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Pick your own “Dream Team” in 2014

Pick your own “Dream Team” in 2014

Dear Editor, Elections are important. Since becoming a municipality we have been challenged to elect a balanced and functional Council that can direct staff to effectively utilize our limited municipal resources.
Skeels keeps the game fair

Skeels keeps the game fair

To the Editor, On the other hand, some of us see Murray as a kind of referee out there calling offsides, often right, sometimes wrong, but always trying the keep the game fair.
Time to change the channel

Time to change the channel

Dear Editor, I am very happy to see such a long list of islanders eager to stand for our next council. Bowen has many energetic, talented people with much to contribute.
The official opposition

The official opposition

To the Editor, Noted singer, songwriter and musician Shari Ulrich wrote a letter to The Undercurrent last week in praise of mayoral candidate Tim Rhodes. She wrote that Mr.
Truthiness 2014

Truthiness 2014

Stepping down, but not out

Stepping down, but not out

Dear Editor, I have decided to leave public life as of December 1, which marks the end of my term on Bowen Island Municipal Council. I will continue to be active on matters that I know are critical to our survival as an island and a region.
We are all Bowen Islanders

We are all Bowen Islanders

I only heard later about the buttons that our Mayor, Jack Adelaar, was handing out at this year’s Bowfest. The slogan, “We are all Bowen Islanders,” it stuck in my head immediately.
Michael Smith, UBC’s Nobel Laureate and Science hero

Michael Smith, UBC’s Nobel Laureate and Science hero

When I was teaching at UBC and living on Bowen, I tried to get an early ferry to Horseshoe Bay and then drive to UBC where Joan and I would breakfast at the now defunct Faculty Club.
Experience is critical for a council that can move us forward

Experience is critical for a council that can move us forward

Dear Editor, Municipal Election time is not my favourite season. There’s a kind of hysteria that ensues that belies our bucolic life on Bowen. But being an optimistic person, I’d like to think we’re slowly getting better at being a municipality.
The Republic of Bowen Island: Let’s work together to tap into our potential

The Republic of Bowen Island: Let’s work together to tap into our potential

Dear Editor, With this election, we will finally move on to a new chapter in the history of Bowen Island.