Village of Masset

September October 2022 Newsletter


The Village of Masset tax sale will be held September 26, 2022 at 10:00 am at the Village of Masset Council Chambers.  Property tax accounts that have delinquent amounts owing as of September 05, 2022 will be advertised for tax sale in the Haida Gwaii Observer and if not paid by September 26, 2022 will then be sold at the tax sale.  For further information contact Jo-Ann Brown at (250) 626-3995.


Local Election Information

Upcoming Election

The 2022 BC general local elections will be held on Saturday October 15th, 2022.

Nomination Period

The period for candidates to submit their nominations to local election officials is from

Tuesday August 30, 2022 to Friday September 9, 2022.

General voting day is October 15, 2022.

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

Below is a link 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.

Are you eligible to be a Candidate?

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

The link below is to a brochure on Foundational Principles of Responsible Conduct that further discusses ways that elected officials and local governments should strive to fulfill their responsibilities.

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


School Is Back In Session

Please Slow Down!!!

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


Village of Masset

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. 

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



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 Tuesday November 1st to Friday November 4th.



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.



October 9-15, 2022

Fire Won’t Wait. Plan Your Escape.

Join NFPA® in celebrating the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week™ (FPW). This year’s FPW campaign, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape™”, works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe from home fires.

Today’s homes burn faster than ever. You may have as little as two minutes (or even less time) to safely escape a home fire from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Your ability to get out of a home during a fire depends on early warning from smoke alarms and advance planning.

Here’s more fire safety information you can use: or

Home Fire Escape Planning and Practicing

It is important for everyone to plan and practice a home fire escape. Everyone needs to be prepared in advance, so that they know what to do when the smoke alarm sounds.

Given that every home is different, every home fire escape plan will also be different.

Have a plan for everyone in the home.

Children, older adults, and people with disablities may need assistance to wake up and get out. Make sure that someone will help them!



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 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.



The Village of Masset Office will be closed on Monday September 5, 2022 for Labour Day and Friday September 30th for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.