Local News

Referral-only COVID-19 testing facility opens in Port Alberni

No location was disclosed by Island Health as people without a referral are asked to stay away

7-Eleven Canada announces confirmed case of COVID-19 at Ladysmith 7-Eleven

Anyone who may have visited Ladysmith 7-Eleven between March 5 and March 11 is asked to call 811

COVID-19: Ucluelet calls on visitors to postpone trips to the West Coast

“We recommend you delay your holidays until further notice.”

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Save-On-Foods temporarily bans reusable shopping bags, suspends bottle returns due to COVID-19

It has also limited its operating hours and implemented special shopping hour for seniors

Oil spill response base on track for Ucluelet, Port Alberni

Western Canada Marine Response Corporation host community open house events.

Surgical masks pile up on Hong Kong beaches after COVID-19 outbreak

B.C. resident working with ocean conservation team to track trash on Soko Islands

COVID-19: Ucluelet’s Black Rock Oceanfront Resort implements immediate full closure

Wickaninnish Inn temporarily closes its doors to new arrivals and The Cabins closes for 30 days.

Possible COVID-19 exposure reported at Ladysmith Boys and Girls Club

The Boys and Girls Club recommends staff and families follow provincial guidelines

COVID-19: Tofino asks visitors to postpone trips, return home

“For now, please enjoy Tofino vicariously through images and your memories of past visits.”

Island RCMP warn against COVID-19 scams

Government of Canada also reminds people to be alert for fraudsters

Tofino’s Clayoquot Island May Long Weekend cancelled

Clayoquot Island will not be open to the public this upcoming Victoria…

COVID-19: Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations members stop visitors en route to Tofino and Ucluelet

Group at Sutton Pass not preventing traffic from coming in, but convincing some to turn around

National parks to close due to COVID-19 spread

The prime minister announced it as a measure to help ‘flatten the curve’ against COVID-19

Ucluelet closes public facilities, Co-op launches seniors’ shopping hour and home delivery service

“We ask that residents continue to be diligent with handwashing and distancing themselves from others

COVID-19: Ahousaht First Nation closes community to non-residents

“We’re really being proactive on this,” Ahousaht Elected Chief Greg Louie.

UPDATED: Visitor restrictions in place at Island Health facilities in response to pandemic

Effective immediately, no visitor who is unwell may visit any Island Health facility

COVID-19: SD70 superintendent urges families not to travel outside Canada

Schools in Tofino and Ucluelet tentatively scheduled to return after spring break.

Cocaine and cash left at local business, Port Hardy RCMP want to talk to owner

The owner appears to have accidently left four ounces of cocaine and over $20,000 by mistake.