December 2017 ~ Still

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Forbes Hall Expansion Donations

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Family Fun Day

August 11th ~ Forbes Hall

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Farmteam Concert

August 25th ~ Forbes Hall

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Forbes Hall Expansion

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Fundraising Update


Thetis Island Improvement District

Planned Changes to the Firehall

Rainfall Stats ~ Preedy Harbour

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Who's Who of Thetis Pets Registry

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

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Don't be fooled into thinking it's wet enough yet for fires...

We are expecting a series of fronts to arrive on Friday, bringing rain and also possibly 80 km. winds on Saturday.  We need at least four or five days of constant rain to open up the Island to campfires only.  The rain, although expected to be heavy at times, needs many more days than that to soak into the parched soil and not run off the surface.  Backyard waste fires will "go to ground" meaning that the dried roots under the soil surface will smoulder in these conditions and fire can pop up quite a distance from the burn pile.  We will most likely NOT be opening to yard waste piles until November.  We will certainly keep you apprised of the burn permit status through eSpokes, the Hazard Board, and the Community Blog and the TIVFD website.As a side note, today (Thursday) after 2 days of damp fog, Ladysmith Fire Dept. was out this morning for another bark mulch fire on the highway median, most likely caused by a tossed cigarette.  Don't let these grey, damp days fool is still extremely dry in the woods etc.  Thanks for being cautious.

Fire Chief J. Caldbeck

Thetis Island Fire Dept.

Box 14-6, Thetis Island

BC, V0R 2Y0

cell:  250-252-0544


TIRRA General Meeting ~ Thursday Oct 25th

Forbes Hall 7:30PM

Ernie Hunter


Necky Tandem Kayaks for Sale


Thetis Island Marina & Pub ~ hours & specials


Stitcher needed!

Needed:  someone to sew TIVFD shoulder crests onto jackets.  Price negotiable.


Fire Chief J. Caldbeck


Thetis Island Community Fund ~ Fundraising

October is the month the Community Fund makes its annual appeal for donations.  Every bit, no matter how large or small, makes a difference in the ability of the Community Fund to enhance the lives of our friends and neighbours who find themselves in need.

There are three ways to donate:

1) Simply send a cheque to the Thetis Island Community Fund, P.O. Box 12-14, Thetis Island, B.C. V0R 2Y0. 

2) If you annually donate to the United Way, please designate “Thetis Island Community Fund” on your United Way form.

3) Click here to donate online, through our website using the security and convenience of PayPal

Ellen Rush


Thetis Island Community Fund ~ Annual Wine & Cheese ~ October 28th


2003 Sunfire for Sale


Flu Clinic Reminder ~ November 1st

The Annual VIHA Flu Shot Clinic on Thetis Island at Forbes Hall will be held on NOVEMBER 1st.

There will be a slight departure from our past rushed, 45 minute window for inoculations due to ferry schedules.  This year the Flu Shot Clinic will run from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45, giving residents a choice of when to arrive to roll up your sleeve. 

As usual, the TIVFD First Responders will be on hand and the TIVFD Auxiliary will be offering refreshments after your inoculation. 

Please mark your calendar.  We will be reminding you again before the date, but early planning means you won't miss out.
Fire Chief J. Caldbeck
Thetis Island Volunteer Fire Department


Final Bargains at 107 Klahowya Moving Away Sale


BC Hydro Notice & Addendum

To ensure public and worker safety and electrical system reliability, BC Hydro contractors inspect wood power poles along distribution lines and carry out treatment if required. Poles that have been in service for at least 14 years (lodgepole pine) and 20 years (western red cedar) are inspected, tested for strength and treated near ground level with wood preservative to prevent and/or stop decay. Untreated poles typically have a service life of only 30 years, while treated poles can last up to 70 years, conserving demand on our forest resources.

Wood poles will be inspected and treated along distribution lines between November 1, 2012 and March 15, 2013 on Thetis Island.

Wood preservatives used are approved and registered for utility wood poles by Health Canada. Contractors are certified and licensed by the BC Ministry of Environment, and work is completed under the direction of BC Hydro in accordance with BC Hydro's Pest Management Plan for Wood Structure Maintenance, No. 105-0976-09/14.

For more information, contact: Raymond Irving, Field Manager at

As an addendum to this public notice:

The local trust committee was given a set of flags to give out for use by anyone who would like to post them at a pole for which treatment might interfere with the health of an unmapped well, organic garden, or other concerns. Please contact me, Sue French, 250-416-0373, for flags or more information.

I will be sending out more information to the farms on Thetis - anyone else interested as well just let me know and I'll forward the information to you too.

Sue French, local trustee

Islands Trust


Article by Stephen Hume, Vancouver Sun

This article by Stephen Hume was in the Vancouver Sun October 10. Very well put and some great comparisons.

Click here to view article.

 Ann Eriksson


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