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Young patrons check out a sea star during the Ucluelet Aquarium’s Plastic Free Market event held in celebration of World Oceans Day on June 8. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

VIDEO: Ucluelet Aquarium hosts plastic-free market

“A lot of people feel like they can’t make a difference.”

Young patrons check out a sea star during the Ucluelet Aquarium’s Plastic Free Market event held in celebration of World Oceans Day on June 8. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
Tofitians had a blast at last year’s Business Excellence Awards at the Shore Pier. This year’s gala will be held on May 10 at the same location. (Tofino Long Beach Chamber of Commerce Photo)

Nominations are in for 2018 Tofino Business Excellence Awards

Chamber of Commerce excited for May 10 event.

  • May 3, 2018
Tofitians had a blast at last year’s Business Excellence Awards at the Shore Pier. This year’s gala will be held on May 10 at the same location. (Tofino Long Beach Chamber of Commerce Photo)
VI Fitness files for bankruptcy

VI Fitness files for bankruptcy

Workout locations across Greater Victoria closed permanently May 1

  • May 2, 2018
VI Fitness files for bankruptcy
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Former co-anchors Mike Killeen and Tamara Taggart in a CTV News Vancouver promo photo.

Taggart and Killeen depart CTV News Vancouver

Co-anchors exit news outlet amid ‘major refresh’ at station

Former co-anchors Mike Killeen and Tamara Taggart in a CTV News Vancouver promo photo.
From left, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve Superintendent Karen Haugen smiles alongside Tla-o-qui-aht artist Hjalmer Wenstob, Wenstob’s brother Timothy Masso, Elder Richard Mundy and Ucluelet First Nation executive member Jeneva Touchie behind an orca fin sculpture Wenstob donated to Parks Canada on Sunday. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

VIDEO: Tla-o-qui-aht artist gifts whale fin sculpture to Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

The piece was donated to Parks Canada during the Pacific Rim Whale Festival’s closing ceremonies.

From left, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve Superintendent Karen Haugen smiles alongside Tla-o-qui-aht artist Hjalmer Wenstob, Wenstob’s brother Timothy Masso, Elder Richard Mundy and Ucluelet First Nation executive member Jeneva Touchie behind an orca fin sculpture Wenstob donated to Parks Canada on Sunday. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
The Toquaht First Nation and the District of Ucluelet split a $1 million profit from their community forest partnership with each receiving $500,000 cheques last week. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

Profits rain over community forest partners Ucluelet and Toquaht First Nation

“We’re excited to think about, along with our community, the many ways we can invest it and spend it.”

The Toquaht First Nation and the District of Ucluelet split a $1 million profit from their community forest partnership with each receiving $500,000 cheques last week. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
Hjalmer Wenstob’s daughter Huumiis was on hand at her dad’s Grand Opening event at Ucluelet’s Cedar House Gallery on Saturday. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

VIDEO: Ucluelet gallery owner hopes to connect communities

A Grand Opening event celebrated the arrival of Hjalmer Wenstob’s transformed Cedar House Gallery.

Hjalmer Wenstob’s daughter Huumiis was on hand at her dad’s Grand Opening event at Ucluelet’s Cedar House Gallery on Saturday. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
Black Rock Oceanfront Resort’s Executive Chef Dan Pietrzak and Sous Chef Andreanne Muller were ecstatic to hoist the Pacific Rim Whale Festival’s Chowder Chow Down trophy on behalf of their culinary team on Sunday. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

VIDEO: Pacific Rim Whale Festival’s Chowder Chow Down winners announced in Ucluelet

The event serves as the largest annual fundraiser for the Food Bank on the Edge.

Black Rock Oceanfront Resort’s Executive Chef Dan Pietrzak and Sous Chef Andreanne Muller were ecstatic to hoist the Pacific Rim Whale Festival’s Chowder Chow Down trophy on behalf of their culinary team on Sunday. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
Hjalmer Wenstob is excited to welcome the West Coast to the grand opening of his art gallery on March 17. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

Tla-o-qui-aht artist carving out conversation in Ucluelet

“When you’re creating together and making work together, those conversations really come naturally.”

Hjalmer Wenstob is excited to welcome the West Coast to the grand opening of his art gallery on March 17. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
The Toquaht First Nation is building a new marina that will help showcase its growing Secret Beach destination. (Photo - www.secretbeachcampground.com)

$1.35 million marina in the works for Toquaht First Nation’s Secret Beach near Ucluelet

“It’s always been in our plans to expand and share our beautiful country with recreational tourists.”

