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Speed bumps ahead in Ucluelet

“We’re all dropping off kids and it’s frightening the speed that everybody’s going through there.”

Tofino police move into new $10 million detachment

“We’re super excited to be moving into the new space,” Cpl. Stu Hert told the Westerly News.

Toquaht Nation opens new marina in Barkley Sound near Ucluelet

“Our journey, our choice, our future. That is what we as a Maa-nulth Treaty Nation have taken on.”

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Tofino approves permit for cannabis production facility

Tofino Harvest Company earns two-year permit for town’s first commercial cannabis production facility

Tofino picks two frontrunners for pot shop permits

Retail cannabis in Tofino beginning to shake out as council continues to grind through process.

How the Vancouver Island flag flew under the radar for over a century

A B.C. history buff created the flag in the ’80s, 100 years after it was ordered

Courtenay-Alberni Greens name Sean Wood as federal candidate

Nomination meeting took place June 15 at Hupacasath Hall in Port Alberni

Comox Samaritan covers bear with blanket, gets a big surprise

Conservation officer says person lucky after animal hit by car in record year for bear encounters

Tla-o-qui-aht board fish farms to obtain video footage of pens

Fish farms were boarded under the authority of the Tla-o-qui-aht Hereditary Chief Ray Seitcher.

Police make arrest after report of a man brandishing a gun at Campbell River-area lake

43-year-old man from the Comox area has since been charged with multiple offences

  • Jun 18, 2019

BC Ferries adds extra and late night summer sailings

Seasonal adjustments to sailing times also in effect on many routes

Tofino Hatchery wraps up successful season

“If you give those things half a chance, they will go to the ‘nth degree’ to get up those rivers.”

Tofino police believe alcohol was a factor in Thursday night car crash

The crash knocked out power to the community from 6:44-10:01 p.m

First Nations and allies protest fish farms in Clayoquot Sound near Tofino

“We have a shared concern, a dream and a hope to see salmon farms removed.”

Tofino council clashes over new liquor store application

“I don’t think is in the best interest of this community.”

Courtenay-Alberni MP says plastics ban is ‘a beginning’

Canada will ban single-use plastics as early as 2021

  • Jun 10, 2019

UPDATE: Crews continue to battle Read Island wildfire

Fire burning in dense forest and mountainous terrain

Canadian Coast Guard plans new $2M building in Ucluelet

Construction will begin in June and is expected to be complete by the spring of 2020.

Tofino pushing for new hospital

Island Health cautions that process can take over seven years

Vancouver Island poet Eve Joseph ‘savouring’ moment after winning $65K Griffin prize

The Vancouver-raised, 66-year-old writer said she feels she still has work to do to master her craft