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Writing utensils added to single-use plastic fight ANDREW BAILEY email@example.com
Straws and plastic bags have some new company in the crosshairs of local ocean lovers as pens, highlighters, markers and all their caps are now also being targeted by the Surfrider Foundation’s Pacific Rim Chapter. Vancouver-based recycling company Terracycle has launched a new program aimed at recycling plastic writing utensils that are often simply discarded when they run out of ink. Surfrider has brought the initiative to the West Coast thanks to partnerships with Tofino’s Ultramarine Art Supply and Ucluelet’s Blackberry Cove Marketplace, which will serve as dropoff locations for locals to bring their writing utensils to. Surfrider’s local chapter manager Lilly Woodbury said that, while writing utensils are not as pervasive as other more commonly found beach-debris items like coffee cups or takeout containers, they are a single-use plastic worth tackling. “Many of these utensils, mostly markers and highlighters, cannot be refilled. Once their content has been used up, they are fated for landfill or waterways,” she said. “This is yet another step on the path to divert more waste from landfill, and to eliminate the need to extract raw resources for plastic production.” Continued on A8
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TSUNAMI SCARE: Ucluelet Mayor Dianne St. Jacques reviews Tsunami Warning reports alongside the district’s emergency and environmental services manager Karla Robison and local police chief Sgt. Steve Mancini inside Ucluelet Secondary School’s gym early Tuesday morning. West Coast locals were evacuated from their homes around 3 a.m. following a 7.9 earthquake in Alaska that prompted a Tsunami Warning in Tofino and Ucluelet. Read about it on page 3.
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Some locals say it’s been almost a decade since they’ve witnessed waves of such grandeur. For the majority, Thursday’s “black swell” that closed public access to Ucluelet and Tofino beaches and had surf forecast sites projecting over 30-feet waves, was a first time in a lifetime. Jim and Jill Wilkin, visitors from Sherwood Park, Alberta, said in the 20 years they’ve been coming to the Coast, they’ve
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never seen a storm like that. “I don’ think you can describe it adequately,” Jim told the Westerly News from the safe viewing area established at Amphitrite Point. “Even in pictures you show the kids and that, unless you’re witnessing it live, it’s like no other,” said Jill. “Unless you come out and experience it, the sounds, even lying in bed when it first started, the sounds are something we’ve never experienced. The force of nature is beyond your comprehension unless you actually come here and see it,” she said. Continued on A9
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Wind warnings coming in from Environment Canada last week were music to the ears of local windsurfers. After hearing that an “intense Pacific frontal system” would bring Southeast winds of up to 90 km/h to the West Coast on Jan 17, Ucluelet locals Jesse Jared Cohen and David Gerbrandt were amped to get on the water. “I’ve been cringing at work all day,” Gerbrandt told the Westerly News from the water at Ucluelet’s 52 Steps Dock. “It’s really fun. It’s the most addictive thing. Once you do it, you’re hooked. It’s just too much fun. It’s like surfing and motocross combined. That’s the best way I could describe it.” Gerbrandt, 38, said he started windsurfing around Nitinat Lake while living in Bamfield and continued the sport when he moved to Ucluelet with his family two years ago. “We love it,” he said of Ucluelet. “It’s a playground.” Cohen, who has been windsurfing for roughly six years and earned a fourth place finish in Oregon’s 2017 Pistol River Wave Bash amateur division, said he’d first heard of the incoming winds about four days prior and his excitement increased as weather reports remained consistent
during the week, serving as an invitation to a thrilling Wednesday evening experience. He said Wednesday’s readings recorded winds around 45-59 knots, but the sheltered harbour around 52 Steps offered a more rideable 15-20 knots. “You get pretty stoked. Anything over 15 knots of wind, that’s where we really come alive. The sail power is just bang on,” he said. “With the experience I have, it’s no longer scary. It’s actually fun…The biggest joy about doing this on stormy days is the fact that we’re able to have fun outdoors when it’s so miserable out.” Windsurfing has not caught on in popularity around the West Coast and is more common around Parksville and Victoria, according to Cohen who estimated he hit local waters about 50 times in 2017. “There’s safer spots to windsurf on the stormy south-east low pressure systems, but on the West Coast there’s only a couple of us that are really chasing it,” he said. “The wind’s just way more gusty and unpredictable on this side.” He added though that Ucluelet’s harbour provides a sheltered space to learn and anyone looking to get into the sport should expect to spend about a week getting a feel for it. “The Ucluelet harbour offers really sheltered waters and there’s a lot of light-wind days,” he said. “This is an easy spot for learning.”
