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Monday, February 3, 2020

The numbers are not yet in, but people are saying that more than 300 millimetres of rain fell in some areas of Vancouver Island over the weekend, making travel treacherous - and in some cases deadly.

Monday, February 3, 2020

The largest Nuu-chah-nulth nation will once again be represented by both a women’s team and a men’s club at the province’s most prestigious Indigenous basketball tournament.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Those who run a centre for families struggling with addiction and trauma fear that a medicinal pot factory being planned across the road could sabotage their recovery process.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

A controlled blast caused a rockslide larger than expected, taking out a section of road at the Kennedy Hill Construction Project. The accident occurred late at night on Wednesday, Jan. 22, closing off road...

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Eight Huu-ay-aht students are the first to graduate from North Island College’s (NIC) forestry pilot project—the Coastal Forest Worker Certificate.  

Monday, January 27, 2020

“My mom spent one week shy of 10 years in Nanaimo Indian Hospital,” said Gail Peterson Gus, a Tseshaht woman that helped care for her ailing mother while still a child. 

Sunday, January 26, 2020

A Métis woman who suffered abuse as a child in a federally-run Indian hospital is heading up a class action lawsuit against the Attorney General of Canada. She is seeking compensation for abuses she both...

Friday, January 24, 2020

As part of a team that responded to the Big Bar Slide emergency last summer, Gord Sterritt saw its profound impact on fish and people.

Friday, January 24, 2020

A magnitude 4.8 rattled windows and furniture all along the west coast of Vancouver Island Friday afternoon.

Friday, January 24, 2020

As much as 95 per cent of the food Vancouver Island residents eat is shipped in from elsewhere, a supply that could run out in a matter of days if access is cut off.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Update – Jan. 24, 2020 10:00AM, from BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

PORT ALBERNI - Highway 4 at Kennedy Hill will reopen to essential travel only between noon and 8...

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Major renovations are underway on the Port Alberni waterfront to convert the Port Fish plant into a regional hub for food processing and innovation.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Two days after the search began for a man missing from Hot Springs Cove, his body was recovered from the area.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Discussions are continuing to upgrade the rugged logging road that serves as the only land access to Bamfield and Anacla, with an approximate price tag of $30 million set by the provincial government.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Coroner and WorkSafe BC investigations continue into a fish farm accident in Clayoquot Sound that took the life of a Comox Valley man.

Two other workers were injured in the Dec. 22 boating incident,...

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

A report released today by the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal is citing widespread discrimination experienced by the Indigenous respondents surveyed – and little faith in the quasi-judicial body’s ability to...

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Cody Savey is certainly more upbeat these days.

A year ago Savey, a member of the Mowachact/Muchalaht First Nation, was toiling with the Seattle Thunderbirds, who compete in the Western Hockey League...

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

All of Canada is experiencing a cold snap now that we are in the middle of January 2020, and Port Alberni’s homeless people are feeling the bite of the bitter cold with a thin layer of snow covering the...

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Application forms for Indian Day School Class Action Settlement are now available for those who attended and suffered abuse or harm at a federally funded Indian day school. The forms were made available...

Monday, January 13, 2020

The Armada senior girls’ basketball team placed fifth out of eight teams in the 65th annual Totem Tournament Jan. 9-11.

Monday, January 13, 2020

The Alberni District Secondary School Armada senior boys’ basketball team placed fifth out of eight teams in the 65th annual Totem Tournament hosted at the high school Jan. 9-11.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Drivers travelling on the Island Highway through Nanoose Bay will now see the electronic billboard portraying both Angeline Pete and Lisa Marie Young, two missing and possibly murdered Indigenous women from...

Thursday, January 9, 2020

A few kilometres from the site where the Alberni Indian Residential School forced Aboriginal children to submit to Christian practices for 82 years, an accusation of indoctrination came from an incident at...

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

“I am excited and relieved,” said NTC President Judith Sayers after the B.C. Supreme Court ruled that smudging and other Indigenous cultural practices would not be banned in the province’s public schools....

Monday, January 6, 2020

The RCMP and Canadian Coast Guard stations were joined by members of the Hesquiaht and Ahousaht First Nations in a search for a man missing from Hot Springs Cove.

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