Finding Nemo and climate change

When I was seven, my parents took our family camping on Lady Elliot Island, at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef. I remember holding my father’s hand as we snorkelled over the reef crest, watching turtles, reef sharks, and manta rays. But mostly, I remember spending hours snorkelling by myself in a little lagoon on the reef flat, watching a clown fish dash in and out of its host anemone, just like the one in the movie Finding Nemo. Continue reading

Giving back this #GivingTuesday

Howe Sound holds a very special place in my heart. I moved to Canada from Ireland in 1967, and have lived on Bowyer Island in Howe Sound for the last 30 years. My children grew up splashing around in the tidal pools – both my daughters are now marine biologists and my son regularly climbs on the Stawamus Chief. We all keep an eye out for the orcas, dolphins, and humpback whales now returning to Howe Sound. Continue reading

Why Woodfibre LNG still needs to be an election issue in 2018

Many people have been arguing that Woodfibre LNG should not be an election issue, however here are four reasons why we believe it needs to be: Continue reading

Update on Woodfibre LNG

Our campaign to stop Woodfibre LNG is kicking into high gear again. Here are the latest updates from the last few months: Continue reading

Federal approval of Burnco gravel mine threatens wild salmon habitat

Last Friday, the Federal Government rubber stamped the Burnco gravel mine, providing the next level of approval for the project, even though the government has acknowledged that the environmental assessment process is broken, and that science that is provided by the proponent cannot be trusted to be unbiased. Continue reading

Burnco has been approved... here's what you can do

The Provincial Government has just rubber stamped the Burnco gravel mine, demonstrating yet again that public engagement really is meaningless and the environmental assessment process is truly broken. Continue reading

Help protect the inlet on March 10th

On a recent visit to B.C., Justin Trudeau stated that unless the Kinder Morgan pipeline goes ahead, "We won't get the Oceans Protection Plan investments. We won't get a national price on carbon and we would never meet our Paris targets [on reducing carbon emissions]." This is blackmail. Continue reading

This is My Sea to Sky

Four years ago, a handful of people came together with a common purpose: to protect this beautiful, wild place we all call home. Together we have created an amazing community of people that are dedicated to protecting Howe Sound. The words of Margaret Mead never rang more true: Continue reading

My Sea to Sky is at VIMFF!

We are incredibly excited to announce that My Sea to Sky is presenting at the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (aka VIMFF) this year! We will be kicking off the evening as part of the Unite the Salish Sea program, featuring David Suzuki as keynote speaker, and the worldwide premier of Zack Embree's film, Directly Affected. Continue reading

Oil spill in Howe Sound

A barge has sunk near Port Mellon, dumping hundreds of litres of diesel into the marine environment and a pod of orcas were spotted very close to shore in West Sechelt a few days ago.  Continue reading