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Ucluelet Mayor Dianne St. Jacques, right, updates evacuated community members at USS during a Tsunami Warning around 3 a.m. Tuesday.
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West Coast locals and guests wake to 3 a.m. evacuation order ANDREW BAILEY firstname.lastname@example.org
Tofino and Ucluelet residents breathed a collective sigh of relief around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday morning as the Tsunami Warning that had evacuated them from their homes and into their community’s emergency muster stations was cancelled. “The warning has been downscaled to an advisory. So, that’s good news” Ucluelet’s Manager of Environmental and Emergency Services Karla Robison said into her megaphone at the Ucluelet Secondary School around 4:30 a.m. “We’re safe to go home.” The school’s gym was packed as hundreds of community members had gathered after receiving alerts to evacuate after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit off Alaska around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. Local police and members of the Ucluelet Volunteer Fire Brigade were knocking on residents homes around 3 a.m. advising them to head to the gym. After relaying the good news that the warning had been cancelled, Robison explained an advisory means to stay away from docks, shorelines and harbours. “A warning means you need to evacuate, an advisory means you don’t go surfing, you don’t go hang out on the docks, you don’t go boating, you don’t go fishing,” she said. “An advisory is just to stay away from the ocean because there could be some stronger currents and there could be some smaller-type
surges, but no large waves.” An automated message from Tofino’s One Call emergency notification system went out at 4:42 a.m. advising Tofitians the Tsunami Warning had been cancelled. Ucluelet local Pieter Timmermans said he and his wife Barbara Schramm were in bed when they heard the tsunami siren. “We thought, ‘Okay, something’s going on,’” he said. “We were waiting for a text to come through on the cell phone, but nothing came through so I called the local RCMP and they said, ‘There’s a tsunami alert’ and we boogied out.” Schramm added that she was surprised a tsunami advisory wasn’t immediately posted on the district of Ucluelet’s website. “Still in my bed, I looked for that and there was no notice,” she said. Timmermans said he was in the school’s gym by the time he received an alert on his cell-phone and added he was impressed with how many people heeded the warning and made their way to the gym. “It was really interesting to see everybody get up and at ‘em and obey the warnings,” he said. “It was a good learning exercise. Even though the texts didn’t go out in time, I’m sure next time this will help iron out some of the wrinkles.” “It was a really good drill,” said Ukee local Julie Chernis. “Neighbours came to the door and pounded on our
door and then, 10 minutes later, the fire department came…It was neighbour-to-neighbour. They were banging on the door. They knew we were there and they didn’t let up until we got up and said ‘Hey, we’re on the go.’” Julie’s husband Ed Chernis suggested he’d like to see a quicker alert from the district office next time. “What gets me is that, if the earthquake was at 1:30 a.m., why did the emergency notification from the district get to me at 3:49 a.m.?” he asked. “I had to rely on a neighbour to come pounding on our door to let us know.” Ucluelet Mayor Dianne St. Jacques told the Westerly News inside the gym that the community responded well to the event and that she and her team will discuss the evacuation event and ways to improve in the future. “It was a very good dress rehearsal. As always, there are things to learn when these things happen so we’ll definitely have a debrief with our gang here, but everybody was very professional and very calm and did what needed to be done. I think we’re on a good path with emergency preparedness,” she said. “The community did awesome…The firemen did a great job getting to all the low lying areas, evacuating everyone and getting them up here to this reception area. People were very patient and very calm. So I’m very impressed and, luckily, it turned out to be downgraded to just an advisory so we’re very grateful for that.”
