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Tofino residents expressed frustration over a recent post by Long Beach Lodge owner Tim Hackett that falsely claimed all residents have been vaccinated. (Westerly file photo)

Resort owner apologizes for suggesting Tofino is safe to travel to

Long Beach Lodge owner Tim Hackett apologizes to community and visitors

Tofino residents expressed frustration over a recent post by Long Beach Lodge owner Tim Hackett that falsely claimed all residents have been vaccinated. (Westerly file photo)
Wickaninnish (Clifford Atleo) plays the drum while singing the Nuu-chah-nulth song on the court steps in Vancouver In a picture from April 2018. Photo credit, Melody Charlie.

Five Nuu-chah-nulth Nations celebrate legal victory in fishing dispute

Ha’oom Fisheries Society and T’aaq-wiihak Fisheries announce “major legal victory”

Wickaninnish (Clifford Atleo) plays the drum while singing the Nuu-chah-nulth song on the court steps in Vancouver In a picture from April 2018. Photo credit, Melody Charlie.
Polystyrene has been outlawed as a take-out option for restaurants in Tofino and Ucluelet. (Black Press Media file photo)

Styrofoam done as a takeout option on Island’s Pacific Rim

Tofino and Ucluelet ban polystyrene take-out containers

Polystyrene has been outlawed as a take-out option for restaurants in Tofino and Ucluelet. (Black Press Media file photo)
A screenshot from a Nuu-chah-nulth healing song and performance created in collaboration between Hjalmer Wenstob and Timmy Masso. (Screenshot from YouTube)

VIDEO: Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation brothers produce COVID-19 healing song

Hjalmer Wenstob and Timmy Masso share dance and inspiration.

A screenshot from a Nuu-chah-nulth healing song and performance created in collaboration between Hjalmer Wenstob and Timmy Masso. (Screenshot from YouTube)
Ucluelet locals Rachael, Caroline and Tom enjoy refreshments on a sunny Monday afternoon at a picnic table dining area set up by the District of Ucluelet to help residents and visitors support local businesses while staying outside. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Ucluelet launches bingo contest to support local restaurants

Four Ucluelet Co-op shopping sprees are up for grabs in #Ukee2go competition.

Ucluelet locals Rachael, Caroline and Tom enjoy refreshments on a sunny Monday afternoon at a picnic table dining area set up by the District of Ucluelet to help residents and visitors support local businesses while staying outside. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Hwy. 4 was shut down in both directions for 10 hours on March 23 as a rock bluff was blasted as part of Kennedy Hill’s ongoing construction. Commuters can expect five more 10 hour closures on five consecutive Wednesdays beginning April 28. (Photo courtesy of Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Five 10-hour Pacific Rim highway closures planned in the next 6 weeks

Closures needed for rock blasting as part of the Kennedy Hill Safety Improvement project.

Hwy. 4 was shut down in both directions for 10 hours on March 23 as a rock bluff was blasted as part of Kennedy Hill’s ongoing construction. Commuters can expect five more 10 hour closures on five consecutive Wednesdays beginning April 28. (Photo courtesy of Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)
The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve’s Green Point Campground saw an unprecedented flurry of reservations last week. (Pacific Rim National Park Reserve photo)

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve’s campground sees ‘unprecedented’ interest

Reservations being accepted as Green Point Campground scheduled to open May 1

The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve’s Green Point Campground saw an unprecedented flurry of reservations last week. (Pacific Rim National Park Reserve photo)
A rock bluff was blasted off Hwy. 4 on March 23 as part of Kennedy Hill’s ongoing construction. (Photo courtesy of Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

WATCH: Planned Pacific Rim Highway explosion deemed a success

Work continues to improve access to Tofino and Ucluelet via Highway 4

A rock bluff was blasted off Hwy. 4 on March 23 as part of Kennedy Hill’s ongoing construction. (Photo courtesy of Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry thanks an Island Health nurse after joining front-line staff for the first round of COVID-19 vaccine, Victoria, Dec. 22, 2020. (B.C. government)

