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As part of Earth Week, Ucluelet Rotary Club member Ryan Wackett will be handing out free Clean Up Packages with grabber picker up tools at his shop Westcoast Connect from April 10 to 23. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Ucluelet Rotary honours Earth Day with week long community clean up

“Let’s spring into action and clean up our beautiful communities!”

 

Hwy. 4 was shut down in both directions for 10 hours on March 23 as a rock bluff was blasted as part of Kennedy Hill’s ongoing construction. Commuters can expect five more 10 hour closures on five consecutive Wednesdays beginning April 28. (Photo courtesy of Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Five 10-hour closures coming to Hwy. 4 between Port Alberni and Tofino-Ucluelet

Closures needed for rock blasting as part of the Kennedy Hill Safety Improvement project.

 

Ucluelet locals Rachael, Caroline and Tom enjoy refreshments on a sunny Monday afternoon at a picnic table dining area set up by the District of Ucluelet to help residents and visitors support local businesses while staying outside. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Ucluelet chamber launches bingo contest to support local restaurants

Four Ucluelet Co-op shopping sprees are up for grabs in #Ukee2go competition.

 

The entrance to the Lodge Property on Reef Point Road. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Virtual public hearing held for the Lodge Property in Ucluelet

Mayor and council to make a final decision during the April 14 regular council meeting

The entrance to the Lodge Property on Reef Point Road. (Nora O’Malley photo)
The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve’s Green Point Campground saw an unprecedented flurry of reservations last week. (Pacific Rim National Park Reserve photo)

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve’s campground sees ‘unprecedented’ interest as reservations open

Green Point Campground is scheduled to open from May 1 – Oct. 12 this year.

The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve’s Green Point Campground saw an unprecedented flurry of reservations last week. (Pacific Rim National Park Reserve photo)
Kale is a classic in West Coast gardens.

COLUMN: Kale reigns supreme in West Coast gardens

In Tofino and Ucluelet, kale is a classic.

  • Apr 11, 2021
Kale is a classic in West Coast gardens.
Pickleball is a favourite recreation for older adults on the West Coast. (Westerly file photo)

Pacific Rim Hospice releases older adult survey report

One key theme unearthed during the research process was the need for companionship

Pickleball is a favourite recreation for older adults on the West Coast. (Westerly file photo)
The District of Ucluelet is fast-tracking temporary use permits for RVs/campervans as seasonal housing. (Westerly file photo)

Ucluelet launches seasonal worker housing pilot project

New program aims to match landowners with staff who need spots for the summer

The District of Ucluelet is fast-tracking temporary use permits for RVs/campervans as seasonal housing. (Westerly file photo)
A rock bluff was blasted off Hwy. 4 on March 23 as part of Kennedy Hill’s ongoing construction. (Photo courtesy of Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

WATCH: Planned Pacific Rim Highway explosion deemed a success

Work continues to improve access to Tofino and Ucluelet via Highway 4

A rock bluff was blasted off Hwy. 4 on March 23 as part of Kennedy Hill’s ongoing construction. (Photo courtesy of Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)
An illustrative rendering of The Cabins development proposal for 13 new cabins at Terrace Beach. (District of Ucluelet photo)

Public Hearing for proposed Terrace Beach development coming up

Ucluelet residents can join via Zoom, by phone and the event will also be livestreamed on YouTube

An illustrative rendering of The Cabins development proposal for 13 new cabins at Terrace Beach. (District of Ucluelet photo)
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry thanks an Island Health nurse after joining front-line staff for the first round of COVID-19 vaccine, Victoria, Dec. 22, 2020. (B.C. government)

COVID-19: Community-wide vaccination clinics to begin next week in Tofino-Ucluelet

Clinics for Tofino and Ucluelet residents 18 years of age or older start April 12.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry thanks an Island Health nurse after joining front-line staff for the first round of COVID-19 vaccine, Victoria, Dec. 22, 2020. (B.C. government)
Jeanne Keith-Ferris smiles over a handful of ‘gardening gold.’ (Submitted photo)

COLUMN: Worm poop is gardening gold

Worm composting is the perfect solution in Tofino-Ucluelet.

