Village of Masset

November December 2021 Newsletter


Thanks to Gwaii Trust funding this year we are offering a gift card for each household. Graham Island North will be working with a small group of local businesses which are accessible and practical for our residents. Each gift card will be issued by the Village of Masset on behalf of the business of your choice. 

The businesses are as follows:

Causeway Convenience, Co-op, Fields and Home Hardware/The Source.

Please call 250-626-3995 or drop by the village office by Friday December 3rd to enter your name. Cards will be available for pick-up Monday December 13th to Friday December 17th from 9 am to 4 pm. All cards must be picked up before 4 pm on Thursday December 23rd.



No changes to residential garbage collection.


Masset Transfer Station

Closed December 25th and January 1st

Port Clements Landfill

Open December 24th and 31st 8:30 am to 1 pm

Closed December 25th-27th and January 1st–3rd

Masset Recycling Depot

Closed December 24th, 25th and January 1st

Closing early on December 31st



Please be advised that any outstanding balances as of December 31, 2021 will be transferred to the property tax account as arrears and will accrue interest.  Anyone with an automatic transfer with NSCU, who has not yet changed their amount to reflect the garbage increase that happened on January of this year (2021) will have an outstanding balance.  If you are unsure of the status of your account, please contact the office to inquire.



With the arrival of winter weather, the Village of Masset would like to remind you to consider the safety of others in making an effort to keep snow and ice clear from the sidewalks adjacent to your property, both residential and commercial.



If you are 65 yrs. or older please let us know, as 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.



Now would be a good time to make sure your waterlines are prepared for the cold. Each winter we see frozen pipes that cause damage and often require a call out fee for village staff to shut water off. Being prepared can save you money and prevent a big cleanup.



The following list provides highlights of actions and decisions from Council at the Meeting held November 8th, 2021. If you have any questions or would like further explanation, please contact the Village office at 250-626-3995 or email

1. Representatives from the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation made a presentation regarding the Changing Tide Framework. Part way through the presentation, due to weather, the internet connection was lost. Therefore, the presentation will conclude at a future council meeting.

2. Council directed the CAO to contact BC Housing regarding potential funding opportunities.

3. A number of Councillors, along with senior management, attended the Main Street Masset Committee meeting. The consulting firm, Urban Systems, are planning to have draft design concepts for the Committee’s review before the end of the year.

4. A public hearing will be scheduled for December 13th, 6:30pm, regarding the proposed Zoning Amendment Bylaw 650, 2021.

5. Council agreed to have the action items and/or key outcomes of Council meetings posted on Facebook as this will be another way of informing the public of Council decisions and happenings. Once fibre has been installed, thus making internet more reliable, those members of the public wanting to view Council meetings live can request a Zoom link to virtually attend the meetings. This is part of Councils commitment to transparency and open government.

6. Public works staff will inspect the playground equipment. Portions deemed unsafe, will be removed.