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January 2015 Newsletter

January 23, 2015

 

Highlights:
  • 2015 Events for the Future of Howe Sound
  • Burnco Gravel Mine Update January 2015
  • Last Chance to Comment on Fortis Pipeline to Woodfibre
  • Last Chance for Comments on Woodfibre LNG

2015 Events for the Future of Howe Sound

Howe Sound continues to draw attention from news media around the world.  Squamish was named by The New York Times in their “52 Places to Go in 2015”; the L.A. Times article “A spectacular British Columbia road trip along the Sea to Sky Highway” describe in detail the stops along the way including the Sea to Sky Gondola.;  the controversial sinking of The Annapolis off Gambier Island makes International Business Times News; and Howe Sound’s rare glass sponge reefs are being recorded by the National Geographic News.   These articles are reminders that spectacular Howe Sound, so close to Vancouver is as appreciated internationally as it is locally.  When supporters are speaking up to protect Howe Sound we are accused of NIMBYism.  But if those who live here will not speak up for our back yard, who will?  Together with our Coalition partners, we will continue to work to ensure we have an overall plan for Howe …

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Last Chance to Comment on Fortis Pipeline to Woodfibre

Fortis BC’s Eagle Mountain – Woodfibre Gas Pipeline Project has now officially entered the 180 day review period.  Fortis submitted its formal application to the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office and the public now has 45 days to comment on this application.  This period runs from January 26th through March 12th, 2015.  This is the only opportunity to provide feedback on the documents submitted to the proponent and the government assessing the project.

This process is the same as the Woodfibre LNG Project. Both projects need to be approved in order to proceed.    Fortis BC does need to complete test drilling along its proposed …

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Last Chance for Comments on Woodfibre LNG

Moving along with the Environmental Assessment process, Woodfibre LNG has now officially entered the 180 day review period.  Woodfibre has submitted its formal application to the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office and the public now has 45 days to comment on this application.  This period runs from January 22nd through March 9th, 2015.  This is the only opportunity to provide feedback on the documents submitted to the proponent and the government assessing the project.

The documents are being reviewed by the Working Group comprised of representatives from various government agencies appointed by the EA office.  Once the public comments and working group comments …

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Burnco Gravel Mine Update January 2015

On December 16th, the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office approved Application Information Requirements/Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines for the proposed BURNCO Aggregate Project.   This is the final version of the document the public commented on over 14 months ago.

During the first public comment period to review the draft AIR, over 466 comments were …

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