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Thursday, April 2, 2020

How quickly things change.

Just a few short months ago, many Indigenous business owners from coast to coast to coast were preparing for what they were hoping would be another successful year.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus have put millions of Canadians out of work, while businesses close operations under government orders against crowds and close contact.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

With access to the Tseshaht Longhouse unavailable during the COVID-19 pandemic, a Tseshaht man has built a miniature replica of the facility where he’s made many lasting memories.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

A race against time to save Fraser River salmon hasn’t slowed despite the global pandemic.

With the river sure to rise in coming days, efforts to clear the channel at Big Bar Slide will be put to the...

Monday, March 30, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen businesses forced to close and families ordered to stay home by Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, leaving some struggling to get much-needed groceries and...

Monday, March 30, 2020

Medical officials in B.C. are advising people to behave as if they have the coronavirus in order to maintain measures to hold back a storm of infections currently affecting other areas.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Bryce Amos was eagerly anticipating the 2020 lacrosse season.

The 17-year-old, a member of the Ehattesaht First Nation, was expected to play his first season of junior lacrosse. Amos was hoping to...

Monday, March 30, 2020

Habitat restoration work to rebuild chinook productivity in North Island watersheds is “a drop in the bucket” but could become a stepping stone for long-term salmon sustainability, says a T’aaq-wihak...

Friday, March 27, 2020

Those who attend Nuu-chah-nulth cultural events around the Victoria area might recall a soft-spoken man with a robust figure who often makes his way to a drumming circle. When unleashed, his voice carries...

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

When Lewis George arrived to work at the House of Himwitsa Native Art Gallery on Tuesday, March 17, he felt unsettled. The storeowner said that an employee who wasn’t feeling well had showed up to work. He...

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

A long-awaited public inquest into the death four years ago of Jocelyn George, a young Hequiaht/Ahousaht mother, is scheduled for July 6 at Port Alberni Courthouse.

A coroner’s inquest is a formal...

Monday, March 23, 2020

Provincial officials are reporting 48 news cases of COVID-19 since Saturday, with another two on Vancouver Island to bring the region’s total to 39.

Friday, March 20, 2020

As health authorities struggle to curb the continued rise of coronavirus cases across the province, a new testing centre has opened in Port Alberni.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Wally and Donna Samuel are well-known Nuu-chah-nulth fixtures in Port Alberni. The retired Ahousaht couple, both in their 70s, have a large family and an even larger cultural community.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

The VI Connector and Tofino Bus have suspended all runs until further notice.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

In an effort to help with an overwhelmed HealthLink BC hotline and a worsening shortage of supplies to test for COVID-19, nurses are now available by telephone to guide Nuu-chah-nulth members through the...

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The planned homeless count event scheduled for Port Alberni in early April 2020 has been postponed due to safety concerns over the Covid-19 pandemic.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

In the darkness of all the ever-updating COVID-19 news comes a ray of brightness from community banding together to take care of one another.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

More than a week of continued power outages has led to a localised state of emergency in Kyuquot, prompting attention from the BC Utilities Commission and the RCMP.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

A blockade erected this morning to prevent tourists from reaching communities on the west coast of Vancouver Island has been disbanded, according to reports from the region.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Coastal communities like Ahousaht and Tla-o-qui-aht are preparing residents as tension mounts within the communities in response to COVID-19.

“I’m just trying to settle the people down,” says Chief...

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

As part of a $36.2-million transaction with Western Forest Products, the Huu-ay-aht are set to gain majority interests in a massive section of Crown land south of Port Alberni, with a partial ownership of...

Monday, March 16, 2020

The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has gotten a much larger foothold in Washington State than it has in British Columbia. 

Monday, March 16, 2020

It has been nearly five years since a tragic boat accident claimed the lives of six tourists aboard the Leviathan II off of Vancouver Island’s west coast in Clayoquot Sound.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Amid widespread concerns over the transmission of COVID-19, the NTC is advising against large gatherings, while Ahousaht is restricting visits to its Flores Island community.

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