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Building inspector retires after 10 years

In 2001, Konrad Jaschke was hired as the temporary building inspector for the newly formed Bowen Island Municipality. "I was hired for three months," Jaschke says. "As of today it is 10 years.

Undercurrent chosen as one of best newspapers in BC and Canada

The Bowen Island Undercurrent has been chosen as one of the province's and country's best community newspapers.

50+1 makes a majority

What's a majority? Well, on Monday night a two-thirds majority of councillors agreed that the bottom line was 50 plus one per cent.

Committee seeks input on proposed guiding principles

What do Bowen Islanders think of the guiding principles drafted by the national park council committee? Do they establish a solid ground from which to design a national park reserve on the island? Are they strong and clear enough, representing the ma

Timeline established for national park vote

The community opinion vote on a national park is now scheduled for June 25. On Monday night, council went over a proposed timeline leading up to the vote.

Bowen Islanders can help earthquake victims

It has been over a week since the devastating earthquake and tsunami hit northern Japan. Since then, the death toll keeps rising, a nuclear reactor is leaking, and thousands of people have lost their homes.

Mayor updates islanders on several ongoing issues

BOB TURNER Mayor I would like to use this Mayor's Report to provide short updates to the community on several important initiatives currently underway by the municipality. Budget: Preparation of our 2011 budget process is underway.

Parks Canada reveals preliminary national park concept

There was no ta-da moment on Saturday when Parks Canada unveiled its preliminary concept for a national park on Bowen Island.

Queen of Capilano returns Thursday

BC Ferries’ Queen of Capilano returns to service in the afternoon of March 3, restoring regular vehicle capacity to the Horseshoe Bay – Bowen Island route, following an extensive two-month major refit.

Police renew efforts in missing teen case

Over the course of the next few weeks and months residents from the Bowen Island Community can expect to see investigators from the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team on the island making additional inquiries in the disappearance of Squamish teen