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.
Bowen Island Municipality and Tourism Bowen Island are asking all visitors to postpone trips to Bowen Island.
Bowen Waste Solutions (BWS) is pleased to announce the re-opening of the Bowen Island Recycling Depot (BIRD).
Bowen Waste Solutions will continue to provide the essential service of garbage and organics collection, with some updated precautions.
Our grocery stores provide an essential service on Bowen Island by ensuring safe and reliable access to food, supplies and other provisions. Now more than ever, our local small businesses need your support.
The Mayor and Council of Bowen Island Municipality are pleased to announce that Mr. Liam Edwards has been hired to fill the position of Chief Administrative Officer.
Water main flushing begins March 28, 2020.
Property taxes, utility bills and business licences can now be paid online by credit card.
We have communicated to BIM Business Licence holders and building contractors to share provincial guidance for construction sites and building projects operating during COVID-19.
BICS Playground, BICS Tennis courts, BICS Basketball courts,Westside Playground and Buchanan Rd playground are closed.
All non-essential committee meetings have been cancelled until further notice.
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.
Bowen Island Municipality has activated the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. All COVID-19 updates will be posted on the EOC page.
Read Mayor Ander's statement on COVID-19.
Breakfast info session on BC Energcy Step Code 3
Emergency Support Services (ESS) is a community-based provincial response program that provides short term services for individuals and families affected by disasters. Services include food, clothing, lodging, family reunification and other specialized services, usually provided at an ESS Reception Centre.
Info Session on MRDT for short term accomodation sales.
We invite you to participate in the 2020 Budget process.
Business Search: a new online directory tool
Provide your feedback in Bowen’s Housing Need Assessment
We'd like to hear your ideas of how we can better encourage heritage conservation on Bowen Island.
Bowen Island Municipality Council is seeking volunteer members for several committees.
Bowen Island Municipality and Bowen Island Resilient Community Housing (BIRCH) are hosting free RentSmart Workshops at Municipal Hall.
Bowen Island Municipality and Bowen Island Resilient Community Housing (BIRCH) are hosting free RentSmart Workshops at Municipal Hall.
As of January 15, 2020, Bowen Island Municipality, on behalf of Translink, is required to collect regional transportation development cost charges for all building permits issued and subdivisions approved on Bowen Island.
British Columbians are invited to provide their opinions and ideas about a provincial trails strategy by participating in an engagement process online.
Bowen Island Municipality (BIM) and Bowen Waste Solutions Inc. (formerly Bowen Waste Services) are pleased to announce that a new seven year contract has been reached to continue with solid waste collection for the island.
Committee of the Whole meeting regarding on island composting.
Bowen Island Fire Rescue is accepting applications for volunteer members.
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.
The Islands Trust Council has begun a public consultation on its 2020 - 2021 Budget.
Live bus tracker on Bowen!
Snow season is upon us. Learn about our snow removal policy, and get prepared for winter weather.
Bowen Island Municipality is looking for a well-rounded leader to become our next Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).
Bowen Island Municipality has issued an Invitation to Tender for construction of the Cove Bay Water Treatment Plant. If you are a sub-trade operating on Bowen Island, and are interested in working on the Water Treatment Plant project, you can submit your information to be included in a list of local sub-trades that will be provided to the successful bidder.
We invite you to our engagement session on January 20, 2020 at the Library Annex.
Bowen Island Municipality (BIM) announces that Fire Chief Derek Dickson has decided to retire from the fire service, effective January 31, 2020.
In 2020, we will update the guidelines for new development in Snug Cove.
Three schools on Bowen Island are participating in the municipality’s School Travel Planning program.
People with compromised immune systems should avoid drinking water from surface water sources 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).
Bowen Island Municipality has accepted the resignation of the Chief Administrative Officer.
The Queen of Capilano ferry will be replaced by the smaller Bowen Queen for about a month this winter.
Drop off your clean Christmas tree at the recycling depot.
The 2020 Collecton Schedule is coming soon to your mailbox or find it online.
