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New bylaw protects freshwater sources

After a lengthy process that involved extensive consultation as well as legal advice, the new bylaw that lays out the guidelines for watershed, aquifer and stream protection (WASP) has been adopted at the September 23 council meeting.

Locked doors at the community school

It's been a problem for the soccer players for some time that there was no access to washrooms during part of the practice. Debra Springfellow coaches the U 4-5 team. She said, "In the past, the school used to close at 3 p.m.

Agriculturalist helps consumers identify real dairy

Bowen's Wendy Holm knows about how Canada may be putting cows, and dairy farmers, out of work. She has a lot of information for those who want to make sure they're getting the real deal when it comes to milk. She's just won an award to prove it.

Some strings attached

Quite a few people have set their sight on Belterra, the property west of Island Pacific School, as their future home. But they don't plan on outbidding one another, no, they are going to live there together.

New oceanfront trail opened by Cape on Bowen

The development of Cape Roger Curtis took another step on Friday, Sept. 16 with the opening of the one-kilometre oceanfront trail called the Roger Curtis Seawalk.

Council suggests that there be second opportunity to vote on national park

One of the reasons council decided to hold a community vote on the national park issue at election time was that it had made a commitment to Bowen residents to gauge public opinion.

Family Place celebrates new home

Bowen Island Family Place has a new home: it now shares with the teenagers from the Bowen Youth Centre. Family Place celebrated its arrival on Carter Rd. on Thursday, Sept. 15.

Cape owners open to idea of new neighbourhood plan

Does everybody remember the Neighbourhood Plan? The one where Bowen Island gets a massive park, over 300 acres of some of the best land Cape Roger Curtis has to offer, and other amenities, while the developers get an increase in density? That plan is

Underwater clean-up nets 827 lbs. of garbage

They came, they saw and they cleaned up. That was the case last Saturday in the waters of Deep Bay as a volunteer group led by Island diver Amber Spitkovski spent the afternoon diving and dragging up junk from the ocean floor.

Mayor Turner retires from Bowen politics

There are family gatherings to attend, a garden to plant and travels to be taken. But as Bob Turner looks forward to the things that retirement from politics will give him time to do, he's also very proud of what's been achieved.