As part of Council’s commitment to improve housing diversity, Bowen Island Municipality invites Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the development of a housing project on Lot 1, Area 2 of the Community Lands.
Atl’ka7tsem/Howe Sound, an area renowned for its rich Indigenous culture, biodiversity and distinct geography, has become Canada’s 19th UNESCO Biosphere Region.
Open to homeowners, shoreline professionals, or anyone who has a general interest in shoreline protection, this one-day workshop introduces participants to basic shoreline ecosystem principles and management practices, with emphasis on the purpose and application of the Green Shores rating systems.
Agenda revised to include addtional financing options.
After the close of a five-week competitive tendering process, the Community Centre project team is optimistic to have received three bids.
Bowen Island Municipality has a vacancy for an Island Community Planner. We’re looking for a dynamic, self-motivated professional to join our team. This is a permanent full-time position at 35 hours per week.
The parking lot at 1037 Miller Road will be closing on Tuesday, September 7 to make way for the new Health Centre.
What are greenways? Greenways are networks of green space in a sustainable community. They can be thought of as linear green corridors that connect natural areas and are managed to help retain ecological functioning, wildlife corridors, and recreational attributes.
Explore the concept and application of greenways on Bowen Island in this month's article from the Parks, Trails and Greenways Committee.
Bowen Island Municipality is seeking quotations to redevelop the Municipal website.
Islands Trust has hired MODUS Planning, Design & Engagement Inc. to develop a public engagement plan for the next phase of Islands 2050, the DRAFT new Policy Statement engagement process.
Bowen Island Municipality has received a $25,000 grant through the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) and Training stream of the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund (CEPF), a partnership between the Union of BC Municipalities and the Province of BC. The grant will fund a major upgrade to the Mt. Gardner radio repeater, improving radio communication capacity across the island.
Bowen Island Municipality is pleased to announce the hiring of a new Chief Financial Officer, Sheila McCutcheon.
Bowen Island Municipality has an opening for a Bylaw Services Officer 1 at 35 hours per week. Generally, hours worked will be between the hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, but weekend and evening work will be required.
Duties will include gaining compliance with municipal bylaws through education and direct enforcement and acting as Wharfinger and Animal Control Officer.
A temporary salmon trap is being installed at the Causeway to help spawning migration.
The Library Annex is available for anyone to rest and cool off in an air conditioned environment.
Bowen Island Fire Rescue is hosting a fire extinguisher servicing and inspection day on Saturday, September 11.
The Island Survey has been EXTENDED to close on August 23. Have your say on municipal services, emergency preparedness, housing and the local economy on Bowen Island.
What does it mean for Bowen Island
Coming soon to a bay near you.
Be part of the project.
Temporary full-time position starting early December 2021 and finishing late November 2023.
We have a vacancy for a Community Recreation Program Supervisor. Reporting to the Manager of Recreation and Community Services you will:
- work as part of the recreation team to offer a diverse suite of recreational and cultural activities for the Bowen Island Community.
- develop and oversee the child & family portfolio.
- supervise and support other recreation team members.
The Stewardship Centre for BC has produced a Green Shores brochure for Bowen Island. Download the PDF, and learn more about the Green Shores program and how it can benefit you.
Save the date! The next Climate Conversation is presented in collaboration with the Bowen Island Garden Club and will feature Bowen’s own Kim Stephens from the Partnership for Water Sustainability.
There will be a Public Hearing on July 12, 2021 about proposed amendments to the Land Use Bylaw. We want to hear from you! Read all of the background information on Bylaw 528, and submit your comments in writing or verbally at the virtual Public Hearing.
We're encouraging a day of thoughtful reflection during a time of change and challenge. A series of interpretive signs will be placed throughout Quarry Park on Canada Day. Bring your smartphone to scan the QR codes for access to videos and online resources.
Property tax payments, home owner grant applications and tax deferral applications are due by 4:30 pm on Friday, July 2, 2021. We're closed on July 1 for the statutory holiday.
Bowen Island Municipality is pleased to announce that the tendering package for the Community Centre project was released on June 17, beginning a five-week competitive bidding process on the open market.
Province bans campfires from June 30, 2021 to October 15, 2021.
Snug Cove Beach is closed for swimming due to high bacteria levels.
Your participation is key to creating a relevant, sustainable, local community economic development plan for Bowen Island. Go to Citizenlab to learn more.
With the recent trend of people looking to develop their properties, buy new properties, and make home improvements, Bowen Island Municipality is receiving almost twice as many development applications as it normally would at this time of year.
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!
The Westside Playscape is highlighted in this month's topic from the Parks, Trails and Greenways Advisory Committe.
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.
Bowen Island Municipal Council is asking for feedback from islanders. The Island Survey is for Bowen Island residents and property owners, and is conducted every other year.
Bowen Island Municipality seeks to fill a vacancy for an existing Roads Crewperson position in Public Works.
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.
Running a business on Bowen? Make sure you have a valid 2021 Business Licence.
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.
Condolences to the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc people, Indigenous communities, residential school survivors and families
Bowen Island joins communities across Canada in expressing our most heartfelt condolences to the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc people and Indigenous communities across the country.
Island Plan 2021 is now available. Please take a moment to review our strategic commitments for the term and priorities for 2021.
Metro Vancouver has released new regulations regarding residential indoor wood burning to help clear summer air.
