News

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

A medical marijuana production facility proposed in the upper Alberni Valley is raising concerns among neighbours, most notably a First Nations drug and alcohol treatment centre located directly across the...

Monday, August 13, 2018

The final game of the co-ed slo-pitch took place on Echo Field under smoky skies at Port Alberni on Sunday, Aug. 12.

There was plenty of excitement as teams Code Brew and High Times fought to win the...

Monday, August 13, 2018

The Kuu-Us Crisis Line celebrated 25 years of service to the community with a small gathering held at their Adelaide Street location on Aug. 8.

Monday, August 13, 2018

The ancient traditional Indigenous game of Lahal, also known as stickgame, bonegame, handgame, was again a part of this year’s Tlu-piich Games.

Friday, August 10, 2018

This week proved to be a busy one for wildfire fighters in the Alberni Valley, as on Friday crews battled the third blaze recently discovered in the area.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

The search is on for a missing Ahousaht man following his disappearance this morning from a small island near the community.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

A man was arrested near the Tlu-piich Games Wednesday, after organizers of the Nuu-chah-nulth sporting event alerted police of “suspicious” behaviour, according to an RCMP press release.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Residents of the Alberni Valley awoke to smoky skies this morning, as crews battled another forest fire discovered on Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Sproat Lake Volunteer Fire Department were called out to a forest fire burning near Turtle Lake, just west of the Alberni Valley Regional Airport on the evening of Monday, Aug. 6. The fire is believed to be...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

The 2018 Tlu-piich Games began today with heats for the 100-metre races at Bob Dailey Stadium in Port Alberni.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Carving on the Edge Festival has commissioned Gisele Martin, Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation artist, and Fanny Aisha, a muralist from Quebec, to paint a mural depicting Tla-o-qui-aht history and culture.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

The RCMP and the Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation’s fisheries department are working to de-escalate tensions in Nootka Sound after recent confrontations between Nuu-chah-nulth fishers and recreational boats...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

It has been 45 years since the infamous Alberni Indian Residential School closed its doors for good, leaving behind a terrible legacy of pain for those that were forced to be there.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Hesquiaht First Nation is counting on federal funds flowing its way this summer for a hydroelectric project to end decades of dependence on diesel fuel in Hot Springs Cove.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Tla-o-qui-aht fisherman Marcel Martin is being remembered by his family today, after his remains were found off of Echachist Island on July 15.

Friday, July 27, 2018

The dream of building a major floating dry dock facility has inched a step closer to reality now that the provincial government has committed funds to explore the proposed facility’s potential for the...

Thursday, July 26, 2018

In a move to gather support for appealing a recent court ruling on the right of five Nuu-chah-nulth nations to harvest and sell fish from their territories, the Assembly of First Nations has passed a...

Thursday, July 26, 2018

The Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions has announced that twenty B.C. communities will receive up to $100,000 in one-time grants from the new Community Overdose Crisis Innovation Fund.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The Sarita River Watershed is the heart of Huu-ay-aht First Nations and is the most important of the 35 streams and rivers in the nations’ traditional territory. 

Monday, July 23, 2018

Dozens of volunteers are searching the water and shoreline around Flores and Vargas Islands after an Ahousaht man failed to show up after heading out in a canoe to go fishing.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Phil Mack’s first season of professional rugby had an ideal finish.

Mack, a member of the Toquaht  Nation, served as a player/coach for the Seattle Seawolves in the inaugural season of Major League...

Thursday, July 19, 2018

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed that human remains were found on Echachist Island on Wednesday, July 18.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The Uchucklesaht Tribe Government (UTG) is proud to unveil their exclusive new premium brand artesian spring water, tapped from their home territory in the remote reaches of Hucuktlis (Henderson) Lake, in...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

A week-long heatwave has raised the fire danger rating to high or extreme over the majority of the province of British Columbia, prompting the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

There are growing concerns that more drastic measures to conserve orcas could take a big bite out of Indigenous, commercial and recreational fishing on the Island’s west coast.

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