Bowen Island Municipality will hold information meetings for water users in each Municipal water system in August and September.
PUBLIC NOTICE is given to the electors of Bowen Island Municipality that nominations for the offices of Mayor, Councillors and Municipal Trustees for Islands Trust Council will be received by the Chief Election Officer next month.
Due to long stretches of hot, dry weather, we are recommending that all Municipal water users follow stage 3 of the Water Conservation Guidelines.
Permanent Part-Time (17 hours/week) Playcare Assistant
Bowen Island Municipality seeks a qualified permanent part-time Playcare Assistant.
Crews will be painting road lines across Bowen Island on Monday, August 20, weather permitting.
EXTREME fire danger on Bowen Island. A fire ban is in effect. Please call 9-1-1 to report forest fires.
Dogs are not permitted on Bowen Bay Beach, Tunstall Bay Beach and Sandy Beach during the months of July and August.
In July 2018, the provincial government announced that as of October 1, 2018, accommodation providers such as bed and breakfast operators must remit PST and the local tourism tax for guest stays. More information can be found in this Notice to Accommodation Providers. Some online platforms, such as Airbnb, may do this on behalf of the provider. Please direct any questions directly to the Province using the contact information at the end of the notice linked to above. Bowen Island Municipality is not involved with this new taxation requirement and cannot answer questions.
Please note that short-term rentals are prohibited under Bowen Island’s Land Use Bylaw. This notice is directed towards Bed & Breakfast, Commercial Guest Accommodations and Guest Houses that are operating legally on Bowen Island.
Fire ban in effect: The forest fire danger rating is currently HIGH.
Are you interested in being part of the upcoming election on Saturday, October 20th?
The Bowen Island Fire Department encourages residents to take steps to protect your home from wildfire. Attend a free FireSmart Workshop: Tuesday, August 14th, 7pm
Public Works is moving to the upstairs office space at Bowen Island Public Library.
Council has adopted Bowen Island’s first Transportation Plan.
On Monday, July 23, 2018 Bowen Island Municipal Council gave first reading to “Bowen Island Municipal Council Procedure Bylaw, Amendment Bylaw No. 464, 2018” a new bylaw to reflect the change in date for the Inaugural Council meeting.
Council has given first reading to Bylaw No. 447, 2017 (Subdivision & Development Servicing).
Drinking water and persons with compromised immune systems.
Join us for: Tofino's Housing Authority and Short-Term Vacation Rental Regulation with Josie Osborne, Mayor of Tofino.
In 2016, Council endorsed Metro Vancouver Regional District’s Water Shortage Response Plan (WSRP) in order to promote awareness about the importance of water conservation.
Let us know your feedback on our 2017 Annual Report.
The provincial government has established a Rental Housing Task Force, and is seeking input from the public.
Parking on multi-use paths and bike lanes is not allowed at all times.
Metro Vancouver will start work removing hazardous materials from four cottages in Davies Orchard on July 5.
Property tax notices have been mailed to Bowen Island property owners.
Council is considering changes to the Land Use Bylaw that would prohibit the cultivation, production, packaging, storage, distribution, trading, or selling of cannabis in all zones on Bowen Island.
Parking changes are coming to Snug Cove, effective July 15, 2018.
The local government election will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018.
There will be no parking along the south side of Bowen Island Trunk Road AND along Dorman Road from the corner to the Village Baker on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 from 4:30 am to 5:00 pm (weather dependent) due to line painting in the cove.
Effective July 31, 2018:
All self-propelled water craft, such as stand-up paddle board, kayaks, canoes and row boats must be labelled with the owner’s name and telephone number.
Bowen Island Municipality is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Innovation Grants!
Bowen Island Municipality has an opening for a Casual Bylaw Services Officer for up to 14 hours per week. Generally, hours worked will be between 8:30 am to 4:30 pm but weekend and evening work will also be required.
Sandy Beach and Snug Cove Beach are closed for swimming due to high bacteria levels.
Bowen Island Municipal Council is requesting applications from residents interested in serving on the municipal Housing Advisory Committee.
Allowing your dog to chase wildlife (deer, geese, otters, etc) is illegal throughout British Columbia.
Resurfacing work will complete the temporary repairs made to the road after the BC Hydro road work was completed last fall. Work will begin on June 18th.
Giant Hogweed is a dangerous invasive plant species that causes severe burns, blisters, and painful dermatitis.
