SCCA News

Please join us for our 2017 Annual General Meeting:
Thursday, June 1st, from 7 - 9 pm at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre
5714 Medusa Street, Sechelt

Coffee, tea and juice refreshments will be served.
Please bring a POTLUCK snack item to share (sweet or savoury treats).

JOIN OUR TEAM
If you are passionate about nature conservation and would like to contribute your time, energy and particular skills, please consider joining our team as a Director! 
In addition to attending monthly board meetings, there are a host of issues Directors can get involved with, according to their interests.  Please contact our Co-Chairs for more information: chair@thescca.ca, 604.886.3936 (Gayle) or 604.740.7983 (Rick).

MEMBERSHIP & VOTING
If you were a member in 2016 and would like to have voting privileges at the AGM, please ensure your membership is up to date.  Memberships can be renewed at the AGM, or you can renew online.  NEW members must have been in good standing for at least 90 days before the AGM to have voting privileges.  To find out your membership status, contact: membership@thescca.ca.

SPECIAL RESOLUTION
As part of our transition to the new BC Societies Act, we will be updating our Constitution and Bylaws. Because we will be making some minor changes to improve wording, phrasing, and some content, we will be seeking member approval for the new draft.  You can view our current version here. Click this link for our new DRAFT Constitution and Bylaws.

As part of our 2017 Speaker Series, we are pleased to host 'The Marine Detective' - Jackie Hildering, of the Marine Education and Research Society, for an informative and entertaining presentation on the remarkable comeback of Canada's Pacific Humpback Whales.

Wednesday, April 5th at 7 pm
Sunshine Coast Arts Centre: 5714 Medusa St., Sechelt
Entry by donation

Please join us! Especially if you spend time on or near the ocean, witnessing the return of these giants.  You can be a citizen scientist!

For more information, visit our Facebook event page.
And check out these interesting links:

The Marine Detective - Coastal Revival

BC Humpbacks Feeding in Blackfish Sound

BBC - Threats to Canada's Pacific Humpback Whales

 

Burnco Rock Products plan to build a gravel mine at McNab Creek in Howe Sound.  The SCCA has been awarded participant funding from the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency.  Our committee put together a submission compiled from concerns raised by our members and the community at large.  It is founded on local and professional knowledge of the McNab Watershed and surrounding environment.

You can read the submission here.

For more information about the McNab Creek and the Burnco Mine, visit the Future of Howe Sound Society website, or Facebook page.

You can view public comments on the Burnco Project at the BC Environmental Assessment Office website here.


"We write ... to enquire about the legal basis for a proposal to expand water infrastructure into Tetrahedron Provincial Park. It is our position that the proposed water infrastructure – which apparently would include blasting and trench building to build a permanent pipeline through the park – cannot be accomplished under BC’s existing protected areas legislation and is therefore illegal."

Read the full letter from West Coast Environmental Law here.