Opinion

British Columbia Premier John Horgan highlights a paragraph as Finance Minister Selina Robinson tables the budget in a speech in the legislative assembly at the provincial legislature in Victoria, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

FINLAYSON: 3 takeaways from the new B.C. budget

‘Perhaps most notable is what’s happened in the labour market since last spring’

  • May 10, 2021
Tofino’s fire chief and manager of protective services Brent Baker shows examples of the types of appliances that Tofino looks likely to make mandatory for all beach fires. (Screenshot from April 26 council meeting)

POLL QUESTION: Do you support banning beach fires not contained in a fire appliance?

Tofino set to implement appliance mandate.

  • May 9, 2021
Medical staff is shown preparing a patient outside a hospital in New Delhi. From the start of the pandemic, there have been 19.9 million cases of COVID-19 reported in India until May 3, 2021. 16.3 million have recovered, and there have been 219,000 deaths. (Photo submitted by Vivek)

Column: Let’s uplift the heroes in India’s battle against COVID-19

India reported over 360,000 infections on Monday, May 3

Ucluelet senior Ellen Kimoto beams with relief after receiving her first dose of the Moderna vaccine from community health nurse Zoe Jewell on March 24. (Nora O’Malley photo)

POLL QUESTION: Have you received a COVID-19 vaccination?

Have you received a COVID-19 vaccination?

  • May 2, 2021
Ucluelet senior Ellen Kimoto beams with relief after receiving her first dose of the Moderna vaccine from community health nurse Zoe Jewell on March 24. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Chronicle Editor, Cole Schisler taking part in the ageing senses challenge. (Kara Olson photo)

Schisler: Try actually walking a mile in an elder’s shoes

Workday spent with artificially aged senses a real eye-opener

Chronicle Editor, Cole Schisler taking part in the ageing senses challenge. (Kara Olson photo)
Surfrider Pacific Rim image

COLUMN: Tofino and Ucluelet once again ahead of the curve on plastic pollution

Surfrider Pacific Rim chapter manager applauds West Coast’s polystyrene ban.

  • Apr 26, 2021
Surfrider Pacific Rim image
(B.C. government photo)

POLL QUESTION: Would you like to see more enforcement of COVID-19 rules?

New COVID-19 restrictions have been announced as cases climb.

  • Apr 25, 2021
(B.C. government photo)
Ucluelet locals Rachael, Caroline and Tom enjoy refreshments on a sunny Monday afternoon at a picnic table dining area set up by the District of Ucluelet to help residents and visitors support local businesses while staying outside. (Andrew Bailey photo)

POLL QUESTION: Have you ordered take-out from a local restaurant this month?

Have you ordered take-out from a local restaurant this month?

  • Apr 18, 2021
Ucluelet locals Rachael, Caroline and Tom enjoy refreshments on a sunny Monday afternoon at a picnic table dining area set up by the District of Ucluelet to help residents and visitors support local businesses while staying outside. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Each year, less than one per cent of the area designated for sustainable timber harvesting by B.C.’s independent chief forester is harvested. (B.C. government photo)

GUEST COLUMN: A strategy for forests that benefits all British Columbians

Industry, union leaders seek balance on old-growth preservation

  • Apr 15, 2021
Each year, less than one per cent of the area designated for sustainable timber harvesting by B.C.’s independent chief forester is harvested. (B.C. government photo)
Dr. Richard Stanwick, chief medical health officer for Island Health, speaks at a press conference on fentanyl at the Victoria Police Department on Nov. 5, 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)
Dr. Richard Stanwick, chief medical health officer for Island Health, speaks at a press conference on fentanyl at the Victoria Police Department on Nov. 5, 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)
Kale is a classic in West Coast gardens.

COLUMN: Kale reigns supreme in West Coast gardens

In Tofino and Ucluelet, kale is a classic.

  • Apr 11, 2021
Kale is a classic in West Coast gardens.
(B.C. Government photo)

POLL QUESTION: Are you in favour of B.C.’s three-week ban on in-restaurant dining?

