News and Notices

Monday, July 25, 2016

If you are on a municipal water system and are experiencing low water pressure, please click HERE for tips on troubleshooting.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The BIM Economic Development Committee invites individuals interested in business on Bowen Island to sign up for our mailing list. You will receive e-mail updates about topics relating to topics that affect the business community on Bowen.

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Welcome, neighbour! The Bowen Island newcomer guide is now available in digital format. Download the PDF. Printed copies are available at Municipal Hall, 981 Artisan Lane.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

“Tell your friends it’s awful here” is the tongue-in-cheek rallying cry of a new community brand identity for Bowen Island, unanimously approved by Municipal Council at a meeting on Monday, June 27, 2016. 

The identity includes the tagline aimed at potential visitors, as well as new design elements for communications from the Municipality as well as Tourism Bowen and local businesses.

Read more

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

What you need to know about heat pumps

Are you interested in reducing your heating bill and carbon footprint? Join us at our next Climate Conversation to learn what heat pumps are and how they can significantly reduce your energy footprint for heating and cooling your home.

Monday, June 27, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Municipal Hall
Please RSVP to

Two speakers will address the topic: Bowen Islander Jae Mather (Carbon Free Group) has worked for 11 years in the field in the UK and Europe. Barrie Anders (Western Canadian representative for Fujitsu) will provide information on prices, warranties and case histories. Barrie recently completed a project for a First Nation on Haida Gwaii, where they installed 300 ductless heat-pump units.

This session is organized by Bowen in Transition as part of the Municipality’s Climate Action Program.


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Provincial Health Minister Terry Lake has announced that Bowen Island is to be one of 73 communities across BC that will welcome community paramedicine, a program that offers residents enhanced health services from paramedics.

Community paramedicine will provide Bowen Islanders with better access to primary health care and a more stabilized paramedic presence for emergency response. Under this program, paramedics will provide basic health-care services in partnership with local health-care providers. The services provided may include checking blood pressure, assisting with diabetic care, helping to identify fall hazards, medication assessment, post-injury or illness evaluation, and assisting with respiratory conditions. 

The enhanced role is not intended to replace care provided by health professionals, but rather to complement and support the work these important professionals do each day, delivered in non-urgent settings, in patients’ homes or in the community. Community paramedics will also be able to provide important training such as CPR.

“I’m very pleased that we were chosen to be one of the first communities included in this program,” said Mayor Murray Skeels, “I see this service as being especially beneficial to Islanders who have mobility issues and are receiving extended medical care.”

It is expected that community paramedics in Vancouver Coastal Health region will be ready to begin providing services in patients’ homes by spring of 2017. These patients will be referred by their family physician or other local health care provider.

More information about the Community Paramedicine Initiative can be found on the BC Emergency Health Services website at

Friday, April 1, 2016

A Message from the Mayor

As many of you know, the municipal bylaw that prevents additional docks at Cape Roger Curtis was recently challenged in the Supreme Court of British Columbia. I am pleased to report that our bylaw has been upheld by the Court, and the petition dismissed with costs awarded to the Municipality.

The Honourable Justice Punnett delivered his Reasons for Judgment in Dong v. Bowen Island Municipality (2016 BCSC 553) on March 31, 2016. You can read the full decision at

Murray Skeels
Mayor of Bowen Island


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