the McNab Creek valley will be supplying the Metro Vancouver market and saving the environment!   What will this mean for other  gravel operations in the lower mainland and along the coast?

Press Release -  65 Organizations connected to Howe Sound  attended the Future of Howe Sound Forum that took place on Saturday, April 13th, 2013.

Future of Howe Sound Society members presented to the Town of Gibsons Council asking the Council to support the concept of an overall management plan for Howe Sound.

A comprehensive management plan for Howe Sound is needed to help guide decision-making in the face of “major” projects such as the liquefied natural gas facility that’s envisioned at Woodfibre, a local group says.

“The ongoing economy of this area would be significantly damaged, in favour of an extremely limited number of resource-extraction jobs, based on relatively low-skilled labour,”.

Aggregate Proposal Hits Snag

November 22, 2012

Burnco Rock Products Ltd. suffered a minor setback last week when Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) directors delayed first reading of the company's rezoning application to process sand and gravel at McNab Creek.

The Future of Howe Sound Society (FHSS) is hosting a social “Up the Noise” event in Lions Bay on Saturday, Nov. 17. The invitation-only event is intended to marshal support for the recovery of Howe Sound and the development of a comprehensive management plan for the area. “But really it’s a networking event,” said society spokesperson Jeff Gau. Held at Lions Bay Village Hall from 7 to 11:30 p.m., and featuring live music and a licensed bar, the event is primarily aimed at bringing together concerned Howe Sound residents and users, Gau said.

The rezoning application for the proposed Burnco gravel mine at McNab Creek has been delayed until next month, and opponents continue to pile the pressure on the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) to deny the Alberta company’s bid.

In beautiful Howe Sound on the Sunshine Coast we have the beginning of yet another environmental travesty, where there has been no public consultation and which has had virtually no coverage in the mainstream media.

Dawn Green's article from the Pique News Magazine describes the recovery of Howe Sound identifying Howe Sound as an enigmatic fjord swirling with the after-effects of industrial activity and shining with remarkable comebacks of nature.

Residents, some of whom called for the company to pack up and get out of town, cited air quality concerns and the threat to the newly rejuvenated Howe Sound marine life as their chief objections. “It's only been in the last year or 18 months that we've seen dolphins in Howe Sound,” said Patrick Yearwood, a lawyer who owns property just south of the project.

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