ALERT: New Province-wide COVID-19 restrictions in effect

By order and direction of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), all individuals, places of work and businesses in B.C. must significantly reduce their level of social interactions and travel to prevent the spread of COVID-19, effective now and until December 7, 2020. Please see the BC COVID-19 Resources page for full details.

Alerts

Water Conditions

Water main flushing

November 25 8:00am - December 25 4:00pm, 2020

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Flushing is taking place in the Scarborough neighbourhood, Valhalla neighbourhood and then moving to King Edward Bay late morning, and then Tunstall Bay.


Flushing of municipal water systems will start Saturday, November 14, 2020 for approximately 6 – 8 weeks. This procedure is necessary to remove sediment that gradually deposits in pipes, and does not pose a health hazard.

Most water systems will be flushed between Monday and Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, as crews rotate through each neighbourhood. 

What to expect

Pandemic

New Province-wide COVID-19 restrictions in effect

November 20 - December 7, 2020

By order and direction of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), all individuals, places of work and businesses in B.C. must significantly reduce their level of social interactions and travel to prevent the spread of COVID-19, effective now and until December 7, 2020. Please see the BC COVID-19 Resources page for full details.

Air Quality

Wind warning for Howe Sound

November 17, 2020 12:00am - 11:00pm

Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for Howe Sound. High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break. Please check on moored vessels to ensure they are securely attached. Please report any power outage to BC Hydro.

Road Conditions

Notice of work: Bowen Island Trunk Road at Senior Road

November 9 7:00am - November 13 6:00pm, 2020

BC Hydro contrctors will be installing infrastructure beginning November 9 (weather permitting) and expected to be completed within 3 days. There will be a lane closure westbound on Bowen Island Trunk Road, just west of Senior Road.

Traffic control personnel will be on site to assist pedestrians around the work area, as well as to direct traffic around the affected area.  Working hours will be 7:00am-6:00pm Monday-Friday, Saturday 9am-5:30pm.  No construction on Sunday.

Should any restoration be necessary to the road upon completion of construction, that work will be scheduled on a weather permitting basis and take no more than one day.  The road may be temporarily closed again for one day to complete this restoration.  Traffic personnel would again be onsite to direct and control vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

Questions? Please contact Public Work at 604-947-4255.

Trail Closure

Mike's Lorg Trail Closed

October 1 - November 30, 2020

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.

Water Conditions

Drinking water and persons with compromised immune systems

January 1 - December 31, 2020

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