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BICS Parent Advisory Council (PAC) launched “Buy on Bowen” card

When they started looking for a new fundraising campaign, the BICS Parent Advisory Council had a few criteria: they didn't want to sell anything wasteful, they wanted whatever it was to be green, and it would be great if it didn't hurt local business

From farm to craft table and made with love

For Rosie Montgomery, Corinna Headley and Noah-Pryce-Jones of Home Farm, preparing for the Community School Association's (CSA) Christmas Craft Fair brings Santa's Workshop home.

Council limits dock length to 40 meters

At Monday's council meeting, planning consultant Judy McLeod presented the minutes of the Public Hearing on Bylaw 335 to council, noting that this was an opportunity to make adjustments to the bylaw and address public concerns.

On the Calendar

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 22 Applications for "Me to We" Youth Leadership program available at BICR office, at the Bowen Island Youth Centre, at Bowen Island Community School, and at Island Pacific School.

Keeping little toes cozy

Anyone who's raised a baby knows that although sleepless nights dominate the headlines, keeping little socks and shoes on little feet (and getting them there in the first place) makes for a major parenting challenge.

Ted Spear and Jennifer Henrichson want to talk about your kid's future

Island Pacific School Head Ted Spear will be at Leftbank this week to deliver his annual "Ed Talk" for the general public. This year, he'll be joined by the Assistant Head of IPS to add concrete examples of the philosophical ideas presented.

Youth leadership camp accepting applications

Early this summer (on June 29), some 100 Bowen Islanders participated in a hike to the top of Mount Gardner, a fundraising event organized by Bowen Island Gives (BIG!).

An online marketplace for Bowen businesses

Inspired by both a fear of Christmas shopping and all the host of Bowen-oriented Facebook group's that have popped up in the past year, web-developer Denise Lawson has decided to bring as many local products as possible onto one website.

Bottles from BIRD, transformed

When years of working too hard and traveling too much started to take its toll, Denise Lockett started looking for an alternative career that could keep her close to home.

Ferry cuts affect Bowen’s weekend runs

A cut to the Senior's discount, a gaming pilot project, a 35 percent cut to minor coastal sailings and cuts to weekend sailings to and from Bowen Island are all part of BC Ferries new strategy to finding $54 million in "efficiency improvements" by 20