Read the Coast Reporter’s story on BURNCO’s exhaustive environmental assessment process.
For the better part of a decade, BURNCO has been working hard to have the project at McNab Creek on the west side of Howe Sound, British Columbia, go forward while minimizing environmental impacts and continuing to uphold its responsibilities to the entire community.
Derek Holmes, BURNCO’s land and resource manager, addressed the Corporate Administrative Services Committee on the Sunshine Coast and detailed BURNCO’s environmental review process, public engagement and stakeholder outreach efforts during the assessment. Holmes also stated that BURNCO will develop a community advisory group and detailed how a community enhancement fund will take money from every tonne of aggregate removed and put it right back into the community.
As the mine proposal process continues, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) has indicated that the mine is not likely to cause significant environmental effects and Ministers will make a decision on the review within weeks. BURNCO remains committed to ensuring environmental sustainability, transparency and public engagement going forward including the voices of Squamish First Nation members who support the project.
Read the article here.