December 2017 ~ Still

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Forbes Hall Expansion

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Fundraising Update


 

Forbes Hall Expansion Donations

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Thetis Island Improvement District

Planned Changes to the Firehall

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Rainfall Stats ~ Preedy Harbour

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CVRD Municipal Election 2018

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To view the ferry schedule

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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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Saturday
Sep082018

Hours Changed for Lynne Smith CVRD Candidate Meeting

I will have open hours at Forbes Hall, on Saturday, September 15 from 1 PM to 4 PM.  This is a change from my posters for the presentation/discussion, as a candidate to represent our area on the CVRD.

See you there!

Lynne Smith

Saturday
Sep082018

Tonight at the Nature House: Humpback Whales

with Marine Educations and Research Society (MRS) researcher Jackie Hildering

In addition to sharing MERS’ research on Humpback feeding strategies and rate of entanglement, Jackie will discuss how the fortunate return of these giants from the brink of extinction necessitates increased boater awareness about avoiding collision and what to do if entanglement is witnessed.

 As an educator, cold water diver and underwater photographer, Jackie is known as “The Marine Detective” with on-camera experience including being featured on Animal Planet’s “Wild Obsession” series and in the BBC productions “New threat to Canada's Pacific Humpback Whales?” and “Ingenious Animals”.  She has been referenced as the standup comic of marine conservation.

This event indeed promises to be informative and entertaining!

At the Portal, 254 North Cove Rd. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the presentation starts at 7:00 pm. Free entry. Donations to ThINC and MERS welcome.

Friday
Sep072018

Hoodie Found

Size XL Hawaiian flower print, army green-coloured zippered hoodie found on Pilkey Point Rd close to Marina Drive on morning of Sept 7. 

Please contact Kelly at 250-246-9753 or kelly_bannister@telus.net to claim.

Friday
Sep072018

For Sale on Thetis Island: Wilderness Tsunami 165 PRO Kayak

Wilderness Tsunami 165 PRO kayak, $2,100.

16.5 ft. long, 21.5 inches wide, 49 lbs. in excellent condition.

Adjustable seating, adjustable padded thigh braces, extra storage.

3 to 4 years old purchased from Alberni Outfitters. Selling because I have too many kayaks. 

Phone Paul, 250-246-6623

 

 

Thursday
Sep062018

Island Leaders in Canada and US Call on Prime Minister to Abandon Trans Mountain Expansion

A news release re Island Leaders in Canada and US Call on Prime Minister to Abandon Trans Mountain Expansion is available at: 

http://www.islandstrust.bc.ca/media/346345/2018-09-it_transmountainopenletter_nr_final.pdf

Thank you.

Jas Chonk

Legislative Services Clerk

Islands Trust

Thursday
Sep062018

September 8th at the Nature House: Humpback Whales!

Reminder that the presentation with Marine Education and Research Society (MERS) researcher Jackie Hildering is happening this Saturday at 7 PM! 

In addition to sharing MERS’ research on Humpback feeding strategies and rate of entanglement, Jackie will discuss how the fortunate return of these giants from the brink of extinction necessitates increased boater awareness about avoiding collision and what to do if entanglement is witnessed. 

At the Portal, 254 North Cove Rd. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the presentation starts at 7:00 pm.

Thursday
Sep062018

Lost Dog Collar

I lost an electronic dog collar on Monday the 3rd on my way back to the ferry line up the gravel path from the beach in front of Capernwray.

It is red with a black box on it.

If found please let me know at joannechallenger@gmail or give it to Vicky Walker.  

Thanks! 

Thursday
Sep062018

from the Library ~

New materials in the collection.

Phantom Thread dvd

The Florida Project dvd

Only Time Will Tell - Jeffrey Archer - fiction - #1 in the Clifton Chronicles

The Guilty - David Baldacci - fiction

My 25 Years in Provence - Peter Mayle - 944 - memoir

No Time To Spare - Thinking About What Matters - Ursula Le Guin - 813 literature

Before We Were Yours - Lisa Wingate - fiction

The Death of Mrs. Westaway - Ruth Ware

The Alice Network - Kate Quinn

Please check for library materials that need to find their way back to the library so other patrons can enjoy them.

