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Monday, September 16, 2019

In the aftermath of a bus crash that claimed the lives of two UVic students, a Barclay Sound First Nation that regularly uses the road to Bamfield is stressing the need to improve the route.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Darrell Williams, one of the half dozen residents of Yuquot, spotted the remains of whale that washed ashore on the long, exposed beach facing west at Yuquot.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

At the age of 15, Jayson Nookemus is a fast learner while on the water. For years the teenager has accompanied his grandfather, James Nookemus, learning the details of operating a fishing boat while not in...

Thursday, September 12, 2019

The unveiling of Orange Bridge Cannabis this week marks the first business opened by the Tseshaht on the busy High 4 in a generation – an addition some hope will lead to future development on the corridor...

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

A long and frustrating struggle to re-establish Aboriginal access to west coast fishery resources may finally bear fruit with an appeal decision expected in the T’aaq-wiihak rights saga.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The Tseshaht are Vancouver Island’s first Aboriginal community to open a government-approved cannabis store, with a pot shop introduced today at the First Nation’s market on the highway to Tofino.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

For the next four months, a professor from Portland State University will be researching the similarities and differences between how Indigenous scientific and cultural issues are covered by the media in...

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Gord Johns is pleased the federal government has announced more than $8 million in funding to help clean up some of the country’s coastlines.

But Johns, the MP for the Courtenay-Alberni riding,...

Monday, September 9, 2019

Slick roads may have been a factor in a fatal head-on collision that took place on a windy section of Cameron Lake, on Highway 4 east of Port Alberni late Sunday night.

Monday, September 9, 2019

The Alberni District Fall Fair came to a close on Sunday, Sept. 8, after four days of activity that attracted locals and visitors from communities across Vancouver Island’s west coast communities.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Summer is over; the kids are back to school and the salmon are returning home to spawn. For many Nuu-chah-nulth-aht late summer means home-use fish deliveries from their respective First Nations.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Those living in the territories of northern Nuu-chah-nulth nations might notice a low-flying helicopter with a peculiar T-shaped device this month.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

At the base of the many massive west coast mountains, in the traditional lands of the Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nations, around 25 tents were set up in the fields behind the band office for the very first...

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Worksafe BC and several other agencies are investigating after a commercial fisherman in his early 60s drowned during a commercial gillnet fishery opening on Sept. 4 in the Alberni Inlet.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

DFO scientists are drawing a direct line between climate change and fish population decline in what is shaping up to be one of the worst years on record for wild salmon.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Salmon are swimming through the Big Bar Slide in steady numbers, a hopeful sign months after fish passage was blocked during migration to Interior spawning grounds.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

What started as a conversation around a kitchen table between friends, has evolved into a successful advocacy campaign for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

It’s considered a major step in the right direction.

But Tyson Atleo, the community economic development lead for the Ahousaht First Nation, believes more co-operation is still required.

Friday, August 30, 2019

A recent coordinated search of Bartlett Island has turned up no sign of Ahousaht’s Travis Thomas, who was last seen on the island Aug. 7, 2018.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Tuesday night at the Bill Reid Gallery in downtown Vancouver marked a special occasion for many of B.C.’s First Nations, including a few specific Nuu-Chah-Nulth communities.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

A century and a half after they were carved into a cedar tree, the knife marks are still visible at the end of a post that once supported a longhouse on the southern edge of Barkley Sound.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Representatives of the fish farming industry say they’ve got sea lice under control at Clayoquot Sound salmon farms after the parasites spiked at three operations in 2018 and researchers found a similar...

Friday, August 23, 2019

Ahousaht Search and Rescue is planning an exhaustive search of the small, rugged Bartlett Island and surrounding islets for the week of Aug. 26 to 29.

Friday, August 23, 2019

The Coastal Nations Coast Guard Auxiliary has hired its first zone coordinator to be based in Ahousaht.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Day school survivors should be preparing claim forms soon through a long-awaited class action settlement with awards ranging from $10,000 to $200,000.

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