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lars4120
Jun 24, 2022
In Announcements
Greetings Quatsino ! We are off to a good start and it is exciting to think that Quatsino Days starts in a week from today! 25 of people have already signed up for the Community BBQ and Fishing Derby.There are likely many of you who plan to sign up but haven’t done so yet. To help with BBQ planning and grocery shopping, it would be helpful to know how many people we are going to feed and entertain. If you have been waiting to sign up and buy tickets, please take the time to do it today which will help us prepare for a fun and memorable event. Hopefully you have seen some of the pictures of the fabulous prize packages for the Derby. Another reminder to buy your tickets now for the Quatsino Days Community BBQ and or to participate in the Fishing Derby. All community members and their guests are welcome to join in the fun. Tickets for yourself, family and friends are $15 a per person, children 12 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased by emailing and e-transferring to quatsinodays@gmail.com. Each ticket entitles a person to a meal at the Community BBQ and allows them to participate in the Fishing Derby. The family friendly and alcohol-free BBQ will be held from 4 to 6 pm at the Quatsino School on Saturday July 2nd. Hotdogs, hamburgers, chips, pop and cotton candy will be served. Additional items from a bake sale will also be available. The Fishing Derby begins at 9 am on Monday June 27th, and continues until the BBQ on July 2nd. All you need to participate in the Fishing Derby is a Quatsino Days ticket and a valid fishing license. All fishing should take place in and around Quatsino Sound. Prizes for the fishing Derby will be awarded by random draw at the Community BBQ Each angler, regardless of age or size of fish they catch, has an equal chance of winning the fishing rod prize in the five different categories. Anglers are only allowed to enter one ticket per category when they catch a fish of that type. Record your catch by posting your pictures to the Quatsino Life Facebook page for all your friends to see and comment on. The five prize categories include; 1) Spring Salmon, 2) Coho Salmon, 3) Halibut, 4) Ling Cod and 5) Other (??). See posted photos for more detail on the fishing rod that will be awarded to the winner of each category. A hearty shout out to John Retallack, a former Quatsino resident and Kagoagh Lodge for their donation of fishing gear for this year’s prizes. Quatsino Days greatly appreciates the generous support and donations made by the Sweeney Family, Gina Chae and Tyler Halls, Ed Handja, Shelley McKay and Greg du Cloux of the BC Oceanfront Real Estate Team, Sandra Masales and Sarah Baron of Advance Realty and Josh and Katie with Old Quatsino Falling. The only competitive event during the Derby will be the ‘Best Fishing Story’ told at the Community BBQ. The winner will be chosen by the audience. Just as many good fishing stories from the past, Derby Fishing Stories do not have to be based on fact or truth and names of individuals involved may be changed to protect the innocent. The more laughs the better. Other events occurring during Quatsino Days include; • Art show and silent auction at the Quatsino Library & Living Room Kelp Cafe which will be open for extended hours during the week. • A Nature Scavenger Hunt on Friday July 1st at 10 am for all scavengers 12 years and younger. • The Quatsino Museum will be open from 10am to 2 pm on Friday July 1st through Sunday July 3rd. • Colony Lake Nature Trail Hike at 10 am on Sunday July 3rd. • For those people who don’t want to cook, Kagoagh Lodge is inviting community members to a buffet dinner on Sunday night at 5:30, reservations are required, Contact Gina to learn more about the menu and cost of the meal.
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lars4120
Mar 17, 2022
In Announcements
Our new 5ft wide (inside) aluminum ramp allows UTV double-seat to drive directly to our floating dock's edge. If you have an emergency and need to enable a person to directly go from UTV seat to boat seat, any Quatsino resident is more than welcomed to use our new dock.
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lars4120
Jan 30, 2021
In Free Stuff
We think this is about 42". It works great except once in a while the audio goes soft and requires a restart. Not sure why, but doesn't happen often. It's in a box and can be picked up by calling Lars or Kim at 250 949.9922
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lars4120
Mar 16, 2020
In Announcements
We go over to Port Hardy at least once a week. Please feel free to call and let us know if there is something you'd like us to pick up - some groceries, a prescription, etc. you can call 250 949.9922 or text 208 989.7644 - Lars
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lars4120
Jan 12, 2020
In Free Stuff
Water chiller will keep water that is pumped through it as cold as you want. We used it for a salt water aquarium, but it is made for many purposes like keeping summer water cold, or aquaculture. It is noisy, so you want to use it in a shed or closet. But does work. Call Lars
Commercial Chiller content media
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lars4120
Oct 25, 2019
In Free Stuff
We used it for 16 years, so upgraded recently. But stainless steel inside and out old one still works. Free to whoever would like it. Kim at 208 965.6797 Taken.
High end Jenn-Air dishwasher content media
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lars4120
Oct 25, 2019
In Free Stuff
Free to first one to call. Works well. Lars at 208 989.7644 Taken.
