The Sunshine Coast Regional District put forward the following emergency resolution to delegates at the Union of B.C. Municipalities Conference taking place at the Vancouver Convention Centre this week.  The resolution passed quickly by the delegates Friday September 20th, 2013.  In meetings with Minister Thomson, Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, Minister Thomson said a moratorium on existing projects would not be supported, but he will commit staff resources to start discussions about planning for Howe Sound.

The next stage of BURNCO's project has begun according to the BC Environmental Assessment Office (BCEAO).  The next phase requires the company to hold open houses to explain the project and collect feedback on Application Information Requirements (AIR) Document.

According to the Canadian Yachting Magazine The Save Our Sound Rendezvous was staged by the Future of Howe Sound Society to bring attention to the potential impact of the mine, on the west side of Howe Sound, as well as other proposed industrial and residential developments that could affect the sound’s future as a boating, tourism and recreational destination on Vancouver’s doorstep.

Coast Reporter reports on the SCRD's support for Howe Sound Management Plan

Sunday, June 30th between 12 noon and 2:00 p.m. boaters of all shapes and sizes are expected to rendezvous on the water south of the McNab Creek Valley in support of maintaining this recovery.

A BC Gravel Mine Sound Off - The Tyee

Local media around Howe Sound have reported on the Save Our Sound Rendezvous.  We appreciate their interest and help with raising awareness for Howe Sound:

MP Offers Support

July 6, 2013

MP John Weston Responds to the S.O.S.

It couldn't have been a better day - the perfect conditions to exhibit what it is so special about this part of Howe Sound. Thank you to all that participated.

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