Andrew Bailey

(Black Press Media file photo)

Water restrictions arrive in Ucluelet

Stage 1 Water Restrictions will be in effect until further notice

(Black Press Media file photo)
A float plane flipped over in the Tofino Harbour on Monday morning. The plane’s four passengers and pilot escaped the incident without serious injuries. (Submitted photo)

No serious injuries reported after floatplane flips over during takeoff in Tofino harbour

Four passengers and pilot all walk away from incident under their own power

A float plane flipped over in the Tofino Harbour on Monday morning. The plane’s four passengers and pilot escaped the incident without serious injuries. (Submitted photo)
Tofino's summer shuttle service has its first electric bus. (District of Tofino photo)

Tofino launches electric summer shuttle pilot

District partners with Vancouver Island based Wilson Transportation and BYD Canada

Tofino's summer shuttle service has its first electric bus. (District of Tofino photo)
Sgt. Kevin Smith is excited to be back on the West Coast after taking the helm of Ucluelet’s RCMP detachment. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Ucluelet’s new top cop settling in as ‘floodgates open’ for summer

Sgt. Kevin Smith excited to return to Tofino-Ucluelet region.

Sgt. Kevin Smith is excited to be back on the West Coast after taking the helm of Ucluelet’s RCMP detachment. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Tofino plans to start charging a fee for parking near its public beaches, including this lot at Chesterman Beach, in August. (Westerly file photo)

Tofino set to launch pay parking at local beaches next month

“Pay parking is not adding an amenity, it’s adding a barrier to an amenity”

Tofino plans to start charging a fee for parking near its public beaches, including this lot at Chesterman Beach, in August. (Westerly file photo)
Ryan Chamberland was all smiles as Tofino Saltwater Classic founder Brendan Morrison presented him with a well-deserved trophy for catching the fishing derby’s largest Chinook. (Tofino Saltwater Classic photo)

Brendan Morrison’s Tofino Saltwater Classic raises over $75K in successful return

Former Vancouver Canuck celebrates popular fishing derby’s triumphant return

Ryan Chamberland was all smiles as Tofino Saltwater Classic founder Brendan Morrison presented him with a well-deserved trophy for catching the fishing derby’s largest Chinook. (Tofino Saltwater Classic photo)
Seal pups like this one are common sights in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and dog owners are urged to leash their pets to ensure seals and other wildlife are not disrupted. (Pacific Rim National Park photo)

Off-leash dog harasses baby seal at Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Seal disrupted at beach between Tofino and Ucluelet

Seal pups like this one are common sights in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and dog owners are urged to leash their pets to ensure seals and other wildlife are not disrupted. (Pacific Rim National Park photo)
The CARE Network’s emergency response team helped rescue this young deer that had become caught in a
hedge in Ucluelet. (CARE photo)

Animal rescue team launched in Tofino-Ucluelet

Coastal Animal Rescue and Education Network looking for lifesaving recruits

The CARE Network’s emergency response team helped rescue this young deer that had become caught in a
hedge in Ucluelet. (CARE photo)
A GoFundMe page has been launched to raise support for Haida Charlie who was badly injured in a car crash near Tofino on July 3. (GoFundMe photo)
A GoFundMe page has been launched to raise support for Haida Charlie who was badly injured in a car crash near Tofino on July 3. (GoFundMe photo)
Black bears are searching for food while they wait for berries to ripen on the West Coast and that means it’s vital for all residents and visitors to secure their attractants and keep their garbage indoors. (Westerly file photo)

Bear killed after frequenting campground in Ucluelet

Bear activity picking up in Tofino and Ucluelet as WildSafeBC urges people to secure attractants

Black bears are searching for food while they wait for berries to ripen on the West Coast and that means it’s vital for all residents and visitors to secure their attractants and keep their garbage indoors. (Westerly file photo)
Ucluelet will need to wait another year to crown the town’s fastest baby as Ukee Days, which features the popular Baby Crawling Contest, has been cancelled for the second year in a row due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Westerly file photo)

Ucluelet’s Ukee Days festival will not return in 2021

COVID-19 pandemic forces cancellation for second year in a row

Ucluelet will need to wait another year to crown the town’s fastest baby as Ukee Days, which features the popular Baby Crawling Contest, has been cancelled for the second year in a row due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Westerly file photo)
Police are investigating a fire at St. Columba Church in Tofino on July 2. (BC RCMP photo)

Police investigating fire at Tofino’s St. Columba Church

Police asking anyone with any information to contact the Tofino RCMP at 250-725-3242.

Police are investigating a fire at St. Columba Church in Tofino on July 2. (BC RCMP photo)
Police are investigating a fire at St. Columba Church in Tofino on July 2. (BC RCMP photo)

Police investigating fire at Tofino’s St. Columba Church

Police asking anyone with any information to contact the Tofino RCMP at 250-725-3242.

Police are investigating a fire at St. Columba Church in Tofino on July 2. (BC RCMP photo)
(Westerly News file photo)

Permit system likely for fireworks in Tofino

“I’m in favour of a fireworks-free Tofino”

(Westerly News file photo)
Stage 2 Water Restrictions have arrived in Tofino. (Black Press media file photo)

Scorching dry weather pushes Tofino into Stage 2 Water Restrictions

“When water starts to become an issue as far as its availability, no one can ignore it”

Stage 2 Water Restrictions have arrived in Tofino. (Black Press media file photo)
Two climbers were rescued after becoming stranded trying to descend on their climbing route. Westcoast Inland Search and Rescue said the climbers did the right thing by calling for assistance and staying put. (Westcoast Search and Rescue Society Facebook photo)

Helicopter swoops in from Comox to rescue stranded climbers near Tofino

Westcoast Inland Search and Rescue reminds adventurers to have a plan and be prepared

Two climbers were rescued after becoming stranded trying to descend on their climbing route. Westcoast Inland Search and Rescue said the climbers did the right thing by calling for assistance and staying put. (Westcoast Search and Rescue Society Facebook photo)
Police were surprised by the number of drunk drivers caught in Tofino on June 18. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police catch 13 drunk drivers during Tofino check stop

BC Highway Patrol’s Integrated Impaired Driving Unit arrives to assist in Tofino and Ucluelet

Police were surprised by the number of drunk drivers caught in Tofino on June 18. (Black Press Media file photo)
Mooshu is on the mend and is helping to raise money for a shelter facility for her unique Meares Island herd. (CARE photo)

Baby Mooshu on the mend after being rescued near Tofino

Rescued little one becomes spokes-calf for unique, seaweed-eating, Meares Island herd

Mooshu is on the mend and is helping to raise money for a shelter facility for her unique Meares Island herd. (CARE photo)
Mooshu is on the mend and is helping to raise money for a shelter facility for her unique Meares Island herd. (CARE photo)

Rescued baby cow becomes spokes-calf for Meares Island herd

Rescued little one becomes spokes-calf for unique, seaweed-eating herd off Tofino

Mooshu is on the mend and is helping to raise money for a shelter facility for her unique Meares Island herd. (CARE photo)
Tofino-Ucluelet junction. (Westerly file photo)

Unscheduled road closure leaves Tofino-Ucluelet commuters in the lurch

Blasting mishap causes lengthy delay on Hwy. 4 at Kennedy Hill construction site

Tofino-Ucluelet junction. (Westerly file photo)