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Four Cermaq Canada fish farm sites near Tofino are experiencing fish mortalities as a result of an algae bloom. (Westerly File Photo)

Algae bloom killing farmed fish on Vancouver Island’s West Coast

DFO says four Cermaq Canada salmon farms affected, fish not infectious

Four Cermaq Canada fish farm sites near Tofino are experiencing fish mortalities as a result of an algae bloom. (Westerly File Photo)
Can you dig it? BMX rider and trail builder Dylan King jumps Ucluelet’s new BMX park on a beautiful autumn day. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Vancouver Island’s West Coast going wild about cycling

Ongoing project will tie Tofino and Ucluelet together with a paved cycling trail

Can you dig it? BMX rider and trail builder Dylan King jumps Ucluelet’s new BMX park on a beautiful autumn day. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Paul Moran, Tofino Resort + Marina’s executive chef and the newly crowned Top Chef Canada, fillets a halibut for dinner guests at 1909 Kitchen last week. Moran served the premier whitefish with freshly foraged morel mushrooms and seaweed. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Tofino’s ‘Mushroom Man’ wins Top Chef Canada Season 7

Chef Paul Moran of 1909 Kitchen at Tofino Resort + Marina won the $100,000 prize and Top Chef title.

Paul Moran, Tofino Resort + Marina’s executive chef and the newly crowned Top Chef Canada, fillets a halibut for dinner guests at 1909 Kitchen last week. Moran served the premier whitefish with freshly foraged morel mushrooms and seaweed. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Boulevard Magazine visits Tofino for a fashion shoot

Boulevard Magazine visits Tofino for a fashion shoot

Photographer Darren Hull captures the Vancouver Island style experience

  • May 14, 2019
Boulevard Magazine visits Tofino for a fashion shoot
At about 6 p.m. on March 26, RCAF Cormorant helicopter rescued four individuals stranded on Lovekin Rock at Long Beach in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Approach by boat to Lovekin was ruled too dangerous due to sea state, according to the JRCC Victoria. (Sophie L’Homme Photo)

Four stranded by surging seas on a rock off Tofino

Rescue chopper lifts a walker and three boogie boarders to safety after two hours at Long Beach

At about 6 p.m. on March 26, RCAF Cormorant helicopter rescued four individuals stranded on Lovekin Rock at Long Beach in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Approach by boat to Lovekin was ruled too dangerous due to sea state, according to the JRCC Victoria. (Sophie L’Homme Photo)
Vancouver Island’s brand new professional soccer team Pacific FC opened their 2019 pre-season with a four-day training session in Tofino. The team played soccer at Mackenzie Beach and Wickaninnish Community School. (Pacific FC Photo)

Vancouver Island’s soccer team takes shape in Tofino

New Canadian Premier League Pacific Football Club wants to be a team for people from Sooke to Tofino

Vancouver Island’s brand new professional soccer team Pacific FC opened their 2019 pre-season with a four-day training session in Tofino. The team played soccer at Mackenzie Beach and Wickaninnish Community School. (Pacific FC Photo)
Tofino locals stand in solidarity on July 31 at Cox Bay Beach against the purchase and construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

WATCH: Pipeline protest outside Justin Trudeau’s Tofino vacation rental

Locals voice their opposition to the federal government’s Kinder Morgan pipeline purchase

Tofino locals stand in solidarity on July 31 at Cox Bay Beach against the purchase and construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Aeriosa’s artist director Julia Taffe, left, forms a heart shape with James Koshiba from Hawaii. The aerial dance company hosted a three-day tree dancing workshop around North Chesterman Beach in Tofino. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

VIDEO: Tree dancing in a Vancouver Island Sitka spruce

Aeriosa Vertical Dance soars with nature.

Aeriosa’s artist director Julia Taffe, left, forms a heart shape with James Koshiba from Hawaii. The aerial dance company hosted a three-day tree dancing workshop around North Chesterman Beach in Tofino. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Nine-year-old Lee McNamee, in blue t-shirt, holds the line at a peaceful protest camp on Kennedy Lake in the summer of ‘93. Police removed McNamee from the protest that day, but he wasn’t charged as he was too young. (Photo courtesy of Maureen Fraser)

Pipeline protests spur memories of Clayoquot protests for Tofino and Ucluelet locals

“I could see there was something so special to protect.”

Nine-year-old Lee McNamee, in blue t-shirt, holds the line at a peaceful protest camp on Kennedy Lake in the summer of ‘93. Police removed McNamee from the protest that day, but he wasn’t charged as he was too young. (Photo courtesy of Maureen Fraser)
Lilly Woodbury is the chapter manager of the Surfrider Pacific Rim Foundation.

