Village of Masset

VOM Nov Dec 17 Newsletter

Watermain Replacement

Our watermain project is well underway with excavation in progress on almost all of the streets that will be affected.  Drivers and pedestrians alike are encouraged to exercise caution when travelling on streets where work has been started.  All of the rules of the road apply and the Northbound lane of Main Street between Collison and Hodges is closed to traffic at present.  We have noticed that some drivers are ignoring the posted signs and travelling North in the Southbound lane.  Please obey the posted signs to avoid confusion and accidents. 

Over the next few weeks the work of connecting the newly installed pipes will begin, and this will result in short service disruptions to businesses and residents on the affected streets.  We will do everything possible to minimize these disruptions but they are unavoidable.

While re-paving of the streets where asphalt was removed will not happen until summer of 2018, we felt that option was better than having the entire project take place during the busy summer season.  We will do our best to maintain the cuts in the pavement until they are permanently repaired and encourage drivers to slow down in these areas in the meantime.

The Village of Masset would like to thank residents for their continued patience throughout this project.  While there is some short term pain this project does improve the long term viability of our overall water distribution system. 


Update on Solar Installations

The solar panels that were installed last year on the public works building and the airport have now been in service for one full year.  The public works shop had the largest installation and it has generated 21.18 MWh of electricity since it was installed and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by and estimated 15.51 tonnes.

The airport installation has generated 15.57 MWh of electricity in the past year and has reduced greenhouse gases by approximately 11.45 tonnes.


Office Closed Nov 13 2017

The Village of Masset Office will be closed on Monday November 13, 2017 in Lieu of Remembrance Day.


Turkey Registry

Please register your household for the Gwaii Trust Holiday allocation.  This gift from Gwaii Trust is for all residents of Masset and Tow Hill Rd.  Each household is eligible for (1) turkey.  You can call 250-626-3995 or drop in the municipal office by November 24, 2017.

Thank you.


Masset Haida Lions Club Telethon

The Masset Haida Lions will be hosting their annual Christmas Telethon

When: Saturday November 25th
Where: Howard Phillips Community Hall
Time: 10:00 am - late evening hours

They are looking for volunteers for entertainment, MC's, or answering telephones. 
All donations will be gratefully accepted and the donor may remain anonymous if requested.  People are also welcome to come and watch the action in person.  Cell phones can be used to call in from the venue or use the courtesy landline available in the community hall.
For further information or to arrange a donation pick up / drop off, please contact the following:

Lion Ann Grieves 250-626-3505
Lion Hank Taggart 250-626-5543
Lion Kirt Holland 250-626-7507
Lion James Sikora 250-626-7372



Annual Christmas Social

Dixon Entrance Maritime Museum
Annual Christmas Social and Auction

When: Saturday December 2, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Admission: $ 5.00

Live and Silent Auctions with Master Auctioneer Andrew Merilees.  Sweets and Savories.
This is our main operating expenses fundraiser.


Christmas Community Concert

Christmas Community Concert

When: Friday, December 15th
Time: 7:00 pm
Where: Howard Phillips Community Hall
Cost: Donation

Looking for Acts.
(please contact Jenny Nelson 250-626-5140)


Utility Invoices

Please be advised that on January 1st 2018, any outstanding amounts on your utility account as of December 31, 2017 will be transferred to your property taxes as arrears and will be accumulating interest.
*This includes people who have automatic transfers set up from NSCU.