Monthly Archives: December 2011

The History of Willis Point (Book)

The first edition of the History of Willis Point (ISBN  978-1-84589-354-0) has been published as of December 2011.   Authored by current long time resident Bill Wright in conjunction with the Willis Point Community Association this brilliant compilation covers the origins of the point from the last ice age to 2002.

 

The history of Willis Point is being written even now by all who follow the quiet tree-lined trails to the shores of the inlets and dip their toes into the cool clear water or hike through the foresets.

Here is a collection of some of their stories, along with the geographical background, natural history and a short history.

Burning Permits and Restrictions

Outdoor Burning

Summer Fire Restrictions

Willis Point is at risk from wildfires during the summer months — report any fire or smoke immediately by calling 9-1-1.

No Open Burning from July 1 – September 30

Outdoor fires, including campfires, require a valid permit and are subject to BC Forestry closures at any time. Open air burning is also prohibited on Canada Day, BC Day and Labour Day holidays.

Please check with local fire department for other closures and restrictions before lighting any fire or using equipment in and around forest areas.

Permits

Permits are often not required from October 1 to April 15 of each year but this decision is left up to the discretion of the Fire Chief.

Permits can be obtained free of charge by attending in person to the Willis Point Fire Hall on Wednesdays from 7 to 9pm.

Current fire hazard rating

This is a Tone Test Only

The members of the Central Willis Lands Volunteer Fire Department respond to a call while the chief and deputy are away deer hunting.

This satirical short movie was created for and inspired by the past and present members of the Willis Point Volunteer Fire Department and deliberately pokes fun at some of their exploits.  It was originally screened at their annual Christmas party in 2011. Volunteer firefighters spend many hours practicing and preparing for very serious emergency calls but nothing can prevent a little bit of mayhem.   Most volunteers should be able to relate to this hence sharing the movie on the web.