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Thursday, January 25, 2018

The 7.9 Magnitude Alaskan earthquake that triggered a tsunami alert for coastal communities in the early hours of Jan. 23 was quite literally a wake-up call for isolated villages like Kyuquot, Yuquot and...

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Early this morning those in communities on Vancouver Island’s west coast were awoken by an evacuation order, after a 7.9 Magnitude earthquake near Alaska brought a tsunami warning.

Monday, January 22, 2018

The province and local governments within the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District have joined forces to launch the BC Poverty Reduction Strategy, which involves a series of community consultations across...

Friday, January 19, 2018

A winter storm system packing high winds and rain hammered the coast of Vancouver Island this week. The storm knocked out power to several coastal communities and kept smaller boats off of the water for at...

Friday, January 19, 2018

The beautiful, new Alberni Athletic Hall, located on Roger Street, is a popular gathering hub for both locals and neighboring communities.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

With developments to ensure available drinking water and safe sewage treatment for the Ahousaht First Nation, the coastal community is set to begin constructing over $16 million worth of improvements to its...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

A protest outside of the Tla-o-qui-aht’s administrative office on Tin Wis Reserve led to an impromptu meeting with the First Nation’s leadership on Monday.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

When the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement came into effect a decade ago the largest class action lawsuit in Canadian history took place, comprising billions in federal compensation for...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

With hope that the national recognition will help to empower Nuu-chah-nulth communities, NTC President Judith Sayers has been appointed to the Order of Canada.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

For more than a decade Brian Lucas and Molly Clappis have raised a family together. They taught their daughter Maddison what it means to be First Nations and the importance of their culture and language.

Monday, January 15, 2018

The Nuu-chah-nulth language is teetering on the edge of extinction with only an estimated one per cent of Nuu-chah-nulth members identifying as fluent speakers, according to Victoria Wells, a long-time Nuu-...

Friday, January 12, 2018

Leaders of the five Maa-nulth First Nations met with Scott Fraser, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation on Jan. 12, 2018 to sign an agreement that they say will allow them to move forward in...

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Summer travel along the narrow, winding Highway 4 West can be challenging at the best of times. The former logging road is shared by local residents, commuters, commercial traffic and the droves of slow-...

Thursday, January 11, 2018

The high cost of living in Tofino and on the west coast is keeping the doors of Tla-o-qui-aht’s new day care and preschool closed, according to those working to open the facility.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Feeling driven by his experience working in the band office, Ahousaht First Nation member Cliff Atleo Jr. powered his way through the academic ranks, and today stands proud holding a PhD from the University...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Citing concerns over the health of wild salmon, the provincial government has pledged to toughen its requirements for fish processing and aquaculture operations.

Monday, January 8, 2018

The statistics are grim: in B.C. there were 999 street drug overdose deaths involving fentanyl between Jan. 1 and Oct 31, 2017. That’s a 136 per cent increase over the same time period in 2016. Fentanyl was...

Friday, December 22, 2017

A Maaqtusiis Secondary School student has received a Premier’s Award for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in Sport. Juniper John, age 15, was among seven other teenaged Vancouver Island Athletes honoured at a...

Friday, December 22, 2017

On Thursday, Dec. 21 the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council’s Teechuktl Mental Health department hosted a gathering for former residential school students and their families at Maht Mahs.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

An early morning fire has forced a Nuu-chah-nulth family from their home and into a hotel room just days before Christmas.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

On Dec. 11, BC Hydro advised Huu-ay-aht First Nation Councillor Trevor Cootes that it would not proceed with an application for an Electricity Purchase Agreement for a proposed Sarita River mini-hydro...

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

As the Alberni Valley deals with the closure of one of its major sawmills, the new owners of another facility are looking for workers in their saw mill and remanufacturing plant – with an initiative to...

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

After images were publicized by a Vancouver Island photographer showing fish processing plants releasing blood-red effluent into coastal waters, the B.C. government has committed to a widespread assessment...

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The province has failed to live up to its obligation to create an Electricity Purchase Agreement [EPA] with Huu-ay-aht First Nations, according to Chief Elected Councillor Robert Dennis.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

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