FRIDAY JULY 1 2011 VOL. 38, NO.20
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Learn to sail
Oscar spends night in a tree before itâ€™s Tim and the firemen to the rescue
Yacht Clubâ€™s summer programs a fun way to harness the windâ€™s power
Mayor and two councillors defend new environmental bylaws
Bowen Court struggles to stay affordable MARTHA PERKINS EDITOR
owen Court has a plan for its financial stability. It just canâ€™t implement that plan until the municipality builds a new sewer line along Miller Road. The 19-unit co-op housing community has surplus land that it can sell along Miller Road but that land has little value to a potential buyer if thereâ€™s no sewer line to service it. No sewer line, no sale. No sale, no money to prop up a building thatâ€™s sinking or a septic system thatâ€™s bound to fail soon. â€œIf we could sell that land, weâ€™d be laughing,â€? says Bowen Court president Pam Stimpson. As well, once the mortgage is paid off in eight years, the residents will be able to do a much better job at saving enough money for rainy days. The solutions seem so close and yet so far. Thatâ€™s why Bowen Court asked the municipality for a $11,000 grant to help with its most pressing issue - a building that is sinking into the wet ground. The municipality turned down the application, leaving the residents worried about how to come up with the money themselves. A private landowner facing the same problem could go to the bank to ask for a second mortgage, says new resident Louise Ferguson, whoâ€™s the volunteer chair of the maintenance committee. Bowen Court residents canâ€™t do that. Nor can residents â€œsellâ€? their one- or two-bedroom units as a way out. As a co-op, their shares are worth only $1,000 for a onebedroom unit and $1,250 as a two-bedroom unit. That low price makes Bowen Court appealing when youâ€™re buying in but doesnâ€™t give you anything close to a nestegg when you sell. And where else on Bowen could they go? It would be hard to find somewhere else with a monthly charge of either $655 or $819? â€œPeople donâ€™t move here and say â€˜Oh wow,â€™â€? says Stimpson. â€œThey move here and say â€˜Thank goodness.â€™â€? There is the option of charging the residents the money for the repairs or increasing the monthly fees, which is what the provincial co-op housing association says Bowen Court should do. But that would defeat the entire premise behind Bowen Court, Stimpson says. continued, PAGE 2
Not only is Piers Hayes a proud Canadian â€“ happy 144th birthday, Canada, by the way! â€“ he now has even more of a reason to be a proud Rotarian. He was recently named a Paul Harris Fellow in honour of his commitment to the clubâ€™s goals and ideals.
Rotary Club bestows Piers Hayes with one of its highest honours
he charter president of Bowen Islandâ€™s Rotary Club was presented with one of Rotaryâ€™s highest awards of distinction. Piers Hayes was honoured last week for his many years of community service through Rotary both in South Africa and Canada at a reception and dinner held at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club by Rotary International. Most recently, he co-founded the Bowen Island Rotary Club with Bawn Campbell. Piers was presented with a Paul Harris Fellowship award by District Governor Penny Offer and the
Rotary Club of West Vancouver Sunrise. It recognizes individuals committed to making a difference in the world. He joins an august group of recipients including Mother Theresa, Nelson Mandela, Kofi Anann, Prince Charles, Indira Gandhi, King Hussein of Jordan and Pope John Paul II. Piers was deeply honoured to receive the award and acknowledged the instrumental role played by both fellow Rotarians and community members in formally establishing the Rotary Club of Bowen Island. Over the past several months
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this newly established club ran Operation Red Nose during the Christmas period, initialed a trial late-night bus service, contributed to Bowen youth projects and supported Rotaryâ€™s International polio relief efforts. It also raised over $15,000 for recent Japanese disaster relief efforts, providing interim housing for 150 individuals. Rotary is a volunteer organization of 1.2 million business and professional leaders united worldwide to provide humanitarian service and help build goodwill and peace.
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Fee increase would make Bowen Court unaffordable for many seniors continued, PAGE 1 Fellow resident Alvie Ferguson adds, “I think that older people who want to move here should be able to.” Twenty-five years ago, when Bowen Court was built, “the whole idea was to have affordable housing for seniors and if we do what the agency wants us to, we’ll have places that are just the same price as everyone else.” She estimates that 60 per cent of residents did not have a previ-
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ous home to sell, and therefore don’t have any equity. Even if they did have a home, it doesn’t mean that it was mortgage free and they can live off the proceeds. As well, since some of the residents get subsidies from the province for their monthly payments, she is aware that many of them simply could not afford any extra costs. (Those subsidies are no longer available for new residents because of government cutbacks.) Ferguson recently accompanied a roofing consultant who was checking the state of the buildings’ roofs. (That inspection alone cost $1,800.) Many residents told her that any increase would be a real hardship. John Selody, who’s 84, says that many of the residents are living on pensions that have not kept up with the costs of living on Bowen. As seniors stay in their own homes longer, they also need to make sure those pensions can be stretched. Some residents would qualify for a spot at Abbeyfield House but since that is not built yet, they’re having to make do on their own.
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The only other option is moving to the mainland. “If it wasn’t for North Shore Home Support, a lot of people couldn’t survive here on their own. Thank God for them,” says Stimpson. She adds the financial crisis that today’s residents are experiencing is partly as a result of a highly well-intentioned goal of helping previous residents avoid economic hardship. “When this place was first started the majority of the committee [that ran Bowen Court] did not live here,” she says. “They were absolutely against putting up the housing charges.” As well, Bowen Court was supposed to be banking money for future needs and emergencies, but although some money was set aside, it was not close to the amount that was budgeted - or needed. The task of being landlords and occupants grew too complicated for the volunteer board so six years ago it turned to the co-op housing association. Bowen Court pays it a management fee. “They put us straight on a lot of things,” says Stimpson. There was a five per cent increase in fees last year and this year it’s suggested that all occupants pay $60 a month more, bringing the fees to $715 and $879. She doesn’t understand why the municipality will not support Bowen Court since the municipality has long said that affordable housing is a priority and it’s willing to help the creation of Abbeyfield House, which will be home to many Bowen Court residents. As well, says Alvie Ferguson, “every time there’s an election, they say the sewer line will come along Miller Road.” And it’s the lack of a sewer line that’s holding Bowen Court back financially.