Surfrider Pacific Rim: On protecting Canada’s Oceans this World Oceans Day

Canada boasts the longest coastline in the world, and as a developed…

  • Jun 6, 2018
Lilly Woodbury is the chapter manager of the Surfrider Pacific Rim Foundation.
AdventureSmart outdoor educators, Emma Courtney and PJ Richards, encourage locals and visitors to the Pacific Rim to follow the three Ts: Trip plan, Train, and Take Essentials. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

BC AdventureSmart / CoastSmart visit Tofino Public Market this Saturday

“We have lots of resources and giveaways, whether it’s for camping or for coastal safety.”

AdventureSmart outdoor educators, Emma Courtney and PJ Richards, encourage locals and visitors to the Pacific Rim to follow the three Ts: Trip plan, Train, and Take Essentials. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Andrea Fergusson, Brendan Tom and Deanna Lankin hang out in the new Experiential space-in-progress coming to Tofino’s Industrial Way in June. (Erin Linn McMullan Photo)

Conceiving new Experiential artists’ hub for Tofino

“Art is not an object but a doorway.”

  • May 29, 2018
Andrea Fergusson, Brendan Tom and Deanna Lankin hang out in the new Experiential space-in-progress coming to Tofino’s Industrial Way in June. (Erin Linn McMullan Photo)
14-year-old Reed Platenius gets carried off the beach and onto the podium after winning back-to-back events at the 12th annual Rip Curl Pro Tofino at Cox Bay. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Reed Platenius wins Rip Curl Pro Tofino Men’s Open surf contest

“I feel like I’m in a good state. My boards are good. Just everything feels good.”

14-year-old Reed Platenius gets carried off the beach and onto the podium after winning back-to-back events at the 12th annual Rip Curl Pro Tofino at Cox Bay. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
New Telus fibre optic customers in Tofino and Ucluelet may be unlisted

New Telus fibre optic customers in Tofino and Ucluelet may be unlisted

If you switched your land line over, you may be removed from phonebook

New Telus fibre optic customers in Tofino and Ucluelet may be unlisted
Arlene McGinnis, chair of the Tofino General Hospital Foundation and Gary Marks president of the Pacific Rim Foundation, accept generous contributions from Brian McDaniel,left, and Dan Little, co-executors of Dick Close’s estate, on Saturday in Tofino. (Submitted Photo)

Pacific Rim Foundation receives more than $1M from Dick Close estate

Tofino General Hospital Foundation (TGHF) receives more than $375,000

Arlene McGinnis, chair of the Tofino General Hospital Foundation and Gary Marks president of the Pacific Rim Foundation, accept generous contributions from Brian McDaniel,left, and Dan Little, co-executors of Dick Close’s estate, on Saturday in Tofino. (Submitted Photo)
Peter Devries celebrates his eighth National title on Saturday, May 5 at Wickaninnish Beach. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

National surf champs crowned at Wickaninnish Beach

Division winners earn spot on Team Canada

Peter Devries celebrates his eighth National title on Saturday, May 5 at Wickaninnish Beach. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
From left: Ava Hansen, operations manager, Tofino Clayoquot Heritage Museum, Steve Bernard, President of Museum’s Board of Directors, David Leverton, Executive Director of the Maritime Museum of BC, at the the SS Princess Sophia exhibit opening. (Anne Doyle Photo)

SS Princess Sophia: Pacific Northwest’s ‘Unknown’ Titanic

Tofino Clayoquot Heritage Museum hosts month-long mobile exhibit

  • May 4, 2018
From left: Ava Hansen, operations manager, Tofino Clayoquot Heritage Museum, Steve Bernard, President of Museum’s Board of Directors, David Leverton, Executive Director of the Maritime Museum of BC, at the the SS Princess Sophia exhibit opening. (Anne Doyle Photo)
Orca Airways suspended all operations on April 30, 2018. They will no longer be flying to Tofino-Long Beach Airport, and existing customers will be re-booked on Pacific Coastal Airlines. (Orca Airways Facebook Photo)

Orca Airways closes shop after 13 years in business

Pacific Coastal is re-booking existing guests scheduled to fly to Tofino-Ucluelet.

Orca Airways suspended all operations on April 30, 2018. They will no longer be flying to Tofino-Long Beach Airport, and existing customers will be re-booked on Pacific Coastal Airlines. (Orca Airways Facebook Photo)
New book great for birders, photographers and tourism guides

New book great for birders, photographers and tourism guides

Adrian Dorst releases ‘The Birds of Vancouver Island’s West Coast’

  • May 1, 2018
New book great for birders, photographers and tourism guides
Pacific Coastal Airlines crew were excited to get operations off the ground at the Tofino-Long Beach Airport on April 3. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Pacific Coastal Airlines crew were excited to get operations off the ground at the Tofino-Long Beach Airport on April 3. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)