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Crown logging on Bowen Island

In summer 2017, Bowen Island Municipality was advised that BC Timber Sales (BCTS) intends to pursue industrial-scale logging of five areas of the Crown lands of Bowen Island.

We have created a page on our website to keep members of the public up to date on the Municipality's involvement in this proposal and will continue to update it as the process unfolds.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Decision reached in Appeal of Cape Roger Curtis docks case

We were disappointed to learn on July 17, 2017 that the BC Court of Appeal upheld the appeal of Zongshen (Canada) Environtech Ltd. v. Bowen Island Municipality (2017 BCCA 267) and has instructed Bowen Island Municipality to issue a building permit for the docking structure at Cape Roger Curtis lot 14 subject to minor conditions. Please click HERE to read the decision.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Bowen is the newest stop on the Whale Trail!

Representatives from the Vancouver Aquarium will be visiting Bowen Island for the unveiling of the new interactive Whale Trail sign at Cape Roger Curtis. Join us for a conversation about the Whale Trail, local species, and the BC Cetacean Sightings Network.

Saturday, July 29th, 2017
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cape Roger Curtis Beach (aka Pebble Beach)

Monday, July 17, 2017

Marine oil spill field testing to take place July 17-21

Bowen Island Municipality has received notice from Western Canada Marine Response (WCMRC) that they will be conducting field work in Howe Sound the week of July 17 to July 21. As part of the field work, two vessels and boom will be used to test shoreline protection strategies. The work will be focused on Gambier Island and Bowen Island (see map below). Crews may access the shoreline to attach the protection boom.

Any questions about this field testing may be directed to Michael Lowry of WCMRC at michael@wcmrc.com or 778-991-0003.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Cove Bay Water Treatment Plant Pilot Project to begin this summer

When you’re passing by Grafton Lake this summer, you may notice a new structure sitting by the dam just off the side of the road. This container, expected to be fully installed mid-July, will house a mini water purification system that will serve as a pilot project to establish whether a proposed water treatment technology – ceramic ultra-filtration membrane process – will effectively treat Cove Bay water.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

September Morn Beach Access Now Open

BC Hydro crews will be back later this summer to complete work on the new submarine cable installation project. In the meantime, the trail has reopened and we can get back to the beach!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Fire Hall & EOC Referendum 2017

Multi-year core funding available for community organizations in 2018

Bowen Island Municipality recognizes that community non-profit organizations contribute to the wellbeing of the citizens of Bowen Island. Some organizations deliver a service that typically would be provided or supported by the municipality in other jurisdictions. These organizations may apply for a Community Organization Core Funding Service Agreement to deliver a community service. The application will be taken into consideration for the 2018 budget.

The deadline to submit an application is July 31, 2017.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Volunteer opportunity: Recreation and Community Service Commission

Bowen Island Municipality is looking for a volunteer to join the Recreation and Community Services Commission (RCSC). In addition to advising Council on activities regarding recreation and community services on Bowen Island, the Commission will be instrumental in the implementation of the Community Recreation Plan, recently adopted by Council.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Two Bowen Islanders recognized at Community Stewardship awards

The Islands Trust Council announced the recipients of the 15th Islands Trust Community Stewardship Awards at its June 22nd meeting on Lasqueti Island. Trust Council recognized four individuals and four groups from among 18 nominees for their support for the Islands Trust’s mandate to protect and preserve the Trust Area and its unique environment and amenities.

Monday, June 26, 2017

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