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Spotty cell service creates half-hour delay in West Coast highway crash response

Spotty cell service creates half-hour delay in West Coast highway crash response

Officials in Port Alberni, Ucluelet and Tofino joining forces to lobby for Highway 4 service upgrade

Spotty cell service creates half-hour delay in West Coast highway crash response
Florencia Bay in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. (Westerly File)

Parks Canada says cannabis will be treated like tobacco in Pacific Rim National Park

“We ask park users to be courteous to those around them.”

Florencia Bay in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. (Westerly File)
A sea lice outbreak shut down a salmon farm near Tofino. (Photo - Alexandra Morton)

Sea lice outbreak shuts down Tofino salmon farm

“The company made the difficult decision to humanely euthanize the fish.”

A sea lice outbreak shut down a salmon farm near Tofino. (Photo - Alexandra Morton)
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)
‘Ukee’, a sea lion that was shot in Ucluelet, was euthanized at the Vancouver Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Rescue Centre on Thursday. (Photo - Marine Mammal Rescue Centre)

Sea lion found shot off Vancouver Island dies at Vancouver Aquarium

“He wasn’t responding to treatment, and his condition had taken a significant downturn.”

‘Ukee’, a sea lion that was shot in Ucluelet, was euthanized at the Vancouver Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Rescue Centre on Thursday. (Photo - Marine Mammal Rescue Centre)
‘Ukee’, a sea lion that was shot and blinded in Ucluelet, remained in critical condition at the Vancouver Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Rescue Centre on Monday. (Photo - Vancouver Aquarium)

DFO investigating shooting of Vancouver Island sea lion

Rescued animal remains in critical condtion at Vancouver Aquarium after Ucluelet incident

‘Ukee’, a sea lion that was shot and blinded in Ucluelet, remained in critical condition at the Vancouver Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Rescue Centre on Monday. (Photo - Vancouver Aquarium)
A coho salmon. (Photo - Flickr/Bureau of Land Management)

Ucluelet fears orca protection could shut down fisheries

“I beg you to start a process to put a stick in the wheels and slow these people down.”

A coho salmon. (Photo - Flickr/Bureau of Land Management)
James Rodgers of the Coastal Animal Rescue and Education Network helps Tawny Molland of the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre release a rehabilitated eagle off a beach in Hitacu. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

VIDEO: Rescued eagle released in Ucluelet

“I’m very confident that he’s going to make it. He’s done very well.”

James Rodgers of the Coastal Animal Rescue and Education Network helps Tawny Molland of the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre release a rehabilitated eagle off a beach in Hitacu. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
A sick adult male steller sea lion rests after being captured by rescue crews to be transported to the Vancouver Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Rescue Centre for treatment. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

UPDATED: Sea lion rescued in Ucluelet suffering from gunshot to the head

“It does look like there’s some pretty serious metal density in his skull.”

A sick adult male steller sea lion rests after being captured by rescue crews to be transported to the Vancouver Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Rescue Centre for treatment. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
Anyone wanting to watch the large waves expected to come crashing into the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve this weekend is urged to do so safely from this Kwisitis Visitor’s Centre lookout, not from the beach. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

Extreme wave advisory issued for Pacific Rim National Park

Parks Canada expects enormous waves to come crashing in around Tofino and Ucluelet this long weekend

Anyone wanting to watch the large waves expected to come crashing into the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve this weekend is urged to do so safely from this Kwisitis Visitor’s Centre lookout, not from the beach. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
West Coast residents and visitors are being urged to keep their pets on a leash after wolves attacked a dog on Chesterman Beach Saturday morning. (Cheryl Alexander - photo)

Wolves kill dog on Tofino beach

“It looks like [the dog] wandered out onto the beach and was attacked by the wolves and killed.”

West Coast residents and visitors are being urged to keep their pets on a leash after wolves attacked a dog on Chesterman Beach Saturday morning. (Cheryl Alexander - photo)
A woman in her 50’s died after being involved in a bicycle accident on Tofino’s Lone Cone Road on Aug. 5. (Image from Google Street View)

Woman dies after bicycle accident in Tofino

The woman was in her 50’s and was visiting the area from out-of-province.

A woman in her 50’s died after being involved in a bicycle accident on Tofino’s Lone Cone Road on Aug. 5. (Image from Google Street View)
Second Ahousaht man goes missing near Tofino

Second Ahousaht man goes missing near Tofino

A search is underway for a missing Ahousaht man near Bartlett Island.

Second Ahousaht man goes missing near Tofino
The late Marcel Martin and his family. (Photo - GoFundMe)

Remains found near Tofino identified as missing fisherman

“He lived who we were as Tla-o-qui-aht people.”

The late Marcel Martin and his family. (Photo - GoFundMe)
Volunteers joined search and rescue crews to search for three missing Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation fishermen whose vessel sank near Tofino on June 15. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

Human remains discovered near Tofino

The remains were discovered near the area that a vessel carrying five men sank on June 15.

Volunteers joined search and rescue crews to search for three missing Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation fishermen whose vessel sank near Tofino on June 15. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
The Ucluelet RCMP is investigating a fire that claimed the life of one woman and two dogs on Wednesday morning.

Fire kills woman, 2 dogs on Vancouver Island

“The remains of what appear to be an adult person and those of two animals were located.”

The Ucluelet RCMP is investigating a fire that claimed the life of one woman and two dogs on Wednesday morning.
America’s Drug Enforcement Administration has confirmed it is assisting with the RCMP’s investigation into the murders of Ryan Daley and Dan Archbald. (Photo - RCMP)

DEA confirms involvement in RCMP’s Ucluelet homicide investigation

“We stay in our lane, which is drug crimes. That’s where we stay.”

America’s Drug Enforcement Administration has confirmed it is assisting with the RCMP’s investigation into the murders of Ryan Daley and Dan Archbald. (Photo - RCMP)
Ryan Daley’s sister has confirmed the remains found near Ucluelet were her brother Ryan and his friend Dan Archbald. (Photo - RCMP)

UPDATED: Police confirm identities of remains found near Ucluelet, homicide suspected

“Investigators are treating this as a homicide and not a random incident.”

Ryan Daley’s sister has confirmed the remains found near Ucluelet were her brother Ryan and his friend Dan Archbald. (Photo - RCMP)
A candle-lit vigil was held at Tofino’s First Street Dock on June 21 in honour of three missing Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation fishermen whose vessel sank near Duffin Cove on June 15. (Photo - Nora O’Malley)

Vancouver Island First Nation seeks answers in search for missing fishermen

“The Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation anticipate the RCMP will complete a full investigation.”

A candle-lit vigil was held at Tofino’s First Street Dock on June 21 in honour of three missing Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation fishermen whose vessel sank near Duffin Cove on June 15. (Photo - Nora O’Malley)
A GoFundMe page was launched on Wednesday to support the families of three missing Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation fishermen. (Photo - GoFundMe)

GoFundMe page launched for families of missing Vancouver Island fishermen

Search for three men whose vessel capsized near Tofino on June 15 continues.

A GoFundMe page was launched on Wednesday to support the families of three missing Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation fishermen. (Photo - GoFundMe)