Open Fire Prohibitions

Open Fire Prohibitions
• Definition of open fires
The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, in collaboration with provincial public health partners, has issued open burning restrictions for all High Smoke Sensitivity Zones across the province until Wednesday, April 15, 2020. These restrictions are directly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the effect pollutants have on viral respiratory infections.
The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy’s media release can be found here .
All of the areas effected by this open burning restriction, as well as other restrictions from venting conditions, can be found on the provincial Interactive Venting Index webpage .

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COVID-19 – Plea to the community from the Gabriola Medical Clinic

Hello key members of the HUB, Collaborative and community,
I have attached a letter in PDF that we have written to our community from the doctors at the clinic. Please circulate it widely to your distribution lists and organizations so we can get this in the inboxes, minds and hearts of everyone on Gabriola. If there was ever a time for collective action it would be now!
Please pay attention to the way you forward this letter so my personal email (and everyone listed above) does not end up copied in your email to the community broadly. Help maintain a bit of privacy please.
Best regards to all of you – the amazing work I am seeing created by organizations in our community to support people during this extraordinary time is heartwarming and inspiring.
Dr. Tracey Thorne Gabriola Medical Clinic Vancouver Island Physician Lead, Rural and Remote Division of Family Practice

MICS response to covid 19

Hello All,

Due to recent developments and strategies for slowing the spread of Covid 19, MICS will have to make some changes to how we respond to community members in need of medical assistance. We are still able to help bring medical assistance to Mudge Island by assisting with arrangements with the B.C. Ambulance Service, 911 operators and The Nanaimo Port Authority. We will not be asking our volunteers to do any hands on assistance and if you are unable to make it to the marina for evacuation on your own or with a family member we will do our best to bring paramedics to you.


It is our hope that Mudge Island isn’t hit to hard by this outbreak but we all must do our part to keep our families and ourselves safe.

Please continue to call on MICS for assistance and know that we will do everything we can too assist you.


Thank you for your understanding 

Scott Flemming and the board




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Never to early to think about being firesmart

Lost Boat

Lost My Livingston tender boat  ( Blue color ) from 558 Weathersway Mudge Island

Off our wharf out front of the property

Any info please call Scott 250-616-3378



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Emergency services building

Hello and Happy New Year from the Directors of the Mudge Island Citizens Society. We would like to thank you again for your past support and share some pictures of our Emergency Services Building. We still have a ways to go but the main structure is now erected and the concrete floor was recently poured. Next up will be closing in the end wall and installing three roll up bay doors in the front wall. The grant money we received from the Lions went directly towards this project and your support is greatly appreciated. 




We wish your group all the best in 2020 and we will share more progress reports with you as they happen 
Sincerely, Scott Flemming and the Board of MICS

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MICS Building update.

Its been a while since the last update and we have been busy.  The new driveway has been pushed in and almost complete, and today marked another huge mile stone.  The building slab has been poured and completed. Its going to be a few weeks before we can drive on it but you can definitely walk on it, so stop by and have a look.  We have attached some pictures of the slab and the trucks waiting for the new home.  “Attached”


As always a huge thanks you to all that have been involved, donations or labour every bit helps and its been a long road but the end is in site.




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Coastal Wildfire News – Final Edition for 2019

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Postponed ——- Simulated Emergency Communication and Protocol test Oct 5th 2019

The simulated Emergency Communication and Protocol test that was to be held on Mudge Oct 5th 2019 has been postponed.

A new date has not yet been announced.

Coastal Fire Centre Newsletter Sept 20

Please find attached the latest Coastal Newsletter.