On December 4, 1999, following a restructure study, Bowen Island became an island municipality within the Islands Trust. Bowen Island Municipality has its own website.
Bowen Island Municipality is represented on the Islands Trust Council by two Municipal Councillors, elected through a 'double-direct' system during regular local government elections. An island municipality submits its Official Community Plans to the Islands Trust for approval, and must consider the provincial object of the Islands Trust in adopting bylaws or issuing permits or licences. Island municipalities contribute to the administrative costs of the Islands Trust through property taxes.
In September 2005, Bowen Island's Chief Administrative Officer presented a slideshow to Trust Council reporting on progress since incorporation.
In September 2012, Bowen Island Municipal Council had a joint meeting with the Islands Trust Council Executive Committee. The slides from Islands Trust's staff presentation are here.
Click here to go to the Bowen Island Municipality Reports and Publications webpage.
September 11, 2017 | Salt Spring Island Decides Against Incorporation
Islands Trust Chair Peter Luckham congratulated the community of Salt Spring Island on its September 9, 2017 referendum decision against incorporation. Results of the vote are available through the Capital Regional District that administered the referendum.
July 28, 2017 | September 2017 Islands Trust Council Program Announced
Trust Council invites members of the public to its next quarterly business meeting September 12-14, 2017 on Denman Island.
July 20, 2017 | June 2017 Islands Trust Council Highlights
Decision Highlights from the June 2017 Islands Trust Council meeting are now available.