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Friday, July 27, 2018

The dream of building a major floating dry dock facility has inched a step closer to reality now that the provincial government has committed funds to explore the proposed facility’s potential for the...

Thursday, July 26, 2018

In a move to gather support for appealing a recent court ruling on the right of five Nuu-chah-nulth nations to harvest and sell fish from their territories, the Assembly of First Nations has passed a...

Thursday, July 26, 2018

The Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions has announced that twenty B.C. communities will receive up to $100,000 in one-time grants from the new Community Overdose Crisis Innovation Fund.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The Sarita River Watershed is the heart of Huu-ay-aht First Nations and is the most important of the 35 streams and rivers in the nations’ traditional territory. 

Monday, July 23, 2018

Dozens of volunteers are searching the water and shoreline around Flores and Vargas Islands after an Ahousaht man failed to show up after heading out in a canoe to go fishing.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Phil Mack’s first season of professional rugby had an ideal finish.

Mack, a member of the Toquaht  Nation, served as a player/coach for the Seattle Seawolves in the inaugural season of Major League...

Thursday, July 19, 2018

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed that human remains were found on Echachist Island on Wednesday, July 18.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The Uchucklesaht Tribe Government (UTG) is proud to unveil their exclusive new premium brand artesian spring water, tapped from their home territory in the remote reaches of Hucuktlis (Henderson) Lake, in...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

A week-long heatwave has raised the fire danger rating to high or extreme over the majority of the province of British Columbia, prompting the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

There are growing concerns that more drastic measures to conserve orcas could take a big bite out of Indigenous, commercial and recreational fishing on the Island’s west coast.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Nine teams arrived at the Alberni Golf Club on Friday, July 13, to take part in the 9th annual ‘Swing fore’ Tlu piich tournament. The weather was beautiful and the players had a great time playing golf for...

Monday, July 16, 2018

Port Alberni is now home to the first Indigenous-themed guest house in the Alberni Valley.

Friday, July 13, 2018

It has been 62 years since a young Hupacasath bride, Juanita Watts, left her childhood home in Port Alberni to begin married life with her Quw’utsun Tribes husband, Ed Elliott.

Friday, July 13, 2018

A Tofino fish processor, one of two in Nuu-chah-nulth territory that triggered a sector-wide audit over wastewater concerns, plans to adopt an effluent treatment system.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

It was a sea of cedar hats as elders from across the province dressed in their finest regalia lined up at the parking lot of the Island Savings Center in Duncan. They awaited their grand entrance at the...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Given the dangers of traversing the West Coast’s waters in modern, motor propelled vessels, it can be hard to imagine that for thousands of years the canoe served tribes as the main form of transportation...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The new face of poverty is an aging one.

Increasingly, people seeking temporary shelter in Port Alberni — many of them from First Nations in Nuu-chah-nulth territory — are seniors.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Provincial funds to build Indigenous housing are welcome but won’t alleviate a chronic shortage compounded by population growth, factors driving a young generation from home communities.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Despite the 20 kilometres of water that separate them, Tofino and Ahousaht are inherently linked, as evidenced by the dozen or so boat trips between the communities each day.

Friday, July 6, 2018

With the summer months here, Tofino RCMP are reminding residents and visitors about the often unpredictable ocean waves and currents.

The reminder came after a B.C. woman got caught in a current...

Friday, July 6, 2018

A man whose very existence embodied his tribe’s right to protect its traditional territory in Southwestern Vancouver Island was laid to rest in June. His-tah-too-qua, who was otherwise known as Peter...

Friday, July 6, 2018

With some of the largest trees in Canada on the chopping block in the Nahmint Valley, the provincial government is negotiating an agreement with the Tseshaht First Nation to better manage the forest land....

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Going back to school was an important decision for elders Fanny and Eric Mack, though it could not have been an easy one.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

As one of the 105 appointees to the Order of Canada this year, Marjorie White is a proactive woman. The Huu-ay-aht elder left her community in 1956 to study nursing in Vancouver.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

There was joyful excitement in the air as hundreds of Ahousaht members filled Maaqtusiis School Gym on June 21, honouring the invitation of their Ha’wiih (Chiefs) who asked them to come home for three days...

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