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Wolf hybrid to be killed

The wolf/dog hybrid continues to roam, and hunt, on Bowen and with efforts to capture and remove the beast having failed, the municipality has shifted its goal from capture to having the creature shot.

Ferry hike would affect two-thirds of islandersÂ’ habits: online survey

This might not surprise anyone but here goes... A online survey by the Bowen Island Ferry Advisory Committee shows that Islanders are very concerned about rising ferry costs. The survey was conducted online from late Feb. to April 1.

Black bear awakes

Well, it appears that one of Bowen's black bears is fully awake. The municipality is reporting that a black bear was seen near Josephine Lake on April 20.

Tax hike kept to 3%

Municipal council is on its way to reaching its goal of capping a tax increase at three per cent tax but that doesn't mean it's happy about the way it's getting there.

Council fine-tunes national park strategy

Parks Canada needs to do a better job of convincing islanders that Crippen Park should be included in any potential national park on Bowen Island, council says.

Mayors Report: on budget constraints

Municipal budgets always embrace the inherent tension between demand for services and infrastructure, the willingness of taxpayers to pay, and the overarching requirement that we live within our means.

Council eyes four pieces of Crippen Park

The municipality wants to enter into negotiations with Metro Vancouver to explore the possibility of acquiring four new parts of Crippen Park.

OCP process flawed, landowners tell council

By coming up with specific policies on such things as steep slopes and environmentally sensitive areas before adopting a new official community plan, the municipality may be opening itself up to a legal challenge, say two local landowners.

Minister will review ferry hikes

Anyone who has travelled on the Queen of Capilano this past week might have glanced at their ticket stub, noticed the rate increase and thought, "Oh no, that's too much." The B.C. Minister of Transportation, Blair Lekstrom, agrees.

Give people more info: park report

The community needs more information before it can vote on whether a national park should be created on Bowen Island. That was the main message of the national park community advisory committee when it made its report to council on Monday night.