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Vancouver Islanders encouraged to build pillow forts to support military families

North Island MP Rachel Blaney builds a home fort in her office in support of #HomeFortChallenge

Driver facing charges after causing collision at Tofino-Ucluelet junction

“People have to be mindful of other drivers,” said Sgt. Steve Mancini.

Tofino-Ucluelet region hops up to help frogs migrate under highway

Three new tunnels installed in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

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Three or more sailing wait for BC Ferries travellers leaving the Island

BC Ferries experiencing heavy traffic for post-Labour Day weekend travellers

COVID-19: American vessel intercepted near Ucluelet in violation of Quarantine Act

Police were seen investigating the vessel at Ucluelet’s 52 Steps Dock.

Rare green sturgeon sighted near Port Renfrew

‘It’s a pretty rare phenomenon,’ says Port Renfrew resident

‘It’s scary’: Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation identifies first COVID-19 case

After the First Nation member tested positive in Gold River, the community is being closely monitored for more cases

Air ambulance calls on Vancouver Island way down so far in 2020

Only 519 transports from Vancouver Island so far, compared to 1,107 total calls in 2019

GoFundMe set up for family of woman killed in Ladysmith hit-and-run

35-year-old Katie Blogg of Ladysmith was killed in the August 29 hit-and-run

Ucluelet RCMP increase patrol at Kennedy watershed

“There’s no social distancing and there is a lot of drugs; total destruction of the environment.”

UPDATE: Suspect in Ladysmith hit and run plans to turn himself in to RCMP

The suspect is not currently in custody, and no charges have been laid

Man involved in fatal Ladysmith hit-and-run has been identified: RCMP

Suspect still at large, hasn’t been charged for crash that killed one woman

Municipal salaries in Tofino and Ucluelet

Tofino mayor Josie Osborne earned $33,831. Ucluelet mayor Mayco Noel earned $32,235.

Tofino will miss sewage treatment deadline, seeks more funding

“There’s a COVID shadow over all of this,” said District CAO Bob MacPherson.

School District 70 announces school restart plans

Students in School District 70 will only have two options for learning come September

Tofino residents pumped up by perceived lack of bylaw enforcement

“Bylaw hours should reflect the influx of visitors weekends and holidays.”

Highway 4 opened after fuel tanker crash

No injuries to either driver in collision

COVID-19: Ucluelet businesses begin mandating masks

Customers must be wearing a mask to enter the Ucluelet Co-op and the Ucluelet General Store.