Nora O'Malley

Get the “hull” out of here! A crane lifts the hull of the old Bonilla onto a barge on July 21, 2021. (Nick Touchie photo)

Derelict boats removed from Ucluelet Harbour

Coastal Restoration Society receives another $837, 237 to remove 18 derelict vessels

Get the “hull” out of here! A crane lifts the hull of the old Bonilla onto a barge on July 21, 2021. (Nick Touchie photo)
Eamonn and Victoria Nolan with their children Ceili and Tarabh and guide dog Alan. (Submitted photo)

Paralympian files complaint after guide dog hotel controversy in Ucluelet

Blind National Team rower Victoria Nolan hopes to get the word out so it stops future incidents

Eamonn and Victoria Nolan with their children Ceili and Tarabh and guide dog Alan. (Submitted photo)
Tseshaht Lead Beach Keeper Hank Gus says he’s looking forward to sharing the Broken Group Islands origin story with visitors. Gus has been a Beach Keeper for nine years. (Tseshaht First Nation photo)

Tseshaht First Nation re-opens Broken Group Islands with refreshed Beach Keepers Program

To help sustain the program, tour operators are encouraged to implement a $10 per day per guest fee

Tseshaht Lead Beach Keeper Hank Gus says he’s looking forward to sharing the Broken Group Islands origin story with visitors. Gus has been a Beach Keeper for nine years. (Tseshaht First Nation photo)
Tseshaht Lead Beach Keeper Hank Gus says he’s looking forward to sharing the Broken Group Islands origin story with visitors. Gus has been a Beach Keeper for nine years. (Tseshaht First Nation photo)

Tseshaht First Nation re-opens Broken Group Islands with refreshed Beach Keepers Program

To help sustain the program, tour operators are encouraged to implement a $10 per day per guest fee

Tseshaht Lead Beach Keeper Hank Gus says he’s looking forward to sharing the Broken Group Islands origin story with visitors. Gus has been a Beach Keeper for nine years. (Tseshaht First Nation photo)
Secret Beach Campground general manager Noah Plonka takes a breather after riding laps around the new dirt pump track. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Toquaht Nation opens Secret Beach Campground and Marina on Vancouver Island

A 45-minute drive from Ucluelet, campground features child-friendly dirt pump track

Secret Beach Campground general manager Noah Plonka takes a breather after riding laps around the new dirt pump track. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Vehicles wait for the road to open at the Kennedy Hill safety improvement construction site. (George Fifield photo)

Ministry cancels proposed Tofino-Ucluelet Hwy. 4 nightly road closure schedule

Travellers to the Pacific Rim will need to plan around a daytime schedule

Vehicles wait for the road to open at the Kennedy Hill safety improvement construction site. (George Fifield photo)
Tofino’s annual July 1 Tuff City Skate Competition is taking a break again this year. (Westerly file photo)

Quiet Canada Day for West Coast communities

All the usual Canada Day festivities in Tofino and Ucluelet are nixed

Tofino’s annual July 1 Tuff City Skate Competition is taking a break again this year. (Westerly file photo)
Dogs, cars, and humans play the Kennedy Hill waiting game during the ongoing construction project that started in May 2018. (George Fifield photo)

UPDATED: New Hwy. 4 closure schedule “simply does not work’ for Tofino and Ucluelet

Ongoing construction project set to close Pacific Rim connector from 8 p.m to 2 a.m. starting July 6

Dogs, cars, and humans play the Kennedy Hill waiting game during the ongoing construction project that started in May 2018. (George Fifield photo)
Tofino-based chef Kristine Morrow is struggling to find child care for her kids Brennan and Hana. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Tofino struggles to find childcare as busy summer season begins

“We are sending our daughter and son away for all of July”

Tofino-based chef Kristine Morrow is struggling to find child care for her kids Brennan and Hana. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Ucluelet RCMP are looking for possible witnesses to an act of vandalism that took place on June 21 at a popular family swim spot on Kennedy Lake. (Brenda Wood photo)

Fairy Creek supporter shocked after vehicle vandalized near Tofino

Tire slashed, mud thrown at vehicle door, and ‘Save The Old Growth Forests’ sign tossed

