North Island Secondary School students picket across McNeill Roadfrom the school during a one-day walkout Wednesday in response to the actions of the teachers' union and the government during their ongoing labour dispute.

Award winner

Mary Mavis honoured with the Transit SuperStar Award for Excellence in Customer Service during the recent BC Transit AGM.

PORT McNEILL—Mary Mavis, Mount Waddington Transit coordinator, was honoured with the Transit SuperStar Award for Excellence in Customer Service during the recent BC Transit AGM and awards banquet in Kelowna.

Mavis has headed the local transit service through her position with North Island Community Services Society since its arrival on the North Island in July of 2008.

“Mary really is a transit superstar! She does it all!” wrote Liette Patterson of the Regional District of Mount Waddington in her nomination letter to BC Transit. “Mary genuinely cares about people. Drivers and passengers benefit daily; if there’s an issue you can bet she’s behind the scenes finding a way to fix it.”

The award was based on accomplishments in the 2013 calendar year, and it was an eventful year for Mavis and Mount Waddington Transit.

She oversaw a fifth anniversary celebration, held at Gate House Community Theatre, that included a short film produced by youths in an NICSS program. She also created a Seniors Travel Orientation workshop designed to introduce seniors to the transit system and help them navigate the schedules and trip planning.

Mavis also represents Mount Waddington transit at public events, including OrcaFest, the Mount Waddington Regional Fall Fair and a Stuff the Bus food donation program.

Patterson noted Mavis also earned her own Class 4 license so she is able to help out behind the wheel in an emergency.

“Mary is a shining example of some of the amazing people working with BC Transit and B.C. communities,” Patterson said.

 

Just Posted

North Island Rising: Minority Rules – Women & Politics

Male politicians continue to out number female politicians in the North Island.

North Island Concert Society reports on a successful season

It was a successful season for the NICS in terms of increased attendance.

Bradshaw’s Photo Highlight: The Merry Widow Mountain trail

“Early morning light is best for photos of the face of the mountain”

Kwakwaka’wakw families march in Port Hardy in honour of MMIWG

Red dresses lined Market Street in honour of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls.

20th Anniversary of Family Fishing Weekend coming to North Island

Choice of 14 events held on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands

10 facts about Father’s Day

Did you know that the special day for dads was first celebrated in 1910?

B.C. VIEWS: When farmland protection doesn’t protect farmers

Secondary residences aren’t mansions, families tell Lana Popham

Bombers down B.C. Lions 33-23 in season opener

Former Lion Andrew Harris leads Winnipeg with 148 rushing yards

Northern B.C. family remembers murdered Indigenous woman with memorial walk

Still no closure for Ramona Wilson’s family 25 years later

Monkey spotted on late-night jaunt in Campbell River

Conservation officers also apparently looking for cougar in the area

B.C. university to offer mentorship program for former youth in care

Students using the provincial tuition waiver program will soon be able to form a community at KPU

Cyclists competing in one of the toughest bike races on the planet pass through Fernie

Divide riders looking strong as they finish first leg of 4160 km race

You might not know these B.C. records are public

Hired a lawyer to file a civil claim? Those are published online

B.C. bus driver loses case to get job back after texting while driving full bus

An arbitator ruled that Tim Wesman’s phone usage was a “a reckless disregard for public safety”

Most Read