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.


Road conditions

SHAW CABLE CONSTRUCTION

Underground utility work

Shaw Cable will continue underground utility installation in the area of Seniors Road to Dorman Road until November 30, 2017. Please follow the direction of flaggers on site.

If you have any questions about the Shaw construction project, please contact SHAW directly at 604-250-2860 or by email to tim.hausch@shaw.ca.

Submarine cable landings

Shaw Cablesystems G.P. has contracted LTS Infrastructure Services to complete the following improvements to submarine cable landings at Cape Roger Curtis Pebble Beach and Cardena Drive. Work will take place from first week of November 2017 to approximately November 30, 2017.

Horizontal Directional Drilling at Cape Roger Curtis Pebble Beach

Horizontal directional drilling is the process of installing conduit underground without intrusive excavation or destabilization of existing slopes. This method of installation was specifically selected for this site to ensure minimum disruption to the existing topography and vegetation. Shaw is working with Bowen Island Municipality to minimize the visual impact of this infrastructure.

Cardena Drive Conduit and Manhole Installation

It has been determined that the most practical method of installation for conduit at this location is a narrow trench. This phase of the installation will be completed without excavation of the shoreline below the Natural Boundary. The entire trench will be backfilled and compacted with native material. The surfaces will then be restored using erosion prevention materials.

If you have any questions please contact SHAW directly at 604 250 2860 or by email to tim.hausch@shaw.ca.

Read the Construction Notice

Read the Marine Work notice

Last update: Monday, November 21 at 10:00 am.

See Public Works for more information.


Municipal water systems

WATER MAIN FLUSHING

As part of its regular water system maintenance program, the Municipality will flush water mains in Bowen Bay, Blue Water Park, Cove Bay, Eagle Cliff, Hood Point, King Edward Bay and Tunstall Bay until November 30, 2017. Flushing will take place seven days a week from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and will rotate through each neighbourhood. This procedure does not pose a health hazard, and is necessary to remove sediment that gradually deposits in the pipes.

During the flushing process, temporary water interruptions will occur and your water pressure could be low or turned off completely for periods of time. Municipal staff will try to minimize inconvenience where possible.

Every effort will be made to ensure that water quality is not affected, but some turbidity and higher than normal chlorine concentrations may be present for short periods of time. Running your tap briefly should clear this up.               

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 604-947-4255 or bim@bimbc.ca

Reminder: it is recommended that water users with compromised immune systems ensure their drinking water is boiled, filtered or distilled.

Last update: Monday, November 21 at 10:00 am.


Fire danger

Last update: Monday, November 21 at 10:00 am.

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


Water conservation stages

Water conservation guidelines are not in effect at this time. Read more

Last update: Monday, November 21 at 10:00 am.

See Water Conservation for more information.


Beach closures and advisories

Bowen Island Municipality is strongly advising owners of vessels moored in Mannion Bay to remove their boats from the bay for the remainder of the winter season. Mannion Bay is not a safe moorage area at this time.

Winter weather conditions in Howe Sound vary greatly from year to year. This year we have seen wind patterns shift from strong Squamish to equally strong south-easterlies. As they change course, very strong and sustained winds blow directly into Mannion Bay, often accompanied by torrential rainfall.

There have been five incidents in recent weeks that have resulted in sunken boats and over $25,000 in losses to the owners of the vessels. So far this season, Bowen Island Municipality has spent about $11,000 on mitigating the environmental impacts of boats in the bay.

Last update: Thursday, November 21 at 10 am.

See Parks and Environment for more information.


Trail closures and advisories

The trail to September Morn beach is closed due to loose gravel from a recent washout.

Last update: Wednesday, November 21 at 10 am.

See Parks and Environment for more information.


Drought conditions

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

Last update: Monday, November 21 at 10:00 am.

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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