BC Assessment has released the results of their work over the past year, and for Bowen Island, that work shows the value of homes up an average of 10.5 percent. This increase is smaller than last year’s, when a number of property owners got early assessment letters showing increases of between 30 -50 percent. On average, property values on Bowen increased by 20 -25 percent in 2016. Realtors Dee and Frazer Elliott say they consider tax assessed values irrelevant in comparison to market price.
If you show up to listen to the Bowen Island Threshold Singers, don’t expect to hear any familiar songs. Every song is composed and written with the intention of being unfamiliar. “We don’t want to trigger any memories or potentially uncomfortable emotions,” says the group’s song-leader, Shasta Martinuk. “The whole point is to provide comfort, ‘comfort made audible’ is in fact the motto of the Threshold Choir.”
There are 150 Threshold Choirs around the world, and roughly 1,500 members.
The Municipality released the results of its 2018 Island Survey last week and results show, as Councillor Maureen Nicholson told council on Monday, “overall quality of life ranks very highly,” with 94 percent of respondents rating quality of life as good or excellent. The last comparable survey taken on Bowen Island was done in 2012. While that survey emphasized financial decisions in the municipality, this year’s focused on housing.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".