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Spring clean-up

Tomorrow, Saturday, April 14, is the day you can get rid of old household junk courtesy Bowen Waste services at the annual Spring Clean-Up. Take your junk to the parking area outside the gate of BIRD on Mt. Gardner Rd. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Grant writing workshop

The three-hour grant writing workshop is held on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tusntall Bay clubhouse. It is designed to be practical and hands-on and will cover the core concepts to successful grant writing.

Trees and culverts in the park

Trees have been cut in Seymour Landing Park and a new culvert has been created to facilitate stormwater drainage of the neighbouring properties.

Community loan cupboard is looking for someone to take on this service

The Community Loan Cupboard may not be a service most islanders are aware of but if you ever find yourself in need of medical equipment, this service can save you money.

Bowen rocks in Earth Hour challenge

In Metro Vancouver, Bowen Island did the best in this year's Earth Hour challenge, with a 3.5 per cent reduction in energy consumption, followed by West Vancouver at 3.3 per cent. The best results in B.C. came from Revelstoke, which cut power use 12.

Preserving the diversity of our community

To Elizabeth Ballantyne, chair of the Affordable Housing Working Group (AHWG), housing diversity is a value that needs to be embraced and advanced if we cherish the wide variety of people who are living on the island and the new Bowen Island Housing

Money talks

At the time when we receive our T4s, we should have a pretty good idea of how much we made, but do we have any idea how much we saved? And then a bigger question is: Why bother? When I was 21, I was told to start saving for my retirement.

Does a loop road make sense?

Plan Z envisions a four-lane loop road through Crippen Park.

Council to set up municipal housing corporation

Council has given authorization to proceed with the application to incorporate the Bowen Island Housing Corporation (BIHC).

Two loading lanes don’t ensure larger ferry

The future of Snug Cove and the conceptual redesigning of the village has to date put ferry marshaling and transportation at the top of the list of priorities.