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Lack of security: why Vancouver Island food production is on the decline

Big Read: agriculture a big, expensive commitment as advocates push to make us more food secure

UPDATED: 1 person dead after highway crash in Nanoose Bay

Accident happened just before 4 p.m. near Hillview Road

West Coast fishers see empty seas, demand Pacific Salmon Treaty funding

“Right now, if this continues, I think most fishermen will be bankrupt in a couple of years.”

Ucluelet mayor says pipeline and spill response plan both needed

“We are a society that cannot exist without oil and gas and plastics at this point in time.”

Unions file strike notice against CP Rail

Negotiations to continue up till late Friday deadline.

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Ucluelet engages with community

Tofino salmon farmer receives permit to use hydrogen peroxide on sea lice

“Peaceful, direct, action to stop this kind of thing is always a tactic that we could employ.”

Garbage must be secured as bears wake up around Tofino and Ucluelet

We keep them out of the community by keeping our garbage and high calorie attractants secured.”

Ucluelet taking its time on cannabis legislation

Mayor Dianne St. Jacques says public consumption will likely be restricted.

BC SPCA seeks cruelty charge after seizing 45 filthy dogs

Dogs found in Victoria-area home; matted with urine and feces

Ucluelet’s mayor and council consider re-election bids

Municipal councillor Randy Oliwa has confirmed he will be running for mayor this October.

Ucluelet council mulling 4% tax increase

“I hope that people are supportive of that,” said mayor Dianne St. Jacques.

Winter Harbour: survival on edge of Vancouver Island

BIG READ: one of the Island’s most remote communites to focus on eco-tourism as industry leaves

Ucluelet’s former top cop receives B.C. Community Achievement Award

“It was completely a team atmosphere and it still is at the Ucluelet detachment,” said Jeff Swann.

New spill response bases on hold as pipeline paused

Future of six new bases, 125 jobs, on Vancouver Island in limbo over Kinder Morgan decision

Cowichan’s Big Stick paying tribute to Humboldt Broncos

Broncos logo adorns Stick, community plans light-up

B.C. man dies after rescued from sinking fishing boat

A Prince Rupert fisherman dies after suffering apparent heart attack aboard troubled boat

Ucluelet police cite fentanyl as the likely cause of two fatal overdoses

“We’ve been gathering with the family since Saturday morning to give strength to them.”

Expenses rack up for family trying to return dead son’s body home

Fundraiser set up for Penticton family to help with expenses related to transporting their son