Thursday, April 24, 2014

Re-industrializing Howe Sound

Now that the dolphins and whales have returned, the herring are healthy and the Britannia Mine site is clean, it's time to think about what to do with Howe Sound.  Of course being a beautiful and partially pristine fjord near to one of Canada's largest cities makes it a natural to turn the whole thing into a park to super charge tourism and protect the gains, right?

Oh, except Bowen Islanders voted down that idea, and the federal and provincial levels of government figure that liquid natural gas, logs, gravel, real estate development and hydro electric power are all good uses for a clean and healthy inlet.  Here is a map of the proposals being considered:

Yay for industrial development!  We will have another 2 dozen jobs in the inlet without any environmental degradation at all!

/cynical filter off.