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Sebastian Lavendt of Denmark smiled wide alongside Ucluelet fishing guide Ken Lewis after snagging a salmon as part of a Make a Wish Foundation experience in July, 2017. (Photo submitted by Brock Johansen)

Ucluelet named one of Canada’s top seven fishing destinations

FishingBooker platform celebrates Ucluelet’s fishing guides.

Sebastian Lavendt of Denmark smiled wide alongside Ucluelet fishing guide Ken Lewis after snagging a salmon as part of a Make a Wish Foundation experience in July, 2017. (Photo submitted by Brock Johansen)
Ocean Outfitters recently dished out a $200,000 cheque to help restore West Coast wild salmon populations. The funds will go towards a Tranquil Watershed project. (Photo submitted by Central Westcoast Forest Society)

Tofino’s Ocean Outfitters donates $200K to salmon restoration efforts

Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation and Central Westcoast Forest Society working to revive Tranquil Watershed

Ocean Outfitters recently dished out a $200,000 cheque to help restore West Coast wild salmon populations. The funds will go towards a Tranquil Watershed project. (Photo submitted by Central Westcoast Forest Society)
Ucluelet nominated for Small Business BC Award

Ucluelet nominated for Small Business BC Award

Ucluelet is joined by Gibsons and Lumby on the Small Community finalists list.

Ucluelet nominated for Small Business BC Award
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Picking chanterelles near Ucluelet
Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world, week of April 15th
Five things to watch for in Canadian business, the week of Oct 15th
Low-cost airline Swoop launches in Canada
BC Ferries’ Northern Expedition. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

BC Ferries’ president on LNG and northern routes

CEO Mark Collins to speak with Prince Rupert’s business community

BC Ferries’ Northern Expedition. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
JJ Belanger of Crystal Cove joined Tiffany Olsen and Kate Orford of Surf Sister to celebrate their Business Excellence Awards in Nanaimo. (Photo - Laurell Belanger)

Tofino scores at Business Excellence Awards

“This award is a culmination of many years work, and so much love.”

JJ Belanger of Crystal Cove joined Tiffany Olsen and Kate Orford of Surf Sister to celebrate their Business Excellence Awards in Nanaimo. (Photo - Laurell Belanger)
Chief Mike Wyse of the Snuneymuxw First Nation Chief Mike Wyse speaks with Doug Donaldson, minister of forests, lands and natural resource operation, on Thursday in Nanaimo. The meeting was part of coast forest sector revitalization consultation. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin

Job creation on the minds of politicians on Vancouver Island

Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair to take place Feb. 7 in Comox

Chief Mike Wyse of the Snuneymuxw First Nation Chief Mike Wyse speaks with Doug Donaldson, minister of forests, lands and natural resource operation, on Thursday in Nanaimo. The meeting was part of coast forest sector revitalization consultation. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin
About 1,000 people and 350 active brides are expected to attend the Hitched Wedding & Events Affair at the Florence Filberg Centre in Courteney today. The event runs until 4 p.m. Photo, Mike Chouinard.
About 1,000 people and 350 active brides are expected to attend the Hitched Wedding & Events Affair at the Florence Filberg Centre in Courteney today. The event runs until 4 p.m. Photo, Mike Chouinard.
Wildpod Tofino owners Pete and Ashleigh Clarke with newborn Philo soak up the peaceful nature of their new couples resort at the edge of town. The unique accommodations boast six themed pods, all with stunning views of the Tofino harbour. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Waterfront glamping resort opens in Tofino

“We want to give guests the maximum zen, quiet, peaceful experience.”

Wildpod Tofino owners Pete and Ashleigh Clarke with newborn Philo soak up the peaceful nature of their new couples resort at the edge of town. The unique accommodations boast six themed pods, all with stunning views of the Tofino harbour. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Nanaimo Airport (YCD) handled 435,349 passengers in 2018, surpassing Comox Airport (YQQ) to become Vancouver Island’s second busiest airport based on passenger numbers. (NEWS BULLETIN file)

Nanaimo Airport soars past Comox to become second-busiest airport on the Island

Air Canada Rouge to resume seasonal non-stop service between Nanaimo and Toronto this summer

Nanaimo Airport (YCD) handled 435,349 passengers in 2018, surpassing Comox Airport (YQQ) to become Vancouver Island’s second busiest airport based on passenger numbers. (NEWS BULLETIN file)
Hitched Wedding & Events Affair arrives in Courtenay at the Florence Filberg Centre (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media)

TODAY: Hitched Wedding & Events Affair arrives at Florence Filberg Centre

Campbell River business one of many vendors at Hitched wedding event

Hitched Wedding & Events Affair arrives in Courtenay at the Florence Filberg Centre (Photo by Kieran O’Connor/Black Press Media)
Hjalmer Wenstob, pictured here at his Cedar House Gallery in Ucluelet, is showcasing his work in Victoria. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

Tla-o-qui-aht artist celebrates first solo show in Victoria.

