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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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Bowen this week - January 24, 2021: Snow, Islands Trust budget and return of the Soup Fairy

Bowen this week - January 24, 2021: Snow, Islands Trust budget and return of the Soup Fairy

Snow, orcas, Islands Trust updates, the Soup Fairy returns, there's lots to catch up on in this week's highlights
Meet  Bowen Island’s community paramedics

Meet Bowen Island’s community paramedics

Kristine Kumar and Gale Lyttle are charged with helping bridge the health care gap on Bowen
How the Soup Fairy charmed Bowen tastebuds

How the Soup Fairy charmed Bowen tastebuds

We talk with Frank Patt as his scrumptious Soup Fairy soups return, now at Meadowbrook Corner
Have you seen the Snug Cove terminal concept plan?

Have you seen the Snug Cove terminal concept plan?

BC Ferries is in the early design stages of a new Snug Cove terminal with a draft terminal concept released a couple of weeks ago. The plan is open for community comment until Jan. 29.
Heritage register established for Bowen Island and other muni morsels

Heritage register established for Bowen Island and other muni morsels

Highlights from the Jan. 11 meeting
Bowen could be doing away with the island-wide pot selling prohibition

Bowen could be doing away with the island-wide pot selling prohibition

The rezoning would allow cannabis retail wherever retail is allowed on Bowen but the provincial need for a licence still gives the municipality the capacity to control where a cannabis store opens
The last of Bowen's Christmas trees pass through the wood chipper for a good cause

The last of Bowen's Christmas trees pass through the wood chipper for a good cause

The money Bowen Waste Solutions would have paid for chipping the trees will be donated to the Bowen Island Health Centre Foundation
Bowen Islanders' new kids book chases away the monsters of childhood anxiety

Bowen Islanders' new kids book chases away the monsters of childhood anxiety

Safe in Starry Arms came out of author Christie Lea's own healing journey after her 13 years as a 911 operator in Surrey
Rise in house and chimney fires on Bowen Island in 2020 may be related to pandemic

Rise in house and chimney fires on Bowen Island in 2020 may be related to pandemic

Fire chief Aaron Hanen recommends regular chimney cleaning and inspections as well as ensuring islanders are burning dry, seasoned wood in their fireplaces and wood stoves
LETTER: Please refrain from visiting new Cape park for now, B.I. Conservancy requests for sake of ecologically fragile areas

LETTER: Please refrain from visiting new Cape park for now, B.I. Conservancy requests for sake of ecologically fragile areas

If islanders must visit, the Conservancy asks that folks limit walking to the three gravel driveway access routes and in particular, not walk along the shoreline