Dr. Bonnie Henry called the three week stoppage a “circuit breaker”

  • Apr 11, 2021
(B.C. Government photo)
Jeanne Keith-Ferris smiles over a handful of ‘gardening gold.’ (Submitted photo)

COLUMN: Worm poop is gardening gold

Worm composting is the perfect solution in Tofino-Ucluelet.

  • Apr 4, 2021
Jeanne Keith-Ferris smiles over a handful of ‘gardening gold.’ (Submitted photo)
From left, Food Bank on the Edge volunteers Barbara Millar, Laurie Bird and Annie Goertzen celebrated a heartwarming donation of 20 Easter baskets put together by local kids Percy Udell, Daphne Hurwitz and Kesler Taron alongside the food bank’s executive director Cris Martin. (Andrew Bailey photo)

POLL QUESTION: Are you doing something special for Easter?

Easter has arrived in Tofino-Ucluelet.

  • Apr 4, 2021
From left, Food Bank on the Edge volunteers Barbara Millar, Laurie Bird and Annie Goertzen celebrated a heartwarming donation of 20 Easter baskets put together by local kids Percy Udell, Daphne Hurwitz and Kesler Taron alongside the food bank’s executive director Cris Martin. (Andrew Bailey photo)
(Black Press file photo)

FINLAYSON: Where does the money come from? The B.C. government’s top revenue sources

Governments around the world have taken on mountains of debt during the pandemic to support the economy

  • Apr 1, 2021
(Black Press file photo)
Ruby and Whitey Bernard joyously breathe a breath of fresh air after receiving their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination on March 17 in Tofino. (Nora O’Malley photo)

POLL QUESTION: Do you plan to get a COVID-19 vaccine when it is available to you?

Vaccination clinics were held for seniors in Tofino and Ucluelet this month.

  • Mar 28, 2021
Ruby and Whitey Bernard joyously breathe a breath of fresh air after receiving their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination on March 17 in Tofino. (Nora O’Malley photo)
The Pacific Rim Whale Festival launched into action on March 14 with free Kid’s Packs being handed out in both Tofino and Ucluelet. From left, festival volunteer Nikki Chamberlain helped sisters Hannah Rodriguez, 2, and Emma Rodriguez, 4, get their excited hands on bundles of festival goodies and buttons outside the Ucluelet Community Centre. (Andrew Bailey photo)
The Pacific Rim Whale Festival launched into action on March 14 with free Kid’s Packs being handed out in both Tofino and Ucluelet. From left, festival volunteer Nikki Chamberlain helped sisters Hannah Rodriguez, 2, and Emma Rodriguez, 4, get their excited hands on bundles of festival goodies and buttons outside the Ucluelet Community Centre. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Tofino held a municipal byelection on March 6, electing Dan Law as mayor and Cathy Thicke and Jacky Challenger as councilllors. (Westerly file photo)

POLL QUESTION: Are you happy with the results of Tofino’s byelection?

Dan Law was elected mayor with Cathy Thicke and Jacky Challenger both elected to council

  • Mar 14, 2021
Tofino held a municipal byelection on March 6, electing Dan Law as mayor and Cathy Thicke and Jacky Challenger as councilllors. (Westerly file photo)
A nurse prepares to vaccinate healthcare workers at a COVID-19 drive-thru immunization site in Coquitlam in this image supplied to the media by Fraser Health on March 8, 2021. (Fraser Health)

OPINION: Helping a 97-year-old man get his COVID vaccination appointment

Call centre inundated with 1.7 million calls while there are just 50,000 folks over 90 in B.C.

A nurse prepares to vaccinate healthcare workers at a COVID-19 drive-thru immunization site in Coquitlam in this image supplied to the media by Fraser Health on March 8, 2021. (Fraser Health)
Have you made New Year's resolutions for 2021?

POLL QUESTION: Have you kept up with your New Year’s resolutions so far?

What have you resolved to accomplish in 2021?

  • Mar 4, 2021
Have you made New Year's resolutions for 2021?