Special Reports

Opioid crisis

Municipal governments respond to public drug consumption amid decriminalization project

May 25, 2023

On Jan. 31, 2023, the province of British Columbia decriminalized personal possession of some…

Discrimination in health care

Program aims to overcome health care elitism for First Nations

May 8, 2023

This fall a new nursing stream is coming to six universities in B.C., offering Indigenous…

Dozens of supporters marched in the spring rain, drawing attention to missing/murdered Nuu-chah-nulth-aht
Missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls

No more stolen sisters - Nuu-chah-nulth-aht march to raise awareness of loved ones lost

May 5, 2023

Port Alberni, BC – It was at 10 a.m. that the color red, along with posters of missing and…


Ditidaht community reflects on value of connection amid aftermath of COVID isolation

May 3, 2023

“Connection is the correction” was the prevailing belief during a gathering at Nitinaht Lake…

Bamfield Road

Bamfield Main upgrades on track for late summer finish

April 26, 2023

Gravel is being laid on the last stretch of road at the 15.5 to 24-kilometre mark of the…


First Nations fight to keep Discovery Islands fish farms

April 20, 2023

Amid the fray of competing interests from environmentalists, advocacy groups, industry…

Residential schools

Federal Court approves $2.8-billion residential school settlement

March 20, 2023

Federal Court has approved the terms of a $2.8-billion settlement that Canada is calling the…

Rebuilding threatened salmon

Predators are thinning out west coast herring, says research

March 13, 2023

The consumption of herring by marine mammals and fish off the west coast of Vancouver Island is…

Offshore marine protected area

Proposed MPA regulations prohibit oil and gas development, allow some fishing

March 7, 2023

Regulations that would protect a vast undersea mountain range west of Vancouver Island are…

Transportation to remote communities

New bus service for Tofino and Ucluelet travelers begins January 30

January 12, 2023

Just as west coast residents began scrambling for alternative transportation after Tofino Bus…

Old Growth Stewardship

Government commits to protecting 30 per cent of B.C.’s lands by 2030

January 5, 2023

Canadian wilderness organizations are commending the B.C. government for committing to…

Kennedy Hill road improvement
Kennedy Hill highway construction

Tofino Highway - Kennedy Hill will open to two-way traffic this winter

November 22, 2022

West Coast – The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure announced that the Kennedy Hill…

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