Village of Masset

Sept Oct 2018 Newsletter

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


Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week - October 8 - 14, 2018


That is the message during Fire Prevention Week 2017. From Oct. 8 to 14, 2017, fire departments from across Canada and the United States will work to raise public awareness about the dangers of fire, how to prevent it and how to keep your family safe by having - and practicing - an escape plan.  

Make it a Household Activity!

Draw a floorplan of your home showing all doors and windows.
Find 2 ways out of every room.
Make sure windows and doors are not blocked.
Choose an outside meeting place in front of your home.
Push the test button to sounds the smoke alarm.
Practice your drill with everyone in your home.
Get outside to your meeting place. 

Talk about your plan with everyone in your home. Make sure your home has working smoke alarms on each floor. Know the emergency number for your fire department. Lastly, and most importantly, practice your home fire drill regularly.


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.


School Back in Session

Please slow down and watch for children on cross walks.

The speed limit in a school zone is 30km/hr 8:00 am - 5:00 pm School Days.