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f you happened to looked up into a honey locust tree in Artisan Square last Sunday June 26 and thought you saw a rather happy lookin veiled chameleon enjoying the view then, well, you probably did. The chameleon in question, Oscar, normally lives at Bowen’s Little Pet Store. On that night, however, Oscar was on a vacation. Pet store owner Joldine Lee had been looking to give the fiveyear-old a stroll to improve his disposition when he decided he’d prefer a full night out. “The chameleon looked depressed and I thought that he might want to go for a walk so I took him out and put him in a branch of a tree. He’s been up there before but this time he stood up on his tail and reached up with his front legs and just continued going up. “I couldn’t reach him to get him down, not even on a ladder.” She and store employee Lise Cote decided the best chance of getting the multi-coloured, scaly Chamaeleo calyptratus down would be to enlist the help
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Oscar, the veiled chameleon, was looking a bit depressed last weekend so owner Joldine Lee of Bowen’s Little Pet Store took him to a tree at Artisan Square for a little R&R. Oscar, however, started clmbing and soon was out of reach. That’s where Tim Hausch and his bucket truck came to the rescue. Oscar is back to being an indoor chameleon. Joanne Mogridge of Cocoa West photos
of someone with a bucket truck. Who else but Shaw cable’s Tim Hausch? Hausch was willing but his bucket truck was broken. Firemen were called and came along in full regalia, but not before Tim the Rescuer had returned with a borrowed bucket truck – cable
guys have friends in high places – and went to work and soon had Oscar down. “It was lovely of Tim,” Lee said. “He went out of his way to actually find a working bucket truck and it was very sweet of him.”
Summer sailing program gets kids out on the water CLAIRE RAWLINSON BIYC HEAD SAILING INSTRUCTOR
A T h e a t r e F e s t ival on Bow en Isla n d
Into The West
chool is out and it is about time for summer to truly start on Bowen Island. To help celebrate summer the Bowen Island Yacht Club has prepared many sailing programs for both children and adults. These programs are not only fun, they encourage young sailors to challenge themselves, learn new skills, and make new friends. Last summer the sailing school had a fantastic season; not only was it beautiful and sunny, but there was wind almost every day. Students sailed around every island close to Tunstall Bay and enjoyed many delightful picnics on these islands. This summer that tradition will continue. The instructors are very enthusiastic
Saturday August 27, 2011 On Bowen Island, Bowfest Morning
about the coming sailing season and the opportunity to get back out on the water. The Yacht Club is excited to be offering both beginner and advanced courses this summer. We have two introductory courses: Learn to Sail Optimist and Whitesails I. The Learn to Sail Optimist is intended for younger sailors and is offered for children six and older between August 15 and 19. Whitesails I is intended for children 10 and older and is offered July 18-22, July 25-29, and August 1-5. For sailors who have completed either of these levels we are offering Whitesails II as our intermediate level. This class includes some repetition but also introduces new and valuable skills. This class is offered for children 10 and older on three separate weeks: July 25-29, August 1-5, and August 8-12.
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Finally we are offering a more advanced level for students who have completed all the previous levels; this is our Whitesails III class. In this class students learn advanced skills and become truly comfortable on the water and in their boats. This class is offered for children 10+ in two-week sessions between July 4-15, and August 15-26. We are also very excited to be offering adult sailing classes on July 9, 16, and 23. These classes are offered for both beginner and advanced sailors. All classes run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday (including holidays). Registration for all Whitesails and adult programs is conducted through the Bowen Island Community Recreation Office. Registration for the Learn to Sail Optimist is conducted on-line at www. biyc.bc.ca. Please send any questions to BIYCsailtraining@gmail.com.
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Happy birthday, Ruddy! To the Editor:
n the spring 2001, the Ruddy Potato opened its doors in a new building in Cates Square. There was a great party: Councillor Alan Leigh cut the ribbon, faces were painted, music was played, food was enjoyed and bubbly wine flowed. It was a great new start for the little health food store that began its life as Dunfield and Daughters in the downstairs of what is now the Tuscany. A lot has happened since then! The Ruddy has expanded to include the Ruddy Kitchen, the Ruddy Café and the Ruddy Garden at a second location out on Sunset Road. Some of the folks who were involved back in 2001 still work there. Many Bowen kids have had their first work experience here, and come back summer after summer as they head through late high school and on in to college. The Ruddy now employs over 30 islanders! There have been parades, farmers markets, plant sales, fundraisers, school tours, art projects, fabulous fresh and healthy food and many wonderful warm conversations over the years. Thank you, Bowen, for your continued support and wonderful involvement in our community store. Come and join us on Sun., July 3, to celebrate our birthday with treats, samples, giveaways and deals, and of course a piece of birthday cake. Here’s to 10 years of healthy eating! The Ruddy Potato
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here is an important milestone approaching the Bowen community. After just over two years of concerted effort by community members, our steering committee, municipal staff, advisors and council, the OCP update is ready to invite final comments, in writing or at the upcoming public hearing on July 9. The formal hearing is the final stage to consider public comment before council considers any amendments and final adoption of the OCP update bylaw. An Official Community Plan update is not an everyday affair, nor is it an ordinary bylaw. The OCP represents our collective vision of our island community. It touches on all aspects of Bowen community life - housing, commerce, environment, arts and culture, parks and recreation, education, agriculture and heritage (and the guts of life too - water, waste, sewage, roads, ferries and facilities). It speaks to the hearts and minds of hundreds of Bowen islanders who have participated in shaping the vision described therein. As an update, this new OCP builds on the previous work of Snug Cove plans, the civic facilities review, greenways recommendations, the arts and cultural master plan and the parks masThe Undercurrent is published every Friday by Black Press Group Ltd. All Advertising and news copy content are copyright of the Undercurrent Newspaper. All editorial content submitted to the Undercurrent becomes the property of the publication. The undercurrent is not responsible for unsolicited manuscripts, art work and photographs. We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada, through the Publications Assistance Program (PAP) toward our mailing costs. We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) for our publishing activities.
