Request for Comments - New Regional Plan

The RDMW invites the public to review and provide input on the proposed Regional Plan (Bylaw No. 890). The Regional Plan is an umbrella policy document that contains the RDMW’s policies on land use and development, regional and local services, the economy, climate change adaptation, transportation, parks and recreation, and communication. The Regional Plan guides the Regional District’s review of development proposals on privately owned lands, as well as Crown land. The Regional Plan also describes the roles and relationships the Regional District will continue to support with unincorporated communities, municipalities, First Nations, provincial and federal agencies, other organizations, and the public, related to the use and management of land and water resources and community development. It is important to note that the RDMW jurisdiction does not apply to municipalities and First Nations’ reserve lands. To review the proposed Regional Plan Bylaw No. 890 please click this news item to be taken to the Planning Section of the website. Please provide your comments by 4:30 on Thursday, December 31, 2015 to Jeff Long, Manager of Planning & Development Services, PO Box 729, 2044 McNeill Road, Port McNeill, BC V0N 2R0. Phone: 250-956-3301 / Fax: 250-956-3232 / Email:

Review of the RDMW Stage 1 Regional Solid Waste Management Plan and Request for Comments

The attached document is a summary of the existing waste management system for the Regional District of Mount Waddington (RDMW). This review represents Stage 1 of the 2014/15 process to update the Regional Solid Waste Management Plan (RSWMP). After members of the Public have reviewed this summary, the update process for the RSWMP will then proceed to Stage 2 where changes to the existing RSWMP will be developed to meet the solid waste management challenges confronting the Regional District’s communities. All proposals must be approved by the RDMW Board and leadership from the First Nation communities who participate in the Regional Solid Waste Service (RSWS). The final step will be the submission of the proposed plan to the Minister of Environment for approval. Throughout the process to update the RSWMP, the public will be consulted. Please click this link to be taken to the Draft Plan. Comments will be accepted until December 31, 2015, please forward comments to Patrick Donaghy, Manager of Operations by email at or by mail to Box 729, Port McNeill, BC V0N 2R0.

How Prepared are you for a Disaster? PreparedBC Survey

As part of PreparedBC, Emergency Management BC (EMBC) is working to engage with stakeholders and the public to better understand what household and neighbourhood preparedness looks like across the province. This survey is an initial attempt for EMBC to create baseline data on preparedness and to better understand how they can tailor their resources to better meet the needs of British Columbians. Please click this article to be taken to the Prepared BC Survey Page at

Invasive Species

The RDMW is continuing our efforts to eradicate noxious plant species on the North Island and we are looking for your help! We currently rely on information provided by the Invasive Plant Species Program, which has created a free and public access mobile app called Report-a-Weed for iPhone and Android platforms as well as an online map application. If you would like to report the location of an invasive species in your community, and we encourage you to do so, please follow this link or click this item to be taken to the website. This webpage provides valuable information regarding the Report-a-Weed app as well as aids for identifying particular species. Alternatively you can download the Report-a-Weed app directly from the iTunes store or GooglePlay store.

The "BEAR" Essentials

It’s that time of year again in the Tri-Port region. The sun is out (sometimes) and the bears are waking up. Our black bears here on the North Island live in a very difficult environment with hunting pressures, logging, traffic accidents, natural selection, and other predators all affecting a single bear’s survival rate. But the most important species in this equation is us – those that live in the urban interface. Please click this link to be taken to information from Bryce Casavant, North Island Conservation Officer, on how to reduce bear and human conflicts in our communities.
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