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Adam Buskard’s Tofino Retreat has earned a spot among Canada’s top ten vacation rentals. (www.vrbo.com)

Tofino vacation rental named one of Canada’s best Vacation Homes of the Year

Adam Buskard’s Tofino Retreat cracks VRBO’s first-ever Vacation Homes of the Year list

Adam Buskard’s Tofino Retreat has earned a spot among Canada’s top ten vacation rentals. (www.vrbo.com)
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District of Tofino responds to staff strike vote, touts mediation

The statement confirms that both sides plan to meet with a mediator appointed by the Labour Relations Board

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District of Tofino workers vote to strike

A mediation with the BC Labour Relations Board is scheduled for June 27

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Trim, a longtime Ucluetian vessel went down in flames near Qualicum on May 23. Both men aboard the vessel escaped safely thanks to the RCM-SAR Station 59 Deep Bay crew. (Photo courtesy of Patricia Garland)

Historic Ucluelet vessel goes down in flames near Qualicum

Her two-man crew escaped safely, but a legendary Ucluetian vessel is resting on the ocean floor

Trim, a longtime Ucluetian vessel went down in flames near Qualicum on May 23. Both men aboard the vessel escaped safely thanks to the RCM-SAR Station 59 Deep Bay crew. (Photo courtesy of Patricia Garland)
Sea lions were spotted trapped inside Cermaq Canada’s Rant Point salmon farm site in April. (Jeremy Mathieu / Clayoquot Action Photo)

DFO monitoring sea lion activity around salmon farms near Tofino

“DFO staff have witnessed reduced sea lion activity at these sites in recent weeks”

Sea lions were spotted trapped inside Cermaq Canada’s Rant Point salmon farm site in April. (Jeremy Mathieu / Clayoquot Action Photo)
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Ucluelet’s medical clinic will stay open thanks to support from Island Health. (Westerly file photo)

‘Sigh of relief’ in Ucluelet as Island Health steps in to keep clinic open

“It was a nailbiter for me on a personal level”

Ucluelet’s medical clinic will stay open thanks to support from Island Health. (Westerly file photo)
Tla-o-qui-aht women Martha Martin and Carol Manson lead a memorial walk off Tofino’s First Street Dock on May 29. Martin’s daughter Chantel Moore was shot and killed by police on June 4, 2020. Manson’s son Julian Jones was shot and killed by police on Feb. 27, 2021. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Chantel Moore’s mom leads memorial walk from Tofino towards B.C. Legislature

Indigenous mothers who have lost their children in police shootings or custody raising awareness

Tla-o-qui-aht women Martha Martin and Carol Manson lead a memorial walk off Tofino’s First Street Dock on May 29. Martin’s daughter Chantel Moore was shot and killed by police on June 4, 2020. Manson’s son Julian Jones was shot and killed by police on Feb. 27, 2021. (Andrew Bailey photo)
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Tofino homeowners facing whopping 11 per cent tax hike this year

Taxpayers will be digging deeper into their wallets than initially expected

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Tofino’s new Poet Laureate Heather Hendry puts pen to paper inside the Wickaninnish Community School library. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Tofino’s new Poet Laureate hopes to inspire youth

Heather Hendry has officially kicked off her two-year tenure as the town’s third literary leader

Tofino’s new Poet Laureate Heather Hendry puts pen to paper inside the Wickaninnish Community School library. (Andrew Bailey photo)
The interior of Ucluelet resident Katharine Fleming’s van was demolished on Friday morning when a bear became trapped inside and desperately tried to break its way out. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Bear destroys vehicle in Ucluelet after getting trapped inside

A black bear became trapped inside a vehicle and obliterated the interior before being freed

The interior of Ucluelet resident Katharine Fleming’s van was demolished on Friday morning when a bear became trapped inside and desperately tried to break its way out. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Rachelle Cole and Rick Geddes were both thrilled to earn a seat on this year’s 25th annual Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock ride. (Photo submitted)

Ucluelet riders ready for life changing Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock experience

Rachelle Cole and Rick Geddes team up to raise funds for paediatric cancer research

Rachelle Cole and Rick Geddes were both thrilled to earn a seat on this year’s 25th annual Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock ride. (Photo submitted)
Ucluelet could be on the cusp of losing its local medical clinic. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Island Health seeks solutions as Ucluelet fears losing medical clinic

Officials scrambling to find new clinic space as doctors tire of ‘subsidizing’ current space

Ucluelet could be on the cusp of losing its local medical clinic. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Comedian Johnny Harris checks out The Evelyn May while touring through Ucluelet as part of his CBC Television program Still Standing. (Photo courtesy of the CBC)

Ucluelet to be featured on CBC series Still Standing

Comedian Jonny Harris toured through Ucluelet last month

Comedian Johnny Harris checks out The Evelyn May while touring through Ucluelet as part of his CBC Television program Still Standing. (Photo courtesy of the CBC)
Josh Brown beams over his Vancouver Island Tourism Employee of the Year award overlooking the spectacular view from Black Rock Oceanfront Resort’s lounge on April 23. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Ucluelet hospitality champion honoured as Island’s top employee

Black Rock Oceanfront Resort’s Josh Brown named Employee of the Year at Island Tourism Conference

Josh Brown beams over his Vancouver Island Tourism Employee of the Year award overlooking the spectacular view from Black Rock Oceanfront Resort’s lounge on April 23. (Andrew Bailey photo)
A new anthology was launched at a public reading in Tofino on April 30 at an event that also served to introduce the town’s new Poet Laureate.

Anthology featuring love letters to trees set for launch in Tofino

Worth More Standing was edited and curated by Tofino’s Poet Laureate Christine Lowther

A new anthology was launched at a public reading in Tofino on April 30 at an event that also served to introduce the town’s new Poet Laureate.
Residents of Crab Apple Campground rallied for support at Tofino’s Village Green in 2021 after learning the temporary use permit that was allowing them to stay in their homes was about to expire. (Westerly file photo)

Tofino fends off housing crisis by extending permit for residential campground

Fears of being pushed into longstanding housing crisis allayed for Crab Apple Campground residents

Residents of Crab Apple Campground rallied for support at Tofino’s Village Green in 2021 after learning the temporary use permit that was allowing them to stay in their homes was about to expire. (Westerly file photo)
Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Murray Rankin was welcomed to Ahousaht to celebrate the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the First Nation and the Province. (Murray Rankin Facebook photo)

Ahousaht First Nation signs agreement with province

AHP-CII-UK agreement celebrated

Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Murray Rankin was welcomed to Ahousaht to celebrate the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the First Nation and the Province. (Murray Rankin Facebook photo)
Shannon Boothman, pictured here with her beloved dog Itska in 2020, is believed to have died of hypothermia in Tofino early Sunday morning.

Hypothermia suspected in death of Tofino woman found after heavy storm

“She was always a friendly person and she was a good person. It’s a sad thing.”

Shannon Boothman, pictured here with her beloved dog Itska in 2020, is believed to have died of hypothermia in Tofino early Sunday morning.
Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation members protested against a recent surge in evictions during a demonstration held outside the First Nation’s administration office on Thursday, March 31. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation members protest evictions

“Now my daughter and I are pretty much homeless”

Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation members protested against a recent surge in evictions during a demonstration held outside the First Nation’s administration office on Thursday, March 31. (Andrew Bailey photo)