Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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BC Ferries Propose Off Season Mayne Island Sailings Cuts
Commencing October 2014 BC Ferries propose reducing weekend sailings between Vancouver and Mayne Island to one ferry departing Vancouver Friday at 7 pm, one departing Vancouver Saturday at 10:10 am and one returning to Vancouver Sunday, vehicles and passengers departing Mayne Island at 4:55 pm.
Comments are requested. Contact any Local Ferry Committee Member, Elma Maund, (250) 539-5970, David Maude, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Mike Sywulych (250) 539-5274 before March 11, 2014.
For further information please contact Elma Maund (250) 539-5970
On Saturday, November 2nd, the Queen of Nanaimo was damaged as the ferry left the Village Bay terminal at Mayne Island about 10:45 a.m. Check The Mayne News for information about Ferry cancellations and alternative routes.
MI Community Bus Schedule
The forever promised Mayne Island Community Bus schedule is now available at many locations around Mayne Island and can be downloaded here.
March 1, 2013
Celebrating the official name change from Mayne to Mayne Island.
Don Slinn (who drove the change)
receiving the Proclamation
from Peter Luckham
Postal Celebration Cake
To see the Proclamation, click here.
January 29, 2013
Letter from Janet Mason (Provincial Toponymist) to Jeanine Dodds (Island Trustee)
My apologies for failing to send a formal letter of notification several weeks ago.
As you requested 28 August 2012 on behalf of the island’s residents, Mayne (community) was officially changed to Mayne Island (community) on 19 November 2012.
Our records indicate that the original post office, opened 1 November 1880, was named Plumper Pass Post Office; the name was changed by the Post Office Department to Mayne Post Office on 1 April 1900. I searched BC Lands’ correspondence files but found no requests for a name change (or even any expressions of concern) in all the intervening years, until receiving your letter in August; we can only wonder why residents didn’t make this request before now.
The official name change is listed in the BC Gazetteer, and Provincial government datasets have been updated including 911, Elections BC, Communities-MLA finder, mapping & GIS, address-range locators, etc. Notification of the name change was provided by British Columbia to the Geographical Names Secretariat/Natural Resources Canada on November 20, thence distributed via their mechanism to assorted federal agencies including Parks Canada, Hydrographic Service, Canada Post, Elections Canada, etc. My understanding is that Canada Post will adjust the name of a postal facility to match the official form/spelling of a community name, however I don’t know if this is automatic, or if reissuance of franking equipment & signage should be requested from Canada Post, now that the community name has been officially changed.
I trust that these arrangements address residents’ concerns, and that all island residents will be satisfied with the ‘new’ name.
Janet Mason | Provincial Toponymist
BC Geographical Names Office | Base Mapping | GeoBC
Ministry of Forests, Lands &Natural Resource Operations
October 5, 2012
Rain shortage raises water concerns on islands -
CBC interview with Mary Cooper - chair of Mayne Island Integrated Water Systems
May 16, 2012
18 Island Projects Nominated for Islands Trust Community Stewardship Awards
April 24, 2012
Jack Knox: Life on Mayne Island, it's complicated to become simple
April 21, 2012
Book sale cheque has big impact at little school
Community Garbage Survey presented by the Mayne Island Improvement District. Please pick up a survey and help us to make decisions based on your feedback. They can be picked up and dropped off at: Trading Post, Library, Gulfport, Re/Max. Or complete the survey on line: Survey Link
Deadline to return the survey is: Sunday, May 6, 2012
Local Election Results for Islands Trust
Trust Council Asks BC Ferry Commissioner to Help Restore BC's Marine Highway.
Mayne Island Commercial Land Use Review Task Force
Canada's Telus has invested $250,000 to enhance its wireless coverage in the southern Gulf Islands. The network operator turned on a new cellsite on Saturna Island this week that will provide enhanced coverage to the western part of Saturna as well as much of Pender Island, Mayne Island, and the surrounding water.
from Cellular News 21 June 2010