Come and hear Zarah Gale, Community Futures Sunshine Coast, talking about Sustainable Rural Community Development.
Fun for the whole family at the Annual Fire Department Open House!
Applications for Permissive Tax Exemptions are due by June 30th for consideration and review for 2019.
Bowen Island Municipality seeks a permanent full-time Roads Crewperson. This is a 35 hour per week position normally between 8:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday; these times may be adjusted to meet specific requirements.
Explore the Community Lands and see the sites of proposed changes to current and future uses of the lands. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Community Centre project moves forward with Council Approval.
Did you receive an emergency alert test on your cell phone at 1:55 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, through the national Alert Ready system?
We are holding a Workshop on the Future of Our Community Lands at Cates Hill Chapel on June 9, 2018. Pre-registration is required.
Bowen Island Municipality is requesting Expressions of Interest and Qualifications from professional architects to advance our new Fire Hall and Emergency Operations Centre from the concept stage through to final construction.
BC Ferries summer schedule goes into effect Thursday, May 17, 2018
Community Economic Development Initiatives
with Silas White, Councillor, Town of Gibsons
Bowen Island Municipality is looking for permanent full-time Planner I to join our team.
Bowen Island Municipality is once again offering grants of up to $500 to residents, community groups and businesses for small scale projects that will keep Bowen beautiful.
April 28, 2018
Bowen Waste Service provides containers at the Bowen Building Centre for the drop-off of hazardous waste and paint recycling.
The Cove Bay Water System Local Advisory Commission, The Advisory Planning Commission and the Community Grants Advisory Committee are all seeking new members.
We're working on improving the safety and functionality of the Cardena corner.
Proposed Lot 1 Rezoning
Please join us to learn about the Artisan Village and Commercial Services Area being proposed as part of the Lot 1 Rezoning.
Proposed Lot 1 Community Lands Rezoning
Bowen Island Municipal Council is considering changes to the Official Community Plan (OCP) and the Land Use Bylaw (LUB) for the municipally owned property known as Lot 1.
Residents of the Cates Hill neighbourhood, who are currently on an East-side schedule, will have their non-organic collection changed to West-side on May 1st.
Water main flushing for all municipal water systems begins April 14, 2018.
Summer Recreation Positions Available
Permanent Full-Time Parks & Environment Operator
Bowen Island is exempt from the proposed speculation tax.
A practical workshop on detached secondary suites.
Bowen Island Municipality is entering the Smart Cities Challenge, in which the Government of Canada has invited communities of our size to compete for a prize of $5 million.
We'd like your feedback on the draft Five Year Financial Plan.
The 2018 Island Plan is now available.
Bowen Island Municipality’s Economic Development Committee, the volunteer group that brought the Bowen Island Community Brand to life, is looking for volunteers.
Summer Parks & Environment Maintenance Crewperson (2)
Bowen Island Municipality seeks two full-time temporary Summer Parks and Environment Maintenance Crewpersons for employment for the period of May 1st – August 31st, 2018.
Your Bowen. Your Budget.
We'd like your feedback on the draft Five Year Financial Plan.
Municipal Housing Tools for Affordable Housing in Rural Communities: with Jada Basi, Manager of Housing and Community Planning, CitySpaces.
Bowen Housing: A review of housing work to date for Bowen Island Municipality.
Bowen Island Municipal Council is looking for volunteers to serve on its new Environment and Climate Action Advisory Committee (ECAC).
We are looking for some fresh new photos.
New application form now available.
The pedestrian gangway at Snug Cove South Dock will be closed on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 for the installation of a new gangway.
Property owners are responsible for controlling runoff onto roadways from their property, and for maintaining culverts.
The Islands Trust Council welcomes your comments on its 2018-2019 budget proposal.
We live in an earthquake and tsunami zone and need to be prepared.
Join the Economic Dvelopment Committee: A unique opportunity to contribute to Bowen Island.
Welcome to bowenislandmunicipality.ca. Let us know what you think.
The Bowen Island Volunteer Fire Department is accepting applications for new members. Apply by February 15, 2018.
Preparation of the Fire Hall site on Miller Road will begin early this January.
The Queen of Capilano will be replaced by the smaller Bowen Queen for about a month this winter.
Join us for a Community Safety Event.
Always assumed a downed or damaged power line is live and dangerous.
Please make sure your boat is labelled.
Payment of Annual Fee is required by January 1, 2018.