Full Stage 4 water restrictions have been reinstated for Bluewater Park Water and King Edward Bay Water Systems.
BIM seeks a Permanent Full-Time Utility Operator.
Bowen Island Municipality seeks a qualified permanent full-time Community Recreation Programmer.
Bowen Island Municipality seeks a temporary full-time Parks Maintenance Crewperson.
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.
Council is seeking volunteer members for water system local advisory committees in Bowen Bay, Eagle Cliff, and King Edward Bay.
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.
Council is seeking volunteer members for the Advisory Design Panel, the Parks, Trails and Greenways Advisory Committee and the Cove Bay Water System Local Advisory Committee.
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.
Bowen Island Municipality will be issuing tender documents for the construction of the new Fire Hall and Emergency Operations Centre this July. If you are a sub-trade operating on Bowen Island, and are interested in working on the Fire Hall project, you can submit your information to be included in a list of local sub-trades in the tender documents.
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.
Bowen Island Municipality Council is seeking members for several advisory Committees.
Business Engagement Lunch for Tech Workers and Telecommuters.
Bowen Island Municipality is undertaking a community consultation process to develop a policy for regulating Short Term Rentals (STRs), accommodation units that are rented for a period of less than 30 days.
We’re launching the Short Term Rental Policy Project, and we want to hear from you!
The Bowen Transportation Guide has been updated with current schedules and fares.
A new bylaw to regulate the ferry line-up has been adopted by Council.
Council has adopted a new bylaw to regulate the ferry line-up in Snug Cove.
The Research Consultant/Project Manager will be tasked with understanding the current situation and availability of child care spaces on the Island, how many spaces are needed now, and how many will be needed over the coming years, as well as the type of child care that is needed.
We are hiring a Community Economic Development Officer. This is a temporary part-time 2 year contract.
Bowen Island Municipality has received a $98,936 grant through the Province of BC’s Rural Dividend Program.
May 5 - 11 is Emergency Preparedness Week. Islanders are encouraged to take simple steps to become better prepared to face a range of emergencies.
Submission of a Development Variance Permit application for 288 Smugglers Cove Rd
Bowen Island Municipality has received a $25,000 grant through the Community Resiliency Investment, a partnership between the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) and the Province of BC.
Drinking water and persons with compromised immune systems.
Bowen Island Municipality has received a $22,520 grant through the Community Child Care Planning program, a partnership between the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) and the Province of BC.
All open burning is prohibited between April 16 and October 15.
Veterans Park Rezoning - Amendment to Land Use Bylaw and Official Community Plan
USSC Marina Rezoning - Amendment to Land Use Bylaw
Spring has sprung and we’ve got a fresh new photo of the Bowen Island Volunteer Fire Department! We are so proud of our fire fighters. And we’re pleased to welcome four new recruits this spring.
A referendum will not be held this spring. We will wait until after we receive the results of our application to the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, expected in late fall, 2019.
Bowen Island Municipality has announced that Ian Thompson has tendered his resignation from the position of Fire Chief.
If you are using groundwater (from a well or dugout) for non-domestic uses, the province requires you to submit an application for a groundwater licence.
Effective January 1, 2019, businesses operating on Bowen Island need a business licence.
We’re looking into options that may be available to address issues with invasive animal species.