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Friday, August 9, 2019

While local First Nations lent their approval to Port Alberni’s new wastewater treatment system in the Somass estuary, Tseshaht First Nation still has misgivings about an outfall pipe to be installed this...

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Canoe races took place at Canal Beach this morning, part of the Tlu-piich Games for Nuu-chah-nulth participants.

With a Hupacasaht First Nation and an RCMP boat watching over the competition,...

Thursday, August 8, 2019

In an effort to help the West Coast’s dwindling salmon stocks, this summer Fisheries and Oceans Canada announced 23 projects that would benefit from $13 million in federal and provincial funding.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

The Tlu-piich Games continues with the annual event's second day. Under a blazing sun Nuu-chah-nulth youth tore up the track at Bob Dailey Stadium this morning and early afternoon, with basketball scheduled...

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

The city’s most popular swimming hole - called Paper Mill Dam, or the Somass River Park - was closed to bathers, effective Aug. 7 after high levels of e. coli were detected in the water.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Rose-Ann Michael is understandably miffed.

That’s because the elected chief of the Ehattesaht First Nation first found out about a massive helicopter survey, which will fly over her First Nation as...

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Starting Sept. 16, First Nation’s will see a change in their FNHA benefits plan.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Situated on the southern edge of Nootka Island, life in Yuquot is quiet for most of the year, where only one household remains in the ancestral home of the Mowachaht.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Eight years after the Port Alberni fish plant shut down, council is eyeing up the property for a brand new regional food innovation and processing hub.

Supporting all things local is what is going to...

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Travellers headed to Tofino and Ucluelet have again been forced to change their plans, due to the second unexpected closure of Highway 4 this month caused by rock debris.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Some of the largest trees in B.C. have gained protection, thanks to an announcement from the provincial government in mid-July, including at least eight giants in Nuu-chah-nulth territory on Vancouver...

Monday, July 29, 2019

A major snag has been hit in the quest to raise a Language Revitalization Pole at the University of Victoria this fall.

Funding for the $400,000 project has completely dried up after about $140,000...

Monday, July 29, 2019

For the second year in a row there were no successful bids for the upcoming BC Elder’s Gathering (BCEG) and that means that the BC Elders Communication Center Society will host the event in Vancouver.

Monday, July 29, 2019

More than 1,800 elders and their support people arrived at the Vancouver Convention Centre July 23 for two days of pampering, reconnection and fun at the 43rd Annual BC Elders Gathering (BCEG).

Friday, July 26, 2019

Vancouver BC – Federal officials were in Vancouver July 26 to sign an historic agreement with members of B.C. Coastal First Nations that will see improvements in community-based fisheries in parts of north...

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Less than a year after forest fires dominated the mountainside over Zeballos, the Ehattesaht/Chinehkint welcomed a surge of activity to the tiny community once again for the Northern Region Games.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

After only two months, the Pacheedaht Andersen Timber Holdings LP (PATH) received the results of an audit for tree farm licence (TFL) 61, located on Pacheedaht territory.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Open net-pen fish farming on the Island’s west coast is facing stronger community opposition this summer as the aquaculture industry works to prevent another explosion of sea lice and DFO promises tighter...

Monday, July 22, 2019

Archaeologists working on Keith Island have made a significant discovery that proves Nuu-chah-nulth-aht ate geoduck clams prior to contact with Europeans.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

What do you do when you have too many elk? You share them with the neighbors.

That is essentially what happened when 12 elk were translocated from the northeast side of Vancouver Island, where the...

Thursday, July 18, 2019

A group of five women are learning the Hesquiaht dialect of the Nuu-chah-nulth language in a Mentor-Apprentice Program (MAP) that is going into its second year.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

A month after the province sounded alarms with a drought advisory, the situation on Vancouver Island has improved, with better water flows and cooler temperatures in the region’s rivers.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The planning and fundraising efforts for the annual NTC Tlu-piich Games got off to a late start, but Mercediese Dawson, Tlu-piich Games Coordinator, says fun was had at the golfing fundraiser which drew in...

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

One hundred and fifty nautical miles west of Vancouver Island, 814 metres beneath the ocean’s surface, lies the apex of an underwater volcano comparable in size to Mount Baker.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Tseshaht First Nation acquired a new canoe this spring, which is already being put to use by the Tseshaht Canoe Family on the Paddle to Lummi journey.

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