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Chris Manocchio unleashes after taking first place and a $1500 cash prize at the Tofino Oyster Festival Shucker’s Showdown on Nov. 27 at the Shore Pier. (Marcie Callewaert photos)

PHOTOS: Tofino crowns inaugural oyster shucking champion

Chris Manocchio shucks 18 oysters the fastest in front of an ecstatic crowd

 

Crews install a cantilever along Hwy. 4 in August 2022. (BC Ministry of transportation and infrastructure photo)

Province promises Tofino-Ucluelet highway will open to two-way traffic in early 2023

Four years of travel delays may finally be coming to an end for West Coast residents and visitors

 

Past, Present and Future, how does what is done today effect future generations; a Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation guiding principle. Photo credit: Jaiden George/ZenSeekers

Tla-o-qui-aht Tribal Parks ʔiisaak Pledge; Paddling Together

Majestic forests. Towering old-growth trees. A massive ocean with pristine beaches, amazing…

  • Nov 28, 2022

 

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POLL: Are you planning to head out of town this holiday season?

Where are you planning to spend your holiday season?

  • Nov 27, 2022
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The Tofino RCMP detachment on Nov. 23, 2022. (Nora O'Malley photo)

Police watchdog clears Tofino RCMP officer in shooting death of Julian Jones

Details from the investigation will be released once court case related to the incident is over

The Tofino RCMP detachment on Nov. 23, 2022. (Nora O'Malley photo)
A celebration of life will be held for Ted Eeftink on Sunday, Nov. 27 at the Ucluelet Community Hall. (Photo courtesy of Tracy Eeftink)

Ucluelet mourns loss of ‘kind and humble’ Ted Eeftink

“He was very humble and a truly gentle man in every sense of the word”

A celebration of life will be held for Ted Eeftink on Sunday, Nov. 27 at the Ucluelet Community Hall. (Photo courtesy of Tracy Eeftink)
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Tofino Housing Corporation puts duplexes on hold, questions affordability

Project halted after only one applicant receives pre-approved mortgage for the $699,000 purchase

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A still pulled from the short film ‘Muuxtuu: A Ukee Mountain Bike Film’, which is part of TAFF’s Saturday in-person and online program. (Submitted photo)

Tofino Adventure Film Festival returns this weekend

Festival goers can watch in-person screenings or stream the event online from home

A still pulled from the short film ‘Muuxtuu: A Ukee Mountain Bike Film’, which is part of TAFF’s Saturday in-person and online program. (Submitted photo)
Ron Lee and Ryan Orr are excited to revive the Tofino Oyster Festival with a new family-friendly event on Nov. 27, the Shuckers Showdown. (Kim Leckey photo)

Tofino Oyster Fest returns with family-friendly Shucker’s Showdown

About 20 chefs will faceoff on Sunday, Nov. 27 for the Tuff City shucking championship crown

Ron Lee and Ryan Orr are excited to revive the Tofino Oyster Festival with a new family-friendly event on Nov. 27, the Shuckers Showdown. (Kim Leckey photo)
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

Tourism Tofino is hoping to boost its visitor centre’s educational offerings as well as retail revenue. (Westerly file photo)
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POLL: Do you support Tofino council’s decision to increase their salaries?

Tofino council approves remuneration increase

  • Nov 20, 2022
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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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A Rubbermaid container full of cigarette butts that were collected in Tofino and recycled thanks to Surfrider Pacific Rim’s Hold On To Your Butts campaign. (Photo courtesy of Surfrider Pacific Rim)

Hold On To Your Butts campaign a smoking success in Tofino-Ucluelet

Over 1.2 million cigarette butts collected

A Rubbermaid container full of cigarette butts that were collected in Tofino and recycled thanks to Surfrider Pacific Rim’s Hold On To Your Butts campaign. (Photo courtesy of Surfrider Pacific Rim)
Food Bank on the Edge president Cris Martin says cash is king this holiday season. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Food Bank on the Edge ramps up holiday fundraising

They are looking to raise funds for about 110 Christmas Hampers

Food Bank on the Edge president Cris Martin says cash is king this holiday season. (Nora O’Malley photo)
The new Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District board. Not present are Wilfred Cootes, Alan McCarthy and Tom Stere. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District holds inaugural board meeting

Some First Nations still without a voice at the table in regional district

The new Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District board. Not present are Wilfred Cootes, Alan McCarthy and Tom Stere. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
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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)
Indigenous wellness and healing specialist Anita Charleson-Touchie of Ucluelet First Nation holds a Bead Timeline at the Nov. 2 health forum. (Nora O’Malley photos)

Forum helps guide future of West Coast community health

Connection was a resounding theme to emerge on Nov. 2 at the…

Indigenous wellness and healing specialist Anita Charleson-Touchie of Ucluelet First Nation holds a Bead Timeline at the Nov. 2 health forum. (Nora O’Malley photos)
Pacific Rim Hospice Society volunteer training group photo from 2015. (Submitted photo)

GIVING BACK COLUMN: Pacific Rim Hospice Society

Celebrating helping community members during their greatest time of need, for 30 years!

  • Nov 7, 2022
Pacific Rim Hospice Society volunteer training group photo from 2015. (Submitted photo)
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)