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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A graduation dinner was held at the Port Alberni Friendship Center on March 26 to celebrate the successes of 10 young adults who completed the Aboriginal Youth Employment & Training Program.

Funded by the British Columbia Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres and the Urban...

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Two cedar trees harvested in the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations territory on Vancouver Island’s west coast have been donated by Western Forest Products (WFP) to Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) totem pole project.

The donated cedars were delivered by WFP to VIU’s G.R....

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The EJ Dunn Girls Basketball team started their Spring Break and capped off their season by winning the Port Alberni Middle School Championships March 7, hosted at ADSS.

The format was a single day play-off tournament, which pitted the girls against the EJ Dunn Boys team in the opening...

Monday, March 16, 2015

A Tla-o-qui-aht man has completed a trail building program delivered by Parks Canada.

The skills Cory Charlie acquired during the three weeks of training will be used to build boardwalks and staircases on important and delicate pathways through the giant cedars on Meares Island.

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Update March 16, 2015

For the record, Keith Hunter has told the province he will not be part of the “façade” of community consultation meetings with B.C. Timber Sales when, in fact, they aren’t taking place.

“I don’t want to be in the position...

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The family of Joshua Billy received an update from the Campbell River RCMP informing them of the death of a suspect in his murder.

Campbell River Staff Sargent Troy Beauregard confirmed that investigators met with the Billy family March 11 to update them on the investigation.

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Leanne John, 15, was taking part in a school field trip in the rugged and remote Bedwell Valley when she went missing March 3 during a hike up the mountain. The Maaqtusiis school student spent a night alone on the frozen mountainside. This is her story.

A group of about 20 school...

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Nuu-chah-nulth Employment & Training Program (NETP) and Alberni Valley WorkBC Employment Services Centre (AVEC) are jointly hosting a Career Fair, “March Forth on March 24th!” at the Alberni Athletic Hall in Port Alberni, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 24.

With...

Monday, March 9, 2015

Supporters gathered on the steps of the Vancouver Law Courts today as five Nuu-chah-nulth Nations headed back to court in their long-standing Aboriginal commercial fishing rights battle with the federal government.

The latest twist in the years-old legal saga is known as a “...

Friday, March 6, 2015

Update March 9: 3:25. Please note, this is ancedotal from sources in the communities. We have not confirmed this reports with DFO:

Herring update:

We received an email from Joshua Charleson mid-afternoon. He said his dad has been listening to the seiner guys talk all day and they...

Friday, March 6, 2015

Hepatitis A immunizations will be offered to employees of the Nanaimo Superstore located at 6435 Metral Drive, and to eligible members of the public who consumed raw produce or unwrapped food that was not further cooked and was purchased from that store on specific dates in the past two weeks...

Friday, March 6, 2015

The Nuu-chah-nulth woman reported missing from Vancouver’s Down Town East Side has been found safe and is waiting in a safe home for her family members to pick her up.

The Coquitlam RCMP confirmed in a press release issued the morning of Mar. 6 that 39 year-old Angelina Louie has...

Thursday, March 5, 2015

A Tseshaht representative on the Raven Coal Working Group believes parent company Compliance Energy Corporation withdrew its application for an environmental assessment because it was almost certain to be rejected by the province.

On March 2, in a letter to the associate deputy minister...

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Nuu-chah-nulth parents of a seven-year-old attending Wood Elementary School say their son is afraid to go back to his class after what they describe as an attempted abduction from the playground at lunchtime Tuesday, Feb. 24.

His father (who we will not identify to protect the...

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The high school student lost overnight in the mountains in sub-zero temperatures has been found.

Ahousaht Chief Greg Louie reports that 14-year-old Leanne John was found about 12:30 p.m. up the mountain from the Clayoquot Wilderness Resort.

“She was cold and tired but...

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Update: Friday March 6 9:45am

The Nuu-chah-nulth woman reported missing from Vancouver’s Down Town East Side has been found safe and is waiting in a safe home for her family members to pick her up.

The Coquitlam RCMP confirmed in a press release issued the...

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Updated at 1:49 p.m.

The high school student lost overnight in the mountains in sub-zero temperatures has been found.

Ahousaht Chief Greg Louie reports that 14-year-old Leanne John was found about 12:30 p.m. up the mountain from the Clayoquot Wilderness Resort.

“She...

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

School District 70 representatives met with the Nuu-chah-nulth Nations Feb. 25 at Maht Mahs to discuss school closures and a planned reconfiguration of the district beginning in September.

The meeting was organized so that Nuu-chah-nulth-aht could ask direct questions about the impacts of...

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council and the Nursing Program said goodbye and best wishes today to Ina Seitcher, Manager of Nursing, and Pearl Dorward, Aboriginal Nurse Liaison at West Coast General Hospital, upon their retirement.

There were many tears and great emotion for the women as...

Monday, March 2, 2015

Press Statement

 A Federal Court last Friday denied the request of Nuu-chah-nulth Nations on the west coast of Vancouver Island for an injunction that would have prevented the Minister of Fisheries from opening commercial roe herring fisheries on the West Coast of Vancouver Island....

Monday, March 2, 2015

“There will never be a mine in Clayoquot Sound,” said Nitanis Dejarlias. That was the general consensus of the group of about 50 people who attended an event sponsored by the Friends of Clayoquot Sound (FOCS), an environmental group based in Tofino.

The evening, held Feb. 26...

Monday, March 2, 2015

Staff and students of the Vast and Choices DL (directed learning) Program gathered for the Second Annual Success Forum at the Vast Centre on Feb. 26.

With graduation just a few months away, the goal of the forum is to recognize student achievement so far and provide a bit of extra...

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Updated:

Organizers of the Top 20 under 40 awards are getting ready to honour young, Vancouver Island business people at their third annual Top 20 under 40 event, and two local women will be among the honorees.

Sponsored by the Comox Valley’s Old House Village Inn & Spa,...

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Educators at haahuupaquwit, also known as EJ Dunn Middle School, have stepped up their efforts to promote Nuu-chah-nulth language and culture with a regular morning welcome announcement performed by students.

On Feb. 23, the task was assigned to Arianna Ward, Jenna Sawyer, Elsie Harris,...

Friday, February 20, 2015

Nuu-chah-nulth Nations have been busy preparing for their day in court February 26 to stop the 2015 commercial roe herring fisheries on the West Coast of Vancouver Island.

Their full submission to the Federal Court topped out at 541 pages with affidavits and reference documents. A 34-page...

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