Andrew Bailey

Tofino’s tsunami sirens sounded off on Saturday morning as an advisory prompted beach closures. (Westerly file photo)

Tsunami advisory an important reminder for Tofino and Ucluelet to be prepared

Volcanic eruption near Tonga Islands activates emergency operations on Saturday

Tofino’s tsunami sirens sounded off on Saturday morning as an advisory prompted beach closures. (Westerly file photo)
A 16-home community is being pitched in Tofino. (Screenshot from Dec. 14 council meeting)

Unique residential neighbourhood proposed for Tofino hillside

A steeply sloped lot would be equipped with funicular to move residents up and down

A 16-home community is being pitched in Tofino. (Screenshot from Dec. 14 council meeting)
King tides encroach on Imperial Lane homes in Ucluelet on Jan. 2.

King tides surge in Tofino and Ucluelet

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve urges residents and visitors to be CoastSmart

King tides encroach on Imperial Lane homes in Ucluelet on Jan. 2.
(Westerly file photo)

Bear deaths in Tofino-Ucluelet draw anger throughout province

District offices in Tofino and Ucluelet working on new wildlife attractant bylaws

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Ucluelet shatters rainfall records

November was the wettest month ever recorded in Ucluelet with 1,100 millimetres of rain pouring down

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Local excavator Will Smith snapped this photo of a District of Tofino worker navigating a flooded Hellesen Drive last week. On Thursday, Nov. 25 Tofino issued a rainfall and flood advisory and activated its Emergency Operations Centre while Ucluelet closed access to the Wild Pacific Trail due to wave hazards. (Will Smith photo)

Tofino mayor praises flood response, urges residents to be prepared for incoming storm

Heavy rainfall expected to begin early Tuesday morning

Local excavator Will Smith snapped this photo of a District of Tofino worker navigating a flooded Hellesen Drive last week. On Thursday, Nov. 25 Tofino issued a rainfall and flood advisory and activated its Emergency Operations Centre while Ucluelet closed access to the Wild Pacific Trail due to wave hazards. (Will Smith photo)
The District of Tofino issued a flood advisory on Thursday morning, Nov. 25. (District of Tofino image)

Heavy rains cause flooding in Tofino and Ucluelet

Ucluelet has closed the Wild Pacific Trail as well as local beaches and Tofino has activated its EOC

The District of Tofino issued a flood advisory on Thursday morning, Nov. 25. (District of Tofino image)
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Tofino resorts pitch new tourist fee, oppose plan to spend on sewage treatment

Concerns raised by Tourism Industry Association of B.C. and the British Columbia Hotel Association

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Fraser Health registered nurse Kai Kayibadi draws a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at a walk-up vaccination clinic at Bear Creek Park, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, May 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

COVID-19: Third dose booster shots coming to Tofino and Ucluelet

Third round of vaccinations underway for West Coast’s vulnerable and at-risk residents

Fraser Health registered nurse Kai Kayibadi draws a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at a walk-up vaccination clinic at Bear Creek Park, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, May 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Hwy. 4 between Tofino-Ucluelet and the rest of Vancouver Island has been shut down by a rockfall on Monday afternoon. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)

UPDATED: Hwy. 4 reopens after rock fallout causes closure between Tofino-Ucluelet and Port Alberni

Rock fallout at Kennedy Hill construction site causes delays

Hwy. 4 between Tofino-Ucluelet and the rest of Vancouver Island has been shut down by a rockfall on Monday afternoon. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)
A lightning strike destroyed this radio receiver at the summit of Porter Mountain knocking DriveBC’s Sutton Pass camera out of service in November, 2020. (Photo courtesy of B.C.’s ministry of transportation and infrastructure)

Hwy. 4 camera at Sutton Pass remains down a year after lightning strike

Ministry of transportation and infrastructure says camera damaged beyond repair

A lightning strike destroyed this radio receiver at the summit of Porter Mountain knocking DriveBC’s Sutton Pass camera out of service in November, 2020. (Photo courtesy of B.C.’s ministry of transportation and infrastructure)
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Tofino plans to expand pay parking downtown next year

District reintroduced pay parking at local beaches for the first time since 2007

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Police are investigating the unexpected death of a man found deceased inside a Peninsula Road Business in Ucluelet on Oct. 26. (Black Press Media file photo)

Tragedy strikes Ucluelet as man found dead inside local business

Police are investigating after a man was found dead inside a Peninsula Road business

Police are investigating the unexpected death of a man found deceased inside a Peninsula Road Business in Ucluelet on Oct. 26. (Black Press Media file photo)
An adult male black bear was killed after breaking into a garage in Ucluelet on Monday, Oct. 25. (Westerly file photo)

Another bear killed in Ucluelet as ‘horrible year’ continues

11 bears killed in Tofino-Ucluelet region so far this year

An adult male black bear was killed after breaking into a garage in Ucluelet on Monday, Oct. 25. (Westerly file photo)
Tourism Tofino is hoping to spread the town’s tourism revenue beyond the summer months. Westerly file photo

Tourism Tofino targets offseason traffic boost

The goal is to reach a 69 per cent average occupancy between October and May by 2027

Tourism Tofino is hoping to spread the town’s tourism revenue beyond the summer months. Westerly file photo
Island Health announced on Oct. 25 that a COVID-19 outbreak at Tofino General Hospital is now over. (Westerly file photo)

Island Health declares end to COVID-19 outbreak at Tofino hospital

Six people tested positive for COVID-19 in relation to the outbreak

Island Health announced on Oct. 25 that a COVID-19 outbreak at Tofino General Hospital is now over. (Westerly file photo)
Clocks in Tofino and Ucluelet got off to a slow start last week as BC Hydro crews worked to repair a transmission line connecting the West Coast to the rest of the Vancouver Island power grid. (Andrew Bailey photo)

BC Hydro work slows clocks in Tofino and Ucluelet

West Coast clocks are back on their usual 60-second-per-minute pace after a slow start last week

Clocks in Tofino and Ucluelet got off to a slow start last week as BC Hydro crews worked to repair a transmission line connecting the West Coast to the rest of the Vancouver Island power grid. (Andrew Bailey photo)
BC Transit service is expected to arrive in Tofino-Ucluelet next year. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Transit expected to launch Tofino-Ucluelet service in 2022

ACRD denies request from Salmon Beach to be removed from transit tax

BC Transit service is expected to arrive in Tofino-Ucluelet next year. (Black Press Media file photo)
This humpback whale, known locally as ‘Pinky’ can now head off to Hawaii after being rescued from entanglement near Ucluelet on Friday. (Photo - Karyssa Arnett, Strawberry Isle Marine Research Society)

Local boaters help rescue entangled humpback near Ucluelet

‘Pinky’ freed in time to head to Hawaiian breeding grounds

This humpback whale, known locally as ‘Pinky’ can now head off to Hawaii after being rescued from entanglement near Ucluelet on Friday. (Photo - Karyssa Arnett, Strawberry Isle Marine Research Society)
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)

Island First Nation collaborating with province on reconciliation efforts

Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation signs hisiikcumyin pathway agreement with provincial government

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)