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Police are investigating the unexpected death of a man found deceased inside a Peninsula Road Business in Ucluelet on Oct. 26. (Black Press Media file photo)

Tragedy strikes Ucluelet as man found dead inside local business

Police are investigating after a man was found dead inside a Peninsula Road business

Police are investigating the unexpected death of a man found deceased inside a Peninsula Road Business in Ucluelet on Oct. 26. (Black Press Media file photo)
An adult male black bear was killed after breaking into a garage in Ucluelet on Monday, Oct. 25. (Westerly file photo)

Another bear killed in Ucluelet as ‘horrible year’ continues

11 bears killed in Tofino-Ucluelet region so far this year

An adult male black bear was killed after breaking into a garage in Ucluelet on Monday, Oct. 25. (Westerly file photo)
Ucluelet surfer David Schiaffino beams with his award for winning the 2021 Rip Curl Pro Nationals men’s longboard division. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Vancouver Island 2-time Canadian surf champ joins World Longboard tour

West Coast Shapes Ukee co-founder David Schiaffino set to take on world’s best

Ucluelet surfer David Schiaffino beams with his award for winning the 2021 Rip Curl Pro Nationals men’s longboard division. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Clocks in Tofino and Ucluelet got off to a slow start last week as BC Hydro crews worked to repair a transmission line connecting the West Coast to the rest of the Vancouver Island power grid. (Andrew Bailey photo)

BC Hydro work slows clocks in Tofino and Ucluelet

West Coast clocks are back on their usual 60-second-per-minute pace after a slow start last week

Clocks in Tofino and Ucluelet got off to a slow start last week as BC Hydro crews worked to repair a transmission line connecting the West Coast to the rest of the Vancouver Island power grid. (Andrew Bailey photo)
BC Transit service is expected to arrive in Tofino-Ucluelet next year. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Transit expected to launch Tofino-Ucluelet service in 2022

ACRD denies request from Salmon Beach to be removed from transit tax

BC Transit service is expected to arrive in Tofino-Ucluelet next year. (Black Press Media file photo)
This humpback whale, known locally as ‘Pinky’ can now head off to Hawaii after being rescued from entanglement near Ucluelet on Friday. (Photo - Karyssa Arnett, Strawberry Isle Marine Research Society)

Local boaters help rescue entangled humpback near Ucluelet

‘Pinky’ freed in time to head to Hawaiian breeding grounds

This humpback whale, known locally as ‘Pinky’ can now head off to Hawaii after being rescued from entanglement near Ucluelet on Friday. (Photo - Karyssa Arnett, Strawberry Isle Marine Research Society)
Photographed on Oct. 7, “Pinky” the humpback whale was spotted entangled in a crab trap line in Barkley Sound. (Sydney Dixon photo)

Entangled mother humpback needs help before she sails into the West Coast sunset

‘Pinky’ was travelling with her infant calf when she was last spotted tangled in a crab trap line

Photographed on Oct. 7, “Pinky” the humpback whale was spotted entangled in a crab trap line in Barkley Sound. (Sydney Dixon photo)
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Ucluelet First Nation declares COVID-19 state of emergency

Delta variant concerns shuts down non-essential travel to Hitac̓u

(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Ucluelet First Nation declares state of emergency as COVID-19 cases rise on West Coast

Delta variant concerns shuts down non-essential travel to Hitac̓u

(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
(Westerly file photo)

FX Network Shōgun reboot transforms Ucluelet into feudal Japan

Vancouver Island’s West Coast welcomes filming for new take on 1980 TV mini-series

(Westerly file photo)
Ucluelet RCMP are getting out on the water regularly to reduce speeding in the harbour. (Ucluelet RCMP photo)

Ucluelet RCMP report busiest year on record

Sgt. Kevin Smith says he would like to see another constable added to the detachment

Ucluelet RCMP are getting out on the water regularly to reduce speeding in the harbour. (Ucluelet RCMP photo)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Beach fires return to Tofino and Ucluelet after flame-free summer

Fire chief Brent Baker heralds best summer for local beaches

(Black Press Media file photo)
Two black bears were killed in Ucluelet last week after becoming conditioned to unnatural food sources. (Westerly file photo)

Two more bears killed in Ucluelet as residents urged to secure attractants

Eight bears killed on West Coast so far this season

Two black bears were killed in Ucluelet last week after becoming conditioned to unnatural food sources. (Westerly file photo)
Firefighters tackle a structure fire that destroyed a home on Willowbrae Road on Friday night. (Photo courtesy of Rick Geddes)

GoFundMe launched after fire destroys home near Ucluelet

Ucluelet and Tofino fire crews team up to tackle residential blaze

Firefighters tackle a structure fire that destroyed a home on Willowbrae Road on Friday night. (Photo courtesy of Rick Geddes)
The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve issued a bear warning on Aug. 25. (Westerly file photo)

Bear warning in effect at Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Bear activity on the rise around Tofino and Ucluelet

The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve issued a bear warning on Aug. 25. (Westerly file photo)
Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation member Timmy Masso set up a blockade at West Main Forest Service Road on Aug. 10 in an effort to prevent disrespectful visitors from further destroying the area. (Andrew Bailey photo)

West Coast leaders discuss blocking tourists from backroads

Timmy Masso’s West Main Forest blockade achieved one of his key goals, it got people talking

Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation member Timmy Masso set up a blockade at West Main Forest Service Road on Aug. 10 in an effort to prevent disrespectful visitors from further destroying the area. (Andrew Bailey photo)
This surf guard tower looked over Lovekin Rock in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve before being torn down after the program was axed by Parks Canada in 2012. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

Witness to fatal drowning near Tofino urges return of lifeguards

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve says there are no plans to bring back Surf Guard program

This surf guard tower looked over Lovekin Rock in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve before being torn down after the program was axed by Parks Canada in 2012. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation member Timmy Masso set up a blockade at West Main Forest Service Road in an effort to prevent disrespectful visitors from further destroying the area. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Tourist blockade at Tofino-Ucluelet backroads held peacefully

Ucluelet RCMP confirm zero reports of violence or confrontation

Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation member Timmy Masso set up a blockade at West Main Forest Service Road in an effort to prevent disrespectful visitors from further destroying the area. (Andrew Bailey photo)
A new volunteer program led by the Tofino Community Food Initiative is aiming to stop unpicked fruit from attracting bears into backyards while also tapping into a delicious local food source. (WildSafeBC photo)

‘Glean Team’ set to transform bear attractants into local food source in Tofino-Ucluelet

The Tofino Community Food Initiative is hoping a new volunteer program will bear fruit

A new volunteer program led by the Tofino Community Food Initiative is aiming to stop unpicked fruit from attracting bears into backyards while also tapping into a delicious local food source. (WildSafeBC photo)
Timmy Masso is setting up a blockade at West Main Forest Service Road on Tuesday to prevent areas like this from being destroyed by disrespect. (Photo courtesy of Timmy Masso)

First Nations teen set to block destructive tourists from Tofino-Ucluelet wilderness area

“I will be shutting off that road starting at 4 pm today”

Timmy Masso is setting up a blockade at West Main Forest Service Road on Tuesday to prevent areas like this from being destroyed by disrespect. (Photo courtesy of Timmy Masso)