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Commuters wait at the Kennedy Hill construction zone between Tofino-Ucluelet and Port Alberni. (Westerly file photo)

End in sight soon for daytime closures on Tofino-Ucluelet highway

Mid-day closures to facilitate $53.96 million Kennedy Hill improvement project end March 11

Commuters wait at the Kennedy Hill construction zone between Tofino-Ucluelet and Port Alberni. (Westerly file photo)
A MarineLabs Data Systems sensor buoy recorded a 17.6 metre rogue wave off Ucluelet’s coast in 2020 that the company believes is the most extreme rogue wave ever recorded. (MarineLabs Data Systems)

‘Most extreme’ rogue wave ever recorded off B.C. reignites alternative energy interest

17.6-metre crest observed offshore from Ucluelet called a once in ‘1,300 years’ phenomenon

A MarineLabs Data Systems sensor buoy recorded a 17.6 metre rogue wave off Ucluelet’s coast in 2020 that the company believes is the most extreme rogue wave ever recorded. (MarineLabs Data Systems)
Rogers Communications has announced plans to bring cell service to Hwy. 4 between Tofino-Ucluelet and Port Alberni. (Westerly file photo)

Better cell service for Island’s West Coast coming, how much better unclear

Rogers announces new towers for Alberni/Tofino link, Ucluelet mayor wondering what that means

Rogers Communications has announced plans to bring cell service to Hwy. 4 between Tofino-Ucluelet and Port Alberni. (Westerly file photo)
CCGS Cape Ann responded to a vessel that ran aground near Tofino on Tuesday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)

Four injured in water taxi crash near Tofino

Ahousaht Coast Guard Auxiliary received a report that a vessel had run aground near Catface Mountain

CCGS Cape Ann responded to a vessel that ran aground near Tofino on Tuesday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
Work is underway to bring water access back to the Ucluelet First Nation community of Hitacu after a barge broke a primary water line. (District of Ucluelet photo)

More bad news for Ucluelet First Nation as it enters second week without water

Barge-damaged water line from Ucluelet to Hitacu deemed beyond repair

Work is underway to bring water access back to the Ucluelet First Nation community of Hitacu after a barge broke a primary water line. (District of Ucluelet photo)
Black Press media file photo

B.C. First Nation declares state of emergency after barge crashes into water line

Hitacu system unusable, water being trucked in from neighbouring Ucluelet

Black Press media file photo
Tofino’s tsunami sirens sounded off on Saturday morning as an advisory prompted beach closures. (Westerly file photo)

Tsunami advisory an important reminder for B.C. coastal communities to be prepared

Volcanic eruption near Tonga Islands activates emergency operations on Saturday

Tofino’s tsunami sirens sounded off on Saturday morning as an advisory prompted beach closures. (Westerly file photo)
King tides encroach on Imperial Lane homes in Ucluelet on Jan. 2.

King tides surge along Tofino and Ucluelet coastline

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve urges residents and visitors to be CoastSmart

King tides encroach on Imperial Lane homes in Ucluelet on Jan. 2.
(Westerly file photo)

Bear deaths in Tofino-Ucluelet area draw concern from throughout province

District offices in Tofino and Ucluelet working on new wildlife attractant bylaws

(Westerly file photo)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Ucluelet just finished its wettest month ever recorded

1,100 millimetres of rain poured down on West Coast community in November

(Black Press Media file photo)
Local excavator Will Smith snapped this photo of a District of Tofino worker navigating a flooded Hellesen Drive last week. On Thursday, Nov. 25 Tofino issued a rainfall and flood advisory and activated its Emergency Operations Centre while Ucluelet closed access to the Wild Pacific Trail due to wave hazards. (Will Smith photo)

Tofino mayor praises flood response, urges residents to be prepared for incoming storm

More heavy rainfall expected early Tuesday morning after pair of dumps bring West Coast flooding

