$17.7 million park trail would connect Ucluelet and Tofino in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
Hikers in Pacific Rim National Park. A proposal for a 28-kilometre biking and hiking trail linking Tofino and Ucluelet is gathering steam. Scott Munn / Times Colonist. Share Adjust Comment Print. Details about a 28-kilometre walking and biking trail ...and more »
- New heart brings new way of life to Ucluelet local
Just over a year after heart transplant surgery, Sharon Sanford is thriving. Here she is zipping over a beautiful river canyon in the Ha'uukmin Tribal Park. — image credit: Nora O'Malley. Ucluelet posted Nov 20, 2016 at 4:00 PM. NORA O'MALLEY.
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$17.7 million park trail would connect Ucluelet and Tofino
Hikers in Pacific Rim National Park. A proposal for a 28-kilometre biking and hiking trail linking Tofino and Ucluelet is gathering steam. Photograph By Scott Munn. • Times Colonist •. 5916.jpg. The proposed trail would allow hikers and cyclists to ...and more »
- Leashes and owner's actions keep Ucluelet dogs safe during wolf encounter
Brent Woodland's actions during a recent wolf encounter helped keep his dogs Maya and Benji safe. — image credit: Brent Woodland. A Ucluelet local recently spent a harrowing half-hour evading two aggressive wolves at Wickaninnish Beach. After getting ...
- Five injured in highway collision between Tofino and Ucluelet
Two vehicles heading in opposite directions along the Pacific Rim Highway collided on Saturday afternoon. Five people were involved in the crash and all escaped without life threatening injuries, according to police. — image credit: Andrew Bailey. 0 ...
- Ucluelet's Marine Drive gravel path plan criticized
A former mayor continues to urge Ucluelet's council to take a step back on a gravel path plan. The district is set to install a two-metre wide gravel path along a 620-metre stretch of Marine Drive that is currently without a sidewalk. The path is part ...
- Tofino and Ucluelet join together to remember
Poppy Chair Glenna Richards, right, pins the first poppy of the year onto Tofino mayor Josie Osborne. — image credit: District of Tofino. 0. by Andrew Bailey - Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News; Tofino, Ucluelet posted Nov 10, 2016 at 12:00 PM. The West ...
Ucluelet man fights off a pack of wolves
WATCH: Parks Canada is praising a Ucluelet man for how he handled a terrifying encounter with a pack of wolves while walking his two dogs on Wickaninnish Beach. “Get!” Brent Woodland shot this video during the 30-minute encounter last week. After first ...and more »
Flood warning issued for Port Alberni, Highway 4 to Tofino, Ucluelet closed
A series of rainstorms has swollen the Somass River near Port Alberni to near-historic levels and the water could go higher on Wednesday, the B.C. River Forecast Centre said. A flood watch for the Sproat and Somass Rivers was upgraded to a flood ...and more »
- District staff gaffe delays Ucluelet housing development
Chris Le Fevre's proposed 'pocket neighbourhood' plan looked ready to be approved this week but a district staff gaffe made during an Oct. 25 public hearing has slowed the process. — image credit: Raincoast Commons Proposal. by Andrew Bailey ...
- Ucluelet to temporarily stop sewage treatment
Map shows area closed to shellfish harvesting due to raw sewage release. The emergency closure 23ee extends the permanent closure 23.2 within Ucluelet Inlet, a result of sewage and other contamination. The closure covers recreational and commercial ...
- Ucluelet man badly injured during assault at local pub
Ucluelet police have charged a West Coast local with assault causing bodily harm after an incident at a local bar early Sunday morning. — image credit: Westerly File. by Andrew Bailey - Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News; Ucluelet posted Nov 2, 2016 at 4 ...
- Rev. Will Ferrey says goodbye to Tofino and Ucluelet
The Westerly News wishes Rev. Will Ferrey all the best on his journey to the other Coast. — image credit: Submitted. Tofino, Ucluelet posted Nov 2, 2016 at 11:00 AM. It's always tough to say good bye. For the last three years I have lived here on the ...
Ucluelet gas bar proposal sparks water worries
A proposal to build a gas station atop an aquifer and community drinking water source is causing alarm for some members of the Ucluelet First Nation. In a sign of the post-treaty changes in the region, it's the Ucluelet First Nation government that is ...
- Large pile of bird remains discovered in Ucluelet
A large pile of bird remains was discovered by Ucluelet local Richard Fadden on Sunday afternoon. Fadden moved some of the remains into three piles next to the nearby highway to raise awareness of them. — image credit: Andrew Bailey. Tweet. by Andrew ...
- Ucluelet's Black Rock Resort searching for new GM
David Ehrhardt, one of the resort's owners, told the Westerly News on Thursday that Johnson's contract had not expired but a decision was made by the resort's board of directors to move in a different direction. “We were concerned that the spirit and ...
