Special Reports

Missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls

‘Because she’s Indigenous’: Thousands gather in Downtown Eastside for the missing and murdered 

February 15, 2024

For over three decades, Valentine’s Day in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) marks the commemoration…


Urban Indigenous language programing takes a hit as federal funding is denied

February 7, 2024

Changes to federal funding distribution for language revitalization programs has raised concern…


Scientists use collaborative research methods in Nuu-chah-nulth COVID study

February 7, 2024

An ongoing study is looking back on how COVID-19 affected Nuu-chah-nulth people, with attention…

 A fish is caught on a line during a sports fishing opening in the Alberni Inlet. (Carolyn Jasken photo)
Rebuilding threatened salmon

Projects examine how rec fishery is affecting salmon

January 10, 2024

This year intensive projects are underway off Vancouver Island’s coast to take a closer look at…

Cameron Bluffs wildfire

Cameron Bluffs wildfire changed soil conditions, says ministry after Christmas closure  

January 9, 2024

On Dec. 25 Highway 4 saw its first highly anticipated unexpected closure when rocks and debris…


No salmon farm closures by 2025, says fisheries minister

December 22, 2023

The time is quickly approaching for the government to deliver a plan to remove net pens from the…

Nuchatlaht Case

Nuchatlaht back in court to determine future of title case

December 4, 2023

The Nuchatlaht were back in court on Dec. 11, as the small First Nation seeks Aboriginal title…

Old Growth Stewardship

Government makes big conservation pledges, but recognition of Indigenous protected areas remains to be seen

November 27, 2023

As Canada’s goal of protecting 30 per cent of its lands and waters by 2030 approaches, this fall…

Residential schools

Tseshaht votes for new facility to replace Maht Mah’s, pending government funding

November 20, 2023

Tseshaht has voted to demolish Maht Mah’s gymnasium, one of two remaining Alberni Indian…

Discrimination in health care

Family accuses West Coast General of negligence before elder’s passing in hospital

November 7, 2023

Island Health is apologizing to a Hesquiaht family for an elder’s treatment at West Coast…

Opioid crisis

Finding the Red Road: A family breaks free from addiction

November 3, 2023

It started with alcohol addiction for 50-year-old Jacquie Dennis of Huu-ay-aht, and eventually…

Kennedy Hill highway construction

13 years later, Tofino ambulance attendants remembered at Kennedy Lake memorial stone

October 23, 2023

It’s been 13 years since two veteran Tofino paramedics lost their lives when the ambulance they…

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