Nora O'Malley

Ahousaht Chief Richard George, right, and Ahousaht member Tyler Huebner of TCH Contracting cut a cheque for $12,000 last month for the Tofino Salmon Enhancement Society. (Submitted photo)

Ahousaht member donates $12K to Tofino Salmon Enhancement Society

“We are stepping up to the plate knowing that the collapse of wild salmon is real”

Ahousaht Chief Richard George, right, and Ahousaht member Tyler Huebner of TCH Contracting cut a cheque for $12,000 last month for the Tofino Salmon Enhancement Society. (Submitted photo)
JESSIA reacts after winning Breakthrough Artist of the Year presented by the Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodriguez and singer-songwriter Donovan Woods at the 51st annual Juno Awards in Toronto on May 15. (CARAS/The JUNO Awards photo)

Ucluelet recording artist JESSIA is Canada’s Breakthrough Artist of the Year

This is the homegrown Ucluelet singer-songwriter’s first Juno win

JESSIA reacts after winning Breakthrough Artist of the Year presented by the Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodriguez and singer-songwriter Donovan Woods at the 51st annual Juno Awards in Toronto on May 15. (CARAS/The JUNO Awards photo)
Tla-o-qui-aht Tribal Parks Guardians Riley Caputo, left, Jeff Frank, and Tommy George stand on the new viewing platform constructed beneath the Cedar Tree of Life along the Big Tree Trail on Meares Island. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Tribal Parks Guardians improve access to Big Tree Trail near Tofino

Trail improvements include a composting toilet, new dock and refurbished boardwalk

Tla-o-qui-aht Tribal Parks Guardians Riley Caputo, left, Jeff Frank, and Tommy George stand on the new viewing platform constructed beneath the Cedar Tree of Life along the Big Tree Trail on Meares Island. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Tla-o-qui-aht Tribal Parks Guardians Riley Caputo, left, Jeff Frank, and Tommy George stand on the new viewing platform constructed beneath the Cedar Tree of Life along the Big Tree Trail on Meares Island. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Tribal Parks Guardians improve access to Big Tree Trail near Tofino

Trail improvements include a composting toilet, new dock and refurbished boardwalk

Tla-o-qui-aht Tribal Parks Guardians Riley Caputo, left, Jeff Frank, and Tommy George stand on the new viewing platform constructed beneath the Cedar Tree of Life along the Big Tree Trail on Meares Island. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Tofino Brownie unit leaders April Thompson, right, and Alabama Chevrier teach youth Sasha, Kira, Bryna, Leni, Ryley, and Raphaele about bees during their regular Monday night sitting circle in the Tofino Legion basement Longstanding Girl Guide volunteer Jeanette Martinolich listens in the back. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Tofino Girl Guides celebrate 100 year milestone

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Tofino Girl Guides. Young…

Tofino Brownie unit leaders April Thompson, right, and Alabama Chevrier teach youth Sasha, Kira, Bryna, Leni, Ryley, and Raphaele about bees during their regular Monday night sitting circle in the Tofino Legion basement Longstanding Girl Guide volunteer Jeanette Martinolich listens in the back. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Ucluelet Fire Rescue (UFR) member Dan Lehr tosses a pancake beside veteran volunteer firefighter Alan Anderson (who came out of retirement to help with the event!) (Jen McLeod Photos)

PHOTOS: Porsche Club tours Ucluelet, raises funds for local Fire Rescue

The Porsche Club of America Vancouver Island Region was zipping around Ucluelet…

Ucluelet Fire Rescue (UFR) member Dan Lehr tosses a pancake beside veteran volunteer firefighter Alan Anderson (who came out of retirement to help with the event!) (Jen McLeod Photos)
Ucluelet Secondary School Warriors Ultimate Frisbee team won the 2022 Vancouver Island Champions on May 9 in Victoria. (Jennifer Rhodes photo)

Ucluelet Secondary School Warriors heading to Ultimate Frisbee provincials

The young team will travel to Surrey for BC’s Ultimate High School Provincial Championships on May 26

Ucluelet Secondary School Warriors Ultimate Frisbee team won the 2022 Vancouver Island Champions on May 9 in Victoria. (Jennifer Rhodes photo)
Ucluelet Rotary Club supporters Jeff Anderson, front, Charley Ballantyne, Dennis Morgan, Chris Johnston, and Mark Salewski clean up the potential site of Ucluelet’s disc golf course on Saturday. (Submitted photo)

Support for Ucluelet disc golf course gains traction

After two years of discussion, Ucluelet Rotary Club scores big win from council

Ucluelet Rotary Club supporters Jeff Anderson, front, Charley Ballantyne, Dennis Morgan, Chris Johnston, and Mark Salewski clean up the potential site of Ucluelet’s disc golf course on Saturday. (Submitted photo)
Salmon warriors during the May 7 flotilla.

