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WILDLIFE TREE: Tofino Poet Laureate Christine Lowther stands next to a giant cedar tree on District Lot 114, the site of Tofino’s controversial affordable housing project. The tree was pinned with an official Ministry of Forests yellow wildlife tree sign to educate fallers that the tree needs to be left standing for food, shelter and nesting. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Tofino author Christine Lowther calling for poetry about trees

“I’m thrilled to be of service to trees through poetry.”

Steve Bick is coming out of his COVID cocoon with a curated compilation of original tracks by West Coast musicians. (Submitted photo)

Curated album showcases West Coast musicians

‘Locals Only – Volume One’ features an eclectic mix of tunes from musicians living on the Pacific Rim

The Pacific Rim Whale Festival is breaching for a COVID-safe return in March. (Poster photo by Owen Crosby)

Pacific Rim Whale Festival aims for virtual return in March

Educational celebration scheduled to arrive in Tofino-Ucluelet on March 15.

What’s better than yakking with friends? Join the free Women’s Winter Yakfest to recharge. The online event takes place on the first and third Mondays of the month at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom. (Submitted image)

Nuu-chah-nulth storyteller Jeneva Touchie kicks off 2021 Women’s Winter Yakfest virtual series

“It’s part book club, part hen party, part learning conference—and all fun.”

What’s better than yakking with friends? Join the free Women’s Winter Yakfest to recharge. The online event takes place on the first and third Mondays of the month at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom. (Submitted image)
Gracie Dawson, Auley Feaver and Lisa Evans proudly carried their creations through the Tofino Botanical Gardens during the 18th annual Tofino Lantern Festival in 2018. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

Hundreds of lanterns rehomed as Tofino Lantern Festival in flux

A museum of West Coast creativity has been disassembled.

Gracie Dawson, Auley Feaver and Lisa Evans proudly carried their creations through the Tofino Botanical Gardens during the 18th annual Tofino Lantern Festival in 2018. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
Photographed pre-pandemic, Lizzie Snow and Roy Henry Vickers unite creative minds to produce a truly unique work of art. (Paul Levy Photo and Casandra Katter photo)

Roy Henry Vickers and Lizzie Snow release second collaborative artwork

“What an honour to be able to hear his stories about First Nations culture, symbolism and rituals.”

Photographed pre-pandemic, Lizzie Snow and Roy Henry Vickers unite creative minds to produce a truly unique work of art. (Paul Levy Photo and Casandra Katter photo)
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Nuu-chah-nulth language champion Tim Masso holds his Rainy Coast Arts Award. (Jessie Masso photo)

Masso and Wenstob receive 2020 Rainy Coast Arts Award

Tla-o-qui-aht brothers share Pacific Rim Arts Society honour

Nuu-chah-nulth language champion Tim Masso holds his Rainy Coast Arts Award. (Jessie Masso photo)
George Bird, a Port Alberni soldier, is one of the voices featured in Heard Amid the Guns. (CANADIANLETTERS.CA)

Port Alberni author gives voice to diversity of First World War participants

Heard Amid the Guns is the latest book by author Jacqueline Carmichael

George Bird, a Port Alberni soldier, is one of the voices featured in Heard Amid the Guns. (CANADIANLETTERS.CA)
Tofino’s council chambers remain closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic, but instructions on how to watch meetings live online can be found on the district’s website at www.tofino.ca. (Westerly file photo)

Tofino aims to combat winter doldrums with temporary ice rink

District prepares to install temporary ice rink in RV parking lot in December

Tofino’s council chambers remain closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic, but instructions on how to watch meetings live online can be found on the district’s website at www.tofino.ca. (Westerly file photo)
Vi and Bob Mundy are elders from Ucluelet First Nation. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Nuu-chah-nulth storytellers present online writing workshop

Three members of the Ucluelet First Nation will demonstrate the power of history and storytelling

Vi and Bob Mundy are elders from Ucluelet First Nation. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Tom Stewart palms the first print copy of his book Under Big-Hearted Skies. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Tofino writer releases memoir about adventure and working in Canada’s backcountry

