About Us

About Us

About UsThe Mount Waddington Region - the northern third of Vancouver Island and much more...


The name conjures up several images, but what is this place, and where do you find it?

 

Established in June 1966, the Regional District of Mount Waddington is the governing body that provides local services, planning, solid waste, parks, and economic and tourism development services for the residents of Northern Vancouver Island and part of B.C.’s mainland coast.

 

Covering an area of over 8,000 square miles or 2,072,000 hectares, the Mount Waddington Regional District stretches from Keta Lake to Brooks Peninsula to Cape Scott on Northern Vancouver Island, and reaches from Cape Caution up to the birthplace of the Klinaklini River and back down to Johnstone Strait on B.C.’s rugged mainland coast.


The regional district encompasses a number of settlements, including the municipalities of Alert Bay, Port Alice, Port Hardy and Port McNeill, and presents a variety of geological features like deep coastal fjords, glacier fields and long wide valleys.

But the crowning jewel, the highest mountain in the District and the Province, is Mount Waddington. Situated at the head of Knight Inlet and reaching 13,177 feet into the clouds, this massive peak is a lofty namesake for a region that has proud beginnings and a promising future.

 

The name arises from more than the mountain, however. Farsighted politicians recognized the value of adopting the name of one of British Columbia’s most controversial and inspired pioneers – Alfred Pendrill Waddington.

He was probably the first to push for the union of the colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia, was largely responsible for the incorporation of the city of Victoria, and was perhaps best known for his proposal to build a road to the head of Bute Inlet and construct a railway bridge across Seymour Narrows to Vancouver Island. Few historians have done justice to the man who gave this regional district his name. He died of smallpox.

 

 

Basic Maps of the Region



 

If you would like  to know more about the region's communities, please explore the communities section of the website or visit www.northislandresource.ca for more comprehensive information.  If you are seeking information about visting the region, please visit Vancouver Island North Tourism.

2011-2014 RDMW Board

2011-2014 RDMW Board

Electoral Directors:

Area "A"- Heidi Soltau- E-mail address: hsoltau@rdmw.bc.ca
Phone: 250-973-6520

Area "B"- Phil Wainwright - E-mail address: pwainwright@rdmw.bc.ca
Phone: 250-969-4331

Area "C"- Andrew Hory - E-mail address:  ahory@rdmw.bc.ca
Phone: 250-949-0627

Area "D"- David Rushton, Chair - E-mail address: drushton@wosscable.com
Phone: 250-281-2250


Municipal Appointed Directors:

Village of Alert Bay - Doug Aberley - E-mail address:  DougA@Namgis.bc.ca
Phone: 250-974-5556

District of Port Alice - Jan Allen, Vice-Chair - E-mail address: mayor@portalice.ca
Phone: 250-284-3391

District of Port HardyJanet Dorward - E-mail address: jdorward@porthardy.ca
Phone: 250-949-6059

District of Port Hardy - John Tidbury - E-mail address: jtidbury@porthardy.ca
Phone: 250-949-6888

Town of Port McNeill - Gerry Furney - E-mail address: mayor.portmcneill@telus.net
Phone: 250-956-3333

RDMW Staff

RDMW Staff

RDMW Office

Greg Fletcher - Administrator

Joe Mackenzie - Treasurer

Pat English - Manager of Economic Development

Patrick Donaghy - Manager of Operations

Jonas Velaniskis - Manager of Planning

Liette Patterson - Administrative Assistant/Transit

Melissa Tonkin - Receptionist

Shana Shambrook - Financial Clerk - Accounts Payable/Payroll

Belinda Sinclair - Financial Clerk - Accounts Receivable

Dean Tait - Parks Supervisor

Norm Bullock - Seasonal Parks Labourer

 

7 Mile Landfill & Recycling Centre

Karl Digby - 7 Mile Supervisor
Brad Tierney - 7 Mile Labourer
Jackie Kirnbauer - 7 Mile Scale Clerk
Cam Brady - 7 Mile Labourer
Ty Cadwell - 7 Mile Labourer

Chilton Regional Arena

Gerry Little - Arena Manager
Kathy Wood - Concession Manager & Secretary

Dave Vanlerberg - Interim Chief Engineer
Alfie Gilbert - Ice Maker 1
Norm Bullock - Ice Maker 1


RDMW Office: 250-956-3301 or 956-3161

Street Address:  2044 McNeill Road, Port McNeill, BC   V0N 2R0

Mailing Address:  Box 729, Port McNeill, BC   V0N 2R0


7 Mile Scale Office: 250-949-1681


RDMW Arena Office: 250-956-3522


Transit Office: 250-956-3151


Fax: 250-956-3232
Email: info@rdmw.bc.ca