Big Heavy Viking Wood Stove content media
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lars4120
Jun 19, 2019
In Announcements
Quatsino Residents’ Organization Est. 1973 – Society # S-0010261 Open Public Meeting Agenda Tuesday July 02, 2019 @ Quatsino School 1. Call Meeting to Order: @ 10:00 am. 2. Additions or Deletions to the Agenda: 3. Approval of Agenda: 4. Community Updates: 1) B&E’s:  Guest Speaker: Constable Rebekah Draht – Port Alice RCMP i) Quatsino’s B&E history - ii) RCMP investigation protocol & progress report - iii) Prevention options; ~ create a ‘Neighbourhood Watch’? - ~ gate the BC Hydro maintenance trail? – ~ ? iv) Home & property protection options; ~ surveillance camera? – ~ trail cameras? – ~ ? v) How to help RCMP catch thieves/vandals? – 2) QRO Society: i) Quatsino Cemetery - ii) Emergency Preparedness Team - iii) Colony Lake Trail & new Bergh Road connector trail – iv) www.quatsino.org website - 3) QAA Society: i) Quatsino Museum & Archives – ii) St. Olaf’s Anglican Church maintenance - 4) BCOS Society: i) Garden & orchard – ii) School building & grounds – 5) Quatsino Fire & Rescue Society: i) Volunteer Fire Brigade – ii) First Responders: - 6) Quatsino Solid Waste & Recycling Transfer Station: – 5. New Business: 1) ? 6. Motion to adjourn:
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lars4120
Nov 06, 2018
In QRO Info
Quatsino Residents’ Organization Est. 1973 – Society # S-0010261 44th Annual General Meeting Minutes Friday, December 30, 2017 1) Meeting Called to Order by Donnie Botel @ 10:14 am. Members present: Di Renaud, Donnie Botel, Kevin Maher, Dave Addison, John Tyler, Andrew Hansen, Peter Solga, Nancy Botham, and Gwen Hansen. 9 /26. 2) AGM Financial Report Balance Sheet Presented:  Auditor: Di Renaud.   Motion: ‘To accept Financial Report as presented’ made by John, 2nd by Kevin. – Approved Motion: ‘To transfer QRO funds from Bank of Nova Scotia to the Coastal Community Credit Union within 2 months of this meeting’ made by John, 2nd by Kevin. - Approved 3) Minutes from Aug. 28th open Board Meeting Presented: As circulated Sept. 1st. Motion: ‘To accept Minutes as presented’ made by John, 2nd by Donnie. - Approved 4) Year-end Reports: (1)  QRO: (a)  Quatsino Cemetery Committee: (Gwen) The Cemetery is 100 years old in 2018. No interments, memorials or pre-sales for 2017. $30 paid for grounds upkeep +20 hours donated. Five crosses repainted & five more being prepped. $3,796.17 donated by RDMW Grant, Area ‘C’ Discretionary funds, QRO, QAA and Q Cemetery Committee for new picket fence. Property surrounding old Anglican Cemetery has been sold again. (b)  Emergency Preparedness Team: (Gwen) Seven remaining Emergency Airhorns will be sold for $10 at the Museum (and Post Office?). A Grant application for more Emergency supplies for our School Rally Site has been submitted by the RDMW’s Emergency Program Coordinator. 911 Emergency information on the 2018 Quatsino Telephone Directories has been updated.  The QRO, QF&S and John & Terri covered the $163.50 cost for 100 ‘Quatsino 911’ fridge magnets, which can be picked up for free at the Museum (and Post Office?) - one per dwelling. Laminated civic address maps will be placed in the Telus and Hydro trucks. (c)  Colony Lake Development Project: (Gwen) Volunteers have kept the trail clear & safe. Thank you all! Megan Williamson and Steve Billy have created and installed a new Colony Lake Community Trail sign ($350). The ‘Casting Dock’ needs to be replaced and roots, brush & stumps at the picnic site need to be trimmed before next summer. Project funding balance: $1,563.04. (d)  RECN: (Gwen) An agreement between RECN, Brooks Bay Cable in Port Alice and North Island Communication at 7 Hills Golf Course was signed Dec. 14th. This partnership will enable RECN to access better internet speeds for Quatsino and Holberg. Just a 4 day weather window is needed to install transmitter equipment on the NICommunication tower on Mt. Byng. (e) Fire & Rescue: (Kevin) The Q Volunteer Fire Department now has 5 fire suppression members. The day-to-day operations of the Fire & Rescue Society are managed by a 3 member ‘Executive Committee’; Kevin, Megan and John Retallack. The F&R will be applying for a Grant for $500 from the BC Forest Service/BC Fire Department Federation to cover the costs of installing household address signage and for other fire safe initiatives. -1- [Members were informed that all QRO assets pertaining to the QVFB were transferred to the QF&R two weeks ago.  The requested actions from the Aug. 28th QRO meeting have yet to be implemented.] (f)  Garbage Dump, Solid Waste & Recycling Transfer Station The Scrap Metal dealer in Cassidy is planning to return in early January with more bins to take out the remaining scrap metal from the Dump.  Half the value of the metal removed on Nov. 21st was used for barge and transportation expenses.  Dave will contact Boris (Port Hardy) to see if it would be feasible to have him haul out scrap vehicles, etc. from private properties. [RDMW email arrived today @ 11:17 stating that they now have a letter of approval from the Quatsino First Nations for the site of our Transfer Station Facility. Getting this project started will be one of Patrick Donaghy first priorities in the New Year.] (g)  Government Wharf Divestiture Transport Canada posted a notice in the local Gazette Newspaper on Dec. 06 stating that negotiations to transfer the Quatsino Public Port Facility to the RDMW have begun.  