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Island Health announced last week that Ucluelet’s outpatient medical lab located at 1566 Peninsula Road would be temporarily closed, effective August 9. (Westerly file photo)

Staffing shortage shuts down medical lab services in Ucluelet

Temporary closure required in order to “ensure reliable” services at Tofino General Hospital

 

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Tofino firefighters respond to two cigarette-caused fires

Dry conditions axe campfires and led to two separate cigarette-caused fires on Island’s west coast

 

Brittney St. Amant was named one of three winners of Ocean Wise’s Innovator Labs competition and will produce a documentary on ocean plastics to motivate change. (Photo submitted)

Tofino ocean scientist inspiring change through Ocean Wise Innovator Lab

Brittney St. Amant working on plastics documentary dubbed Along the Mountains and the Sea

 

Tofino has been named one of the world’s most extraordinary destinations by TIME Magazine. (Westerly file photo)
Tofino has been named one of the world’s most extraordinary destinations by TIME Magazine. (Westerly file photo)
This former phone booth at Ucluelet’s 52 Steps Dock is now empty as TELUS is removing 19 payphones from the West Coast. (Andrew Bailey photo)

TELUS dials up Tofino-Ucluelet payphone exodus

Tofino and Ucluelet set to lose 19 payphones

This former phone booth at Ucluelet’s 52 Steps Dock is now empty as TELUS is removing 19 payphones from the West Coast. (Andrew Bailey photo)
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Crew OK as fishing vessel sinks after hitting rocks in Alberni Inlet

Gillnetter with roughly 500 litres of diesel onboard goes down near Hocking Point on Monday morning

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Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation master carver Joe Martin orchestrates the raising of a new totem pole for Opitsaht on July 1, 2022. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Truth-speaking Vancouver Island totem pole unveiled on Canada Day

July 1 ceremony on the shores of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations village of Opitsaht near Tofino

Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation master carver Joe Martin orchestrates the raising of a new totem pole for Opitsaht on July 1, 2022. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Riding the road to reconciliation, T̓iick̓in (Thunderbird) Ebikes owner Gordon Taylor Jr., front, takes MP John Aldag and MP Gord Johns out for a test ride on the newly minted ʔapsčiik t̓ašii (pronounced ups-cheek ta-shee) trail. (Nora O’Malley photo)

First Nations say landmark Pacific Rim national park path ‘going in the right direction’

New 25-km ʔapsčiik t̓ašii symbolizes true collaboration between Parks Canada and First Nations

Riding the road to reconciliation, T̓iick̓in (Thunderbird) Ebikes owner Gordon Taylor Jr., front, takes MP John Aldag and MP Gord Johns out for a test ride on the newly minted ʔapsčiik t̓ašii (pronounced ups-cheek ta-shee) trail. (Nora O’Malley photo)
West Coast clocks displayed incorrect times for about a week last October and are set to do the same thing again next week as BC Hydro works to complete upgrades to its Great Central Lake Substation from June 27-30. (Westerly file photo)

Hydro work set to disrupt clocks in Tofino and Ucluelet

BC Hydro is warning West Coasters not to trust their clocks next week

West Coast clocks displayed incorrect times for about a week last October and are set to do the same thing again next week as BC Hydro works to complete upgrades to its Great Central Lake Substation from June 27-30. (Westerly file photo)
Generosity rained down on the Coastal Animal Rescue and Education Network as an emergency water supply came together after fears the water supply to CARE’s animal shelter was about to be cut off. (CARE photo)

Support pours in as Tofino-Ucluelet animal shelter faces water crisis

“It was an unbelievable answer to the call to action”

Generosity rained down on the Coastal Animal Rescue and Education Network as an emergency water supply came together after fears the water supply to CARE’s animal shelter was about to be cut off. (CARE photo)
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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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)
Nicolas Picq, with his dog Jazz, holds the ticket he was issued on April 25 for using his van as accommodation in Tofino. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Tofino restaurant worker fighting ticket for sleeping in van

The man says the medication he takes for bipolar disorder makes him drowsy

Nicolas Picq, with his dog Jazz, holds the ticket he was issued on April 25 for using his van as accommodation in Tofino. (Nora O’Malley photo)
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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)
Salmon warriors during the May 7 flotilla.

Flotilla pounds drums against fish farm licence renewal across Tofino waters

A flotilla for wild salmon called on the federal government to not renew fish farm licenses for 2022

Salmon warriors during the May 7 flotilla.