Village of Masset

November December 2019 Newsletter

Utility Invoices

Please be advised that on January 1, 2020, any outstanding amounts on your utility account as of December 31, 2019 will be transferred to your property taxes as arrears and will be accumulating interest.  This includes those with automatic transfers set up with NSCU.  If you have not changed your transfer amount you will have an outstanding balance.


Note for Seniors

If you are 65 or older please let us know, the Village of Masset offers a seniors rate for utilities.  Come in to the office with your proof of age for us to apply this lower rate to you.


Northern Haida Gwaii Visitor Centre

The visitor centre is now closed.  If you have business brochures they can be dropped off at the Village of Masset Office.  Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm.


Remembrance Day

The Ceremony will be on Monday November 11, 10:45am at Howard Phillips Community Hall followed by a parade to the Cenotaph and refreshments.  All are welcome.


Gwaii Trust Christmas Allocation Fund

Graham Island North has initiated a change to how funding from the Gwaii Trust Christmas Allocation Fund is distributed to our residents of Masset and Tow Hill.  We are working with a small group of local businesses which are accessible and practical for our residents and in lieu of turkeys we are offering a $25.00 gift card for each household.  Each gift card will be issued by the Village of Masset on behalf of the business of your choice.  The businesses are as follows:  Co-op, Fields, Causeway Convenience and Home Hardware.  The cards will be available through the Village Office upon residents’ registration.  You can call 250-626-3995 or drop by the Village of Masset Office to register.  Registration dates are weekdays Monday October 28 to Friday November 22, 9am to 4pm  and pickup dates will be announced later.  We hope this will help to usher in the holiday season and we look forward to seeing you at the Village Office.


The Dixon Entrance Maritime Museum Social and Auctions

The Dixon Entrance Maritime Museum Annual Christmas Social & Auctions will be held at the museum, 2182 Collison Ave. in Masset on Saturday November 16 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm.

Silent and Live Auctions.

Master Auctioneer Andrew Finnie

Sweets and Savouries

Admission $10.00

This is our main operating expenses fundraiser.  Donations for the auctions would be very much appreciated.

For more information contact Anne Marie at 250-262-5126.


GwaiiTel Society

Our Mandate: To facilitate the availability and delivery of affordable broadband Internet services to residential and commercial customers on Haida Gwaii. Through investment in the installation and operation of broadband network infrastructure, and the aggregation of internet traffic to maximize purchasing power for connectivity to the public Internet.


GwaiiTel Society’s Annual General Meeting (AGM

Date: Saturday November 30, 201

Location: Skidegate Small Hall In Camera Session for the Members: Time-1:30pm to 3:00p

Open up to the public:

Time-3:00pm – 4:00pm


Are you a community minded individual interested in helping us maintain and continue to build Haida Gwaii’s Internet infrastructure

GwaiiTel has an opening for 3 new Directors to serve starting November 2019

We are looking for you to help us steer this volunteer run, non-profit society

Internet access is important to the health of our communities and we need strong individuals to assist GwaiiTel in continuing to improve access to high speed Internet on Haida Gwaii

If you are interested in serving as a Director for GwaiiTel, please contact Terri Walker at or call 250-559-7756 for an application package

Previous governance experience and a good knowledge of technology and/or telecommunications is an asset

Closing Date November 15, 2019


Masset-Haida Lions Club Annual Telethon

Saturday November 30th, 2019.  Donation items may be dropped off at the Village of Masset Office Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm. 

For More Information please call Andre 778-914-8881 or Susan 902-957-1593.


Cohost Collective Childcare Project Survey

We are making a plan to improve the accessibility, affordability and quality of child care for the southern and northern communities of Haida Gwaii, and we need your input.


Northern Health Flu Clinics

There are several Flu Clinics scheduled for November.  Please check for a clinic in your area.

November 4

Masset - Howard Phillips Community Hall 1590 Cook St. 


November 6

Port Clements - Port Clements Clinic 12 Park St.


November 7

Masset - Northern Haida Gwaii Hospital Clinic 2520 Harrison Ave.


November 13

Masset - Delmas Co-op 1538 Main St.


November 19

Port Clements - Port Clements Clinic 12 Park St.


November 25

Masset - Northern Haida Gwaii Hospital Clinic 2520 Harrison Ave.


November 28

Masset - Northern Haida Gwaii Hospital Clinic 2520 Harrison Ave.