Alerts

Water Conditions

Highland Trail emergency water main repairs

March 1 8:00am - March 2 4:00pm, 2021

A defective water main section will be replaced March 1-2 between 8:00 am and 4 pm . There will be temporary water interruptions for Highland Trail, Upland Trail and a section of Eagle Cliff. Traffic on Eagle Cliff may be single lane alternating for some periods of time while this work is underway, and Highland Trail will not be accessible to traffic (other than emergency vehicles).

Questions? Please contact Public Works at 604-947-4255 or publicworks@bimbc.ca

Road Conditions

Site clearing works on Miller Road

February 15 - March 15, 2021

Update: February 26, 2021

Site preparation is underway on Miller Road to make way for the new Health Centre and BIRCH affordable housing project. Work will consist of tree felling and removal, stump removal and debris collection, loading and transporting of stumps and debris, and tree limb chipping. Machine noise from chipping was previously indicated to be limited to the hours of 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. Due to the magnitude of biomass that needs to be processed, chipping will need to take place Friday, February 26th, and during the weeks of March 1 -15 between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. 

To consolidate disruption to the neighbourhood, Bowen Island Resilient Community Housing (BIRCH) will also be performing some site preparation work in conjunction with the Health Centre.

No work will be performed on the weekends, and the parking lot will remain closed until March 15th, 2021. We apologize for any inconvenience and we appreciate your understanding.

Alternative free commuter parking can be found in the new Municipal parking lot on Bowen Island Trunk Road east of the General Store.

Fire Danger

Fuel management assessment - Mt. Gardner and Radar Hill

February 1 - 12, 2021

Sites on Crown land on Bowen are being considered for funding under the Crown Land Wildfire Risk Reduction Program. Proposed areas on Mount Gardner and Radar Hill have been approved for data collection in and around critical infrastructure. Fire Management Consultants will be conducting work in these two areas in the first two weeks of February. They will be collecting stand level field data as well as laying out ribbon in areas of high fire threat.

These activities are not related to industrial logging.

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Water Conditions

Drinking water and persons with compromised immune systems

January 1 - December 31, 2021

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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Trail Closure

Mike's Lorg Trail Closed

October 1, 2020 - February 28, 2021

Mike’s Lorg trail, between Buchanan Rd and Gardner Lane, has been closed until further notice due to an identified structural issue on the most westerly bridge which has been removed.

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