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Coming to terms with community

Coming to terms with community

“Canada is not a real country.” Do Quebec Premier Lucien Bouchard’s 1996 aside probably did more to boost Canadian unity than all the millions spent, and misspent, by Canada’s federal unity budgets.
A letter from the mayor

A letter from the mayor

Hello Bowen Islanders: This is the letter I’d planned to deliver last month, but will blame the delay on a brief vacation, plus beautiful weather that slows things down while we share the best of Bowen’s summer activities.
I miss BIRD

I miss BIRD

There. I’ve said it. Every Sunday, just before noon, I begin to yearn for my old BIRD shift. Donning that assertive yellow vest with the reassurance that one can Ask Me is akin to taking command of the bridge of a giant garbage scow.
Higgs had a good idea about bosons

Higgs had a good idea about bosons

Peter Higgs, a pretty dour Scot, is given credit for suggesting that there may be a particle, yet unknown, that might complete what is now known as the Standard Model of bits and pieces of which we are made.
Ferry ‘experience’ questioned

Ferry ‘experience’ questioned

BCFerries (BCF) proudly refers to its discount card as the Experience Card. About 85 per cent of all trips to Bowen are paid for using this card (the highest rate for any route in the BCF system).
FORE! FORE!

FORE! FORE!

There’s a photo of me taken about eight years ago on the Bowen Island Golf Course. Now, I don’t play golf. Although I like the outdoor part of it, my body would rather be singing and dancing.
This week in the history of The Undercurrent

This week in the history of The Undercurrent

15 years ago in the Undercurrent Village Square was under construction. The project, spearheaded by developer Wolfgang Duntz, would add more retail space to the Cove.
Thanks, from Snug Cove House

Thanks, from Snug Cove House

A big thanks to the many islanders who came to Norma’s Dock last Friday to enjoy the Great Snug Cove House Society BBQ Festival’s many attractions: watching Snug Cove House architect and project manager Don Nicolson’s scientific approach to burger-fl
Steamship 2014

Steamship 2014

The third annual Steamship Days was once again a great success with a wide variety of exciting activities throughout the weekend including: an a wooden boat show put on by the Classic Wooden Boat Society, and the SS Wanderer had more visitors this ye
WOODALL'S CARTOON THIS WEEK

WOODALL'S CARTOON THIS WEEK