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January 2013 Newsletter

January 21, 2013



  • Future of Howe Sound Forum

  • Renowned Artist Helps Support FHSS

Moving forward in 2013

It is going to be a year for move forward with a comprehensive management plan for Howe Sound. The Future of Howe Sound Forum is set for April as we bring together elected officials, government staff, First Nations, Business and industry associations and non-profit organizations for a dialogue on moving forward with a plan that will respect the recovery of Howe Sound.

As the Federal Government’s changes to our environmental protection laws take effect we will find out how the fragile recovery of Howe Sound will be impacted by those changes. We expect the proposed gravel mine’s application for large scale aggregate mine at McNab Creek will move forward with public hearings commencing this spring.

The Future of Howe Sound Society thanks you for your support in signing the petition and to our coalition partners for joining us in our commitment to the conservation and stewardship of Howe Sound for current and …

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Squamish will Participate in Forum

On December 18th, 2012, the District of Squamish voted to support participation in the Future of Howe Sound Society’s Forum on April 13th, 2013 to start the dialogue on an overall comprehensive management plan for Howe Sound. However, Council is wary of the financial implications of such a plan. Read more

Future of Howe Sound Forum

We invite Local, Provincial and Federal Government representatives, First Nations, industry and business associations and non-profit organizations who have a geographic connection to the region, to come together for a dialogue on moving forward with a common vision for Howe Sound. The Forum will be held Gleneagles, West Vancouver in April, 2013 Howe Sound is North America’s southernmost fjord and home to over 53,000 permanent residents. It is bordered by three (3) regional districts and contains a broad diversity of active communities. In the summer population swells with tourists, vacation home owners, and seven children’s wilderness camps. It provides a popular and … Read more

Renowned Artist Helps Support FHSS

In support of the Future of Howe Sound Society and the continued recovery of Howe Sound in British Columbia, artist Michael Tickner is donating through the sale of his Limited Edition Archival Print “Two Points of View”, Howe Sound, B.C. 50% of the proceeds from the sale of this print in either Paper or Canvas sizes for a limited time. Learn more about the artist and purchase on-line: Two Points of View by Michael Tickner Read more

Aggregate Proposal Hits Snag

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. Read more here… Aggregate proposal hits snag | Local News | Squamish Chief, Squamish, BC Note that this is merely a small delay in the process and Burnco. The key economic factors have not yet been evaluated to determine the overall lost revenue to the region and the province or if that revenue will be compensated for by the project. The SCRD from our first hand reports wisely are … Read more

Howe Sound Mine Proposal Synopsis

SUMMARY OF THE PROPOSED BURNCO AGGREGATE MINE PROJECT From the project description summary by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency BURNCO Rock Products Limited is proposing to construct and operate the BURNCO Aggregate Mine Project 35 kilometres northwest of Vancouver, British Columbia. The BURNCO Aggregate Mine Project is expected to produce 1.0 to 1.6 million tonnes of sand and gravel per year for export over a mine life of 20 years. Sand and gravel will be processed in a preparation plant on site and transported by barge to BURNCO Ready-Mix Concrete Plants in Burnaby and Port Kells, British Columbia. The project will include … Read more

Sign Our Petition – Speak Out for the Recovery of Howe Sound

“Anywhere else in the world, Howe Sound would be a great National Park”
Dr. Murray Newman, Former Executive Director – Vancouver Aquarium Did you know that Howe Sound, the beautiful fjord right on Vancouver’s doorstep, is the proposed site of an open pit mine? Tens of millions of dollars have been spent cleaning … Read more

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