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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Significant improvements are coming to the logging road that Anacla and Bamfield residents rely on.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

At the Alberni Indian Residential School in 1969, a headstrong nine-year old boy misses his family. His grandparents live so close that all the lonely little boy has to do is sneak away unnoticed, cross the...

Thursday, November 14, 2019

After two months, Full Circle Youth Life Skills & Wellness has come to an end.

The pilot youth group was organized by the combination of two NTC services, Child & Youth and Teechuktl Mental...

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The people of Ahousaht love their mobile communications devices as much as any other Canadian, but back home in the village, service is virtually non-existent.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Hupacasath journalist Wawmeesh Hamilton was among those honoured by his alma mater this past week.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Homeless people, you see them everywhere, pushing shopping carts filled with their treasured belongings. They congregate around upper Third Avenue in Port Alberni accessing free food, clothing and services...

Friday, November 8, 2019

Know your favourite fungi.

That’s the golden rule among Nuu-chah-nulth food gatherers who savour the Island’s abundant wild mushrooms, some of them prized, others deadly poisonous.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

A totem pole commissioned to mark the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages will not be erected at the University of Victoria as originally planned, but will remain in Port Alberni where...

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Three months after Ditidaht elected a new chief and council, Chief Councillor Brian Tate called his first Governance Meeting at the nation’s community hall.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

NTC President Judith Sayers, acting on behalf of five Nuu-chah-nulth nations, has sent a letter to newly re-elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau insisting that Canada follow up on promises they made to...

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The Alberni Valley’s Secluded Wellness Centre is celebrating eight years in business and is continuing to add new services and workshops for holistic health and healing.  

Monday, November 4, 2019

Though she hasn’t wrestled herself since graduating from high school back in 2012, Daley Forbes once again found herself as part of a team this year.

Monday, November 4, 2019

A family of four were rushed to hospital Saturday evening, when their boat struck a rock between Tofino and the Tla-o-qui-aht community of Opitsaht.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Christine Fred is a busy woman; she works a full-time job and helps out her family whenever she can. Still, she fills her spare time running a second-hand business with the proceeds going to two Port...

Friday, November 1, 2019

Refuge Cove is a safe harbour located at about the midway point of the west coast of Vancouver Island. Renamed Hot Springs Cove in later years, it is part of the traditional territories of the Manhousaht,...

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Oct. 31 brought the annual Halloween costume contest at the Nuu-chah-chah-nulth Tribal Council, where employees showed up at work as their favourite characters. Kim Erickson took first prize as Pennywise...

Thursday, October 31, 2019

The list of approved projects for the B.C. Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund did not include any initiatives focussing on the west coast of Vancouver Island, but Nuu-chah-nulth submissions are still...

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

A growing collection of evidence is pointing to the lost nutritional benefits of a traditional First Nations diet that was sustained before the transition to processed foods, according to a presentation...

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Trevor Cootes didn’t seem to mind travelling more than halfway across the country to tout one of his First Nation’s latest achievements.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

As the months grow colder, Port Alberni’s bear community is getting desperate.

Tseshaht member Christine Fred woke up to a shock Friday morning (Oct. 25), as security cameras had caught a bear...

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Seniors in the Alberni Valley have increased access to long-term care now that 12 new publicly-funded beds have opened at Tsawaayuus Rainbow Gardens in Port Alberni.

Friday, October 25, 2019

B.C. MLAs have voted unanimously to give first reading to the Declaration of the Rights of First Peoples Act, a human rights bill hailed by Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders as a major milestone on the...

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Older Nuu-chah-nulth people living on fixed incomes now have a new, more dignified option when it comes to housing now that Tsawaayuus Rainbow Gardens is accepting applications for 20 brand new independent...

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Logging of ancient fir trees in Nahmint Valley is expected to continue despite investigations that point to violations of old-growth protections by the government’s timber auction agency.

Why?

Thursday, October 24, 2019

A bill is about to be tabled in the legislature that, if passed, would make British Columbia the first province to legally enact legislation that follows the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous...

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