‘Jeff’ tops list for bus company JOCELYN DOLL Campbell River Mirror
Last week, the team at Tofino Bus All Island Express asked their Facebook followers for new name recommendations. At first, the ideas were pretty tame such as “VI Express” and “West Island Express”, some even suggested just using “All Island Express.” But then at midnight on Jan. 18,
David Taylor suggested “Jeff ” as the new name. Since then more than 1,000 people have commented supporting Taylor’s suggestion and making arguments in favour of choosing the name Jeff. “Jeff is a fairly simple name and easy to work around and some of the best people I can think of are also named Jeff ” wrote one commenter. The Tofino Bus All Island Express now provides transportation ser-
vices to most parts of Vancouver Island as well as a direct connection to Vancouver. The North Island Express goes to Port Hardy, Campbell River, Courtenay, Nanaimo, Victoria and Vancouver. The Tofino Express goes to Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo, Parksville, Port Alberni, Ucluelet and Tofino. And, the Vancouver Ferry Shuttle goes from the Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal to the Vancouver Bus Depot.
TIDES & WEATHER
THURSDAY JAN. 25, 2018 TIDE
00:27 07:11 13:55 19:59
1.4 3.2 1.3 2.5
4.6 10.5 4.3 8.2
8°/5° Rain; breezy in the morning
FRIDAY JAN. 26, 2018 TIDE
01:32 08:12 15:09 21:26
1.5 3.3 1 2.6
4.9 10.8 3.3 8.5
7°/5° A couple of showers
SATURDAY JAN. 27, 2018 TIDE
02:44 09:14 16:15 22:40
1.6 3.5 0.8 2.7
5.2 11.5 2.6 8.9
9°/5° Cloudy with rain tapering off
SUNDAY JAN. 28, 2018 TIDE
03:54 10:14 17:12 23:40
1.6 3.6 0.5 2.9
5.2 11.8 1.6 9.5
8°/6° Cloudy with showers
MONDAY JAN. 29, 2018 TIDE
04:58 11:11 18:04
1.5 3.8 0.3
4.9 12.5 1.0
8°/-1° Cloudy with showers
TUESDAY JAN. 30, 2018 TIDE
00:32 05:55 12:04 18:52
3.1 1.4 3.9 0.1
10.2 4.6 12.8 0.3
8°/-1° Periods of rain
WEDNESDAY JAN. 31, 2018 TIDE
01:19 06:48 12:55 19:37
3.2 1.3 3.9 0.1
10.5 4.3 12.8 0.3
6°/3° Afternoon rain
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Hear the calls and wake up to preparedness “We are fine here. False alarm,” read a text from my mother around 11 a.m. on Jan. 13. Its intent was clearly meant to reassure, but no one informed me I was supposed to be panicking and being told everything was fine somehow seemed very ominous. As it turned out, someone had pushed a horrifically wrong button in Hawaii while my parents were sleeping that suggested a ballistic missile was headed their way. There was no missile, but there was more than a few minutes of terror. On Tuesday morning, I woke up to what I thought was my my cellphone’s alarm blaring. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary at all and I set about doing all the things I do before stepping into the world each day. It wasn’t until Const. Jarett Duncan began banging on my door at 3 a.m. that I realized my alarm was still hours from going off and the ‘alarm’ I’d heard had actually been concerned phone calls from people
who’d been told a tsunami was headed my the kits we’ve been urged to. What are the rest of us waiting for? One way. There was no tsunami, but there was day, the alarm won’t be false. Being prepared more than a few minutes of terror. could save our loved ones from heartbreak We did well during this week’s scare. Our first responders reached us and, based or stop us from being a burden on our first on the attendance inside our responders when that real dihigh school’s gym, most of us saster finally strikes. followed the evacuation order This Coast is awesome. Endiligently. joying it irresponsibly is not. That solid showing is worth Know the risks. Make a plan. pats on the back, but how Get a kit. many of us had an emergency Prior to Tuesday morning’s kit in tow? terror, the world’s eyes were already on us. I didn’t. Water giants hammered on We have fantastic resources Andrew Bailey on this Coast. Ucluelet’s Karla our beautifully rocky coastlines Robison and Tofino’s Keith and sandy shores last week, Orchiston are emergency preparedness pro- earning oohs and aahs from an orchestra fessors eager to share impressive wealths of of onlookers. The most powerful storm knowledge and both district’s websites have in a decade, some say longer, showed up what we need to know what to do. and showed off the awe-striking power of Some of us have paid attention and packed our ocean.