Victoria Arts Council selects Hjalmer Wenstob as the first artist to showcase in new venue.

Hjalmer Wenstob, pictured here at his Cedar House Gallery in Ucluelet, is showcasing his work in Victoria. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
Young Achievement of B.C. Ucluelet chapter members hit pause on coaster production for a cheery photo op. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Young Achievement of B.C. Ucluelet chapter members hit pause on coaster production for a cheery photo op. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
The next Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair is coming up Feb. 7 in the Comox Valley. BLACK PRESS file photo

Vancouver Island career fair will help serve a job-seekers’ market

Black Press Media Extreme Education and Career Fair slated for Feb. 7 in Comox Valley

The next Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair is coming up Feb. 7 in the Comox Valley. BLACK PRESS file photo
From left, Kung Shu members guitarist Ian Shu, drummer Wizard and bass player Dave Brown pose for a photo before their set at Officials Sports Lounge on Jan. 12 as part of Officials Sports Lounge’s farewell concert series that will wrap up on Saturday, Jan. 19. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

Ucluelet says goodbye to town’s only sports bar

“It started off big and we’re on the backside of the mountain now.”

From left, Kung Shu members guitarist Ian Shu, drummer Wizard and bass player Dave Brown pose for a photo before their set at Officials Sports Lounge on Jan. 12 as part of Officials Sports Lounge’s farewell concert series that will wrap up on Saturday, Jan. 19. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
The staff at Surf Sister were delighted to be nominated for a Vancouver Island Business Excellence Award. Surf Sister is one of four Tofino businesses to be nominated and winners will be announced on Jan. 24. (Photo - Bryanna Bradley Photography)

Four Tofino businesses up for Vancouver Island Excellence Awards

Tofino’s business community is shining with four Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards…

The staff at Surf Sister were delighted to be nominated for a Vancouver Island Business Excellence Award. Surf Sister is one of four Tofino businesses to be nominated and winners will be announced on Jan. 24. (Photo - Bryanna Bradley Photography)
The power outage inspired the gang at Riot Brewing Co. in Chemainus to concoct a new sour outage beverage. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Sour outage beverage commemorates power outage

Island Brewery finds a unique way to make the powerful wind storm memorable

The power outage inspired the gang at Riot Brewing Co. in Chemainus to concoct a new sour outage beverage. (Photo by Don Bodger)
DFO declares Swiftsure and LaPerouse Banks critical habitats for killer whales

DFO declares Swiftsure and LaPerouse Banks critical habitats for killer whales

“When it comes to British Columbia’s killer whales, the world is certainly watching.”

DFO declares Swiftsure and LaPerouse Banks critical habitats for killer whales
John Jack of Huu-ay-aht First Nations has been named to the First Nations LNG Alliance for 2018-19. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Port Alberni’s John Jack joins First Nations LNG Alliance

Jack represents Huu-ay-aht First Nations’ Kwispaa LNG project

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John Jack of Huu-ay-aht First Nations has been named to the First Nations LNG Alliance for 2018-19. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Crystal Cove Beach Resort’s GM J.J. Belanger and Ocean Outfitters GM Ocean Simone Shine proudly display their EcoStar Awards. The trophies were made from recycled chopsticks. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Tofino’s Crystal Cove and Ocean Outfitters win Vancouver Island EcoStar Awards for green steps

“Tourism is a privilege and our organization takes our ecological footprint seriously.”

Crystal Cove Beach Resort’s GM J.J. Belanger and Ocean Outfitters GM Ocean Simone Shine proudly display their EcoStar Awards. The trophies were made from recycled chopsticks. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Monte Clarke, Amanda Pozzobon, Erin Cooke, Aaron Pearson and Bryce McLean of Storm Surf Shop are excited to welcome the West Coast into Tofino’s Jingle into Christmas shopping extravaganza on Nov. 30. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

Holiday shopping extravaganzas coming to Tofino and Ucluelet

“It’s like drinking hot chocolate; it makes you feel warm.”

Monte Clarke, Amanda Pozzobon, Erin Cooke, Aaron Pearson and Bryce McLean of Storm Surf Shop are excited to welcome the West Coast into Tofino’s Jingle into Christmas shopping extravaganza on Nov. 30. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)