Nora O'Malley

Tofino and Ucluelet’s Top 10 sports and arts stories of 2019

Revisiting the Coast’s best sports and arts newsmakers of the past year.

VIDEO: Ucluelet kids relish snow day on Vancouver Island

“We only get a snow day once a year, maybe.”

Tofino’s first cannabis dispensary opens

“I don’t know where it’s going, but happy how it’s gone so far.”

VIDEO: Soccer Saturdays on the West Coast

Tofino-Ucluelet youth soccer are recruiting players for new season.

Vancouver Island windsurfers revel in adrenaline on Jan. 1

“I saw the forecast and went to bed well before midnight on New Year’s Eve to be up early.”

PHOTOS: A WAVE OF GENEROSITY

Tofino and Ucluelet businesses give big over the holidays.

PHOTOS: Tofino’s 10th annual Polar Bear Swim

West Coasters dive into 2020.

Canadian junior surfer Jasmine Porter wins Western Surfing Association contest

“People aren’t going to give you waves. You have to be pretty aggressive.”

Ucluelet shows early support for affordable housing project

“It’s important to me to give everybody a little patch of grass.”

December Tofino and Ucluelet Choir concerts bring tidings of musical joy

“I never sang in a choir before and it is a beautiful experience of energy and joy and sharing.”

Ucluelet mariners David Payne and Brian Congdon receive Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Long Service Medals

“It is a symbol of their countless volunteer hours they have devoted, the lives they have saved.”

Algae bloom kills over 200k farmed fish near Tofino

“We’re trying to rebuild fish stocks in Clayoquot Sound and it is disheartening to hear of this news.”

Surfrider Pacific Rim hopes unique wetsuit recycling program stays local to the Coast

“We really want to see someone locally or regionally take this on and use this material locally.”

Ucluelet council shoots down three pot shop applications

“This really needs to be a true fit and benefit the entire community. And, I’m not getting that.”

Algae bloom killing farmed fish on Vancouver Island’s West Coast

DFO says four Cermaq Canada salmon farms affected, fish not infectious

‘Finding Solitude’ film premieres in Tofino and Ucluelet

“This film is about protecting our lands.”

Tofino and Ucluelet open zero-waste refill stations

“We wanted to have a thoughtful impact on the community.”

Clayoquot Biosphere Trust announces 2019 Neighbourhood Small Grants

Free, family-friendly NSG celebration on Nov. 30 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Tofino Community Hall.

Ucluelet’s Pluvio Restaurant + Rooms earns a spot on Canada’s Top 10 Best New Restaurants

“We want to be a reason for people to turn left at the junction instead of right.”

Tofino’s First Nations canoe tour company paddling new path

Tsimka Martin earns BC Indigenous Business Award