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April 2016 Newsletter

April 11, 2016
Highlights:
  • The Future of Highway 99
  • Hope for Action on Derelict Boats
  • Howe Sound – Vancouver’s Wild Neighbor
  • Spring 2016 Howe Sound Community Forum

Howe Sound – Vancouver’s Wild Neighbor

Want to fall more in love with Howe Sound? Escape through this wonderful 19 minute video by Bob Turner that just won the Festival Prize at the 2016 Bowen Island Adventure Film Festival. Brothers Bob and Tim Turner take us with them via this video on their kayaking trip from Horseshoe Bay to Squamish. You will understand why Howe Sound is worth protecting.

 

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The Future of Highway 99

Rendering of proposed Klahanie Resort at Shannon FallsThe timing appears to be right for a number of developers to move their projects forward in the Howe Sound – Sea to Sky corridor. These projects are capitalizing on what has become a very desirable place to visit and to live. Squamish is growing fast and more people are enjoying the scenic drive. However, it is time for a comprehensive study of traffic demands and transit solutions before it is too late. With all of the proposed developments, what will be the cumulative effects of multiple construction projects going forward at the …

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Hope for Action on Derelict Boats

Another recent sinking in Howe Sound is a reminder of the passing off of responsibility that continues by owners of old boats. Local Howe Sound steward John Buchanan recorded the sunk boat “Salten” in Darrell Bay and captured underwater footage that shows the garbage left on board and potentially hazardous material. The ship was recently moved from Mamquam Blind Channel in Squamish to Darrell Bay before it sank.

There is optimism that a recently revived NDP private member’s bill that addresses derelict boats will be supported by the Liberal’s majority government and action will start to happen. A General Distribution Paper Abandoned and Derelict Vessels was produced in January …

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Spring 2016 Howe Sound Community Forum

Camp Fircom on Gambier Island will be the location for the next Howe Sound Community Forum taking place on April 29th . The Gambier Island Local Area Trustees are hosts for this gathering of elected officials, First Nations and representatives of non-profit organizations who attend as observers. Participants who will travel from …

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