Tofino,

Tofino is offering to pay for the tuition and housing costs for an applicant willing to commit five years to the district’s child care centre. (Westerly file photo)

Tofino offers to pay tuition and housing costs for child care applicant

“This is reasonable, it’s attainable and in my mind it’s economically viable”

 

Bedwell Sound is one of several areas seeing significant restoration work underway by the Ahousaht First Nation and Ahousaht is hoping the adventurers who explore the territory will help fund more projects through a voluntary stewardship fee. (Danny O’Farrell photo)

Ahousaht First Nation promotes stewardship fee to fund restoration projects

Wildlife watchers and adventure guides around Tofino encouraged to participate

 

Dean and Russ pose with Tortuga the sea turtle hauling Gary the VW bug. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Sand sculpting family visits Tofino

Ocean Village vacation spent building sand sculptures on Mackenzie Beach

 

A float plane flipped over in the Tofino Harbour on Monday morning. The plane’s four passengers and pilot escaped the incident without serious injuries. (Submitted photo)

No serious injuries reported after floatplane flips over during takeoff in Tofino harbour

Four passengers and pilot all walk away from incident under their own power

A float plane flipped over in the Tofino Harbour on Monday morning. The plane’s four passengers and pilot escaped the incident without serious injuries. (Submitted photo)
Eamonn and Victoria Nolan with their children Ceili and Tarabh and guide dog Alan. (Submitted photo)

Paralympian files complaint after guide dog hotel controversy in Ucluelet

Blind National Team rower Victoria Nolan hopes to get the word out so it stops future incidents

Eamonn and Victoria Nolan with their children Ceili and Tarabh and guide dog Alan. (Submitted photo)
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Tla-o-qui-aht Tribal Parks: A Vision into a Movement

The First Nations people of the Tla-o-qui-aht have a vision for the…

  • Jul 21, 2021
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Michael Lee, MLA for Vancouver-Langara and candidate for the B.C. Liberal Party leadership, stops at the Port Alberni waterfront during a tour of Vancouver Island, July 15, 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

B.C. Liberals must rebuild party trust, says leadership candidate

Michael Lee brings message of inclusivity, unity to Vancouver Island campaign tour

Michael Lee, MLA for Vancouver-Langara and candidate for the B.C. Liberal Party leadership, stops at the Port Alberni waterfront during a tour of Vancouver Island, July 15, 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Luke MacDonald, with the original Gust of Wind sign, has revamped the artist showcase as a virtual experience. (Ilia Poichuk photo)

Gust of Wind Concert Series blows into Tofino’s Main Street

7 videos filmed at 7 unique locations to be released over 7 weeks, plus live concerts every Friday

Luke MacDonald, with the original Gust of Wind sign, has revamped the artist showcase as a virtual experience. (Ilia Poichuk photo)
Tofino's summer shuttle service has its first electric bus. (District of Tofino photo)

Tofino launches electric summer shuttle pilot

District partners with Vancouver Island based Wilson Transportation and BYD Canada

Tofino's summer shuttle service has its first electric bus. (District of Tofino photo)
Sgt. Kevin Smith is excited to be back on the West Coast after taking the helm of Ucluelet’s RCMP detachment. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Ucluelet’s new top cop settling in as ‘floodgates open’ for summer

Sgt. Kevin Smith excited to return to Tofino-Ucluelet region.

Sgt. Kevin Smith is excited to be back on the West Coast after taking the helm of Ucluelet’s RCMP detachment. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Tofino plans to start charging a fee for parking near its public beaches, including this lot at Chesterman Beach, in August. (Westerly file photo)

Tofino set to launch pay parking at local beaches next month

“Pay parking is not adding an amenity, it’s adding a barrier to an amenity”

Tofino plans to start charging a fee for parking near its public beaches, including this lot at Chesterman Beach, in August. (Westerly file photo)
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POLL: Do you think Ucluelet residents should have to pay to park at Tofino’s beaches?

