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Pioneer Boatworks, Ucluelet’s fishing gear and boat maintenance shop, will be part of a Netflix movie set on Aug. 9 and 10. It will be converted into a hardware store. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Netflix thriller ‘Lou’ filming in Ucluelet

Academy Award winner Allison Janney (“I, Tonya”) plays the lead in the Anna Foerster directed film

 

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Water restrictions arrive in Ucluelet

Stage 1 Water Restrictions will be in effect until further notice

 

Get the “hull” out of here! A crane lifts the hull of the old Bonilla onto a barge on July 21, 2021. (Nick Touchie photo)

Derelict boats removed from Ucluelet Harbour

Coastal Restoration Society receives another $837, 237 to remove 18 derelict vessels

 

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)
Secret Beach Campground general manager Noah Plonka takes a breather after riding laps around the new dirt pump track. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Toquaht Nation ready to welcome guests to Secret Beach Campground and Marina

Located a 45-minute drive from Ucluelet, the campground features a new kid-friendly dirt pump track

Secret Beach Campground general manager Noah Plonka takes a breather after riding laps around the new dirt pump track. (Nora O’Malley photo)
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)
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)
Artists Judy and Tom Schmidt pose beside their tiny driftwood house ’She Sells Seashells By The SeaShore’. (Nora O’Malley photo)

West Coast artist amazes with driftwood tiny houses

Unique art exhibit on display at Orange Door Gallery in Ucluelet

Artists Judy and Tom Schmidt pose beside their tiny driftwood house ’She Sells Seashells By The SeaShore’. (Nora O’Malley 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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Representatives from the District of Ucluelet on a 2017 site visit to the Barkley Community Forest near Maggie Lake. (Mayco Noel Photo)

Changes coming to the Barkley Community Forest near Ucluelet

The modernization of B.C.’s forestry policy could result in a reduction of Allowable Annual Cut

Representatives from the District of Ucluelet on a 2017 site visit to the Barkley Community Forest near Maggie Lake. (Mayco Noel 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)
Ucluelet mayor Mayco Noel and Food Bank on the Edge Society’s executive director Cris Martin hug on the newly designated site for the community food bank. (Nora O’Malley photo)

New food bank facility coming to the Coast

Ucluelet council unanimously approves Tugwell Fields location for $1 annual fee

Ucluelet mayor Mayco Noel and Food Bank on the Edge Society’s executive director Cris Martin hug on the newly designated site for the community food bank. (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)
Ucluelet will need to wait another year to crown the town’s fastest baby as Ukee Days, which features the popular Baby Crawling Contest, has been cancelled for the second year in a row due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Westerly file photo)

Ucluelet’s Ukee Days festival will not return in 2021

COVID-19 pandemic forces cancellation for second year in a row

Ucluelet will need to wait another year to crown the town’s fastest baby as Ukee Days, which features the popular Baby Crawling Contest, has been cancelled for the second year in a row due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Westerly file photo)
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Vehicles wait for the road to open at the Kennedy Hill safety improvement construction site. (George Fifield photo)

Daytime Hwy.4 closure schedule to continue

Ministry cancels a proposed 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. nightime closure

Vehicles wait for the road to open at the Kennedy Hill safety improvement construction site. (George Fifield photo)
Local band Downtown Brown and the Hitch, from left, Mark Lagace, David James Brown, Andy Keeling, and Gareth Hochachka play at the ANAF on July 2. (Submitted photo)

Ucluelet’s ANAF opens for locals only

“It’s going to be like a private clubhouse this summer”

Local band Downtown Brown and the Hitch, from left, Mark Lagace, David James Brown, Andy Keeling, and Gareth Hochachka play at the ANAF on July 2. (Submitted photo)
Tofino’s annual July 1 Tuff City Skate Competition is taking a break again this year. (Westerly file photo)

Quiet Canada Day for West Coast communities

All the usual Canada Day festivities in Tofino and Ucluelet are nixed

Tofino’s annual July 1 Tuff City Skate Competition is taking a break again this year. (Westerly file photo)
Two climbers were rescued after becoming stranded trying to descend on their climbing route. Westcoast Inland Search and Rescue said the climbers did the right thing by calling for assistance and staying put. (Westcoast Search and Rescue Society Facebook photo)

Helicopter swoops in from Comox to rescue stranded climbers near Tofino

Westcoast Inland Search and Rescue reminds adventurers to have a plan and be prepared

Two climbers were rescued after becoming stranded trying to descend on their climbing route. Westcoast Inland Search and Rescue said the climbers did the right thing by calling for assistance and staying put. (Westcoast Search and Rescue Society Facebook photo)