The RD hope to have a conditional agreement with TC completed by the end of March and are working on the financial model to discuss with them in early January. Funding to cover 30 years of upkeep and maintenance may be requested. (2)  Quatsino Archives Association: (Donnie) (a)  St. Olaf’s Church Restoration: (Nancy) The QAA took over the maintenance & upkeep of the Church in Oct. 2012. The Upkeep Donation Box was built by Donnie in 2013 and to date $268.00 has been collected. In 2014 the QAA & the Church Restoration committee covered the $4,250.00 cost of a new metal roof. In 2015 the front of the building was painted and a BCOS ‘St. Olaf’s Church’ information sign installed. Running the dehumidifier during the winter is an expense that needs to be monitored. (b)  Recycling Depot: (Di) Twenty mega totes of recycling went out on Feb. 26th, May 13th and again on Sept. 1st. Patrick Donaghy and two Recycle BC Reps toured the Depot on Oct. 19th and were very pleased with our operations. (3)  Bergh Cove Organic Schoolyard: (Gwen) We have 11 members-in-good-standing. Raised beds were rented out to members and one was donated to the kids in our ‘Learning Through Play’ program. Fundraising efforts; selling organic garlic & ‘U-Pick by Donation’ weren’t as well supported as previous years.  We hosted two ‘Learning Through Play’ programs in May & in Aug with funding from Literacy Now. Both were huge successes. Our ‘Local Wildlife Information Sign’ was completed in August and installed in front of the Museum. Thanks John! 5) Old Business: (1) Quatsino Fire & Rescue Society #S0067798 bylaws are available to the public from the QF&R Society for a clerical fee of $25 or from the BC Society website for $7. John T. donated $10 to cover the cost of getting them from the website so they can be circulated to the community at no charge. 6) New Business: (1) NIL 7) Election of Board of Directors for 2018: President; Di Renaud Director; Kevin Maher Sec. Tres.; Gwen Hansen Director;  Donnie Botel Director; John Tyler 8) Set Membership dues for 2018: $10.00 9) Motion to adjourn:  12:16 pm -2-
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lars4120
Nov 05, 2018
In Announcements
Sunday afternoons at 2pm - come and join us at the kitchen table for a 1 hour study of the most famous book of all time. We plan to study the Gospel of Luke. Please call ahead to ensure its a Sunday we will be here. 250 949.9922
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lars4120
Oct 23, 2018
In Stuff Wanted
Anyone know anyone who might be able to provide a cord or two of firewood. We're having a new fireplace installed later this Autumn. Lars 250 949.9922
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lars4120
Oct 22, 2018
In Community Chat
This year we've seen a river otter family of six cruising by our place quite often this summer and fall. Don't know if you've noticed but I took some photos and a video if you'd like to check it out.
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lars4120
Sep 29, 2018
In Community Safety
Under "Services" link, scroll down to COMMUNITY SAFETY and read the updated information about fire, ambulance, and police services. Also read the tsunami information. I am hoping to post a list of the various elevations along the 5km Quatsino road with a new elevation app I got for my iPhone.
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lars4120
Sep 29, 2018
In Announcements
As you cannot help but notice, our community has a new website. From my standpoint this site belongs to all the residents of our beloved Hamlet, so do not hesitate to suggest features, changes or suggestions that you'd like to see implemented.
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lars4120
Sep 29, 2018
In Services Offered
Well, I will try to answer your questions. If you are wondering about how social media works, how to build a website, or questions about digital graphics, I am happy to take a few minutes to help you. Call 250 949.9922 to talk or arrange a demo at our home.
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lars4120
Sep 29, 2018
In For Sale
Adorable mint condition sturdy little birch wood table and chairs for your 3 to 7 year olds to do crafts on. $15 to Quatsino family with kids. 949.9922
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lars4120
Sep 23, 2018
In Boat Rides
Reminder to call DH Timber first if you take the Mail Boat. (250) 949-6358
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lars4120
Sep 23, 2018
In Stuff Wanted
Anyone have a couple cords of firewood for sale?
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lars4120
Jul 22, 2018
In Boat Rides
We attend the Gwa'sala-Nakwaxda'xw Adventist Church in Port Hardy most Saturday mornings and often stay in Port Hardy through the early afternoon. If our kids aren't with us we have room for 1-3. If our kids are here, there's room for at least one. We can drop you off in town. Every week is different so call us first to arrange the time we will leave (usually around 9:30am - 10am) and return. Call 250 949.9922.
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