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    Community Press & News

    Community Press & News provides links to stock photos, Public Service Announcements and Press Releases which may be of interest to the media or the community at large. If you need additional information, or would like assistance in arranging a media event or interview, please contact:


    Heather Nelson-Smith

    Chief Administrative Officer

    District of Port Hardy

    PO Box 68

    Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0

    Tel: 250 949 6665


    North Island MRDT Renewal

    March 29, 2021

    The District of Port Hardy is in the process of renewing the Municipal and Regional District Tax (MRDT).


    The Regional District of Mount Waddington, District of Port Hardy, Town of Port McNeill and Village of Alert Bay are in the process of renewing the Municipal and Regional District Tax (MRDT) on the North Island.


    The Municipal and Regional District Tax is currently collected at eligible accommodation properties across the Regional District of Mount Waddington and its incorporated communities. MRDT revenues are then used to increase the competitiveness of the North Island as a tourism destination through destination marketing and other activities. As a part of the renewal process, stakeholders will be invited to participate in industry engagement sessions to support the development of a 5-Year Strategic Business Plan this Spring.


    For more information on the MRDT in the Vancouver Island North region, please visit:


    If you have any questions or would like to discuss the MRDT renewal, please contact Natalie Stewart, Coordinator with Vancouver Island North Tourism:

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