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With vacation rentals included in the coming residential Sort’nGo collection service for organic waste, recycling and garbage in Tofino and Ucluelet, the ACRD wants to know what tools and methods could help you support and educate your guests on best practices for sorting and collection.

Vacation Rental Owners – the ACRD wants to hear from you!

The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District is currently engaging with vacation rental owners ahead…

  • Jun 6, 2022
With vacation rentals included in the coming residential Sort’nGo collection service for organic waste, recycling and garbage in Tofino and Ucluelet, the ACRD wants to know what tools and methods could help you support and educate your guests on best practices for sorting and collection.
Photo credit: Kamloops Immigrant Services

Get Moving with Your Community this June

Download the ParticipACTION app, track your activity + help your community compete to win $100K!

  • May 30, 2022
Photo credit: Kamloops Immigrant Services
The 1924 train station in Port Alberni and the circa 1950s truck bays offer a variety of interior and exterior space for prospective tenants. The City invites businesses, individuals and organizations to submit their proposals highlighting their commercial vision for the building.

Innovative entrepreneurial ideas sought for Port Alberni’s iconic train station

Business, non-profits, social enterprises all encouraged to submit proposals

  • May 16, 2022
The 1924 train station in Port Alberni and the circa 1950s truck bays offer a variety of interior and exterior space for prospective tenants. The City invites businesses, individuals and organizations to submit their proposals highlighting their commercial vision for the building.
Staff at Foundry Vancouver-Granville, operated by Providence Health Care. One of many Foundry centre across BC that provide integrated health services to young people like Aslam and Lee. Jeff Topham photo.

Foundry supports youth in living a good life

Free and confidential health and wellness supports for BC youth ages 12 to 24 – online and in-person

  • May 2, 2022
Staff at Foundry Vancouver-Granville, operated by Providence Health Care. One of many Foundry centre across BC that provide integrated health services to young people like Aslam and Lee. Jeff Topham photo.
Composting literally transforms what would have been thrown in the trash into an incredibly valuable resource. Once we start transforming our food and yard waste into compost, we can recycle it back into our local green spaces and parks – doing better for the environment, our community, and ourselves.

Food & Yard Waste + Composting = Black Gold

Did you know that food and yard waste isn’t actually garbage? That’s…

  • May 2, 2022
Composting literally transforms what would have been thrown in the trash into an incredibly valuable resource. Once we start transforming our food and yard waste into compost, we can recycle it back into our local green spaces and parks – doing better for the environment, our community, and ourselves.
Port Alberni’s historic Train Station is an important catalyst in the revitalization of Port Alberni’s Uptown neighbourhood, and the City invites businesses, individuals and organizations to submit their proposals highlighting their commercial vision for the building. Lyndon Cassell photo

Bold ideas sought for Port Alberni’s historic Train Station

Bring your commercial vision for this unique location

  • Apr 11, 2022
Port Alberni’s historic Train Station is an important catalyst in the revitalization of Port Alberni’s Uptown neighbourhood, and the City invites businesses, individuals and organizations to submit their proposals highlighting their commercial vision for the building. Lyndon Cassell photo
To continue supporting youth across BC, 11 Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies are coming together to host The Big BC Lotto. Buy your tickets now for a chance to win half the jackpot in a classic 50/50 draw!

Lotto for a cause: Half for you, half for ‘Bigs’ and ‘Littles’ across BC!

The Big BC Lotto helps connect youth with caring mentors across the province

  • Apr 11, 2022
To continue supporting youth across BC, 11 Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies are coming together to host The Big BC Lotto. Buy your tickets now for a chance to win half the jackpot in a classic 50/50 draw!
Beyond the environmental passion at the heart of the Wickaninnish Inn, its team embraces an integrated and holistic approach to sustainability, extending to the equally essential pillars of its social and community values. Wayne Barnes photo

Celebrating people and place on the Island’s west coast

Wickaninnish Inn’s people + community are its greatest assets in the ongoing focus on sustainability

  • Apr 4, 2022
Beyond the environmental passion at the heart of the Wickaninnish Inn, its team embraces an integrated and holistic approach to sustainability, extending to the equally essential pillars of its social and community values. Wayne Barnes photo
By removing organics from the garbage stream, where it doesn’t belong, we can divert up to 43 per cent of existing residential household waste from the landfill.

Introduction to Sort’nGo & Three-Stream Automated Cart Collection

This fall, the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD) will be delivering new green…

  • Apr 4, 2022
By removing organics from the garbage stream, where it doesn’t belong, we can divert up to 43 per cent of existing residential household waste from the landfill.
Through a confidential application process, KidSport provides grants to kids aged 18 and under (from families facing financial barriers) to help cover the cost of registration fees for a season of sport. Visit kidsport.ca to learn more.

Let’s play! Grants help Vancouver Island kids get off the sidelines

Every year, KidSport pays registration fees for low-income families, so ALL kids can play

  • Dec 13, 2021
Through a confidential application process, KidSport provides grants to kids aged 18 and under (from families facing financial barriers) to help cover the cost of registration fees for a season of sport. Visit kidsport.ca to learn more.
Tin Wis Resort is hiring! Start your day surfing at MacKenzie Beach, then it's just a three minute walk to the front desk. Kyler Vos Photo.

It’s a 3 minute walk from the surf to your job at the front desk

Tin Wis Resort is hiring in all departments, and every job comes with epic perks

  • Nov 18, 2021
Tin Wis Resort is hiring! Start your day surfing at MacKenzie Beach, then it's just a three minute walk to the front desk. Kyler Vos Photo.
Sue Stewart [left] and Riley Severinski [Right]. Jeff Weddell Photography.

20-year hospital journey inspires a legacy

Riley was just a six-week-old infant when her mom, Sue, was told…

  • Oct 4, 2021
Sue Stewart [left] and Riley Severinski [Right]. Jeff Weddell Photography.
Jaswinder Athwal packs cedar shakes at the Teal Jones mill in Surrey. On Sep. 30, Teal Jones is halting operations across the province in honour of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. (Photo: Shawn Hall)

BC lumber company pauses operations to honour National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Family-owned company encourages employees to take time to attend local events, pay respect

  • Sep 27, 2021
Jaswinder Athwal packs cedar shakes at the Teal Jones mill in Surrey. On Sep. 30, Teal Jones is halting operations across the province in honour of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. (Photo: Shawn Hall)
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Local insight is key to navigating a hot Tofino real estate market

Tofino offers so much to do year round, whether you are into…

  • Aug 2, 2021
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Tla-o-qui-aht Tribal Parks: A Vision into a Movement

The First Nations people of the Tla-o-qui-aht have a vision for the…

  • Jul 12, 2021
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Adventure of All Kinds Awaits in Nanaimo!

There’s fun to be had in Nanaimo, the city by the sea

As the weather continues to warm up, there are unforgettable adventures to…

  • Jun 14, 2021
Adventure of All Kinds Awaits in Nanaimo!
Through fundraisers like Jean Up, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation supports the hospital's world-leading experts who are working relentlessly to improve the lives of children like India.

A family navigates childhood cancer through the pandemic

Jean Up this May and help kids get out of their hospital gowns and back into their jeans

  • May 3, 2021
Through fundraisers like Jean Up, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation supports the hospital's world-leading experts who are working relentlessly to improve the lives of children like India.