Thanks for supporting your island library.

Celine


Thursday
Sep062018

Reminder of Kempe Family Farewell ~ Thursday, September 6 at 7PM

Join us in honouring the Kempe Family (Ralf, Ruth, Anna & Timothy) for the years of sacrificial service & wonderful friendship they have poured into the communities of Capernwray Harbour and Thetis Island.  

Your invited for a time of dessert, tea & coffee, visiting and passing along your well-wishes to the Kempe family as they move from Thetis Island onto the big island across the water.  

Join us on the Pump House patio (Capernwray snack shop) starting at 7:00 pm.

Elizabeth Joslin 

Wednesday
Sep052018

REUNITED!!!! Small Black with White Dog Found

A smaller black male dog with a white chest and socks, has followed us home to 267 Forbes Rd.  He has a brown leather collar with X mark stitching, no tags.  Very friendly.  
If you know who this cutie belongs to, please call Cheryl @ 403-850-3539.
Thanks.........

 

Tuesday
Sep042018

Needed: eSpokes Manager

This email service called eSPOKES is now a committee of TIRRA, governed under TIRRA's bylaws. The forming statement will be posted with TIRRA minutes.

A volunteer "manager" sends the daily emails. Sending out the emails is cut and paste. 

Please consider serving the community from your computer and contact me. 

Call Claire Hess, 250-246-9445

Email: espokes@gmail.com 

Tuesday
Sep042018

Islands Trust Petition at Change.org

Soon our communities’ attention will be directed towards November’s Islands Trust elections. On our islands we usually have some difficulty in finding candidates because of the reluctance to get involved in the Islands Trust organization and the ever-increasing politics of land use. 

 

I understand that being in public office is not the most pleasant of endeavours, but it is important. The Islands Trust over the last 40+ years, has been given the singular mandate to “preserve and protect’ our islands’ environment, ecology, and rural character, and yet in many property owner’s views, it has failed. 

 

It’s history of weak leadership, lack of vision, and exaggerated bureaucracy, has appeared to put the emphasis on preserving and protecting the organization rather than our islands. A growing staff level, an ever increasing budget, a reactive rather than a proactive planning strategy, an expansion of involvement in issues outside of it’s mandate, and a centralization of decision making to the Executive, have undermined Trust Council’s focus of fulfilling the original object of the mandate. 

 

Many decisions and actions have frustrated those who support the Trust and those who are opposed to it. Yet year after year, Council seems unable to make any significant changes to the status quo. Instead, they have become defensive and refuse to listen to bona fide complaints or constructive criticism. Our islands and communities are at a crossroad, and this coming election will determine which direction the Islands Trust will follow, for good or ill. 

 

We are facing an onslaught of development which is contrary to our rural character. Our economies are gearing towards serving tourists instead of our local community. Our cost of living is rising and making housing a critical issue (particularly for those earning minimum wages in the tourist industry). In short, we are becoming, not the unique area envisioned by the mandate, but the same as any other growing municipality in the country. 

 

There are obstacles to changing the direction of the Islands Trust and some will suggest that it is too late. I’m hoping it is not the popular conviction. I’m hoping there are ways, beginning with finding candidates committed to the essence and vision of the mandate, who will stand up to management and staff, and do what is good for the islands, not for special or personal interests. It is the mandate that we should support, not the organizational structure. 

 

Please consider signing the petition on Change.org to request the Minister of Municipal Affairs, to initiate a legislative review of the organizational structure of the Islands Trust regarding its efficiency and effectiveness in administering the mandate through land use. It’s our tax dollars; let’s ensure we are getting what we pay for.

Steve Wright

ibsjw@shaw.ca

My relationship with Thetis is only that our islands are within the Trust Area and I’m trying to reach all the islands to initiate a discussion and a review of the Trust to determine how to strengthen the mandate and our ability to manage our land use more effectively and efficiently. 

I served 10 yrs in the Trust and as a member of the executive, and have visited Thetis several times. 

https://www.change.org/p/minister-selina-robinson-request-a-legislative-review-of-the-islands-trust?recruiter=143932715&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition&utm_term=share_petition

 

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