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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.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Nine teams arrived at the Alberni Golf Club on Friday, July 13, to take part in the 9th annual ‘Swing fore’ Tlu piich tournament. The weather was beautiful and the players had a great time playing golf for...

Monday, July 16, 2018

Port Alberni is now home to the first Indigenous-themed guest house in the Alberni Valley.

Friday, July 13, 2018

It has been 62 years since a young Hupacasath bride, Juanita Watts, left her childhood home in Port Alberni to begin married life with her Quw’utsun Tribes husband, Ed Elliott.

Friday, July 13, 2018

A Tofino fish processor, one of two in Nuu-chah-nulth territory that triggered a sector-wide audit over wastewater concerns, plans to adopt an effluent treatment system.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

It was a sea of cedar hats as elders from across the province dressed in their finest regalia lined up at the parking lot of the Island Savings Center in Duncan. They awaited their grand entrance at the...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Given the dangers of traversing the West Coast’s waters in modern, motor propelled vessels, it can be hard to imagine that for thousands of years the canoe served tribes as the main form of transportation...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The new face of poverty is an aging one.

Increasingly, people seeking temporary shelter in Port Alberni — many of them from First Nations in Nuu-chah-nulth territory — are seniors.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Provincial funds to build Indigenous housing are welcome but won’t alleviate a chronic shortage compounded by population growth, factors driving a young generation from home communities.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Despite the 20 kilometres of water that separate them, Tofino and Ahousaht are inherently linked, as evidenced by the dozen or so boat trips between the communities each day.

Friday, July 6, 2018

With the summer months here, Tofino RCMP are reminding residents and visitors about the often unpredictable ocean waves and currents.

The reminder came after a B.C. woman got caught in a current...

Friday, July 6, 2018

A man whose very existence embodied his tribe’s right to protect its traditional territory in Southwestern Vancouver Island was laid to rest in June. His-tah-too-qua, who was otherwise known as Peter...

Friday, July 6, 2018

With some of the largest trees in Canada on the chopping block in the Nahmint Valley, the provincial government is negotiating an agreement with the Tseshaht First Nation to better manage the forest land....

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Going back to school was an important decision for elders Fanny and Eric Mack, though it could not have been an easy one.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

As one of the 105 appointees to the Order of Canada this year, Marjorie White is a proactive woman. The Huu-ay-aht elder left her community in 1956 to study nursing in Vancouver.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

There was joyful excitement in the air as hundreds of Ahousaht members filled Maaqtusiis School Gym on June 21, honouring the invitation of their Ha’wiih (Chiefs) who asked them to come home for three days...

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

A Hesquiaht First Nation member has won a national award for her efforts to boost Indigenous economies across Canada.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

The provincial government is introducing “rigorous” new standards for the aquaculture industry as the majority of fish farms on the B.C. coast are up for license renewal in 2022, declares Minister of...

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Dozens of Nuu-chah-nulth Ha’wiih, delegates and NTC staff arrived in Ahousaht June 12 for two days of deliberations over aboriginal fisheries issues. Years of meetings with DFO to negotiate and plan for Nuu...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Three young Tla-o-qui-aht fathers vanished after an early morning boat accident near Duffin Cove, Tofino, on June 15, 2018. There were five men aboard the boat when it inexplicably overturned between Duffin...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

It has been 240 years since a pair of wooden British ships found their way to the present day Nootka Sound. One of the ships was called Resolution and sailed under the command of Captain James Cook.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Local efforts in coastal communities have been nothing short of “heroic” but are not enough to stem the tide of debris washing ashore on the west coast, said Courtney-Alberni MP Gord Johns.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Hundreds of Nuu-chah-nulth families packed the Alberni Athletic Hall to celebrate the educational successes of their students. The NTC Scholarship Celebration and Graduation Ceremonies took place Saturday,...

Monday, June 25, 2018

Family and friends of Lisa Marie Young, missing from Nanaimo since 2002, will be gathering in Nanaimo June 30 for the annual walk and vigil to keep Lisa’s memory alive.

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