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A float plane flipped over in the Tofino Harbour on July 26, 2021. (Photo submitted)

TSB determines boat wake caused 2021 float plane crash near Tofino

Incident involved a Cessna A185F seaplane operated by Atleo River Air Service Ltd

A float plane flipped over in the Tofino Harbour on July 26, 2021. (Photo submitted)
Local mushroom buyer Butch Sheaves holds a crate of pricey chanterelles. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Dry weather causes “unprecedented” cost of chanterelles

“We need heavy rain. We need rain that will saturate the ground”

Local mushroom buyer Butch Sheaves holds a crate of pricey chanterelles. (Nora O’Malley photo)
The entrance to Castaways thrift store on Tofino’s Campbell Street and Fourth. Castaways closed permanently in Nov. 2018. (Westerly file photo)

Surfer awarded more than $75K for 2×4 attack that drove him from Tofino

Court ruling after ‘not happy’ resident smashed up car revving outside his home in the early morning

The entrance to Castaways thrift store on Tofino’s Campbell Street and Fourth. Castaways closed permanently in Nov. 2018. (Westerly file photo)
Ucluelet’s candidates for mayor Bruce Faith, Marilyn McEwen and Rachelle Cole smile together after pitching their case to the community at an all candidates forum hosted by the Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Ucluelet’s three candidates for mayor introduce themselves

Three candidates vying to steer Ucluelet council for next four years

  • Oct 5, 2022
Ucluelet’s candidates for mayor Bruce Faith, Marilyn McEwen and Rachelle Cole smile together after pitching their case to the community at an all candidates forum hosted by the Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Mary Kimoto in Spring Cove, at the mouth of the Ucluelet inlet, on a lovely fall day. (Katsumi Kimoto photo)

Happy 100th Birthday to Ucluelet’s Mary Kimoto

Folks are invited to a community dance tonight at the UCC to celebrate Mary’s centennial anniversary

Mary Kimoto in Spring Cove, at the mouth of the Ucluelet inlet, on a lovely fall day. (Katsumi Kimoto photo)
Cynthia Orr is excited to get to work as the West Coast’s new school board trustee. (Photo courtesy of Cynthia Orr)
Cynthia Orr is excited to get to work as the West Coast’s new school board trustee. (Photo courtesy of Cynthia Orr)
The Tofino Housing Corporation is hosting a purchase lottery with the right to purchase half-duplex homes up for grabs. (Image from THC summary plans)
The Tofino Housing Corporation is hosting a purchase lottery with the right to purchase half-duplex homes up for grabs. (Image from THC summary plans)
Greater Victoria School District trustees Diane McNally and Rob Paynter were censured by the board and suspended from their duties until October for misconduct relating to bullying and harassment complaints. (Black Press Media file photos)

Judges says Greater Victoria School Board lacked authority to suspend trustees

Diane McNally and Rob Paynter have been reinstated after suspension over alleged bullying

Greater Victoria School District trustees Diane McNally and Rob Paynter were censured by the board and suspended from their duties until October for misconduct relating to bullying and harassment complaints. (Black Press Media file photos)
A Chilliwack psychiatric nurse has accepted a 12-month suspension after engaging in an intimate relationship with a former client.

Chilliwack psychiatric nurse suspended after violating professional boundaries

Ashley Grittner engaged in an intimate relationship with a vulnerable former client

A Chilliwack psychiatric nurse has accepted a 12-month suspension after engaging in an intimate relationship with a former client.
The Aleutian Isle sees the surface for the first time on Sept. 17, over a month after it sank off of San Juan Island. (Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest)

Fuel-leaking fishing boat pulled to surface one month after sinking near Victoria

Ongoing response looks to move the boat without releasing remaining fuel

The Aleutian Isle sees the surface for the first time on Sept. 17, over a month after it sank off of San Juan Island. (Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest)
The view from a woman's car after she was forced to stop on Bailey Road while driving home early Saturday morning (Sept. 17). A man had placed large orange pylons in the middle of the road, and was later arrested by RCMP. (Facebook Messenger screenshot)

Chilliwack women frightened by unexpected road block

Driving home just after midnight, they came across a man placing pylons in the middle of Bailey Road

The view from a woman's car after she was forced to stop on Bailey Road while driving home early Saturday morning (Sept. 17). A man had placed large orange pylons in the middle of the road, and was later arrested by RCMP. (Facebook Messenger screenshot)
BC Conservation Officer Service said five U.S. citizens fishing on the Dean River near Bella Coola were fined for using barbed hooks. (BC Conservation Officer Facebook photo)

Five U.S. citizens fined for fishing with barbed hooks near Bella Coola

BC Conservation officers caught them during a patrol of the Dean River

BC Conservation Officer Service said five U.S. citizens fishing on the Dean River near Bella Coola were fined for using barbed hooks. (BC Conservation Officer Facebook photo)
A Williams Lake woman said she was a victim of a phone scam where the caller ID showed the call was from TELUS. (File image)

Be wary of cell phone scams, B.C. senior tricked out of $600 warns

A fake customer survey call was how the scammer got an account number

A Williams Lake woman said she was a victim of a phone scam where the caller ID showed the call was from TELUS. (File image)
Crews install a cantilever along Hwy. 4 in August 2022. (BC Ministry of transportation and infrastructure photo)

Kennedy Hill closures resume as lengthy Highway 4 project hits home stretch

Ministry says $53.96 million project is roughly 90% complete

Crews install a cantilever along Hwy. 4 in August 2022. (BC Ministry of transportation and infrastructure photo)
Tofino Resort and Marina’s 1909 Kitchen and Bar was closed Tuesday and remained closed Wednesday afternoon. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Tofino Resort and Marina’s 1909 Kitchen and Bar was closed Tuesday and remained closed Wednesday afternoon. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Tofino mayor Dan Law is running for re-election unopposed. (Westerly file photo)

Tofino mayor running unopposed in municipal election

Dan Law was the only candidate for mayor on the ballot after Friday’s nomination deadline

Tofino mayor Dan Law is running for re-election unopposed. (Westerly file photo)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Nomination period extended after Electoral Area C deadline passes with no candidates

Alberni Clayoquot Regional District extends nomination period to Monday, Sept. 12, at 4 p.m.

(Black Press Media file photo)
Ocean Network Canada field services manager Dirk Brussow and senior project engineer Nicolai Bailly with the recovered wave glider from the seafloor geodesy system project. (Courtesy of Ocean Networks Canada)

Research off Vancouver Island looks to uncover what makes megathrust earthquakes tick

Ocean Networks Canada team measuring tectonic plate movements underwater

Ocean Network Canada field services manager Dirk Brussow and senior project engineer Nicolai Bailly with the recovered wave glider from the seafloor geodesy system project. (Courtesy of Ocean Networks Canada)
Tofino and Ucluelet are set to elect new local governments on Oct. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)
Tofino and Ucluelet are set to elect new local governments on Oct. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)
Ucluelet mayor Mayco Noel has decided not to run for re-election. (Westerly file photo)

Ucluelet mayor decides not to run for re-election

Mayco Noel stepping out of politics to focus on family

Ucluelet mayor Mayco Noel has decided not to run for re-election. (Westerly file photo)