Village of Masset

September October 2023 Newsletter


The Village of Masset tax sale will be held September 25, 2023 at 10:00 am at the Village of Masset Council Chambers.  Property tax accounts that have delinquent amounts owing as of September 4, 2023 will be advertised for tax sale in the Haida Gwaii Observer and if not paid by September 22, 2023 will then be offered at public auction.  For further information contact Jo-Ann Brown at: (250) 626-3995.



Please Slow Down!!!

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



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 office Wednesday November 1st to Monday November 6th.



October 8-14, 2023

Cooking Safety Starts with You!

Cooking brings family and friends together, provides an outlet for creativity and can be relaxing. But did you know that cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home injuries? By following a few safety tips you can prevent these fires.

“Cook with Caution”

• Be on alert! If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol don’t use the stove or stovetop.

• Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, boiling, grilling, or broiling food. If you leave the kitchen for even a short period of time, turn off the stove.

• If you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, remain in the home while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking.

• Keep anything that can catch fire — oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains — away from your stovetop. If you have a small (grease) cooking fire and decide to fight the fire...

• On the stovetop, smother the flames by sliding a lid over the pan and turning off the burner. Leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled.

• For an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed. If you have any doubt about fighting a small fire…

• Just get out! When you leave, close the door behind you to help contain the fire.

• Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number 250-626-5511 from outside the home.

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!



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 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
General Inquiries



Drones are aircraft. When you fly your drone, you share the skies with other helicopters and planes, which can create a risk to aviation safety. Before you fly, understand the rules and regulations! Reminder, no drone shall be flown within a 3 km radius of an airport. You could face fines of up to $15,000.

If you know anyone flying a drone near the airport, please report it to airport management or the RCMP.  You can reach them at the following numbers:

Airport: (250) 626-5100

RCMP: (250) 626-3991



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.



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.



The Village of Masset Office will be closed on Monday September 4, 2023 for Labour Day, Friday September 29th for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Monday October 9th for Thanksgiving.