The results of Island Survey 2019 are now available.
We are pleased to announce the hiring of a new Director of Engineering, Patrick Graham.
Boats on Sandy, Tunstall and King Edward Bay beaches.
We're closed for a week in December/January.
Property owners are responsible for making sure the sidewalks next to their property are kept clear of snow and ice, to ensure the safe passage of pedestrians.
Unifor has announced an escalation of job action that will include a full work stoppage impacting commuters from Wednesday, November 27 to Friday, November 29. As a result, there will be no Translink bus or SeaBus service.
The local transit routes on Bowen Island and West Vancouver Blue Bus service should not be affected by this job action, but the 257 Express bus is operated by Translink and will be affected. Bowen Island commuters taking transit on the lower mainland may want to check TransLink alerts to determine any cancellations or delays.
Council approved its 2020 Council meeting schedule on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.
The Neighbourhood Emergency Response Program (NERP) is a Municipality-sponsored, grassroots program of neighbours supporting neighbours in emergency situations.
More than 20 volunteers gathered at the Bowen Island Community School last weekend to participate in an emergency response exercise supported by Bowen Island Municipality and funded by a provincial Community Emergency Preparedness Fund grant.
Property owners are responsible for controlling runoff onto roadways from their property, and for maintaining culverts.
Bowen Island Municipality Finance & Administration department has an immediate opening for a full-time Financial Officer.
The Eagle Cliff water system reservoir has returned to acceptable levels. Water restrictions have been lifted.
Bowen Island Municipality does regularly test its raw water supplies (source water) in accordance with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) requirements and lead has consistently been below drinking water guideline limits.
Bowen Island Municipality and Bowen Island Public Library are seeking applications from Bowen Island residents interested in joining the Bowen Island Public Library Board.
We're looking for contractors for snow and ice removal.
Construction on Cardena Drive is happening until late November, 2019.
Grand opening of Veteran's Park Disc Golf Course.
Have your say on the draft Short Term Rental policy! Stop by the Open House on Tuesday, November 5th.
Bowen Island Municipality Chief Administrative Officer has decided to take personal leave. An Interim CAO has been appointed by Council.
The cherry tree at the corner of Cardena and Bowen Island Trunk Rd has to come down on Monday, October 21st.
Open burning is permitted with a valid burn permit from October 15th, 2019.
We are testing the Bowen Island Notification System (BowENS) on Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 around 3:00 pm.
We're looking into whether a composting facility would be easy, cost effective and efficient to operate on Bowen Island.
Please see the attached statement from Bowen Island Municipality to the members of the Bowen Island Volunteer Fire Department.
Bowen Island Municipality seeks a Permanent Full-time Corporate Officer.
Community Economic Development Committee presents a business engagement session for the Health & Wellness business community.
Council is considering a bylaw exempting charitable, philanthropic and other not for profit organizations from property taxation for four years, 2020-2023.
Dump Day us back: Saturday, October 19, 2019
Bowen Island Municipality is considering a new building bylaw (Bylaw No. 489) to replace the existing Building Bylaw No. 65.
It's a garden party, bring a shovel.
COVE BAY WATER SYSTEM MEETING
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Join a discussion about climate emergency and the future of food.
An Alternative Approval Process (AAP) is underway for Bylaw 488. The bylaw is to authorize the Municipality to borrow up to $2,533,000 to build the Cove Bay Water Treatment Plant. Council intends to adopt this bylaw unless at least 10% of electors in the Cove Bay Water System Local Service Area oppose the bylaw by submitting an Elector Response Form. The deadline to submit a form is 4:30 pm on Monday, October 21, 2019.
Bowen Island Municipality seeks a Permanent Full-Time Director of Engineering.
Childcare needs survey is now available online.
All Municipal Water System Local Advisory committees will be meeting in September and October.
We’re getting ready to develop Island Plan 2020, and we’d like to hear from you about municipal services, emergency preparedness, housing and the local economy on Bowen Island.
Bowen Island Municipality seeks a temporary part-time Parks Maintenance Crewperson.
