News

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.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Five Nuu-chah-nulth nations are among communities hoping the puck finally drops this spring for the West Coast Multiplex, a community project 25 years in the making.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Well that escalated quickly.

A few hours after announcing that the 2020 Junior All Native Tournament (JANT) would indeed proceed on Thursday afternoon, organizers had a change of heart and cancelled...

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Nearly 40 employers filled the Alberni Athletic hall today for the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council’s annual career fair.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council is inviting everyone to its second Nuu-chah-nulth Language Gathering to be held March 24 – 27 at Maht Mahs gym in Port Alberni.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Memories and photographs from survivors of St. Michael’s Residential School in Alert Bay line the walls of the Alberni Valley Museum as part of a new and powerful exhibit— Project of Heart and Speaking...

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

As new cases of the coronavirus are announced each day, health authorities are tasked with balancing the need to inform the public on how to mitigate the spread of the disease while discouraging widespread...

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Amy Jack finally got the opportunity to experience a provincial high school basketball championship.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

The Maaqtusiis Suns were unable to register a victory at their provincial championships.

Yet members of the Ahousaht basketball squad were still pleased they were able to participate in the B.C....

Monday, March 9, 2020

A half dozen Nuu-chah-nulth women and NTC employees took part in the 15-kilometre Port Alberni Paper Chase on March 8. The event coincided with International Women’s Day; a global day for celebrating the...

Monday, March 9, 2020

From a pre-election pledge to a post-vote mandate letter from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Liberal government has softened its stance on moving fish farms out of the water.

Friday, March 6, 2020

The province and the First Nations Justice Council have launched a strategy aimed at curbing the growing number of Indigenous people being incarcerated in B.C.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

A Ditidaht singer performs a Ci’qaa (prayer chant) in a gathering place on the grounds of the University of Victoria. His powerful prayer is followed by a paddle dance led by young members of the Pacheedaht...

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