The Future of Howe Sound Society is pleased to have contributed to the Comprehensive Planning chapter of the recently published OceanWatch - Howe Sound Edition report.

The Spring 2017 meeting of the Howe Sound Community Forum is being hosted by the Village of Lions Bay and Metro Vancouver.

The BC Environmental Assessment Office has granted BURNCO Rock Products a time-out in order for the company to respond to all the comments. The 180 review period was to end January 28, 2017.

November 2016 Newsletter

November 11, 2016

In this issue: BURNCO Gravel Mine Update Fall 2016; Woodfibre LNG Update Fall 2016; Progress Report - Howe Sound UNESCO Biosphere Region Initiative; Fall 2016 Howe Sound Community Forum review; Mixed reactions to Fixed Link Feasibility Study

Announcement that Woodfibre LNG "is a go" is premature considering the many outstanding conditions and changes yet to be approved.

We look forward to co-creating the Howe Sound Biosphere Initiative with First Nations groups and engaging all stakeholders in achieving the objectives of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizations vision for Biosphere Reserves as a model for sustainable development.

The study confirmed the Fixed Link options fail on the environmental scorecard. Studying more feasible ways to improve transportation safety, reliability and frequency without harming our environment must be a top priority for the benefit future generations.

Over 300 people attended the three public consultation open houses, over 600 comments were submitted, 96% against or expressing strong concerns.

On Friday October 14th, 2016 the rain and wind warnings didn’t deter the 76 people that made their way to the Gleneagles Golf Club House for the Howe Sound Community Forum hosted by the District of West Vancouver.

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