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This week in Undercurrent history
20 years ago in the Undercurrent
30 Water sample bottles went missing from the Pharmacy. They were to be used to test arsenic levels in Bowen water. Speculation was that someone either wanted their water tested 30 times or that someone was going to use them to make 30 tiny bottles of wine.
On Monday January 31 the Bowen Island Parks and Recreation Commission was to host an open house to discuss the proposed community centre.
Big changes were happening at the Bowen Island Recycling Depot (BIRD) with the impending arrival of two large new containers and the addition of a part-time coordinator.
15 years ago in the Undercurrent
The Queen of Capilano was given the OK to stay on the Horsehoe Bay/Snug Cove run – at least until the fall of 1999. Accolades were given to the Ferry CURE group in helping to achieve this agreement between Island residents and BC Ferries.
A Bowen ‘restructure’ group that had been meeting regularly since Oct. of 1998 was asking residents for their input on whether Bowen Island should incorporate. The committee had a deadline of April 8 as the day to request that the Minister of Municipal Affairs call a vote or end the study.
10 years ago in the Undercurrent
The Snug Cove Village Plan public consultation process was moving ahead, despite mixed reviews from the public and a number of the elected officials. These reviews did not act as a deterrent to the facilitators who suggested that feedback, whether positive or constructive, was always welcome.
The Bowen Island Golf Association was one step closer to realizing it’s dream of a 9-hole course with the endorsement of the BIM Council.
In a letter to the editor, Tir-na-nog theatre school was thrilled to announce that with the generous help of local developer Wolfgang Duntz a new permanent home for the school was to be established on Cate’s Hill.
5 years ago in the Undercurrent
Councilors voted four to three in favour of the synthetic grass field project at BICS. Completion of the project was expected by Aug. 31.
Corporal Don Southern, of the RCMP summed up 2008 police activity with a summary of the last few fall/winter months of 2008 and Bowen Islanders reaction to the snow. Overall, he said, it was safe and the road crews were great but he dealt with complaints of people not clearing the snow off their entire cars and a few still not driving for the winter conditions. Traffic violation tickets were up significantly in 2008 due to a increase in traffic law enforcement. Overall crime was down and the few break and enters were minor in nature.
Herb Paterson, one of the board of directors of the Bowen Island Golf Course, was awarded a lifetime membership to the CPGA for his tireless work within the golfing community across Canada.