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Red Nose team seeks volunteers

Operation Red Nose provides safe rides for people who had something to drink most Friday and Saturday nights from the last weekend of November until New Year's Eve.

Susanne Martin new Undercurrent editor

Aaron Van Pykstra, publisher of the Bowen Island Undercurrent, is pleased to announce that Susanne Martin is the paper's new editor.

Fire destroys Dorman Point cottage

A seasonal residence burnt to the ground at Dorman Point Tuesday night, and more than 20 Bowen volunteer firefighters fought throughout the night to successfully extinguish the blaze, fire chief Brian Biddlecombe said. No one was in the home.

Council candidate Zawadzki wins big at B.C. poker

There's an adage about everybody loving a winner and if that is really the case, then council candidate George Zawadzki might be in line for a few extra votes. Zawadzki is an avid poker player and last weekend won a competition put on by B.C. Poker.

Financial officer outlines costs of OCP lawsuit

On October 21, chief financial officer Karen Blow provided council with an update on the cost of legal fees incurred by the lawsuit filed by Richard Underhill and Wolfgang Duntz.

Decisions on Snug Cove’s future

Some elements of the Snug Cove village design and transportation concepts plan can be implemented soon, and cheaply. Others will have to go through multiple phases and take considerable time.

Small appliances can be dropped off at BIRD

Keep your old, broken appliances out of the landfill.

Pumpkins grown by BICS kids stolen and smashed

"The Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere. I don't see how a pumpkin patch can be more sincere than this one. You can look around and there's not a sign of hypocrisy.

Ferry fares and lack of consultation

B.C. Ferries Commissioner Gordon Macatee continued a tour of ferry-dependent coastal communities with a public meeting at the Gallery at Artisan Square Saturday, Oct. 15.

Don’t leave it to the beavers

On Tuesday, Oct. 18, volunteers braced the decidedly cold waters of Grafton Lake in an effort to prevent local beavers from getting into trouble. "Weprotect the dam with specialized beaver-exclusion fencing.