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2018 Election: Notice of Nomination

Aug 16 2018
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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.

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Road line painting

Aug 10 2018
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Crews will be painting road lines across Bowen Island on Monday, August 20, weather permitting.

 

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Dogs on main beaches

Jul 31 2018
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Dogs are not permitted on Bowen Bay Beach, Tunstall Bay Beach and Sandy Beach during the months of July and August.

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New: PST and Tourism Tax

Jul 30 2018
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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.

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Free FireSmart Workshop

Jul 25 2018
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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

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Public Notice: Procedure Bylaw Amendment

Jul 24 2018
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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.

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Water conservation guidelines

Jul 9 2018
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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.

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Davies Orchard

Jul 4 2018
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Metro Vancouver will start work removing hazardous materials from four cottages in Davies Orchard on July 5.

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Temporary No Parking in the Cove

Jun 26 2018
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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.

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Boats on King Edward Bay Beach

Jun 26 2018
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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.

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We're Hiring: Casual Bylaw Services Officer

Jun 26 2018
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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.

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We are hiring: Full-time Roads Crewperson

May 24 2018
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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. 

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Community Lands Workshop

May 7 2018
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We are holding a Workshop on the Future of Our Community Lands at Cates Hill Chapel on June 9, 2018. Pre-registration is required.

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Innovation Grants 2018

Apr 26 2018
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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.

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Committees Seeking Members

Apr 24 2018
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The Cove Bay Water System Local Advisory Commission, The Advisory Planning Commission and the Community Grants Advisory Committee are all seeking new members.

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Lot 1 Open Houses: Public Open Houses

Apr 17 2018
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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.

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Bowen Waste: Schedule Change

Apr 12 2018
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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.

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We are hiring

Mar 6 2018
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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.

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Bowen Housing: Speaker Event

Feb 27 2018
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Municipal Housing Tools for Affordable Housing in Rural Communities: with Jada Basi, Manager of Housing and Community Planning, CitySpaces.

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Gangway replacement

Jan 31 2018
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The pedestrian gangway at Snug Cove South Dock will be closed on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 for the installation of a new gangway.

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