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Building a legacy

"I believe that the community centre is a necessity and not a luxury," Shari Ulrich, chair of the Bowen Community Centre Action Committee (BCCAC) said.

Burn, chip or ship?

The neighbours complained about burning at Eddie's Pit, as Ed Weismiller's J&E Backhoe Ltd. (J&E) site is referred to. Yet wood waste has accumulated there and, in an effort to deal with it, Weismiller acquired a horizontal tub grinder.

What’s next for the Chamber?

A mix of newcomers and past members gathered at Evergreen Hall for the annual general meeting of the Bowen Island Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Feb. 23.

No classes starting Monday

The B.C. Teachers' Association has served strike notice for Monday through Wednesday after teachers across the province endorsed the option in a province-wide vote.

Cohousing model a viable alternative

Council chambers were filled to capacity for the Belterra Cohousing public hearing on February 20. Many audience members wore Belterra buttons that identified them as equity and housing members.

Financing for child care programs in flux

New research shows that every dollar invested in early childhood education comes back six-fold, according to Ann Silberman, executive director of the Bowen Island Children's Centre. She thinks that everyone should have access to preschool programs.

CAO Brent Mahood finishes up two years on Bowen

The Bowen Island Municipality is again in the market for a Chief Administrative Officer as current CAO Brent Mahood is leaving at the end of February.

West Van Secondary students speak out about bullying

West Vancouver secondary school youth worker Leanne Warner didn't have any statistics on high school bullying off-hand. What she did bring to the Pink Shirt Day discussion at the school on Feb.

Exploring options for selling community lands

At election time, a number of promises were made by councillor and mayoral candidates. One of the more prominent topics was the community centre.

Post your calendar items online

Maybe you've noticed our new online calendar at http://www.bowenislandundercurrent.com/calendar/ ? It's definitely not the old one. The new calendar requires no login or password, and the form to submit an item is easy to use ( http://www.
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