News

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Despite widespread concerns over the spread of COVID-19, over 90 per cent of parents are planning to send their children back to school when classes resume this month in the Alberni Valley, Tofino, Ucluelet...

Friday, September 4, 2020

Condolences are being sent today to the family and community of Tyee Ha’wilth Norman George after his passing earlier this week, “a highly respected and prominent leader of the Mowachaht/Muchaht First...

Friday, September 4, 2020

The University of Victoria is proud to announce that it will soon begin expansion of its Law School to house the first of its kind in the world, National Centre for Indigenous Laws.

Friday, September 4, 2020

Driving into Tofino now looks a little brighter with the addition of Hotel Zed—a colourful new accommodation equiped with 70s-themed décor, a disco room and a bike path running through the front lobby.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

On the day after Tseshaht members blocked boat access to the Somass River in protest of failed negotiations with DFO, the federal department is pointing to the First Nation’s position earlier this summer....

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Education officials have been working hard over the past few months developing plans to ensure a safe return to school for their preschool to Grade 12 students.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

On Sept. 2 a COVID-19 case was confirmed in the Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation, with efforts underway to determine if more in the community have been infected.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Tension building over a summer of stalled agreements with Fisheries and Oceans Canada snapped Wednesday when Tseshaht members blocked boat access to the Somass River.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

A solar-powered lighting project, part of tourism development at Yuquot, is temporarily on hold due to a pandemic closure.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

After leaving a meeting in frustration over the inability to get an agreement from DFO, Tseshaht members protested in front of the federal department’s Port Alberni office today – with some stating that the...

Monday, August 31, 2020

In the final weeks of another busy summer in Tofino, the Tla-o-qui-aht is urging more local businesses to partner with the First Nation to better protect its members from COVID-19.

Monday, August 31, 2020

Leading up to the New Year, Lucy Paivio kept close watch on the news. As information started to spread about the imminent pandemic, she knew that she had to get out.

Friday, August 28, 2020

A Ditidaht woman is filling a gap at Nitinaht Lake by opening the community’s only hair and nail salon.

Friday, August 28, 2020

Construction of “ʔapsčiik t̓ašii, the multi-use pathway that will extend between Tofino and Ucluelet, remains on target to be completed in March 2022.

Friday, August 28, 2020

An ocean surface churned to a silvery froth by schools of ƛusmit — Pacific herring — is not so common as it once was on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

While attending school on Aktis Island as a young boy, Frank Short’s teachers would strap him across the hand with a wooden yardstick. He tolerated the pain until Grade 7, when he decided to drop out.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Seamount life 400 kilometres off Vancouver Island’s west coast is showing effects of climate change caused by the burning of fossil fuels, scientists have concluded.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Blockades are holding the line in three locations near Port Renfrew, preventing forestry activity from entering one of Vancouver Island’s few untouched watersheds.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

A sombre message was delivered by officials on Aug. 25, pointing to the toll COVID-19 measures have taken on British Columbia’s other public health emergency.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

A collision between an SUV and a fuel truck blocked all traffic on River Road this morning, holding up the only road passage to Tofino and Ucluelet.

Monday, August 24, 2020

With a hunched back, Kyle Adams, wheel barrowed gravel down a dimly lit culvert underneath the highway leading into Tofino. Murky water pooled around his ankles as he dripped with sweat, careful not to slip...

Monday, August 24, 2020

Talk about a sweet deal.

Friday, August 21, 2020

A new supportive housing facility has opened in Victoria, giving 22 Indigenous women experiencing or at risk of homelessness a safe and culturally appropriate place to live. 

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.

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