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Bowen Legion Branch 150 turns 75

Bowen Island Legion Branch 150 held a family celebration last Saturday to mark 75 years of existence, with events in the parking lot and inside taking place throughout the day.

BICS kids learn to ‘grow to the market’

The Bowen Agriculture Alliance (BAA) has found a way to expand its increasingly-popular annual August celebration of locally grown food, BowFEAST, and it involves Island children.

Learn to be a gardener

Interested in knowing more about veggie gardening? The right kind of soil? The right location? About how to prepare raised beds? About the how and when of watering? Drip irrigation? Growing fruit trees in boxes? "Succession gardening" and "square foo

Nook funds waste management study

With building expenses covered for the first time since opening, the board of Knick Knack Nook, Bowen Island's re-use-store, has been able to consider how to return our community's generosity by donating funds to an island project.

Delve into Non-Fiction

A trio of talented non-fiction writers is sharing secrets at this year's Write on Bowen festival from July 8 to 10: Madeline Sonik, Anthony Dalton and Michael Turner.

Fern the sheep was a beloved member of the family

On May 12 between 6 and 7 a.m., a feral wolf-dog killed Fern, one of our sheep, and her children. There was Fern and her only daughter Josie (who was four years old) and they each had a black baby lamb.

Farmers’ market is June 4

The Bowen produce is starting to roll in - and it's about time, eh? Please join the Bowen Island Agricultural Alliance at the BowFEAST farmers' market on Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the BICS blacktop area. Everyone is welcome.

Tributes to Graeme Dinsdale

When I asked Graeme if he was going to run for council when we became a municipality, he said, "if you're going to pay me a quarter of a million dollars.

Family’s brush with malaria underscores value of Africa Night fundraiser

Malaria - what do we really know about malaria here in Canada? We might know the basics - that it's a parasite passed on via a mosquito bite, that it causes fever and that it can recur throughout ones life time, it occurs mostly in tropical countries

Bowen bids farewell to dedicated volunteer

When Graeme Dinsdale set foot on Bowen Island for the first time in 1982, he came to volunteer - he was feeding his friend's cats for a weekend.
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