- Tofino doubles up at TVI awards in Ucluelet
Wendy Hainstock, in blue, proudly displays her Vancouver Island Tourism Employee of the Year award with her Hostelling International Tofino team Dylan Green, left, Allyssa Rygersberg, and Sander Jain. Whiskey Landing Lodge sponsored the award with ...
- BC VIEWS: Health funding charade hides crisis
Canada is back. Back, that is, to staged “negotiations” between Ottawa and the provinces that end up with policies unilaterally imposed by Ottawa. The return of this time-worn charade was best revealed when provincial environment ministers convened ...and more »
Grade 8 student teaches indigenous language class at Ucluelet high school
Hjalmer Wenstob listens to Ucluelet Secondary Gr. 8 student Tim Masso, 13, as he sheds tears as he talks about teaching First Nations' language to his fellow classmates and about segregation at his school to Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and ...and more »
- Tofino and Ucluelet fire crews tackle blaze at historic Solwood property
The Tofino Volunteer Fire Department extinguished a blaze at a Chesterman Beach property on Tuesday. — image credit: Westerly News. 0. by Andrew Bailey - Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News; Tofino, Ucluelet posted Oct 19, 2016 at 1:00 PM. Flames ripped ...
- Solid leadership steers Ucluelet Volunteer Fire Brigade
Ucluelet's Volunteer Fire Brigade: front row from left: Richard Lindsey, Heather Thomas, John Millar, Jonathan Clayton, Alan Anderson, Mark Udell, Paul Galloway, Sebastian Doque-Charry, Scott Reid, Dave Ennis, Environmental and Emergency Service ...
- Ucluelet local inspired by forum, unimpressed with PM Trudeau
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge brought their children George and Charlotte along with them as they toured B.C. last month. — image credit: Arnold Lim. 0. by Andrew Bailey - Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News; posted Oct 17, 2016 at 10:00 AM. Hjalmer ...
- Pacific Rim National Park honours Barbara Touchie
Samantha Touchie stands beside a Parks Canada exhibit dedicated to her late grandmother, Barbara Touchie. In a cloaking ceremony held at Kwisitis Visitor Centre, Samantha was passed down Barbara Touchie's Nuu-chah-nulth name, pronounced Sitch ...
- Heavy storm hits Tofino with power outages and closed beaches
Thursday night's storm brought heavy damage to B.C. Hydro's West Coast power poles and knocked both Tofino and Ucluelet out of power. Hydro crews worked through the night to get Ucluelet's lights back on Friday morning and work was still underway to ...and more »
- West Coast celebrates high speed internet
From left, Coun. Marilyn McEwen, Ucluelet First Nation president Les Doiron, Toquaht First Nation Chief Anne Mack, All Nations Trust Company CEO Paul Donald Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation Chief Elmer Frank, Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens' ...
- Ubyssey Online
Places to Be: Wild Pacific Trail, Ucluelet
It was another cold and wet September morning in Vancouver, with dark nimbostratus clouds and threatening rain. My friends and I were bored to death on campus as we had three days of the weekend ahead of us and no clue how to beat our boredom.and more »
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Places to Be: Wild Pacific Trail, Ucluelet - The Ubyssey
It was another cold and wet September morning in Vancouver, with dark nimbostratus clouds and threatening rain. My friends and I were bored to death on ...and more »
- Creative surf contest focuses on fun in Tofino
Australian surfer Kyle Born, left, loved riding in his banana costume while Liam MacDonald scored extra points for catching waves in a sombrero. — image credit: Nora O'Malley. 0. Tofino posted Oct 7, 2016 at 10:00 AM. NORA O'MALLEY.
- Bear shot in Ucluelet
Ucluelet locals must secure their garbage, pet food and bird feeders and keep all outside recreation areas clean, especially barbecues, to prevent bears from becoming habituated. — image credit: Westerly File. 0 ...
- Behest of the West: Ucluelet isn't loving its 50 shades of brown situation
Sherri McIntyre was disgusted by what she saw filling her bathtub earlier this year. Complaints over the community's water colour have been pouring into the district office for several years. — image credit: Sherri McIntyre. 0 ...
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Ucluelet loses a royal landmark as Canadian Princess floating resort towed away
Ucluelet residents lined the shore to bid goodbye to the Canadian Princess as it was towed away to be dismantled on the mainland. “It was really exciting, sad, fun. A mixture of feelings, for sure,” Mayor Dianne St. Jacques said Monday. “It changed the ...and more »
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Ucluelet loses a royal landmark as Canadian Princess floating resort towed away
The Canadian Princess, a fixture since 1979, is towed out of Ucluelet. Oak Bay Marine Group / Times Colonist. Share Adjust Comment Print. Ucluelet residents lined the shore to bid goodbye to the Canadian Princess as it was towed away to be dismantled ...and more »
Overpicking threatening wild mushrooms near Ucluelet
The cool, damp conditions in our Island forests right now are ripe for mushroom pickers looking for the prized food item. B.C. grows some of the most coveted wild mushrooms around but one longtime Ucluelet mushroom buyer says novices flooding wild ...
