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Thursday, August 20, 2020

Public health authorities are preparing for the “second wave” of the novel coronavirus, but numbers over this summer show that a surge in cases has already arrived.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Amid fears that the existing process won’t uncover answers, the family of Chantel Moore has sent two complaints to the New Brunswick Police Commission.

Friday, August 14, 2020

Ahousaht Elected Chief Greg Louie confirmed in a video released to membership that an Ahousaht member has tested positive for COVID-19.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Testing equipment that can confirm COVID-19 cases within an hour will soon be available for Nuu-chah-nulth communities on the west coast of Vancouver Island, according to a pledge recently made by the First...

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

“The children were drinking water from toilet bowls,” said former school nurse Phyllis Ursel in letter written to Ellen Fairchild, then federal minister of Indian Affairs in 1960. At the time she had been...

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Prominent Hupacasath leader and NTC President Kekinusuqs, Dr. Judith Sayers, has accepted a three-year term as VIU chancellor beginning October 2020. She is the second Nuu-chah-nulth person to be offered...

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

All Clifford Atleo ever dreamed of becoming was a fisherman. From the age of five, he was out on the water, working with his father who was a commercial fisherman.

As a young boy growing up in...

Monday, August 10, 2020

Dr. James Williams joins the ER team at the West Coast General Hospital this month, continuing a healing tradition first introduced to him by his grandmother while growing up in the Yukon.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

As Haida Gwaii grapples with a COVID-19 outbreak, some Nuu-chah-nulth communities fear a similar fate.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

More than a year after discovery that the Big Bar Slide had effectively blocked B.C.’s most important salmon pathway, sockeye are finally moving up the Fraser.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

As a summer afternoon fire raged through their townhouse, James and Annette Nookemus could only watch helplessly as 10 years of belongings and cherished mementos went up in flames. The fire occurred on July...

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Roy Jack had some serious doubts whether he would continue his annual cycling fundraising tradition.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

He has been there for as long as most Ahousaht residents remember so it came as a shock to learn that the long-time resident owner of Ahousaht General Store, Hugh Clarke passed away on the morning of July...

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Every two weeks, Amy Jack travels from her home on Flores Island to Tofino for groceries.

With fewer boats running and less passengers allowed onboard due to COVID-19 restrictions, the 40-minute...

Friday, July 31, 2020

As the BC Day long weekend looms, Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation has re-shaped their stance on the re-opening of their territory.

Friday, July 31, 2020

He’s worked in pretty much every restaurant in Port Alberni and now William Ambrose III is living his dream; he has opened up his own food truck.

Friday, July 31, 2020

A thick fog engulfed the coast as Elmer Frank drove his commercial fishing boat out of the Tofino harbour.

His expectations were low. A 7.8 magnitude earthquake had struck off the southern Alaskan...

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

It took some time but filling out a grant application last year finally paid off for the Tseshaht First Nation.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Dressed in black uniforms, Carol Curley and Lance Tom patrolled the empty stretch of Long Beach in front of Esowista.

Friday, July 24, 2020

When Dianne Ignace awoke on a calm summer morning, she was gripping her late-husband’s pillow as the sun peaked through the cracks in her blinds.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

One week after the sudden death of James Williams, his family remains in the dark as to what caused the tragedy 14 hours after he was released from police custody.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

It has been just over seven weeks since 26-year-old Chantel Moore of Tla-o-qui-aht was shot dead at her apartment during a wellness check by an Edmundston police officer in New Brunswick, and the family...

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The Tseshaht ended up with a sockeye fishery this year, but did so without signing an agreement with DFO to catch and sell salmon from the Somass River.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

A Nuu-chah-nulth man has died in a Duncan homeless shelter after being released from police cells.

James Williams, 52, of Tla-o-qui-aht and a father of five, was found dead in his unit at Warmland...

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Legislation being tabled in Victoria has Nuu-chah-nulth leaders and clean energy advocates concerned that the province is writing First Nations out of the electricity market for the sake of buying from...

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