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Islands Trust applies as a commenter on pipeline expansion

The Islands Trust is among one of the more than 2,000 applicants hoping have their opinions heard at a set of National Energy Board hearings into the expansion of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline.

Local start-ups collaborate, reach-out to a larger market

When David Shadbolt and Denise Lawson first met in August, they connected over the fact that they were both building businesses and had similar ambitions.

First Credit Union offers $750 in Community Impact Fund

First Credit Union, Bowen Branch, recently announced a Community Impact Fund which will be awarded annually to a local non-profit organization on Bowen Island.

Mayor seeks more constructive conversation on ferries

Since BC Ferries announced its latest round of "consultations", Mayor Jack Adelaar has not shied away from expressing his lack of faith and outright anger at the process.

Bowen remains “very safe” despite increase in crime rates

RCMP Corporal Nancy Joyce appeared before council this week to report on the crime statistics on Bowen Island for 2013. Both assault and poperty crimes increased this year due to a few reported incidents.

Home sales increase, property values keep sinking

The preliminary assessments of homes in British Columbia conducted by BC Assessments shows that the value of Bowen Island homes are down, yet again. A home that was valued at $530 thousand in 2011 was worth just $454 thousand in 2012.

Dock application highlights oversights in ammended bylaw

Prior to seeing an ad in the Undercurrent a few weeks ago announcing that the International Buddhist Society had applied to build a large dock, none of the long-time property owners around Grafton Bay had any knowledge of their new neighbours' plans.

Ferry cuts confirmed, results from “Engagement Process” released

The Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, Todd Stone held a press conference in Victoria on Wednesday February 5 at 11:30am to announce "government's decision on coastal ferry service levels, and speak about the report that summarizes the mo

Coming, going and growing in the Cove

Islanders happily gobbled up crèpes and waffles of both sweet and savory varieties at the newly opened Bistro Rustique in Snug Cove.

Making a life-saving shock accessible

First Aid instructor and former paramedic Amanda Ockeloen's first rule of emergency response comes down to thinking ahead and formulating a plan ahead of time.
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