Why I'm hopping mad

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has turned down the Burnco gravel mine twice before. Yet the BC EAO is recommending that the Ministers rubber stamp the project, even though the salmon data being used to assess the project for McNab Creek comes from consultants hired by Burnco. Continue reading

TAKE ACTION! Send a letter to the Ministers to help stop Burnco

Our endangered Southern Resident Orcas are starving because there are not enough wild salmon for them to eat. Estuaries provide critical spawning habitat for wild salmon, yet the proposed BURNCO gravel mine threatens one of only three estuaries we have in Howe Sound. Why would we put the McNab Creek estuary at risk when there are many alternative locations to put a gravel mine in less sensitive habitat? Continue reading

How we plan to stop Woodfibre LNG... for good.

Woodfibre LNG has been awfully quiet lately. What exactly have they been up to? And what are we doing to stop them? Here's the update: Continue reading

Burnco is back... for two public comment periods

Burnco Rock Products wants to build a large scale open pit gravel mine in the McNab Creek watershed in Howe Sound, despite widespread opposition. This highly destructive project threatens McNab Creek, which is one of only three salmon-bearing estuaries in Howe Sound. Save Continue reading

Pacific Northwest LNG is dead! But what about Woodfibre LNG?

Pacific Northwest LNG has announced that it is cancelling its project on Lelu Island, "due to changes in market conditions." The BC Liberals are already blaming the BC NDP, but the reality is that prices for LNG have plummeted more than 70% in the last few years, making it uneconomic to proceed without massive subsidies from BC taxpayers. Save Continue reading

Kicking off 2017 with a bang

Happy 2017 everyone! This year is already shaping up to be a very busy one for My Sea to Sky as we work hard to stop Woodfibre LNG in the lead-up to the Provincial election. Continue reading

Help us to kickstart our campaign to protect Howe Sound

  I'd like to take a moment this holiday season to celebrate a few of our successes. In less than three years, we have built a powerful alliance of more than 5,000 people that love Howe Sound as much as we do. Save Save Continue reading

Christy Clark's desperate election ploy

Last week Premier Christy Clark organized a last-minute press conference over at the Woodfibre LNG site to announce that the "project is a go" thanks to the latest eDrive electricity rate for the LNG industry. This eDrive rate is equivalent to a subsidy of $34 million every year for Woodfibre LNG - all for 100 jobs. You do the math on that. Save Save Save Continue reading

Blog: 'Technically legal' not good enough

April 24, 2016 - John French (pictured above), Woodfibre LNG’s Community Relations Manager, wrote hoping to assure the public that we need not to worry about the inherent risks of building an LNG export facility up Howe Sound at Woodfibre.  We are told that safety surrounding marine traffic “will be very manageable”. We are told that their proposed seawater cooling system is “legal”: both facile assurances uttered by a corporate representative paid to issue such assurances.  It is hoped we will set aside scientifically founded concerns about both public safety and environmental risk. Why?  Because it is “legal”, that’s why!  Continue reading

Minister Catherine McKenna's lack of due diligence on Woodfibre LNG approval

I cannot adequately express my anger, disappointment, and despair upon learning that you have given the green light for the proposed Woodfibre LNG project in Howe Sound, BC. The west coast is a long way from Ottawa, so perhaps you don't fully understand how the communities around Howe Sound have been fighting to stop this project over the last two years? Continue reading