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Special Reports

Stranded Orca Calf

Boaters urged to keep distance from orphaned orca kʷiisaḥiʔis, her survival depends on it

May 3, 2024

It has been a week since a juvenile killer whale ventured out of the little lagoon where her…


Despite decline of fluent speakers, jump in language learners indicates potential resurgence

May 1, 2024

Sisters čiisma and Tuu paat have spoken their Indigenous dialects - without interruption - for…

Residential schools

Art Thompson plaque unveiled at totem pole on former AIRS site

April 25, 2024

Unfinished business was attended to today at the former site of the Alberni Indian Residential…

Old Growth Stewardship

40 years of Meares Island Tribal Park celebrated at Tofino’s Village Green

April 24, 2024

Lovely red and soft pink Rhododendrons surround an intimate gathering of Indigenous leaders, non…

Missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls

‘Should we go missing, we must be found’: Parliament takes steps towards Red Dress Alert 

April 24, 2024

On March 19, MP Leah Gazan took to Parliament Hill, on behalf of the House of Commons status of…

Nuchatlaht Case

Nuchatlaht mark victory with court’s partial recognition of territory

April 18, 2024

The Nuchatlaht are celebrating a victory amid a recent court decision recognizing Aboriginal…


All of B.C.’s fish farm licences expire June 30

March 7, 2024

With the 2025 deadline approaching for a transition plan from the standard ocean net pens, the…

 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…

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…

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