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Crews install a cantilever along Hwy. 4 in August 2022. (BC Ministry of transportation and infrastructure photo)

Kennedy Hill closures resume as lengthy Highway 4 project hits home stretch

Ministry says $53.96 million project is roughly 90% complete

Crews install a cantilever along Hwy. 4 in August 2022. (BC Ministry of transportation and infrastructure photo)
Ucluelet has past new bed and breakfast restrictions.

Ucluelet passes new bed and breakfast restrictions in heated 3-2 vote

“We need to do something because people are losing the ability to live here”

Ucluelet has past new bed and breakfast restrictions.
Tofino and Ucluelet are set to elect new local governments on Oct. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)

Tofino and Ucluelet municipal election candidates announced

Towns set to head to the polls on Oct. 15

Tofino and Ucluelet are set to elect new local governments on Oct. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)
Ucluelet mayor Mayco Noel has decided not to run for re-election. (Westerly file photo)

Ucluelet mayor decides not to run for re-election

Mayco Noel stepping out of politics to focus on family

Ucluelet mayor Mayco Noel has decided not to run for re-election. (Westerly file photo)
It started with pizza delivery. (Pixabay photo)

Dial-a-dope drug bust in Ucluelet delivers pizza delivery man to house arrest

Pizza delivery to undercover cops leads to convictions

It started with pizza delivery. (Pixabay photo)
Rachelle Cole hurls a keg during the 2022 Ukee Days Keg Toss competition. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Ucluelet’s Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock rider Rachelle Cole is on a roll

Cole is the top fundraiser in the 25th Annual Tour de Rock peloton of 21 cyclists by a landslide

Rachelle Cole hurls a keg during the 2022 Ukee Days Keg Toss competition. (Nora O’Malley photo)
James Manke has been “overwhelmed” by the local support he’s received since rolling new life into the town’s iconic The Wreckage building with a brand new kayak museum. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Iconic building transformed into kayak museum in Ucluelet

West Coast celebrates opening of Manke at the Wreckage on Peninsula Road

James Manke has been “overwhelmed” by the local support he’s received since rolling new life into the town’s iconic The Wreckage building with a brand new kayak museum. (Andrew Bailey photo)
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

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)
Jeneva Touchie points to a new bilingual Nuu-chah-nulth / English street sign across from the high school. The District of Ucluelet hosted a small gathering on July 29 to unveil the new bilingual sign, which will be one of many installed around town over the next few months. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Ucluelet unveils new bilingual Nuu-chah-nulth / English street signs

“Our bilingu̓al street sign project is a small way we can honour the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ people”

Jeneva Touchie points to a new bilingual Nuu-chah-nulth / English street sign across from the high school. The District of Ucluelet hosted a small gathering on July 29 to unveil the new bilingual sign, which will be one of many installed around town over the next few months. (Nora O’Malley photo)
CCGS Cape McKay and 24 passengers and crew aboard the MV Chinook Princess arrive safely in the Ucluelet Harbour on July 30. (Cathy Gilbert photo)

Ucluelet whale watching boat towed to shore after taking on water

The MV Chinook Princess got into trouble around Turret Island within the Broken Group Islands

CCGS Cape McKay and 24 passengers and crew aboard the MV Chinook Princess arrive safely in the Ucluelet Harbour on July 30. (Cathy Gilbert photo)
RCMP-GRC crest

Police pursuit for man with stolen BC Ambulance vehicle ends in Port Alberni

Emergency Response Team, RCMP helicopter called after armed man steals vehicle from Ucluelet

RCMP-GRC crest
Dustin Riley carries his son Gavin around the 2015 Ukee Days fairgrounds. (Douglas Ludwig photo)

Family and friends honour Ucluelet’s Coastal Cowboy

The Blue Room chef Dustin Riley is remembered for his big heart, community spirit, and amazing BBQ

Dustin Riley carries his son Gavin around the 2015 Ukee Days fairgrounds. (Douglas Ludwig 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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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)
Tour de Rock 2022 riders Bonnie Logan, left, and Terry Crawford practice distance riding in Port Alberni with Ucluelet rider Rick Geddes on May 22, 2022. (PHOTO COURTESY RICK GEDDES)

Ucluelet fire chief prepares for 2022 Tour de Rock ride

Rick Geddes is also emergency program manager for District of Ucluelet Fire Rescue

Tour de Rock 2022 riders Bonnie Logan, left, and Terry Crawford practice distance riding in Port Alberni with Ucluelet rider Rick Geddes on May 22, 2022. (PHOTO COURTESY RICK GEDDES)
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)
Port Alberni bookkeeper Dawn Olson is facing three concurrent conditional sentences of nine months after stealing from three Ucluelet businesses. She was sentenced in Ucluelet provincial court on June 6, 2022. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca photo)

Vancouver Island bookkeeper sentenced to 9 months house arrest for defrauding three Ucluelet businesses

From 2018 to 2020, Dawn Olson cut herself 67 extra cheques in the $500 to $900 range

Port Alberni bookkeeper Dawn Olson is facing three concurrent conditional sentences of nine months after stealing from three Ucluelet businesses. She was sentenced in Ucluelet provincial court on June 6, 2022. (Cliff MacArthur/provincialcourt.bc.ca 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)
Vacation rentals are on the rise in Ucluelet, displacing long-term residents. (Ucluelet council May 31 agenda)

Ucluelet proposes bylaw change to tackle Airbnb surge

The zoning bylaw change would shift future short-term rentals to long-term housing

Vacation rentals are on the rise in Ucluelet, displacing long-term residents. (Ucluelet council May 31 agenda)