POPULATION 189 (2016)
PROPERTY ASSESSMENTS $12,857,200 (2016)
PRIMARY CONTACT dsummers@rdmw.bc.ca


Woss is an unincorporated community in Electoral Area D located in the Nimpkish Valley.

Information for Woss

Includes information for staying healthy, where to access the most current official information, mental health and substance abuse services, public transportation, food security, community safety and accessing financial assistance.



Property information, including civic addresses, assessment roll numbers, parcel identifier (PID) numbers, applicable zoning categories, etc., as well as other information, can be obtained through the iMap Geographic Information System at the following link: https://imaprdmw.imaptoo.ca/rdmw

New in Woss

New in Woss

Spring 2021 - Woss Community Newsletter & Planning Article

This year's Newsletter contains important information including: The COVID-19 Impact on Woss Services, Emergency Planning, Transit, and Utility Billing.

Also, learn about what is new for the Regional District of Mount Waddington and Woss this spring:  Updates on the Water System, Streetlights, Woss Recreation, Waste Management and Recycling news, and learn more about the Rural Tourism Action Grant program and the Woss Volunteer Fire Department.

Woss Newsletter, April 2021

Woss Services

Woss Services

Woss Local Services Management Committee

The Woss Local Services Management Committee provides advice to the Regional District Board regarding local services. The Commission meets on the second Monday of each month at the Community Hall. All are welcome to attend.

Members: Rod Sherrell,(Chair), Rona Doucette, Barrie Walker and Noni Nault

Address: Box 5055, Woss, BC V0N 3P0 

Fire Protection

Woss Volunteer Fire Department

Fire Chief Brock Soderman

Phone (250)-281-3455

Email wossvfd@outlook.com

Box 5001, Woss, BC V0N 3P0

For police, ambulance or fire department EMERGENCIES call 911

Emergency Vehicle Awareness click here

Garbage Collection

Bylaw No. 817 Woss Garbage

Residential garbage collection is provided in Woss on the basis of two cans of garbage per week.

For more information call 4B Enterprises @ 250-956-8240

Woss Transfer Station: 3000 Shop Road, Woss

Hours of Operation:

Wednesday: 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Sewer System

Bylaw No. 835 Woss Sewer System Rates and Regulations Consolidated, March 2019

A sewage collection system is in place to serve the community of Woss.

For emergencies involving the sewer system please call the Woss Sewer Technician at 250-230-4056 or the Regional District of Mount Waddington Local Services Department @ 250-956-3301.

Woss Sewer System Connection Fees 

Street Lighting


In 2021, BC Hydro is planning on converting all existing street lights that they own from High Pressure Sodium (HPS) lights to Light Emitting Diodes (LED) lights. The new lights will use less power and should last longer. The new street lights will generate a different colour light which will change lighting in your neighbourhood so it is important that you understand the upcoming change and provide guidance as to what you want your street to look like after dark. BC Hydro has created a toolkit regarding LED street lights which can be accessed by the following link: Streetlight Tool Kit

As you will see, it explains the different types of lights available and provides images of what the street looks like with the LED lighting. It is strongly advisable that those filling in their community’s questionnaire review the toolkit prior to providing their opinions. It is also hoped that in the near future, the RDMW will be able to show where street lights have already been converted so that those interested can observe various LED street lights first hand. This will be dependent upon BC Hydro giving the information to the RDMW. Once the maps have been received from BC Hydro they will be uploaded for viewing.

Please use the link below to access the Survey Monkey questionnaire that allows you give your input regarding the LED conversion of Woss’s street lights. Since the questionnaire refers to the street lights by their ID#, a series of three images have been created that show street light locations with the associated ID# for each light. An overall reference map is available to help find the image that covers the part of Woss you are interested in. If you have any questions, please email them to info@rdmw.bc.ca

Survey Link for Woss Streetlights

Woss Streetlight Overview Map

- Woss Streetlight Location Map 1         - Woss Streetlight Location Map 2           - Woss Streetlight Location Map 3

Bylaw No. 843 Woss Street Light Service Operations Increase                             - Installed Port McNeill LED Streetlight Map

If a street light is burned out or for more information about street lighting services, please contact Nadine Weldon at the Regional District Office at 250-956-3301.

