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Friday, March 24, 2017

Six people are grateful to be alive after running aground late at night on March 23 near Matsquiaht (formerly Kakawis) on Meares Island near Tofino.

The boat, owned by an Ahousaht member, was in Tofino for a late night pick-up of four young women returning from the Junior All Native...

Monday, March 20, 2017

It’s hard to go through life not quite knowing who you are, according to Ha-Shilth-Sa reporter Denise Titian.

Now, after a years-long search that included multiple DNA tests and online networking, she is preparing to meet her long-lost birth father.

What Titian knew for sure...

Monday, March 20, 2017

Correction: We have made a correction to the name of Chef Maré, who we misidentified in the original story. The name is Chef Maré Bruce. We apologize for this error.

Guests of  the Shipwreck Café were treated to a sumptuous five course lunch...

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Hesquiaht Storm is once again expected to challenge for a prestigious basketball championship.

The girls’ under-17 squad will be competing at this year’s Junior All Native Tournament, which begins Monday and continues until March 24 in Kelowna.

The Storm had placed...

Monday, March 13, 2017

Uu-a-thluk Fisheries Program Manager Don Hall has been named the 2017 recipient of the Larry Rutter Memorial Award in Pacific Salmon Conservation. Like Larry Rutter, Don became involved with the Pacific Salmon Commission (PSC) process with an understanding of the issues and threats facing...

Monday, March 13, 2017

Residential school survivors who gathered to celebrate one small bright spot in their school experience are outraged that a Conservative Senator believes Canadians should focus on the “good aspects” of the residential school system, which she maintains was “well-intentioned....

Friday, March 3, 2017

Ahousaht Ha’wilth James Swan, Uu-Kwa-Qum, is a corporal in the Canadian Scottish Regiment Infantry. He is making plans to head to France to take part in the 100th year memorial ceremony at Vimy Ridge.

Uu-Kwa-Qum says he is a reservist who is ready to serve Canadians in emergencies...

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Ha’wiih (hereditary chiefs) of Ahousaht signed a 10-year agreement with the provincial government that will see them take on the management contract for Maquinna Marine Provincial Park, site of the famous Hot Springs.

“The contract will bring employment to Ahousaht...

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Port Alberni’s School District 70 elementary students were given the opportunity to learn about Nuu-chah-nulth culture through a program that gets them out of the classroom and into the Tseshaht Longhouse.

Nuu-chah-nulth Education Worker Richard Samuel said that the students learned...

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

It has been one year since the sudden passing of Port Alberni Friendship Center’s most beloved and tireless volunteer, Tim George, and his family paid tribute to him with a memorial luncheon.

Family, friends, clients and PAFC staff and board members gathered Feb. 17 to honour and...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

A new four-piece mural installation was unveiled at Eighth Avenue Learning Center (EALC) on Feb. 8. The murals were created through the Oneness of Nature Youth Project made possible through the collaborative efforts of the students, elders, Rollin Art Centre, the EALC, and renowned Tseshaht...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Fifteen-year-old Cody Savey has made a huge leap forward in his hockey career with the signing of a Standard Player Agreement with the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League. The contract signing took place Saturday and was announced on Sunday, Feb. 13, the same day as his first game...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

This year the Nuu-chah-nulth Nations’ fisheries managers, technicians, Nuu-chah-nulth fishers, and community members remain concerned that WCVI herring stocks are not sufficiently rebuilt to allow commercial fishing.

“There is some indication that west coast of Vancouver...

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Lory and Judy Campbell, an Ahousaht couple living in Port Alberni, are hosting an informal feast at the Alberni Athletic Hall on Feb. 11. They are relying on donations and volunteers to help with this major undertaking.

Lory said that he was talking to his wife about wanting to do...

Friday, February 3, 2017

The Grade 7 students of Haahuupayuk School vowed to stay away from drugs and gangs so that they can live long, happy lives in a safe community.

Their discussion about drugs and gangs came after a series of prevention presentations delivered by RCMP Constable Scott MacLeod of Port Alberni...

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Members of Huu-ay-aht’s Cook family presented a cheque for $4,290 to the Alberni Athletic Association at a board meeting on Feb. 1 at the Alberni Athletic Hall.

According to association board member Sherry Cook, her friends and family presented the cheque to association President...

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Like their older sisters, 14 years earlier, Kayleigh Frank, Tamara Thomas and Jaden Frank arrived at their Aatys-too-thlah Jan. 28 carried in a traditional chupitz on the shoulders of their male relatives.

Like their sisters before them, they met one of the first demands of womanhood,...

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Zeballos Forest Service Road has become so degraded over the fall and winter that residents of the five communities that use it, and Claire Trevena, the NDP MLA for North Island, say travel on it is unsafe.

“I’ve grown up in B.C. I’ve lived out in the bush my whole...

Friday, January 27, 2017

An initiative to change the name of an elementary school and a Port Alberni street named for an overt racist has set off a firestorm of racism on social media and the local Letters to the Editor section.

On Jan. 23, Councillor Chris Alemany brought forward a resolution to work with First...

Thursday, January 26, 2017

There will be no mining or industrial logging in Ahousaht traditional territory. That was the message the Ahousaht Ha’wiih (hereditary chiefs) delivered at a special event in Tofino on Jan. 25 as they revealed their Ahousaht First Nation Land Use Vision Plan.

“We will not...

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Revitalization and Preservation of Language and Healing from Indian Residential Schools were the top priorities of a two-day gathering held at Tin Wis on Jan. 17 and Jan. 18.

Kaamath, Levi Martin, shared his knowledge, wisdom and experience of working in the field of traditional healing/...

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Cornerstones Thift Store is being closed by the Bread of Life Centre as of Jan. 31, and the charity will start a trial program to serve meals on weekends to those struggling with poverty, disability, addictions, and loneliness.

Rev. Minnie Hornidge, president of the Board of the Bread of...

Monday, January 23, 2017

Nuchatlaht leaders gathered on the courthouse steps in Vancouver Jan. 20 before filing a notice of civil claim that seeks official title of its territory on the west coast of Vancouver Island, basing the claim on the precedent set in June 2014 in the Tsilhqot’in decision.

The small...

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Actions are speaking louder than words and they contradict the passionate reconciliation talk that Justin Trudeau delivered both before and after the Liberals formed the new federal government.

The government has filed papers seeking a judicial review of the Huu-ay-aht logging decision...

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Language and Culture Team at Ditidaht Community School (Dorothy Shepherd, Cyril Edgar and Dave Mason) invited noted historian and artist Ron Hamilton to help the school create a curtain to represent the students and the story of the school.

The curtain will be used at all school...

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