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Artist and executive director of PRAS Kelly Deakin flashes a heart symbol beside her wood mural ‘Community Strong’. (Westerly File photo)

GIVING BACK COLUMN: What the heck is PRAS?

Pacific Rim Arts Society is one of the longest standing Arts organization in British Columbia

  • May 22, 2022

 

Tla-o-qui-aht Tribal Parks Guardians Riley Caputo, left, Jeff Frank, and Tommy George stand on the new viewing platform constructed beneath the Cedar Tree of Life along the Big Tree Trail on Meares Island. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Tribal Parks Guardians improve access to Big Tree Trail near Tofino

Trail improvements include a composting toilet, new dock and refurbished boardwalk

 

Tofino Brownie unit leaders April Thompson, right, and Alabama Chevrier teach youth Sasha, Kira, Bryna, Leni, Ryley, and Raphaele about bees during their regular Monday night sitting circle in the Tofino Legion basement Longstanding Girl Guide volunteer Jeanette Martinolich listens in the back. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Tofino Girl Guides celebrate 100 year milestone

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Tofino Girl Guides. Young…

 

Tofino’s new Poet Laureate Heather Hendry puts pen to paper inside the Wickaninnish Community School library. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Tofino’s new Poet Laureate hopes to inspire youth

Heather Hendry has officially kicked off her two-year tenure as the town’s third literary leader

Tofino’s new Poet Laureate Heather Hendry puts pen to paper inside the Wickaninnish Community School library. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Salmon warriors during the May 7 flotilla.

Flotilla pounds drums against fish farm licence renewal across Tofino waters

A flotilla for wild salmon called on the federal government to not renew fish farm licenses for 2022

Salmon warriors during the May 7 flotilla.
The West Coast Ambassador Program offers residents and visitors a chance to learn about local culture as well as regional flora and fauna. (Tami Belliveau photo)

Ambassador Program boosts local knowledge in Tofino and Ucluelet

Raincoast Education Society teams up with Tofino and Ucluelet Chambers of Commerce

  • May 9, 2022
The West Coast Ambassador Program offers residents and visitors a chance to learn about local culture as well as regional flora and fauna. (Tami Belliveau photo)
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POLL: Have you watched a local council meeting online this year?

Are you following Tofino and Ucluelet’s local governments?

  • May 8, 2022
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Participants of the first ever Tofino Chess Open’s adult division gather together for a group photo at the Tofino Community Hall on Saturday, April 23. (Photo submitted)

Organizers cheer first annual Tofino Chess Open

“We wanted to add a new fun event to the community”

Participants of the first ever Tofino Chess Open’s adult division gather together for a group photo at the Tofino Community Hall on Saturday, April 23. (Photo submitted)
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Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations leaders, Tofino Resort + Marina crew, and Bottom Dwellers Freediving teamed up on April 23 to host an inaugural Spearfishing Summit. All the funds raised at the event go to support the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Youth Warrior Leadership Program, a local society that weaves traditional and mainstream leadership and wellness teachings and practices together on the land to build capability, cultural pride and confidence in young men. (Nora O’Malley photo)

First-ever B.C. Spearfishing Summit nets over $20,000 for Indigenous youth

36 sets of advanced snorkeling gear will be distributed amongst the Nations thanks to the fundraiser

Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations leaders, Tofino Resort + Marina crew, and Bottom Dwellers Freediving teamed up on April 23 to host an inaugural Spearfishing Summit. All the funds raised at the event go to support the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Youth Warrior Leadership Program, a local society that weaves traditional and mainstream leadership and wellness teachings and practices together on the land to build capability, cultural pride and confidence in young men. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Residents of Crab Apple Campground rallied for support at Tofino’s Village Green in 2021 after learning the temporary use permit that was allowing them to stay in their homes was about to expire. (Westerly file photo)

Tofino extends permit for residential campground

Fears of being pushed into longstanding housing crisis allayed for Crab Apple Campground residents

