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Dr. Carrie Marshall said Tofino residents with nowhere else to go are seeking emergency shelter at the Tofino General Hospital. (Westerly file photo)

Tofino’s housing crisis causing some to seek shelter at the local hospital

Tofino’s housing crisis is pushing the town’s ‘hidden homeless’ population into the forefront.

Dr. Carrie Marshall said Tofino residents with nowhere else to go are seeking emergency shelter at the Tofino General Hospital. (Westerly file photo)
Canadian Conservation Corps participant Angela Rehhorn was one of 18 Canadian killed in the tragic Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 302 crash on March 10. (Photo - Canadian Wildlife Federation/Facebook)

Pacific Rim National Park mourns loss of ‘bright star’ killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash

Angela Rehhorn remembered for her enthusiasm, dedication and sense of adventure

Canadian Conservation Corps participant Angela Rehhorn was one of 18 Canadian killed in the tragic Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 302 crash on March 10. (Photo - Canadian Wildlife Federation/Facebook)
Motion detection wildlife cameras caught this image of a wolf at The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve’s Willowbrae-Halfmoon Bay Trail. (Photo - Pacific Rim National Park Reserve)

West Coast wolf sightings spark warning to keep pets safe

Wolf observed around Ucluelet has shown no signs of being threat to public safety

Motion detection wildlife cameras caught this image of a wolf at The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve’s Willowbrae-Halfmoon Bay Trail. (Photo - Pacific Rim National Park Reserve)
Chef Ian Riddick posed for this shot in 2016 to passionately pledge his allegiance to Surfrider Pacific Rim’s ‘Straws Suck’ initiative that saw local businesses voluntarily cease serving plastic straws to customers. Tofino is now ready to declare an official ban. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

Tofino to ban plastic bags, set minimum charge for paper and reusable bags

Town says minimum pricing aims to avoid excessive rebound to paper and reusable bags

Chef Ian Riddick posed for this shot in 2016 to passionately pledge his allegiance to Surfrider Pacific Rim’s ‘Straws Suck’ initiative that saw local businesses voluntarily cease serving plastic straws to customers. Tofino is now ready to declare an official ban. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
Human remains found at scene of fire near Tofino

Human remains found at scene of fire near Tofino

The remains were discovered as officials were investigating a structure fire in Warn Bay

Human remains found at scene of fire near Tofino
Healthy baby boy Troy Johnson Atleo Jr. made a dramatic entrance into the world on Family Day as he arrived nine weeks early and was born at an Ahousaht dock. He was doing well and gaining weight at Victoria General’s NICU on Sunday. (Photo courtesy of Kazz Thomas Atleo)

Baby doing well after Vancouver Island woman gives birth on a dock

The Ahousaht First Nation community is a roughly 30-minute boat ride from Tofino

Healthy baby boy Troy Johnson Atleo Jr. made a dramatic entrance into the world on Family Day as he arrived nine weeks early and was born at an Ahousaht dock. He was doing well and gaining weight at Victoria General’s NICU on Sunday. (Photo courtesy of Kazz Thomas Atleo)
Motion detection wildlife cameras caught this image of a wolf at The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve’s Willowbrae-Halfmoon Bay Trail. (Photo - Pacific Rim National Park Reserve)

VIDEO: Tofino wolf sighting awes AdventureSmart coordinator

Be prepared to encounter wildlife in Tofino, Ucluelet and the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.

Motion detection wildlife cameras caught this image of a wolf at The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve’s Willowbrae-Halfmoon Bay Trail. (Photo - Pacific Rim National Park Reserve)
King tides are expected at the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve between Jan. 18-24 and could result in shoreline flooding and floating logs creating dangerous conditions on the region’s beaches. (Photo - Pacific Rim National Park Reserve)

Wind, tides could combine for 7-metre Long Beach waves Saturday

Extreme wave hazard warning at the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.

