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The interior of Ucluelet resident Katharine Fleming’s van was demolished on Friday morning when a bear became trapped inside and desperately tried to break its way out. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Bear destroys vehicle in Ucluelet after getting trapped inside

A black bear became trapped inside a vehicle and obliterated the interior before being freed

The interior of Ucluelet resident Katharine Fleming’s van was demolished on Friday morning when a bear became trapped inside and desperately tried to break its way out. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Rachelle Cole and Rick Geddes were both thrilled to earn a seat on this year’s 25th annual Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock ride. (Photo submitted)

Ucluelet riders ready for life changing Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock experience

Rachelle Cole and Rick Geddes team up to raise funds for paediatric cancer research

Rachelle Cole and Rick Geddes were both thrilled to earn a seat on this year’s 25th annual Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock ride. (Photo submitted)
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POLL: Do you support MP Gord Johns’ bill on drug decriminalization?

Johns calls for reforms in face of opioid overdose crisis

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Tofino’s new Poet Laureate Heather Hendry puts pen to paper inside the Wickaninnish Community School library. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Tofino’s new Poet Laureate hopes to inspire youth

Heather Hendry has officially kicked off her two-year tenure as the town’s third literary leader

Tofino’s new Poet Laureate Heather Hendry puts pen to paper inside the Wickaninnish Community School library. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Ucluelet could be on the cusp of losing its local medical clinic. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Island Health seeks solutions as Ucluelet fears losing medical clinic

Officials scrambling to find new clinic space as doctors tire of ‘subsidizing’ current space

Ucluelet could be on the cusp of losing its local medical clinic. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Comedian Johnny Harris checks out The Evelyn May while touring through Ucluelet as part of his CBC Television program Still Standing. (Photo courtesy of the CBC)

Ucluelet to be featured on CBC series Still Standing

Comedian Jonny Harris toured through Ucluelet last month

Comedian Johnny Harris checks out The Evelyn May while touring through Ucluelet as part of his CBC Television program Still Standing. (Photo courtesy of the CBC)
Josh Brown beams over his Vancouver Island Tourism Employee of the Year award overlooking the spectacular view from Black Rock Oceanfront Resort’s lounge on April 23. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Ucluelet hospitality champion honoured

Black Rock Oceanfront Resort’s Josh Brown named Employee of the Year at Island Tourism Conference

Josh Brown beams over his Vancouver Island Tourism Employee of the Year award overlooking the spectacular view from Black Rock Oceanfront Resort’s lounge on April 23. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Participants of the first ever Tofino Chess Open’s adult division gather together for a group photo at the Tofino Community Hall on Saturday, April 23. (Photo submitted)

Organizers cheer first annual Tofino Chess Open

“We wanted to add a new fun event to the community”

Participants of the first ever Tofino Chess Open’s adult division gather together for a group photo at the Tofino Community Hall on Saturday, April 23. (Photo submitted)
A new anthology is set to be launched at a public reading in Tofino on April 30 at 1 p.m and the event will also serve to introduce the town’s new Poet Laureate.

Anthology featuring love letters to trees set for launch in Tofino

Worth More Standing was edited and curated by Tofino’s Poet Laureate Christine Lowther

A new anthology is set to be launched at a public reading in Tofino on April 30 at 1 p.m and the event will also serve to introduce the town’s new Poet Laureate.
Residents of Crab Apple Campground rallied for support at Tofino’s Village Green in 2021 after learning the temporary use permit that was allowing them to stay in their homes was about to expire. (Westerly file photo)

Tofino extends permit for residential campground

Fears of being pushed into longstanding housing crisis allayed for Crab Apple Campground residents

Residents of Crab Apple Campground rallied for support at Tofino’s Village Green in 2021 after learning the temporary use permit that was allowing them to stay in their homes was about to expire. (Westerly file photo)
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Province announces new daycare facility for Tofino

Facility will have spaces for 76 kids and will be built on School District 70 land

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Woodsmere housing development set for public hearing in Tofino

Massive housing project has been chopping through district approval process for the past four years

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Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Murray Rankin was welcomed to Ahousaht to celebrate the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the First Nation and the Province. (Murray Rankin Facebook photo)

Ahousaht First Nation signs MOU with province

AHP-CII-UK agreement celebrated

Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Murray Rankin was welcomed to Ahousaht to celebrate the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the First Nation and the Province. (Murray Rankin Facebook photo)
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Tofino sniffing out new tricks to keep off-leash dogs down

Complaints about off-leash dogs pound council’s desk

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Shannon Boothman, pictured here with her beloved dog Itska in 2020, is believed to have died of hypothermia in Tofino early Sunday morning.

Hypothermia suspected in death of Tofino woman found after heavy storm

“She was always a friendly person and she was a good person. It’s a sad thing.”

Shannon Boothman, pictured here with her beloved dog Itska in 2020, is believed to have died of hypothermia in Tofino early Sunday morning.
Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation members protested against a recent surge in evictions during a demonstration held outside the First Nation’s administration office on Thursday, March 31. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation members protest evictions

“Now my daughter and I are pretty much homeless”

Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation members protested against a recent surge in evictions during a demonstration held outside the First Nation’s administration office on Thursday, March 31. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Tofino is looking into strategies to deter dog owners from letting their pets run free in public spaces around town. (Westerly News file photo)

Tofino council vows to tackle off-leash dog concerns

District council working on strategies to mitigate longstanding issue

Tofino is looking into strategies to deter dog owners from letting their pets run free in public spaces around town. (Westerly News file photo)
The Tofino Community Hall can’t host all the activities the town wants to host, so the district is working towards building a new facility to supplement it. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Pursuit of new recreation facility rolling strong in Tofino

District seeking out funding sources for $7 million facility

The Tofino Community Hall can’t host all the activities the town wants to host, so the district is working towards building a new facility to supplement it. (Andrew Bailey photo)
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Tofino investigating potential vacation rental restrictions

Staff checking in on vacation rental supply to determine if restrictions could boost affordability

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The District of Tofino is celebrating the successful hiring of three new staffers for its Community Children’s Centre. (Westerly News file photo)

Tofino tuition offer scores three new hires at Children’s Centre

District takes unique approach to offer education at North Island College

The District of Tofino is celebrating the successful hiring of three new staffers for its Community Children’s Centre. (Westerly News file photo)