municipal politics

Tourism Tofino is hoping to boost its visitor centre’s educational offerings as well as retail revenue. (Westerly file photo)

Tofino DMO hopes to help tourists get along with locals

Tourism Tofino focused on increasing offseason traffic and cultural education

 

The Knights of Columbus annual nativity scene atop Terrace City Hall on Dec. 14, 2021. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

Nativity scene banned from B.C. town’s city hall after decades-long run

Volunteer group hoping to get Terrace to change its mind after annual tradition rejected

 

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Dog owners urge Tofino council to reconsider leash laws

Tofino dog owners can mark Dec. 5 in their calendars

 

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Tofino tweaks bylaw enforcement policy

Move gives council more wiggle room to set priorities

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Tofino’s manager of corporate services Nikki Best leads mayor Dan Law through the oath of office. (Andrew Bailey photo)

WATCH: Tofino mayor delivers inaugural address

Tofino’s new municipal council officially sworn in

Tofino’s manager of corporate services Nikki Best leads mayor Dan Law through the oath of office. (Andrew Bailey photo)
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Ucluelet wins legal dispute over Wyndansea development

BC Supreme Court sends Onni Group back to the drawing board

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Tofino’s municipal council is set to receive a raise following the recommendations of a Council Remuneration Advisory Group. (Westerly file photo)

Tofino council moves towards salary increase

Final approval to arrive on new council’s desk at their first meeting on Nov. 8

Tofino’s municipal council is set to receive a raise following the recommendations of a Council Remuneration Advisory Group. (Westerly file photo)
Tofino’s councillor candidates, back row from left, Ali Sawyer, Sarah Sloman, Al Anderson and John Enns, front row from left, Tom Stere, Kat Thomas and Duncan McMaster at an Oct. 4 forum hosted by the Tofino Chamber of Commerce. Thomas beat out Enns by just two votes to secure the final spot in Saturday’s election. (Westerly file photo)

Tofino elects new council with historically low voter turnout

“I would suspect that is a record low turnout,” said Tofino’s acclaimed mayor Dan Law

Tofino’s councillor candidates, back row from left, Ali Sawyer, Sarah Sloman, Al Anderson and John Enns, front row from left, Tom Stere, Kat Thomas and Duncan McMaster at an Oct. 4 forum hosted by the Tofino Chamber of Commerce. Thomas beat out Enns by just two votes to secure the final spot in Saturday’s election. (Westerly file photo)
Marilyn McEwen is Ucluelet’s new mayor. (Photo courtesy of Marilyn McEwen)

Marilyn McEwen elected mayor of Ucluelet

Longtime volunteer expresses gratitude for town’s support

Marilyn McEwen is Ucluelet’s new mayor. (Photo courtesy of Marilyn McEwen)
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ELECTION 2022: Election results from Tofino, Ucluelet and Area C

Ucluelet set to elect new mayor as Tofino welcomes new municipal councillors

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Ucluelet’s candidates for mayor Bruce Faith, Marilyn McEwen and Rachelle Cole smile together after pitching their case to the community at an all candidates forum hosted by the Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce. (Andrew Bailey photo)

It’s Election Day in Tofino and Ucluelet: Here’s everything you need to know

Ucluelet has three candidates for mayor and Tofino has seven candidates for six council seats

Ucluelet’s candidates for mayor Bruce Faith, Marilyn McEwen and Rachelle Cole smile together after pitching their case to the community at an all candidates forum hosted by the Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Tofino has seven candidates vying for six municipal councillor seats. Back row from left, Ali Sawyer, Sarah Sloman, Al Anderson and John Enns, front row from left, Tom Stere, Kat Thomas and Duncan McMaster made their case for a spot at an Oct. 4 forum hosted by the Tofino Chamber of Commerce. (Andrew Bailey photo)

WATCH: Tofino councillor candidates talk housing and recreation

Seven candidates running for six councillor seats in Oct. 15 municipal election

Tofino has seven candidates vying for six municipal councillor seats. Back row from left, Ali Sawyer, Sarah Sloman, Al Anderson and John Enns, front row from left, Tom Stere, Kat Thomas and Duncan McMaster made their case for a spot at an Oct. 4 forum hosted by the Tofino Chamber of Commerce. (Andrew Bailey photo)
City of Fernie city hall. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

‘I’m so excited to be out of this room’: Departing BC councillor laments experience as elected official

Morgan Pulsifer said he was disappointed by the way city staff, elected officials and service workers were treated in Fernie

City of Fernie city hall. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Ucluelet’s candidates for mayor Bruce Faith, Marilyn McEwen and Rachelle Cole smile together after pitching their case to the community at an all candidates forum hosted by the Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Ucluelet mayoral candidates pitch their platforms at forum

Bruce Faith, Marilyn McEwen and Rachelle Cole vying for town’s top council spot

Ucluelet’s candidates for mayor Bruce Faith, Marilyn McEwen and Rachelle Cole smile together after pitching their case to the community at an all candidates forum hosted by the Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce. (Andrew Bailey photo)
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Tofino municipal councillor candidates introduce themselves

Tofino to elect new council on Oct. 15

  • Oct 10, 2022
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Ucluelet’s candidates for mayor Bruce Faith, Marilyn McEwen and Rachelle Cole smile together after pitching their case to the community at an all candidates forum hosted by the Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Ucluelet’s three candidates for mayor introduce themselves

Three candidates vying to steer Ucluelet council for next four years

  • Oct 5, 2022
Ucluelet’s candidates for mayor Bruce Faith, Marilyn McEwen and Rachelle Cole smile together after pitching their case to the community at an all candidates forum hosted by the Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce. (Andrew Bailey photo)
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Meet your acclaimed Ucluelet councillors

Four candidates put their names forward for four councillor seats

  • Oct 5, 2022
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Ucluelet has past new bed and breakfast restrictions.

Ucluelet passes new bed and breakfast restrictions in heated 3-2 vote

“We need to do something because people are losing the ability to live here”

Ucluelet has past new bed and breakfast restrictions.
Tofino mayor Dan Law is running for re-election unopposed. (Westerly file photo)

Tofino mayor running unopposed in municipal election

Dan Law was the only candidate for mayor on the ballot after Friday’s nomination deadline

Tofino mayor Dan Law is running for re-election unopposed. (Westerly file photo)