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Power Outages and Updates - updated Nov 18/20 at 5:50pm

Main power line is back up and running in most areas in the Town of Port McNeill and the District of Port Hardy. Please report any distribution lines/areas that are still without power: Call 1-800-BCHYDRO (1-800-224-9376) or *HYDRO (*49376) on your mobile or report it online.

Calling all Sointulians!

The Sointula Volunteer Fire Department needs to have its current tax cap increased significantly to meet its operational and capital needs. We would like input from Sointula residents. Please view the recording of the Sointula Virtual Community Meeting that took place on October 28, 2020 and share, share, share! Please forward any questions and comments to:

RDMW OFFICE REOPENED TO THE PUBLIC effective as of June 22, 2020

The Regional District of Mount Waddington office located at 2044 McNeill Road, Port McNeill has reopened to the Public as of June 22, 2020. We are limited to 1 member of the public in the office at a time. Water and Waste Water samples are accepted at our office, please call ahead for direction. Please call our office phone at: 250-956-3301 or email: for all inquiries. PLEASE CLICK ON THE "CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION" HEADING BELOW TO BRING YOU TO IMPORTANT UPDATES, SUPPORTS, AND LINKS FOR: RDMW ESSENTIAL SERVICES, MOUNT WADDINGTON HEALTH NETWORK, TRANSIT, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND CAMPSITES.

***Coronavirus (COVID-19) INFORMATION ***

Please check back regularly for additional and updated information, including links for: Essential Services, Mount Waddington Health Network, and Island Health. This page also includes information and links for: Small Business Covid Programs, Community Tips for Response and Recovery, Closures and re-openings to recreation sites, campgrounds, and the TriPort Motorbike/ATV track. Last update made on: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2020


The RDMW Board of Directors has established the Quatsino Advisory Commission to review and provide input on matters related to land use planning and development, as well as the provision of RDMW services including the solid waste / recycling transfer station and public wharf. The RDMW is looking for members of the public who would be interested to participate as members of the Quatsino Advisory Commission.


The Regional District of Mount Waddington and its municipal partners, the District of Port Hardy, the Town of Port McNeill, the Village of Alert Bay, and the Village of Port Alice are engaged in a joint housing needs report project to be completed by November 30, 2020. Please click the heading for information about this report project.

Regional Housing Questionnaire

A survey is being conducted to assist us in undertaking the Mount Waddington Regional Housing Needs Report Project. Please click the heading to complete the questionnaire online.


The RDMW is pleased to announce our new IMAP MAPPING SYSTEM (GIS-Geographic Information System)


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