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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has been granted a six-month extension, giving commissioners until the end of the year to hear from families.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Grade 8 students from Alberni District Secondary School were welcomed to the Tseshaht Longhouse this week to learn about Nuu-chah-nulth worldview through story and song.

Monday, June 11, 2018

A local well-known octogenarian clergyman turned author is excited to announce the release of his new book.

Monday, June 11, 2018

The public once again has the opportunity to tour the only known remaining complete traditional First Nations village on the southern B.C. West Coast this summer.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Ehattesaht/Chinehkint First Nation is better equipped to take advantage of expanded commercial fishing rights with the purchase of Mid Island Ice and Packing plant in Zeballos.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Five Nuu-chah-nulth nations are among the latest recipients announced to receive support from Canada’s Coastal Restoration Fund, a national initiative established a year ago to improve aquatic habitat along...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The Vancouver Island University is happy to announce they have Canada’s Research Chair in Shellfish Health and Genomics working with them now. Dr.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Early on a Tuesday morning in Ahousaht’s Maaqtusiis School Lil Webster was busy fielding questions. Conversation was hard to sustain with the Native Language teacher, as she coordinated the final details...

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Doreen Little is feeling the effects of a traffic violation a decade after the charges were laid when she represented herself in court.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Staff and clients at Port Alberni’s Teechuktl Mental Health office made a strange discovery today when someone came in with what appears to be an urn containing cremated remains.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Logan Wilson was eagerly anticipating his first journey to baseball-mad Cuba. But the Gold River teen, a member of the Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation, got much more than he bargained for during his recent...

Friday, June 1, 2018

There is a small corner of nearly pristine forest just south of Nanaimo that is home to dozens of edible wild plants blossoming under a vibrant forest canopy. Dr.

Friday, June 1, 2018

An old, windowless church that once stood in the historic village of Yuquot probably would have been forgotten about, living only in the faded memories of the elders, had it not been the subject of a...

Thursday, May 31, 2018

With a rising sun beaming on the Somass River, Tom Tatoosh is perched on his aluminum boat, steering the small vessel in a circle as a net is dropped. After the circle is made he collects the net from the...

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Sixteen former students of Tlucha Children’s Centre and the Opitsaht preschool sang and danced in celebration of the grand opening of a new centre for young ones on May 3.

Grace George acknowledged...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

When a problem arose in her youth, Gina Amos recalls advice from her grandmother to go sit by the water.

Monday, May 28, 2018

A hard-working young man from Kyuquot is graduating from high school this spring – the only student from the community to complete secondary studies this year. With such a small population and a low number...

Friday, May 25, 2018

Some of the largest trees in Canada are being cut west of Port Alberni as part of old-growth logging currently underway in the Nahmint Valley.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Ten students from Eighth Avenue Learning Centre recently took a three-day field trip to the west coast to learn about Nuu-chah-nulth life and culture May 9-11.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Tseshaht First Nation has completed a project to stabilize the slope above Pacific Rim Highway just past the Somass River bridge. And to date, Tseshaht has been forced to absorb the full cost of the work,...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Winning a gold medal at a national championship is now the highlight of Cody Savey’s hockey career.

Friday, May 18, 2018

The First Nations Health Authority is encouraging more people to be screened for cancer, after a long-term study shows significantly lower survival rates among B.C.’s Aboriginal peoples.

Friday, May 18, 2018

In 1935 B.J. Banfill travelled to Ahousaht to work as a nurse. Thirty years later, her experiences over the year she was in the community were published in the book, With the Indians of the Pacific.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Despite posting an undefeated record in round-robin action, Maryna Macdonald and her British Columbia teammates came up a bit shy in their efforts to win a medal at this year’s National Aboriginal Hockey...

Thursday, May 17, 2018

With a warm and dry summer expected on Vancouver Island, a prohibition on open fires begins Friday, May 18, at noon.

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