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West Van Secondary students speak out about bullying

West Vancouver secondary school youth worker Leanne Warner didn't have any statistics on high school bullying off-hand. What she did bring to the Pink Shirt Day discussion at the school on Feb.

Exploring options for selling community lands

At election time, a number of promises were made by councillor and mayoral candidates. One of the more prominent topics was the community centre.

Post your calendar items online

Maybe you've noticed our new online calendar at http://www.bowenislandundercurrent.com/calendar/ ? It's definitely not the old one. The new calendar requires no login or password, and the form to submit an item is easy to use ( http://www.

What’s on the agenda? And why?

There is no shortage of issues that need to be discussed, and decided, around the council table.

Chamber of Commerce seeks to revitalize

The Bowen Island Chamber of Commerce has a new manager as artist Rob Wall has replaced outgoing manager Suzanne Carvell, who completed her term last fall.

New rules for garbage pick-up

Metro Vancouver's primary goal is to minimize waste generation, subsequently they have put together a management plan as a starting point of discussions to help achieve aggressive targets.

Where the taxes go

Everything boils down to finances. Before council can make decisions on the budget and the five-year financial plan, it needs to have a clear understanding of the state of municipal coffers.

Food and dining discounts for seniors at local establishments

The Snug Cove House Society on Bowen Island, formerly Abbeyfield, has done culinary foot work on behalf of seniors.

Queen of Capilano’s conversion to LNG delayed

In the December 30 edition of the Undercurrent , BC Ferries conveyed its plans to convert the Queen of Capilano to LNG fuel later this year.

Spot the ball - on Bowen

Spot the Ball, a popular British contest, has been adapted for Bowen Island by James Milligan, a student at Island Pacific School. An avid soccer player from childhood, Milligan has chosen the topic of soccer for his grade 9 masterworks program.