Residents of Crab Apple Campground rallied for support at Tofino’s Village Green in 2021 after learning the temporary use permit that was allowing them to stay in their homes was about to expire. (Westerly file photo)
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Province announces new daycare facility for Tofino

Facility will have spaces for 76 kids and will be built on School District 70 land

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Members of the Invasive Species Council of BC, Association of Wetland Stewards for Clayoquot and Barkley Sounds and Redd Fish Restoration Society team up to remove Yellow Flag Iris from Ucluelet’s Big Beach. (Selby Wilkinson photo)

Yellow Flag Iris: beautiful but dangerous

Invasive species attacks Tofino and Ucluelet

  • Apr 25, 2022
Members of the Invasive Species Council of BC, Association of Wetland Stewards for Clayoquot and Barkley Sounds and Redd Fish Restoration Society team up to remove Yellow Flag Iris from Ucluelet’s Big Beach. (Selby Wilkinson photo)
Westcoast Community Resources Society peer support and addictions worker Tristan Godberson invites everyone to the first-ever West Coast Wellness Market at Tofino’s Village Green on Sunday, April 24. (Nora O’Malley photo)

First-ever West Coast Wellness Market coming up this Sunday in Tofino

The theme is ‘Connection’ and the free, interactive event promises to hold something special for all

Westcoast Community Resources Society peer support and addictions worker Tristan Godberson invites everyone to the first-ever West Coast Wellness Market at Tofino’s Village Green on Sunday, April 24. (Nora O’Malley photo)
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Woodsmere housing development set for public hearing in Tofino

Massive housing project has been chopping through district approval process for the past four years

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Willie Mitchell, managing partner of Tofino Resort + Marina and former NHL defenseman, swaps hockey talk for freediving fins this Saturday at Tofino’s inaugural Spearfishing Summit. (Jeremy Koreski photo)

B.C. Spearfishing Summit this weekend at Tofino Resort + Marina

Tickets are $40 and all proceeds go to support the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Youth Warrior Leadership Program

  • Apr 21, 2022
Willie Mitchell, managing partner of Tofino Resort + Marina and former NHL defenseman, swaps hockey talk for freediving fins this Saturday at Tofino’s inaugural Spearfishing Summit. (Jeremy Koreski photo)
The Ucluelet Rotary Club believes the Earth deserves more than a day of recognition so they are celebrating Earth Week again this year with a community clean-up challenge. (Pixabay image)

Ucluelet Rotary Club launches Earth Week challenge

Folks can use a dumpster at Westcoast Connect in Ukee and at the top of Industrial Way in Tofino

  • Apr 20, 2022
The Ucluelet Rotary Club believes the Earth deserves more than a day of recognition so they are celebrating Earth Week again this year with a community clean-up challenge. (Pixabay image)
Jeremy Mathieu of Clayoquot Action captured this photograph of sea lions inside Cermaq Canada’s Rant Point salmon farm. (Jeremy Mathieu photo)

Sea lions trapped in fish farm pens near Tofino move on

Fish farm industry watchdog Clayoquot Action says the sea lions will likely head to another farm

Jeremy Mathieu of Clayoquot Action captured this photograph of sea lions inside Cermaq Canada’s Rant Point salmon farm. (Jeremy Mathieu photo)
Toki Doki co-owners Madi Greyson and Kei Lowes stand in front of their food truck on Industrial Way. They recently became a certified Living Wage for Families employer. ((Nora O’Malley photo)

Tofino’s first living wage certified restaurant sets the bar

Tofino’s newest takeout spot Toki Doki has upped the ante for West…

Toki Doki co-owners Madi Greyson and Kei Lowes stand in front of their food truck on Industrial Way. They recently became a certified Living Wage for Families employer. ((Nora O’Malley photo)
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Tofino sniffing out new tricks to keep off-leash dogs down

Complaints about off-leash dogs pound council’s desk

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