Ucluelet RCMP are looking for possible witnesses to an act of vandalism that took place on June 21 at a popular family swim spot on Kennedy Lake. (Brenda Wood photo)
This stretch of pathway in front of Long Beach heading northward in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve on Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations territory is now officially open for visitor use. (Parks Canada photo)

VIDEO: Parks Canada partially opens multi-use pathway ʔapsčiik t̓ašii in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Pronounced ups-cheek ta-shee, the name means “going the right way on the path”

This stretch of pathway in front of Long Beach heading northward in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve on Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations territory is now officially open for visitor use. (Parks Canada photo)
Creative handmade signs abound at the June 13 Tofino rally for old growth trees. (Nora O’Malley photo)

VIDEO: Tofino stands in solidarity for Fairy Creek Blockades

Over 150 supporters attend rally hosted by Friends of Clayoquot Sound

Creative handmade signs abound at the June 13 Tofino rally for old growth trees. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Save Fairy Creek supporters sport red to the May 29 Elders circle gathering to show solidarity with Indigenous People. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Solidarity builds for Indigenous claims over Fairy Creek watershed on Vancouver Island

More than 2,000 show up to join push to save old growth forests from harvesting

Save Fairy Creek supporters sport red to the May 29 Elders circle gathering to show solidarity with Indigenous People. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Homegrown Tofino surfers Kalum Temple Bruhwiler and Mathea Olin with Surf Canada head coach Shannon Brown. (Submitted photo)

Surf Canada takes on world’s top surfers for a final chance to qualify for Tokyo Olympics

ISA World Surfing Games run from May 29-June 6 in El Salvador

Homegrown Tofino surfers Kalum Temple Bruhwiler and Mathea Olin with Surf Canada head coach Shannon Brown. (Submitted photo)
Terrance Mack would have celebrated his 34th birthday on May 13, 2021. Mack’s family has identified him as the victim of a homicide in an apartment on Third Avenue in Port Alberni sometime in April. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Family identifies Ucluelet man as victim of homicide in Port Alberni

Terrance Mack being remembered as ‘kind, gentle’ man

Terrance Mack would have celebrated his 34th birthday on May 13, 2021. Mack’s family has identified him as the victim of a homicide in an apartment on Third Avenue in Port Alberni sometime in April. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Terrance Mack would have celebrated his 34th birthday on May 13, 2021. Mack’s family has identified him as the victim of a homicide in an apartment on Third Avenue in Port Alberni sometime in April. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Family identifies Ucluelet man as victim of Vancouver Island homicide

Terrance Mack being remembered as ‘kind, gentle’ man

Terrance Mack would have celebrated his 34th birthday on May 13, 2021. Mack’s family has identified him as the victim of a homicide in an apartment on Third Avenue in Port Alberni sometime in April. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
A Tofino waterfront condo was listed for $1.4 million. It sold for $2.4 million. (RE/MAX Mid-Island photo)
A Tofino waterfront condo was listed for $1.4 million. It sold for $2.4 million. (RE/MAX Mid-Island photo)
The District of Ucluelet is fast-tracking temporary use permits for RVs/campervans as seasonal housing. (Westerly file photo)

Ucluelet reviews 11 applications for RVs as seasonal housing

“Housing is so essential to everyone, and an issue that cases a lot of stress to business owners.”

The District of Ucluelet is fast-tracking temporary use permits for RVs/campervans as seasonal housing. (Westerly file photo)
Parks Canada and Tla-o-qui-aht public works dig the washed up Princess M out from sand along the south shore of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Rescue attempt costs man his boat off Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Coast Guard response questioned after volunteer responder’s speedboat capsizes in heavy swells

Parks Canada and Tla-o-qui-aht public works dig the washed up Princess M out from sand along the south shore of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Jennifer Touchie prepares to re-hang red dresses on May 1 after vandals removed the dresses she had originally hung along Highway 4 days before. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Red Dress Day honours Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women, men and children

As vandals target displays, May 5 marks Red Dress Day across the Island and the country

Jennifer Touchie prepares to re-hang red dresses on May 1 after vandals removed the dresses she had originally hung along Highway 4 days before. (Nora O’Malley photo)