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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.

Eyes on the road, hands on the steering wheel

In February 2012, on the second anniversary of the distracted driving law, policewill be focusing on enforcement of driver behaviour that takes attention from the road, such as texting while driving, or putting on makeup.

Reliability and safety are key issues

In the period of one week, nearly 100 Bowen Islanders have completed a survey about a water taxi for commuters.

Another sunken boat in Deep Bay

A third boat, a 10-or-so-foot skiff, has gone down in Deep Bay near the shore of Sandy Beach. It was abandoned in the past week or two. There are now at least three boats under water there; the other two are larger.

CAO resigns

Brent Mahood, chief administrative officer of the Bowen Island Municipality, has handed in this resignations he will be leaving March 1.

Decision to hold daytime council meetings will be re-evaluated after period of time

Councillors have said that they are better able to take in information and make decisions during the day. They have stated that daytime meetings save money as municipal staff can be on hand during regular office hours.

Municipal money matters

The timing is tight. Council's input is required so that the 2012 budget and the five-year financial plan can move forward and taxes can be determined.