Tofino set to launch pay parking plan next month

  • Jul 15, 2021
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RBC presents $80,000 cheque to North Island College. From left to right: Kathleen Kuhnert, NIC vice-president, Students & Community Engagement; Rick Eigler, RBC branch manager, Comox Valley; Kelly Bissell, RBC regional vice-president; Kelly Shopland, NIC executive director Indigenous Education; Aubrey Lively, RBC assistant branch manager; and Katharina Schulte-Bisping, RBC assistant branch manager.

RBC gives $80,000 to support Indigenous students at North Island College

Indigenous students at North Island College will be able to access expanded…

RBC presents $80,000 cheque to North Island College. From left to right: Kathleen Kuhnert, NIC vice-president, Students & Community Engagement; Rick Eigler, RBC branch manager, Comox Valley; Kelly Bissell, RBC regional vice-president; Kelly Shopland, NIC executive director Indigenous Education; Aubrey Lively, RBC assistant branch manager; and Katharina Schulte-Bisping, RBC assistant branch manager.
Ryan Chamberland was all smiles as Tofino Saltwater Classic founder Brendan Morrison presented him with a well-deserved trophy for catching the fishing derby’s largest Chinook. (Tofino Saltwater Classic photo)

Brendan Morrison’s Tofino Saltwater Classic raises over $75K in successful return

Former Vancouver Canuck celebrates popular fishing derby’s triumphant return

Ryan Chamberland was all smiles as Tofino Saltwater Classic founder Brendan Morrison presented him with a well-deserved trophy for catching the fishing derby’s largest Chinook. (Tofino Saltwater Classic photo)
EVERYTHING ELECTRIC: Ucluelet First Nation family, from left, Gordon Taylor Jr., Gordy, Kaleena, and Catherine are pumped to welcome guests to their new e-bike rental service ‘T̓iick̓in EBike’ at the Tofino-Ucluelet Junction. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Indigenous owned Ebike rental opens at the Tofino-Ucluelet Junction

T̓iick̓in (Thunderbird) Ebike Rentals takes flight on Pacific Rim

EVERYTHING ELECTRIC: Ucluelet First Nation family, from left, Gordon Taylor Jr., Gordy, Kaleena, and Catherine are pumped to welcome guests to their new e-bike rental service ‘T̓iick̓in EBike’ at the Tofino-Ucluelet Junction. (Nora O’Malley photo)
The CARE Network’s emergency response team helped rescue this young deer that had become caught in a
hedge in Ucluelet. (CARE photo)

Animal rescue team launched in Tofino-Ucluelet

Coastal Animal Rescue and Education Network looking for lifesaving recruits

The CARE Network’s emergency response team helped rescue this young deer that had become caught in a
hedge in Ucluelet. (CARE photo)
Black bears are searching for food while they wait for berries to ripen on the West Coast and that means it’s vital for all residents and visitors to secure their attractants and keep their garbage indoors. (Westerly file photo)

Bear killed after frequenting campground in Ucluelet

Bear activity picking up in Tofino and Ucluelet as WildSafeBC urges people to secure attractants

Black bears are searching for food while they wait for berries to ripen on the West Coast and that means it’s vital for all residents and visitors to secure their attractants and keep their garbage indoors. (Westerly file photo)
(John Arendt photo)
(John Arendt photo)
Police are investigating a fire at St. Columba Church in Tofino on July 2. (BC RCMP photo)

Police investigating fire at Tofino’s St. Columba Church

Police asking anyone with any information to contact the Tofino RCMP at 250-725-3242.

Police are investigating a fire at St. Columba Church in Tofino on July 2. (BC RCMP photo)
Police are investigating a fire at St. Columba Church in Tofino on July 2. (BC RCMP photo)

Police investigating fire at Tofino’s St. Columba Church

Police asking anyone with any information to contact the Tofino RCMP at 250-725-3242.

Police are investigating a fire at St. Columba Church in Tofino on July 2. (BC RCMP photo)