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September 27th 2020
12:20:30 AM
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September 23rd 2020
04:04:40 PM
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Ruth White

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Now that fall is here and Thanksgiving is just around the corner, the SIVFD would like to acknowledge the support of Lund Water Taxi in helping SIVFD’s First Responders evacuate ill and seriously injured patients off island to hospital care.

We had a busy summer, requiring LWT’s assistance at all hours of the day and night. Most of our callouts last at least 3 hours - getting to our patient, assessing their needs, rendering care and liaising with BC Ambulance to coordinate the patient’s transfer from the island to the awaiting ambulance in Lund. Lund Water Taxi’s dispatch and boat operators are on standby as soon as a 9-1-1 dispatch to First Responders is received, and LWT provides transport of the BC Ambulance crew to and from the island, then remains on standby until the patient transfer is effected. Lund Water Taxi’s reliable and compassionate service is invaluable to SIVFD.

So, a well-deserved shout out to the Lund Water Taxi staff, and Gina and Al for providing this critical support for many years. SIVFD could not serve the community as it does without it.’

Signed,

Chris Philpott, SIVFD Chief
Jeannie Goodlet, SIVFD Captain - First Responders

   
September 21st 2020
10:25:16 PM
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That\'s Summer 2020 over, Fall Equinox , Tuesday 22 September, not sure which night the day is equal to tonight or tomorrow.

   
September 20th 2020
07:55:54 PM
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In this issue
1. Deadline 5pm Mon Oct 12 for Director Nominations and Bios
2. Deadline 5pm Fri Oct 16 to be a Voting Member
3. “Busiest Summer Ever”
4. Summer Police Report from the RCMP
5. Rat Numbers Increasing Again
6. Get $500 to FireSmart Your Property
7. ASIC is 10 Years Old!

1. Deadline 5pm Mon Oct 12 for Director Nominations and Bios. No extensions. We will be publishing nominee information in the October Update, and in the October Savary Island News. If you are an ASIC member intending to run for a Director\'s seat on the ASIC Board in the 2-year term starting November 15 2020, we’ll need your name and Savary address and anything you\'d like to say about your history on Savary and why you\'re running. A paragraph or two would be perfect.

There will be an election for your Savary electoral Area (A, B, or C) if more than 3 nominees in your Area step forward. If there are fewer than 3, there will be no election, and those who have submitted their names will be Directors by acclamation on November 15.

If all the seats are not filled, those that are empty will remain empty for the duration of the 2-year term. The Board may only fill empty seats that are vacated during the term, such as when a Director quits, moves or passes away.

To submit your name and bio as a nominee, please email asic@savaryisland.org by deadline.

2. Deadline 5pm Fri Oct 16 to be a Voting Member. No extensions. Only ASIC members may vote in the 2020 ASIC election of Directors, so if you are not yet a member, and want to vote, make sure you become a member by deadline. All Savary Island property owners on title and their spouses/partners are eligible to be ASIC members. Membership is free. Please email your name, Savary address, mailing address, and tel/cel numbers to asic@savaryisland.org by deadline.

3. “Busiest Summer Ever.” Although there is no official count, it is apparent that the number of visitors and their vehicles was up this year. With the increased numbers, island residents (full-time and seasonal) were feeling the stress. Traffic volume and vehicle convoys, dust clouds, illegal driving of unlicensed/uninisured vehicles, congestion at the wharf, unsafe gatherings, and garbage, were some of their concerns. We anticipate this will happen again next year, and possibly increase if COVID continues and people escape the cities to come to Savary. With the estimated population in a typical summer being somewhere around 2500-3000, Savary Island has the 2nd highest population in the qathet Regional District after the City of Powell River. The ASIC Board has discussed the public safety aspect, and will write to the qRD, MOTI, and RCMP to ask for better and more governance, and to consider that the island is changing and that they need to adapt.

4. Summer Police Report from the RCMP.
It seems that the number of complaints to RCMP increased this summer over last year. Possibly related to the increased number of people on Savary. In the 2.5 months (July 1- Sept 15) there were 24 complaints made to police, compared to 19 in the first 9 months of 2019.

Here is the report from RCMP:
“Powell River RCMP received 21 calls on Savary Island between July 1st and August 20th this year.: Traffic complaints - 5, Thefts - 3, Property related files - 2, Person Offences - 2, Disturbances (noise, etc) - 6, Other - 3.

As a result of these reports, Police attended Savary Island on several occasions throughout the summer. 10 of the calls for service occurred during the August long weekend when RCMP Officers were on the Island making patrols. West Coast Marine Section conducted patrols on August 1st and members of the Powell River RCMP conducted patrols on August 2nd. The purpose of these patrols was enforcement, focusing on an event that was being planned for South Beach for the long weekend (Powell River file: 2020-3619).

Police also attended the Island on August 14 to investigate an assault file that took place. During this time, members of the RCMP also conducted patrols on the Island.

Powell River RCMP will also be conducting at least 2 more patrol/enforcement days before the end of the summer.

Cst. Chris Bakker
Indigenous Policing Service
Powell River RCMP

Follow-up Report:
Three additional calls occurred from August 20 to September 15, but none of them required police attendance: Person Offences - 1, Other - 2.”

5. Rat Numbers Increasing Again. In August and September, we received reports of 32 rats seen and trapped in all areas of the island. These numbers usually increase in the fall. To help keep rat numbers down, please do not provide an open compost, food scraps, prawn bait, fish fertilizers, garbage, or access to the inside of your outbuildings.

6. Get $500 to FireSmart Your Property. The qathet Regional District has some rebates remaining for property owners who make FireSmart improvements to their properties. And autumn is a great time to work around the yard. Have your property assessed for its exposure to the risks of wildfire, for free, then get up to a $500 rebate if those recommendations are implemented. You could hire someone to do the work and get 50 percent back, or you could simply get paid to work on your own property.

This summer, 15 properties were assessed, showing that islanders are motivated to help decrease potential wildfire consequences to Savary\'s forests and infrastructure. The qRD’s FireSmart Coordinator, Marc Albert, will be providing another day of free hazard assessments on Friday September 25. Keep working towards a FireSmart island and contact him at firesmartpr@gmail.com or call 604-414-7839.

7. ASIC is 10 Years Old! Our significant membership numbers since the beginning of the association have provided the Board of Directors with greater recognition, credibility, and influence in dealing with government agencies. Your involvement, letter writing, and continued interest is what makes this happen.

Stay safe.
Doug Smith, ASIC Communications Chair

   
September 20th 2020
09:23:21 AM
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Liz Shanks

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Today is the Terry Fox Virtual Run. Run, walk, ride, swim ... your choice. Snap a photo of your event and send it to me for a Savary collage: savaryshanks@gmail.com. Donate on line at terryfox.org and include a reference to Savary.

   
September 18th 2020
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rick

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Thunder, heavy rain, maybe the smog will be washed away.

   
September 13th 2020
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rick

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Smoky skies & no moon , ideal for bioluminessence.

   
September 13th 2020
04:35:15 PM
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Audrey

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Luvverly Lund

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Powell River SPCA is very grateful for all the kind islanders who are donating their refundables at my driveway 2309 H\'way 101.
All funds raised stay in PR & assist low income families & pets
Special thanks to Bruce Brown for his generosity
483-3506 if anyone needs more info :)

   
September 12th 2020
09:03:14 PM
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Savary Island General Store, now 3% alcohol.

   
September 12th 2020
09:02:11 PM
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Smoke on The Water

Float planes cancelled today.

   


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