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President of Whistle! Dylan Green hopes his new ridesharing service will help solve some of the Coast’s transportation issues. (Kyler Vos photo)

B.C.’s first ride-hailing app to launch in Tofino, Whistler in February

The Whistle! app will be available in Tofino on Feb.1 and in Whistler Feb. 6.

President of Whistle! Dylan Green hopes his new ridesharing service will help solve some of the Coast’s transportation issues. (Kyler Vos photo)
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)

VIDEO: Pipeline protest outside Justin Trudeau’s B.C. vacation rental

Residents of Tofino 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)
Members of the Ucluelet Secondary School Surfrider Youth Club enjoyed a team building surf session at North Chesterman Beach on March 14. (Nora OMalley / Westerly News)

Meet Canada’s first Surfrider Youth Club

Ucluelet Secondary School students raise awareness about protecting the environment

Members of the Ucluelet Secondary School Surfrider Youth Club enjoyed a team building surf session at North Chesterman Beach on March 14. (Nora OMalley / 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)
VIDEO: Entangled sea lion rescued near Tofino

VIDEO: Entangled sea lion rescued near Tofino

An adult female Steller sea lion was facing a potentially painful and slow death on Cleland Island.

VIDEO: Entangled sea lion rescued near Tofino
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)