COVID-19: Community-wide vaccination clinics to begin next week in Tofino-Ucluelet

Clinics for Tofino and Ucluelet residents 18 years of age or older start April 12.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry thanks an Island Health nurse after joining front-line staff for the first round of COVID-19 vaccine, Victoria, Dec. 22, 2020. (B.C. government)
(DFO photo)

Island MP urges federal government to declare wild salmon emergency

Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns calls situation desperate

(DFO photo)
(Westerly News file photo)

Tofino condemns ‘racist’ responses to ecosystem service fee proposal

1 per cent fee would have supported Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation’s Tribal Park Allies program.

(Westerly News file photo)
The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve’s ʔapsčiik t̓ašii pathway connecting its northern and southern borders is currently 95 per cent paved and construction is expected to wrap up by next summer. (PRNPR photo)

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve’s $51M path project on pace for summer 2022 unveiling

25-kilometre path nearing completion between Tofino and Ucluelet.

The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve’s ʔapsčiik t̓ašii pathway connecting its northern and southern borders is currently 95 per cent paved and construction is expected to wrap up by next summer. (PRNPR photo)
(Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)

Highway closure to block access to Vancouver Island’s Pacific Rim next week

Hwy. 4 to Ucluelet and Tofino to be shut down in both directions from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 23.

(Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)
The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve’s 25-kilometre ʔapsčiik t̓ašii pathway abruptly ends at the Park Reserve’s southern border, leaving users on their way to or from Ucluelet in the lurch. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Ucluelet swings and misses on grant to build path to Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Path project hits unexpected snag as funding request rejected.

The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve’s 25-kilometre ʔapsčiik t̓ašii pathway abruptly ends at the Park Reserve’s southern border, leaving users on their way to or from Ucluelet in the lurch. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Wolf tracks spotted along a Tofino shoreline last month provide a striking reminder that West Coasters co-exist with wildlife year-round. (<a href="http://www.facebook.com/wildsafebcpacificrim" target="_blank">WildSafeBC Pacific Rim Facebook Page</a>)

Bear and wolf sightings in Tofino and Ucluelet

WildSafeBC Pacific Rim coordinator says responsible attractant management is vital year-round.

Wolf tracks spotted along a Tofino shoreline last month provide a striking reminder that West Coasters co-exist with wildlife year-round. (<a href="http://www.facebook.com/wildsafebcpacificrim" target="_blank">WildSafeBC Pacific Rim Facebook Page</a>)
Pluvio Restaurant has temporarily closed due to a staff member testing positive for COVID-19. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Ucluelet’s Pluvio Restaurant announces positive COVID-19 test

Ucluelet mayor commends business for transparency.

Pluvio Restaurant has temporarily closed due to a staff member testing positive for COVID-19. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Dan Law is Tofino’s new mayor. (Westerly file photo)

UPDATED: Dan Law elected mayor of Tofino

Cathy Thicke and Jacky Challenger earn council seats.

Dan Law is Tofino’s new mayor. (Westerly file photo)
A man holds a picture of Chantel Moore during a healing gathering at the B.C. Legislature in Victoria on June 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

‘Police have killed more Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation members than COVID’

First Nation demands transparency in probe into Tofino RCMP shooting of Julian Jones

A man holds a picture of Chantel Moore during a healing gathering at the B.C. Legislature in Victoria on June 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Tofino Resort and Marina has temporarily shut down after several staff members tested positive for COVID-19. (Nora O’Malley photo)

COVID-19 confirmed at Tofino Resort and Marina

Resort apologizes to Hesquiaht First Nation for Valentine’s Day boating incident.

Tofino Resort and Marina has temporarily shut down after several staff members tested positive for COVID-19. (Nora O’Malley photo)
An investigation is underway after a man was shot and killed by Tofino RCMP in Opitsaht. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man shot and killed by RCMP near Tofino, police watchdog investigating

Investigation underway by Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia.

An investigation is underway after a man was shot and killed by Tofino RCMP in Opitsaht. (Black Press Media file photo)