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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

In the quieter times of COVID-19 isolation comes an unusual sound, the mournful wailing of bagpipe music drifting over the Somass River. The piper is RCMP Constable Pete Batt and he played his pipes on the...

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

For too long academics with little understanding of a First Nation have stepped in to study an Indigenous community, producing data that provides little benefit to those who live there, says a UVic...

Thursday, April 23, 2020

The B.C. Elders Gathering is the latest event to be cancelled due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19.

The announcement came today from the BC Elders Communication Centre Society, which organizes...

Thursday, April 23, 2020

It has been more than a month since the province of British Columbia declared a state of emergency, effectively closing public schools and other educational institutions.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Rural, remote and Indigenous communities in B.C. have been promised immediate relief through improved health care services, including better medical transportation options as well as new and faster COVID-19...

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

The timing could not have been much worse.

Back in mid-March Joel Marriott and his wife Mary Mason opened the doors to their new Port Alberni-based business, The Owls Path Marketplace.  

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Former Indian day school students that have not submitted their claim forms for Federal Day School Class Action compensation can now find help to complete the forms online, according to Hailey MacKinnon, a...

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Officials from Huu-ay-aht First Nations are very concerned they are being excluded from a national wage subsidy program.

But they are also optimistic changes will be on the horizon.

Monday, April 20, 2020

A family living in isolation across the channel from Ahousaht saw the Ha-Shilth-Sa story of a mystery raft and came forward with the story behind it.

Sunday, April 19, 2020

The provincial government has rolled out new clinical guidance for health-care providers to curtail the spread of COVID-19 and respond to the ongoing overdose emergency.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Lockdowns are continuing to spread through remote Nuu-chah-nulth communities, but provincial health authorities are hinting that restrictions imposed over the last month are working, and that some measures...

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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