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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
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Picking chanterelles near Ucluelet
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Low-cost airline Swoop launches in Canada
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)
Another successful mushroom season has Butch Sheaves shipping tastes of the West Coast across the world every morning. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Mushroom season booming around Tofino and Ucluelet

“We’re going to have a huge October.”

Another successful mushroom season has Butch Sheaves shipping tastes of the West Coast across the world every morning. (Andrew Bailey photo)
A love of the ocean has set Ucluelet local Sebastien Eaves on a career path that needs him as he prepares to become a marine mechanic.

Ucluelet local earns Boating BC scholarship

“We’re starved for certified technicians in our industry.”

A love of the ocean has set Ucluelet local Sebastien Eaves on a career path that needs him as he prepares to become a marine mechanic.
The view from a new deck being installed at St. Aidan’s on the Hill in preparation for Ucluelet’s first brewery. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

Ucluelet’s first microbrewery expected to open next summer

“It’s just another solid attraction that the town can offer to visitors and locals alike.”

The view from a new deck being installed at St. Aidan’s on the Hill in preparation for Ucluelet’s first brewery. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
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Finalists announced for 2017 Torch Awards on Vancouver Island

These awards handed out by the Better Business Bureau honour companies that demonstrate ethics and integrity.

(Facebook/BBBVancouverIsland)
Barry Edge and Courtney Johnson of Image West Gallery and Gifts were thrilled to hear Image West’s named called out as Ucluelet’’s Business of the Year. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

Ucluelet crowns Image West its Business of the Year

“Ucluelet is not really just a place, it’s a state of mind.”

Barry Edge and Courtney Johnson of Image West Gallery and Gifts were thrilled to hear Image West’s named called out as Ucluelet’’s Business of the Year. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
A toddler broke away from her mother in front of Ucluelet’s ANAF Hall and was darting towards the road before a local storeowner stopped her. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

Ucluelet storeowner steps into traffic to save toddler

“Carla put her own life on the line running across the street to save that little girl.”

A toddler broke away from her mother in front of Ucluelet’s ANAF Hall and was darting towards the road before a local storeowner stopped her. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
Tourism Tofino seeking new executive director

Tourism Tofino seeking new executive director

Kirsten Soder accepts position in Cambell River.

Tourism Tofino seeking new executive director
Council axed this proposed food truck setting during their April 25 regular council meeting.

Neighbourhood concerns kill proposed food truck in Ucluelet

“It just seems like a lot more than a mobile vendor to me.”

Council axed this proposed food truck setting during their April 25 regular council meeting.
Coun. Sally Mole, left and mayor Dianne St. Jacques attended an open house hosted by Scott Stewart on April 15. Stewart is hoping to bring a new food truck to town and held the event to answer questions the community has about the project. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

Ucluelet locals chew on proposed food truck idea

“Communication is so important when it comes to these kinds of changes in a community.”

Coun. Sally Mole, left and mayor Dianne St. Jacques attended an open house hosted by Scott Stewart on April 15. Stewart is hoping to bring a new food truck to town and held the event to answer questions the community has about the project. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
This rendering shows what the Blue Room’s new roof seating will likely look like after Ucluelet's municipal council gave their nod of approval during their last regular meeting.

Rooftop patio coming to Ucluelet restaurant

“As tourism continues to grow in the community, everybody complains about the parking."

This rendering shows what the Blue Room’s new roof seating will likely look like after Ucluelet's municipal council gave their nod of approval during their last regular meeting.
Kelsey and Luciano Rinaldi stormed last year’s job fair in their best business attire.

Ucluelet to host West Coast Job Fair

“The Job Expo will offer an opportunity for job seekers to meet employers in person."

  • Feb 28, 2017
Kelsey and Luciano Rinaldi stormed last year’s job fair in their best business attire.