The Toquaht First Nation is building a new marina that will help showcase its growing Secret Beach destination. (Photo - www.secretbeachcampground.com)
Robert Ellis happily hands off his resume to Tourism Tofino’s Flynn Saunderson and Jody Kirk at Friday’s West Coast Job Expo. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

West Coast Job Expo connects in Tofino

“The job market, as we all know, gets crazy in the summer.”

Robert Ellis happily hands off his resume to Tourism Tofino’s Flynn Saunderson and Jody Kirk at Friday’s West Coast Job Expo. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
Job-seekers should attend this year’s expo dressed for success, like Kelsey and Luciano Rinaldi did at 2016’s event.

West Coast Job Expo in Tofino today

“You get to see a lot of employers with one effort to see what’s out there.”

Job-seekers should attend this year’s expo dressed for success, like Kelsey and Luciano Rinaldi did at 2016’s event.
The crew at the Long Beach Lodge Resort is ecstatic to be in the running for a Vancouver Island Business Award. (Long Beach Lodge Photo)

Tofino’s Long Beach Lodge is a Vancouver Island Business Award nominee

Ucluelet’s Norwood’s Restaurant also in the running

The crew at the Long Beach Lodge Resort is ecstatic to be in the running for a Vancouver Island Business Award. (Long Beach Lodge Photo)
Mount Washington’s Outback opens today. Photo by Jenn Dykstra

Mt. Washington Opens The Outback after a snowy start to 2018

Mt. Washington has received over 400 cm of snow in the alpine…

  • Jan 12, 2018
Mount Washington’s Outback opens today. Photo by Jenn Dykstra
Diane Rudge and her shop dog Goliath at The Den on a balmy Monday morning. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Collective studio space opens in Ucluelet

Lots to see around local business scene.

Diane Rudge and her shop dog Goliath at The Den on a balmy Monday morning. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Tourism Tofino’s Marketing Manager Samantha Fyleris received an Explore Canada Award of Excellence Destination Canada’s Executive Director of Global Communications Sarah Finstad in recognition of Tourism Tofino’s Endless Summer media invitational event. (Photo - Destination Canada)

Tourism Tofino earns Destination Canada media award

Tourism Tofino has another success to celebrate.

Tourism Tofino’s Marketing Manager Samantha Fyleris received an Explore Canada Award of Excellence Destination Canada’s Executive Director of Global Communications Sarah Finstad in recognition of Tourism Tofino’s Endless Summer media invitational event. (Photo - Destination Canada)
The Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce’s Ursula Banke, Dian McCreary, Lara Kemps and Suzanne Ryles are excited to get started on a new Business and Employment Retention and Expansion Program. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

Ucluelet chamber excited about economic development

“I’m excited to showcase UBERE. It couldn’t have come at a better time.”

The Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce’s Ursula Banke, Dian McCreary, Lara Kemps and Suzanne Ryles are excited to get started on a new Business and Employment Retention and Expansion Program. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
Premier John Horgan and ‘Namgis Chief Don Svanvik meet at Alert Bay over opposition to salmon farming, Oct. 12, 2017. (Hanna Petersen/North Island Gazette)

B.C. minister warned salmon farm not to restock

Letter to Marine Harvest not a threat, Lana Popham says

Premier John Horgan and ‘Namgis Chief Don Svanvik meet at Alert Bay over opposition to salmon farming, Oct. 12, 2017. (Hanna Petersen/North Island Gazette)
Coulson Litigation will speak for small B.C. wineries in R. v. Comeau. Submitted photo

Canada’s Supreme Court to hear from small B.C. wineries

Okanagan wineries granted intervener status in monumental case

Coulson Litigation will speak for small B.C. wineries in R. v. Comeau. Submitted photo
Floathouse Patio and Grill owner Udo Lerch is hosting a fundraiser for the recently broken-into Food Bank on the Edge Saturday night and got the community spirit rolling by dropping $200 into the donation jar alongside local musician Geoff Johnson who’s signed on to provide the night’s entertainment. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
Floathouse Patio and Grill owner Udo Lerch is hosting a fundraiser for the recently broken-into Food Bank on the Edge Saturday night and got the community spirit rolling by dropping $200 into the donation jar alongside local musician Geoff Johnson who’s signed on to provide the night’s entertainment. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)