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Green Shores: protect and enhance your shoreline

Do you live on waterfront property, or have an interest in shoreline protection and ecology?

Using natural design approaches, the Green Shores method is a cost-effective, sustainable solution to erosion and flooding, and can turn freshwater or marine waterfronts into vibrant, living shorelines.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Order your high visibility house number sign

Is your house number visible day or night?

Every second can count when an emergency vehicle is trying to locate your house. If they can't find you, they can't help you. Order your high visibility house number sign today.

The Rotary Club of Bowen Island will supply 6" x 18" reflective number signs, bright blue with 3" white lettering made from the same tough materials as road signs:

Monday, May 29, 2017

Fun for the whole family at the Annual Fire Department Open House

The Bowen Island Volunteer Fire Department would like to invite you and your family to the Annual Open House.

Saturday, June 10
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Satellite Fire Hall
1421 Adams Rd

Monday, June 5, 2017

New: the Bowen Island ferry guide!

Check out the new Bowen Island Ferry Guide, available soon on the Queen of Capilano and strategic locations in Snug Cove - just in time for the tourist season!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Water conservation guidelines begin again this spring

Last year, Council endorsed Metro Vancouver Regional District’s Water Shortage Response Plan (WSRP) in order to promote awareness about the importance of water conservation. The plan defines guidelines for four levels of water conservation for users of municipal drinking water systems, aiming to manage demand for drinking water during the summer months, and if necessary during times of emergencies.

Please note that on Bowen, the plan is intended to provide guidelines for water usage, not restrictions.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Bowen Islanders nominated for Islands Trust Community Stewardship Awards

Three Bowen Islanders have been nominated under the 15th Islands Trust Community Stewardship Awards Program that recognizes people for work that supports the Islands Trust mandate to preserve and protect the Trust Area and its unique environment and amenities.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

September Morn beach closure

BC Hydro has advised that construction work at September Morn Park will begin on May 24 and will continue until the end of July. This work needs to be completed prior to the installation of a new submarine cable later this year. Installation of a new cable will improve the reliability of service for BC Hydro customers on Bowen Island. 

To ensure the safety of the public, the trail to the beach will be closed temporarily during the work period. 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

BC Ferries to implement additional weekend sailings

The Bowen Island Ferry Advisory Committee is pleased to share the news from BC Ferries that additional weekend sailings will be introduced in a two-year pilot in the summer ferry schedule which begins on May 18. This means that Bowen Island residents and visitors will enjoy the options of a 7:30 am sailing on Saturdays and a 9:35 am sailing on Sundays.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Climate Conversation: CARIP update

The topic of the next Climate Conversation is Reporting on Progress: Presentation of our draft CARIP (Climate Action Reporting Incentive Program) report. Please join us on:

Monday, May 15, 2017
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Council Chambers
Municipal Hall

Please RSVP to mnicholson@bimbc.ca

Monday, May 8, 2017

Volunteer opportunity: Board of Variance

The Board of Variance considers minor zoning variances where compliance with the Land Use Bylaw would cause undue hardship. The board requires three members appointed by Council, and meets only as needed to hear appeals and make decisions about minor variances.

The board currently has a vacancy for one member. To be considered for the board, you must live on Bowen Island, and share a desire to create a liveable, sustainable community for all.

Monday, May 8, 2017

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