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qathet Regional District's FireSmart program

Are you interested in helping promote wildfire resilience on Lasqueti Island?

qathet Regional District's FireSmart program will be offering training, home assessments, and FireSmart rebates on Lasqueti beginning this year.

We are looking for one or more community volunteers interested in training to be Local FireSmart Representatives (LFRs) for Lasqueti island. The qRD has been successfully training and supporting LFRs on Savary Island and Texada Island for the past 4 years. Training will be hands on performing assessments for residents interested in how to make their homes and properties more resilient to wildfire, including specific strategies for our coastal forests. LFRs on the islands also help us with local knowledge and suggest project ideas.

If you’re interested in becoming a Lasqueti Island LFR or if you have any questions, please contact Marc Albert at firesmartpr [at] gmail [dot] com 


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20/04/2021 (1 week)

Motor Home

I listed a motor home for free on this list a couple days ago with the qualification that anyone interested "take it away".  Somebody came to "take it away" but found parts were missing from the engine so they couldn't.  I would like whoever took the parts to come and take the motor home away or pay Bella whatever the disposal fee for a motor home is. 

Unless you come good for the motor home removal you have convenienced yourself at my expense.


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12/04/2021 (7 hours)

Community Vaccine Clinic

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Mar 29 2021
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Apr 12 2021

Community Vaccine Clinic




1-877-795-0755 7am - 7pm Mon - Sun

To register you will need your Personal Health Number

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Island Health: Whole Community Vaccination clinics for the Lasqueti Island

Event Date: 
Mar 29 2021 - Apr 12 2021

As Lasqueti Island is a small community, the entire adult population age 18+ is invited to participate in vaccine clinics to be held on the following dates: March 29, April 1, April 8, April 9 and April 12. We are encouraging all community members age 18+ to book now.


If you know someone who wants to get vaccinated, but doesn't have a phone, you can register for them.
You'll need their name and date of birth, and preferably their Care Card#, but it is not essential.
Expect wait times of 15-45 minutes. 

letter from Snaw-naw-as (Nanoose) First Nation

Here is the text of a letter I received today by email.

Nanoose Economic Development Master LP
209 Mallard Way, Lantzville, B.C. V0R2H0
P 250-390-3661
March 9, 2021
Peter Johnston
Islands Trust
VIA EMAIL: pjohnston [at] islandstrust [dot] bc [dot] ca

Dear Mr. Johnston,

Safe Island Land Alliance | An Open Letter to Lasqueti Island Residents

Michael Ruge, Community Coordinator
Safe Island Land Alliance, Oben Road
Lasqueti Island, BC,   V0R 2J0
Email: community [at] safeisland [dot] ca

March 6, 2021

Re: An open letter to the residents of Lasqueti Island

Dear Neighbours:

Truth Precedes Reconciliation

Parts 1;1 and 2.1 from The Islands Trust Object:  Past, Present, and Future
Policy Statement Amendment Project  Discussion Paper

Lasqueti Crown Land and the First Nations Woodland Licence


The news that Crown land on Lasqueti will be part of a First Nations Woodland Licence (FNWL) has started me thinking about BC’s colonial history and the need for reconciliation with Indigenous people. Here are a few thoughts I’d like to share.

RCMP tires

Hi everyone,

I spoke to Cpl. Jesse Foreman at the Oceanside RCMP today. He thanks the community for the willingness to donate towards tire replacement, but says it isn't necessary, and just hopes it won't happen again.