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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

With an agreement signed by the federal and provincial governments recognizing Wet’suwet’en title over their land, the nation’s hereditary chiefs now look to a new age in the territory their families have...

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Those who seek answers regarding the sudden death of a young Hesquiaht mother after a night in police custody will have to wait beyond this summer.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Over the coming months the provincial government is tasked with weighing a growing public concern to protect B.C.’s oldest trees against the needs of an industry that continues to rely on old-growth logging...

Monday, May 25, 2020

An early morning accident along Highway 4 on Watty’s Hill has closed that portion of the highway for nearly three hours. Traffic was detoured around the scene.

According to Richard Sam, who lives...

Friday, May 22, 2020

Leadership in remote Nuu-chah-nulth villages have managed so far to prevent coronavirus outbreaks, but some in the coastal communities worry that incidents of reckless partying behaviors may jeopardize...

Friday, May 22, 2020

Anne Atleo has some increased responsibilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Residents from the remote Indigenous community of Alert Bay will once again be on the receiving end of some generosity.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

One of the opening shots of The Way Back, an early 1970s film documenting the return of sea otters to the B.C. coast, shows one of the furry creatures wrapped in kelp, cuddled like a baby in a...

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

An announcement from the federal government detailing massive emergency funding to those in the fishing industry reeling from COVID-19 impacts is being met with mixed reactions on Vancouver Island.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Efforts to prevent invasive mussels from infesting B.C. waters, ramped up in recent years, are not enough to ease concerns about a potential colonization that could be catastrophic to salmon.

Monday, May 18, 2020

The British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) recommends that First Nations should be given the opportunity to self-regulate an Indigenous utility when providing services on their reserve land.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

The BC Coroner’s Service has issued a report stating that illicit drug overdoses in the province have risen sharply since February, just prior to the social isolation protocols set in place due to the...

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

It might have seemed like a simple gesture but it won’t be soon forgotten by residents of a remote Indigenous community in British Columbia.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

If you thought it was hard to renew your expired Indian Status Card in the past, it has now become impossible in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Monday, May 11, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has sparked a widespread response in Canada, with a multi-billion-dollar social spending initiative that resulted in the largest deficit the federal government has run since the Second...

Friday, May 8, 2020

Chinook salmon arriving at Big Bar Slide in the next few weeks won’t be able to swim past rapids or negotiate their way through a nature-like fishway constructed along the canyon wall.

Friday, May 8, 2020

The fundraising efforts of a young Tseshaht First Nation youth far exceeded original expectations.

Eight-year-old Solomon Watts was keen to run an estimated two-kilometre route through streets on the...

Thursday, May 7, 2020

As local businesses in Tofino wrestle with when to re-open their doors safely in response to COVID-19, many are waiting for the green light from government. 

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Changes are coming to the way emergency care is delivered in some Nuu-chah-nulth communities.

But ironically, the COVID-19 pandemic has placed the majority of the project’s implementation details on...

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Although new cases of COVID-19 are clearly on the downward trend in British Columbia, social distancing measures remain, with directives to avoid close contact and gatherings with others while in public.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Frustrations are building for families struggling to keep up with home schooling and post-secondary course requirements made exponentially more difficult due to government-mandated social isolation...

Monday, May 4, 2020

Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council nurses are working hard to continue patient care during a time of social isolation. By the very nature of the job, patient care is an intimate, hands-on service usually...

Friday, May 1, 2020

It became disturbingly clear that even remote First Nation communities can be hit by the rapid spread of COVID-19 when an Alert Bay woman succumbed to the respiratory illness on April 24.

Friday, May 1, 2020

Carolina Tatoosh will eventually receive a prestigious provincial accolade.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Those employed by First Nations-owned businesses are breathing sighs of relief this week, with an announcement from Indigenous Services Canada to include these corporations in a wage subsidy program for...

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