ter plan. The foundation for all of this was the extensive community review which occurred in early 1992 and formed the basis for our current OCP. The world has changed a lot since we last considered our community plan. Sustainability, waste management, local food production, green buildings, clean water protection, growth management and environmental safeguards have become the hallmarks of good community planning. Fortunately, we have best practices from comparable communities and vastly improved mapping databases to guide our analysis. In addition, by provincial statute we must consider new measures to reduce greenhouse gas and address climate change impacts. It is not a trivial document – the Official Community Plan is the guide that oversees our land use planning and development for many years ahead. Our land use zoning bylaw, and any amendments or rezonings, must comply with the policies and objectives set out in the OCP, and our OCP must comply with the Islands Trust “preserve and protect” policy statement that guides all communities in the Trust district. Ultimately, our residential neighbourhoods, commercial centres, green spaces and industrial activities are deter-
mined and guided by our OCP. Kudos to the OCP steering committee and consultants who launched this process back in 2009 and led us through the comprehensive update process. Kudos to the many islanders who have contributed countless hours over the past 15 years in the many policy and planning reviews that helped inform this update. A special thanks to Dave Witty, a local resident and recognized planning guru, who provided expert guidance throughout the update process. And special thanks also to the municipal planning staff, Hap Stelling, Jasmine Jawanda and Chris Buchanan, who have taken (literally) hundreds of individual comments and recommendations and tackled the intricacies of mapping updates to track and generate coherence out of a plethora of new data and new ideas. As a member of the last OCP steering committee in 1992, I’m humbled by the quality of work and progress on this update over the past two years - great job! Now, it’s your turn. Please read the Official Community Plan. Or at least, contemplate the vision and delve into the sections about island life that inspire you and capture your spirit for Bowen Island. And let us know what you think. Doug Hooper, Councillor
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Re: What are these bylaws and why is council doing this?
llow me to comment on Wolfgang Duntz’s full-page ad in last week’s Undercurrent. I find it disappointing that after islanders have been asked over and over again to comment of proposed bylaws, some people wake up at the last minute and blame our municipal council for not informing them. Many island organizations have known about council’s work in bylaws 196, 299 and 302 for a long time. Except Mr. Duntz, it seems. Mr. Duntz’s full-page ad criticizing the proposed bylaws seems to be the start of a rather early municipal election campaign. What on earth allows him to speak for the public as he passes judgement that we have all lost confidence in our elected representatives? Where is he coming from? His effort, time and money could have been better spent if he would outline his specific criticisms of those bylaws. And what was the intention of that provocative ad announcing that Village Square is for sale? Is he trying to imply that foreign investors (why did he go out of his way to emphasize the “foreign owners”?) are fleeing Bowen Island because of local government incompetence? The wording of the ad seems like a pressure tactic to reinforce his criticism of the pending Official Community Plan and accompanying environmental bylaws. Mr. Duntz would be well advised to keep his commercial and his political interests separate. The old Wolfgang Duntz, who over the years often made useful contributions to the island community, should please come back and kick the new one out.
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he municipal council adopted a strategic plan for this term that included review and update of the Official Community Plan and enactment of environmental bylaws as a high priority. The three bylaws that have received second reading are: 1) environmentally sensitive areas (ESA) bylaw 2) steep slope bylaw and 3) watershed, aquifer and stream protection (WASP) bylaw. The public hearing on these bylaws and the OCP update will be held on July 9 starting at noon at BICS. The overarching objectives are twofold: public safety and environmental protection. These bylaws are necessary tools in a growing community with increasing development pressures. We have all witnessed how ignorance or neglect of ecosystem protection can negatively affect our quality of life, including our own health. Many municipalities and regional districts have variations of these bylaws (NV District, District of Saanich, Nanaimo, Regional District of South Okanagan). The City of Richmond has a tree retention bylaw that requires private landowners to obtain a permit to cut any tree over 20 cm in diameter. The OCP update includes two new development permit (DP) areas and expands on the 1996 OCP watershed and stream DP area.
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of the developed parts of the island. The RCP stresses the importance of conservation of biodiversity on private lands and how this can add to the overall restoration and preservation of ecosystems on our island. The RCP further notes that 29 of 30 ecological communities in the Howe Sound Islands are listed provincially as being of special concern, imperiled or critically imperiled. So, what about enforcement of these new bylaw requirements? Isn’t this costly for a municipality? First of all, a provincial regulation requires a municipality to bring in a bylaw to protect fish habitat in riparian areas (this regulation also includes a comprehensive definition of “development”). Even without a municipal bylaw, a property owner could be subject to enforcement action as a result of the provincial regulation. With respect to enforcement generally, as with most bylaws on Bowen Island, it is likely to be complaint-driven. There will no doubt be those who choose to ignore the bylaw (as occurs now with other bylaws) but, if something questionable occurs and others notice a contravention, enforcement action may be taken. One of the primary goals of bylaws such as these is the education component: to raise awareness about the fragility of our most sensitive ecosystem areas and of the consequences of land alteration on steep slopes. Landowner stewardship is an essential component if we wish to adequately protect our island environment and its rich biodiversity. Municipal staff have reviewed comparable regulations in other BC communities and have brought forward recommendations that attempt to reflect best practices in balancing public safety and environmental stewardship against private property ownership rights. Can these bylaws be improved? No doubt. Come to the public hearings with your comments or suggestions for amendments. Council will be listening. Nerys Poole Councillor and Municipal Trustee for the Islands Trust
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Bowen’s special little treats Welcome to Island Neighbours – stories of Island history, people, activities and events. To share an item, telephone 604947-2440 or e-mail to email@example.com s my visitors and I wandered through Bowen’s Memorial Garden last Saturday, I appreciated what an accomplishment it is. Like most of our community assets, this one arose out of need – Bowen had no cemetery. Many families wanted a place to honour and remember those who have passed away. But where to find land? A dedicated and persistent group came up with the thoughtful idea of establishing a memorial garden as part of Crippen Park. Well, what a great idea! However, it took years of negotiation with GVRD’s park department until they saw the light. Leader Jacqueline Bakker worked with four park planners but never gave up. The Memorial Garden Society is managed by a board which has representatives from the United Church, Cates Hill Chapel, St Gerard’s Mission, the Royal Canadian Legion and so forth. This determined group is ideal for would-be volunteers with limited time. The management team meets just three times a year and guests are always welcome. An on-going challenge is the need to find an assured source of funding. Why? Because the Society itself is responsible for the on-going maintenance of the garden, the arches, the benches and for repairs needed when vandals cause destruction. Its primary source of income is the People, Plants and Places Tour which they co-sponsor. That income is augmented by occasional plant sales, donations, bequests and grants. The Society is proud of what has been accomplished but it is also vitally interested in planning the future of this unique community feature. We reluctantly left the garden so we could catch the rollicking antics of the Black Sheep over on The Pier. Of course, my guests had never seen anything like Morris Dancing and they were properly impressed. (As they should have been, of course.) An added attraction was
