Miners Bay Dock

January 19th, 2016 by MIRRAadmin



Miners Bay Dock

Restoring Critical Island Infrastructure


For over 140 years the Miners Bay Dock has been a cornerstone of our community. Historically it was the main access point to the island, where goods, people and materials were shipped onto and off the island.

Today it remains one of the key components of our community. This is where …

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November 15th, 2015 by MIRRAadmin

Mayne Island Residents and Ratepayers Association

Annual General Meeting

Saturday December 12, 2015 – 1:00PM

Mayne Island Community Centre

493 Felix Jack Road

Memberships / renewals $10.00 – available at the door

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New proposed ferry schedules.

August 5th, 2015 by MIRRAadmin

Service Proposal-final Saturna Short Link – Fina

l Mayne Queen



Below you will find the draft  proposed schedules that will be presented to the island on August 18, 7:00- 9 pm at the community centre. What is not shown are the inter island schedules, which are dramatically changed. Full schedules will be posted in the coming days on the BCFS …

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Recent Developments Southern Gulf Islands Harbour Commission

November 9th, 2014 by MIRRAadmin


Mayne Island Residents and Ratepayers Association

An open letter to;

CRD SGI Director, Dave Howe,

CRD Integrated Water Services GM, Ted Robbins


November 7, 2014


On November 4, 2014 at 1:00 pm I attended a SGI Harbours Commission meeting in Saanich. CRD Integrated Water Services General Manager Ted Robbins reported that the CRD was reviewing the financial status  …

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All Candidates Meeting

October 18th, 2014 by davel




Dear Members and Candidates,

As a follow up to our invitation to the All Candidates Meeting Sunday October 26 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm,
I am pleased to provide the following information:

Meeting Format:
All seven Candidates will be given 3 minutes each to introduce themselves (Order will be by draw).
The meeting will then be opened to …

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Mayne Island Deer Hunting Regulations

June 29th, 2014 by MIRRAadmin



The latest update of the British Columbia Hunting Regulations gives the impression that hunting is open on Mayne Island.

Mayne Island remains a ‘no hunting’ area with the exception of a handful of special permit holders licensed to cull the invasive Fallow Deer. In the regulations, Map A3 clearly states no hunting is permitted on Mayne Island.  For clarification, …

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Firehall Referendum Results

April 19th, 2014 by MIRRAadmin

Unofficial results


Yes: 396


No: 301…

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Insurance And Fire Hydrants – What Are Our Priorities?

April 8th, 2014 by MIRRAadmin

Below are some emails that have been circulating on island, these are the views of individuals and are presented for information:

Dear Mayne Islander:

We face a decision about a new Fire Hall. Permission is being sought to spend $2.4 million to build a much-enlarged facility. Is this the right goal related to firefighting on Mayne Island? Last week, friends

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An Alternative Affordable Firehall Proposal

April 3rd, 2014 by MIRRAadmin



A Rational Approach

In response to many questions from community members, Mayne Island Residents & Ratepayers Association has compiled the following alternate proposal for a new firehall for your consideration. MIRRA is in no way competing with MIID on this project but taking a different approach in presenting an alternate model for public consideration.

MIID has done the hard …

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Forget About Cherries, Lets Talk Apples…

March 26th, 2014 by MIRRAadmin

Books and apple

There has been a great deal said about costs and affordability at each step in the fire hall replacement process. Each time taxpayers were told that the proposal was the ‘bare bones’ and could not be any cheaper, as well the statement was always made that costs were going up and we need to build now before it gets more …

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Cherry Picking : Fire Hall Referendum Facts

March 23rd, 2014 by MIRRAadmin




At the March 15, 2014 public meeting, in response to MIRRA questioning the need for a six bay fire hall, the statement was made that a six bay fire hall was being proposed specifically as it was the primary recommendation of the consultant that was hired on 2011 to review the fire department and its operations.

What was …

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Fire Hall Referendum Concerns

March 22nd, 2014 by MIRRAadmin


March 19, 2014

Mayne Island Residents and Ratepayers Association

 On March 15, 2014 Mayne Island Improvement District Trustees held a public meeting to discuss the new fire hall plans. Several issues came up, the most concerning of which is the Trustees’ decision to not allow a mail in ballot in this referendum. Contrary to our understanding from the meeting, …

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Fire Hall Referendum Questions

March 13th, 2014 by MIRRAadmin

Model view 2014 Mayne Island Fire Hall Proposal


MIRRA thanks all of the Trustees and volunteers who contributed much time and effort to the new firehall construction project. It has been a long, arduous and difficult struggle for all involved. As this latest process has been progressing, MIRRA Directors have been approached by members of the public with many questions as to status of developments. This is …

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Simple facts about asphalt

November 2nd, 2013 by MIRRAadmin


Click below for the response from the Province to a freedom of information request submitted to the Ministry of Highways by MIRRA regarding paving on the Gulf Islands.

Response – Records

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Mayne Island Taxation

July 28th, 2013 by MIRRAadmin


Taxation Reality

The impact on our island economy is severe as many of those dollars never return to the community.

MIRRA has compiled taxation amounts for the past 10 years in an effort to help islanders understand where your dollars go, where the increases have occurred and what it takes to govern our society.

The BC Assessment Authority provided the …

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