Tofino,

Chris Manocchio unleashes after taking first place and a $1500 cash prize at the Tofino Oyster Festival Shucker’s Showdown on Nov. 27 at the Shore Pier. (Marcie Callewaert photos)

Ah, shucks! Tofino crowns inaugural oyster shucking champion

Chris Manocchio shucks 18 oysters the fastest in front of an ecstatic crowd

 

Crews install a cantilever along Hwy. 4 in August 2022. (BC Ministry of transportation and infrastructure photo)

Province promises Tofino-Ucluelet highway will open to two-way traffic in early 2023

Four years of travel delays may finally be coming to an end for West Coast residents and visitors

 

The Tofino RCMP detachment on Nov. 23, 2022. (Nora O'Malley photo)

Police watchdog clears B.C. RCMP officer in shooting death of Indigenous man

Details of probe into Tofino death of Julian Jones won’t be released until related court case over

 

The new Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District board. Not present are Wilfred Cootes, Alan McCarthy and Tom Stere. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District holds inaugural board meeting

Some First Nations still without a voice at the table in regional district

The new Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District board. Not present are Wilfred Cootes, Alan McCarthy and Tom Stere. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
West Coast community members celebrate the unveiling of a new Welcome Map at the Junction visitor centre on Oct. 19. (Nora O’Malley photo)

New Welcome Map unveiled at Pacific Rim Visitor Centre

New visitor map acknowledges six Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations tribes, municipalities and the Park Reserve

West Coast community members celebrate the unveiling of a new Welcome Map at the Junction visitor centre on Oct. 19. (Nora O’Malley photo)
The new million dollar boardwalk leading to the natural hot springs in Ahousaht territory was built in partnership with 43K Wilderness Solutions, Maaqutusiis Hahoulthee Stewardship Society, and BC Parks. (Keltsmaht Adventures photo)

Ahousaht re-opens Hot Springs near Tofino

Maquinna Marine Provincial Park and Hot Springs is open to the public

The new million dollar boardwalk leading to the natural hot springs in Ahousaht territory was built in partnership with 43K Wilderness Solutions, Maaqutusiis Hahoulthee Stewardship Society, and BC Parks. (Keltsmaht Adventures photo)
Brad Dusseault snapped this shot of a black bear feasting inside an unsecured garbage bin outside a local restaurant in Tofino. The bear was shot and killed on Oct. 1. (Brad Dusseault photo)

Bear shot in Tofino after becoming addicted to local restaurant waste

WildSafeBC urges residents and businesses in Tofino and Ucluelet to responsibly secure attractants

Brad Dusseault snapped this shot of a black bear feasting inside an unsecured garbage bin outside a local restaurant in Tofino. The bear was shot and killed on Oct. 1. (Brad Dusseault photo)
A float plane flipped over in the Tofino Harbour on July 26, 2021. (Photo submitted)

Transportation Safety Board rules boat wake caused 2021 Tofino float plane crash

Incident involved a Cessna A185F seaplane operated by Atleo River Air Service Ltd

A float plane flipped over in the Tofino Harbour on July 26, 2021. (Photo submitted)
The entrance to Castaways thrift store on Tofino’s Campbell Street and Fourth. Castaways closed permanently in Nov. 2018. (Westerly file photo)

Surfer awarded more than $75K for 2×4 attack that drove him from Tofino

Court ruling after ‘not happy’ resident smashed up car revving outside his home in the early morning

The entrance to Castaways thrift store on Tofino’s Campbell Street and Fourth. Castaways closed permanently in Nov. 2018. (Westerly file photo)
Tofino surfer Ocea Green, 13, unleashes during the Princess of the Peak final at Cox Bay on Sunday, Oct. 2. (Nora O’Malley photos)

Tofino’s Queen of the Peak surf contest roars back to Cox Bay

Winners in the shortboard and longboard scored a $3,000 prize purse

Tofino surfer Ocea Green, 13, unleashes during the Princess of the Peak final at Cox Bay on Sunday, Oct. 2. (Nora O’Malley photos)
Ocean lovers gather for a beach clean of Cox Bay in Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation territory on Sept. 17. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Surfrider Canada and Reef host International Coastal Cleanup Day in Tofino

About 60 volunteers pitched in for a cleanup of Cox Bay on Sept. 17

Ocean lovers gather for a beach clean of Cox Bay in Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation territory on Sept. 17. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Crews install a cantilever along Hwy. 4 in August 2022. (BC Ministry of transportation and infrastructure photo)

Kennedy Hill closures resume as lengthy Highway 4 project hits home stretch

Ministry says $53.96 million project is roughly 90% complete

Crews install a cantilever along Hwy. 4 in August 2022. (BC Ministry of transportation and infrastructure photo)
Tofino Resort and Marina’s 1909 Kitchen and Bar was closed Tuesday and remained closed Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 14, 2022. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Events shut down at B.C. resort co-owned by ex-Vancouver Canuck Willie Mitchell

Tofino Resort and Marina responds to allegations of ‘highly inappropriate behaviour’

Tofino Resort and Marina’s 1909 Kitchen and Bar was closed Tuesday and remained closed Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 14, 2022. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Tofino expects to break ground on a $78 million sewage treatment facility this month. (Westerly file photo)

B.C. tourism mecca finally poised to stop pumping raw sewage into the ocean

Shovels expected to hit the ground this month on Tofino’s much-delayed $78M sewage treatment facility

Tofino expects to break ground on a $78 million sewage treatment facility this month. (Westerly file photo)
Colleen Macdonald signs copies of her new book “Let’s Go Biking, Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands and Sunshine Coast” at Mermaid Tales Bookshop on Aug. 14. (Marcie Callewaert photo)

Two wheel journeys: new guidebook will help you explore Vancouver Island by bike

Author Colleen MacDonald talks about her 3rd biking route book

Colleen Macdonald signs copies of her new book “Let’s Go Biking, Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands and Sunshine Coast” at Mermaid Tales Bookshop on Aug. 14. (Marcie Callewaert photo)
Donna Seedorf-Harmuth and Phil Harmuth spend quality time together on Cox Bay. (Cathy Thicke photo)

Free beach wheelchairs create shoreline opportunity B.C. couple thought gone forever

Accessibility grant making lives better, organizations encouraged to chase theirs

Donna Seedorf-Harmuth and Phil Harmuth spend quality time together on Cox Bay. (Cathy Thicke photo)
A past bodypainting art project by Filippo Ioco. (Submitted photo)

Fading into the Tofino forest: International artist to make statement with camouflage bodypainting

Filippo Ioco will be at the Naa’Waya’Sum Indigenous Coastal Gardens next week to paint four models

A past bodypainting art project by Filippo Ioco. (Submitted photo)
Mułaa surf team members throw shakas in front of their new surf shed at Esowista at the north end of Long Beach. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Introducing Mułaa, Canada’s Indigenous surf team

“My kids didn’t know they loved surfing because they didn’t have the equipment and now they do”

Mułaa surf team members throw shakas in front of their new surf shed at Esowista at the north end of Long Beach. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Westerly file photo

Tofino firefighters respond to two cigarette-caused fires

Dry conditions axe campfires and led to two separate cigarette-caused fires on Island’s west coast

Westerly file photo
(Westerly File photo)

Emergency preparedness funding coming to ACRD, west coast

Alberni Clayoquot Regional District, Tofino and Ucluelet to split $65K

(Westerly File photo)