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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

A Walk for Reconciliation on Monday evening, prior to a presentation to city council by representatives of Tseshaht and Hupacasath First Nations, started with a rally at Harbour Quay, organized by Tseshaht Chief Councillor Cynthia Dick and Hupacasath Councillor Jolleen Dick, and many were...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

After a well-attended and enthusiastic Walk for Reconciliation, followed by a forceful presentation by representatives of Hupacasath and Tseshaht First Nations, the city of Port Alberni has committed to forge a meaningful consultation process with the two Nations.

In her opening remarks...

Monday, March 27, 2017

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council (NTC) is pleased to announce the launch of its new, responsive website with a few new features.

The redesigned website offers quick and easy access to comprehensive information about the NTC’s advocacy work, programs and services. The website also...

Monday, March 27, 2017

Ahousaht boat and vehicle owners. The new Ahous fuel station is open daily from 8 a.m. to 6p.m. Closed for lunch noon to 1p.m.

Come on down and get your gas or diesel

Gas $1.21
Diesel $1.29

Please bring status cards (for our tax purposes)

We do accept Cash,...

Monday, March 27, 2017

The Storm that blew into Kelowna during the BC Junior All Native Basketball Tournament subsided on the tourney’s final day.

The Hesquiaht Storm junior girls’ team placed third after losing to the Greenville Timberwolves in Friday’s semi-final game.  The Timberwolves...

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Huu-ay-aht First Nation citizens have voted 70 per cent in favor of taking the next step towards building a liquefied natural gas facility in their traditional territory on Sarita Bay.

The vote took place on March 25 at polling stations at the Best Western Barclay Hotel and at the House...

Friday, March 24, 2017

Six people are grateful to be alive after running aground late at night on March 23 near Matsquiaht (formerly Kakawis) on Meares Island near Tofino.

The boat, owned by an Ahousaht member, was in Tofino for a late night pick-up of four young women returning from the Junior All Native...

Monday, March 20, 2017

It’s hard to go through life not quite knowing who you are, according to Ha-Shilth-Sa reporter Denise Titian.

Now, after a years-long search that included multiple DNA tests and online networking, she is preparing to meet her long-lost birth father.

What Titian knew for sure...

Monday, March 20, 2017

Correction: We have made a correction to the name of Chef Maré, who we misidentified in the original story. The name is Chef Maré Bruce. We apologize for this error.

Guests of  the Shipwreck Café were treated to a sumptuous five course lunch...

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Hesquiaht Storm is once again expected to challenge for a prestigious basketball championship.

The girls’ under-17 squad will be competing at this year’s Junior All Native Tournament, which begins Monday and continues until March 24 in Kelowna.

The Storm had placed...

Monday, March 13, 2017

Uu-a-thluk Fisheries Program Manager Don Hall has been named the 2017 recipient of the Larry Rutter Memorial Award in Pacific Salmon Conservation. Like Larry Rutter, Don became involved with the Pacific Salmon Commission (PSC) process with an understanding of the issues and threats facing...

Monday, March 13, 2017

Residential school survivors who gathered to celebrate one small bright spot in their school experience are outraged that a Conservative Senator believes Canadians should focus on the “good aspects” of the residential school system, which she maintains was “well-intentioned....

Friday, March 3, 2017

Ahousaht Ha’wilth James Swan, Uu-Kwa-Qum, is a corporal in the Canadian Scottish Regiment Infantry. He is making plans to head to France to take part in the 100th year memorial ceremony at Vimy Ridge.

Uu-Kwa-Qum says he is a reservist who is ready to serve Canadians in emergencies...

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Ha’wiih (hereditary chiefs) of Ahousaht signed a 10-year agreement with the provincial government that will see them take on the management contract for Maquinna Marine Provincial Park, site of the famous Hot Springs.

“The contract will bring employment to Ahousaht...

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Port Alberni’s School District 70 elementary students were given the opportunity to learn about Nuu-chah-nulth culture through a program that gets them out of the classroom and into the Tseshaht Longhouse.

Nuu-chah-nulth Education Worker Richard Samuel said that the students learned...

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

It has been one year since the sudden passing of Port Alberni Friendship Center’s most beloved and tireless volunteer, Tim George, and his family paid tribute to him with a memorial luncheon.

Family, friends, clients and PAFC staff and board members gathered Feb. 17 to honour and...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

A new four-piece mural installation was unveiled at Eighth Avenue Learning Center (EALC) on Feb. 8. The murals were created through the Oneness of Nature Youth Project made possible through the collaborative efforts of the students, elders, Rollin Art Centre, the EALC, and renowned Tseshaht...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Fifteen-year-old Cody Savey has made a huge leap forward in his hockey career with the signing of a Standard Player Agreement with the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League. The contract signing took place Saturday and was announced on Sunday, Feb. 13, the same day as his first game...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

This year the Nuu-chah-nulth Nations’ fisheries managers, technicians, Nuu-chah-nulth fishers, and community members remain concerned that WCVI herring stocks are not sufficiently rebuilt to allow commercial fishing.

“There is some indication that west coast of Vancouver...

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Lory and Judy Campbell, an Ahousaht couple living in Port Alberni, are hosting an informal feast at the Alberni Athletic Hall on Feb. 11. They are relying on donations and volunteers to help with this major undertaking.

Lory said that he was talking to his wife about wanting to do...

Friday, February 3, 2017

The Grade 7 students of Haahuupayuk School vowed to stay away from drugs and gangs so that they can live long, happy lives in a safe community.

Their discussion about drugs and gangs came after a series of prevention presentations delivered by RCMP Constable Scott MacLeod of Port Alberni...

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Members of Huu-ay-aht’s Cook family presented a cheque for $4,290 to the Alberni Athletic Association at a board meeting on Feb. 1 at the Alberni Athletic Hall.

According to association board member Sherry Cook, her friends and family presented the cheque to association President...

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Like their older sisters, 14 years earlier, Kayleigh Frank, Tamara Thomas and Jaden Frank arrived at their Aatys-too-thlah Jan. 28 carried in a traditional chupitz on the shoulders of their male relatives.

Like their sisters before them, they met one of the first demands of womanhood,...

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Zeballos Forest Service Road has become so degraded over the fall and winter that residents of the five communities that use it, and Claire Trevena, the NDP MLA for North Island, say travel on it is unsafe.

“I’ve grown up in B.C. I’ve lived out in the bush my whole...

Friday, January 27, 2017

An initiative to change the name of an elementary school and a Port Alberni street named for an overt racist has set off a firestorm of racism on social media and the local Letters to the Editor section.

On Jan. 23, Councillor Chris Alemany brought forward a resolution to work with First...

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