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Pamela Evans gazes lovingly at her four-year-old French bulldog Jack on Thursday, Nov. 5. The energetic young pup has regained his usual rambunctiousness after recently recovering from a significant illness brought on by consuming discarded cannabis new Brown’s Beach in Ucluelet. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Discarded cannabis a “frequent” threat to pets in Tofino-Ucluelet

“I couldn’t grab him fast enough to get it out of his mouth before he swallowed it.”

 

A lightning strike destroyed a radio repeater on Porter Mountain, shutting down the Ministry of Transportation and infrastructure’s highway cam at Sutton Pass. (BC Transportation and Infrastructure photo)

Lightning strike shuts down camera on Tofino-Ucluelet highway

“One of our radio repeater sites was recently struck by lightning.”

 

This large Spruce was one of several trees that came crashing down around CARE’s animal shelter during Nov. 17’s windstorm. (CARE Network photo)

Funding and fosters needed after storm destroys fencing at Tofino-Ucluelet animal shelter

The damage forced an evacuation of the facility, which was sheltering five animals at the time.

 

Tourists are being asked to postpone their non-essential trips to Tofino as COVID-19 cases rise across Vancouver Island, but at least one accommodation provider is offering conflicting messaging. (Westerly file photo)

Victoria woman says Tofino Airbnb host encouraged travel despite provincial restrictions

“The only way I would get a refund is if she would be able to rebook the suite for that weekend.”

Tourists are being asked to postpone their non-essential trips to Tofino as COVID-19 cases rise across Vancouver Island, but at least one accommodation provider is offering conflicting messaging. (Westerly file photo)
A sign at the entrance to Ty-Histanis asks visitors to stay out of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation announces lockdown after member tests positive for COVID-19

Essential travel only and restricted to Tofino and Ucluelet.

A sign at the entrance to Ty-Histanis asks visitors to stay out of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Chef Lisa Ahier of Tofino’s Sobo Restaurant makes her pitch in The Dragons’ Den on Nov. 12. (CBC image)

Tofino chef strikes a deal on CBC’s Dragons’ Den

Lisa Ahier brought endorsements from Sarah McLachlan and Terry David Mulligan.

Chef Lisa Ahier of Tofino’s Sobo Restaurant makes her pitch in The Dragons’ Den on Nov. 12. (CBC image)
2020 Rip Curl Hometown Showdown women’s champ Mathea Olin and men’s champ Peter Devries. (Bryanna Bradley photo)

Canada’s top surfers return to competition on Vancouver Island shores

“It felt so good to be back in a jersey competition and it made me realize how much I miss it.”

2020 Rip Curl Hometown Showdown women’s champ Mathea Olin and men’s champ Peter Devries. (Bryanna Bradley photo)
Environment Canada is predicting extreme weather to hit Tofino-Ucluelet. (Westerly file photo)

Storm warning in effect for Tofino and Ucluelet

Batten down the hatches, West Coast

Environment Canada is predicting extreme weather to hit Tofino-Ucluelet. (Westerly file photo)
The Tofino General Hospital has 10 in-patient beds and five stretchers. (Westerly file photo)

COVID-19: Tofino and Ucluelet kindly ask visitors from Lower Mainland to postpone trips, again

“We thank visitors from these regions for their continued support and understanding.”

The Tofino General Hospital has 10 in-patient beds and five stretchers. (Westerly file photo)
A sign at the entrance to Ty-Histanis asks visitors to stay out of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Andrew Bailey photo)

COVID-19: Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation announces return to Stage 1 restrictions

Members asked to limit travel to the neighbouring communities of Tofino and Ucluelet.

A sign at the entrance to Ty-Histanis asks visitors to stay out of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Andrew Bailey photo)
District of Tofino welcome sign. (Westerly file photo)

Tofino calls out for childcare providers

Community need outweighs supply.

District of Tofino welcome sign. (Westerly file photo)
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Tofino aims to combat winter doldrums with temporary ice rink

District prepares to install temporary ice rink in RV parking lot in December

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Tofino's welcome sign. (Westerly file photo)

Island Health announces possible COVID-19 exposure in Tofino

Tofino Brewing Company listed as possible exposure site.

Tofino's welcome sign. (Westerly file photo)
Surveillance footage from Chocolate Tofino shows a thief breaking into the popular West Coast chocolate shop.

Surveillance footage shows thief break into Chocolate Tofino

“The losses were negligible based on the actions of my staff,” Cam Shaw told the Westerly News.

Surveillance footage from Chocolate Tofino shows a thief breaking into the popular West Coast chocolate shop.
Tofino’s local government met in council chambers on Oct. 27. Council chambers remains closed to the public, but meetings can be watched live online. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Tofino’s council first in B.C. to pledge endorse local media-friendly system

Tofino became the first municipality outside Ontario to endorse Ink-stainedwretches.org resolution

Tofino’s local government met in council chambers on Oct. 27. Council chambers remains closed to the public, but meetings can be watched live online. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Josie Osborne took this selfie outside of the polling station at the Friendship Centre in Port Alberni on Oct. 24.

Ucluelet mayor excited to work with familiar new MLA

Mayco Noel looks forward to working with Tofino’s former mayor Josie Osborne in her new role.

Josie Osborne took this selfie outside of the polling station at the Friendship Centre in Port Alberni on Oct. 24.
A monument was unveiled during a ceremony in Tofino last week honouring Jo-Ann Fuller and Ivan Polivka. The monument will be placed on Hwy. 4 near Kennedy Lake. (Photo courtesy of Ambulance Paramedics and Emergency Dispatchers of BC)

In the line of duty: Remembering two beloved Vancouver Island paramedics

Sombre ceremony held in Tofino to mark 10th anniversary of fatal Kennedy Lake ambulance crash

A monument was unveiled during a ceremony in Tofino last week honouring Jo-Ann Fuller and Ivan Polivka. The monument will be placed on Hwy. 4 near Kennedy Lake. (Photo courtesy of Ambulance Paramedics and Emergency Dispatchers of BC)
Tofino welcome sign. (Westerly file photo)

Housing proposal highlights capacity concerns in Tofino

Water supply, school and hospital all cited as council urges caution in growth.

Tofino welcome sign. (Westerly file photo)
Tourism Tofino’s Cox Bay visitor centre won VIREB’s Best Institutional Building and Judges Choice award this year. (Tourism Tofino photo)

Tourism Tofino celebrates success at VIREB awards

Tourism Tofino was a big winner at the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board Commercial Building Awards

Tourism Tofino’s Cox Bay visitor centre won VIREB’s Best Institutional Building and Judges Choice award this year. (Tourism Tofino photo)
Fish for the Future event host Matt Dawson cheers alongside the tournament’s winner Mikayla Nikiforuk on Sept. 27. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Willie Mitchell’s Fish for the Future catch-and-release derby nets $60,000 for wild salmon

“I liked releasing the fish because I know there are not that many salmon left.”

Fish for the Future event host Matt Dawson cheers alongside the tournament’s winner Mikayla Nikiforuk on Sept. 27. (Nora O’Malley photo)