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Four black bears have been killed on the West Coast since the start of July after being lured into human-use areas by unsecured attractants. (Westerly file photo)

Summer turns deadly for black bears in Tofino and Ucluelet

Four black bears have been killed on the West Coast in the past 30 days

Four black bears have been killed on the West Coast since the start of July after being lured into human-use areas by unsecured attractants. (Westerly file photo)
Pioneer Boatworks, Ucluelet’s fishing gear and boat maintenance shop, will be part of a Netflix movie set on Aug. 9 and 10. It will be converted into a hardware store. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Netflix thriller ‘Lou’ filming in Ucluelet

Academy Award winner Allison Janney (“I, Tonya”) plays the lead in the Anna Foerster directed film

Pioneer Boatworks, Ucluelet’s fishing gear and boat maintenance shop, will be part of a Netflix movie set on Aug. 9 and 10. It will be converted into a hardware store. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Get the “hull” out of here! A crane lifts the hull of the old Bonilla onto a barge on July 21, 2021. (Nick Touchie photo)

Derelict boats removed from Ucluelet Harbour

Coastal Restoration Society receives another $837, 237 to remove 18 derelict vessels

Get the “hull” out of here! A crane lifts the hull of the old Bonilla onto a barge on July 21, 2021. (Nick Touchie photo)
Eamonn and Victoria Nolan with their children Ceili and Tarabh and guide dog Alan. (Submitted photo)

Paralympian files complaint after guide dog hotel controversy in Ucluelet

Blind National Team rower Victoria Nolan hopes to get the word out so it stops future incidents

Eamonn and Victoria Nolan with their children Ceili and Tarabh and guide dog Alan. (Submitted photo)
Secret Beach Campground general manager Noah Plonka takes a breather after riding laps around the new dirt pump track. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Toquaht Nation opens Secret Beach Campground and Marina on Vancouver Island

A 45-minute drive from Ucluelet, campground features child-friendly dirt pump track

Secret Beach Campground general manager Noah Plonka takes a breather after riding laps around the new dirt pump track. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Michael Lee, MLA for Vancouver-Langara and candidate for the B.C. Liberal Party leadership, stops at the Port Alberni waterfront during a tour of Vancouver Island, July 15, 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

B.C. Liberals must rebuild party trust, says leadership candidate

Michael Lee brings message of inclusivity, unity to Vancouver Island campaign tour

Michael Lee, MLA for Vancouver-Langara and candidate for the B.C. Liberal Party leadership, stops at the Port Alberni waterfront during a tour of Vancouver Island, July 15, 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Black bears are searching for food while they wait for berries to ripen on the West Coast and that means it’s vital for all residents and visitors to secure their attractants and keep their garbage indoors. (Westerly file photo)

Bear killed after frequenting campground in Ucluelet

Bear activity picking up in Tofino and Ucluelet as WildSafeBC urges people to secure attractants

Black bears are searching for food while they wait for berries to ripen on the West Coast and that means it’s vital for all residents and visitors to secure their attractants and keep their garbage indoors. (Westerly file photo)
Vehicles wait for the road to open at the Kennedy Hill safety improvement construction site. (George Fifield photo)

Ministry cancels proposed Tofino-Ucluelet Hwy. 4 nightly road closure schedule

Travellers to the Pacific Rim will need to plan around a daytime schedule

Vehicles wait for the road to open at the Kennedy Hill safety improvement construction site. (George Fifield photo)
Tofino’s annual July 1 Tuff City Skate Competition is taking a break again this year. (Westerly file photo)

Quiet Canada Day for West Coast communities

All the usual Canada Day festivities in Tofino and Ucluelet are nixed

Tofino’s annual July 1 Tuff City Skate Competition is taking a break again this year. (Westerly file photo)
Two climbers were rescued after becoming stranded trying to descend on their climbing route. Westcoast Inland Search and Rescue said the climbers did the right thing by calling for assistance and staying put. (Westcoast Search and Rescue Society Facebook photo)

Helicopter swoops in from Comox to rescue stranded climbers near Tofino

Westcoast Inland Search and Rescue reminds adventurers to have a plan and be prepared

