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Dog owners urge Tofino council to reconsider leash laws

Tofino dog owners can mark Dec. 5 in their calendars

 

A Rubbermaid container full of cigarette butts that were collected in Tofino and recycled thanks to Surfrider Pacific Rim’s Hold On To Your Butts campaign. (Photo courtesy of Surfrider Pacific Rim)

Hold On To Your Butts campaign a smoking success in Tofino-Ucluelet

Over 1.2 million cigarette butts collected

 

The male Pacific white-sided dolphin was still alive when it was first discovered on Nov. 4 within the southern end of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. (Karyssa Arnett photo)

Dolphin washes up in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Parks Canada says the dolphin likely beached itself to avoid being eaten by killer whales

 

Donna Seedorf-Harmuth and Phil Harmuth spend quality time together on Cox Bay. (Cathy Thicke photo)

Free beach wheelchairs create opportunity Victoria couple thought gone forever

Accessibility grant making lives better, organizations encouraged to chase theirs

Donna Seedorf-Harmuth and Phil Harmuth spend quality time together on Cox Bay. (Cathy Thicke photo)
Donna Seedorf-Harmuth and Phil Harmuth spend quality time together on Cox Bay. (Cathy Thicke photo)

Free beach wheelchairs up for rent courtesy of Tourism Tofino

“Now families can spend more time together on the beach”

Donna Seedorf-Harmuth and Phil Harmuth spend quality time together on Cox Bay. (Cathy Thicke photo)
Guy-Olivier Deveau’s sculpture, “The Algorithm”, won in the People’s Choice solo category. (Parksville Beach Festival Society photo via Facebook)

Parksville Beach Festival marks successful comeback in 2022 with record visitor numbers

Sandsculpting exhibition saw 115,217 visitors, higher than 2019

Guy-Olivier Deveau’s sculpture, “The Algorithm”, won in the People’s Choice solo category. (Parksville Beach Festival Society photo via Facebook)
Bruce Waugh, from B.C., works on his masterpiece during the 2022 Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition in Parksville on July 17. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Bruce Waugh, from B.C., works on his masterpiece during the 2022 Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition in Parksville on July 17. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
A Mystic Beach sunset. The beach was named one of the top 50 beaches in the world by an international travel website. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. beach named one of the best in the world

Mystic Beach named on top 50 list by bigseventravel.com

A Mystic Beach sunset. The beach was named one of the top 50 beaches in the world by an international travel website. (Black Press Media file photo)
Great blue herons, like this one pictured off the coast of South Oak Bay between Kitty Islet and the Victoria Golf Club, are among at-risk species affected by dogs in Greater Victoria’s migratory bird sanctuaries. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Federal report deems dogs the greatest risk to south Island’s migratory birds

Off-leash dogs, disturbed birds throughout Victoria Harbour Migratory Bird Sanctuary

Great blue herons, like this one pictured off the coast of South Oak Bay between Kitty Islet and the Victoria Golf Club, are among at-risk species affected by dogs in Greater Victoria’s migratory bird sanctuaries. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Dick Brown at 16. (Submitted photo)

Victoria man surprised to learn he authored 1966 note in B.C. beach time capsule

Letter found 56 years later by Rathtrevor Beach tourists

Dick Brown at 16. (Submitted photo)
Leah discovered a small glass cream bottle that contained a note written more than 50 years ago. (Submitted photo)

B.C. family discovers 56-year-old message in bottle on Vancouver Island beach

Buried treasure inadvertently dug out of 4-foot deep hole in sand

Leah discovered a small glass cream bottle that contained a note written more than 50 years ago. (Submitted photo)
Privacy screen on beach at Strathcona Beach Park (Photo/Jake Courtepatte)

Missing man located dead in Okanagan Lake

Foul play is not suspected

Privacy screen on beach at Strathcona Beach Park (Photo/Jake Courtepatte)
King tides encroach on Imperial Lane homes in Ucluelet on Jan. 2.

King tides surge in Tofino and Ucluelet

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve urges residents and visitors to be CoastSmart

King tides encroach on Imperial Lane homes in Ucluelet on Jan. 2.
2018’s first-place winner in the sand-sculpting solo division was Peter Vogelaar’s ‘Hendrix Live - Wild Thing’. (Photo courtesy Parksville Beach Festival)

Sand sculpting time: Parksville Beach Festival expected to return in 2022

Event typically attracts visitor count of 125,000 during five-week period

2018’s first-place winner in the sand-sculpting solo division was Peter Vogelaar’s ‘Hendrix Live - Wild Thing’. (Photo courtesy Parksville Beach Festival)
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Tofino considers boost in bylaw enforcement budget

Echoes from 2020’s tumultuous tourist season continue to ricochet

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Beach fires return to Tofino and Ucluelet

Fire chief Brent Baker heralds best summer for local beaches

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Tofino council questions businesses encroaching on public beaches

Local resident angered by Wickaninnish Inn’s use of Chesterman Beach

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Pay parking arrives at Tofino’s beaches

District has agreed to pay Robbins Parking Service $280,000 to operate the new system

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This surf guard tower looked over Lovekin Rock before being torn down after the program was shut down in 2012. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

POLL: Do you feel that lifeguards are needed at Long Beach?

Surg guards used to watch over the water and some in Tofino and Ucluelet want them to return

This surf guard tower looked over Lovekin Rock before being torn down after the program was shut down in 2012. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
Dean and Russ pose with Tortuga the sea turtle hauling Gary the VW bug. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Sand sculpting family visits Tofino

Ocean Village vacation spent building sand sculptures on Mackenzie Beach

Dean and Russ pose with Tortuga the sea turtle hauling Gary the VW bug. (Nora O’Malley photo)