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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

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

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

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)
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Stranger Things 3 breaks record on Netflix
Actress Felicity Huffman arrives at Boston court
Raccoon scales tall building
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)
Sophie L’Homme and Cameron Dennison roar with excitement as they get set to broadcast ‘the best singing show the West Coast has ever heard’ on Tuff City Radio. (Sophie L’Homme photo)

UPDATED: Tofino-Ucluelet choir conductor launches singing contest

“What motivates me is making my community happy.”

Sophie L’Homme and Cameron Dennison roar with excitement as they get set to broadcast ‘the best singing show the West Coast has ever heard’ on Tuff City Radio. (Sophie L’Homme photo)
Juno Award-winning musician Phil Dwyer of Qualicum Beach wrote a song for provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (News file photo)

Order of Canada Vancouver Island musician pens ‘The Ballad of Bonnie Henry’

Qualicum Beach lawyer and saxophonist Phil Dwyer notes health officer has become a ‘folk hero’

Juno Award-winning musician Phil Dwyer of Qualicum Beach wrote a song for provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (News file photo)
The Pacific Rim Whale Festival and its glorious Parade of Whales and Wonders will once again awe and inspire. (Westerly file photo)

Pacific Rim Whale Festival set for triumphant return in Tofino-Ucluelet

“There seems to be some new blood on the board, so I’m looking forward to seeing how that unfolds.”

The Pacific Rim Whale Festival and its glorious Parade of Whales and Wonders will once again awe and inspire. (Westerly file photo)
Tofino Poet Laureate Joanna Streetly holds a copy of her new historical album ‘Before the Road.’ (Nora O’Malley photo)

Tofino author’s new book reflects on life before Highway 4 ever existed

“It was so meaningful to me when the poems came in.”

Tofino Poet Laureate Joanna Streetly holds a copy of her new historical album ‘Before the Road.’ (Nora O’Malley photo)
Langley actor Jacob Tremblay and his sister Erica released rehabilitated seal pups on a B.C. beach earlier this month. (Sarah Ellam/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

B.C. child actor Jacob Tremblay helps release rehabilitated seal pups

One of the marine mammals was named Ja-cod in the young celebrity’s honour

Langley actor Jacob Tremblay and his sister Erica released rehabilitated seal pups on a B.C. beach earlier this month. (Sarah Ellam/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Adorably elfed-up 10-month-old Remy Chartier sat on Santa’s lap for the first time as Ucluelet welcomed Jolly Old St. Nicholas to a scrumptious pancake breakfast at the community centre on Dec. 14. Along with luring Santa to town, the event also raised funds for the Ucluelet Children’s Centre. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Elected leaders in Tofino and Ucluelet share their letters to Santa

Officials took time from their busy holiday schedules to share their Christmas wishlists

  • Dec 24, 2019
Adorably elfed-up 10-month-old Remy Chartier sat on Santa’s lap for the first time as Ucluelet welcomed Jolly Old St. Nicholas to a scrumptious pancake breakfast at the community centre on Dec. 14. Along with luring Santa to town, the event also raised funds for the Ucluelet Children’s Centre. (Andrew Bailey photo)