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Residential guest accommodations now permitted

Jul 31 2020
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Residential Guest Accommodation (RGA) use has been permitted as a result of the Short Term Rental Policy #19-05.  This policy was informed by over six months of engagement to identify community needs and an appropriate regulatory framework. 

RGAs are being permitted on Bowen Island to contribute to the accommodation sector and local economy.  They are being regulated to ensure operator accountability and to minimize impacts on residential neighbourhoods and long term housing.

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Turf field replacement to begin August 10

Jul 31 2020
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Replacement of the Turf Field at Bowen Island Community School is scheduled to begin on August 10, 2020 and expected to finish by September 8. During construction, the field and basketball court will be closed, but all other outdoor areas at BICS will be open.

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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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2019 Annual Report

Jul 13 2020
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2019 Annual Report is now available. It will be presented to Council at its regular meeting on Monday, July 27, 2020.

 

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Property taxes are due July 2, 2020

Jul 2 2020
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Property tax notices have been mailed to Bowen Island property owners. If you have not received your tax notice, please contact us at 604-947-4255 or bim@bimbc.ca.

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Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Jun 25 2020
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Bowen Island Municipality is working to share information and operational updates as we support efforts to slow transmission of COVID-19 and help keep our community healthy. We are following the recommendations of British Columbia's Ministry of Health and Vancouver Coastal Health.

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Evacuation Plan Q&A

Jun 22 2020
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Join us to learn about the recently completed Evacuation Plan for Bowen Island. A presentation by the Emergency Program Coordinator will be followed by a question and answer session.

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Parking time limits in Snug Cove

Jun 9 2020
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Please be advised that bylaw officers are actively enforcing parking time limits to ensure fair use of the parking spots. Warnings and tickets will be issued for vehicles parked over the posted time limit. 

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Living with Skunks

Jun 9 2020
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Bowen Island is home to a variety of wild animals, including rats, skunks, raccoons, and the occasional black bear.

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Free FireSmart Workshop

May 20 2020
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The Bowen Island Fire Department encourages residents to take steps to protect your home from wildfire. Attend a free virtual FireSmart Workshop: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 7:00 PM

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BIM reminds everyone to avoid non-essential travel

May 11 2020
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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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Garbage decals

Apr 28 2020
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Additional single use and annual use garbage decal sales resume at a new location.

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Avoiding risky activities during COVID-19

Apr 22 2020
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You can reduce pressure on the health care system and our local first responders by not willingly engaging in risky activities that might lead to accidents.

If you do need urgent or emergency medical care, don't wait to get help.

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How to help grocery stores during COVID-19

Mar 31 2020
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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.

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Planning inquiries and applications are now online

Mar 21 2020
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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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ESS seeking volunteer for resource acquisition

Feb 28 2020
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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.

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Fire department update

Jan 29 2020
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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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