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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

Parks Canada presents concept for national park

Two open houses will be held in the week ahead to give the public its first look at a preliminary park concept for proposed national park reserve lands on Bowen Island.

Break and Enters a growing concern

Cst. Bryan Mulrooney Bowen Island RCMP The Bowen Island RCMP has been investigating six reports of break and enters to residences since January 25. Money, jewellery and electronics have been targeted.

Rats biting into residents' wallets

There is a big problem with rats on Cates Hill and elsewhere on Bowen. Residents are reporting rats are nesting and chewing in all manner of places, especially car engines and other areas of their cars.

2011 budget - cuts may be coming

If council is going to stick to its resolve to not increase property taxes by more than three per cent, while at the same time adding to reserves instead of depleting them, then cuts are going to be necessary.
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