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House Numbers

Jun 17 2021
Categories: News

Importance of visible house numbers during an emergency.
If you can’t see them, we can’t either. Take steps today so we can find you if you need us tomorrow! 

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Islands Trust welcome sign at ferry

Jun 11 2021
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The Islands Trust welcome sign placed near the ferry terminal in Snug Cove has been removed temporarily. The Squamish Nation has requested the Islands Trust to amend some of the details of the sign.

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Residential guest accommodations require a business licence

Jun 3 2021
Categories: News

Residential Guest Accommodations (RGA) are permitted on Bowen Island to contribute to the accommodation sector and local economy.  They are regulated to ensure operator accountability and to minimize impacts on residential neighbourhoods and long term housing. RGA operators are required to have a valid business licence.

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Career opportunity: Chief Financial Officer

Jun 3 2021
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Bowen Island Municipality has a vacancy for a Chief Financial Officer. This is a unique opportunity to join an excellent Municipal team on beautiful Bowen Island, British Columbia’s (BC) only island municipality.  

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Property taxes are due July 2, 2021

Jun 2 2021
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Property tax notices have been mailed to all property owners. If you have not received your notice, please contact us as soon as possible so we can ensure it gets to you. Property tax payments are due July 2, 2021.

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Island Plan 2021

May 25 2021
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Island Plan 2021 is now available. Please take a moment to review our strategic commitments for the term and priorities for 2021.

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Open call for artists: lock-block wall

May 10 2021
Categories: News

The Public Art Advisory Committee is excited to announce an open call public art opportunity for the lock-block wall at the entrance to Bowen Island. Proposals should be submitted by June 1, 2021.

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Parcel Tax Review Panel

May 7 2021
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The Parcel Tax Review Panel will meet on Monday May 10, at 9:00 am to consider any complaints about the roll and to authenticate it.

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Bowen Islanders encouraged to sign up for emergency notification system

Mar 25 2021
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BowENS is Bowen Island Municipality's emergency notification service and is now powered by Alertable, a system developed by Canadian company Peasi. BowENS informs subscribers of emergencies or advisories on Bowen Island that may impact residents. Signing up for BowENS is easy and can be done from a mobile phone, tablet, or computer. There is no fee to sign up.

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Sustainable Community Grants available

Mar 23 2021
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Do you need support for a project that increases climate resiliency through community action or environmental protection? Bowen Island Municipality is investing in climate action through the Sustainable Community Grant Program.

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Avoid chimney fires

Mar 11 2021
Categories: News

Bowen Island Fire Rescue has seen an increase in the number of calls for house and chimney fires from wood stoves.

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We're hiring: Planning Clerk

Feb 26 2021
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The Bowen Island Municipality Planning and Development department has an immediate opening for a temporary part-time Planning Clerk, three days per week from 8:30am to 4:30pm. This contract will initially be for a period of nine months with a possibility for extension thereafter.

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Multi-Use Path Update

Feb 10 2021
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Construction of a cross-island Multi-Use Path (MUP) will provide a safe way for all ages and abilities to walk and cycle across the island.

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Miller Road parking lot temporary closure

Feb 8 2021
Categories: News

The parking lot at 1037 Miller Road will be closed from Monday, February 15 and potentially until Friday, February 26. This is to allow for tree clearing work by contractors for Bowen Island Health Centre Foundation. The work will consist of tree felling and removal, stump removal and debris collection, loading and transporting of stumps and debris.

Any vehicle(s) parked on the site during this time will be towed at the owner’s risk and expense in order to prevent damage to the vehicle.

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Fuel management activities on Mt. Gardner and Radar Hill

Feb 1 2021
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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 provincial funding for fuel management prescription development in and around critical infrastructure. Fire Management Consultants will be conducting work in the 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 that will require fuel management.

These activities are not related to industrial logging.

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Stories from the Bay

Dec 8 2020
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Join us for a Zoom event with SeaChange Marine Conservation Society and Bowen Island Municipality called ‘Stories from the Bay’.

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Community Centre project moving forward with significant grant and referendum

Jul 15 2020
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We recently announced that our application was successful in securing $7.9 million in funding provided from the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program’s Community, Culture and Recreation fund by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia to build the Community Centre. These funds, along with Municipal reserves and fundraising to date, bring the amount raised for the project to $10.5 million. An additional $4 million is needed before construction can begin and as envisioned from the beginning, the municipality is seeking public support to borrow that $4,040,000. A referendum will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2020.

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BIM reminds everyone to avoid non-essential travel

May 11 2020
Categories: News

With the long weekend approaching and warm weather in the forecast, Bowen Island Municipality is reminding people who want to visit Bowen Island that now is not the time. We are asking you to stay close to home and avoid non-essential travel such as for tourism and recreation. We also suggest islanders continue to limit community interactions and refrain from extending invitations to visitors.

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Planning inquiries and applications are now online

Mar 21 2020
Categories: News

Municipal Hall is closed to the public due to current health advisories, so we have moved our Planning & Development department online. Most planning functions will be completed online and digitally.

Paper inquiries and applications will continue to be accepted via the drop box located on the porch door of Municipal Hall. But, please note that processing times for paper submissions will be extended as most staff are working remotely.

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Fire department update

Jan 29 2020
Categories: News

We understand that the current issues with the Fire Department are of interest to the community. We will be posting updates here as they become available.

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