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Health officer urges Tofino to address alcohol problem

“Alcohol consumption remains a significant issue here.”

Abandoned boat trailers at Tofino school to be towed

The statement adds that anyone requiring further information can contact the school at 250-725-3254.

Teddy the dog trial postponed for two weeks in Duncan

Defence counsel withdraws due to “personal tragedy”

Farmed Atlantic salmon in B.C. unaffected by virus, researchers find

Effects of piscine orthoreovirus, or PRV, under increased scrutiny following Federal Court decision

Broken Hearts: Display at controversial Vancouver Island supportive housing site torn down

Woman says she was yelled at while supporting incoming Parksville supportive housing tenants

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve mourns loss of ‘bright star’ killed in Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 302 crash

“Her enthusiasm, dedication, sense of adventure and fun was a big part of our team.”

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Company “devastated” by Vancouver Island teen’s death at fish farm

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800-year-old Vancouver Island log ready for United Nations project

Language Revitalization Pole will be publicly carved, then delivered to the University of Victoria

Parks Canada seeks contractors for ʔapsčiik t’ašii (pronounced ‘Ups-cheek ta-shee’) trail

“No relationship is more important to the Government of Canada than the one with Canada’s Indigenous peoples.”

Suitors lining up for Howard the Gnome

World’s largest gnome will soon get a new home on Vancouver Island

Ucluelet seal picks busy spot for catastrophic moult

Strawberry Isle Marine Research Society staffer discovers seal at Pat Leslie Memorial Boat Launch.

Vancouver Island water system at 50-year low

“Winter drought” has Comox Lake/Puntledge River system in full conservation mode

Vancouver Island police happy they can sweep minor auto accidents to side of the road

Police can now avoid paperwork, make getting traffic going the priority in minor crashes

Case of whooping cough confirmed in Duncan

Island Health sends letters to potential exposure sites in the area

Wolf sightings in Ucluelet spark warnings to keep pets safe

“It’s always best practice and safe practice to keep your pets on leashes.”

Tofino to ban plastic bags, set minimum charge for paper and reusable bags

Town says minimum pricing aims to avoid excessive rebound to paper and reusable bags

Annual herring run underway in Parksville Qualicum Beach area

Fishermen, shutterbugs and hungry predators all out to capture silvery fish

Court approves First Nations Health Authority’s strong medicine

Lawsuit brought by three Vancouver Island chiefs in connection to provider’s ouster rejected in court

Tofino casts bylaw banning plastic bags and straws

Tofino and Ucluelet’s war on plastics rages on.

Whooping cough confirmed at Vancouver Island high school

Pertussis can be nagging and uncomfortable for teens, serious or even fatal for infants