Municipal Government

Crow’s Nest owner Jan Draeseke is horrified by a proposed Village Green Revitalization Project that she says will drive her historic general store out of business by removing valuable parking spaces from Ucluelet’s downtown core. (Andrew Bailey photo)

POLL: Do you support Ucluelet’s Village Green Revitalization project?

$1.2M project proposed to make downtown core more pedestrian friendly

  • Jan 16, 2022

 

Sparwood mayor David Wilks. (File photo)

‘We don’t have the capacity’: East Kootenay Mayor takes aim at COVID health orders

With limited resources, local governments and private businesses are under too much strain from public health orders according to Sparwood Mayor David Wilks

 

The District of Ucluelet is planning to expand its Village Green in an effort to make the downtown core more pedestrian friendly. (DoU image)

Ucluelet Village Green expansion proposal raises parking concerns

Crow’s Nest owner Jan Draeseke says project will force her to close historic general store

 

The Clayoquot Biosphere Trust is hoping to build a new biosphere centre at 301 Olsen Road. (Image from clayoquotbiosphere.org)

Biosphere centre debated at Tofino public hearing

Clayoquot Biosphere Trust hopes to develop educational facility and gathering space

The Clayoquot Biosphere Trust is hoping to build a new biosphere centre at 301 Olsen Road. (Image from clayoquotbiosphere.org)
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Tofino council approves business licence fee increase

A significant spike in local business licence fees became official in Tofino last week

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Business licence fees set to rise in Tofino

Town’s council considers 40 per cent increase over next two years

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The Coastal Animal Rescue and Education Network has been caring for and housing lost and stray companion animals at its shelter facility for the past two years. (CARE photo)

Tofino fostering partnership to care for lost, abandoned and stray pets

District considering $30K agreement with Coastal Animal Rescue and Education Network

The Coastal Animal Rescue and Education Network has been caring for and housing lost and stray companion animals at its shelter facility for the past two years. (CARE photo)
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Tofino plans to expand pay parking downtown next year

District reintroduced pay parking at local beaches for the first time since 2007

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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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The District of Tofino hosted a gathering at Sharp Road last week to celebrate the progress of an affordable housing project. (DoT photo)

Tofino cheers progress at affordable housing project

“We’ve got 86 rental apartment units effectively underway”

The District of Tofino hosted a gathering at Sharp Road last week to celebrate the progress of an affordable housing project. (DoT photo)
Cats in Nanaimo that want to go outdoors will have to be sterilized and bear identification under the animal responsibility bylaw adopted by city council Tuesday, Sept. 21. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo’s ‘cat control’ animal responsibility bylaw now official

Outdoor cats can’t be at large on other people’s properties, but enforcement will be complaint-based

Cats in Nanaimo that want to go outdoors will have to be sterilized and bear identification under the animal responsibility bylaw adopted by city council Tuesday, Sept. 21. (News Bulletin file photo)
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Tofino adds five trees to protected list

Councillors call for higher fines

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Ucluelet’s district office has a new chief administrative officer, the local Co-op has a new pharmacist and avid kayakers Duane and Theresa Lawrence have a picturesque new backyard coastline to explore. (Photo courtesy of Duane Lawrence)

Ucluelet’s new CAO excited to get to work

Duane Lawrence put his first day in as the town’s chief administrative officer on Aug. 30

Ucluelet’s district office has a new chief administrative officer, the local Co-op has a new pharmacist and avid kayakers Duane and Theresa Lawrence have a picturesque new backyard coastline to explore. (Photo courtesy of Duane Lawrence)
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Municipal salaries in Tofino and Ucluelet

Tofino paid its district staff $2,583,661 in 2020 while Ucluelet paid it’s district staff $2,171,093

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Diane Proctor of Port Alberni is so upset about city council’s recent decision to increase wages that she has been picketing with a sign out front of city hall and other locations. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Port Alberni senior rages against city council voting itself a 40% pay hike

Decision made to get pay in line with other municipalities goes into effect after next election

Diane Proctor of Port Alberni is so upset about city council’s recent decision to increase wages that she has been picketing with a sign out front of city hall and other locations. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)

Battle between Penticton and B.C. over homeless shelter officially before the court

The city filed their official petition before the Supreme Court on Wednesday, July 6

Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)
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Permit system likely for fireworks in Tofino

“I’m in favour of a fireworks-free Tofino”

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Property taxes are due July 2. (Black Press Media file photo)

Property tax deadline looms for Vancouver Island homeowners

Payments, grant applications due by Friday, July 2

Property taxes are due July 2. (Black Press Media file photo)
Stage 2 Water Restrictions have arrived in Tofino. (Black Press media file photo)

Scorching dry weather pushes Tofino into Stage 2 Water Restrictions

“When water starts to become an issue as far as its availability, no one can ignore it”

Stage 2 Water Restrictions have arrived in Tofino. (Black Press media file photo)
Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)

Penticton heads to court over homeless shelter as BC Housing audit begins

The city was not satisfied with the response from Minister David Eby regarding the ongoing situation

Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)