News

Friday, April 17, 2020

With a strike behind them that extends back to early July, the Huu-ay-aht are looking to a new era in forestry where First Nations could play leading role in the industry.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

A Campbell River mother of four has found a great way to fill her time while helping others during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic: she is making reusable masks.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

A necropsy to learn more about a dead whale that washed ashore in Chekleset Bay has been ruled out, but the find may help increase understanding of a rebounding humpback population.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

The Province of British Columbia has announced $5 million to expand existing mental health programs and services, launch new supports for British Columbians amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Friday, April 10, 2020

Strict measures to protect from coronavirus transmission are being enforced on the far reaches of northwest Vancouver Island.

Friday, April 10, 2020

Spring is here and a brilliant sun is shining on the west coast of Vancouver Island, but communities from the popular tourist destination are telling visitors not to come over the Easter long weekend.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

An early morning fire tore through the Pacific West apartment building in Campbell River on Wednesday, April 8 leaving more then 86 people suddenly homeless.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

A telehealth program newly available in Nuu-chah-nulth communities may prove invaluable during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

The Kennedy Hill Construction Project was slated for completion in summer 2020, but the B.C. Ministry of Transportation recently announced that its end date has been pushed back to this coming winter.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

With its population of about 1,000, Maaqtusiis, the name of Ahousaht's main village on Flores Island, is the largest First Nations community on the coast of Vancouver Island. It is remote, accessible only...

Monday, April 6, 2020

Wearing a mask will not protect you from getting the new coronavirus while out in public, says an NTC nurse in her message for Nuu-chah-nulth communities.

Friday, April 3, 2020

The number of new coronavirus cases in British Columbia remains stable, indicating to health authorities that the province’s models for spread are on track and that social distancing measures are working....

Friday, April 3, 2020

It’s 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Apr. 1 and a couple of vehicles pull up to the entrance of the Salvation Army building on Argyle Street in Port Alberni.

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.

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