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Friday, April 24, 2015

Progress has been made in the long-anticipated run-of-the river hydro project that will generate not only a large amount of electricity for the power grid for Ahousaht First Nation, but also decades of revenue.

Trevor Jones, Ahous Business Corporation CEO, made the announcement in April...

Friday, April 24, 2015

A Tla-o-qui-aht faller was seriously injured in a logging accident on April 16, just one day after his sixth grandchild was born.

Jeremy Martin, 47, works for Island Pacific Logging Ltd. He was felling a tree when he was struck in the head by falling debris.

Martin, unconscious,...

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Melissa Holt wanted her children to experience something she and her husband had not when they were kids: getting picked up from school and coming home to the smell of fresh baked cookies.

So after the birth of her second child, their first together, Melissa gave up her position as a...

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May stopped in the city for a few hours, taking a speeder to McLean Mill for a short tour of the facility and talking with those working on a salmon enhancement project at the hatchery there.

She took time out to speak with Ha-Shilth-Sa about some of...

Friday, April 10, 2015

The second day of the Cultural Oppression workshop held at Maht Mahs gym was devoted to the subject of grief.

Facilitator Jane Middleton-Moz talked about first nations’ traditional methods of coping with grief and why they worked.

Aboriginal people across the continent shared...

Friday, April 10, 2015

A letter addressed to Gail Shea, minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, says the Herring Industry Advisory Board is being controlled by corporate interests at the cost of independent commercial fishermen.

The letter, dated April 9, says the “consensus advice” that the...

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

It was an enthusiastic and engaged crowd that attended the first day of the cultural oppression workshop, titled From Legacy to Choice: Healing Trauma; One Life at a Time.

Facilitated by Jane Middleton-Moz, internationally-known expert on community intervention, the workshop was held in...

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Nuu-chah-nulth community wellness workers will have additional tools and supports to bring back to their people thanks to training they’ve completed through the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council’s Teechuktl (Mental Health) Program.

Over the past few months, 22 Nuu-chah-nulth human...

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...

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