News

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Those who monitor the mental health of Nuu-chah-nulth-aht are urging people to find a healthy balance amid tightening COVID-19 restrictions that can lead to wintertime isolation.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Feed the People returns this December, but instead of a meal shared by hundreds, COVID-19 restrictions have forced organizers to individually deliver food to those who need it most in Port Alberni.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Tseshaht First Nation is condemning the “threatening” behaviour of a customer who was non-compliant with the COVID-19 protection measures at the Tseshaht First Nation Market and Gas Bar.

Monday, November 30, 2020

An independent review into the discrimination of Indigenous people in B.C.’s health-care system has found “widespread” and “insidious” problems touching all points of care.

Monday, November 30, 2020

Island Health has reported that there are four public schools in Port Alberni that have had lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases, potentially exposing students and staff to the virus.

Monday, November 30, 2020

Huu-ay-aht First Nations (HFN) are pressing ahead this fall with construction of Anacla’s first community wastewater treatment system, considered a catalyst for local economic growth.

Friday, November 27, 2020

When Steven and Allison Howard saw a post on social media, a friend wistfully wishing someone would host an online potlatch, the couple never thought in a million years that it would be them to do it.

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Friday, November 27, 2020

A Huu-ay-aht person has died after contracting COVID-19. Edward Johnson of Huu-ay-aht’s Executive Council confirmed that their member died on Nov. 25 in a hospital located on the Lower Mainland.

Friday, November 27, 2020

COVID-19 spread through the Ehattesaht Chinehkint First Nation reserve this week, resulting in nine active cases as of Nov. 26.

Friday, November 27, 2020

The owner of a popular sushi restaurant in downtown Victoria invited the family of Herb Dick to his restaurant to ‘break bread’ and receive his apology.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

A Port Alberni advocate for the homeless wants to open her property to shelter those who have resorted to living in tents.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

A third COVID-19 case has been reported from Tsawaayuus Rainbow Gardens, after a staff member initially tested positive on Nov. 16.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Volunteers at the forefront of Port Alberni’s homelessness issue are feeling frustrated with the city and other community stakeholders who they say aren’t offering immediate housing solutions for the most...

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Some members from Ahousaht First Nation are involved with a historic initiative.

But a celebration to recognize being part of the first Indigenous-led Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary will in all...

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

A new award has been launched by the lieutenant governor of British Columbia that aims to honour those who have demonstrated a commitment to furthering reconciliation with Indigenous peoples within the...

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

A youth worker that visited Ahousaht from Nov. 17 – 20 has tested positive for COVID-19, raising concern among parents whose children engaged in recreational activities with the visitors.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Six months after she laid her daughter to rest, Martha Martin is facing the unthinkable; she is preparing for the funeral of another child.

Monday, November 23, 2020

As B.C.’s provincial health officer urges people to not congregate and risk spreading COVID-19, Nuu-chah-nulth communities on the west coast are locking down with even more stringent restrictions than what...

Monday, November 23, 2020

A member within Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation has tested positive for COVID-19.

Monday, November 23, 2020

The windstorm that swept through the west coast of Vancouver Island on Tuesday last week (Nov. 17) left more than 121,000 British Columbians without power.

Ditidaht First Nation was among the...

Thursday, November 19, 2020

A young Ditidaht mother is warning people that COVID-19 is real after she spent two weeks in hospital fighting for her life.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Two days after a staff member at Tsawaayuus Rainbow Gardens tested positive for COVID-19, a case has been reported with a resident in the long-term care facility.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

After over a decade of trying to secure funding, the final phase of construction for Hot Springs Cove’s Ah’ta’apq Creek Hydropower Project is underway.

As a windstorm blustered through the west coast...

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

A small Nuu-chah-nulth nation still awaits its day in court to prove Aboriginal title over its traditional territory, while the province prepares a case against the Nuchatlaht’s historical occupation of...

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

A new study has found that COVID-19 will have significant consequences on children’s mental health. Researchers at Simon Fraser University are urging government to invest in the province’s youth mental...

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