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 EMERGENCY 911 / Fire Police Ambulance

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POLICE

Police Non-Emergency 604-947-0516

Fire Depart Non-Emergency 604-947-9324

Ambulance Non-Emer. 604-872-5151

Coast Guard Search & Rescue 1-800-567-5111

BOWEN MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT

981 Artisan Lane
Municipal Council Hall    604-947-4255
Fax    604-947-0193
CAO    604-947-4255
Planning    604-947-4255
Council
Mayor Jack Adelaar ............604-506-1244
Cro Lucas    .............................604-947-9764
Alison Morse (Islands Trust) ....604-947-9875
Tim Rhodes............................604-341-9488
Andrew Stone (Islands Trust Metro Van.)   
....................................................604-788-6777
Community Recreation Department
      ..............................................604-947-2216
     Fax    604-947-9458
Building Inspections Office    604-947-4255
     Fax    604-947-0562

BYLAW ENFORCEMENT

Bylaw Enforcement, Dog Control Officer & Wharfinger 604-328-5499

Municipal Hall 604-947-4255

Fish Hatchery Manager 604-947-0309

Fishery Violations................1-800-465-4336

Wildlife Rescue Assn............604-526-7275

There is a Dog Control bylaw in effect on Bowen Island which requires that dogs be on a leash or under control of a competent person while on a highway or public place. No dogs allowed during the months of July and August on Sandy, Tunstall and Bowen Bay beaches. The Animal Control Officer may seize and impound dogs unlawfully at large.

BUILDING

A building permit is required from the Building Inspector. 604-947-9164

A development permit is required from the Municipal Hall in certain areas

604-947-9164

Highway access approval is required from Municipality.

604-947-4255

All electrical work requires a permit from the Electrical Safety Branch 604-660-6262

Construction of a new dwelling or accessory building requires a Fire Dept. Access Permit. 604-947-9324

Work in the vicinity of creeks, streams or lakes requires approval from Fish & Wildlife Management..........................604-582-5222

Ministry of Environment..........604-582-5200

Detailed zoning maps and regulations may be obtained from the Municipality.

 

BURNING

Bowen Island Fire Dept.

EMERGENCY......................................9-1-1

Info, Inspections, Permits 604-947-9324

Please call Bowen Island Fire Department for information on current burning regulations.

 

CHURCHES

Bowen Isl. Com. Church......604-947-9501

Rev. B. Clarke 604-922-1083

Bowen Isl. Unitarians 604-947-9191

Bowen Isl. United Church 604-947-9382

Cates Hill Chapel 604-947-4260

St. Gerard's Catholic Church604-682-6774

Religious Society of Friends 604-947-2681

Bowen Island Unitarians 604-947-9191

 

GARBAGE PICK-UP
Garbage pick-up for the island is on Mondays and Tuesdays. Please call Bowen Island Municipality 604-947-4255 to find out which day is your pick-up. A garbage decal is required on your garbage can to receive garbage pick-up. Decals can be purchased Monday through Friday at the Municipal Hall and at the Recreation Office Saturday 8:30am to 12:30pm and Monday evenings until 7pm.

 

HEALTH

EMERGENCY 911

Non-Emerg Ambulance 604-872-5151

Family Physicians

DR. Susanne Schloegl 604-947-9986 / Fax: 604-947-9804 

 

Bowen Island Ambulance Service

   Stn: 604-947-2594

   Fax: 604-947-0621

   Pgr: 604-979-4234

Crisis - Battered Women 604-987-3374

Help Line for Children..........O-Zenith-1234

 

Vancouver Coastal

Health Authority 604-986-7111

•Home Care •Public Health •Home Support

•Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy,    Long Term Care

Medical Equip. Coverage 604-947-2433

PHARMACY 604-947-0766

POISON CONTROL 604-682-5050

 

Public Health Nurse

Available at B.I.C.S. Community Use Room. The third Tuesday of every month. 1:00-3:00pm. Drop in. Consultation on any health concern and immunization.

Seniors One Stop Info 604-983-3303

Womens' HealthMenopause 604-985-5879

 

HUNTING

The use of bows is prohibited by bylaw throughout Bowen Island Municipality except where:

a) a person who is a member or guest of an archery club;

b)a person who is an archery student taking part in an approved recreation program;

c)a person who has obtained a written permit from the RCMP (for the use of longbows only) on private lands where written permission has been received from the property owner.

All firearms or crossbows are forbidden.

 

MAIL

Can. Post Corp,Bowen Isl. 604-947-2338

Mail is delivered to General Delivery, post office boxes and rural route boxes. See the Bowen Island Post Office to arrange for a box. Rural route addresses must include site letter as well as the box number, (RR #1 D-55). The name of the road is insufficient as there may be more than one site on a road. Mail posted on Bowen for Bowen residents does not leave the island and is delivered directly the following day.