Storms are awesome. Enjoying them irresponsibly is not. The federal government doled out about $800,000 to our region back in 2013 to build us a program that would increase the safety of our shores by making us and our visitors smarter explorers. Bear in mind, that wasn’t the free-spending, read: money-burning, Trudeau government. It was the penny-pinching, read: sensible, Harper regime. Those dollars were infused with our committed local knowledge and CoastSmart was born. It’s a dynamic resource and some of us have paid attention to the goldmine that it is, but there were enough photos floating around social media last week to suggest we’re not all onboard with staying safe near the waves. Let’s get into the ‘Know before you go near the water’ mantra and encourage our visitors to join us.
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THANKS FROM BAND CLASS I have the privilege of teaching Band at USS. Running a band program is made easier and more fun by help from the community. The communities on the West Coast are outstanding in this regard. On behalf of myself and my students, I would like to thank the following people and businesses for their help over the past year: Thanks to Jamie’s Rainforest Inn for hosting our performances and feeding us delicious food! Thanks to all the parent volunteers for chaperoning trips, and organizing fundraisers. Thanks also to all those of you who bought poinsettias and coffee, or attended paint night. Thanks to the Foggy Bean for donating coffee. Thanks to Courtney and Sarah for working their Glee rehearsals around our Band practices, and thanks to all my colleagues, especially Beth Harling, for their flexibility around trips and performances. Finally, thanks to Geoff Johnson and Dave Brown for lending us gear. As the year progresses, we’re looking forward to more concerts and our trip to Vancouver in May. Dave McPherson Ucluelet
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Amenities” increase costs for purchasers through higher sell prices and higher strata fees. The simpler the better unless Tofino council really doesn’t want affordable housing? Sharryn Modder The council says it wants affordable housing but doesn’t seem to be embracing it. Jeff Hillier To much humming and hawing. Need another assessment I suppose. Add it to the millions of dollars worth of them on the shelves. Marty Kukler
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FACING REALITY OF DEATH, B.C. MAN LEARNS REAL MEANING OF LIFE: Such a damn shame for Kevin and his beautiful family. Praying for miracles. Camilla Thorogood
Patricia Garland My heart is so sad for this lovely family. I had the pleasure and privilege of working with Keven when he was first in the coast. Such a kind caring gentle man. I’m also praying for a miracle.
No. The 2 worst people I know are called Jeff.
Cancer SUCKS! So sorry you did not get your trial...you are far to young to die!
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‘Ups-cheek ta-shee’ a step to reconciliation Elders name new Park Reserve path NORA O’MALLEY firstname.lastname@example.org
Elders from the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation and Ucluelet First Nation have given the new 25-kilometre multi-use trail in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve the Nuu-chah-nulth name ‘Ups-cheek ta-shee’. While the literal translation of the name ‘Ups-cheek ta-shee’ is “going in the right direction on the trail”, the phrase has many layers of meaning, depending on how it is used. Individually, it can refer to our personal journeys in life, going in the right direction. To remember we are on the trail, and going in the right direction refers to being mindful of the environment and all living things. Collectively, the Elders wrote in a news release, “the land we walk on is made from the dust of our ancestors – in our life journey, we walk it carefully, respectfully, with humility and dignity.” In context, the name chosen by the Elders represents the journey between the First Nations and the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. The multi-use use trail is considered a healing path and an opportunity for First Nations, communities and Parks Canada to work together. Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations Natural Resources Manager Saya Masso said he is really proud to have a Nuu-chah-nulth name put on the map. “Let’s do more,” he said. “It’s a tremendous step in the right direction towards reconciliation. Our Nation has a tribal park declaration where we’ve renamed parts or our territory already, like Kennedy Lake is ‘haa’uuk-min’.” Parks Canada is committed to using the Nuu-chah-nulth name for the trail in future communications.
