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Bowen Roots to help earthquake victims

On March 11, an 8.9 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Northeast Japan triggered a ferocious tsunami that caused massive destruction, obliterated cities, sparked major fires and killed thousands of people.

Former mayors talk about what it’s like to live in a national park

As Bowen draws closer to deciding whether or not to begin the process of becoming a national park, Stephen Foster of the national park community advisory committee (NPCAC) has assembled an evening of two speakers and a forum for discussion and questi

Write on Bowen registration goes live

The Write on Bowen website is now accepting registrations for the Write on Bowen Festival of Writers and Readers from July 8 to 10 in Artisan Square. This year, Write on Bowen is thrilled to welcome two very special guests to open the Festival.

‘You lose a person bit by bit.’

Suzanne Allan is sitting close to the fireplace cradling a beautiful book bound in hand-made paper. The volume contains the photos and life stories of Allan's parents. She opens a page with a woman smiling into the camera.

Coastal Patterns Gallery offers taste of Mediterranean on Bowen

A vibrant, sun-drenched exhibition of work by Bowen Island artist Gregg Simpson treats viewers to a taste of the Mediterranean at Coastal Patterns Gallery in Artisan Square.

‘Preserve Crippen’ petition garners 1,021 signatures

Organizers of the petition to keep Crippen Park as a regional park, outside of Parks Canada's proposed national park reserve boundary, say that 1,021 eligible Bowen Island voters have signed the petition.

Show strives to avert, convert and subvert

The Gallery @ Artisan Square will be showing the work of David Luksha in an exhibition entitled Avert Convert Subvert, April 1 to April 24. David Luksha has shown his work extensively throughout Canada, as well as in Belgium and New York.

Children's Centre receives $27,000 in funding

LORRAINE ASHDOWN Contributing Writer Ann Silberman, executive director of the Bowen Island Children's Centre, is breathing a sigh of relief. Recently the centre received a $27,000 grant from the Ministry of Public Safety and the Solicitor General.

Belterra rezoning application presented to council

Planning and building a home can be stressful for a family. But for Stephanie Legg and Roger McGillivray, the process of working together with multiple families to plan Belterra Cohousing has been a rewarding experience.

Village Baker reveals recipe for longetivity

Over the last 10 years, the Village Baker has indomitably kneaded the ingredients of perseverance, hard work and humour and now it is time to celebrate their first decade of business on Bowen Island.