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Tofino is looking into strategies to deter dog owners from letting their pets run free in public spaces around town. (Westerly News file photo)

Tofino council vows to tackle off-leash dog concerns

District council working on strategies to mitigate longstanding issue

Tofino is looking into strategies to deter dog owners from letting their pets run free in public spaces around town. (Westerly News file photo)
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Tofino investigating potential vacation rental restrictions

Staff checking in on vacation rental supply to determine if restrictions could boost affordability

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The District of Tofino is celebrating the successful hiring of three new staffers for its Community Children’s Centre. (File photo)

Tofino scores 3 new childcare workers through offer of free tuition, housing

District takes unique approach to address childcare resource crunch

The District of Tofino is celebrating the successful hiring of three new staffers for its Community Children’s Centre. (File photo)
The Ahousaht Maaqutusiis Hahoulthee Stewardship Society is working to restore vital salmon habitats throughout Clayoquot Sound. (MHSS photo)

Ahousaht First Nation celebrates salmon ambassadors

Supporters of stewardship fee cheered at Tofino Hatchery

The Ahousaht Maaqutusiis Hahoulthee Stewardship Society is working to restore vital salmon habitats throughout Clayoquot Sound. (MHSS photo)
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More than a year past deadline, Tofino still pumping raw sewage into the ocean

District taking another kick at the can to secure funding for a wastewater treatment plant

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The Ahousaht First Nation is asking the District of Tofino to adopt a new bylaw restricting hard liquor sales at beer and wine stores. (Black Press Media file photo)

Ahousaht First Nation urges Tofino to limit alcohol sales to battle bootleggers

“No one really imagined what kind of a pandemic and state of emergency we really are in”

The Ahousaht First Nation is asking the District of Tofino to adopt a new bylaw restricting hard liquor sales at beer and wine stores. (Black Press Media file photo)
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Whales back in Tofino-Ucluelet area, Pacific Rim Whale Festival returns with them

Celebration of grey whale migration returns this weekend to the West Coast

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Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation master carver Joe David gifted this totem pole to the District of Tofino in 2018 to recognize the community’s presence within the First Nation’s traditional territory. (Westerly file photo)

Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation receives $543K to search for unmarked burial sites

Two former residential school sites to be searched

Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation master carver Joe David gifted this totem pole to the District of Tofino in 2018 to recognize the community’s presence within the First Nation’s traditional territory. (Westerly file photo)
Bonnie Gurney and Eric Caswell are ready for a relaxing retirement after 35 years operating Pioneer Boatworks shipyard and supply store in Ucluelet. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Pioneer Boatworks owners moving on after 35 years in Ucluelet

A revered local couple is voyaging into the relaxing and well-deserved waters of retirement

Bonnie Gurney and Eric Caswell are ready for a relaxing retirement after 35 years operating Pioneer Boatworks shipyard and supply store in Ucluelet. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Pay parking stations like this one set up at Chesterman Beach are unlikely to begin popping up downtown this summer as Tofino’s municipal council believes more thorough consultation is needed from local stakeholders. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Downtown pay parking expansion stalls in Tofino

Nothing likely this year as town’s municipal council hesitates on timeline

Pay parking stations like this one set up at Chesterman Beach are unlikely to begin popping up downtown this summer as Tofino’s municipal council believes more thorough consultation is needed from local stakeholders. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Tofino’s municipal council is showing support for the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust’s proposed biosphere centre at 301 Olsen Road. ((Image from clayoquotbiosphere.org)

Tofino council shows support for proposed biosphere centre

Clayoquot Biosphere Trust proposal gaining traction

Tofino’s municipal council is showing support for the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust’s proposed biosphere centre at 301 Olsen Road. ((Image from clayoquotbiosphere.org)
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Booming population has Tofino mulling implementing growth limits

Census data released last week shows the town’s population has shot up by over 27 per cent

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Commuters wait at the Kennedy Hill construction zone between Tofino-Ucluelet and Port Alberni. (Westerly file photo)
Commuters wait at the Kennedy Hill construction zone between Tofino-Ucluelet and Port Alberni. (Westerly file photo)
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Debut of Tofino-Ucluelet transit service delayed at least four months

Supply chain issues have pushed the arrival of new system’s 5 buses until next winter

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A MarineLabs Data Systems sensor buoy recorded a 17.6 metre rogue wave off Ucluelet’s coast in 2020 that the company believes is the most extreme rogue wave ever recorded. (MarineLabs Data Systems)

Massive rogue wave off Ucluelet reignites alternative energy interest

MarineLabs Data Systems says it is the “most extreme rogue wave ever recorded”

A MarineLabs Data Systems sensor buoy recorded a 17.6 metre rogue wave off Ucluelet’s coast in 2020 that the company believes is the most extreme rogue wave ever recorded. (MarineLabs Data Systems)
Rogers Communications has announced plans to bring cell service to Hwy. 4 between Tofino-Ucluelet and Port Alberni. (Westerly file photo)

Better cell service for Island’s West Coast coming, how much better unclear

Rogers announces new towers for Alberni/Tofino link, Ucluelet mayor wondering what that means

Rogers Communications has announced plans to bring cell service to Hwy. 4 between Tofino-Ucluelet and Port Alberni. (Westerly file photo)
CCGS Cape Ann responded to a vessel that ran aground near Tofino on Tuesday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)

Four injured in water taxi crash near Tofino

Ahousaht Coast Guard Auxiliary received a report that a vessel had run aground near Catface Mountain

CCGS Cape Ann responded to a vessel that ran aground near Tofino on Tuesday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
Work is underway to bring water access back to the Ucluelet First Nation community of Hitacu after a barge broke a primary water line. (District of Ucluelet photo)

More bad news for Ucluelet First Nation as it enters second week without water

Water line from Ucluelet to Hitacu deemed beyond repair

Work is underway to bring water access back to the Ucluelet First Nation community of Hitacu after a barge broke a primary water line. (District of Ucluelet photo)
Work is underway to repair a broken water line that has cut the Ucluelet First Nation off from its water supply. (District of Ucluelet photo)
Work is underway to repair a broken water line that has cut the Ucluelet First Nation off from its water supply. (District of Ucluelet photo)