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Kayakers paddle out at Ucluelet’s Little Beach. (Westerly file photo)

Housing co-operative open house on Nov. 30 in Ucluelet

Come and learn on Wednesday, Nov. 30 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Ucluelet Community Centre

 

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

 

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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

 

The Blue Room’s Janine Riley, left, and Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce manager Seika Anderson will be spreading holiday cheer on Friday, Nov. 25 as the town lights up for its annual Midnight Madness. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Ucluelet’s annual Midnight Madness shopping extravaganza is tonight

Over 30 Ucluelet businesses kickoff the holiday season with the annual shop local celebration

The Blue Room’s Janine Riley, left, and Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce manager Seika Anderson will be spreading holiday cheer on Friday, Nov. 25 as the town lights up for its annual Midnight Madness. (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)
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)
From left, First Vice President of BC Command Ed Emerick handed an Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada President’s Membership Award to Ucluelet’s local ANAF Vice President Bronwyn Kelleher and President John McDiarmid during the veterans club’s annual general meeting on Nov. 4. A new executive was elected during the AGM that saw Kelleher take the club’s presidential reins from outgoing McDiarmid. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Ucluelet Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans Club receives national membership award

Unit 293 continues to thrive since its resurgence in 2014

From left, First Vice President of BC Command Ed Emerick handed an Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada President’s Membership Award to Ucluelet’s local ANAF Vice President Bronwyn Kelleher and President John McDiarmid during the veterans club’s annual general meeting on Nov. 4. A new executive was elected during the AGM that saw Kelleher take the club’s presidential reins from outgoing McDiarmid. (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)
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Ucluelet wins legal dispute over Wyndansea development

BC Supreme Court sends Onni Group back to the drawing board

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Ucluelet Mayor and council, clockwise from top left: Ian Kennington, Mark Maftei, Shawn Anderson, Jennifer Hoar and Marilyn McEwen. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Ucluelet’s new mayor and council sworn in

Ucluelet’s new mayor and four councillors took their Oaths of Office on Nov. 1

Ucluelet Mayor and council, clockwise from top left: Ian Kennington, Mark Maftei, Shawn Anderson, Jennifer Hoar and Marilyn McEwen. (Nora O’Malley photo)
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)
Motorists are being reminded winter tires are mandatory for most highway travel in the province as of Oct. 1. (Black Press Media file photo)

Is your vehicle currently equipped with winter tires?

Jack Frost showing up in Tofino and Ucluelet

  • Nov 6, 2022
Motorists are being reminded winter tires are mandatory for most highway travel in the province as of Oct. 1. (Black Press Media file photo)
Warren Barr and Lily Verney-Downey smile at the bar of their Pluvio Restaurant, recently named Canada’s best fine dining restaurant by TripAdvisor. Andrew Bailey photo

Ucluelet restaurant named Canada’s best fine dining experience

Pluvio tops TripAdvisor’s Best of the Best Awards

Warren Barr and Lily Verney-Downey smile at the bar of their Pluvio Restaurant, recently named Canada’s best fine dining restaurant by TripAdvisor. Andrew Bailey photo
Warren Barr and Lily Verney-Downey smile at the bar of their Pluvio Restaurant, which was recently named Canada’s best fine dining restaurantby TripAdvisor. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Ucluelet restaurant named Canada’s best fine dining experience

Pluvio tops TripAdvisor’s Best of the Best Awards

Warren Barr and Lily Verney-Downey smile at the bar of their Pluvio Restaurant, which was recently named Canada’s best fine dining restaurantby TripAdvisor. (Andrew Bailey photo)
B.C. NDP leadership candidate Anjali Appadurai attends a protest against the Trans Mountain pipeline and a rally calling for the protection of Stoney Creek, in Burnaby, B.C., on Saturday, September 17, 2022. The NDP leadership hopeful who was ousted from her chance to compete for British Columbia’s top political job says she’s ready to take up an invitation to work with the man who will become the next premier.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. NDP leadership candidate Anjali Appadurai attends a protest against the Trans Mountain pipeline and a rally calling for the protection of Stoney Creek, in Burnaby, B.C., on Saturday, September 17, 2022. The NDP leadership hopeful who was ousted from her chance to compete for British Columbia’s top political job says she’s ready to take up an invitation to work with the man who will become the next premier.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Ucluelet Aquarium staff Joel Filgate-McNabb, Britt Buirs, and Jess Cloutier bid farewell to another amazing season. (Nora O'Malley photo)

Ucluelet Aquarium closing early due to mechanical issues

Oct. 31 is the last day folks can view their favourite sea critters until next year

Ucluelet Aquarium staff Joel Filgate-McNabb, Britt Buirs, and Jess Cloutier bid farewell to another amazing season. (Nora O'Malley photo)
The West Coast’s anticipated public transit service has stalled. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Transit plan stalls in Tofino-Ucluelet

Alberni Clayoquot Regional District looking for alternatives as public transit plan hits speed bump

The West Coast’s anticipated public transit service has stalled. (Black Press Media file photo)
The all girls Tofino-Ucluelet West Coast Kickers soccer club pose for an inaugural team photo. (Submitted photo)

All girls West Coast soccer team takes flight

Meet the ‘West Coast Kickers’, Tofino and Ucluelet’s female soccer club

The all girls Tofino-Ucluelet West Coast Kickers soccer club pose for an inaugural team photo. (Submitted photo)