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Bronwyn Beairsto

Bronwyn Beairsto

Bronwyn Beairsto joined the Undercurrent team as editor in 2018 after finishing a master's of journalism at Carleton University. She’s a big believer in covering the absurd, the mundane, the normal and the exceptional of island life. Vive la local news!"

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Recent Work by Bronwyn

Check out this sweet lemonade stand on Whitesails

Check out this sweet lemonade stand on Whitesails

'It’s just been so lovely'
Not so ‘awful’: the Bowen brand five years after its moment of international fame

Not so ‘awful’: the Bowen brand five years after its moment of international fame

Five years ago, the Bowen brand and its notorious tagline 'Tell your friends its awful here' launched a media firestorm. How has the brand held up in the community it was created for?
Other geophysicists were looking for oil and gas, Rosemary Knight started searching for water

Other geophysicists were looking for oil and gas, Rosemary Knight started searching for water

The Stanford professor, who just won one of geophysics' biggest awards, discusses California’s water crisis, a ‘nature first’ agenda and life on Bowen Island
Layering flavours at Bowen's Tuk-Tuk

Layering flavours at Bowen's Tuk-Tuk

Erik Miller’s popular Pad Thai is back, now as a pop-up takeaway at Tell Your Friends café on the pier
A journey steeped in glamour, loss and lots of tea: Bowen Island Matcha Company

A journey steeped in glamour, loss and lots of tea: Bowen Island Matcha Company

The traditional tea that keeps coming back to Naomi Thomas
How a Caring Circle course taught islanders mental health skills

How a Caring Circle course taught islanders mental health skills

'My hope was that people would learn to count on themselves,' explains course creator Maureen Mackey
This swimmer is circumnavigating all Átl’ḵa7tsem/Howe Sound islands to raise awareness of glass sponge reefs

This swimmer is circumnavigating all Átl’ḵa7tsem/Howe Sound islands to raise awareness of glass sponge reefs

‘Swimming the surface to protect the depth': marathon swimmer Jessi Harewicz is partnering with Marine Life Sanctuaries Society to raise glass sponge reef awareness
Too big, too confusing: Bowen Islanders sound off on proposed Land Use Bylaw amendments in public hearing

Too big, too confusing: Bowen Islanders sound off on proposed Land Use Bylaw amendments in public hearing

The bylaw, which has passed second reading, received 14 in-person and 75 written comments. 
Muni Morsels: Removing Bowen's cannabis retail prohibition, lock-block wall artists selected and Islands Trust defers policy statement

Muni Morsels: Removing Bowen's cannabis retail prohibition, lock-block wall artists selected and Islands Trust defers policy statement

From looking at lifting a cannabis prohibition, to awarding art, to the departure of a longtime staff member – here's what happened at the July 12 regular council meeting.
Updated: Last chance to comment – Land Use Bylaw amendments coming up for public hearing July 12

Updated: Last chance to comment – Land Use Bylaw amendments coming up for public hearing July 12

The public hearing is at 4:30 p.m. July 12