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.
The Emergency Program plans for the response to and recovery from emergencies and disasters in order to help to protect the health and safety of Bowen Island residents.
In March of 2017, Council passed Bowen Island Municipality Emergency Program Regulatory Bylaw No.428, 2016, which established an emergency program within the Municipality. This by law outlines the responsibilities of council, the Emergency Program Committees, and the Emergency Program Coordinator, and establishes response guidelines.
The Bowen Island Emergency Program includes the following core volunteer programs:
Emergency Program Reference Documents
- Bowen Island Municipality Emergency Program Regulatory Bylaw #428, 2016
- Bowen Island Emergency Management Plan 2007
- Bowen Island Emergency Management Plan 2007 Appendices
- Bowen Island Hazard Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (HRVA) 2007
- BC Emergency Program Act and Regulations
- JIBC Guide to the Emergency Program Act
- BC Guidelines for Declaring a State of Emergency, 2011
- BC Evacuation Operational Guidelines 2009