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There are about 250 Improvement Districts in B.C. They’re located in rural areas and provide local services. Ships Point Improvement District (SPID) covers approximately 300 households and provides water management and fire protection on Ships Point. It’s located within the boundary of the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD). The CVRD provides regional services such as building inspections, regional parks maintenance, road maintenance, and land-use control.

Fire Danger

Fire Danger
Fire Status

Water Conservation Stage

Water Restriction 2

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Venting Index

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Emergency Contacts

For water issues call:
Dave Shepherd
Mike Mesford
Dave Henderson
250.335.0551
250.702.5900
250.702.5724
For fire or medical emergencies call 911.
Local responders will be dispatched by 911 operators as appropriate.

Events

Check out what’s happening at the Fanny Bay Hall!
Board of trustee meetings are held monthly. Please call the office to confirm the date and time of the next meeting.

SPID News

(What's SPID?)

—>Here<— are answers to all your questions about burning in the Ships Point Improvement District!

BACKYARD OPEN BURNING BAN


The BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, in collaboration with provincial health partners, has issued open burning restrictions for all High Smoke Sensitivity Zones across the province until Wednesday, April 15, 2020. This zone includes the Comox Valley and Ships Point.

No new fires may be initiated and no additional material may be added to existing fires.

These new rules come into effect as cases of COVID-19 in BC continue to increase, to help reduce air pollution in populated areas across the province. There is strong evidence that exposure to air pollution increases the susceptibility to respiratory viral infections by decreasing immune function. Deterioration in air quality may lead to more COVID-19 infections overall, and increase the severity of some cases.
Posted 28/3/20

SPID ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND TRUSTEE ELECTION POSTPONED


The SPID AGM scheduled for Saturday, April 18th is postponed until further notice, due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C. Provincial Health Officer, has issued an order prohibiting events with 50 or more attendees, as well as stringent guidelines on social distancing. The Board is monitoring the situation closely and will reschedule the AGM and election as soon as conditions safely allow. Thank you for your patience as we work, together, through this health crisis.
Posted 7/3/20

Chipping Weekend is Cancelled


In accordance with the Province's requirements for social distancing due to the Covid-19 pandemic we are cancelling the Chipping Weekend until further notice.

Posted 21/03/20
New! Ships Point Water Conservation Guidelines
Ships Point residents rely on underground aquifers for their supply of fresh water. We share this resource with each other, with our neighbours in the Fanny Bay area and with some local industrial users. As a Provincial water licensee, the Ships Point Improvement District, the agency that manages the water system, has a responsibility to protect that water supply and to ensure householders continue to get as adequate an amount of clean, healthy water delivered to their homes as possible. Water supplies can be impacted by drought. In order to manage this risk, SPID is updating our water conservation guidelines. Water conservation guidelines are now a standard practice amongst municipalities across North America.

Please see SPID’s Drought Response Plan, adopted June 2019, with greater details on the water conservation guidelines.
SPID Water Recommendation Quick Reference
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  • Hand watering should be done using a hand-held container or a hose equipped with a shutoff device
  • Micro-irrigation and drip-irrigation deliver a slow moving supply of water at a gradual rate directly to the soil resulting in water savings
  • Washing vehicles, boats and houses (siding) should be done using a hand-held container or a hose equipped with a shutoff device
For further information on the SPID Water Conservation Guidelines please read the list of Frequently Asked Questions.

Posted 29-6-19
Get Email Updates for the Most Important SPID News!
The Communication Committee is collecting addresses in order to develop a comprehensive e-mail list of SPID ratepayers. You can expect to receive notices regarding such things as burn bans, water conservation and though not imminent, water shut-off and road closures during the construction phase of the water project. Take this opportunity to be in direct contact with the Board.

Please include your street address as well as your e-mail address so we can tailor our notices to those affected. Send your contact information to admin@SPID.ca. As required by law, your privacy will be protected.
Posted 27-4-16
Office Hours
Tu - Fri 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
7729 Vivian Way
Fanny Bay, BC
V0R 1W0
250.335.0551
shipspt1@shaw.ca
Nina LeBlanc, Office Administrator