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Join Greenpeace's flagship Rainbow Warrior

Join Greenpeace’s flagship Rainbow Warrior on the water near Tofino in Tla-o-qui-aht Territory on the morning of October 7. Bring your boat, kayak, canoe, surfboard, paddle board or any sea-worthy vessel to join the flotilla. Let’s send a message that the people of this region love wild salmon—it’s time to get open net-pen salmon . . . → Read More: Join Greenpeace’s flagship Rainbow Warrior

Salmon Confidential: Upcoming Film Showing in Tofino

Salmon Confidential filmmaker, Twyla Roscovich, follows biologist Dr. Alexandra Morton as she unravels the mysteries of BC’s declining salmon stocks using some of the world’s top fish labs. What she uncovers should shock anyone who cares about our fish and all that depend on them. This 70-minute film documents Morton’s journey as she attempts . . . → Read More: Salmon Confidential: Upcoming Film Showing in Tofino

AVICC sets course for Ucluelet

Political discourse will run rampant through the streets of Ucluelet during the weekend of April 13 as the mayors and councils of 51 municipalities and regional districts arrive in the community.

The Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities (AVICC) has chosen Ucluelet as the destination for its 63 rd annual general meeting and . . . → Read More: AVICC sets course for Ucluelet

Salmon License buyback dissapointing

A federal plan to retire chinook salmon licenses in the B.C. fishery is not popular with the local fishing community.

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) sees the $28.5 million buyback program as a way to enhance the economic viability of the commercial chinook troll fishery of the West Coast of Vancouver Island.

. . . → Read More: Salmon License buyback dissapointing

The Whale Hunt

I am inside a dugout canoe, out passed the break line, rocking in the ocean. A fog bank has rolled in and I cannot even see the shore anymore. My skin is chilled and goose bumps are crawling up my bare back, shoulders, and arms.

Somewhere in the distance I hear the blow hole . . . → Read More: The Whale Hunt

Ucluelet's Mount Ozzard

“We will start hiking at daybreak!” she said. It is a little less impressive this time of year with the sun rising just before 8:00AM, but still, to do anything at daybreak on a Sunday is an admirable feat.

I have been watching it for years, peering down at me every single day. . . . → Read More: Ucluelet’s Mount Ozzard

Ucluelet Salmon Ladder Derby 2012

Season tickets for the Ucluelet Salmon Ladder Derby are now on sale for just $35 until March 31st! Give the gift they’ll love: a summer of fishing to win thousands of dollars. Get into the true spirit of giving as you will automatically be donating to salmon enhancement on the west coast.

Mike . . . → Read More: Ucluelet Salmon Ladder Derby 2012

Task Force to Manage Tsunami Debris

The BC government has created a task force team to handle the tonnes of debris from the Japanese tsunami floating in the Pacific Ocean that is expected to hit our shores.

Debris from the Japanese tsunami

The province will launch a task force in January to lay out which agencies will be responsible . . . → Read More: Task Force to Manage Tsunami Debris

Tofino and Ucluelet raise $31,000 for Cancer

Tofino and Ucluelet residents raised over $31,000 through numerous community events for Cops for Cancer and the Tour de Rock.

The Tour de Rock made its way to the West Coast this weekend as part of their two-week cycling fundraiser.

Riders made it across Highway 4 from Port Alberni to Ucluelet on Saturday, . . . → Read More: Tofino and Ucluelet raise $31,000 for Cancer

Ucluelet boy's life returns to normal

Less than three weeks after being attacked by a cougar, life is getting back to normal for a Ucluelet area boy and his family.

Eighteen-month-old Julien Sylvester is now home and returned to the preschool program Strong Start earlier this week.

“He’s sitting here eating macaroni and cheese like nobody’s business,” Julien’s mother, . . . → Read More: Ucluelet boy’s life returns to normal