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Parks Canada designed to keep decision making at the local level: CEO

In the eight years that Alan Latourelle has been the top person at Parks Canada, he's never made a decision about how any of the national parks are operated.

More requests than money for community grants in aid

It is going to be a tough decision. The requests for the 2011 community grants received by the municipality come to a total $200,384. But the budget earmarks an amount of only $136,300 for that purpose.

Council endorses liquor licence application

The Bowen Island Golf Club has started the process of applying for a licence to serve alcohol in its new clubhouse and on the green and has asked the municipality for an endorsement.

Wolf hybrid killed

There will be a lot less fear and anxiety on the island now that the wolf hybrid that has been attacking pets and livestock has been killed. At 6:30 on Wednesday morning, a trapper hired by the municipality shot the beast.

Foundation is giving back steadily

The Bowen Island Community Foundation has accomplished some grand goals recently. This includes a $5,000 grant to Family Place to allow Family Place and the Youth Centre to share the same space in the Children's Centre.

Bowen Island wolf hybrid shot and killed

There will be a lot less fear and anxiety on the island now that the wolf hybrid that has been attacking pets and livestock has been killed. At 6:30 on Wednesday morning, a trapper hired by the municipality shot the beast.

Multiple referenda in the fall?

There's the possibility of three or four referendum questions being on the municipal election ballot this November. First there's the community opinion vote on the possible creation of a national park on Bowen Island.

BIM on budget at year end

Last year, the municipality expected to spend $4,892,769 to provide services. By the end of this fiscal year, it was almost right on target. In 2011, the municipality spent $4,827,174 in all of its various departments.

Community school coordinator supports many groups

Sarah Haxby's day planner is like a well-used, detailed road map that has been pored over and relied upon for months on end.

Seeking solid waste solutions

By the end of 2012, Bowen Island will be required to have no food waste in the garbage it trucks off the island, as set out by Metro Vancouver's waste management plan. The municipality plans to develop a viable composting option on the island.