For postal codes anywhere in North America call: ..................................1 900-565-2633

 

NOISE BY-LAWS

There is a noise bylaw in effect on Bowen Island which in part requires that noise from human activity, machinery or animals be restricted to the hours of 7am -8pm, Mondays through Fridays and 9am to 6pm on Saturday,Sundays and holidays. Special permits are available from Bowen Island Municipality at 604-947-4255.

 

RECYCLING

Bowen Island Recycling Depot
(And Knick Knack Nook reuse-it store)
Thursday – Sunday 9:00 – 2:30
Don Marshall................ 947 9859
Kim Kasasian...........      947 2744
Bill Carr.........................947 0044
Bowen Island Recycling Depot
Currently accepting cardboard, mixed paper, newspaper, plastic containers with recycle symbol (except Styrofoam), plastic bags, cardboard cartons for milk and milk substitutes, clean glass bottles and jars, tin cans and most metals, all batteries, rinsed crushed plastic milk bottles, refundable beverage containers, compact fluorescent bulbs, mercury thermostats, ink and toner cartridges, many electronics (see the Encorp site for electronics list).
For information on toxic material call Bowen Waste at: 604-947-2255

ROADS

Municipal Hall 604-947-4255
The posted speed limit of 40kms is in effect all over Bowen Island, except by the school where it is 30kms. Stop when you see the school bus with its lights flashing. Expect to meet slow moving machinery, horse riders, cyclists, pedestrians, work crews and, in winter, snow plows and sand trucks. On our gravel roads, keep the speed down to minimize dust.

 

TRANSPORTATION

Bowen Bus (Translink) 604-947-0229

Cormorant Marine (Water) 604-947-2243

Cellular 604-250-2630

West Van. Bus Transit 604-985-7777

B.C. FERRIES.................1-888-BCFERRY

Horseshoe Bay Terminal 604-921-7414

Scheduling Info................1 888-223-3779

The ferry is loaded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Save on your ferry tickets by buying a book of car/driver and,or passenger tickets from the Snug Cove General Store, Horseshoe Bay Terminal. Seniors travel free on all B.C. Ferry sailings Monday through Thursday except holidays. Pharmacare Card is your ticket. You will have to pay if you take your car. Wednesday is dangerous cargo day. No passengers are allowed on the 9:10am leaving Horseshoe Bay or the 4:05pm run leaving Bowen Island.

 

WATER TAXI 604-947-2243

Depart Snug Cove Sun-Thurs @ 11:15pm

Depart HSB Sun-Thurs @ 11:30pm

Depart Snug Cove Fri-Sat @ 12:15am

Depart HSB Fri-Sat @ 12:30am

 

UTILITIES

B.C. Hydro..............................604-224-9376

Outages 604-983-3894

Bowen Fuels 604-947-0745

 

Bowen Island Cable 604-921-9495

ICG Propane........................1-800-424-8807

Snug Cove Sewer System....604-947-4255

Telus

Number Assistance 411

Repairs 611

Relay Service:

To reach a TTY user........1-800-855-0511

Shaw Cable Systems...........604-629-3300

Customer Care................604-629-8kh8

Internet Technical............604-629-3000

Cable Repair....................604-629-4000

 

WATER SYSTEMS

Municipal Hall 604-947-4255
Public Works Superintendent

Bluff Creek Water Users...Paul Grescoe 604-947-9183

Bowen Bay Holdings...Bob Johnson 604-947-9416

Bowen Bay...Municipal Hall 604-947-4255...Don Mackinnon Public Works Manager

Cove Bay Water System...Municipal Hall 604-947-4255
Don Mackinnon Public Works Manager

Cowan Point Utility Co. Ltd...Bowen Island Properties 604-947-0099
Oper. BRS Water Services 604-947-2838

Eaglecliff Improvement District...Municipal Hall 604-947-4255
Don Mackinnon Public Works Manager

Fairweather Point Strata Corporation...Alan Morse 604-947-9875
Oper. BRS Water Services 604-947-2838

Honeymoon Creek Water Users Assn.
Barry Adams 604-947-9907

Hood Point Improvement District
Municipal Hall 604-947-4255
Don Mackinnon Public Works Manager

Mt. Gardner Water Users Group
Catherine Shaw 604-638-9880

Rock Moyne Water Users Association
Ross McLeod 604-947-9599

Sealeigh Park Water Society
Harro Wegner 604-947-2818

Tunstall Bay Improvement District
Municipal Hall 604-947-4255
Don Mackinnon Public Works Manager

 

WEATHER

Marine Weather 604-666-3655

Weather 604-664-9010



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