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Special Reports

Children in foster care

Tears and words of forgiveness as couple is sentenced for death of 6-year-old Don-Tay Lucas

May 16, 2024

A Port Alberni couple has been sentenced to 15 years after they pled guilty to manslaughter in…

Opioid crisis

Has drug decriminalization gone too far? Or is this the beginning of a solution?

May 10, 2024

Has the decriminalization of drugs gone too far in British Columbia? Or are we just in an early…

Missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls

‘I just pray to the Ancestors and hope’: Nuu-chah-nulth teens talk truth on Red Dress Day

May 5, 2024

Maxine Clutesi is 13 going on 14. The young Nuu-chah-nulth teen likes vintage fashion and jokes…

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…

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…

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