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Tofino to ban plastic bags, set minimum charge for paper and reusable bags

Town says minimum pricing aims to avoid excessive rebound to paper and reusable bags

Annual herring run underway in Parksville Qualicum Beach area

Fishermen, shutterbugs and hungry predators all out to capture silvery fish

Court approves First Nations Health Authority’s strong medicine

Lawsuit brought by three Vancouver Island chiefs in connection to provider’s ouster rejected in court

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Tofino casts bylaw banning plastic bags and straws

Tofino and Ucluelet’s war on plastics rages on.

Whooping cough confirmed at Vancouver Island high school

Pertussis can be nagging and uncomfortable for teens, serious or even fatal for infants

Drought fears high, Cowichan Lake already at August lows

Officials asking for early storage measures with lake just 40 per cent full

Errington farmer receives death threats after two dogs shot, killed on her property

Woman says huskies were shot after entering her yard and attacking a goat

Vancouver Island teen in critical condition after being hit in a crosswalk

RCMP seek witnesses, dash cam footage after Nanaimo incident sends 17-year-old to Victoria hospital

Vancouver Island schools to see more than $15 million in upgrades

Province announces $206 million for B.C. school upgrades

B.C. Indigenous woman appointed to Canada’s gun advisory committee

First Nations and northern voices were both missing in discussions

Port Alice awaits word as few remaining pulp mill workers sent home

No word yet from company as to whether move marks permanent closure of dormant Neucel cellulose

New area code rolling out in B.C. this spring

All phone numbers with current area codes are set to run out by May 2020

Ucluelet mayor ‘horrified’ by lack of action on icy road conditions

“Everyone expects black ice, but they don’t expect 40-50 kilometres of it.”

Judge commends Vancouver Island man’s efforts to escape addiction

Court acknowledges steps Michael Andrew McConechy took to change a life of petty crime

How to find out if you’re vaccinated as an adult in B.C.

Many adults are not certain if they are vaccinated or not

Tofino ready to welcome budding cannabis industry

After a lengthy review process, Tofino’s municipal council is ready to lift its ban on cannabis sales

UPDATED: Human remains discovered at scene of fire near Tofino

This story will be updated as soon as new information comes in.

VIDEO: Wounded Warrior Run 2019 kicks off journey on Northern Vancouver Island

The team left Carrot Park in Port Hardy at 7:30 a.m. on Feb. 25 in -6 weather conditions.

Early baby doing well after dramatic birth on Ahousaht First Nation dock

Small First Nation community is a roughly 30-minute boat ride from Tofino.