It is important to put smoke detectors in the right places in your home
The Islands Trust Council invites members of the public to observe and participate in its next quarterly business meeting September 17-18, 2019, and an Islands 2050 Community Open House will be held on Bowen Island on Monday, September 16th.
Stage 4 water restrictions have been lifted.
Bowen Island Municipality is seeking expressions of interest from consultants/project managers to complete a Housing Needs Report for the municipality.
Bowen Island is home to a variety of wild animals, including rats, skunks, raccoons, and the occasional black bear.
A Board of Variance application has been submitted for 608 Magee Rd.
Bowen Island Municipality has received a $15,000 grant through the Housing Needs Report Program, a partnership between the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) and the Province of BC.
TransLink is offering extended bus service on the 280 Bluewater route on Saturday, August 24th, making it easier and more convenient for you to get to and from Bowfest!
Construction on Mt. Gardner Road will be happening between August 12 and September 15, 2019.
A public information meeting will be held on Thursday, August 22, 2019, 6:00 pm at Cates Hill Chapel.
Starting October 1, 2019, all new construction and substantial renovations on Bowen will need to meet Step One of the BC Energy Step Code.
Sign up for Tapride on Bowen.
Fire ban in effect: The forest fire danger rating is currently HIGH.
We are seeking proposals from suitably qualified consultants to do an On-Island Composting feasability study.
Council is seeking volunteer members for water system local advisory committees in Bowen Bay, King Edward Bay and Eagle Cliff.
BIM seeks a Permanent Full-Time Utility Operator.
Bowen Island Municipality seeks a qualified permanent full-time Community Recreation Programmer.
Bowen Island Municipality is currently dealing with leaks at some properties in Municipal water systems. We make every effort to contact the property owners, however in many cases we only have mailing addresses.
The 2018 Annual Report is now available.
Summer is a busy time in Snug Cove. Please be advised that bylaw officers are actively enforcing parking time limits to ensure fair use of the parking spots. Tickets will be issued for vehicles parked over the posted time limit. Warning tickets will not be issued.
Dogs are not permitted on Bowen Bay Beach, Tunstall Bay Beach and Sandy Beach during the months of July and August.
Property tax notices have been mailed to Bowen Island property owners.
Businesses operating on Bowen Island need a business licence. This applies to commercial, home-based, non-profit and contractor businesses. This also applies to off-island businesses that are coming into the community to perform work.
Some organizations deliver a service that typically would be provided by the municipality in other jurisdictions. These organizations may apply to Bowen Island Municipality for multi-year Core Funding to deliver this community service. Multi-year funding will facilitate long term planning of services provided for the benefit of Bowen Island residents.
The application deadline is July 31, 2019.
Fun for the whole family at the Annual Fire Department Open House!
The final FireSmart workshop is coming up! This is your last chance in 2019 to see the presentation by wildfire expert Bruce Blackwell.
Applications for Permissive Tax Exemptions for 2020-2023 are due by June 30th for consideration.
PAVING NOW EXPECTED TO TAKE 3 DAYS. Bowen Island Municipality will be paving roads on June 17, 18 and 19, 2019. We will make every effort to reduce the impact to motorists and pedestrians, but there will be some road closures, delays, and reduced roadside parking. Ferry overloads are possible due to a large volume of commercial vehicles.
Bowen Island Community Recreation (Youth Services) is seeking a Casual Youth Worker.
Join us in Crippen Park on Canada Day!
It’s time to update Welcome, Neighbour! A Newcomer Guide to Our Island.
On May 31, 1999, Bowen Islander Peter King started the Bowen community transit service. Today, he continues with his express bus service to downtown Vancouver, enriching the lives of many commuters on Bowen Island. Congratulations, Peter, on 20 years of improving transportation options for our community!
Bowen Island Municipality is pleased to announce the hiring of a new Fire Chief, Derek Dickson.
Business Engagement Lunch for Tech Workers and Telecommuters.
The Bowen Transportation Guide has been updated with current schedules and fares.