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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)
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’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 B.C. 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)
‘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)
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)

Sea lion suffering from gunshot to the head rescued off B.C. coast

“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)
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)
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)
Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations members waited at Tofino’s First Street Dock for news on three missing fishermen over the weekend. The men remained unaccounted for, but their vessel was located Tuesday afternoon. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

Police find capsized boat near Tofino, 3 men still missing

Five men were aboard the boat when it sank off Vancouver Island early Monday morning

Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations members waited at Tofino’s First Street Dock for news on three missing fishermen over the weekend. The men remained unaccounted for, but their vessel was located Tuesday afternoon. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
The Ucluelet RCMP detachment. (Photo - Westerly News)

UPDATED: Remains of two people found on Vancouver Island

Officials have not said whether or not the remains belong to two missing men, last seen in Ucluelet in mid-May

The Ucluelet RCMP detachment. (Photo - Westerly News)
The search for three capsized mariners near Tofino entered its second day on Saturday and First Street Dock was packed with Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation members supporting each other as they await updates. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

VIDEO: Volunteers continue search for capsized mariners near Tofino

“The mood on the dock is hopeful.”

The search for three capsized mariners near Tofino entered its second day on Saturday and First Street Dock was packed with Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation members supporting each other as they await updates. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
Local boaters joined a search effort Friday for three missing mariners whose vessel capsized near Tofino around 3 a.m. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

Search for mariners who capsized near Tofino now missing persons case

“Our thoughts are with the loved ones of the missing.”

Local boaters joined a search effort Friday for three missing mariners whose vessel capsized near Tofino around 3 a.m. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
Megan Flood feeds a blueberry to Fish the tortoise on Tuesday afternoon. Fish returned to his home at the Canadian Princess Lodge on Monday after being missing since Sept. 2, 2017. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

VIDEO: Pet tortoise returns to B.C. home after nine months on the lam

“We thought he was eaten by eagles so we were expecting to find his shell somewhere.”

Megan Flood feeds a blueberry to Fish the tortoise on Tuesday afternoon. Fish returned to his home at the Canadian Princess Lodge on Monday after being missing since Sept. 2, 2017. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
Ryan Daley and Dan Archbald were last seen leaving Ucluelet’s inner boat basin on foot on May 16. (Photo - RCMP)

UPDATE: Major Crime Unit takes over investigation into missing B.C. men last seen in Ucluelet

The disappearance of Daniel Archbald and Ryan Daley has been deemed suspicious.

Ryan Daley and Dan Archbald were last seen leaving Ucluelet’s inner boat basin on foot on May 16. (Photo - RCMP)
This baby bear was rescued by local wildlife watching guides Jennifer Steven and John Forde on Saturday. (Photo - Jennifer Steven)

Baby bear rescued on Vancouver Island after mother dies

“The little cub was laying on its mother.”

This baby bear was rescued by local wildlife watching guides Jennifer Steven and John Forde on Saturday. (Photo - Jennifer Steven)
This tower located across from Lovekin Rock was torn down in 2012 after budget cuts caused the cancellation of the Pacific Rim National Park’s surf guard program. Two people have died in accidents near Lovekin this year. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

MP calls for lifeguards at popular Tofino surf spot after mother’s death

The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is defending its decision to cancel the surf guard program.

This tower located across from Lovekin Rock was torn down in 2012 after budget cuts caused the cancellation of the Pacific Rim National Park’s surf guard program. Two people have died in accidents near Lovekin this year. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
UPDATE: Woman dies in ocean accident near Tofino hours before daughter’s wedding

UPDATE: Woman dies in ocean accident near Tofino hours before daughter’s wedding

“We are so thankful to everyone who helped our mom.”

UPDATE: Woman dies in ocean accident near Tofino hours before daughter’s wedding
Enamoured with their romantic West Coast surroundings, smitten tourists Justin Warger and Robin Simcoe of Malakwa B.C. decided Ucluelet’s Amphitrite Lighthouse was the perfect backdrop for a wedding. The couple invited locals to their spontaneous big day over social media and received an outpouring of support as they tied the knot alongside their son Jase under a sunny sky on Monday. (Photo - Jen McLeod )

Surrounded by coastal serenity, tourists spontaneously tie the knot in Ucluelet

“I said, jokingly, to Justin, ‘Hey, you want to get married today?’ He said, ‘Yeah!’

Enamoured with their romantic West Coast surroundings, smitten tourists Justin Warger and Robin Simcoe of Malakwa B.C. decided Ucluelet’s Amphitrite Lighthouse was the perfect backdrop for a wedding. The couple invited locals to their spontaneous big day over social media and received an outpouring of support as they tied the knot alongside their son Jase under a sunny sky on Monday. (Photo - Jen McLeod )