King tides are expected at the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve between Jan. 18-24 and could result in shoreline flooding and floating logs creating dangerous conditions on the region’s beaches. (Photo - Pacific Rim National Park Reserve)
Pacific Rim National Park staff joined Ucluelet Volunteer Fire Brigade, B.C. Ambulance and Westcoast Inland Search and Rescue personel to evacuate a woman with a broken leg from Half Moon Bay during Thursday’s storm. (Photo - Westcoast Inland Search and Rescue)
Pacific Rim National Park staff joined Ucluelet Volunteer Fire Brigade, B.C. Ambulance and Westcoast Inland Search and Rescue personel to evacuate a woman with a broken leg from Half Moon Bay during Thursday’s storm. (Photo - Westcoast Inland Search and Rescue)
Clayoquot Action is expressing concern over the potential impacts of salmon farms after a humpback whale became trapped in a Cermaq Canada farm site near Tofino for roughly 18 hours before being freed by company employees. (Photo - Department of Fisheries and oceans Canada)

Trapped humpback whale freed from salmon farm near Tofino

“All of these problems could be solved by the farms moving onto land and getting out of the ocean.”

Clayoquot Action is expressing concern over the potential impacts of salmon farms after a humpback whale became trapped in a Cermaq Canada farm site near Tofino for roughly 18 hours before being freed by company employees. (Photo - Department of Fisheries and oceans Canada)
Malcolm, pictured here shortly after being rescued near Tofino, has died at the north Island Wildlife Recovery Centre after being ensnared by a rope. (Photo - Jennifer Steven)

Bear cub, rescued near Tofino, dies in strangulation accident

The animal got his head and neck tightly ensnared in a small rope handle.

Malcolm, pictured here shortly after being rescued near Tofino, has died at the north Island Wildlife Recovery Centre after being ensnared by a rope. (Photo - Jennifer Steven)
FlightNetwork has ranked Long Beach at 31 on its list of the world’s top 50 beaches. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

VIDEO: Vancouver Island’s Long Beach named one of world’s best

“It feels like I’m walking in a painting.”

FlightNetwork has ranked Long Beach at 31 on its list of the world’s top 50 beaches. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
In a Wednesday afternoon tweet, artist Roy Henry Vickers claimed the district of Tofino had used his design for its municipal flag without his permission. (Twitter)

Municipal flag ranking project sparks controversy in Tofino

Artist Roy Henry Vickers claims he never gave district permission to use the image.

In a Wednesday afternoon tweet, artist Roy Henry Vickers claimed the district of Tofino had used his design for its municipal flag without his permission. (Twitter)
Tree clearing work as part of the construction of a $51 million, 25-kilometre, trail through the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is currently paused, but is expected to start up again in early spring. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

Paved Pacific Rim National Park trail costs balloon to $51 million

Feds kick in an additional $17 million to complete trail running between Tofino and Ucluelet

Tree clearing work as part of the construction of a $51 million, 25-kilometre, trail through the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is currently paused, but is expected to start up again in early spring. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
This dead killer whale was discovered on Nootka Island on Wednesday. (Photo - Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation)

Dead killer whale discovered on Nootka Island

“This is very concerning to our people.”

This dead killer whale was discovered on Nootka Island on Wednesday. (Photo - Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation)
Ucluelet police are seized firearms, approximately 1.5 ounces of cocaine and $40,000 from an Orca Crescent residence on Nov. 2.

Firearms and cocaine seized from Vancouver Island residence

The file remains under investigation and charges are pending.

Ucluelet police are seized firearms, approximately 1.5 ounces of cocaine and $40,000 from an Orca Crescent residence on Nov. 2.
Ucluelet’s 52 Steps Dock. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

Bystanders save woman who fell off B.C. dock

Police encourage lifejackets, warn alcohol and water don’t mix

Ucluelet’s 52 Steps Dock. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
The Ahousaht First Nation released this photograph through Twitter Monday afternoon after declaring a state of emergency due to soil contaminants affecting the community’s water supply. (Image from @AhousahtAdmin Twitter Account)

UPDATED: State of Emergency over for Ahousaht First Nation

“We need to be there in their time of need.”

The Ahousaht First Nation released this photograph through Twitter Monday afternoon after declaring a state of emergency due to soil contaminants affecting the community’s water supply. (Image from @AhousahtAdmin Twitter Account)
(Black Press File Photo)

Tofino, Ucluelet, Swiftsure facing likely fishing closures in 2019

“They’ll be some pretty fast and furious decision making over the next five months or so.”

(Black Press File Photo)
Ucluelet’s Whiskey Dock. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

Woman found dead in Ucluelet harbour

A 50 year-old woman was found dead in the waters around Ucluelet’s Whiskey Dock on Oct. 19.

Ucluelet’s Whiskey Dock. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)