ELECTION 2017: Medical premiums and promises

MSP is not only a tax, it’s a payroll tax for nearly half of those subject to it

Advance voting starts Saturday

There will be six days of advance voting prior to B.C.’s general election day on May 9

Woodpecker damage forces Hydro pole replacement on Highway 4

The highway in and out of the West Coast will be closed four hours on May 3.

Tofino pushing for increased midwifery services

“Not everybody has a car or access to transportation.”

B.C. first responders see record number of suspected overdoses Wednesday

The spike in overdose-related calls coincides with ‘Welfare Wednesday’, officials say

Mid Island – Pacific Rim MLA candidates talk affordable housing in Tofino

An ongoing housing crunch is making it difficult for locals to find shelter.

California sea lions in Ucluelet


Pacific Rim National Park Reserve


Ucluelet local dismayed by path plan


B.C. NDP leader defends temperament after debate


Tofino offers rebates for catching rainwater

“One of our biggest resources is rain.”

UPDATE: Canada-wide Shaw service restored

Shaw customers across Canada are experiencing problems with telephone, TV and internet service.

Two women take on province over domestic abuse legal aid

Women’s advocates want to see better legal aid for women in violent relationships

B.C. leaders square off in TV debate

Christy Clark, John Horgan and Andrew Weaver battle it out ahead of May 9 election

ELECTION 2017: Parties try to get a grip on B.C.’s overdose deaths

The Greens pledge big funding, B.C. NDP wants a new ministry and B.C. Liberals commit to more beds

Kevin O’Leary quits leadership race

Kevin O’Leary to quit Conservative leadership race, support Maxime Bernier

Homeowners burned by foregoing house inspections

Despite the market normalizing, experts say many buyers are still skipping housing inspections

ELECTION 2017: Parties debate child care

B.C. NDP and Green Party look to subsidize daycare costs while the B.C. Liberals aim to add spaces

Clark talking tough on timber in Maple Ridge mill

But NDP say Clark slow on issue after U.S. duties suddenly slapped on lumber

Ucluelet water pipe flushing program underway

Updates are being posted on Facebook and crews are banging on doors to notify residents

Physiotherapy could help combat B.C.’s opioid crisis: report

A provincial association says physio is a non-pharmaceutical adjunct to prescribed opioids

WorkSafeBC, TSB investigate fatal Woss derailment

RCMP say its probe into the fatal train incident has ended

Swift response to chimney fire in Ucluelet

“The fire department did an amazing job.”