December 2016 ~ Island Memories

Photo by Kelly Bannister

Upcoming Events

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Christmas Concert

Dec. 14th ~ Forbes Hall

Forbes Hall Expansion

 Click on image to view postings.

Rainfall Stats ~ Preedy Harbour

To view the ferry schedule

(effective May 19th), 

click on the image.

Who's Who of Thetis Pets Registry

Click on image to view registry.

Thetis Island Farm Producers
Thetis Island Community Fund
Thetis Island Community Association

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This Saturday, Dec 2! Christmas Bazaar!

Christmas Bazaar this Saturday December 2nd 10-3.

Come and do your Christmas shopping, and stay for lunch!

Cafe TICA Menu

Mushroom Barley Soup (vegetarian) with a homemade roll

Ham and Cheese Sandwich and salad


Vegetarian Sandwich and salad

Apple Crisp for Dessert

We will be serving coffee and tea all day as well as an assortment of baked goods

Lunch served until 2 or until we run out.

See you there!


November Rainfall Stats

courtesy of Keith Rush


Wanted to Buy: Used scaffolding

Wanted to Buy: Used scaffolding minimum 10 ft. High. Preferably with wheels. Please contact


Free Freezer

Older Baycrest  chest freezer - good working order.  36”H X 31”L X 22”W.   

ph.  250-416-0286


Down is NOT DEAD!

If it's Down, It's a Danger, Dial 911

We are entering the season of strong winds, cold weather and power outages. Trees can fall on power lines; snow and ice buildup can also be problematic despite BC Hydro’s recent and ongoing tree maintenance program on our island.

If anything makes contact with an energized line such as a tree limb,  or if a broken power line falls to the ground or lands on a vehicle or fence, electricity will flow to the ground and spread out in irregular concentric circles. This is known as the Ripple Effect. Stay back at least 10 metres (length of a bus) and dial 911.

There may be a misconception that a downed power line on the ground or hung up on a tree or fence etc is safe if there are no sparks or flames. This is untrue and can kill you.

Power can be restored to a downed line from a Hydro reconnection in North Oyster or back-fed from a home generator on Thetis or Penelakut. You have no way of knowing when or if this would occur and the result could be fatal if you are within 10 metres of the downed line.

We cannot stress enough the danger of downed power lines. If you find one on the road, stay in your vehicle, back up 100 metres, put on your flashers and dial 911. Use your vehicle to block the road until the Fire Dept. arrives. If you are out walking and you come across a downed power line, carefully retreat (shuffle away, don't lift your feet) and call 911 from your position of safety and flag cars to stop.

Never drive or walk near or over downed power lines. Always obey Fire Dept. Traffic Control members who are there to keep everyone safe. Your decisions can put your life at risk plus the lives of our volunteer fire department.

Remember the 3 Ds - Down, Danger, Dial 911

Sponsored by both TIVFD & TIRRA


Soup's On ~ December 6th 


Camera Club ~ Thursday November 30th

Camera Club meets today, Thursday November 30th 7.30pm in the library.

Apologies for the short notice,

Carol Sowerby


Anglican Communion ~ December 6

Come join us as we celebrate the beginning of the Advent Season

Michael Wimmer will lead us as we celebrate communion together

(Anglican style) at Lucy Hayward's home, 21 Bella Vista Road.

Wednesday, December 6th, 3 pm



Printer Cartridge 210XL for Sale

My Mistake is your gain!  I purchased the wrong printer cartridge - the double package Canon 210 XL BLACK for $61.00.  They are yours for $40.00.



Thetis Island Marina ~ Gas Dock Closed

Closed Nov 29th Until Further Notice

Sorry For Any Inconvenience

Thank You



Housing Survey Deadline Extended to December 15, 2017

Islands Trust Housing Survey

The Islands Trust Local Planning Committee needs your input! A Housing Needs Assessment is underway for the Northern Region of the Islands Trust, including the Denman, Gabriola, Gambier, Hornby, Lasqueti and Thetis Local Trust Areas.

Housing Needs Assessments are essential documents used to enable the development of affordable housing. The Northern Housing Needs Assessment is intended to identify the types of housing that are needed on each island, understand which population groups are in particular need of suitable and affordable housing, and provide baseline information for future housing initiatives. 

Please help us understand your island’s unique housing needs by taking the housing survey and sharing this link!

The survey will close on December 15, 2017.  Results will be reported to Local Trust Committees in early 2018.

For further information, please visit the Islands Trust website at , email or call 250.247.2063.


Apologies: No Perogies at the Christmas Bazaar

My apologies to Anne-Marie Koeppen, I mentioned that she was bring perogies....well, sorry, she is not bringing her world famous perogies. Sorry :(


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