Nora O'Malley

A Tofino waterfront condo was listed for $1.4 million. It sold for $2.4 million. (RE/MAX Mid-Island photo)
A Tofino waterfront condo was listed for $1.4 million. It sold for $2.4 million. (RE/MAX Mid-Island photo)
The District of Ucluelet is fast-tracking temporary use permits for RVs/campervans as seasonal housing. (Westerly file photo)

Ucluelet reviews 11 applications for RVs as seasonal housing

“Housing is so essential to everyone, and an issue that cases a lot of stress to business owners.”

The District of Ucluelet is fast-tracking temporary use permits for RVs/campervans as seasonal housing. (Westerly file photo)
Parks Canada and Tla-o-qui-aht public works dig the washed up Princess M out from sand along the south shore of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Rescue attempt costs man his boat off Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Coast Guard response questioned after volunteer responder’s speedboat capsizes in heavy swells

Parks Canada and Tla-o-qui-aht public works dig the washed up Princess M out from sand along the south shore of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Jennifer Touchie prepares to re-hang red dresses on May 1 after vandals removed the dresses she had originally hung along Highway 4 days before. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Missing and murdered Indigenous women, men and children honoured

May 5 is Red Dress Day across the country

Jennifer Touchie prepares to re-hang red dresses on May 1 after vandals removed the dresses she had originally hung along Highway 4 days before. (Nora O’Malley photo)
West Coasters can learn about the rich marine environment every Friday in May from 5-8 p.m. on Zoom. (Raincoast Education Society photo)

Registration for West Coast Ambassador Program is open

Free educational training sessions for Tofino and Ucluelet workers run April to June

West Coasters can learn about the rich marine environment every Friday in May from 5-8 p.m. on Zoom. (Raincoast Education Society photo)
Black Rock assistant manager Lara Kemps, left, cheers a giant cheque donation moment with Ucluelet Children’s Centre office manager Kathy Devries and the entire daycare pod. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Ucluelet Children’s Centre raising funds for new playground

About 80 families use the child care facility and over 20 more are on the waiting list

Black Rock assistant manager Lara Kemps, left, cheers a giant cheque donation moment with Ucluelet Children’s Centre office manager Kathy Devries and the entire daycare pod. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Onni Group representative Robert Vrooman addresses Ucluelet mayor and council and district staff during the April 14 regular meeting via Zoom. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Ucluelet council sends Onni Group back to the drawing board

Requests to open up stalled Wyndansea lands denied

Onni Group representative Robert Vrooman addresses Ucluelet mayor and council and district staff during the April 14 regular meeting via Zoom. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Artist Kelly Deakin flashes a heart symbol beside her wood mural ‘Community Strong’. (Nora O’Malley photo)

New mural pays homage to community strength in Ucluelet

Artist Kelly Deakin has created a wood mural that encapsulates the entire town

Artist Kelly Deakin flashes a heart symbol beside her wood mural ‘Community Strong’. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Ahousaht students (from left): Tayshaun Charleson, Stanley Campbell, Savannah George, and Brandon Mark volunteered their spring break to help build the new play school. (Trevor Zahara photo)

New playground for Maaqtusiis Elementary School in Ahousaht

“Our kids and teachers are being super resilient.”

Ahousaht students (from left): Tayshaun Charleson, Stanley Campbell, Savannah George, and Brandon Mark volunteered their spring break to help build the new play school. (Trevor Zahara photo)
Surfrider Pacific Rim chair Amorita Adair, left, and chapter manager Lilly Woodbury are encouraging folks to remember their water bottles and to drink the beautiful tap water Tofino enjoys from the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations territory of Meares Island, which is pictured in the background. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Surfrider Pacific Rim takes on plastic water bottles

Grassroots environmental nonprofit hopes to nix water bottles in Tofino and Ucluelet by spring 2022

Surfrider Pacific Rim chair Amorita Adair, left, and chapter manager Lilly Woodbury are encouraging folks to remember their water bottles and to drink the beautiful tap water Tofino enjoys from the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations territory of Meares Island, which is pictured in the background. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Chum Salmon fry being examined with multiple motile and attached sea lice on Vargas Island. (Cedar Coast Field Station photo)

