Community

Pacific Rim Hospice Society gifting free wellness “check-ins” to all West Coast residents

“This pandemic has led to a lot of isolation and it’s helpful for anybody just to have a soundboard.”

Chris Lowther becomes Tofino’s second Poet Laureate

“It’s very encouraging and it’s motivating and that’s the greatest gift any writer can receive.”

QUIZ: Crowds and solitude

As COVID-19 restrictions have been relaxed, here’s a quiz about crowded places and isolation

CBT creates giving portal for Tofino and Ucluelet non-profits

“Non-profits, like many other sectors, are weathering a storm right now.”

Tofino fisher delivers big donation to volunteer firefighters

“There are a lot of people without work right now.”

VIDEO: Car collectors come out in droves for drive through Fort Langley

A ‘spontaneous’ drive replaces annual May Day Parade, surprising village residents and shoppers alike

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West coast schools provide groceries to families
Zoe's Bakery in Ucluelet feeding the frontline
What would you do if you missed out on $1-million dollars?
Canadian Tire replaces stolen toys for Salvation Army

QUIZ: Exploring gardens

How much do you know about gardening and famous gardens?

Ucluelet’s food bank bursting with generosity as COVID-19 increases need

Ucluelet’s generosity is shining through the economic chaos created by the coronavirus pandemic.

Tofino-Ucluelet Surfrider Youth Club receives Wavemaker Award

“We are all motivated to keep the area clean and do what we can to preserve it.”

QUIZ: In honour of mothers

On Mother’s Day, see how much you know about the day and about some famous mothers

CBT launches new small grant initiative

Grants up to $500 for ideas that bring communities together

B.C. Grade 7 students create ‘We Are Canada’ video and web page

Abbotsford project features voices from across the nation defining what it means to be Canadian

  • May 7, 2020

Island Health needs photos to memorialize nurses in action

Canada marks Nursing Week May 11 to 17 to coincide with the birthday of Florence Nightingale

Tofino-Ucluelet schools provide groceries to 60 families

“Hopefully our children staying home are getting the nourishment that helps them do their homework.”

QUIZ: A tribute to The Beatles

How much do you know about the iconic band from the 1960s?

Tofino artist creates colouring pages to splash creativity into self-isolation

Lizzie Snow is helping self-isolators battle the doldrums of social distancing.

100-year-old gravestones vandalized at Surrey Centre Cemetery

Headstones of local pioneers toppled in Cloverdale

B.C. salmon farmers donate 60,000 pounds of canned salmon to food banks

The BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA) has created a salmon donation initiative…

  • Apr 28, 2020

Ladysmith cartoonist documents loggers’ lives through caricatures

Gordon Barney’s cartoons tell stories of lives inside logging camps along the west coast of the Island