Municipal Government

Nanaimo city council, at a meeting this week, voted to repeal a bylaw relating to public morals which prevented people from making use of any “profane, obscene, blasphemous or grossly insulting language.” (City of Nanaimo image)

B.C. city repeals 130-year-old bylaw banning drunken singing

City of Nanaimo retains bylaw banning nuclear weapons, but takes several other bylaws off the books

 

Tourism Ucluelet has a little more control over its own destiny after a council vote that will have the community’s MRDT funding going directly to the destination marketing organization. (Westerly file photo)

District hands MRDT budget keys over to Tourism Ucluelet

Tourism Ucluelet is now clear to live by its slogan and pursue its wildest dreams more freely

 

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Tofino reaches ‘tentative agreement’ with municipal staff

CUPE 118 workers voted in favour of a strike action on June 9

 

Tiny Town was the creation of the late Jim Allen and modelled after his hometown of Youghal, County Cork, Ireland. (File photo)
Tiny Town was the creation of the late Jim Allen and modelled after his hometown of Youghal, County Cork, Ireland. (File photo)
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District of Tofino responds to staff strike vote

The statement confirms that both sides plan to meet with a mediator appointed by the Labour Relations Board

Westerly file photo
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District of Tofino workers vote to strike

A mediation with the BC Labour Relations Board is scheduled for June 27

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Tofino approves 11 per cent tax hike

Taxpayers will be digging deeper into their wallets than initially expected this year

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B.C. Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness Jennifer Rice. (Norman Galimski/Black Press)

B.C. rolls out emergency preparedness funds for First Nations and municipalities

Funding will go toward capacity building for emergency support in those communities

B.C. Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness Jennifer Rice. (Norman Galimski/Black Press)
Cars parked in front of the Crow’s Nest on April 21, 2022. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Controversial Ucluelet Village Green project forges on

Parking in front of Crow’s Nest gets nixed due to safety concerns

Cars parked in front of the Crow’s Nest on April 21, 2022. (Nora O’Malley photo)
The Tofino Community Hall can’t host all the activities the town wants to host, so the district is working towards building a new facility to supplement it. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Pursuit of new recreation facility rolling strong in Tofino

District seeking out funding sources for $7 million facility

The Tofino Community Hall can’t host all the activities the town wants to host, so the district is working towards building a new facility to supplement it. (Andrew Bailey photo)
The District of Tofino is celebrating the successful hiring of three new staffers for its Community Children’s Centre. (Westerly News file photo)

Tofino tuition offer scores three new hires at Children’s Centre

District takes unique approach to offer education at North Island College

The District of Tofino is celebrating the successful hiring of three new staffers for its Community Children’s Centre. (Westerly News file photo)
Tofino CAO Bob MacPherson has announced he will be retiring this spring after nine years with the District of Tofino and 30 years in municipal government. (District of Tofino photo)

Tofino CAO announces retirement

Bob MacPherson is ready to trade council meetings for beach walks

Tofino CAO Bob MacPherson has announced he will be retiring this spring after nine years with the District of Tofino and 30 years in municipal government. (District of Tofino photo)
The Ahousaht First Nation is asking the District of Tofino to adopt a new bylaw restricting hard liquor sales at beer and wine stores. (Black Press Media file photo)

Ahousaht First Nation urges Tofino to limit alcohol sales to battle bootleggers

“No one really imagined what kind of a pandemic and state of emergency we really are in”

The Ahousaht First Nation is asking the District of Tofino to adopt a new bylaw restricting hard liquor sales at beer and wine stores. (Black Press Media file photo)
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Tofino revises sewage treatment strategy

District taking another kick at the can to secure funding for a wastewater treatment plant

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Tofino’s recreation team is set for a busy year and recently released a new program guide. (District of Tofino photo)

Tofino recreation department responds to lack of activity concerns

Community sustainability manager says new facility needed

Tofino’s recreation team is set for a busy year and recently released a new program guide. (District of Tofino photo)
The district of Tofino is mulling over new restrictions on the use of shipping containers in town. (Westerly file photo)

Tofino council considers shipping container restrictions

District looking to regulate the use of storage containers within its boundaries

The district of Tofino is mulling over new restrictions on the use of shipping containers in town. (Westerly file photo)
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
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)
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

Sparwood mayor David Wilks. (File photo)
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 District of Ucluelet is planning to expand its Village Green in an effort to make the downtown core more pedestrian friendly. (DoU image)
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)