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February 2014

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,, or Mike Sywulych (250) 539-5274 before March 11, 2014.

For further information please contact Elma Maund (250) 539-5970



November 2013

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.


August 2013

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.

For further information please contact Richard




March 2013

March 1, 2013

Celebrating the official name change from Mayne to Mayne Island.

Mayne Island Postal Celebration Mayne Island Postal Celebration

Don Slinn (who drove the change)
receiving the Proclamation
from Peter Luckham

Postal Celebration Cake

To see the Proclamation, click here.



January 2013

January 29, 2013

Letter from Janet Mason (Provincial Toponymist) to Jeanine Dodds (Island Trustee)

Hello Jeanine

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.


Best Regards,
Janet Mason   |  Provincial Toponymist
BC Geographical Names Office  |  Base Mapping  |  GeoBC
Ministry of Forests, Lands &Natural Resource Operations



October 2012

October 5, 2012

Rain shortage raises water concerns on islands -
CBC interview with Mary Cooper - chair of Mayne Island Integrated Water Systems



May 2012

May 16, 2012

18 Island Projects Nominated for Islands Trust Community Stewardship Awards


April 2012

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

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

For further information contact Tracey DeRousie –



November 2011

Local Election Results for Islands Trust


September 2011

Trust Council Asks BC Ferry Commissioner to Help Restore BC's Marine Highway.


June 2011

Mayne Island Commercial Land Use Review Task Force


March 2011

Mayne Island Rejects Fire Hall Plan



January 2011

Soaring deer numbers hurting other species, UBC study finds



June 2010

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



May 2010

May 13, 2010 - Six people have been nominated for the ninth annual Islands Trust Community Stewardship Awards Program.  The nominees' projects include a wide range of initiatives, from climate change education to a young people's garden mentorship program. (pdf)


Savor the slow life of B.C.'s Mayne Island (Seattle Times, May 1, 2010)

Exploring the art of Mayne Island in B.C. (Seattle Times, May 1, 2010)

Interview with Mayne Island Artists (Seattle Times, May 1, 2010)




February 2010

Gulf Island residents concerned over RCMP staffing proposal



January 2010

Letter from the Islands Trust regarding Freighter Safety in Plumper Sound.




So if you know of something going on that you would like to see here, contact me by or phone - 3004. It's free, my contribution to our community.


If you are interested in putting something here, .

Oscar is looking for a new home on Mayne Island

Oscar is a very gentle Lynx Point cat.
Blue eyes and lovely fur coat.
8 years old.

Because of a serious health problem in our family,
we are looking for a caring person/family to give him a good home.

Elizabeth, our MI vet, provides Oscar with an annual good health bill.
He has an ear tattoo and microchip ID.
Please contact us at or 250 539 5368

12' x 6'
Trailer for Sale

Nearly new - 3000km
Tongue, lights, gate all in perfect working condition.

$1650 obo

REDUCED to $1400

(2400.00 NEW)



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