Parks Canada

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve staff Jenny Touchie, right, is experiencing devastating financial and personal hardship as a result of the federal government’s failed Phoenix pay system. She has not been paid correctly since the system was implemented over two years ago. (Westerly File Photo)

Phoenix pay nightmare continues for Parks Canada employee

“No other employer would get away with that, but somehow we’re stuck in the middle.”

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve staff Jenny Touchie, right, is experiencing devastating financial and personal hardship as a result of the federal government’s failed Phoenix pay system. She has not been paid correctly since the system was implemented over two years ago. (Westerly File Photo)
Research vessel RV David Thompson will make its maiden voyage to Alaska from Victoria. (Anna James/VICTORIA NEWS)

Canadian research vessel to explore 19th Century shipwrecks

Commissioned this week in Victoria, the RV David Thompson is Parks Canada’s newest vessel

Research vessel RV David Thompson will make its maiden voyage to Alaska from Victoria. (Anna James/VICTORIA NEWS)
Twelve Canadian Surf Champs were honoured at Cox Bay Beach last year in conjunction with the Rip Curl Pro Tofino. (Westerly File Photo)

Park Reserve to host national surfing showdown

Surf Canada Nationals scheduled for May 4-7 at Wick Beach.

Twelve Canadian Surf Champs were honoured at Cox Bay Beach last year in conjunction with the Rip Curl Pro Tofino. (Westerly File Photo)
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve staff and local Canadian Coast Guard supporters stand in solidarity at the Tofino-Ucluelet Junction on Feb. 28 to call on the federal government to solve the disastrous Phoenix pay system. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve staff and local Canadian Coast Guard supporters stand in solidarity at the Tofino-Ucluelet Junction on Feb. 28 to call on the federal government to solve the disastrous Phoenix pay system. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Do you think this signage is enough to keep the public safe? Let’s bring back the Surf Guard program at Long Beach. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

EDITORIAL: Restore the Surf Guard program at Long Beach

We want to see the federal government invest money back into public safety.

Do you think this signage is enough to keep the public safe? Let’s bring back the Surf Guard program at Long Beach. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
An artist rendering of the future multi-use ‘Ups-cheek ta-shee’ trail in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. (Parks Canada Photo)

ʔapsčiik t’ašii (pronounced ‘Ups-cheek ta-shee’) a step towards reconciliation

First Nations Elders name new Park Reserve path that will connect Tofino and Ucluelet.

An artist rendering of the future multi-use ‘Ups-cheek ta-shee’ trail in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. (Parks Canada Photo)
Surfrider volunteers gathered marine debris on Blunden Island near Tofino on June 14. The majority of the debris found was yellow styrofoam from shipping containers that fell of the cargo ship Hanjin Seattle in November. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

VIDEO: Surfrider kick off Hanjin clean ups

Surfrider Pacific Rim volunteers cleaned up Blunden Island near Tofino on June…

Surfrider volunteers gathered marine debris on Blunden Island near Tofino on June 14. The majority of the debris found was yellow styrofoam from shipping containers that fell of the cargo ship Hanjin Seattle in November. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)