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Published February 9, 2012 in the Georgia Strait:

According to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, a large-scale gravel mining and crushing facility in the northern part of Howe Sound is likely to result in the destruction of fish habitat which cannot be compensated elsewhere in the sound. During a 2010 review of the project, DFO determined that the project would result in harmful destruction of fish habitat. During a follow-up review after some scoping changes by the proponent, DFO stated that they “continue to have serious concerns about the extent of the impacts to fish and fish habitat that may result from this project” and that “The project presents a high risk to Salmon and Salmon habitat.”

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