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Dr. John Lam tunes in on the telehealth big screen as optometrist Dr. Gary Jassal tests the new equipment with eye care technician Eilidh Morrison during a Sunday training session in Hitacu. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Telehealth enabled eye clinic opens in Ucluelet First Nations community of Hitacu

New eye care centre is the first of its kind in B.C. and open to everyone living on the West Coast

Dr. John Lam tunes in on the telehealth big screen as optometrist Dr. Gary Jassal tests the new equipment with eye care technician Eilidh Morrison during a Sunday training session in Hitacu. (Nora O’Malley photo)
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Whales back in Tofino-Ucluelet area, Pacific Rim Whale Festival returns with them

Celebration of grey whale migration returns this weekend to the West Coast

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Jenna Anderson connecting to the music and people.

‘Fun, laughter, joy’: B.C. pair take headphone dance parties across the country

Dance With Love set to bring good vibrations from Coast to Coast on cross-Canada tour

Jenna Anderson connecting to the music and people.
Bonnie Gurney and Eric Caswell are ready for a relaxing retirement after 35 years operating Pioneer Boatworks shipyard and supply store in Ucluelet. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Pioneer Boatworks owners moving on after 35 years in Ucluelet

A revered local couple is voyaging into the relaxing and well-deserved waters of retirement

Bonnie Gurney and Eric Caswell are ready for a relaxing retirement after 35 years operating Pioneer Boatworks shipyard and supply store in Ucluelet. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Commuters wait at the Kennedy Hill construction zone between Tofino-Ucluelet and Port Alberni. (Westerly file photo)
Commuters wait at the Kennedy Hill construction zone between Tofino-Ucluelet and Port Alberni. (Westerly file photo)
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Debut of Tofino-Ucluelet transit service delayed at least four months

Supply chain issues have pushed the arrival of new system’s 5 buses until next winter

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A winter sunset in Tofino and the traditional territory of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation. (Westerly File photo)

Online Valentine’s gathering explores Indigenous conceptions of love

The three-day series takes place this February 12, 13 and 14

A winter sunset in Tofino and the traditional territory of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation. (Westerly File photo)
Rogers Communications has announced plans to bring cell service to Hwy. 4 between Tofino-Ucluelet and Port Alberni. (Westerly file photo)

Better cell service for Island’s West Coast coming, how much better unclear

Rogers announces new towers for Alberni/Tofino link, Ucluelet mayor wondering what that means

Rogers Communications has announced plans to bring cell service to Hwy. 4 between Tofino-Ucluelet and Port Alberni. (Westerly file photo)
Work is underway to bring water access back to the Ucluelet First Nation community of Hitacu after a barge broke a primary water line. (District of Ucluelet photo)

More bad news for Ucluelet First Nation as it enters second week without water

Water line from Ucluelet to Hitacu deemed beyond repair

Work is underway to bring water access back to the Ucluelet First Nation community of Hitacu after a barge broke a primary water line. (District of Ucluelet photo)
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 stand up paddleboarder kneels as a pod of transient orcas put on a dramatic show on Jan. 19, 2020 in the Ucluelet Harbour. (Westerly file photo)

DFO wraps up probe into paddleboarder’s controversial 2021 Ucluelet orca encounter

After a year-long investigation, DFO has handed the file off to Crown counsel

A stand up paddleboarder kneels as a pod of transient orcas put on a dramatic show on Jan. 19, 2020 in the Ucluelet Harbour. (Westerly file photo)
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.
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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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Highway 4 is closed in both directions. Travellers should check DriveBC.ca for updates. (George Fifield photo)

Highway 4 between Port Alberni and Tofino-Ucluelet shutdown due to rock scaling

The estimated time of re-opening is 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 26

Highway 4 is closed in both directions. Travellers should check DriveBC.ca for updates. (George Fifield 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)
WCRS women’s outreach program co-ordinator Jill McQuaid visits with Shirley’s Tree in Ucluelet’s small craft harbour. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Victims of domestic violence remembered on Vancouver Island

Nov. 25 marks UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

WCRS women’s outreach program co-ordinator Jill McQuaid visits with Shirley’s Tree in Ucluelet’s small craft harbour. (Nora O’Malley photo)
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)
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)