Alerts and advisories

Road conditions
Municipal water systems
Water conservation stages
Drought conditions
Beach closures and advisories
Trail closures and advisories
Fire danger
Air quality
Earthquake

Municipal staff make every effort to keep this information up to date within our regular hours of operation.

Click HERE for after-hours emergency contact information.


Fire danger

High: Forest fuels are very dry and the fire risk is serious. New fires may start easily, burn vigorously, and challenge fire suppression efforts. Extreme caution must be used in any forest activities. Open burning and industrial activities may be restricted.

A fire ban is in effect. Open fires on public and private property are prohibited.

Last update: Monday, August 21 at 12:25 pm.

See Fire Department for a list of restrictions based on fire danger level.


Road conditions

BC HYDRO: DUCT BANK PROJECT

As part of ongoing improvements to the electricity supply for Bowen Island, BC Hydro will be constructing a new duct bank along a portion of Bowen Island Trunk Road and Dorman Road. Work began on August 14 and is anticipated to continue until September 15, 2017.

Construction will result in some traffic pattern changes and temporary parking restrictions. Please adhere to all traffic signs and flaggers. On site staff will assist with access to properties when required.

Should you have any questions about this project, please contact BC Hydro at: 1 866 647 3334 or stakeholderengagement@bchydro.com

Read the Construction Notice

MILLER ROAD SEWER LINE

Contractors are preparing for paving of Miller Road and Senior's Lane on Friday August 25, 2017.

Please expect the following while construction is underway:

  • northbound lane closed, southbound lane alternating direction
  • flaggers will direct traffic
  • delays of up to 10 minutes
  • allow more time to get to the ferry
  • C11 bus schedule may be affected

Work will take place Monday - Friday between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm.

Last update: Wednesday, August 23 at 1:56 pm.

See Public Works for more information.


Municipal water systems

All water systems functioning normally.

Last update: Monday, August 21 at 12:25 pm.

See Public Works for more information.


Water conservation stages

Water conservation guidelines are currently at Stage 1, which allows for watering of flower and vegetable gardens and power washing. Car and boat washing and lawn watering is restricted. Read more

Last update: Monday, August 21 at 12:25 pm.

See Water Conservation for more information.


Beach closures and advisories

 

Sandy Beach and Snug Cove Beach remain closed for swimming due to unsafe levels of bacteria in tested water. Signs are posted on the beach.

Last update: Monday, August 21 at 12:25 pm.

See Parks and Environment for more information.


Trail closures and advisories

There are no trail advisories at this time.

Last update: Monday, August 21 at 12:25 pm.

See Parks and Environment for more information.


Drought conditions

Normal Conditions: There is sufficient water to meet human and ecosystem needs.

Last update: Monday, August 21 at 12:25 pm.

See Water Conservation for more information.


Air quality

(Search for Horseshoe Bay Station)


Earthquake

Did you feel a shake? Click HERE to view the Bowen Island seismograph.


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