AUCTION… the date Sunday August 4th 2019

Hello All,

It is a very busy time of year for MICS and it’s directors and volunteers. While our main focus is on preparing for the building construction coming up this weekend we have also been very busy organizing and planning for this years “Firefest Auction”


The auction will be taking place again this year at Brenda Peacocks  “red barn” property on Apple Orchard Way. We would like to thank Brenda in advance for opening up her property for the community to enjoy a day of fun and fundraising. The date for the event is Sunday August 4th with Monday the 5th being BC Day.


 Please keep an eye out for event posters that will be highlighting some of the events and entertainment for the day. We are now accepting items for the auction and would ask that you please contact Chad, Phillip, myself or other directors for MICS is you have something you would like to donate.


With an eye on keeping things enjoyable and moving along we are talking about limiting the number of items that will be auctioned this year. We are hoping for good quality new or very lightly used items, something entertaining, practical, coveted or delicious.


Each year we have some fantastic items donated and have witnessed some very energetic bidding and I’m sure this year will be no different.


More info will be shared over the next few weeks. Mark the date on your calendar and invite some friends and family out for the long weekend, then come and have some fun with your neighbours as we come together to raise awareness and funds for fire fighting and emergency services equipment on Mudge Island.


Looking forward to seeing you all,

Scott Flemming and the Board of MICS

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MICS fire fighting equipment practice session June 30th 2019.

Hello All

Sunday, June 30th at 10 AM MICS will be hosting a fire fighting equipment practice session. This is open to all members of the community and their friends or guests. 

We will be running a refresher style session, going over all our existing equipment and will be setting up the ponds to run drills on pumping water and drafting. 

I hope many of you will be able to join us at 10AM  Sunday 30th June at the MICS property.



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Costal Fire Centre Wildfire Newsletter Jun 14

Attached is the latest Coastal Fire Centre Wildfire Newsletter.


We hope you have a great weekend, and take advantage of the cooler temperatures to undertake some FireSmarting!





Donna MacPherson

Communication Specialist

Coastal Fire Centre | BCWildfire Service

Phone (250) 951-4209 | Cell (250) 927-1446

Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

REPORT WILDFIRES: 1 800 663-5555 / *5555 | FireSmartBC | FireSmart Canada

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Full size working stove for sale.

I have a full size stove on Mudge for sale $50 obo. Can drop it off if needed.  

Contact Philip at +1 (250) 818-2879 or txt or email
FYI is just the reflection in the glass no scratch’s on glass door. 

Techeez on the go so please excuse the spelling. 

Fire Status Update/High Risk Activities – Province of British Columbia

As we have experienced three days of Danger Class 4, we are now in early > shift (1pm shutdown), followed by a 2 hour firewatch for high risk > activities. I have attached a link for the definition of high risk > activities. Please have a look at it. > As for fires, we are still on campfires only. > Please continue to be careful with any activities. > Thanks, Chad > > ustry-commercial-operators/high-risk-activities >

Upcoming Planned Outage July 14th


I wanted to let you know of an upcoming planned outage that will impact all of Mudge Island (and Gabriola) for infrastructure upgrades to the Nanaimo – Mudge overhead crossing for the addition of a second circuit to serve the community. The outage is scheduled Sunday, July 14 from 8am to 6pm.

We have an automated message system that will send out notifications in mid-June to all customers with emails or phone numbers registered to their account.  Would you also be able to distribute the attached notice through the Mudge Island email bulletin service?






Karla Louwers | Public Affairs Officer

Vancouver Island – Sunshine Coast Community Relations


BC Hydro

400 Madsen Road

Nanaimo, BC  V9R 5M3


P     250 755 4713

M      250 714 3583



Coastal Wildfire News May 31, 2019

Good Afternoon,


Please find attached the Coastal Wildfire News for May 31, 2019.


Apologies but there has been a glitch on the BCFireSmart website which is currently being repaired. All links with the exception of those on the BC FireSmart website are working. You can still access the site by simply doing a ‘copy and paste’ into your browser. Once the repair has been made you should be able to just click on the link. Sorry for the inconvenience.


Have a safe weekend everyone!


Thank you,




Marg Drysdale
Communications Assistant

Coastal Fire Centre
BC Wildfire Service  |  Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations

and Rural Development

Phone: 250 951-4256  |  Cell: 250 927-4637

Report Wildfires: 1 800 663-5555 or *5555




Fire Prohibition in affect noon Thursday

 As of Thursday at noon, campfires only. Please read attachment. Campfires are half metre by half metre or less, a bucket of water next to the fire, never leave the fire unattended, it should be cool to the touch before ever walking away from it, and please consider the wind and it’s direction.


As well, thanks to all of you that managed to make it to our fire safety day yesterday with the Forest Service. Chad

Heading into fire season.

As we are heading into Fire season couple of items MICS would like to bring to your attention for the upcoming season.



Be sure your address is easily visible from the road on a dark night.  Locate it beside your driveway or access point, to eliminate confusion over the correct access to use.  The time spent searching for your home may mean the difference between stopping or slowing the spread of the fire to the rest of the island. MICS is NOT a fire department so we cannot fight structure fires, but that does not mean the home owner cannot grab a hose and put water on the house or shed. Our goal is to contain the spread as much as possible. 



MICS Personal respond to incidents in personal vehicles with the 4 WAY FLASHERS ON.  Please allow them the right of way and sorry for any dust or speeding. 


WHATSAPP Emergency Group:

MICS created a WhatsApp notification group to keep the island notified about any emergency situations on the island. This group is for emergency use only and has come in handy a few times already.  If you do not belong to the group and would like to, please install the WhatsApp app from any devices app store and then add Philip Parsons 250-818-2879 or Dale Erickson 250-755-9994 as a contact and send us a WhatsApp message asking to join the group, please include your full name.   A reminder if you get a new phone or phone number you will need to reinstall the app or else you will automatically be removed from the group.




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Reminder-Community Fire Practice this Monday

Hello everyone.
As mentioned recently, this is your reminder about the Forest Service coming over Monday morning. We will be setting up on the back of the MICS property. To get there, go up Narrow View Ridge Rd. Please park down the side of the road, or at the end of the road and walk in. We must leave the road clear for vehicles to pass. We will try to get started around 10:30am. Please bring a chair, gloves, boots, and perhaps a snack if you think you’ll get hungry. There will be a discussion on appropriate clothing, as well as what we might expect in the case of a fire, as well as some fire smarting tips, use of equipment etc. MICS will have some of their equipment on hand as well. My apologies that this is not happening on a weekend as some people would prefer.
Thanks, Chad