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An artist rendering of the future multi-use ‘Ups-cheek ta-shee’ trail in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. “We are really honoured to have an Indigenous name for the trail,” said Parks Canada Public Relations and Communications Officer Kiri Westnedge. “It’s going to be on all our signage. It is the official name. It’s going to be used everywhere in all our communications about the trail. It’s pretty exciting,” she said. Acting Superintendent for the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, Dave Tovell, said in an email that the Nuu-chah-nulth name is one way to acknowledge the cultural significance of the area to the Tlao-qui-aht First Nation and Ucluelet First Nation. “The Government of Canada is committed to nation-to-nation, Inuit-Crown, and government-to-government relation-
ships with Indigenous peoples, based on a recognition of rights, respect, co-operation, and partnership. No relationship is more important to the Government and to Parks Canada than the one with Indigenous peoples,” said Tovell. Westnedge said they will talk to visitors in person to help with the pronunciation of the First Nations name. The phonetic spelling will also be included on signage and other places where the name is written. “We are also working on an audio file for the website,” she said. ‘Ups-cheek ta-shee’ is located in the traditional territories of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation and Ucluelet First Nation. It will extend approximately 25-kilometres from the southern to the northern
boundary of the Long Beach Unit of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. The multi-use paved trail (or ‘ta-shee’) will be open to the public in 2020. Additional Indigenous names in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve include the Kwisitis Visitor Centre, the Nuu-chahnulth Trail, and the S-ih-ch-k-oo—oo-tl auditorium, named in honour of Barbara Touchie, who over the course of her life was dedicated to revitalizing the Nuuchah-nulth language. Anyone interested in learning more about the Nuu-chah-nulth language is encouraged to visit: www.firstvoices. com/en/Nuu-chah-nulth or the Nuuchah-nulth Tribal Council website: www.nuuchahnulth.org.
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Love is in the salty sea air this weekend as the Tofino Wedding Fair sets-up for its third annual showing. Presented by Tourism Tofino, residents and visitors to the Coast are invited to soak up the romance on Saturday, January 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Shore Pier waterfront building (368 Main Street). “The event is open to the public. Locals should drop-in to see our local business community putting their best foot forward,” said Tourism Tofino’s marketing coordinator Caitlin Hedley.
Tofino continues to flourish as a Canadian destination wedding. According to a B.C. Vital Statistics report, Tofino hosted 321 weddings in 2017. July was its busiest month with 54 marriages followed by September with 48 couples saying ‘I do’. By comparison, Ucluelet hosted 142 weddings last year and Whistler hosted 313. Zoe Baillie, owner of West Coast Cake Co. and wedding planner at Rare Earth Weddings, wasn’t at all surprised by the stats. “We have barely even begun to book up for the summer and we are already at 65 and up weddings
for this season. We will probably do 80 to 100 from now until next November. It doesn’t shock me at all that there is that amount.” Out of all the weddings she helped plan last season, she said one of the coolest ones took place at a local airport hangar. “I think people come here because they want it to be more about the love and family and it’s always a little bit more laid back here. I think everyone kind of feels that same thing when they come through the pass you can take a deep breath. I certainly feel that when I’m away for a while and come home,” said Baillie. Like most Tofino businesses that will be on display at the
Wedding Fair, the young entrepreneur tries to infuse her product with as much of the West Coast as possible. “I pull a lot from Tofino. I try to incorporate cedar rounds and eucalyptus, salal, mussel shells… I try to pull all the elements that I can from Tofino just to showcase how beautiful we have it here,” she said. “People come here and they find comfort in the rainy Tofino West Coast feel. And I think I’ve embodied that and tried to show that in my cakes.” There are 36 local businesses from both Tofino and Ucluelet confirmed for Saturday’s Wedding Fair.