Flotilla pounds drums against fish farm licence renewal across Tofino waters

A flotilla for wild salmon called on the federal government to not renew fish farm licenses for 2022

Salmon warriors during the May 7 flotilla.
The front of the Ukee Peninsula Motel. (Booking.com photo)

Ukee Peninsula Motel gets green light for redevelopment

Plans include removing the Sake Sushi building and constructing a 3-storey motel off Larch Road

The front of the Ukee Peninsula Motel. (Booking.com photo)
An aerial perspective facing southeast of the proposed Minato Bay community. (Formosis Architecture rendering)

Minato Bay housing development introduced in Ucluelet

Folks can learn more at an upcoming open house on May 18 at the Ucluelet Community Centre

An aerial perspective facing southeast of the proposed Minato Bay community. (Formosis Architecture rendering)
Cars parked in front of the Crow’s Nest on April 21, 2022. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Controversial Ucluelet Village Green project forges on

Parking in front of Crow’s Nest gets nixed due to safety concerns

Cars parked in front of the Crow’s Nest on April 21, 2022. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations leaders, Tofino Resort + Marina crew, and Bottom Dwellers Freediving teamed up on April 23 to host an inaugural Spearfishing Summit. All the funds raised at the event go to support the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Youth Warrior Leadership Program, a local society that weaves traditional and mainstream leadership and wellness teachings and practices together on the land to build capability, cultural pride and confidence in young men. (Nora O’Malley photo)

First-ever B.C. Spearfishing Summit nets over $20,000 for Indigenous youth

36 sets of advanced snorkeling gear will be distributed amongst the Nations thanks to the fundraiser

Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations leaders, Tofino Resort + Marina crew, and Bottom Dwellers Freediving teamed up on April 23 to host an inaugural Spearfishing Summit. All the funds raised at the event go to support the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Youth Warrior Leadership Program, a local society that weaves traditional and mainstream leadership and wellness teachings and practices together on the land to build capability, cultural pride and confidence in young men. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Ucluelet community paramedic Jesse Law snapped this scenic photo after responding to a call at the top of Mount Ozzard. (Jesse Law photo)

Ucluelet mayor slams new paramedic model as local ambulance sits unstaffed

BC Emergency Health Services making every effort to recruit as two positions remain unfilled

Ucluelet community paramedic Jesse Law snapped this scenic photo after responding to a call at the top of Mount Ozzard. (Jesse Law photo)
Westcoast Community Resources Society peer support and addictions worker Tristan Godberson invites everyone to the first-ever West Coast Wellness Market at Tofino’s Village Green on Sunday, April 24. (Nora O’Malley photo)

First-ever West Coast Wellness Market coming up this Sunday in Tofino

The theme is ‘Connection’ and the free, interactive event promises to hold something special for all

Westcoast Community Resources Society peer support and addictions worker Tristan Godberson invites everyone to the first-ever West Coast Wellness Market at Tofino’s Village Green on Sunday, April 24. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Jeremy Mathieu of Clayoquot Action captured this photograph of sea lions inside Cermaq Canada’s Rant Point salmon farm. (Jeremy Mathieu photo)

Sea lions trapped in fish farm pens near Tofino move on

Fish farm industry watchdog Clayoquot Action says the sea lions will likely head to another farm

Jeremy Mathieu of Clayoquot Action captured this photograph of sea lions inside Cermaq Canada’s Rant Point salmon farm. (Jeremy Mathieu photo)
Toki Doki co-owners Madi Greyson and Kei Lowes stand in front of their food truck on Industrial Way. They recently became a certified Living Wage for Families employer. ((Nora O’Malley photo)

Tofino’s first living wage certified restaurant sets the bar

Tofino’s newest takeout spot Toki Doki has upped the ante for West…

Toki Doki co-owners Madi Greyson and Kei Lowes stand in front of their food truck on Industrial Way. They recently became a certified Living Wage for Families employer. ((Nora O’Malley photo)
EAST COAST CREW: Mom Lisa Scott flies the Nova Scotia flag as her daughter Juniper Balch, front in the yellow jersey, and Tofino’s Chloe Platenius ride waves during the semi final of the Under 16 Girls division at Cox Bay on Sunday. (Nora O’Malley photos)

History made at 15th edition of the Rip Curl Pro Nationals in Tofino

The 2022 Rip Curl Pro Nationals was unlike anything that’s come before

EAST COAST CREW: Mom Lisa Scott flies the Nova Scotia flag as her daughter Juniper Balch, front in the yellow jersey, and Tofino’s Chloe Platenius ride waves during the semi final of the Under 16 Girls division at Cox Bay on Sunday. (Nora O’Malley photos)
Shorebirds rest and replenish at the estuary on Combers Beach in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Parks Canada imposes seasonal dog ban at Combers Beach near Tofino

To protect migratory shorebirds, dogs are banned on Combers Beach from April 14 to October 1, 2022

Shorebirds rest and replenish at the estuary on Combers Beach in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Nuchatlaht First Nation Judae Smith, left, yelps as a wave splashes the team during a marine mammal refloatation exercise at Cox Bay last week. (Nora O’Malley photo)

All hands on deck for whale rescue training at Cox Bay, Tofino

DFO teams up with Coastal First Nations and local marine mammal experts

Nuchatlaht First Nation Judae Smith, left, yelps as a wave splashes the team during a marine mammal refloatation exercise at Cox Bay last week. (Nora O’Malley photo)