Study: sea lice infestations at Tofino fish farms adds to push to remove open pens

Ahousaht First Nation asking for higher standards than what DFO requires

Chum Salmon fry being examined with multiple motile and attached sea lice on Vargas Island. (Cedar Coast Field Station photo)
The entrance to the Lodge Property on Reef Point Road in Ucluelet. (Nora O’Malley photo)
The entrance to the Lodge Property on Reef Point Road in Ucluelet. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Ucluelet council approves the Lodge Property application

The decision changes the land use designation from Residential to Tourist Commercial

The entrance to the Lodge Property on Reef Point Road in Ucluelet. (Nora O’Malley photo)
The entrance to the Lodge Property on Reef Point Road in Ucluelet. (Nora O’Malley photo)
As part of Earth Week, Ucluelet Rotary Club member Ryan Wackett will be handing out free Clean Up Packages with grabber picker up tools at his shop Westcoast Connect from April 10 to 23. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Ucluelet Rotary honours Earth Day with week long community clean up

“Let’s spring into action and clean up our beautiful communities!”

As part of Earth Week, Ucluelet Rotary Club member Ryan Wackett will be handing out free Clean Up Packages with grabber picker up tools at his shop Westcoast Connect from April 10 to 23. (Nora O’Malley photo)
The entrance to the Lodge Property on Reef Point Road. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Virtual public hearing held for the Lodge Property in Ucluelet

Mayor and council to make a final decision during the April 14 regular council meeting

The entrance to the Lodge Property on Reef Point Road. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Pickleball is a favourite recreation for older adults on the West Coast. (Westerly file photo)

Pacific Rim Hospice releases older adult survey report

One key theme unearthed during the research process was the need for companionship

Pickleball is a favourite recreation for older adults on the West Coast. (Westerly file photo)
Theatre manager Sophie L’Homme is ecstatic to share the news that Tofino’s aging Clayoquot Sound Community Theatre is finally getting upgrades. (Nora O’Malley photo)

BC Arts grant funding breathes new life into Tofino’s community theatre

“Once it’s done, it’s going to be a pride of the town.”

Theatre manager Sophie L’Homme is ecstatic to share the news that Tofino’s aging Clayoquot Sound Community Theatre is finally getting upgrades. (Nora O’Malley photo)
The District of Ucluelet is fast-tracking temporary use permits for RVs/campervans as seasonal housing. (Westerly file photo)

Ucluelet launches seasonal worker housing pilot project

New program aims to match landowners with staff who need spots for the summer

The District of Ucluelet is fast-tracking temporary use permits for RVs/campervans as seasonal housing. (Westerly file photo)
An illustrative rendering of The Cabins development proposal for 13 new cabins at Terrace Beach. (District of Ucluelet photo)

Public Hearing for proposed Terrace Beach development coming up

Ucluelet residents can join via Zoom, by phone and the event will also be livestreamed on YouTube

An illustrative rendering of The Cabins development proposal for 13 new cabins at Terrace Beach. (District of Ucluelet photo)
Cermaq’s Ronja Islander well-boat is used to combat sea lice outbreaks on fish farms. (Clayoquot Action photo)

Cermaq Canada’s latest pesticide permit application intensifies fish farm debate

Tofino aquaculture company wants to use hydrogen peroxide to treat sea lice on farmed salmon

Cermaq’s Ronja Islander well-boat is used to combat sea lice outbreaks on fish farms. (Clayoquot Action photo)
Ucluelet senior Ellen Kimoto beams with relief after receiving her first dose of the Moderna vaccine from community health nurse Zoe Jewell. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Ucluelet seniors receive COVID-19 vaccine

“I felt good I didn’t have to leave Ucluelet. This is a wonderful service having them come here.”

Ucluelet senior Ellen Kimoto beams with relief after receiving her first dose of the Moderna vaccine from community health nurse Zoe Jewell. (Nora O’Malley photo)