COMMUNITY NEWS

Campsite Reservations Open

Bere Point and Link River Campsites will be open for reservations on Monday, February 1st, 2016 at 8:30am. Please call the Regional District of Mount Waddington Office at 250-956-3301, press extension 221 and leave a voicemail message with your name, number, Park, desired dates and sites. Calls will be returned in the order they were received. All reservations must be secured by payment of the reservation fee ($6) plus the first night stay ($16 or $20) for each site and each reservation (if booking multiple stays).

Regional District declared Carbon Neutral in 2012!

Climate change is a global challenge. The RDMW has committed to reduce and offset our corporate emissions and in recognition of this effort we have been awarded Level 3 recognition - "Achievement of Carbon Neutrality" by the joint Provincial-Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Green Communities Committee (GCC).

Launching the Hornsby Appeal

In 2013, after nearly a decade of difficulties concerning the final fate of the artefact due to its condition and known significance, the Regional District of Mount Waddington, local government and owner of the artefact, will move the Hornsby Steam Crawler to a piece of public land in Coal Harbour, a community close to its historical area of operation around Holberg Inlet. While many steam aficionados understandably wish to privately own and restore this piece of history at another location, it belongs to the people of the Mount Waddington region and needs instead to be affordably and appropriately housed, protected and interpreted for future generations. To achieve this, donations and sponsorship are required.

Woss Electrical Vehicle (EV) Charging Unit available for use

Woss had a fast EV charger installed in 2012, allowing electrical vehicles to charge their engines in well under an hour in may cases. Along with other units located in Port Hardy, Telegraph Cove and Sayward, there is no reason not to tour the whole Island in your EV!

Emergency Preparedness Improves on the North Island

Emergency Coordinators and Staff from local Emergency Services were recently able to take advantage of local training when "Emergency Preparedness Procedures - ICS 200" was hosted in Port McNeill. Funding for this course was generously provided by a Federal grant from the Government of Canada (Public Safety Canada) known as the Joint Emergency Preparedness Program (JEPP) and the Regional District of Mount Waddington Regional Emergency Program.
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