Objective 6 states: “to protect people, property, and the natural environment from the consequence of development within naturally hazardous areas of the land.” As Bowen development moves to steeper terrain, we are witnessing more instances of development or land alteration that has negatively affected neighbouring properties through erosion and excessive runoff caused by indiscriminate removal of vegetation. The adoption of a steep slope bylaw will give developers and municipal staff a guide to safe practices for steep slope developments. Objective 3 of ESA section states: “to ensure that new development incorporates a ‘no net impact’ strategy to significant plant, wildlife and fish habitats” (“development” is defined in the OCP glossary). Objective 30 under Freshwater Resource is: “to preserve, protect and enhance the surface and ground water resources of Bowen Island as finite and self contained ecosystems” and objective 32: “to recognize the importance of permanent and seasonal creeks and other wetlands and their buffer areas for surface and ground-water supply, pollution and sediment control, flood control, erosion control, fisheries, wildlife, other flora and fauna, recreation and aesthetic values.” These objectives and development permit areas have been part of the OCP update since the OCP steering committee handed it over to council in June of last year, after extensive community consultation and public input over 2009/10. Municipal staff have updated the maps identifying these areas on the island to reflect the most recent information available (included as schedules to the OCP bylaw). The ESA map is derived primarily from Islands Trust sensitive ecosystem mapping data. This mapping is based on aerial photography and, in most cases, has not been subjected to detailed field work. Guidelines from both the B.C. Ministry of Environment and Islands Trust
consider this to be acceptable practice, given the costs of inspecting in detail every piece of property. If a landowner feels there is an incorrect mapping designation, the landowner can inform municipal staff who will correct the relevant map. All the OCP DP area maps indicate clearly that “all boundaries and locations are approximate.” With the establishment of these DP areas in the OCP, the Local Government Act (LGA) requires a municipal council to “specify guidelines that describe the special conditions or objectives that justify the designation [of the DP area]” and any “conditions under which a development permit may not be required.” Under the LGA, the municipality has the option of including such guidelines in the OCP or to include them in zoning bylaws, such as Bowen’s Land Use Bylaw. BIM council has chosen the latter, as the intent with the OCP update has been to remove regulatory elements from the OCP, so that the OCP can focus on defining our community’s vision and broad policies to guide land use within our environmental, economic and social goals. Designation of DP areas does not mean development cannot take place on a property within a specified DP area. If a DP is required under any of the bylaws, the conditions in that DP will ensure minimal or no environmental degradation. The exemption sections in each of the bylaws set out the types of development or land alteration where no development permit is required. The designation of these DP areas in the OCP also meets a requirement on BIM as an island within the Islands Trust: “island municipalities shall, in their official community plans and regulatory bylaws, address the identification and protection of the environmentally sensitive areas.” The Islands Trust Fund Regional Conservation Plan emphasizes the need for caution in development in areas where ecosystems have already been highly impacted. The OCP map of the ESAs clearly shows how few ESAs are left in any
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the presence of the Tiddley Cove Morris side, decked out in their bright red and white garb. It was marvellous to realize that Bowen’s Black Sheep have been together for 10 years and that the Tiddley Cove group is celebrating its 25th year. My guests had to check out the Taco Shop, as well and were interested to see the site of the upcoming Dock Dance. Oh, Bowen has its special little treats. • Ten years ago in the July 2001 Undercurrents: Katalina Bernards was announcing the return of two off-island bands for another show at the Teen Centre. • The ninth People, Plants and Places tour was scheduled for the next weekend. Volunteer coordinator Sue Lucas had done a marvellous job placing nearly 150 assistants whose friendliness and welcome form such a basic part of the tour. • The Arts Council was alerting visual artists, sculptors and photographers to get ready for the annual Bowen Island Arts Festival exhibition August 24-September 3. • The Ontario fiddler Pierre Schryer and his band were the highlight of the upcoming July 18 concert of Irish, Scottish, old-time and down-home French Canadian tunes. • On the political scene, council was dealing with variance permits, beach access and boil water advisories. • Birthdays July 3 through July 16: Siann Montgomery and Tracy Wait are the July 3 celebrants while July 4 birthday folks are twin siblings Nancy and Ted Spear, and ‘Rockin’ Rob Meyers. Then on July 5, there’s Judy Balko, Penny Wright and Sefton Fincham. On July 7, there’s Chantelle Walker, Brendan Hall and Colleen Woodward, with Michael Epp celebrating a milestone. July 9 is the birthday of James Wilson. July 10 is the birthday of Sachiell Ricketts and Lana Carter. Next are the birthdays on July 11: Nick Faragher, Matt Carter, Denny Dallas, Brendan Smith-Tague, Trevor Bristow, and Glenn Davidson. On July 12, it’s the turn of Jack Wilson and on July 13, it’s Laura Sbragia. On July 14, Hedda Duntz celebrates along with John McLeod and Coel Davies. Happy summer birthdays to all! • The Last Word: I’m still waiting for summer. How about you? If you would like to share an item – just telephone 947-2440 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Public hearing chance to express views Bob Turner MAYOR
am writing this Mayor’s Report specifically to respond to assertions contained in a paid advertisement in last week’s Undercurrent that suggest there has been inadequate public consultation on three bylaws coming forward to public hearing on July 9. The advertisement implies that proper public consultation has been avoided, that no public meetings regarding the bylaws have been held, and that the bylaws have been prepared only with staff and council input. These assertions are incorrect, and misrepresent the past and ongoing public consultation and input for these bylaws. First, let me provide some context for these bylaws. An extended public process starting in June 2009 led to a draft Official Community Plan that was given first reading in June 2010. Following first reading, the draft OCP was referred for comment to agencies, legal review, and the Bowen public. This review highlighted a number of amendments required for legal and regulatory reasons, as well as improvements suggested by the public. In all cases, council took a reactive approach, agreeing only to changes or additions recommended by staff for legal or regulatory reasons, internal consistency or clarity. This review identified improvements required for Development Permit Areas (DPAs) in the draft OCP. Staff set to work, with input from geotechnical and environmental professionals,
on these DPA regulations for steep slope, environmentally sensitive, and watershed and aquifer areas. DPAs are areas on the island where development is managed through permit to protect public safety, the environment, or water supply. In January 2011, staff began the process of bringing forward the draft bylaws for the DPAs for council review, and public consultation and input. After initial discussions with council, staff held public open houses for each of the proposed bylaws: February 16, 2011 for Steep Slopes DPA bylaw, March 16, 2011 for Environmentally Sensitive DPA bylaw, and April 13, 2011 for the Watershed Aquifer and Stream Protection DPA. These bylaws were discussed at nine other public council meetings between January to June 2011. Council meeting agendas and agenda materials are available on line and in hard copy for all council meetings. I encourage everyone to review the guidelines, exemptions, and maps for each of the development permit areas bylaws. Staff and council have been diligent in following best practices for due public process, and take seriously good public consultation. The upcoming public hearing for these three DPA bylaws and the OCP bylaw is an important opportunity for the community to express their views to council. The public hearing will be held Saturday July 9, starting at noon in the BICS gym. See you there. If you are unable to attend, I encourage you to submit your comments to the municipality in advance of the public hearing.
