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Chris Corrigan
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I love this place
I love the Indian plum blooming in February. I love the glassy transparent green of Mannion Bay in the evening. I love the smell of soil coming to life in the forest. I love a local cafe covered in blue hearts. I love the creeks rushing into the sea, over w...

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We lost a big one today
Piers Hayes, our village maitre d' and man of the house at the Snug died today.  This came out: Blue So many of us never had a name when we walked through the door of the snug but it was all the same to him; he knew that you  would always respond if he just...

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Big atmospheric river
This is a photo of the atmospheric river that is currently drenching us in wet, warm and windy weather.  It extends all the way down to and west of Hawaii and is one of the biggest atmospheric rivers to ever hit our coast. It is what it says it is.  A river...

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Wind and snow
Our stretch of sunny dry and cold weather has come to an end and big fat flakes of snow have been falling on and off over the last couple of days.  At our altitude, it's been a boundary conditions between snow and rain, as it so often is, so very little is ...

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Complaining
Things that will not change if you complain about them: The weather. Falling Trees The ferry schedule and its daily implementation.. The colour of the tap water The price of firewood in December Ferry line up jumpers Tourists Things that might get better if...

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What a newcomer learns in 90 days
We're working on a whimsical yet practical guide to being a newcomer on Bowen Island.  Islanders are whimsical yet practical people, after all.  In doing some research about what newcomers want to know, we've been posting questions from time to time on one ...

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Epic hike to end the summer
We're blessed on Bowen with a small set of hiking trails which offer challenges to folks of all abilities.  Many of these are marked and official, and there are a few that are not official. Yesterday Caitlin and I marked the end of summer with perhaps the m...

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The drought has broken
On Saturday the most violent August wind storm in history lashed the coast with damage that rivalled 2006's December windstorm.  Since then it has been raining steadily and heavily, to the tune of more than 100mm making this drought beset August now one of ...

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Belonging on Bowen
I've been really enjoying the work we have been doing on the Bowen Island Economic Development Committee.  I'm sitting on the Business Retention and Expansion working group and we are about to embark on a project to host a few dialogue circles with local bu...

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Loons calling
There big spring bird migrations are in full swing.  We have had warblers around here for a month or more and vultures moving north as well.  In the last few days the snow geese have been moving by the thousands as well, have fed or overwintered in the Fras...
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