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BICS Learning Commons Radical Read-A-Thon (May 15 - June 15) & book fair

In conjunction with the Phoenix Book Fair at BICS, May 12-14, BICS Student Council is launching a Radical Read-A-Thon to raise awareness and money for renovations to transform the worn and tired BICS library into a Learning Commons- a space that will

Bowen group remains united in fighting for ferry service

The group Bowen Islanders for Ferry Fairness (BIFF) will continue to work toward better ferry services and lower fares. “We came together in order to organize protests,” says BIFF organizer Maureen Nicholson.

Gambier logging on hold

The creation of two additional woodlots on the North-East corner of Gambier Island has opened up 25 percent of the island to active logging, anticipated to begin within the next year.
Snug Cove House prepared to sell land on Miller Road

Snug Cove House prepared to sell land on Miller Road

The dream of Snug Cove House, a supported living residence for Bowen’s seniors, has been twenty years in the making.
Artisan Square businesses embrace change, co-operation

Artisan Square businesses embrace change, co-operation

Since January, two new businesses have opened up at Artisan Square, and one business, Bowen’s Little Pet shop, has changed hands.
Interactive Bowen map aims to fill in the blanks

Interactive Bowen map aims to fill in the blanks

When Noah Carson received the assignment of drawing a map for his cartography class at UBC, the subject of his map was not even in question.
Tunstall Beach project aims to revive creek for salmon spawning

Tunstall Beach project aims to revive creek for salmon spawning

On the weekend of May 3, public access to Tunstall Bay beach will be blocked off so that the Bowen Island Fish and Wildlife Club can complete a project that aims to restore Explosives Creek as a salmon spawning habitat.

Alternate technology renews hope for on-island composting

The idea of composting the collective mass of Bowen Island’s household food scraps and garden waste was enthusiastically researched by the municipality’s former Solid Waste Resource Management Advisory Committee (SWRMAC) with the primary objective to

Rezoning plans stoke fears about competition for local businesses

According to Marion Moore, back in 1935, when the Union Steam Ship Company gave the land that is now Bowen Court for Bowen Island’s second school, and subdivided the land along Miller Road for housing, the company placed a covenant on the land to pre
Opposition comes out in force against Lot 2 rezoning

Opposition comes out in force against Lot 2 rezoning

Staff from Bowen Island Municipality presented a plan for what the southern half of the community lands Lot 2 might look like if the proposed rezoning for the area goes forward.