Special Reports

Tseshaht boats fish on the Somass River in September. The Tseshaht and Hupacasath First Nations harvested from the river this year according to an economic opportunity agreement with DFO, which totalled 32,248 chinook salmon by the end of the season. (Eric Plummer photo)
The Ahousaht case

Nations reach out to new fisheries minister, stating DFO needs more than science

November 23, 2021

Canada’s newly appointed fisheries minister has inherited a formidable task on the west coast of…

Discrimination in health care

25 ER visits in a year: Elder’s plight points to need for health advocacy

November 22, 2021

Just over a year ago, the ache in Cheryl Amos’s lower abdomen had become unbearable, leading her…

Chantel Moore

No wrongdoing found: Officer who fatally shot Chantel Moore walks

November 19, 2021

“We are a fair and independent civilian police oversight body,” reads the greeting page of the…

Christie Indian Residential School was operated by the Catholic church, housing students for 71 years until the institution moved to Tofino in 1971.
Residential schools

‘It’s all catching up to me’: Residential school survivors face a distant past amid recent findings

November 18, 2021

The discovery this year of hundreds of unmarked graves at several former residential school…


Eight-year-old first elementary student to receive COVID-19 vaccine in Neah Bay

November 10, 2021

He hasn’t been inside a classroom since March 2020, but that is about to change since eight-year…

Southern Vancouver Island's forests are seen from an airplane. (Ancient Forest Alliance photo)
Old Growth Stewardship

First Nations react to old-growth deferrals

November 3, 2021

First Nations say they were not adequately consulted before the B.C. government laid its old-…


Ditidaht releases a video game to encourage language revitalization among children

October 1, 2021

Ditidaht First Nation has released a kid’s video game that takes players on a cultural journey…


New land-based fish farm proposed in Gold River

September 27, 2021

A new land-based steelhead fish farm is being proposed in Gold River at the site of a former…

Language revitalization pole

‘It’s alive now and we can talk to it’: Pole’s name references first woman

September 23, 2021

As its eyes look east toward the rising sun this autumn, the carver behind a totem pole recently…

Missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls

‘Bring peace to Lisa’: Police continue with investigation using new techniques

June 26, 2021

Although Lisa Marie Young went missing 19 years ago, Nanaimo police have encountered new…

Mental health and COVID-19

Care home residents face loneliness as pandemic approaches 10th month

December 9, 2020

It has been nearly ten months since the province declared a state of emergency in response to…

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