Local excavator Will Smith snapped this photo of a District of Tofino worker navigating a flooded Hellesen Drive last week. On Thursday, Nov. 25 Tofino issued a rainfall and flood advisory and activated its Emergency Operations Centre while Ucluelet closed access to the Wild Pacific Trail due to wave hazards. (Will Smith photo)
The District of Tofino issued a flood advisory on Thursday morning, Nov. 25. (District of Tofino image)

Heavy rains, wind cause flooding, closures in Tofino and Ucluelet

Ucluelet has closed the Wild Pacific Trail as well as local beaches and Tofino has activated its EOC

The District of Tofino issued a flood advisory on Thursday morning, Nov. 25. (District of Tofino image)
A lightning strike destroyed this radio receiver at the summit of Porter Mountain knocking DriveBC’s Sutton Pass camera out of service in November, 2020. (Photo courtesy of B.C.’s ministry of transportation and infrastructure)

Hwy. 4 camera at Sutton Pass remains down a year after lightning strike

Ministry of transportation and infrastructure says camera damaged beyond repair

A lightning strike destroyed this radio receiver at the summit of Porter Mountain knocking DriveBC’s Sutton Pass camera out of service in November, 2020. (Photo courtesy of B.C.’s ministry of transportation and infrastructure)
Police are investigating the unexpected death of a man found deceased inside a Peninsula Road Business in Ucluelet on Oct. 26. (Black Press Media file photo)

Tragedy strikes Ucluelet as man found dead inside local business

Police are investigating after a man was found dead inside a Peninsula Road business

Police are investigating the unexpected death of a man found deceased inside a Peninsula Road Business in Ucluelet on Oct. 26. (Black Press Media file photo)
An adult male black bear was killed after breaking into a garage in Ucluelet on Monday, Oct. 25. (Westerly file photo)

Another bear killed in Ucluelet as ‘horrible year’ continues

11 bears killed in Tofino-Ucluelet region so far this year

An adult male black bear was killed after breaking into a garage in Ucluelet on Monday, Oct. 25. (Westerly file photo)
Clocks in Tofino and Ucluelet got off to a slow start last week as BC Hydro crews worked to repair a transmission line connecting the West Coast to the rest of the Vancouver Island power grid. (Andrew Bailey photo)

BC Hydro work slows clocks in Tofino and Ucluelet

West Coast clocks are back on their usual 60-second-per-minute pace after a slow start last week

Clocks in Tofino and Ucluelet got off to a slow start last week as BC Hydro crews worked to repair a transmission line connecting the West Coast to the rest of the Vancouver Island power grid. (Andrew Bailey photo)
This humpback whale known as ‘Pinky’ can now head off to Hawaii after being rescued from entanglement near Ucluelet on Friday. (Photo - Karyssa Arnett, Strawberry Isle Marine Research Society)

B.C. boaters help rescue entangled humpback near Ucluelet

‘Pinky’ freed in time to head to Hawaiian breeding grounds

This humpback whale known as ‘Pinky’ can now head off to Hawaii after being rescued from entanglement near Ucluelet on Friday. (Photo - Karyssa Arnett, Strawberry Isle Marine Research Society)
Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation master carver Joe David gifted this totem pole to the District of Tofino in 2018 to recognize the community’s presence within the First Nation’s traditional territory. (Westerly file photo)

Island First Nation collaborating with province on reconciliation efforts

Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation signs hisiikcumyin pathway agreement with provincial government

Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation master carver Joe David gifted this totem pole to the District of Tofino in 2018 to recognize the community’s presence within the First Nation’s traditional territory. (Westerly file photo)
A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Tofino General Hospital. (Westerly file photo)

COVID-19 outbreak at Tofino General Hospital

The outbreak at TGH is limited to the inpatient unit

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Tofino General Hospital. (Westerly file photo)
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Ucluelet First Nation declares COVID-19 state of emergency

Delta variant concerns shuts down non-essential travel to Hitac̓u

(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)