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Sweetening island life

Making island life sweeter, one gourmet truffle at a time, is chocolatier Joanne Mogridge, owner and operator of Cocoa West chocolates.

Ready to launch

Gino and Victoria Rutigliano have been in business on Bowen for almost 10 years. The Bowen Island Roasting Company opened its new doors last June but they have been roasting free trade organic coffee beans on the island for the last seven years.

Bowen pub to close down June 1

If you've been meaning to go on down to the local pub for a beer or spritzer then best get around to it soon or you'll be too late. That's because the venerable Bowen institution is closing its doors on June 1.

MyVet at your house

There's a new vet in town, her name is Dr. Sandra Madden and she's been seeing island animals in their own homes on Fridays for a month. Originally from Gibsons, Dr. Madden has a business called myVet and is working out of the North Shore.

Putting candy store on the map

To the casual observer Bowen Island may appear like a dull place. However, the locals of this tiny paradise would be able to tell you that Bowen is full of hidden wonders. All you need to find them is a treasure map.

New plans for chamber of commerce

The Bowen Island Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce that Robert Wall is now the new chamber manager. He will be starting in the new year and operating the chamber office out of the Rob Wall Gallery ( in Artisan Square.

Acos holds prize draw on Christmas Eve

New signs went up last weekend at Artisan Square to point the way to acos, a small but well-stocked store located a few steps down and around the corner from The Office. Acos is an acronym that stands for arts, crafts and office supplies.