Two climbers were rescued after becoming stranded trying to descend on their climbing route. Westcoast Inland Search and Rescue said the climbers did the right thing by calling for assistance and staying put. (Westcoast Search and Rescue Society Facebook photo)
Dogs, cars, and humans play the Kennedy Hill waiting game during the ongoing construction project that started in May 2018. (George Fifield photo)

UPDATED: New Hwy. 4 closure schedule “simply does not work’ for Tofino and Ucluelet

Ongoing construction project set to close Pacific Rim connector from 8 p.m to 2 a.m. starting July 6

Dogs, cars, and humans play the Kennedy Hill waiting game during the ongoing construction project that started in May 2018. (George Fifield photo)
The School District 70 administration office in Port Alberni. AV NEWS FILE PHOTO

Vancouver Island teacher reprimanded for discussing vaping with students

Conversations took place at a secondary school in School District 70 Pacific Rim

The School District 70 administration office in Port Alberni. AV NEWS FILE PHOTO
Ucluelet senior Ellen Kimoto beams with relief after receiving her first dose of the Moderna vaccine from community health nurse Zoe Jewell. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Second round of COVID-19 vaccination clinics arrive in Tofino-Ucluelet

Tofino mayor Dan Law says vaccines could ease anxiety as busy tourist season arrives

Ucluelet senior Ellen Kimoto beams with relief after receiving her first dose of the Moderna vaccine from community health nurse Zoe Jewell. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Paving is planned for the “S” curves at the bottom of the Hump on Highway 4. (GOOGLE MAPS SCREENSHOT)

Prepare for Hwy 4 delays

Mainroad crews will be paving the “S” curves east of Port Alberni summit

Paving is planned for the “S” curves at the bottom of the Hump on Highway 4. (GOOGLE MAPS SCREENSHOT)
Two suspects are in custody after police dogs helped track them down between Tofino and Ucluelet on May 28. (Black Press file photo)

Police dogs help nab alleged ATM thieves in Tofino

Tofino RCMP and Ucluelet RCMP work together to retrieve stolen merchandise

Two suspects are in custody after police dogs helped track them down between Tofino and Ucluelet on May 28. (Black Press file photo)
The ‘Locks of Love’ fence at Wally Creek is no more as the ministry of transportation and infrastructure removed the unpopular litter magnet on May 21. (Anne-Marie Gosselin photo)

Pacific Rim litter problem unlocked by removing Locks of Love fence

Wally Creek barricade removed due to ongoing pile-up of trash along Highway 4

The ‘Locks of Love’ fence at Wally Creek is no more as the ministry of transportation and infrastructure removed the unpopular litter magnet on May 21. (Anne-Marie Gosselin photo)
Two suspects are in custody after police dogs helped track them down between Tofino and Ucluelet on May 28. (Black Press file photo)

RCMP call in the dogs to help nab suspects in gas station ATM theft in Tofino

Police say pair of individuals located hiding in the bush

Two suspects are in custody after police dogs helped track them down between Tofino and Ucluelet on May 28. (Black Press file photo)
Black Bear activity is picking up in Tofino and Ucluelet. (Westerly file photo)

Bears feasting on spring’s bounty around Tofino and Ucluelet

Pacific Rim’s WildSafeBC coordinator urging residents to keep attractants secured

Black Bear activity is picking up in Tofino and Ucluelet. (Westerly file photo)
Hwy. 4 at Kennedy Hill has been closed for 10 hours for four consecutive Wednesdays with May 26 expected to be the last day-long closure. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)

Last of five 10-hour closures arrives on Tofino-Ucluelet highway

Highway between Tofino-Ucluelet and Port Alberni will be closed for 10 hours on May 26

Hwy. 4 at Kennedy Hill has been closed for 10 hours for four consecutive Wednesdays with May 26 expected to be the last day-long closure. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)
Terrance Mack would have celebrated his 34th birthday on May 13, 2021. Mack’s family has identified him as the victim of a homicide in an apartment on Third Avenue in Port Alberni sometime in April. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Family identifies Ucluelet man as victim of homicide in Port Alberni

Terrance Mack being remembered as ‘kind, gentle’ man

Terrance Mack would have celebrated his 34th birthday on May 13, 2021. Mack’s family has identified him as the victim of a homicide in an apartment on Third Avenue in Port Alberni sometime in April. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)