Alerts

Road Conditions

Fuel Spill on Road

September 13 - 14, 2019

Public works is spreading sand on a fuel spill on Bowen Trunk Rd. Grafton Rd is under investigation.
Use caution and allow extra time when travelling to and from the cove. 

Water Conditions

Emergency Water Repairs - Eagle Cliff

September 12, 2019 8:30am - 5:00pm

Crews have discovered a leak in a watermain on Eagle Cliff Road. Repairs will be performed on Thursday, September 12 beginning at 8:30 am. Crews may need to shut off water to the Eagle Cliff water system temporarily. Eagle Cliff water users may also experience a drop in water pressure and/or discolouration when the water is turned back on.

One lane of Eagle Cliff road may be closed while work is underway. Crews will direct traffic.

Updates will be posted here as information becomes available.

Road Conditions

Cardena Drive construction

September 3 - November 22, 2019

Construction on Cardena Drive will be happening between September 3 and November 22. The 3 hour parking spaces will be closed for the duration of the project. The ferry passenger pickup/drop-off area may be temporarily relocated to the west side of the library parking lot. Cardena Drive will be single-lane alternating direction. Local traffic only (except buses). The bus stop may be temporarily relocated during some phases of the project, but will otherwise remain in the same area.

Please follow the direction of signage and traffic controllers on site.

Read more about Cardena Safety Improvements

Water Conservation

Stage 4 Water Conservation: Eagle Cliff

August 27 - September 3, 2019

The Eagle Cliff water system reservoir is experiencing a critical shortage. Bowen Island Municipality is urging all Eagle Cliff water users to follow Stage 4 of the water conservation guidelines.

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Road Conditions

Mt. Gardner Road Construction

August 12 12:00am - September 15 11:45pm, 2019

Construction on Mt. Gardner Road at Terminal Creek and Guild Creek. Traffic will be single-lane, alternating direction. Please follow the directions of traffic control personnel and electronic signage. Allow up to five minutes delay at each work site location. 

TEMPORARY NO PARKING in the gravel lot between the recycling depot and trailhead. "No parking" signs are posted on site.

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Fire Danger

Fire Danger High

July 21 - August 31, 2019

The forest fire danger rating is currently HIGH. Forest fuels are very dry and the fire risk is serious. New fires may start easily, burn vigorously, and challenge fire suppression efforts. Extreme caution must be used in any forest activities. 

Read about restrictions based on fire danger rating here.

Water Conservation

Stage 1 Water Conservation

May 3 - August 31, 2019

Most Bowen Island municipal water systems are at Stage 1 of the Water Conservation Guidelines, with the exception of the Eagle Cliff water system, which is at Stage 4.

 

Water Conditions

Drinking water and persons with compromised immune systems

January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2019

The Provincial Health Officer advises all British Columbians with compromised immune systems (such as HIV, organ or bone transplants, chemotherapy or medications that suppress the immune system) to avoid drinking water from any surface water or ground water that is under the influence of surface water, unless it has been boiled, filtered, distilled or treated with UV. Bowen Island and other areas in British Columbia use surface water sources (lakes, rivers, streams). This is not a general boil-water advisory for the general public, but rather is directed only at persons with compromised immune systems.  If in doubt about your immune system status, please discuss this further with your physician.

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Last Updated on 2017-05-08 at 12:46 PM