Council commended on environmental bylaws To the Editor:
sland residents will soon be receiving in the mail their latest copy of the Bowenian, the flagship publication of the Bowen Island Eco-Alliance. In this issue we explore how the wild natural beauty of Bowen Island is integral to our lives, both as individuals and as a community. The various articles trace how the island’s nature is resilient, how it recovers when our human settlement pattern is more in harmony with the natural balance. In a lead article, we commend our municipal council for finally bringing forward three environmental bylaws that provide reasonable land use regulations that will ensure that Bowen
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Island’s quality of life continues as the population increases. The proposed bylaws implement the values and policies of the updated Official Community Plan (OCP), which accompanies them at the public hearing on July 9. A new OCP that advances a refreshed vision for our community together with enforceable regulations is long overdue. Free copies of the Bowenian publication are also available on the counters at finer shops in Snug Cove and Artisan Square. You can learn more about the Eco-Alliance, our views on the earlier draft OCP and other issues, at our website www.ecoalliance.ca. Eric Sherlock Director, Bowen Island Eco-Alliance
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Lyn van Lidth de Jeude retires Yes, long time Bowen Islander, who has spent her career of 39 years (14 on Bowen) working with young children, retired on Friday. At her party, she was honoured by Hans Behm and the families of Bowen Children’s Centre. The theme of the evening was the hummingbird, known in some native cultures as “the protector of children” which describes Lyn’s role as an Early Childhood Educator perfectly. Throughout her career, she always had children’s best interests at heart as well as the knowledge and experience to go along with her passion. We wish her many years of happiness – gardening, singing and travelling!!
riday night at the Bowen Children’s Centre was a blast - so many folks out enjoying themselves, listening to the wonderful tunes of Shari Ulrich with back up artists Julia Graff (her daughter) and Teddy Littlemore (preschool grad of 1995). Lauren Spear and Emily Allen (both preschool graduates themselves) started off the show with their haunting melodies, followed by our own teenage band, The Works (get their autograph now, otherwise you’ll be lining up at BC Place!) and our own Buff Allen, John Stiver and Rob Bailey who were in fine form. Special guests Louise Escalier and Lyn van Lidth de Jeude added a little more magic to a perfect evening. The cake was delicious, the children danced, the adults engaged and a good time was had by all. Many thanks to the musicians, Julia Tweten who baked the cake, Yvonne McSkimming the
cupcakes, Celine of Artisan Eats who provided the coffees, Rosalind Leggatt who decorated and Diana Jennings who kept us all organized!! From the little preschool in Gail Taylor’s basement to Collins Hall to the Bowen Children’s Centre, you have have supported us for 40 years - thank you Bowen Island!
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What is Wrong with the Proposed OCP Bylaws? (Part 1) The question needs to be answered in two parts. Part 1 will deal Process for Amending the Current OCP with the process. Part 2 will deal with the bylaws themselves and Why this process was ever started remains a mystery. ȱ¢ȱ ȱěȱȱȱȱ Ȭȱȱ¢ȱ ȱȱ ¢ȱȱȱȱ ȱȱȱȱȱĴȱȱęȱȬ Bowen Island. ȱȱȱȱȱȱȱȱȱǯȱ Today I want to deal with Part 1, and address the process. ȱ ȱ¢ȱȱęȱȱ ȱȱȱȱȱȱǯȱ ȱȱȱ ȱ ȱȱȱȱȱȱȱȱȱ Process that Led to the Current OCP ǱȱȱŘŖŖşȱȱȱ ȱŗřȱ¢ȱǰȱȱ¢ȱȱȱȱ ȱȱĜȱ¢ȱȱȱǻǼǰȱ ȱȱ¢ ȱ ǯȱȱȱ ȱ ȱǯ No. 139, 1995, was adopted in February 1996. It was celebrated as ¡ȱ¢ȱȱ ȱȱ¢ȱȱȱ¢ȱǱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ŗǼȱȱȱȱ ȱȱȱȱȱȱȱȱŗşşŜȱ ǯȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ǻȱ¡ȱ Ǽȱȱ¢ȱěȱȱǯ ¡ȱȱȱȱȱȱ¢ȱȱȱ ǯ ŘǼȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ Ĵȱ ȱ ŘŖŖşȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ¢ȱ Şȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ Ȭȱ Ȭ Ȭȱ ȱ ǻ¢ǰȱ ¢ȱ ȱ ȱ ¢ǰȱ ŞǼǯȱ ȱ ǰȱ¢ȱǰȱȱȱȱȱȱ¢ȱȱƹŗřŖȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ƹŗřŖȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ǰȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱȱȱȱȱƹŘȱ¢ȱȱęȱ Ȃȱ ȱȱřŘȱȱȱȱȱȱĴǯ ǯȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȬĴǯȱ řǼȱ ȱ ȱ ȬĴȱ ȱ ȱ ǰȱ ȱ Ĵȱ ȱ ȬĴȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ Ĵȱ ȱ ȱȱȱĴȱȱęȱȱȱȱȱ¢ȱ ȱȱȱǯȱȱȬĴȱȱ ¢ǰȱȱ ŘŖŗŖǯȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ¢ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱȱȱȱȱȱȱȱȱȬ the proposed bylaws relate to public input received at those events. ĴȱȱȱȱȱǯȱȱȱȱȬ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱȱȱ ȱȱȱȱǰȱȱȱȬ ¢ ȱȱȱȱȱȱĞȱ¢ȱŘŖŗŖǯȱ ¢ȱȱȱ¢ȱȱ ȱȱ¢ȱȱȱ ȱ ȱȱȱȱȱǰȱȬȱ¢ȱ ȱǯȱȱȱǰȱȱęȱȱȱȱȱ¢ȱ ěȱ ȱ¢ȱȱȱȱȱȱȱȱ ȱ¢ǰȱȱ¢ȱȱ ȱȱȱ¢ȱȱ bylaws which seem to have been composed mostly behind closed ȱȱȱȱǯȱȱǰȱȱȱȱȯȱȱ¢ȱ ȱ ȱĴǰȱȱ¢ǰȱȱǯ £ǰȱ ȱ ǰȱ ǰȱ ȱ ȱ ǰȱ ȱȱȱ¢ ȱ¡ȱ ǯ ȱȯȱ ȱǰȱ ǰȱȱȱȱȬ pate in the process. EXCERPT FROM CURRENT OCP BYLAW NO. 139, 1995 ȱȱȱȱȱȱȱ ȱȱȱ ȱȬ 1.4 Review and Further Studies lationship between the planner, Architect Peter Busby, who repreȬ dŚĞdƌƵƐƚŽŵŵŝƩĞĞŵĂǇŝŶŝƟĂƚĞĂƌĞǀŝĞǁŽĨƚŚĞWůĂŶĂƚĂŶǇƟŵĞ͘dŚĞWůĂŶƐŚŽƵůĚ ȱȱ ȱȱȱȱǰȱȱȱȱǰȱ ďĞƌĞǀŝĞǁĞĚŝŶŝƚƐĞŶƟƌĞƚǇĂƚůĞĂƐƚĞǀĞƌǇĮǀĞǇĞĂƌƐĨƌŽŵƚŚĞĂĚŽƉƟŽŶĚĂƚĞ͘ &ƵƌƚŚĞƌƐƚƵĚŝĞƐĂƌĞŶĞĐĞƐƐĂƌǇĂƐĂďĂƐŝƐĨŽƌĨƵƚƵƌĞƌĞǀŝĞǁƐ͘^ŽŵĞŽĨƚŚĞƐƚƵĚŝĞƐ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ Ĵȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ Ĵǯȱ ƚŚĂƚƐŚŽƵůĚďĞƵŶĚĞƌƚĂŬĞŶŝŶĐůƵĚĞ͗ ȱȱęȱȱȱȱȱȱȱȱȱ ȱȱ ĂͿ ĂƌĞǀŝĞǁŽĨƚŚĞ^ŶƵŐŽǀĞƉůĂŶŶŝŶŐĂŶĚƐĞƌǀŝĐ- KDW>d>z>&dKhd ȱęȱȱǯ ŝŶŐƉŽůŝĐŝĞƐ͖ Θ/'EKZ ȱȱȱ ȱǰȱȱȱȱȱ ȱĞȱ ďͿ ĞǆĂŵŝŶĂƟŽŶŽĨĨĞƌƌǇŵĂƌƐŚĂůůŝŶŐŝƐƐƵĞƐ͖ ĐͿ ĚĞǀĞůŽƉŵĞŶƚŽĨĂǁĂƚĞƌŵĂŶĂŐĞŵĞŶƚƉůĂŶĂŶĚ ǰȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ¢ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ŝŶƉĂƌƟĐƵůĂƌďĂƐĞůŝŶĞǁĂƚĞƌƋƵĂůŝƚǇŵŽŶŝƚŽƌŝŶŐĂŶĚ ȱȱ¡ȱǯȱǻȱȱ¡ȱȱȱǯǼȱȱ ȱȱ ĚĞǀĞůŽƉŵĞŶƚ ŽĨ Ă ƚĞƌƌĞƐƚƌŝĂů ĂƐƐĞƐƐŵĞŶƚ ƉƌŽŐƌĂŵ ȱ¡ȱȱȱ¢ȱȱȱ ǯ ǁŝƚŚŝŶĨŽƌƚŚĞdĞƌŵŝŶĂůƌĞĞŬͬ'ƌĂŌŽŶ>ĂŬĞtĂƚĞƌ- WZd>zKE Two Subsequent Disasters ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ŗşşŜȱ ȱ ¢ȱ ¢ȱ ȱ ȱ ŘŖŖŘȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ǰȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ Ȭ ȱ¢ȱȱȱȱȱ ȱȱȱ¢ ǰȱ 1977, which were inserted into the new Land Use Bylaw No. 52, ŘŖŖŘǯȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱ ȱȱȱȱȱęȱȱȱ¡ǯ ȱ¡ȱȱȱȱȱ ȱǰȱ¢ȱ ȱȱȱȱȱȱȱȱȱśşȱȱȱŗŖȱȱ ȱȱȱ ȱȱȱȱȱ¢ ȱ¢ȱȬ ǯȱȱȱ¢ȱȱ¢ȱȱȱȱ ȬȬ ǰȱȬǰȱȱȱȱǯ
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Taste the freshness at farmers’ market Local growers, including BICS students, will bring summer to Bowen on July 2 MICHELLE PENTZ GLAVE
t’s berry time! Yes, the weather’s been pretty nasty. But the good news is, the berries are prolific this year. So get ready. Our very first luscious alpine strawberry in the garden just turned scarlet yesterday and it finally felt like, yes, summer has arrived. Since our strawberries weren’t quite ready, my daughter and I managed to leave the Strawberry Tea with 14 lbs of Fraser Valley berries. The aroma that filled the kitchen a few hours later was intoxicating. And there’s more good news: the next BowFEAST community farmers’ market is Saturday, July 2 at the Bowen Island Community School blacktop/undercover area. The market runs 9 a.m. to noon; set-up is at 8 am and tables are $5, except for kids (free). Everyone is welcome to sell. Get in touch with me at elle@ bowenagalliance.ca. The market is the first Saturday of each month - May to October - except August, when we’ll host our BowFEAST local eating event August 20 on the library lawn. We’ll also be challenging islanders to put on feasts in their own homes that week using as many Bowen-grown ingredients as they can. Washed down with a nice Okanagan wine, of course. Students from BICS will once again be selling veggies and fruit from their school garden at the July
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Ken and Ann Beatty brought home some tasty produce from the June 4 BowFEAST farmers’ market at BICS. The next market is July 2. James Glave photo
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2 farmer’s market. At last month’s June market, BICS students sold $220 worth of produce! BowFEAST is a project of Bowen Agricultural Alliance, in partnership with BICS, Bowen Island Community Recreation and the Bowen Island Municipality. The market is tied into the BICS youth Grow to the Market program and the BICS edible garden. For info on BowFEAST, visit bowenagalliance.ca.
