Andrew Bailey

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Tofino considers boost in bylaw enforcement budget

Echoes from 2020’s tumultuous tourist season continue to ricochet

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Ucluelet Secondary School has been added to Island Health’s potential COVID-19 exposure list. (Westerly file photo)

UPDATED: Three Tofino-Ucluelet schools added to COVID-19 exposure list

Exposure dates currently listed as Oct 13-15 and Oct 18

Ucluelet Secondary School has been added to Island Health’s potential COVID-19 exposure list. (Westerly file photo)
Police are investigating the unexpected death of a man found deceased inside a Peninsula Road Business in Ucluelet on Oct. 26. (Black Press Media file photo)

Tragedy strikes Ucluelet as man found dead inside local business

Police are investigating after a man was found dead inside a Peninsula Road business

Police are investigating the unexpected death of a man found deceased inside a Peninsula Road Business in Ucluelet on Oct. 26. (Black Press Media file photo)
The District of Tofino hosted a gathering at Sharp Road on Sept. 27 to celebrate the progress of an affordable housing project. (DoT photo)

Tofino Housing Corporation renews request for tourism revenue

The Tofino Housing Corporation continues push for a larger slice of the town’s tourism revenue pie

The District of Tofino hosted a gathering at Sharp Road on Sept. 27 to celebrate the progress of an affordable housing project. (DoT photo)
An adult male black bear was killed after breaking into a garage in Ucluelet on Monday, Oct. 25. (Westerly file photo)

Another bear killed in Ucluelet as ‘horrible year’ continues

11 bears killed in Tofino-Ucluelet region so far this year

An adult male black bear was killed after breaking into a garage in Ucluelet on Monday, Oct. 25. (Westerly file photo)
Tourism Tofino is hoping to spread the town’s tourism revenue beyond the summer months. Westerly file photo

Tourism Tofino targets offseason traffic boost

The goal is to reach a 69 per cent average occupancy between October and May by 2027

Tourism Tofino is hoping to spread the town’s tourism revenue beyond the summer months. Westerly file photo
Tourism Tofino is hoping to spread the town’s tourism revenue out beyond the summer months. (Westerly file photo)

Tourism Tofino aims at increasing offseason traffic

Goal to reach a 69 per cent average occupancy between October and May by 2027

Tourism Tofino is hoping to spread the town’s tourism revenue out beyond the summer months. (Westerly file photo)
Island Health announced on Oct. 25 that a COVID-19 outbreak at Tofino General Hospital is now over. (Westerly file photo)

Island Health declares end to COVID-19 outbreak at Tofino hospital

Six people tested positive for COVID-19 in relation to the outbreak

Island Health announced on Oct. 25 that a COVID-19 outbreak at Tofino General Hospital is now over. (Westerly file photo)
Clocks in Tofino and Ucluelet got off to a slow start last week as BC Hydro crews worked to repair a transmission line connecting the West Coast to the rest of the Vancouver Island power grid. (Andrew Bailey photo)

BC Hydro work slows clocks in Tofino and Ucluelet

West Coast clocks are back on their usual 60-second-per-minute pace after a slow start last week

Clocks in Tofino and Ucluelet got off to a slow start last week as BC Hydro crews worked to repair a transmission line connecting the West Coast to the rest of the Vancouver Island power grid. (Andrew Bailey photo)
BC Transit service is expected to arrive in Tofino-Ucluelet next year. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Transit expected to launch Tofino-Ucluelet service in 2022

ACRD denies request from Salmon Beach to be removed from transit tax

BC Transit service is expected to arrive in Tofino-Ucluelet next year. (Black Press Media file photo)
The roughly 800 year old Eik Cedar no longer stands alone in Tofino’s Significant Tree Bylaw and the district plans to protect more trees in the future. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Tofino adds $10K fine to Significant Tree Bylaw

More trees could be added to protected list next year

The roughly 800 year old Eik Cedar no longer stands alone in Tofino’s Significant Tree Bylaw and the district plans to protect more trees in the future. (Andrew Bailey photo)
This humpback whale, known locally as ‘Pinky’ can now head off to Hawaii after being rescued from entanglement near Ucluelet on Friday. (Photo - Karyssa Arnett, Strawberry Isle Marine Research Society)

Local boaters help rescue entangled humpback near Ucluelet

‘Pinky’ freed in time to head to Hawaiian breeding grounds

This humpback whale, known locally as ‘Pinky’ can now head off to Hawaii after being rescued from entanglement near Ucluelet on Friday. (Photo - Karyssa Arnett, Strawberry Isle Marine Research Society)
Ucluelet Elementary School’s campus is about to receive a $165,000 boost of fun as the province has announced a new playground is coming. (Andrew Bailey photo)

New $165K playground coming to Ucluelet Elementary School

Port Alberni’s John Howitt Elementary is also receiving a $165,000 playground

Ucluelet Elementary School’s campus is about to receive a $165,000 boost of fun as the province has announced a new playground is coming. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation master carver Joe David gifted this totem pole to the District of Tofino in 2018 to recognize the community’s presence within the First Nation’s traditional territory. (Westerly file photo)

Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation and provincial government collaborating on reconciliation efforts

First Nation on west coast of Vancouver Island signs hisiikcumyin pathway agreement with province

Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation master carver Joe David gifted this totem pole to the District of Tofino in 2018 to recognize the community’s presence within the First Nation’s traditional territory. (Westerly file photo)
Carole Finn’s ‘Napoleon Gulls at Wickaninnish Beach’ is one of 10 works on display at her ‘Trails and Beaches of the Pacific Rim’ exhibition currently showing at Ucluelet’s Black Rock Resort. (Image courtesy of Carole Finn)

Artist returns to where journey began in Ucluelet

Carole Finn has returned to Black Rock Resort 12 years after her first exhibition

Carole Finn’s ‘Napoleon Gulls at Wickaninnish Beach’ is one of 10 works on display at her ‘Trails and Beaches of the Pacific Rim’ exhibition currently showing at Ucluelet’s Black Rock Resort. (Image courtesy of Carole Finn)
A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Tofino General Hospital. (Westerly file photo)

UPDATED: COVID-19 outbreak at Tofino General Hospital

The outbreak at TGH is limited to the inpatient unit

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Tofino General Hospital. (Westerly file photo)
A screenshot from a music video produced by the West Coast Glee Kids with support from Geoff Johnson and David James Brown.

WATCH: Tofino-Ucluelet Glee Kids produce inspiring music video

“It’s something that’s really touching and it’s something that shows off our community as well”

A screenshot from a music video produced by the West Coast Glee Kids with support from Geoff Johnson and David James Brown.
Island Health is reporting potential COVID-19 exposures at Ucluelet Elementary School on Sept. 22, Sept. 23 Sept. 24 and Sept. 28. (Westerly file photo)

Tofino, Ucluelet and Bamfield schools added to COVID-19 exposure list

High risk contacts will be notified by Island Health and directed to self-isolate

Island Health is reporting potential COVID-19 exposures at Ucluelet Elementary School on Sept. 22, Sept. 23 Sept. 24 and Sept. 28. (Westerly file photo)
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Ucluelet First Nation declares state of emergency as COVID-19 cases rise on West Coast

Delta variant concerns shuts down non-essential travel to Hitac̓u

(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
The District of Tofino hosted a gathering at Sharp Road last week to celebrate the progress of an affordable housing project. (DoT photo)

Tofino cheers progress at affordable housing project

“We’ve got 86 rental apartment units effectively underway”

The District of Tofino hosted a gathering at Sharp Road last week to celebrate the progress of an affordable housing project. (DoT photo)