Historic Canadian Princess ship says goodbye in Ucluelet
It marks the end of an era in Ucluelet. The Canadian Princess, which served as a floating fishing lodge for more than 30 years, has left the harbour. The ship was part of a hotel that operated under the same name. The Oak Bay Marine Group sold the ...and more »
- Tour de Rock rides into Ucluelet and Tofino
During a ceremony held in Ucluelet to honour the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock riders on Saturday, local rider Gaylene Thorogood was blown away by a $42,000 cheque representing the West Coast's current Tour de Rock fundraising total. — image credit: ...
Last sail for Ucluelet's Canadian Princess
It was an emotional day in Ucluelet on Friday as one of the community's most treasured landmarks sailed out of harbour for the very last time. Hundreds of people lined the shore to give a farewell fit for royalty to the Canadian Princess. After 30 ...
- Poor Attractant Management Habituates Bear in Ucluelet
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Ucluelet has, once again, failed to properly store its attractants and caused another black bear to become habituated. B.C. Conservation Officer Steve Ackles arrived in town on Sept. 22 to set a trap for a bear that has moved into Ucluelet and become ...
- Editorial: Caring about lakes isn't extreme
West Coast locals were outraged by this scene in a Red Bull 'Who is JOB' video as many believe petroleum products were used to set fire to a log in Kennedy Lake. — image credit: Red Bull TV. Tweet. by Andrew Bailey - Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News
- BC VIEWS: How not to run your city
Victoria city councillors Ben Isitt and Jeremy Loveday take in the Winnipeg Pride Parade while attending the Federation of Canadian Municipalities convention, June 2016. — image credit: Twitter. 0 ...and more »
- Pocket neighbourhood development could bring 24 new homes to Ucluelet
Chris Le Fevre hopes to develop this 'pocket neighbourhood' plan on Ucluelet's St. Jacques Blvd. — image credit: Raincoast Commons proposal. 0. by Andrew Bailey - Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News; Ucluelet posted Sep 27, 2016 at 8:00 AM. Victoria based ...
- Ucluelet local participates in Duke and Duchess's royal visit to Vancouver
Ucluelet local Hjalmer Wenstob, pictured here next to a unique totem pole he carved out of two-by-fours, was invited to participate in the royal family visit to Vancouver on Sunday. — image credit: Andrew Bailey. B.C. was full of royal revelry over ...
- Tofino mayor plans crackdown on harsh words at public meetings
Heated exchanges during recent public meetings prompted Osborne to kick off Sept. 13's regular council meeting by announcing she will no longer tolerate harsh words being thrown in council or staff's direction. “Members of the public may disagree with ...
- New stream helps fish flow in Pacific Rim National Park
A culvert underneath Wick Road was replaced with a bridge and ecologically engineered stream to allow fish to flow freely for the first time in roughly 50 years. — image credit: Parks Canada. 0. by Andrew Bailey - Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News; Tofino ...
- Ucluelet says goodbye to Canadian Princess
Oak Bay Marine Group's chief operating officer Brook Castelsky, left, and director of operations of asset management Jeff McKay, right, presented the Ucluelet and Area Historical Society's Barb Gudbranson with pieces of the Canadian Princess to ...
- Ucluelet mushroom buyer says novice pickers 'devastating' local industry
Local buyer Butch Sheaves believes its time for the government to step in and regulate the mushroom picking industry. — image credit: Andrew Bailey. 0. Tweet. by Andrew Bailey - Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News; Tofino, Ucluelet, Port Alberni posted Sep ...
- Walkability improvement project hinders drivability in Tofino
A damaged wooden barrier at the corner of Main and Third is evidence of the area's troubles. — image credit: Andrew Bailey. 0. by Andrew Bailey - Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News; Tofino posted Sep 15, 2016 at 2:00 PM. A feature designed to help Tofino's ...
- Tofino to raise additional hotel room tax to 3%
Tofino is set to spend millions marketing its paradise to potential tourists over the next five years and that has some elected officials wondering how much is too much. Tofino's destination marketing organization, Tourism Tofino, has officially ...
- BC VIEWS: The state rescues your retirement (with VIDEO)
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne campaigns with soon-to-be federal finance minister Bill Morneau in Toronto last fall. — image credit: Liberal Party of Canada. 0. by Tom Fletcher - BC Local News; posted Sep 13, 2016 at 11:00 AM. The Justin Trudeau ...and more »
- Edmonton murder suspect turns himself in to Campbell River RCMP
An Edmonton murder suspect who had fled to Vancouver Island is now in police custody. Austin Mackenzie Southworth, 26, turned himself in to the Campbell River RCMP on Saturday morning, according to Edmonton Police Service spokesperson Cheryl ...and more »
- Tofino weighs large scale burn versus 2000 trucks on highway
Tofino's municipal council is balking at the idea of messing with the town's air quality by allowing a large scale burn to take place within its borders. — image credit: Westerly File. 0. by Andrew Bailey - Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News; posted Sep 9 ...