Poll

Restaurants and other hospitality operations are struggling to find staff, but they aren’t the only industry affected, according to Vancouver Island job market watchers. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

POLL: Have you been affected by the ongoing labour shortage?

Shops struggling to find workers in Tofino and Ucluelet

  • Aug 28, 2022
Restaurants and other hospitality operations are struggling to find staff, but they aren’t the only industry affected, according to Vancouver Island job market watchers. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
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POLL: Have you struggled to find parking in your community this summer?

Are you circling the block looking for a spot in Tofino or Ucluelet during the tourist season

  • Aug 18, 2022
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POLL: Have you started getting your kids ready to go back to school?

Summer days dwindling down as September nears

  • Aug 14, 2022
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POLL: Have you seen illegal campers in your community this season?

Are you spotting more illegal camping activity that usual around Tofino and Ucluelet?

  • Aug 7, 2022
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POLL: Have you noticed more bear activity in your neighbourhood this year?

Are you seeing more bears around Tofino and Ucluelet than usual

  • Jul 15, 2022
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The Waskasoo Park Trails in Red Deer, Alberta, are part of a civic trail system that stretches for more than 100 kilometres. (Black Press Media file photo)

POLL: Do you plan to take on a new activity for the first time this summer?

Summer’s sun shines on outdoor recreation opportunities

  • Jul 10, 2022
The Waskasoo Park Trails in Red Deer, Alberta, are part of a civic trail system that stretches for more than 100 kilometres. (Black Press Media file photo)
The move to ban single-use plastics will prevent 33 billion units of forks, bags, six-pack rings and other plastics from landfills. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Do you support government legislation to ban most single-use plastic items?

How do you feel about the federal government banning single-use plastics?

  • Jun 29, 2022
The move to ban single-use plastics will prevent 33 billion units of forks, bags, six-pack rings and other plastics from landfills. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Judy Plater of Plater Designs knits up a storm while Phil Beeley sorts through her booth’s treasures and musician Benjamin Taggart fortifies a serene ambience during Ucluelet’s first Sunday Market of the season on May 22. Both Ucluelet and Tofino celebrated the opening of their respective market seasons over the weekend with Tofino’s kicking off on May 21. The markets are held at their town’s Village Greens from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. with Tofino’s on Saturdays and Ucluelet’s on Sundays. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Have you attended a local market in your community yet this season?

Market season is up and running in Tofino and Ucluelet

  • Jun 26, 2022
Judy Plater of Plater Designs knits up a storm while Phil Beeley sorts through her booth’s treasures and musician Benjamin Taggart fortifies a serene ambience during Ucluelet’s first Sunday Market of the season on May 22. Both Ucluelet and Tofino celebrated the opening of their respective market seasons over the weekend with Tofino’s kicking off on May 21. The markets are held at their town’s Village Greens from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. with Tofino’s on Saturdays and Ucluelet’s on Sundays. (Andrew Bailey photo)
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POLL: Have you ever considered running for your town’s local council?

Municipal elections through B.C. being held on Oct. 15

  • Jun 18, 2022
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Coldstream’s Kal Beach pictured in this May 2021 photograph. (Jennifer Smith - Black Press)
Coldstream’s Kal Beach pictured in this May 2021 photograph. (Jennifer Smith - Black Press)
Calgary Mayor Jyoti Gondek, Coun. Dan McLean, Coun. Peter Demong and Coun. Evan Spencer (left to right) pose at Calgary City Hall on Monday, May 16, 2022. Gondek announced a friendly wager between the Calgary and Edmonton city councils for the upcoming Battle of Alberta NHL series between the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colette Derworiz

POLL: Are you following the NHL playoffs?

The Battle of Alberta has officially started

  • May 19, 2022
Calgary Mayor Jyoti Gondek, Coun. Dan McLean, Coun. Peter Demong and Coun. Evan Spencer (left to right) pose at Calgary City Hall on Monday, May 16, 2022. Gondek announced a friendly wager between the Calgary and Edmonton city councils for the upcoming Battle of Alberta NHL series between the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colette Derworiz
Gord Johns

POLL: Do you support MP Gord Johns’ bill on drug decriminalization?

Johns calls for reforms in face of opioid overdose crisis

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POLL: Have you watched a local council meeting online this year?

Are you following Tofino and Ucluelet’s local governments?

  • May 8, 2022
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Shorebirds rest and replenish at the estuary on Combers Beach in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. (Nora O’Malley photo)

POLL: Do you support Pacific Rim National Park Reserve’s seasonal dog ban?

Parks Canada announces dog ban at Combers Beach from April 14 to October 1

  • Apr 24, 2022
Shorebirds rest and replenish at the estuary on Combers Beach in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. (Nora O’Malley photo)
A Greater Victoria gas station shows the most recent price jump to $194.9 cents per litre March 2. (Courtesy Hudson Mack)

POLL: Have high gas prices affected your driving habits?

Have you been travelling differently since the price of gas began skyrocketing?

  • Apr 17, 2022
A Greater Victoria gas station shows the most recent price jump to $194.9 cents per litre March 2. (Courtesy Hudson Mack)