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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

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?)
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Chipping Day a Success!


The Ships Point Volunteer Firefighter Association (SPVFA) held its inaugural Chipping Day on September 30, which was very well received by the community. Many thanks to the 40 Ships Point households who had their yard waste chipped, and especially to the volunteer firefighters who gave up their weekend to run the chipper.

In addition to reducing air pollution in our community by turning yard waste into mulch, the SPVFA, a registered charitable organization, raised funds that will make a direct impact to our community. Donations are used to replace outdated equipment, and to provide training for firefighters, first responders, and emergency preparedness. A current goal for the SPVFA is to replace its cumbersome gas generator-run lights with a mobile battery-operated lighting system, which can save precious time during night-time emergencies and increase safety for firefighters when working in dark conditions.

Because this event was so successful, the SPVFA plans to hold another Chipping Day at the end of March. Stay tuned for more details, and save your yard waste for the chipper!

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.

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
Water Conservation Get the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Ships Point residents rely on underground aquifers for their supply of fresh water. We share this resource with each other, with our neighbors 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 introducing voluntary water conservation guidelines to our community. Water conservation guidelines are now a standard practice amongst municipalities across North America.
Ships Point Voluntary Water Conservation Guidelines (2016)
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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 28-5-16
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