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Rev. Shelagh MacKinnon Service and Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Evensong first Sunday of each month 5:00 p.m. Minister of Music: Lynn Williams
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BOWEN ISLAND COMMUNITY CHURCH Pastor Clinton Neal 1070 Miller Road 604-947-0384 Service 10:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m.
To assure continued safety and system reliability, BC Hydro is removing vegetation around all BC Hydro pad mounted transformers to clearance standards.
ST. GERARD’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
Vegetation management work on Bowen Island will continue until March 31, 2012.
Mass: 10:30 a.m. Priest: Father James Comey
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for the safety of our employees operating the equipment, to prevent overheating of the equipment, and to facilitate emergency repairs or replacement of the equipment.
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Prior to BC Hydro removing the vegetation, customers may prune or maintain vegetation around transformers on their property to these clearances. If not, vegetation removal will be completed by BC Hydro crews.
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On the Calendar UNTIL JULY 17 DRAWN FROM WORDS: Illustrated show featuring Ron Woodall, Karen Watson, Adrien Deggan at Gallery@ Artisan Square. Wed. to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
garden. Vendors contact elle.glave@ bowenagalliance.ca, 604-833-4638.
p.m. Collins Hall/United Church. 4343933.
SUNDAY, JULY 3
• Bowen Island Library: Library hours: Tues. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wed. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thurs. 7 a.m.-1 p.m.; Fri. and Sat. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; closed Sundays.
• Bowen Summer Market: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on the boardwalk, info 947-0640.
THURSDAY, JUNE 30
• The View: King Baby Production. 8 p.m. Tir-na-nOg Theatre School.
• The View: King Baby Production. 8 p.m. Tir-na-nOg Theatre School, tickets at Phoenix or at the door.
• Parent and Tot Drop-In: 9:45-11:15 a.m. in BICS gym.
FRIDAY, JULY 1 • Canada Day: Don’t miss out on the Fun at Bowen Island Community Recreation’s annual event. Enjoy music by Taken and other family festivities from 12 - 3 p.m. in Crippen Park. • The View: King Baby Production. 8 p.m. Tir-na-nOg Theatre School. • Youth Centre: 6 -10:30 p.m. Free food, free movies. Drop in. SATURDAY, JULY 2 • Bowen Summer Market: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on the boardwalk, info 947-0640. • The View: King Baby Production. 8 p.m. Tir-na-nOg Theatre School. • Car Boot Sale: Tir-na-nOg Theatre School fundraising event. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Tir-na-nOg parking lot. Sellers set up at 9, $10 per car or donate all proceeds to TNN. Call 947-2678. • BowFEAST farmers market: 9 a.m. - noon. BICS. Island growers, BICS students selling from school
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• Drop-in Meditation Circle 7:15 p.m. in the yurt at 903 Windjammer. Call Lisa 947-2246. • Bowen Island Community Museum & Archives: Open daily, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. For appt. call 947-9526 or 947-2440. MONDAY, JULY 4 .• Family Place: For parents, caregivers and children 0-6 years. Mon., Tues., Thurs., 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 947-6976. • AA Meeting: Women’s: 9:15 a.m., Collins Hall. • Bowen Children’s Centre: Community Daycare, and Bowen Island Preschool, 947-9626. TUESDAY, JULY 5 • Clay for Adults. 7 to 10 p.m. at Cloudflower Clayworks, Artisan Square. Four sessions, $180. Email email@example.com or call 2522. • Legion: Open from 4-7 p.m. Tues., Wed. and Thurs. Drop by for socializing, pool and darts.
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About The View “The View is a very, very funny, energetic, well acted, and brilliantly written play that may renew the viewer’s sexual energy and leave them with a deep craving for venison.”
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Happy Birthday, Canada!
Horseshoe Bay gate has restricted use
Municipality is throwing a fun party
SHAUNA JENNINGS COMMUNITY REC
owen Island Community Recreation is hosting its annual Canada Day Celebration on Friday July 1 from 12 to 3 p.m. at the festival field in Crippen Park. Don’t miss out on this fabulously fun event to kick off the summer season. Festivities will include family relays, Canada Day crafts, face painting, tattoos, the ever popular Reptile Society,
he Bowen Island Ferry Advisory Committee recently met with BC Ferries representatives in Horseshoe Bay. The committee was informed that effective June 29 the street level gate for access to and from the BCF terminal into Horseshoe Bay will be limited to foot passengers with dogs, kayaks and bicycles. Those foot passengers, when they purchase a ticket, will be given a single use pass code to open the gate. For foot passengers exiting the terminal, an exit button will need to be pressed to release the gate. There will be a five-second
and a birthday cake provided by the Bowen Island Chamber of Commerce. The crowd will be entertained by the band Taken with Brenda Reid, Ron Van Dyke, Pete Robinson, Susanna Braund and Jim Brown. The Youth Centre Board will be running a BBQ concession and the event will be visited by the RCMP, BC Ambulance, and the volunteer firefighters. It’s fun for the whole family. See you there!
Happy Canada Day! Michael Alexander Mortgage Specialist
time delay on the button and the tower will be alerted that the gate is opening. The gate will also be controlled by the tower personnel and access can be denied to those who are capable of using the stairs or elevator. People who walk off or onto the car deck because they have luggage, a stroller or wheelchair or otherwise unable to access the top deck of the Queen of Capilano will be expected to take the overhead walkway to access or exit the terminal. There is an elevator just past the ticket booths inside the terminal as well as between berths 1 and 2 that they can use.
