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Behest of the West: Someone’s got to break the ice

Who knows what kind of beautiful tools we could cast if we lit a collaborative spark?

Behest of the West: Grant Ucluelet the serenity to talk traffic

If Peninsula Road was empty, our wallets would be too.

Send us your ‘mom’ memories

Let’s hear your memories of what makes your mother so special

ELECTION 2017: Unstable minority unlikely to last

Greens’ Andrew Weaver will want to see carbon tax increased

Behest of the West: Engage to make their history interesting

We’re the ones putting their town’s past together.

Behest of the West: False perceptions please and plague in Tofino and Ucluelet

We’re getting ornery and it’s way too early in the season for the angst to be this thick.

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BioBlitz at Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
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2017 Rip Curl Pro Tofino
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Wild Pacific Trail unveils Inspiration Point
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Tofino and Ucluelet test their emergency response systems
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Behest of the West: Four-day dog ban too short to teach a lesson

The ban was lifted the day after the tourists left.

Behest of the West: Four-day dog ban too short to teach a lesson

The ban was lifted the day after the tourists left.

Behest of the West: Tofino and Ucluelet share a serious poop problem

We’re both the cause of it and the solution. Let’s start by thinking personally and acting locally.

Behest of the West: Welcome tourists, please behave yourselves

We want to love you as much as you love our paradise, but love is a two-way street and we’re not your stepping stone.

Behest of the West: Embrace the excellence they expect

The migration is our opportunity to hone our excellence before the sunny season sets in.

Behest of the West: How the West wove grey into gold

In her Jan. 7, 1987 column, Westerly News editor Donna Fitzpatrick opined, “The only way to go is up.”

Behest of the West: Tourism is growing while our population growth is slowing

New locals are wrestling their way in, but not at the rate you might think if you’re looking out your window in August.