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The Victoria Shamrocks’ eight 2023 draft picks were all from Vancouver Island teams. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Shamrocks select 7 local players in 2023 junior player draft

The Victoria Shamrocks drafted Arthur Miller with the second-overall pick

  • Feb 5, 2023
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POLL: Are you planning to do something special for Valentine’s Day?

How will you be celebrating Valentine’s Day around Tofino-Ucluelet?

  • Feb 5, 2023
More than 100 people from different walks of life gather at Royal Jubilee Hospital for Code Hack 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)

Island Health’s Code Hack returns to help improve health care

Code Hack takes place at Royal Jubilee Hospital from March 10 to 12

Dr. Eric Tran is an associate member at the Providence Cancer Institute in Portland, Oregon. He graduated from Ucluelet Secondary in 2000. (Submitted photo)

From high school MVP to PhD: Meet the Ucluelet Secondary grad making strides in curing cancer

Dr. Eric Tran is part of a scientific research team pioneering breakthroughs in eradicating cancer

Dr. Eric Tran is an associate member at the Providence Cancer Institute in Portland, Oregon. He graduated from Ucluelet Secondary in 2000. (Submitted photo)
The Wickaninnish Inn’s Crab Cookout event is under fire from residents concerned about businesses encroaching onto public beaches. (Submitted photo)

Tofino council opposes Wickaninnish Inn’s beach use application

“Please do all you can to stop this proposal from going through”

The Wickaninnish Inn’s Crab Cookout event is under fire from residents concerned about businesses encroaching onto public beaches. (Submitted photo)
Ryan Rosene , 7, smiles alongside Willow Hopkins, 10, before trying out the Relic mini-ramp inside Ucluelet’s Seaplane Base Rec. Hall. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Ucluelet’s drop-in skateboarding nights offer inclusive space to learn

Skate nights are held at the Ucluelet Seaplane Base Rec. Hall three nights a week

Ryan Rosene , 7, smiles alongside Willow Hopkins, 10, before trying out the Relic mini-ramp inside Ucluelet’s Seaplane Base Rec. Hall. (Andrew Bailey photo)
The District of Tofino hopes to pave MacKenzie Beach Road in 2023. (Westerly file photo)

Tofino sets 2023 resolution to pave MacKenzie Beach Road

District mulling $2 million project to pave road and build a a Multi-Use Path extension

The District of Tofino hopes to pave MacKenzie Beach Road in 2023. (Westerly file photo)
In this photo provided by climate scientist Rob Jackson, researcher Eric Lebel attaches sensors to a stove to measure how often it is used in Stanford, Calif., in 2020. According to a study published Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, gas stoves are worse for the climate than previously thought because of constant tiny methane leaks even while they’re off. (Rob Jackson via AP)

POLL: Do you have a gas stove in your home?

Weekly poll question

  • Jan 29, 2023
In this photo provided by climate scientist Rob Jackson, researcher Eric Lebel attaches sensors to a stove to measure how often it is used in Stanford, Calif., in 2020. According to a study published Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, gas stoves are worse for the climate than previously thought because of constant tiny methane leaks even while they’re off. (Rob Jackson via AP)
A black bear mother and cub fish for salmon in a creek near Ucluelet. (Westerly file photo)

Vancouver Island chasing better strategies for living with bears and cougars

Human behaviour needs to shift for coexistence with wildlife, say specialists

A black bear mother and cub fish for salmon in a creek near Ucluelet. (Westerly file photo)
Doug Kimoto paddles to his commercial salmon boat ‘La Perouse’. (Jeremy Koreski photo)

MP Johns urges justice for the late Ucluelet fisher Doug Kimoto

“He was a tireless advocate for the salmon trolling industry and for salmon enhancement”

Doug Kimoto paddles to his commercial salmon boat ‘La Perouse’. (Jeremy Koreski photo)
Olivia Rhodes, Grade 11, pins an opponent at the Campbell River Invitational on Jan. 14. (Mike Rhodes photo)

Ucluelet Secondary Warriors wrestling team on a roll

Senior girls nab the combine team title at the Campbell River Invitational on Jan. 14

Olivia Rhodes, Grade 11, pins an opponent at the Campbell River Invitational on Jan. 14. (Mike Rhodes photo)
Interpretive Skills Workshop participants discussing opportunities for young Interpreters on the West Coast. (Marianne Paquette photo)

Youth workshop inspires the next generation of interpreters

West Coast N.E.S.T. teaches Tofino-Ucluelet youth about working in tourism education

  • Jan 28, 2023
Interpretive Skills Workshop participants discussing opportunities for young Interpreters on the West Coast. (Marianne Paquette photo)
A past Crab Cookout at the Wickaninnish Inn on North Chesterman Beach. (Submitted photo)

Wick Inn’s Tofino beach buy up proposal sparks local concern about precedent

Some concerned Wickaninnish Inn application will limit public access, Inn says that’s not the case

A past Crab Cookout at the Wickaninnish Inn on North Chesterman Beach. (Submitted photo)
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Port Alberni RCMP investigating after man found dead inside vehicle on Highway 4

A ‘minor’ collision took place near the Taylor River rest area

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Show the ocean how you really feel this Valentine’s by doing a beach clean of your favourite spot. (Submitted photo)

GIVING BACK COLUMN: Love Your Beach Clean Day Feb. 14, 2023

Romanticize your connection with the environment this Valentine’s

  • Jan 29, 2023
Show the ocean how you really feel this Valentine’s by doing a beach clean of your favourite spot. (Submitted photo)
The Westerly News recently received 11 national awards from News Media Canada’s Canadian Community Newspaper Awards.

Westerly News honoured with 11 national awards

Tofino-Ucluelet newspaper hauls in Canadian Community Newspaper Awards

  • Jan 24, 2023
The Westerly News recently received 11 national awards from News Media Canada’s Canadian Community Newspaper Awards.
(John McKinley photo)

Have you ever taken a ‘staycation’ in Tofino-Ucluelet?

Have you experienced being a tourist in your own town on the West Coast?

  • Jan 22, 2023
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Ucluelet artist Dyan Myhr unveils the 2023 Pacific Rim Whale Festival poster from within the comfort of her home studio overlooking the entrance of Barkley Sound. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Ucluelet artist’s work chosen for 2023 Pacific Rim Whale Festival poster

Wickaninnish Beach sunset provides inspiration for Dyan Myhr’s winning entry

Ucluelet artist Dyan Myhr unveils the 2023 Pacific Rim Whale Festival poster from within the comfort of her home studio overlooking the entrance of Barkley Sound. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jake Allen is congratulated by teammates after stopping the Calgary Flames in the shootout to win 2-1 in NHL hockey action in Montreal, Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. When did the Canadiens last win the Stanley Cup? (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

QUIZ: How much do you really know about hockey

Canada is a nation of hockey players and dedicated fans of the game

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jake Allen is congratulated by teammates after stopping the Calgary Flames in the shootout to win 2-1 in NHL hockey action in Montreal, Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. When did the Canadiens last win the Stanley Cup? (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)
Performers will need to impress the judges - and the crowd - to move on to Round 2. (ANAF photo)

West Coast Battle of the Bands heats up winter blues

8 local musical talents showdown this Friday, Jan. 20 at the ANAF

Performers will need to impress the judges - and the crowd - to move on to Round 2. (ANAF photo)