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1994 PLYMOUTH VOYAGUER 7/pass, mint cond! 159K, AirCared, $1750/obo. 604-308-9848. 1999 DODGE CARAVAN, absolutely in exc. running order, new battery & tires $3500. (778)883-8096 Rmd. 2003 DODGE DAKOTA, ex cab, 2 wheel drive, auto, canopy, 100 km, $8,750. Call 604-538-4883.. 2003 LANDROVER V6 silver 135,405k loaded 4/whl dr $6999 778-908-7572,778-552-6300 2007 FORD Lariat Black, h.d Turbo Max V8, dual wheel, tow pkg. Loaded. $29,500: (604)536-8289
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Saturday, July 2, 16 & 30 Car Boot Sale: Tir-na-nOg Theatre School fundraiser 10-1, Tir-na-nOg parking lot, 585 Rivendell. Sellers set up at 9, $10 per car or donate all proceeds to TNN. No drop-offs please, for more info call Laura at 2678.
Main ﬂoor suite 1 BR, sep entry, kit, digital pellet stove, W/D, N/S, pet OK. Avail. immediately. $725. Call 604-837-1700 MOVING Sale: July 2 9 am (no early birds please!) 1010 Cowan Point Drive Furniture, linens, dishes, and more quality items!
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FRIDAY JULY 1 2011 • 9
B O W E N I S L A N D M U N I C I PA L I T Y
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that Bowen Island Municipal Council will hold a Public Hearing on the following proposed Bylaws: • Bylaw No. 282, 2010 - cited as “Bowen Island Municipality Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 282, 2010 ( OCP)” • Bylaw No. 296, 2011 – cited as “Bowen Island Municipality Land-Use Bylaw No. 57, 2002, Amendment Bylaw No. 296, 2011 (Steep Slopes Development Permit Areas).” • Bylaw 299, 2011 – cited as “Bowen Island Municipality Land-Use Bylaw No. 57, 2002, Amendment Bylaw No. 299, 2011 (Environmentally Sensitive Development Permit Areas)” • Bylaw No. 301, 2011 – cited as “Bowen Island Municipality Land-Use Bylaw No. 57, 2002, Amendment Bylaw No. 301, 2011 (Watershed, Aquifer and Stream Protection Development Permit Areas)” for the purpose of allowing the public to make representations to the Bowen Island Municipal Council respecting matters contained in the proposed bylaws at 12:00 p.m.(noon), Saturday, July 9, 2011 at the Bowen Island Community School, 1041 Mount Gardner Road, Bowen Island, BC. At the public hearing all persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by any of the proposed Bylaws shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the proposed Bylaws.
Official Community Plan • In general terms the purpose of the OCP is to repeal the existing OCP Bylaw and adopt an entirely new Official Community Plan that will contain objectives, policies and guidelines, including approximate locations, types and density of present and future residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, agricultural, recreational and public utility uses, other matters required by the Local Government Act and designation of various areas as development permit areas, that will govern future development and land use applications throughout the Municipality. • The area affected by the OCP is the entire Municipality. Steep Slopes Development Permit Area • In general terms, the Steep Slopes Development Permit Area will be to establish guidelines to govern application for and issuance of development permits, including conditions where a development permit will not be required, to help to better manage development within lands which present a high hazard for slope instability, landslip, rock fall, or soil erosion. • The geographic area affected by this Bylaw is depicted in Schedule B-2 of Bylaw No 282, 2010 (OCP), a copy of which is reproduced below.
Environmentally Sensitive Development Permit Area • In general terms, the Environmentally Sensitive Development Permit Area will be to establish guidelines to govern application for and issuance of development permits, including conditions where a development permit will not be required, to help to better manage development within lands which are environmentally sensitive as containing ecosystems and habitats that are fragile or rare, or are ecologically important because of the biological diversity they support, and are sensitive to disturbances by human activity. • The geographic area affected by this Bylaw is depicted in Schedule B-1 of Bylaw No 282, 2010 (OCP), a copy of which is reproduced below. Watershed, Aquifer and Stream Protection Development Permit • In general terms, the Watershed, Aquifer and Stream Protection Development Permit Area will be to establish guidelines to govern application for and issuance of development permits, including conditions where a development permit will not be required, to help to better manage development within lands which are environmentally sensitive, including areas that are within the community watershed or contain streams. • The geographic area affected by this Bylaw is depicted in Schedules B-3, B -3A, B-4 and B-4A of Bylaw No 282, 2010 (OCP), copies of which are reproduced below.
Note: All boundaries and locations are approximate.
Note: All boundaries and locations are approximate.
Copies of the proposed Bylaws and any background material that may be considered by the Bowen Island Municipal Council in respect of the proposed Bylaws, may be inspected at the Bowen Island Municipal Hall, 981 Artisan Lane, Bowen Island, BC between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, inclusive, excluding statutory holidays, commencing Friday, June 24, 2011. In addition copies of the bylaws are available at the Bowen Island Public Library or can be viewed on the Municipality’s website at: www.bimbc.ca/planning_public_hearing Written submissions may be delivered to: 1. the Bowen Island Municipal Hall in person, by mail at 981 Artisan Lane, Bowen Island, B.C., V0N 1G0, or by Fax (604) 947-0193, prior to 4:30 p.m., Friday, July 8, 2011 or 2. to the Bowen Island Municipal Council at the Public Hearing at 12:00 p.m. (noon) Saturday, July 9, 2011. Inquiries regarding the proposed bylaws may be directed to Hap Stelling, MCIP, Director of Planning, (604) 947-4255 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. NO REPRESENTATIONS WILL BE RECEIVED BY THE BOWEN ISLAND MUNICIPAL COUNCIL AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC HEARING. Brent Mahood Chief Administrative Officer
Note: All boundaries and locations are approximate.
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Data Sources and Dates: Data Sources and Dates: Sensitive Ecosystem Mapping, Islands Trust, August 2010 Bowen Island Municipality, May 2011
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Data Source: Bowen Island Municipality
Data Date: May 2011
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Freshwater Environmentally Sensitive Areas
Schedule B - 1A!( Snug Cove Environmentally Sensitive Development Permit Areas
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* The widths of Riparian Areas are not shown, and are determined by site assessment under Riparian Area Regulation (RAR) methods. See "Streamside Protection and Enhancement Areas" as defined in the Glossary of Terms of the OCP text.
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