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Central Westcoast Forest Society is searching for wood and trees

Scrap wood will be used to help rebuild the local salmon populations near Tofino and Ucluelet.

Winter hits Tofino and Ucluelet with snow and power outages

Ucluelet’s new public works foreman tackles town’s first snowfall first day on the job.

Vancouver Island home to one of Canada’s largest private skateboard collections

Eric Pinto owns hundreds of boards, spanning multiple decades

Vancouver Island Pride weekend returns to Mount Washington Alpine Resort

Building on the success of last year’s family-friendly pride festival on Vancouver…

  • Jan 20, 2020

VIDEO: Ucluelet kids relish snow day on Vancouver Island

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

VIDEO: Missing cat reunited with Vancouver Island family after three months

‘It was like one day she was there, the next day she was gone,’ said owner

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Ucluelet kids relish snow day
Surfrider Pacific Rim Wetsuit Recycling Program
What would you do if you missed out on $1-million dollars?
Canadian Tire replaces stolen toys for Salvation Army

Tofino welcomes much needed veterinarian to town

West Coast has not had a full-time vet since Dr. Jane Hunt surrendered her licence in 2004.

Okanagan city goes bananas for truck spotted with fake gorilla in back

This giant gorilla has been spotted gallivanting around town

17 surrendered husky puppies available for adoption from Okanagan BC SPCA

The puppies were surrendered to the BC SPCA on Christmas Eve

Tofino cheers 2019’s Volunteer Firefighter of the Year

“He is very well loved and he deserves everything good that he gets.”

Tofino couple welcomes first baby of 2020 at West Coast General Hospital

Ollie Westcott was born on New Year’s Day in Port Alberni

B.C. couple donates thousands to charity from their Harry Potter-themed Christmas house

Uniquely decorated house attracted more than 2,000 Potterheads in one weekend for a good cause

Ucluelet Volunteer Fire Brigade names Firefighter of the Year

“It’s just an extra nice pat on the back after a year of working hard.”

Longtime Ucluelet firefighter honoured

“I was shocked to receive it,” Ted Eeftink told the Westerly News.

Elected leaders in Tofino and Ucluelet share their letters to Santa

Officials took time from their busy holiday schedules to share their Christmas wishlists

  • Dec 24, 2019

Christmas comes early for Tofino hospital as foundation gifts new ultrasound

“The whole foundation feels very good about the purchases that we make.”

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.”

Santa Claus coming to Tofino and Ucluelet

Two pancake breakfast events on Saturday.

  • Dec 14, 2019

Ucluelet Aquarium celebrates “best” season to date

“We had some wonderful, really engaged visitors,” said curator Laura Griffith Cochrane.

Half of shoppers say they have no holiday spending budget

B.C. consumers surveyed estimate they will spend $921 this season