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February 2016 Newsletter

February 7, 2016
  • New MP for Howe Sound region prepared to lead.
  • Fall 2015 Howe Sound Community Forum Review
  • Transporting around Howe Sound
  • Proposed Projects Update

Proposed Projects Update

Brief overview of the various industrial projects proposed for Howe Sound at the start of 2016.  Re-industrialization of the sound is being closely watched by those that believe the recovery of Howe Sound’s ecosystem must be protected for current and future generations.

Burnco Aggregate Project at McNab Creek – A Public Consultation and Communications Plan was recently filed with the BCEAO, but no dates yet for when the consultations will take place. This project is still in the pre-application stage with the BC Environmental Assessment Office.  The design of the project changed substantially based on the feedback Burnco received through the public input sessions, Aboriginal groups and working group members.  The full application must be filled this year to meet the prescribed deadline of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency.

Box Canyon Hydro Project in McNab Valley – Elemental Energy is nearing completion and should be producing power this spring.  According to Principal Jamie Houssein, the Run of the …

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Fall 2015 Howe Sound Community Forum Review

The District of Squamish hosted the Howe Sound Community Forum on October 16, 2015. Seventy people attended the meeting of elected officials from communities around Howe Sound. This forum was the second of the year,  the first held on May 1st and hosted by the Municipality of Bowen Island.

Mayor Patricia Heintzman welcomed participants to the Squamish Seniors Centre where the forum was held.  Chiefs Ian Campbell, Gibby Jacob and Bill Williams welcomed participants to their traditional territory.

MP John Weston took time during his Federal Election campaigning to attend for part of the day.  Newly elected Liberal MP Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, former Mayor …

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New MP for Howe Sound region prepared to lead.

Liberal MP Pamela Goldsmith-Jones has been sworn in as the Federal representative for the Howe Sound region.   The Squamish Chief quoted our new MP at a December meeting in Squamish saying ““Our riding has a leadership role to play in the country. It’s a huge responsibility,” “I expect our riding to be as vocal as it always is,” she said. “I don’t think it’s going to be easy, but it’s something we need to do, and I am prepared to take a leadership role in that regard.”

For the future of Howe Sound, we look forward to leadership on issues related to:

Action on Derelict …

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Transporting around Howe Sound

With a grant from Transport Canada, Slipstream Vehicles Ltd. has spent the last few years proving its revolutionary thrust-cushion vehicle (TCV) concept. It works much like a hovercraft, with a patented fan design that lifts the hulls out the water and an air support and thrust …

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