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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

This is the first of a 3-part Ha-Shilth-Sa series on west coast salmon harvest, hatcheries and habitat.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD) and the City of Port Alberni have received funding from the province to develop poverty reduction action plans.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Striving to build trust and strengthen relationships between the police and Indigenous people, the Port Alberni RCMP is using eagle feathers to give those in need courage and strength when speaking with...

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

The names of Chantel Moore and George Floyd continued to echo through the streets on the west coast of Vancouver Island on Monday.  

Monday, June 8, 2020

Family members of Chantel Moore, the young Tla-o-qui-aht woman shot and killed by a police officer during a wellness check last week, have arrived in New Brunswick after a cross-country trip from Tofino, BC...

Monday, June 8, 2020

When Marissa Mack reached the edge of the whisky dock in Ucluelet, she turned around and began to cry when her eyes met the assembly behind her. Over 100 protestors poured around the corner at the top of...

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Driving north from Anacla last week on Bamfield Main, Stan Coleman wasn’t expecting to encounter anything more than the usual plumes of dust kicked up by vehicles on the industrial road at this time of year...

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Lewis George was one of the first to close down his business operations in Tofino amid growing fears of COVID-19.

The Hereditary Chief of Ahousaht swiftly made the call on March 17 when one of his...

Friday, June 5, 2020

A red dress is hung in Tofino on Friday morning in honour of 26-year-old Chantel Moore, who was fatally shot by police in Edmunston, New Brunswick, on Thursday, June 4.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

A Tla-o-qui-aht grandmother is devastated after waking to the news that her 26-year-old granddaughter, Chantel Moore was shot dead by a police officer who was called to the residence to perform a wellness...

Thursday, June 4, 2020

On June 1 British Columbia’s public schools opened on a limited basis with a goal of full opening in September if the COVID-19 pandemic is less of a risk, but this doesn’t mean that 2020 graduation...

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

How do families mark the passing of a loved one during the coronavirus pandemic, when physical distancing discourages hugging or a handshake?

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

When Gail K. Gus was a child, her mother used to tell her stories of what it was like going to the Alberni Indian Residential School, which was built in the middle of the Tseshaht community in Port Alberni...

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

As the seventh day of riots raged in the U.S. over the police killing of African American man George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, a disturbing incident took place in residential neighborhoods on the...

Monday, June 1, 2020

From his younger years as a founder of the West Coast Warrior Society to a call for the province to eliminate discriminatory organ donation policies during the last year of his life, those closest to David...

Friday, May 29, 2020

Dorthe Jakobsen does not wish to definitively predict what is in store for the future.

“We try not to speculate what Mother Nature will do because we can be surprised of course,” said Jakobsen, the...

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.

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