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Bowen Island's outgoing council has final Monday night meeting

The final Monday night meeting of Bowen's outgoing council on the 28th alternated between taking care of business and receiving accolades from the public.

Smart meters coming to Bowen in spring 2012

Whatever you might think of BC Hydro's new wireless smart meters, they are coming to Bowen Island, though not until 2012.

Bowen has highest provincial voter turnout

When it comes to voter turnout in the November 19 election, Bowen Island has province-wide bragging rights. The turnout was 83.77 per cent, the highest in B.C. In some cases it was more than 60 per cent higher than other areas.

Dead deer lead to seizure of firearms

Early on Monday morning, Cst. Bryan Mulrooney of the Bowen Island RCMP detachment received a call about a firearm being discharged at Cowan Point.

Cpl. Don Southern to leave Bowen Island in December

Cpl. Don Southern arrived at the November 14 council meeting planning to give an update on policing on Bowen. After finishing his short presentation, he received a farewell present and a standing ovation.

National park doesn't receive majority support

The preliminary results of the community vote about the national park are in and the majority of voters have said no. Of the total of 1990 votes, 901 were a yes and 1089 were a no.

Fairy Fen reveals its magic to scientists

Named by a little girl who, upon seeing the fen, believed it fit for fairies, Fairy Fen Nature Reserve is one of Bowen's most magical and best kept, secrets. It is an undisturbed wetland filled with plant species rare to this type of terrain.

Province will take cues from council if parks goes ahead

As the community vote on the national park approaches, the question has been raised whether this will be the final opportunity for the public to weigh in.

Knick Knack Nook awards bursary

The ongoing success of the Knick Knack Nook, Bowen's re-use it store, has manifested itself in the form of a bursary.

Council looks at budget and finances for 2012

At the council meeting on Monday, Nov.