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.

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.
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