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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.
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)
The District of Ucluelet will be testing a pilot tsunami siren system in different locations on May 9 at the following times: 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. (District of Ucluelet Photo)

Tsunami siren testing in Ucluelet on Wednesday, May 9 from 1-3 p.m.

— Residents are encouraged to complete a survey with feedback following the test

The District of Ucluelet will be testing a pilot tsunami siren system in different locations on May 9 at the following times: 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. (District of Ucluelet 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)
Could Barkley Sound be the site of a future LNG export facility?

Could Barkley Sound be the site of a future LNG export facility?

Steelhead LNG and Huu-ay-aht First Nations share a project update in Ucluelet.

Could Barkley Sound be the site of a future LNG export facility?
The Barkley Sound Alliance protests outside a Port Alberni chamber of commerce meeting where Steelhead LNG was presenting the Kwispaa LNG project on Feb. 28. The Alliance is planning a similar protest against the proposed facility in Ucluelet on Thursday, April 26. (Elena Rardon Photo)

Coast clashes over proposed LNG facility slated for Sarita Bay

Supporters and opponents to face off in Ucluelet on Thursday, April 26

The Barkley Sound Alliance protests outside a Port Alberni chamber of commerce meeting where Steelhead LNG was presenting the Kwispaa LNG project on Feb. 28. The Alliance is planning a similar protest against the proposed facility in Ucluelet on Thursday, April 26. (Elena Rardon Photo)
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)
Brigitte Rudan and her toddler, Alexander, caught the monster wave storm from a safe viewing area established on the Wild Pacific Trail. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Tofino and Ucluelet wowed by biggest waves in a decade

“Even in pictures you show the kids and that, unless you’re witnessing it live, it’s like no other.”

Brigitte Rudan and her toddler, Alexander, caught the monster wave storm from a safe viewing area established on the Wild Pacific Trail. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Michelle, Marcus, Tarah, and Tom brace themselves for a big set wave during a giant storm watching day at Amphitrite Point in Ucluelet on Jan. 18. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

WATCH: Giant waves smash Ucluelet’s Amphitrite Point

Folks made their way to Ucluelet’s Amphitrite Point Lighthouse on Thursday, Jan.…

Michelle, Marcus, Tarah, and Tom brace themselves for a big set wave during a giant storm watching day at Amphitrite Point in Ucluelet on Jan. 18. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Section of the Nuu-chah-nulth Trail near Wickaninnish Beach. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

VIDEO: Storm watching at Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Some local surf beaches near Tofino have even beenclosed due the the large swell forecast.

Section of the Nuu-chah-nulth Trail near Wickaninnish Beach. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Photo submitted by Laura Rasmussen                                Cpt. Laura Rasmussen ran her own shrimp boat for the last 28 years. She is profiled in the novel Beckoned By The Sea by Sylvia Taylor.

Celebrating women of the West Coast

Culture Heritage Fest. takes a deeper look at women with gumption, and gumboots

Photo submitted by Laura Rasmussen                                Cpt. Laura Rasmussen ran her own shrimp boat for the last 28 years. She is profiled in the novel Beckoned By The Sea by Sylvia Taylor.
B.C. Conservation Officer Daniel Eichstadter was assisting with traffic control Thursday afternoon advising eastbound drivers near TR 19 Creek and Kennedy Lake heading towards Port Alberni that Highway 4 would be closed for several hours. (photo - Andrew Bailey)

UPDATE: Highway 4 reopens

The road between Port Alberni and the Tofino-Ucluelet junction was closed for roughly three hours.

B.C. Conservation Officer Daniel Eichstadter was assisting with traffic control Thursday afternoon advising eastbound drivers near TR 19 Creek and Kennedy Lake heading towards Port Alberni that Highway 4 would be closed for several hours. (photo - Andrew Bailey)
The Ucluelet First Nation has announced Const. Marcel Midlane will have a more active presence in the nation’s community of Hitacu moving forward.

Ucluelet First Nation announces more consistent policing presence

“We are extremely pleased to have Constable Midlane in our community.”

The Ucluelet First Nation has announced Const. Marcel Midlane will have a more active presence in the nation’s community of Hitacu moving forward.
Mike Surrell of Lady Rose Marine Services purchased the MV Tenaka from BC Ferries last year to add to his fleet. (Alberni Valley News - Photo)

Ucluelet mayor says highway closure shows need for car ferry between Port Alberni and West Coast

“Things like yesterday happen and it plugs up the whole system.”

Mike Surrell of Lady Rose Marine Services purchased the MV Tenaka from BC Ferries last year to add to his fleet. (Alberni Valley News - Photo)
The Ucluelet Volunteer Fire Brigade helps deal with a fuel spill after roughly 3000 L of jet fuel spilled out of a fuel truck that had tipped over on Highway 4 Thursday afternoon. (Photo-Ucluelet Volunteer Fire Brigade)

UPDATE: Highway 4 reopens after roughly 24-hour closure caused by flipped fuel truck

“The road is open to single lane alternating traffic.”

The Ucluelet Volunteer Fire Brigade helps deal with a fuel spill after roughly 3000 L of jet fuel spilled out of a fuel truck that had tipped over on Highway 4 Thursday afternoon. (Photo-Ucluelet Volunteer Fire Brigade)
Ucluelet locals Myles Morrison, Ted Eeftink and Randy Oliwa participated in the Emergency Operation Centre’s drill on Wednesday. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

VIDEO: Tofino and Ucluelet participate in Island-wide emergency communications drill

“This is a great opportunity to showcase what we have and build on our general skills.”

Ucluelet locals Myles Morrison, Ted Eeftink and Randy Oliwa participated in the Emergency Operation Centre’s drill on Wednesday. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
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