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Friday, November 27, 2020

When Steven and Allison Howard saw a post on social media, a friend wistfully wishing someone would host an online potlatch, the couple never thought in a million years that it would be them to do it.

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Friday, November 27, 2020

A Huu-ay-aht person has died after contracting COVID-19. Edward Johnson of Huu-ay-aht’s Executive Council confirmed that their member died on Nov. 25 in a hospital located on the Lower Mainland.

Friday, November 27, 2020

COVID-19 spread through the Ehattesaht Chinehkint First Nation reserve this week, resulting in nine active cases as of Nov. 26.

Friday, November 27, 2020

The owner of a popular sushi restaurant in downtown Victoria invited the family of Herb Dick to his restaurant to ‘break bread’ and receive his apology.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

A Port Alberni advocate for the homeless wants to open her property to shelter those who have resorted to living in tents.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

A third COVID-19 case has been reported from Tsawaayuus Rainbow Gardens, after a staff member initially tested positive on Nov. 16.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Volunteers at the forefront of Port Alberni’s homelessness issue are feeling frustrated with the city and other community stakeholders who they say aren’t offering immediate housing solutions for the most...

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Some members from Ahousaht First Nation are involved with a historic initiative.

But a celebration to recognize being part of the first Indigenous-led Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary will in all...

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

A new award has been launched by the lieutenant governor of British Columbia that aims to honour those who have demonstrated a commitment to furthering reconciliation with Indigenous peoples within the...

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

A youth worker that visited Ahousaht from Nov. 17 – 20 has tested positive for COVID-19, raising concern among parents whose children engaged in recreational activities with the visitors.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Six months after she laid her daughter to rest, Martha Martin is facing the unthinkable; she is preparing for the funeral of another child.

Monday, November 23, 2020

As B.C.’s provincial health officer urges people to not congregate and risk spreading COVID-19, Nuu-chah-nulth communities on the west coast are locking down with even more stringent restrictions than what...

Monday, November 23, 2020

A member within Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation has tested positive for COVID-19.

Monday, November 23, 2020

The windstorm that swept through the west coast of Vancouver Island on Tuesday last week (Nov. 17) left more than 121,000 British Columbians without power.

Ditidaht First Nation was among the...

Thursday, November 19, 2020

A young Ditidaht mother is warning people that COVID-19 is real after she spent two weeks in hospital fighting for her life.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Two days after a staff member at Tsawaayuus Rainbow Gardens tested positive for COVID-19, a case has been reported with a resident in the long-term care facility.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

After over a decade of trying to secure funding, the final phase of construction for Hot Springs Cove’s Ah’ta’apq Creek Hydropower Project is underway.

As a windstorm blustered through the west coast...

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

A small Nuu-chah-nulth nation still awaits its day in court to prove Aboriginal title over its traditional territory, while the province prepares a case against the Nuchatlaht’s historical occupation of...

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

A new study has found that COVID-19 will have significant consequences on children’s mental health. Researchers at Simon Fraser University are urging government to invest in the province’s youth mental...

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

One staff member at Tsawaayuus (Rainbow Gardens) has tested positive for COVID-19, Island Health stated in a media release dated Nov. 17.

“Island Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Tsawaayuus...

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Fears of COVID-19 have made two communities on Vancouver Island’s west coast that normally market themselves as tourist destinations ask those from B.C.’s hardest hit regions to not visit.

Monday, November 16, 2020

A warning has been issued by Environment Canada, as “storm” force winds of 48 to 63 knots are expected to blow through the west coast of Vancouver Island.

Monday, November 16, 2020

A male school teacher has been suspended following several complaints from parents about inappropriate comments, verbally abusing students and showing up to class in a drunken state.

Friday, November 13, 2020

A third-party review looking into recent allegations against the Port Alberni Shelter Society (PASS) is now underway and is expected to take several weeks for completion.

Friday, November 13, 2020

Thanks to more than $200,000 in federal funding, Ahousaht First Nation will soon be able to enhance its marine safety capabilities.

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