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Parks cleanups and closures continue on Vancouver Island in wake of windstorm

Damage assessment underway due to fallen trees, hanging debris

  • Jan 10, 2019

Boat trailers clogging Tofino field’s parking lot

“As of this morning, there are probably 14 trailers parked in that location.”

Snowfall warning for parts of Vancouver Island

Up to 20 cm possible for inland areas of the Island

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Parvovirus puts absence of veterinarian in Tofino and Ucluelet under microscope

Puppy from near Ucluelet treated in Nanaimo after contracting highly contagious canine disease.

Duke Point ferry terminal will be closed for one weekend this month

Jan. 26-27 sailings will continue to operate on a Tsawwassen-Departure Bay route

Someone in Nanaimo is a $1-million Lotto 6/49 winner

No one matches all six numbers, so guaranteed $1 million prize awarded

All runs open at Mount Washington

All 81 Alpine ski runs operating, as are all Nordic trails

Tofino and Ucluelet’s top news stories of 2018

The past year brought celebration, triumphs and tragedies to the West Coast.

  • Jan 5, 2019

Ucluelet’s Thornton Creek Hatchery asks for needed support

“Chinook in Clayoquot Sound are the most under-performing stocks of Chinook salmon in B.C.”

UPDATED: Rain and wind warnings continue for Vancouver Island

Winter storm season on B.C.’s wild west coast with up to 100mm of rain falling across the Island

Tourist claims Tofino’s beaches have ‘gone to the dogs’

“As a former dog owner, I am appalled by the behaviour here. It’s the Wild West!”

WATCH: 2019 Tofino and Ucluelet Polar Bear Swims

West Coasters dive into the New Year with a chilly ocean swim.

Electrical fire displaces Ucluelet family over holidays

Community steps up with generous donations to revive Christmas spirit.

DFO declares Swiftsure and LaPerouse Banks critical habitats for killer whales

“When it comes to British Columbia’s killer whales, the world is certainly watching.”

60,000 still without power; wind warning continues across Vancouver Island

Winds expected to ease by Saturday afternoon and into overnight

Hydro hopes to have power restored in Tofino by Sunday

“There’s a lot of damage in Tofino that needs repairing.”

Power restored in Ucluelet, outage continues in Tofino

“We’re very grateful for all the hard work the BC Hydro and Public Works crews are providing.”

Highway 4 reopens between Qualicum and west coast

Crews deal with washout at Kennedy Lake; power still out in Tofino, Ucluelet

More than 90,000 remain without power on Vancouver Island

BC Hydro working around the clock in the wake of most severe windstorm in years