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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Staff from Teechuktl Mental Health recognized Orange Shirt Day today, while adjusting to COVID-19 restrictions.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Under dark, stormy skies, dozens of boaters and kayakers gathered in the Tofino Inlet this past Saturday for a wild salmon flotilla in protest of the surrounding fish farms.

Monday, September 28, 2020

Orange Shirt Day will be held again this year to honour residential school survivors, but in Port Alberni the event has adjusted to follow COVID-19 restrictions.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Data recently released by the BC Coroners Service show that the COVID-19 pandemic is continuing to bring high numbers of fatal overdoses, with 147 suspected illicit drug deaths in August.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Teara Fraser, the first Indigenous woman to start her own airline company in Canada, has joined the Tla-o-qui-aht Tribal Parks Allies.

Fraser, a Métis woman who lives in Vancouver, founded Iskwew Air...

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Results from a snorkel survey last winter delivered an ominous clue about the status of Gold River’s winter steelhead run: Zero.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Public consultation has resumed as the federal government edges closer to enacting Canada’s first specific aquaculture legislation.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic half a year ago, British Columbia’s other public health emergency has escalated, causing health officials to grasp at approaches to curb the crisis.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The road to Happy Hill in Ahousaht just got a lot smoother thanks to a fresh layer of asphalt poured over the old pothole-pocked gravel road. Residents were pleased to see the section of newly paved road...

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

A fisherman reported to the Port Alberni Port Authority (PAPA) that he saw a large sheen of diesel oil on the water near Port Alberni’s Harbour Quay on Saturday, Sept 12.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

It’s been a very different summer in Yuquot. The ancestral home of the Mowachaht/Muchalaht normally serves as a popular summertime destination for members of the First Nation, as well as travellers from...

Monday, September 21, 2020

Travelers on Highway 4 between Port Alberni and the west coast can expect scheduled road closures as blasting resumes at the Kennedy Hill construction site.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Development at the Caycuse Recreation site at Nitinaht Lake is well underway, with the campground upgrade now 80 per cent complete.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Josie Osborne is ready to make the leap into provincial politics.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Shaunee Casavant is scaling back her commitments in the health industry.

But the Hupacasath First Nation member was more than willing to accept an offer to serve a two-year term with the Island...

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Hilda Hanson, Nuu-chah-nulth’s eldest elder and most treasured Kyuquot grandmother passed away peacefully at her home in Houpsitas on Thursday, September 10th. According to daughter Therese, Hilda was ’98...

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Back in 1962, Herbert Jack began his career as a logger. His days consisted of attaching a cable to a felled tree before choking the log so it could be removed from the forest. The arduous work earned him $...

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

The B.C. government is taking their first step to protecting old-growth forests by calling for an immediate deferral of logging in nine old-growth regions across the province.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

As the number of B.C.’s coronavirus infections continue to rise, First Nations are left with no idea of how close these cases are to their communities, a vulnerability that a coalition of Indigenous...

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

For years, a large piece of winding driftwood has been stationed on Chesterman Beach. It has become an iconic meeting place for residents, who can tell you exactly where it stands.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

When classes resumed in Ucluelet for the first time in six months last week students had to adjust not only to rigorous new health and safety rules but to a campus transforming under their feet.

Monday, September 14, 2020

As schools across the province of B.C. prepared to welcome students back for the new school year, administration staff scrambled to normalize their new social reality.

Friday, September 11, 2020

After countless motor vehicle accidents and many lives lost, the 90 kilometre logging road that leads to Bamfield will finally be paved.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Almost six months after the pandemic forced lockdowns and restrictions worldwide, the Indigenous tourism industry continues to take a beating.

Especially for those operating businesses in one of the...

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

The Zeballos River estuary is cleaner than it has been for most of a century after collaboration between Ehatis and Zeballos residents with help from visiting volunteers.

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