Crews will be painting road lines in Snug Cove on Thursday, May 20 between 5 AM and 1 PM
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.
Parks Trails and Greenways Advisory Committee talks about our parks, trails, greenways and beaches.
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.
Temporary eight month contract.
Participate in an online survey 20-40 minutes that asks about why the Sound's ocean is important to you.
At its meeting on April 26, 2021, Council approved the expansion area of approximately 1.2 acres within Lot 2 of the Community Lands, to satisfy both present and future parking needs as well future facility expansion needs.
Connecting Canada’s Climate Action Plan with Opportunities for Bowen
Municipal water systems are at Stage 1 of the Water Conservation Guidelines.
April 18 - 24, 2021 is Volunteer Appreciation Week
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.
Bowen Island Fire Rescue needs a new Fire Engine
Water main flushing begins Sunday, April 11, 2021.
All open burning is prohibited between April 16 and October 15.
Bowen Island Public Works Department has full time positions available this summer.
You may need some permits before starting work.
Council is considering regulating certain uses on the Island’s public places. Have your say.
Dump Week is available April 19-24, 2021 at BIRD.
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.
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.
BIM is making our Red Cross certification available to eligible Bowen Island applicants to offer lessons to the public.
Bowen Island Municipality is looking for permanent part-time Human Resources Coordinator to join our team.
March 22 8:00am - April 9 5:00pm, 2021
Bowen Island Fire Rescue has seen an increase in the number of calls for house and chimney fires from wood stoves.
Bowen Island Municipality is looking for permanent part-time Emergency Program Coordinator (EPC) to join our team. This is a 15 hour per week position.
Bowen Island Municipality has hired Triex Contracting for construction of Phase 1 of the Multi-Use Path (MUP), a new section that will connect the existing path next to the Bowen Island Community School to Carter Road.
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.
Recognizing that sustainable and local economic development will help our community thrive now and in the future, Bowen Island residents, businesses, and other community stakeholders are invited to share their ideas for the economic future of Bowen Island.
All staff team meeting and professional development on Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Fire Hall site preparation to begin the week of February 16-19.
It's BC Heritage Week February 15-21, and we're celebrating virtually this year! Follow along on Facebook to go back in time to the good old days of Bowen.
Help us build our heritage register.
Help us determine priorities
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.
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.
Bowen Island Municipality Council is seeking volunteer members for two Water System Local Advisory Committees.
After a slight delay, the Community Centre project team is preparing to move forward to the market with a competitive tendering process.
Help us update the plan
It's your Bowen, and it's your Budget. Have your say on the 2021 Budget for Bowen Island Municipality.
Bowen Island Municipality has hired Liberty Contract Management (LCM) for design-build services for the new Fire Hall and Emergency Operations Centre, slated to be built on Lot 3 of the Community Lands, off Miller Road.
BIM is seeking proposals from qualified Consultants
Bowen Island Fire Rescue is accepting applications for volunteer members.
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).
Read a summary of Bowen Island Fire Rescue (BIFR) activities for the period of May - November, 2020.
Aaron Hanen has been appointed as the Fire Chief for Bowen Island Fire Rescue.
Join us for a Zoom event with SeaChange Marine Conservation Society and Bowen Island Municipality called ‘Stories from the Bay’.
We're closed for a week in December/January.
We're looking for contractors for snow and ice removal.
Translink Development Cost Charges are going up on January 1, 2021
As you deck the halls this holiday season, be fire smart.
In the past three years, BIM has been successful in receiving over $14 million in grants
Support your island businesses through Island COMEBACK.
Wildfire smoke exposure & public health messages in BC
Free Webinar series from Islands Trust
Bowen Island Municipality and Bowen Island Public Library are seeking applications from Bowen Island residents interested in joining the Bowen Island Public Library Board.
BIM seeks a Permanent Full-Time Utility Operator.
New provincial order
We'd like to know what you think about the proposed Traffic Calming Policy.
Security cameras in use outside of the library and on the public wharf.
Double the rebates until December 31st, 2020
Grants to help economic recovery available
Property owners are responsible for controlling runoff onto roadways from their property, and for maintaining culverts.
All about smoke alarms
Bowen Island Municipality’s Deputy Chief Election Officer, Hope Dallas, has declared the results of the referendum, with 64% of ballot votes cast in favour of Bowen Island Municipal Council adopting Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 477, 2019.
Have your say on making Bowen roads safer.
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.
Bowen Island Municipality (BIM) is thrilled to announce that our application to the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, submitted January 2019, has been successful. The federal and provincial governments have announced that they are awarding funding of $7.9 M to build our Community Centre.
Premier John Horgan announced on June 24, 2020 that BC is ready to move into Phase 3 of the provincial Restart Plan. Bowen Island Municipality will continue to follow the Province’s coordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
We are pleased to welcome Mr. Liam Edwards as Bowen Island Municipality's new Chief Administrative Officer.
Bowen Island will be celebrating Canada Day differently this year due to the restrictions on large gatherings ordered by the Provincial Health Officer.
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.
In consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges faced by all sectors of the community, Council has re-examined the proposed budget in an effort to identify ways to reduce the projected tax increase for 2020.
Bowen Island Municipal Council will receive the Fire Department Core Service Review at its regular meeting on Tuesday, April 14, 2020.
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.