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Special Reports

An ancient Douglas Fir lies in the Nahmint Valley, south of Sproat Lake. (Eric Plummer photo)
Old Growth Stewardship

Annual cut in TFL 46 drops, as volumes show a decline in old growth logging

June 7, 2024

The annual allowable cut has been lowered for an area of forest that includes the fiercely…

Chantel Moore

Family walks to honour Chantel Moore on harrowing four-year anniversary of her shooting death by N.B. police officer

June 4, 2024

Chantel Moore’s mother Martha Martin flew across the country from New Brunswick to be home in…

Stranded Orca Calf

Hesquiaht artist celebrates teachings of kʷiisaḥiʔis with sculpture gifted to Ehattesaht First Nation

May 21, 2024

The orphaned killer whale calf that made her way out of a lagoon near Ehattesaht in April 2024…

Children in foster care

Tears and words of forgiveness as couple is sentenced for death of 6-year-old Don-Tay Lucas

May 16, 2024

A Port Alberni couple has been sentenced to 15 years after they pled guilty to manslaughter in…

Opioid crisis

Has drug decriminalization gone too far? Or is this the beginning of a solution?

May 10, 2024

Has the decriminalization of drugs gone too far in British Columbia? Or are we just in an early…

Missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls

‘I just pray to the Ancestors and hope’: Nuu-chah-nulth teens talk truth on Red Dress Day

May 5, 2024

Maxine Clutesi is 13 going on 14. The young Nuu-chah-nulth teen likes vintage fashion and jokes…


Despite decline of fluent speakers, jump in language learners indicates potential resurgence

May 1, 2024

Sisters čiisma and Tuu paat have spoken their Indigenous dialects - without interruption - for…

Residential schools

Art Thompson plaque unveiled at totem pole on former AIRS site

April 25, 2024

Unfinished business was attended to today at the former site of the Alberni Indian Residential…


All of B.C.’s fish farm licences expire June 30

March 7, 2024

With the 2025 deadline approaching for a transition plan from the standard ocean net pens, the…

 A fish is caught on a line during a sports fishing opening in the Alberni Inlet. (Carolyn Jasken photo)
Rebuilding threatened salmon

Projects examine how rec fishery is affecting salmon

January 10, 2024

This year intensive projects are underway off Vancouver Island’s coast to take a closer look at…

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