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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

As the province of B.C. transitions into Phase 3 of its restart plan, Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation and Tofino welcomed the return of visitors on Vancouver Island’s west coast in a recent press release.

Monday, July 6, 2020

While COVID-19 has mostly spared B.C.’s First Nations, unintended consequences from pandemic restrictions are taking an increasingly lethal toll on Indigenous people using illicit drugs.

Monday, July 6, 2020

An article about the possible link between the prescription drug Metformin and cancer is raising concerns for diabetes sufferers.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Restoring salmon habitat in watersheds along the Island’s west coast could substantially boost productivity, but declining stocks won’t recover unless more spawners make it home.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Cermaq begins testing a semi-closed containment system (SCCS) at its Millar Channel fish farm this fall, though hereditary chiefs are not convinced the new technology will protect wild salmon.

Friday, July 3, 2020

With the province still under partial lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council’s education department had to come up with an alternative to the annual gathering that they...

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Four weeks after the shooting death of her daughter by an Edmundston Police officer, Martha Martin is sickened by the news that the police officer is back on duty.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

The news came when the federal government announced its Budget 2019: Investing in the Middle Class to Grow Canada’s Economy.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Every month, the village of Hot Springs Cove barges trucks full of diesel through Clayoquot Sound. Residents within the remote community depend upon the fuel to power and heat their homes.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

After a meagre preseason forecast for sockeye salmon fishing on the Somass this year, the river’s First Nations began to take advantage of a brief opening on Tuesday, June 30.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

As DFO allocates another $3 million in salmon habitat restoration funding — none of it for the Island’s west coast — the NDP is urging Ottawa to triple the amount of money available.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Parents and school staff have been working diligently, finding a safe way to celebrate their graduating class in the midst of social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Eighteen years after Lisa Marie Young went missing without a trace, loved ones and supporters marched down the streets of Nanaimo to ensure her disappearance remains in the public eye.

Monday, June 29, 2020

The Royal British Columbia Museum has made access to its Indigenous content photograph collection much easier with the launch of its online digitized photograph collection.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Stefan Ochman received some unexpected but welcome news recently.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

An independent review of a bus crash that killed two University of Victoria students during a field trip to Bamfield concludes that future trips cannot be made at night if the logging road remains in its...

Thursday, June 25, 2020

A young Ditidaht member is quickly gaining ground in her career as an artist. On June 19, at the downtown location of the Aboriginal Front Door Society, a beautiful wall mural was unveiled, by 20-year-old...

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

In a move to salvage its economy from the COVID-19 lockdown, the province is encouraging travel within the province this summer – a message that goes against the urging of multiple Indigenous leaders.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Despite continued efforts to push commercial boats out of the industry, many fishermen haven’t sold their licences back to the government, leaving millions in unused funds that were originally intended to...

Monday, June 22, 2020

On the day of her graduation, Trinity Clark walked a stage that was set up in the band room of the Ucluelet Secondary School (USS). Outfitted in a flowing red dress, twenty of her closest family members...

Monday, June 22, 2020

Long-time sports advocate Wally Samuel Sr. has been appointed to the board of directors of a provincial group.

Sunday, June 21, 2020

A lone eagle frolicked with the seagulls over the Somass River, feasting on the jumping salmon as mourners gathered on the riverbank to say their final farewell to 26-year-old Chantel Moore.

Many...

Saturday, June 20, 2020

As a line of Grade 7 graduates emerged from Haahuupayak Elementary School, they were met with a blaring of honking horns that sounded from the parking lot.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Two weeks after Martha Martin lost her daughter to a police officer’s gun in New Brunswick, she stood before hundreds on the other side of Canada at the B.C. legislature, calling for answers.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

This is thhe second in a series of Ha-Shilth-Sa articles on wild salmon harvest, hatcheries and habitat.

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