Construction Delay

We are all anxiously awaiting the end of the water project. There are several outstanding items that need to be completed. However, there is an unresolved issue between the project engineers and the construction contractor that arose during construction. Negotiations are underway but until this issue is resolved it doesn’t make sense to proceed with the smaller outstanding items. The issue between the engineers and the contractor will not result in an increase in project costs for SPID. We will post progress reports to the website and send emails to the SPID distribution list as soon as we know the results of the negotiations. Thank you all for your patience.

Posted 03/08/17

Yard Waste Survey

The results are in! A big “thank you” to all Ships Point residents who completed the Yard Waste Questionnaire.

There were a total of 48 surveys submitted. Approximately 60% of respondents burn their yard waste though many indicated they would use other methods because of the health and safety issues of burning. In fact, two-thirds of all respondents have experienced an issue with neighbourhood backyard burning and the resulting smoke.

There were two important takeaways from the survey. One, the need for more options for dealing with yard waste and two the need for more education on how to burn cleaner to reduce the impact on your neighbours.

As a community, we can find better ways to deal with the ongoing issue of yard waste. To that end, the the Ships Point Volunteer Fire Fighters Association will be trialling a Chipping Day. See details below.

As well, as yard waste burning season gets closer, the SPID website and the Fanny Bay Flyer will have information about how to burn as clean as possible and the importance of checking the Ventilation Index before burning.

Please click here to view the survey responses and comments.


Save the Date! Ships Point Chipping Day, Saturday, September 30

The Ships Point Volunteer Fire Fighters Association will be trialling a Chipping Day, by donation, on Saturday, September 30 (this could extend to Sunday, October 1 if demand is high). Receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or more.

Yard waste will be chipped at the roadside in front of your home if it fits the following criteria:


Chips can be kept by the resident or will be hauled away.

If you are interested in having your yard waste chipped on September 30, please contact Allyson at FannyBay2LittleBay@gmail.com or 604 786 8105, with the following information:

If demand is high on September 30, this may be the first of many Chipping Days for the Ships Point community. See you at the roadside!

Posted 31-07-17

SPID Water Project Construction Updates

Road Shoulders

Construction crews are now starting to prepare the boulevards for hydroseeding. Residents are requested to not rake the top soil to the edge of the road. Ministry of Transportation code requires a minimum 0.5 meter (19 inch) shoulder with no soil next to the road.

Posted 14-07-17

Annual General Meeting

On 8 April, SPID held its Annual General Meeting at the Fanny Bay Community Hall. 53 residents attended to hear reports from the various committee chairs including finance, the water department and the fire department (report provided from the SPID Fire Chief, Terry Hoffart). The plans for this year’s water main construction project were also available for viewing. The SPID trustees said good bye and thank you to Frank Green for his invaluable years as chair of the finance committee. Ratepayers also voted for two trustee positions. New to the Board is Allyson Roy and returning to the Board is Bill Trussler.

Posted 8-05-17

Yard Waste Questionnaire

Are you a burner, a chipper or a composter? SPID would like to hear from you about your experience with yard waste disposal. A questionnaire is available here or copies can be obtained at the SPID office. Responses are requested before the end of May. Your responses to this questionnaire will help the SPID board gauge the level of concern and the extent of the issue in our community. Thank you in advance for completing the questionnaire.

Posted 25-04-17


Construction Begins!

The water project has begun. Work should be finished by mid July. Pipe is being laid starting at the south end of Tozer and that work will proceed along the length of Tozer before moving to Ships Point Road, Baynes (south loop) and Park Road. The contractor will be on site from 7 am to 7 pm, Monday to Friday (except statutory holidays).Please obey all traffic signs and travel with extra caution in work zones. The contractor is responsible for site safety. Please stay clear of all construction activity and consider rerouting your daily dog walk or exercise route if possible. Emergency access (medical and fire) will be available at all times. Due to the age of the old pipes there may be some unplanned interruptions to water service. Please keep some drinking water on hand. Every effort will be made to provide 48 hours notice for planned interruptions to water services.The SPID Board has constituted a Project Liaison Team (PLT) to act as the contact for ratepayers. If you have a non emergency question or concern about the project please contact one of the following Trustees:

Phone or text:

There will be regular updates on construction activity here on the SPID website, in the Fanny Bay Flyer and on the information boards at the mailboxes. Please share this information with your neighbours.

Posted 8-04-17