Water System: 

Bylaw No 847 Woss Water System Rates and Regulations Consolidated  (March 2019)

Application to Connect to the Woss Water System

Woss is supplied with water from two deep wells located within the community. The following outdoor watering restrictions are normally put in place in during the summer months:

Even-numbered addresses may water on even-numbered calendar dates

Odd-numbered addresses may water on odd-numbered calendar dates

Check community bulletin boards for current information or call the Regional District of Mount Waddington Local Services Department at 250-956-3301

2021 Woss Hamlet Annual Drinking Water Report

2021 Woss Hamlet Well Water Chemical Analysis

2020 Woss Hamlet Annual Drinking Water Report

2019 Woss Hamlet Annual Drinking Water Report

2016 Woss Hamlet Annual Drinking Water Report

2015 Woss Hamlet Annual Drinking Water Report

2014 Woss Hamlet Annual Drinking Water Report

2013 Woss Hamlet Annual Drinking Water Report

2012 Woss Hamlet Annual Drinking Water Report

2011 Woss Hamlet Annual Drinking Water Report

2011 Woss Hamlet Water Sample Report

2009 Woss Hamlet Annual Drinking Water Report 

Woss Water System Emergency Response Plan

Woss Recreation Association

A Local Service within a portion of Electoral Area "D" was established by the Regional District for the purpose of making a contribution to the costs of operating and maintaining a community recreation service provided by an association of Woss residents.

The Woss Recreation Association looks after the community's swimming pool, community hall and ball field.

For further information on recreation services in Woss, contact Coreen Dick, Events Co-ordinator at 250-281-4276.

Chilton Regional Arena (Port McNeill)

Woss is part of the Regional Arena Local Service which provides facilities for activities such as public skating and professional skating lessons, a skating carnival every two years and men's and ladies hockey tournaments.

For information on services at the Regional Arena, contact Shana Marshall at 250-956-3522.

Woss Regional Emergency Plan

Woss Regional Emergency Plan  PDF Format

Woss Land Use Planning, Development and Building Information

Woss Land Use Planning, Development and Building Information

The community of Woss is subject to an Official Community Plan Bylaw (Bylaw No. 555, 1999) and a Land Use Bylaw (Bylaw No. 556, 1999).  The Official Community Plan includes objectives and policies to guide decisions related to planning and land use management for the community into the future. The Land Use Bylaw is intended to implement the objectives and policies of the Official Community Plan and prescribes detailed regulations related to land use, the siting, size and dimensions of buildings, minimum lot size for the purposes of subdivision, etc. Please refer to the following links for more information:

Official Community Plan:

Woss Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 555, 1999

Woss Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 555, Schedule A-1

Land Use Bylaw:

Woss Community Land Use Bylaw No. 556, 1999, Consolidated

Woss Community Land Use Bylaw No. 556, 1999, Schedule A-2

Building Bylaw:

While approval of a Building Permit is not required, the siting of buildings and structures must be undertaken in accordance with the BC Building Code, and a Building Bylaw is in effect that requires a Site Permit be applied for and issued by the Regional District. The Site Permit process is designed to ensure that the siting of buildings and structures conforms to the requirements of the applicable zoning bylaw. Please refer to the following links for more information.

Building Bylaw No. 682, 2003 (Consolidated)

Application for Site Permit

Example Site Plan to Accompany Application for Site Permit

Owners Acknowledgement of Responsibility Form - Site Permit

Link to Provincial website for British Columbia Building, Fire and Plumbing Codes: https://www.bcpublications.ca/BCPublications/


With respect to the subdivision of land, the Ministry of Transportation processes and approves applications for this purpose.  Information, including a copy of the application required for subdivision, can be found on the Ministry's website at:


Learn more about land use, planning, & development in Woss, overview the official community plan and more! 

Woss Planning Article, April 2018

Applicants are encouraged to consult with the Regional District as a prelude to making application for subdivision.


If you have any questions regarding planning, development and building, please contact the Regional District by telephone at 250-956-3301 or by email at info@rdmw.bc.ca

Electrical Vehicle Charging Station in Woss

Electrical Vehicle Charging Station in Woss

Woss has a "lynchpin" fast Electric Vehicle (EV) unit installed and available to the motoring public just off Highway 19, across and down from the filling station and general store. Please consult the link below for other charging units on major Vancouver Island arterial roads.


Google Streetview below shows the precise location of the charger, which has since been installed onto the green building pictured.  If you use it, please sign the log!


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Electoral Area D