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Overwaitea tops Greenpeace with Salmon sales

Overwaitea Food Group’s decision to stop selling open net-pen farmed salmon at its stores helped earn it the No. 1 spot on Greenpeace’s annual list of sustainable seafood supermarkets in Canada.

The list, which ranks the eight largest supermarkets in the country in areas such as whether they purchase sustainably caught seafood or whether . . . → Read More: Overwaitea tops Greenpeace with Salmon sales

Learning Experiences

LEarning experiences

Get the most out of your visit — discover the natural and cultural heritage of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve through participating in our Interpretive Program in the Long Beach Unit!

There are a variety of learning activities for visitors of all ages:

Public Summer Programs

From late June to early September, park . . . → Read More: Learning Experiences

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.

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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

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

The Ucluelet Salmon Ladder Derby winners for the month of July are in.

The Ucluelet Salmon Ladder Derby winners for the month of July are in.

Michael Claymore from Lake Stevens, Washington reeled in a 17 kg (37 lb 10 oz) Chinook salmon on July 29 taking first place just two days before the month end deadline and a $5,000 prize.

Second place went to Bill . . . → Read More: Salmon derby winners for July

Faces of Ukee Days

Ukee Day’s wound down with the best band playing last. The band’s name, “Left at the Junction”, is a play that all of you who have been to Ucluelet will understand.

Overall the event was fantastic! It is a real community event that all Ukees are proud of and participate in.

Here are . . . → Read More: Faces of Ukee Days