New author’s book tops Amazon’s Best Seller list in its first week

Tom Stewart palms the first print copy of his book Under Big-Hearted Skies. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Ucluelet councillor and Community Paramedic Rachelle Cole gets a Bhangra lesson from Gurdeep Pandher on Aug. 11. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Ucluelet councillor and Community Paramedic Rachelle Cole gets a Bhangra lesson from Gurdeep Pandher on Aug. 11. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Jake and his sole companion Sparky in ‘Woodland’ (Joie Anacker)
Jake and his sole companion Sparky in ‘Woodland’ (Joie Anacker)
Ucluelet artists launch pop-up art exhibition

Ucluelet artists launch pop-up art exhibition

Heyduck & Butler opened on July 1 and will run until August 31.

Ucluelet artists launch pop-up art exhibition
Ucluelet aquarium senior staffer Laurie Filgiano was thrilled to once again be able to share her love of ocean creatures with the community last week as the unique catch and release facility reopened after a three-month closure caused by the coronavirus pandemic. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Ucluelet Aquarium reopens with new COVID-19 measures in place

“There’s something so special to be able to share this place with the public.”

Ucluelet aquarium senior staffer Laurie Filgiano was thrilled to once again be able to share her love of ocean creatures with the community last week as the unique catch and release facility reopened after a three-month closure caused by the coronavirus pandemic. (Andrew Bailey photo)
COVID-19 concerns have forced Ucluelet to cancel its three-day Ukee Days festival this summer, along with the event’s popular Baby Crawling Contest. (Westerly file photo)

Ucluelet officially cancels Ukee Days festival

“We’ve been dragging our feet on this decision for a while,” said Ucluelet mayor Mayco Noel.

COVID-19 concerns have forced Ucluelet to cancel its three-day Ukee Days festival this summer, along with the event’s popular Baby Crawling Contest. (Westerly file photo)
Aeriosa principal Julia Taffe transforms into a Sand Verbena Moth in the trees at North Chesterman Beach. Taffe was seen performing for the experimental film ‘Habitats and Camouflage’ in collaboration with visual artist Sarah Fuller from May 24-30. (Pablo Calderon @pablopalmacalderon photo)

Aeriosa films tree dancing project in Tofino

“It’s bringing attention to the species and to the habitat.”

Aeriosa principal Julia Taffe transforms into a Sand Verbena Moth in the trees at North Chesterman Beach. Taffe was seen performing for the experimental film ‘Habitats and Camouflage’ in collaboration with visual artist Sarah Fuller from May 24-30. (Pablo Calderon @pablopalmacalderon photo)
West Coast writers will be featured in an online reading event hosted by the Federation of British Columbia Writers on Monday.

Online video series to feature writers from Tofino and Ucluelet

Quite Determined series launched to showcase creative minds whose speaking events were cancelled.

  • May 31, 2020
West Coast writers will be featured in an online reading event hosted by the Federation of British Columbia Writers on Monday.
In this past and present photo, an interesting seaplane docks near the fishing boats at the Government Wharf as a curious crowd looks on. The Royal Canadian Air Force set up a seaplane base in Ucluelet during the Second World War. (Ucluelet and Area Historical Society & On This Spot Enterprises photo)

Stroll through Ucluelet’s history with the free ‘On This Spot’ app

Educational exercise is split into two unique tours and delivered with stunning ‘now and then’ photos

In this past and present photo, an interesting seaplane docks near the fishing boats at the Government Wharf as a curious crowd looks on. The Royal Canadian Air Force set up a seaplane base in Ucluelet during the Second World War. (Ucluelet and Area Historical Society & On This Spot Enterprises photo)
Artists are banding together for Islanders in need with Rock for Relief: A Living Room Concert for Vancouver Island. (Image contributed)

Artists band together for Islanders in need

Rock for Relief: A Living Room Concert for Vancouver Island broadcasts tonight

Artists are banding together for Islanders in need with Rock for Relief: A Living Room Concert for Vancouver Island. (Image contributed)