Fall 2017 News

November 12, 2017

In this issue: New Book Tells Howe Sound Story; Action on OceanWatch- Howe Sound Edition; BURNCO Gravel Mine at final stage of Environmental Assessment; Fall 2017 Howe Sound Community Forum Review

Bowen Island novelist Pauline Le Bel has written Whale in the Door: A Community Unites to Protect BC’s Howe Sound. 

OceanWatch Task Force works to advance action items Local Governments can support for improving the health of Howe Sound.

The Assessment Offices are releasing their Final reports for public comment starting October 27th. Final comments will form part of the decision making process by the Federal and Provincial Ministers.

On Friday October 13th, 2017, 70 people arrived at YMCA Camp Elphinstone for the Howe Sound Community Forum hosted by the Sunshine Coast Regional District.

In this issue: BURNCO Gravel Mine Environmental Assessment resumes; Initiative for a Howe Sound UNESCO Biosphere Region; Sunshine Coast Regional District to host Fall 2017 Howe Sound Community Forum; Logging Bowen Island...seriously

The Bowen Conservancy is taking the lead on informing the public about this proposed logging and encouraging public participation in this process. Their message is simple - Bowen Island is not suitable for a Forest Development initiative, and so the island should be removed from the FSP.

Responding to 3,590 issues raised by the public during the public comment period last year not a deterrent for BURNCO.

The Howe Sound Biosphere Region Initiative organization is now registered as a Society, launched a website www.howesoundbri.org and Facebook page.

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