  • Apr 4, 2021
Jeanne Keith-Ferris smiles over a handful of ‘gardening gold.’ (Submitted photo)
From left, Food Bank on the Edge volunteers Barbara Millar, Laurie Bird and Annie Goertzen celebrated a heartwarming donation of 20 Easter baskets put together by local kids Percy Udell, Daphne Hurwitz and Kesler Taron alongside the food bank’s executive director Cris Martin. (Andrew Bailey photo)

POLL QUESTION: Are you doing something special for Easter?

Easter has arrived in Tofino-Ucluelet.

  • Apr 4, 2021
From left, Food Bank on the Edge volunteers Barbara Millar, Laurie Bird and Annie Goertzen celebrated a heartwarming donation of 20 Easter baskets put together by local kids Percy Udell, Daphne Hurwitz and Kesler Taron alongside the food bank’s executive director Cris Martin. (Andrew Bailey photo)
(DFO photo)

MP Gord Johns urges Fed to declare wild salmon emergency

Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns calls situation desperate.

(DFO photo)
From left, Food Bank on the Edge volunteers Barbara Millar, Laurie Bird and Annie Goertzen celebrated a heartwarming donation of 20 Easter baskets put together by local kids Percy Udell, Daphne Hurwitz and Kesler Taron alongside the food bank’s executive director Cris Martin. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Local kids present Easter donation to Ucluelet’s Food Bank on the Edge

Youth receive Neighbourhood Small Grant from the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust.

From left, Food Bank on the Edge volunteers Barbara Millar, Laurie Bird and Annie Goertzen celebrated a heartwarming donation of 20 Easter baskets put together by local kids Percy Udell, Daphne Hurwitz and Kesler Taron alongside the food bank’s executive director Cris Martin. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Ucluelet senior Ellen Kimoto beams with relief after receiving her first dose of the Moderna vaccine from community health nurse Zoe Jewell. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Ucluelet seniors receive COVID-19 vaccine

“I felt good I didn’t have to leave Ucluelet. This is a wonderful service having them come here.”

Ucluelet senior Ellen Kimoto beams with relief after receiving her first dose of the Moderna vaccine from community health nurse Zoe Jewell. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Ruby and Whitey Bernard joyously breathe a breath of fresh air after receiving their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination on March 17 in Tofino. (Nora O’Malley photo)

POLL QUESTION: Do you plan to get a COVID-19 vaccine when it is available to you?

Vaccination clinics were held for seniors in Tofino and Ucluelet this month.

  • Mar 28, 2021
Ruby and Whitey Bernard joyously breathe a breath of fresh air after receiving their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination on March 17 in Tofino. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Ucluelet’s Fire Chief Rick Geddes says the town’s fire hall is in need of major renovations in order to serve the growing community into the future. (Mike Dandurand photo)

Upgrades considered for Ucluelet Fire Hall

Mayor and council approve $30,000 budget for feasibility study

Ucluelet’s Fire Chief Rick Geddes says the town’s fire hall is in need of major renovations in order to serve the growing community into the future. (Mike Dandurand photo)
Mayor Mayco Noel, right, presented Sgt. Steve Mancini with a gift to honour his time as Ucluelet’s RCMP detachment commander on March 18. (Ucluelet mayor Mayco Noel Facebook photo)

Ucluelet’s outgoing top cop grateful for town’s embrace

Popular Mancini family heading to Enderby.

Mayor Mayco Noel, right, presented Sgt. Steve Mancini with a gift to honour his time as Ucluelet’s RCMP detachment commander on March 18. (Ucluelet mayor Mayco Noel Facebook photo)
(Westerly file photo)

Long Beach Airport receives $431K grant

Tofino-Ucluelet’s regional airport looks ahead to upgrades.

(Westerly file photo)