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

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

Please control runoff and keep culverts clear

Jan 29 2018

Dangerous road conditions can be created by the discharge of water, dirt and gravel from private property onto public roads. Culverts under private driveways and next to roads often need to be cleared at this time of year to make sure water can flow through. Property owners are responsible for controlling runoff onto roadways from their property, and for maintaining culverts.

To ensure safe travel on Bowen Island’s roads during heavy rainfall and to reduce the risk of flooding, we ask all property owners to control runoff and to keep culverts clear. Failure to do so may result in fining under the Bowen Island Municipality Traffic and Use of Streets Bylaw No. 133, 2005.