Village of Masset

July August 2018 Newsletter

Change of Address

Change of Address for Tax Notice and Utility Bill

To ensure that you continue to receive your notice of assessment, your tax notice and your utility bills in a timely manner, and avoid any penalties, we encourage you to contact BC Assessment and update your address for all properties that you own.  You can contact BC Assessment online at or by phone at (800) 990-1116. Your utility bill address and property tax address is updated with what BC Assessment sends us annually.


Civic Holiday

Civic Holiday

The Village of Masset Office will be closed for the Civic Holiday Aug 6, 2018


Property Tax Sale

Village of Masset Property Tax Sale

In cases that property taxes are delinquent on September 06, 2018 properties will be advertised for sale in the Haida Gwaii Observer, then sold at the property tax sale on September 24, 2018 at 10:00 am.

Please ensure that delinquent amounts are paid in full prior to September 24, 2018


Delkatla Nature Centre

Delkatla Nature Centre

The Nature Centre at Delkatla has had a busy year. They hosted the Botany BC group, workshops and planned tours as well as many drop-ins to the Centre. With help from a Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) grant they hired UBC Grad student and staffperson Ernest Wu. Ernest prepared a 'herbarium' of the many plants and mosses of Delkatla and Haida Gwaii. He is now off on a collecting trip to Tasmania and the Centre welcomes Towustasin Stocker, a VIU grad who will be there for the summer.  Drop by and say hello and check out their new plant collection.
Summer hours:

Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 4.00 pm; Saturday and Sunday 2:00-4:00 pm.


Northern Haida Gwaii Visitor Centre

Northern Haida Gwaii Visitor Centre

Summer Hours:

9:00 am - 5:00 pm 7 Days a week
Closed Noon - 1:00 pm Lunch


Upcoming Election

Upcoming Election

2018 is an election year for local governments.  This is an opportunity for people that are interested in working for the betterment of their community to get involved in the community operations and decision making. 

The nomination period runs from September 4th to 14th and general voting day is October 20.  Look for ads appearing in the Observer and on our facebook page for more detailed information.

Do you think you may be interested in running for office, or know someone who would be a good local representative?

Below are some links to resources that will help to explain the roles and responsibilities of elected officials in BC and provide additional information about being a local government candidate as well as the election process.  Additionally you can contact the Village Administrator for more information.

These resources are made available by the Province of BC, the Local Government Management Association (LGMA) and the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM).

Thinking of Running for Office?

This page has a number of videos that give an overview of the role of elected officials, how local government works and effective decision making.

Are You Eligible to be a Candidate?

This page gives information about the rules of eligibility, the nomination process, disclosure requirements and the campaign process.

Foundational Principles for Responsible Conduct.

The link below is to a brochure that further discusses ways that elected officials and local governments should strive to fulfill their responsibilities.