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Don Buchner is Wheels for Wellness Society executive director. (Black Press photo)
Don Buchner is Wheels for Wellness Society executive director. (Black Press photo)

Wheels for Wellness pulls out of Vancouver Island’s west coast

Medical appointment passenger service not financially feasible, says executive director

Don Buchner is Wheels for Wellness Society executive director. (Black Press photo)
Don Buchner is Wheels for Wellness Society executive director. (Black Press photo)
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West Coast officials scramble for solutions after losing bus service

Wilson’s Transportation has cancelled its Tofino Bus service in and out of the West Coast until May

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The Ucluelet Volunteer Fire Brigade responded to a vessel fire at the outer boat basin around 1:30 a.m. Thursday. (Photo courtesy of the Ucluelet Volunteer Fire Brigade)

Vessel catches fire before sinking in Ucluelet harbour

Firefighters tackle early morning blaze on Thursday, Jan. 5

The Ucluelet Volunteer Fire Brigade responded to a vessel fire at the outer boat basin around 1:30 a.m. Thursday. (Photo courtesy of the Ucluelet Volunteer Fire Brigade)
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Estimated cost of Tofino recreation facility doubles

Tofino’s pursuit of an indoor recreation facility is being outpaced by skyrocketing construction costs

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Ucluelet senior Katharine Fleming’s SUV was one of 35 vehicles that West Coast black bears broke into this year. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Bears broke into 35 vehicles in Tofino-Ucluelet this year

Eight bears were killed after becoming food-conditioned past the point of no return

Ucluelet senior Katharine Fleming’s SUV was one of 35 vehicles that West Coast black bears broke into this year. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Residents and supporters of Tofino’s Crab Apple Campground gathered at the Village Green in April, 2021, to draw attention to their concerns over losing their homes. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Residents and supporters of Tofino’s Crab Apple Campground gathered at the Village Green in April, 2021, to draw attention to their concerns over losing their homes. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Police have arrested 25 year-old Luke Priddle in connection to the death of a 47 year-old Tofino man in 2020. (File photo)

Two-year murder investigation in Tofino leads to arrest in Nanaimo

Luke Priddle, 25, charged with second degree murder, robbery and theft of a motor vehicle

Police have arrested 25 year-old Luke Priddle in connection to the death of a 47 year-old Tofino man in 2020. (File photo)
Police have arrested 25 year-old Luke Priddle in connection to the death of a 47 year-old Tofino man in 2020. (File photo)

Two-year murder investigation in Tofino leads to arrest in Nanaimo

Luke Priddle, 25, charged with second degree murder, robbery and theft of a motor vehicle

Police have arrested 25 year-old Luke Priddle in connection to the death of a 47 year-old Tofino man in 2020. (File photo)
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Tofino’s new council approves wage increase

Tofino’s recently elected council will be its most expensive one yet

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Medical lab services finally returning to Ucluelet this week

Ucluelet’s outpatient medical lab has been closed since August due to a staffing shortage

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Crews install a cantilever along Hwy. 4 in August 2022. (BC Ministry of transportation and infrastructure photo)

Province promises Tofino-Ucluelet highway will open to two-way traffic in early 2023

Four years of travel delays may finally be coming to an end for West Coast residents and visitors

Crews install a cantilever along Hwy. 4 in August 2022. (BC Ministry of transportation and infrastructure photo)
Crews install a cantilever along Hwy. 4 in August 2022. (BC Ministry of transportation and infrastructure photo)

Province promises Tofino-Ucluelet highway will open to two-way traffic in early 2023

Four years of travel delays may finally be coming to an end for West Coast residents and visitors

Crews install a cantilever along Hwy. 4 in August 2022. (BC Ministry of transportation and infrastructure photo)
Tourism Tofino is hoping to boost its visitor centre’s educational offerings as well as retail revenue. (Westerly file photo)

Tofino DMO hopes to help tourists get along with locals

Tourism Tofino focused on increasing offseason traffic and cultural education

Tourism Tofino is hoping to boost its visitor centre’s educational offerings as well as retail revenue. (Westerly file photo)
A Rubbermaid container full of cigarette butts that were collected in Tofino and recycled thanks to Surfrider Pacific Rim’s Hold On To Your Butts campaign. (Photo courtesy of Surfrider Pacific Rim)

Hold On To Your Butts campaign a smoking success in Tofino-Ucluelet

Over 1.2 million cigarette butts collected

A Rubbermaid container full of cigarette butts that were collected in Tofino and recycled thanks to Surfrider Pacific Rim’s Hold On To Your Butts campaign. (Photo courtesy of Surfrider Pacific Rim)
Warren Barr and Lily Verney-Downey smile at the bar of their Pluvio Restaurant, which was recently named Canada’s best fine dining restaurantby TripAdvisor. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Ucluelet restaurant named Canada’s best fine dining experience

Pluvio tops TripAdvisor’s Best of the Best Awards

Warren Barr and Lily Verney-Downey smile at the bar of their Pluvio Restaurant, which was recently named Canada’s best fine dining restaurantby TripAdvisor. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Warren Barr and Lily Verney-Downey smile at the bar of their Pluvio Restaurant, which was recently named Canada’s best fine dining restaurantby TripAdvisor. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Ucluelet restaurant named Canada’s best fine dining experience

Pluvio tops TripAdvisor’s Best of the Best Awards

Warren Barr and Lily Verney-Downey smile at the bar of their Pluvio Restaurant, which was recently named Canada’s best fine dining restaurantby TripAdvisor. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Debris artist Pete Clarkson stands next to his latest installment, ‘Classic Plastic’ outside Gaia Grocery in Tofino. (Photo courtesy of Surfrider Pacific Rim)

Provocative art installation challenges bottled water buyers in Tofino

Beachcomber and debris artist Pete Clarkson unveils new piece

Debris artist Pete Clarkson stands next to his latest installment, ‘Classic Plastic’ outside Gaia Grocery in Tofino. (Photo courtesy of Surfrider Pacific Rim)
Marilyn McEwen is Ucluelet’s new mayor. (Photo courtesy of Marilyn McEwen)

Marilyn McEwen elected mayor of Ucluelet

Longtime volunteer expresses gratitude for town’s support

Marilyn McEwen is Ucluelet’s new mayor. (Photo courtesy of Marilyn McEwen)
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ELECTION 2022: Election results from Tofino, Ucluelet and Area C

Ucluelet set to elect new mayor as Tofino welcomes new municipal councillors

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Brad Dusseault snapped this shot of a black bear feasting inside an unsecured garbage bin outside a local restaurant in Tofino. The bear was shot and killed on Oct. 1. (Brad Dusseault photo)

Bear shot in Tofino after becoming addicted to local restaurant waste

WildSafeBC urges residents and businesses in Tofino and Ucluelet to responsibly secure attractants

Brad Dusseault snapped this shot of a black bear feasting inside an unsecured garbage bin outside a local restaurant in Tofino. The bear was shot and killed on Oct. 1. (Brad Dusseault photo)