Power outage for all of Bowen Island on Sep 14

We have received notice from BC Hydro that they have scheduled a power outage for all of Bowen Island on Thursday, September 14, 2017 between 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm. This is necessary to continue the work they have been doing all summer to replace the sub-marine cable. Ultimately this work will improve the reliability of Hydro service on the island. BC Hydro has notified their customers by telephone and/or e-mail message, and will deliver notices to all Bowen Island mail boxes. 

Municipal Hall will be open

Municipal Hall will remain open for our regular hours of operation on September 14, but please note the following:

  • The telephone system (604-947-4255) will not be operational after 2:00 pm. Please see emergency numbers below.
  • We will be unable to reply to e-mails until the following business day (Friday, September 15).
  • We will be unable to process payments after 2:00 pm.

How to reach us if you have an urgent issue

If you need police, fire or ambulance: 9-1-1

To report a water or sewer emergency (major leak, damaged water main): 604-834-0770

To report a roads emergency (fallen tree, major road damage): 604-834-0770

Emergencies requiring bylaw enforcement (found dog, sinking boat): 604-328-5499

Questions about Fire Danger rating: 604-329-8097

Ferry schedule may be affected

BC Ferries has advised that the power outage may affect afternoon sailings from Snug Cove Terminal. The ramp will need to be powered by the generator on board the Queen of Capilano, so hook-up and detachment of power cables may cause delays to departure from Snug Cove which will accumulate through the commuter sailings.

Read the Service Notice

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