Notice to Residents:
Please be aware that EHS has moved all MFR agencies to Level 5 response model.
This means that we will only attend:
Motor Vehicle Collisions
Despite making a case for our isolated location and circumstances, the decision by the Province stands.
BTIERA will not be attending any 911 medical call outs unless they fall into the above two categories.
If there is a 911 medical call out, Paramedics will attend from the mainland by either ferry or Lifeflight. BTIERA will provide transport locally for the paramedics.
Please if you have a medical emergency call 911, do not contact our MFR’s privately and put pressure on them to see you off the books. This could have serious consequences for BTIERA and the individual MFR.
Please click on the link below to read a summary of the Dec. 20 meeting re the future of the Tancook ferry service.
Notes from Meeting Dec. 20, 2019
This is a meeting concerning the current and future ferry service – not the condition of the roads. The TIR staff who will be meeting with us are from the ferry service – not road works.
To help TIR staff prepare for the meeting, we would like to send them questions in advance. (Deadline for questions is Dec 13.)
If you wish to submit a question(s) in advance, you have two options:
1. You can leave question(s) in the comments below, or
2. You can leave (question)s anonymously at the Post Office.
The recent CBC news story feature on BTIERA was a good reminder to all of us that we are indebted to these community-minded volunteers for their unwavering commitment to the safety of island residents.
One way in which we can continue to express our appreciation for this invaluable organization is by participating in BTIERA fundraising events like Sunday’s Fall Dinner.
By all accounts the Fall Dinner was a resounding success. From the ham and turkey carvers and the raffle tickets sellers to the community members who contributed a dish and the intrepid kitchen volunteers, the Fall Dinner raised approximately $2200.
With well over 100 people in attendance at the Fall Dinner, it is safe to say that the community spirit of Big Tancook Island is alive and well!
The raffle draw winners are:
Hooked mat – Rodney Cross, Chair – Al Barkhouse, Quilt – Diana Hutt, Knitted Shawl – Melba Graham, Red Hat – Laura Barkhouse, Green Hat – John Elliott, Scarf – Audrey Flanders, Spaghetti or Pizza dinner – Jimmie Levy, T-shirt – Susan Apostle, T-shirt – Ava Farrar
Please leave a comment or email email@example.com if you are interested.
Fall clean-up on the island is being held on September 18th and 25th. Please take note of what items are allowed and do not put out items that cannot be taken. (Please note that picture attached reflects the spring clean-up date, not the fall clean-up.)