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Four schemes, lots more opinions

Strong opinions abound when it comes to Snug Cove and the more than 120 islanders who attended the village design and ferry marshalling open houses didn't hold back.

Mayor's report: Budget addresses several needs

I use this mayor's report to provide a short update to the community on several important initiatives currently underway by the municipality.

Roads department fills in the cracks of aging system

Bowen has an aging road system, aging docks, damaged culverts and the need for pedestrian and cycling lanes. Safety improvements such as guard rails, rock and slope stabilization and traffic calming are also necessary.

Rotary offers trial-run weekend night bus

Last weekend, 16-year-old Bjorn Vik didn't have to worry about getting a ride home after work. He was able to catch the 10:30 p.m. night bus from Snug Cove to Bluewater. "It's really useful," he says.

Smaller hall might be less feasible

The goal is to build a modest facility that will provide Bowen Island with a much needed community centre. And, according to a council resolution, the construction of the core facility is not to exceed $3 million.

Have your say about future of Snug Cove

It's like a box of building blocks that can be fitted together to make a castle, or a cottage, depending on the choice and ambition of the builder.

Council divvies up $129,000

It was a long, difficult process that will disappoint some people - except perhaps for those whose top priority is holding the line on property taxes. On Monday, council approved a total of $129,000 in community grants.

Run for The Ferry returns in 2011 as Run for Rwanda

The annual tradition of Run for the Ferry has attracted runners from Bowen as well across the Lower Mainland since 1995. This year, the event will change its name and take on a slightly different look and feel.

Metro debates possibility of giving up Crippen Park

Regional district officials say they haven't decided whether they'd consent to giving up Crippen Park because Parks Canada has yet to formally ask.

A visit from the black bear

Len Gilday took this photo of a black bear when it came to visit his house below Valhalla ridge one morning at 7:30.