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July 2015 Newsletter

July 9, 2015
Highlights:
  • Report released – Howe Sound Science & Knowledge Workshop
  • Woodfibre LNG hanging in the balance
  • The Crown and Chief recognize significance of Marine Trail
  • S.O.S! Rendezvous 2015 – Event Change

S.O.S! Rendezvous 2015 – Event Change

Saturday, July 11th, 2015
Mariner’s Armada to Save Our Sound.
Unfortunately, Future of Howe Sound Society’s event with live music and speakers at Ekins Point at 2:00 is cancelled due to uncertain air quality conditions for Saturday. Wildfires continue to burn on the Sunshine Coast and in the Sea to Sky Corridor.

Still on – Starting at 11:00 a.m. between Bowyer Island and the mainland, boaters of all kinds will join My Sea to Sky and Concerned Citizens of Bowen for the hornblow procession across the proposed LNG tanker route to say No to LNG in Howe Sound.
Refer to Concerned Citizens of Bowen or My Sea to Sky for updated details.
Help spread the word –  share on Facebook and Twitter # @ChristyClark No LNG Tankers #HoweSound #Vancouver.
Don’t have a boat?  Join in at Horseshoe Bay 10:30 on the Government dock, then rent a boat from Sewell’s Marina.

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Report released – Howe Sound Science & Knowledge Workshop

On March 27, 2015 the Howe Sound Science and Knowledge Workshop brought together 60 expert knowledge holders from a diversity of backgrounds to identify and share observations, information, data and stories that relate to the aquatic biophysical features of Howe Sound. Jenn Burt, coordinator of the Workshop sent the published report to participants with this review.  “Participants included knowledge holders from three local First Nations (Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, and Musqueam Nations), the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, the Provincial Government, local consulting companies, academic institutions, and multiple non-governmental organizations and community groups. The workshop resulted in a broad overview of observations and …

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The Crown and Chief recognize significance of Marine Trail

On Sunday, June 14th Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon stood in the sand of Nexen Beach in Squamish and read a statement acknowledging the return of the marine life in Howe Sound.  She broke from the script to ask Chief Bill Williams if the elders had recalled a time when Grey whales were in Howe Sound to which he replied “it was a long time ago.”  It was a quintessential Howe Sound day and setting for the official opening of the Sea to Sky Marine Trail.  As officials, First Nations and observers listened to the speeches under the warm sun being cooled by the …

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Woodfibre LNG hanging in the balance

“To be, or not to be: that is the question”  This question will be in our minds long past the summer of 2015 should the 26 conditions of the Squamish First Nation outlined on June 26th be met by Woodfibre LNG.  This project has a long road still ahead to …

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