News

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

A new and more advanced geophysical survey extending into North Island Nuu-chah-nulth territory has sparked 34 new mining claims within weeks of its release.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

It’s already been a rather successful season for a pair of Maaqtusiis Secondary School basketball teams.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

It was a busy weekend at the Alberni Athletic Hall, where six male and four female basketball teams competed in the All Nuu-chah-nulth Basketball Championship Feb. 21-23.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Mariah Charleson, 32, has been elected as the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council vice-president at a special meeting. The by-election came following the resignation of former vice-president Andy Callicum,...

Friday, February 21, 2020

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered a hard stance on the continued opposition to the Coastal GasLink pipeline in central B.C., announcing that “the barricades must come down, the injunctions must be...

Friday, February 21, 2020

An investigative paper published this month by researchers at the University of Victoria (UVic) claims the federal government is failing to meaningfully engage with Indigenous knowledge in environmental...

Friday, February 21, 2020

A push is underway this year to test the kidney health of more First Nations people – an initiative that will hopefully inform those at risk for a disease that doesn’t present symptoms until it’s advanced...

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Both of the Ahousaht First Nation entries registered respectable performances at one of the province’s most prestigious basketball tournaments.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Shingrix, the medication that helps prevent the painful viral affliction called shingles, is now available to seniors ages 65 to 69 with out of pocket expenses.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

A report confirming the presence of piscine orthoreovirus (PRV) at most Clayoquot Sound fish farms has been dismissed by the industry as “misinformation and fear mongering.”

Monday, February 17, 2020

A small Vancouver Island First Nation has become collateral damage in a prolonged forestry strike, as salvaged logs from Nuchatlaht territory have been stranded in Western Forest Products’ Ladysmith harbour...

Friday, February 14, 2020

Instead of growing increasingly frustrated, Tseshaht First Nation Councillor Wahmeesh, Ken Watts, decided the time was right to express long-standing concerns.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

A Tseshaht-led initiative to address the opioid crisis was held at Port Alberni’s Italian Hall Feb. 5-6, highlighting approaches to improve how the community handles potentially lethal additions.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

After a disastrous year for salmon on the West Coast, Ahousaht is pressing Fisheries and Oceans Canada to place more stringent restrictions on the recreational sector to help conserve stocks.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

A group of protestors blocking access to a gas line construction site in Wet’suwet’en traditional territory are being forcibly removed from their encampment by RCMP, sparking nation-wide demonstrations in...

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

B.C.’s commercial salmon fleet has been reduced to a fraction of its size 30 years ago, starved by catch allocations kept artificially low according to the union.

Monday, February 10, 2020

A wave of protests have spread across British Columbia since opponents to the Coastal GasLink pipeline in northern B.C. were arrested on Feb. 6 – and on Monday support for Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs was...

Monday, February 10, 2020

Researchers from the Nuu-cha-Nulth Tribal Council are collaborating with Simon Fraser University (SFU) to use “two eyed seeing” to help bolster Indigenous children’s health and wellness.

Friday, February 7, 2020

The lawyers for Candice Servatius have filed a notice of appeal, seeking a different court decision that favours a Port Alberni mother’s position against smudging and other Indigenous practices in public...

Friday, February 7, 2020

The BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is warning travelers of Highway 4, which links Port Alberni to Tofino, Ucuelet and other west coast communities, to prepare for a planned 24-hour closure...

Friday, February 7, 2020

After reviewing a recently released report from the federal Broadcasting & Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel (BTLRP), the Indigenous Screen Office (ISO) is calling for a greater Indigenous...

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Torrential rain once again forced the closure of the logging roads leading from Port Alberni to Nitinaht and Bamfield over the weekend of Jan. 31 to Feb. 2.

“We were stranded in Port Alberni since...

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

A Tseshaht-led initiative to develop plans to address the opioid crisis began at Port Alberni’s Italian Hall at 4065 6th Avenue on Wednesday, Feb. 6. 

With all the comments seen on Port Alberni’s...

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Gary Allan loves wolves. He has a small pack of hybrid wolf dogs at his rural Nanaimo property that he lovingly raised from just a few weeks old. The eldest one, Tundra, travels with Allen helping to raise...

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

An international team of scientists returns to the North Pacific this winter, determined to learn more about ways in which climate change and shifting ocean conditions are contributing to collapsing salmon...

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