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Dolphins are back in Howe Sound

There's a change in Howe Sound. Residents in Lions Bay have spotted them. People in West Vancouver and on Bowen Island are talking about them. Then there are the boaters who have watched them play out in the waves.

Share your ferry stories

However many times a week, month, or year we find ourselves in the ferry line-up to board the Queen of Capilano, and whatever the reasons for our trip, we are aware that the ferry - specifically, the car ferry- plays a significant role in island life

Broadway on Bowen a roaring success

Who needs a trip to New York when Broadway can come to Bowen? On Friday and Saturday night, audiences at Cates Hill Chapel were captivated by Bowen performers showcasing Broadway tunes.

Bowen family creates art with children in Nicaragua

Saffron Gurney of Serious Play and her family had a fabulous trip to the Pacific coast of Nicaragua during the spring break. They stayed at a remote northern fishing village and spent some time at a nearby orphanage.

Bowen parents encouraged to take up baton

I am the Bowen parent of two children who have gone through BICS and West Vancouver Secondary. Ben is 20 and graduated from WVS almost three years ago. Louisa is 17 and graduates this June.

Three young artists awarded scholarships

A committee of local artists met recently to choose this year's winners of the Danielle Dulong Memorial Scholarship. Thank you to Bill Hoopes, Peg Campbell, Katrina Rose, Saffron Gurney and Ron Woodall for joining the selection process.

Parents of slain teen talk about restorative justice

Tissues were passed around in the BICS gym on Monday, April 10, as images of Reena Virk flashed across the screen before an audience of about 70 parents, teenagers and community members. Reena's life found a brutal end 13 years ago.

Club hosts open garden and visiting speaker

The Bowen Island Garden Club's next open garden is at the home of Diana and Michael Kaile at 835 Hummingbird Lane on Sunday, April 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. The Kailes bought the property in 2006.

Homegrown goodies for sale

Bowen is getting fresh. Fresh vegetables, that is. For the first time, the Bowen Agriculture Alliance's monthly farmers' market is going to be open on the first Saturday of every month until October.

Pamoja teams up with local charity

In 1999, after a life-changing trek up Mt. Kilimanjaro in northeastern Tanzania, the highest mountain in Africa, Bowen Island resident Amrita Sondhi experienced a fervent impulse to help the African people.