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Nerys Poole starts election with bid for mayor

November's municipal election race has (unofficially) begun. Nerys Poole, who first won election in 2008 as a councillor, is making a bid for mayor.

Smoke but no sparks at firehall meeting

The public hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 6, was the last chance for the public to weigh in on a proposed bylaw that will allow the area at Adams/Cromie Road to be designated for civic institutional use.

New co-ordinator at youth centre

There's been a changing of the guard at Bowen Youth Services. Coordinator Matt Neufeld has left to pursue studies at Langara and John Stiver is stepping into the role.

Controversial bylaws to get more debate

Council has officially rescinded two controversial land use bylaws steep slopes and environmentally sensitive areas which will be reviewed and brought forward by the new council after the November elections.

Ferry passengers need a way to be heard: FAC chair

BC Ferries says locking the village gate at the Horseshoe Bay terminal protects passengers. But that's not holding much water for Bowen Islanders, including the chair of Bowen Island's ferry advisory committee.

New realtor sought in Village Square sale

The Village Square on Bowen Island is still up for sale and Island community builder Wolfgang Duntz, a co-owner with the Gunter Hahne family in Germany, said that the group is now seeking a real estate developer to handle the sale.

Ballots can have candidates from OneBowen identified

OneBowen has satisfied the requirements of British Columbia's Local Government Act to become Bowen Island's first legally recognized electoral organization.

Pipes and plumbing

It is potentially a chicken-and-egg-type of situation. The surplus lands could be sold to fund projects such as the extension of the sanitary sewer system.

Municipal election answers a click away

If you're already excited about the upcoming municipal elections in November, Bowen Island Municipality is making it easier to also stay informed.

Commuter service may shut down

Unless there is a dramatic intervention, it does not appear English Bay Launch, the company running the water taxi service that runs from Snug Cove to Granville Island and to Coal Harbour, will stay afloat past the next month and may be shut down bef