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Friday, July 10, 2020

When Dianne Ignace moved to the Heshquiat Peninsula in 1975, she remembered looking towards the skyline during herring season. A thick cloud of seagulls had moved in, blocking the view of the mountain range...

Friday, July 10, 2020

British Columbia’s first annual report on the advancement of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act has been released, and will be presented in the legislature next week.

Friday, July 10, 2020

The Ha’wiih and elected council of Ahousaht have issued a declaration that access to all Ahousaht Hahulthi (lands and waters) will remain closed to tourists and non-residents of Ahousaht.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Today’s update on an investigation into a discriminatory game played in at least one emergency room began with an open admission that racism exists in B.C.’s health care system.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Despite early and extensive efforts to keep the community safe, a case of coronavirus has surfaced on the Makah Reservation in Neah Bay, Washinton State.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

It has been nearly 20 years since Huu-ay-aht man Kenneth Joe was dubbed ‘The Pimp of Port Alberni’ in the media, but a lot has changed since then.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Pacheedaht First Nation are celebrating the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Canadian Coast Guard that will see the construction of a multi-purpose Marine Safety Centre on the southwest...

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Silviculture treatment to rebuild salmon and trout productivity is progressing in a half dozen Nootka Sound streams despite some delay this season due to the pandemic.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Ahousaht First Nation has received over half a million dollars in funding through the Canada Infrastructure Program to replace their derelict dock on Meares Island.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

As the province of B.C. transitions into Phase 3 of its restart plan, Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation and Tofino welcomed the return of visitors on Vancouver Island’s west coast in a recent press release.

Monday, July 6, 2020

While COVID-19 has mostly spared B.C.’s First Nations, unintended consequences from pandemic restrictions are taking an increasingly lethal toll on Indigenous people using illicit drugs.

Monday, July 6, 2020

An article about the possible link between the prescription drug Metformin and cancer is raising concerns for diabetes sufferers.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Restoring salmon habitat in watersheds along the Island’s west coast could substantially boost productivity, but declining stocks won’t recover unless more spawners make it home.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Cermaq begins testing a semi-closed containment system (SCCS) at its Millar Channel fish farm this fall, though hereditary chiefs are not convinced the new technology will protect wild salmon.

Friday, July 3, 2020

With the province still under partial lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council’s education department had to come up with an alternative to the annual gathering that they...

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Four weeks after the shooting death of her daughter by an Edmundston Police officer, Martha Martin is sickened by the news that the police officer is back on duty.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

The news came when the federal government announced its Budget 2019: Investing in the Middle Class to Grow Canada’s Economy.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Every month, the village of Hot Springs Cove barges trucks full of diesel through Clayoquot Sound. Residents within the remote community depend upon the fuel to power and heat their homes.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

After a meagre preseason forecast for sockeye salmon fishing on the Somass this year, the river’s First Nations began to take advantage of a brief opening on Tuesday, June 30.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

As DFO allocates another $3 million in salmon habitat restoration funding — none of it for the Island’s west coast — the NDP is urging Ottawa to triple the amount of money available.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Parents and school staff have been working diligently, finding a safe way to celebrate their graduating class in the midst of social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Eighteen years after Lisa Marie Young went missing without a trace, loved ones and supporters marched down the streets of Nanaimo to ensure her disappearance remains in the public eye.

Monday, June 29, 2020

The Royal British Columbia Museum has made access to its Indigenous content photograph collection much easier with the launch of its online digitized photograph collection.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Stefan Ochman received some unexpected but welcome news recently.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

An independent review of a bus crash that killed two University of Victoria students during a field trip to Bamfield concludes that future trips cannot be made at night if the logging road remains in its...

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