ALERT: Significant snowfall expected

Significant snowfall is occuring and expected to continue on Bowen Island. Crews are plowing and salting roads in the following order of priority:

-Main roads and bus routes
-Secondary roads, once the snow fall has stopped
-Third-priority roads, after the snow fall has stopped and all other main and secondary roads are passable

Please make room for plows. Vehicles parked on narrow roadsides make it difficult or impossible for plows to get through. There are many dead-end roads on Bowen. If a plow is unable to turn around at the end of a road, it can't clear the road.

Property owners are responsible for making sure the sidewalks next to their property are kept clear of snow and ice, to ensure the safe passage of pedestrians.

Read more about snow and ice removal

Council Meetings

Regular Council Meetings

Regular Council meetings are scheduled at 7:15 PM on the second Monday of the month and 9:30 AM on the fourth Monday of each month, in the Council Chambers at Municipal Hall, 981 Artisan lane, Bowen Island. Meeting agendas are available by 4:30 pm on the Wednesday prior to the Council meeting.

2018 Regular Council Meeting Schedule (PDF)

All Regular Council meetings are open to the public, and the video is live streamed and archived online. Please click the links in the table below to view Council meeting agendas, minutes and videos. The link to the live stream of the video will populate when the meeting starts. You may need to refresh your browser to see the video link.

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Special Council Meetings

Special Council meetings are held as needed to address emerging issues. The Municipality provides at least 24 hours notice of meeting dates and start times on the website, the bulletin board in the Municipal Office. Notices also describe in general terms the purpose of meetings. Speakers are generally not heard at Special Council meetings.

Committee of the Whole Meetings

Committee of the Whole meetings are scheduled on an as-needed basis and provide for more in-depth and less formal discussion on specific topics. Council may move from a Regular Council meeting into a Committee of the Whole at any time during a meeting. Decisions made at Committee of the Whole need to be ratified at either a Regular or Special Council meeting.

All Committee of the Whole meetings are open to the public, and the video is live streamed and archived online.

Closed Meetings

Portions of meetings may be closed to the public when sensitive or confidential Municipal business is being considered. Council is authorized to close meetings only under the circumstances set out in section 90 of the Community Charter.