Village of Masset

September October 2021 Newsletter


Properties that have delinquent amounts owing as of September 10, 2021 will be advertised in the Haida Gwaii Observer for sale at the September 27, 2021 tax sale. Please ensure all delinquent amounts are paid in full prior to 10:00 am, September 27, 2021 to avoid the property being sold at tax sale. For further information contact Jo-Ann Brown at 250-626-3995.



Recently a rope attached to the life-saving flotation buoy at the fuel dock was stolen. This is a critical piece of safety equipment and this senseless act could have cost someone their life. Please report any suspicious activities to Masset RCMP 250-626-3991.



Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety

October 3-9, 2021

Is there a beep or a chirp coming out of your smoke or carbon monoxide alarm? What does it all mean? Knowing the difference can save you, your home, and your family! Make sure everyone in the home understands the sounds of the smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and knows how to respond. Learn the sounds of your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms by checking the user guide or search the brand and model online.

For fire prevention tips visit: or

What if someone in my home is deaf or hard of hearing?
There are smoke alarms and alert devices that alert people who are deaf or hard of hearing. These devices include strobe lights that flash to alert people when the smoke alarm sounds. Pillow or bed shakers designed to work with your smoke alarm also can be purchased and installed.

For more information on this important topic, visit Fire Safety for the deaf or hard of hearing at:



Please Slow Down!!!

The Speed Limit in a School Zone is 30km/hr 8:00 am - 5:00 pm School Days



If you are 65 years or older please let us know, the Village of Masset offers a seniors rate for utilities.  Proof of age is required for us to apply this lower rate.



A reminder to all residents, in order to avoid messes and encounters with wildlife, please ensure your garbage is secured in an appropriate receptacle and left at the curb on pickup days. Two bags per household are allowed in regulation garbage cans. Extra garbage will be collected only if a garbage tag is affixed to the contents (normally a bag) of additional regulation receptacles. Garbage tags can be purchased at the Village of Masset office for $2.00 per tag.



If you are experiencing a problem with rodents the Village of Masset has free snap style rat traps available for residents who are comfortable that they are able to safely use them. Please drop by during office hours to claim up to three free traps.



The Village of Masset will once again offer a pumpkin composting option after Halloween. The compost “bucket” will be available in front of the Village Monday November 1st to Thursday November 4th.



The Village of Masset office is open to walk in traffic.  Please help us by using the drop box located to the left of the door for payments if possible.  Service is limited to two customers inside at a time and masks are mandatory until further notice.

If you have any questions or concerns please call 250-626-3995 Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm or the following is a list of email addresses:

Chief Administrative Officer 

Chief Financial Officer/Tax Inquiries


General Inquiries



Scotch broom was introduced from the Mediterranean and is an escaped garden plant in Canada. It easily invades sunny, disturbed sites such as rangelands, roadsides, and areas of recent logging. Scotch broom can increase the intensity of wildfires, obstruct sightlines along roads, and crowd out native plants that animals depend on. A mature plant can live up to 25 years and produce seeds that can survive in the soil for 30 years. Invasive Species Council of BC

If you have Scotch broom on your property and would like it removed, the Village of Masset will be happy to assist. Please call 250-626-3995 weekdays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.



Stay tuned for information on public planning sessions regarding the “Main Street Vision and Action Plan: From Park to Pier”



The Village of Masset Office will be closed on Monday September 6, 2021 for Labour Day and Thursday September 30th for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.