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Let’s take B2 – it’s not a vitamin

Bowen council held a special meeting on Wednesday, April 11, to receive re-ordered recommendations from the Bowen Community Centre Action Committee (BCCAC). The committee was formed in 2009 and has been studying the building of a community centre.

A generous gift to the food bank

Ashort while back, Susan Clarke went to replenish the Bowen Island Food Bank and found a hand-written note. It was from someone who had lived on the island for 20 years, brought up her children here and had recently fallen on hard times.

Does ferry marshalling trump everything?

On April 14th, mayor Jack Adelaar and council invited the public to a town hall meeting, held at Cates Hill Chapel.

Best in B.C.

For the second year in a row, the Bowen Island Undercurrent has been named best community newspaper in its circulation category by the British Columbia and Yukon Newspaper Association (BCYNA).

Testing the waters

Acall to the Undercurrent office on Friday, April 13, alerted us to an "interesting boat" docking at the Union Steamship Marina. And an interesting boat it turned out to be. It was a 29-foot Oar Northwest ocean row boat, the James Robert Hanssen.

People are banging on the door

Ted Spear, head of Island Pacific School (IPS), says he is excited about the number of applications for the incoming Grade 7s but he's also cautious.

Is it wise to build the ramp this year?

Building a boat ramp in Tunstall Bay has been on council's books for a while. And now, certain permits are in place and construction could start.

Austerity budget

When the budget was presented in January, it reflected a nine per cent tax rise.

Spring clean-up

Tomorrow, Saturday, April 14, is the day you can get rid of old household junk courtesy Bowen Waste services at the annual Spring Clean-Up. Take your junk to the parking area outside the gate of BIRD on Mt. Gardner Rd. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Grant writing workshop

The three-hour grant writing workshop is held on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tusntall Bay clubhouse. It is designed to be practical and hands-on and will cover the core concepts to successful grant writing.