Exhibitors include local photographers, florists, caterers, wedding planners, videographers, hair and make-up, outfitters, venues, and more. Guests who pre-registered for the Fair will have the opportunity to take venue site tours of several resorts around Tofino that cater to weddings. About 60 to 100 couples are expected to attend. Baillie encourages locals to stop by the Shore and show support. “Wedding industry supports a lot of tourism here,” she said. “It’s good to see some new faces too and recognize that there are some fresh things happening and it’s not the same old stuff.”
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Massive waves tore apart several viewing decks and other amenities along Ucluelet’s Wild Pacific Trail last week and locals are encouraged to help the popular facility’s rebuilding efforts.
Thrashing waves smash up Wild Pacific Trail Donations needed as Society looks to rebuild destroyed viewing decks and bridges ANDREW BAILEY email@example.com
The largest waves to hit the West Coast in recent memory hammered Ucluelet’s Wild Pacific Trail last week smashing viewing decks, destroying bridges and sending benches flying. “Waves picked up benches weighing close to 1,000 pounds and flung them 50 feet,” the Wild Pacific Trail Society’s President Barbara Schramm told the Westerly News on Monday. “These waves shifted decks that are the size of a small house.” She said various sections of the trail
are now inaccessible and that the heaviest damage was done to the northern area around the trail’s Artists Loops section. “It was repeatedly struck over many hours. It wasn’t just one wave. It was a continuous process,” she said. “We really do need the public to pay attention to the closed sections. They think, ‘Oh well, it’s no big deal, but they’ll encounter having to wade through a creek.” She added the trail’s Lighthouse Loop section, which features the popular Amphitrite Lighthouse, was also affected. “To the north of the lighthouse, there’s huge bites out of the trail,” she said.
“These waves shifted decks that are the size of a small house.” – Barbara Schramm
“There’s some viewpoints that will be closed for the foreseeable future because you won’t even know they were there.” Schramm said the society is currently assessing the damage and putting a strategy together for repairs. “There’s also sections inaccessible by equipment, which makes it a lot harder,”
she said. “We’re looking at hand-work. These places are inaccessible. You can’t bring an excavator in and pick up a deck.” She added the damaged viewing decks were shifted by the waves, but did not blow apart thanks to the work of Wild Pacific Trail creator Oyster Jim Martin. “What’s amazing is that he constructed these so strong that they didn’t fly apart. They just got shifted off their foundations,” she said. “Imagine something strong enough to shift these massive decks, but they were so over-engineered that they stayed in one piece.” Continued on A11
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Susan Lee of Ucluelet’s Blackberry Cove Marketplace is thrilled to be a drop off point for a new recycling program that has locals handing in their used-up plastic writing utensils rather than simply throwing them in the trash.
New recycling program From A1 “Imagine in one year in Canada how many tons of plastic will be recycled from writing utensils alone.” Andre McGillivray, the co-owner of Ultramarine Art Supply said signing up to help propel the effort locally was a “no brainer.” “We deeply care about living life with as small a footprint as we can possibly execute and anything we can do to improve that is a great idea,” he said adding he and many other locals have likely thrown old pens away without thinking of the impact. “It’s a one-time plastic thing. We forget how much that adds up…If we can avoid that moving forward, then that would be incredible.” He added it’s important for local businesses to get onboard and support Surfrider’s ongoing environmental efforts. “Surfrider has cleaned up the beach hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of times and will continue to do so,” he said. “Even after this major storm here, we’re all seeing the result of our neglect with the microplastics that have washed up…We’ll be cleaning these things up forever and Surfrider propels us and reminds us to be diligent, disciplined and continue.” When Blackberry Cove’s owner Susan Lee heard about Ultramarine’s efforts in Tofino, she immediately reached out to Surfrider and offered her marketplace as a venue for Uclueletians to drop off their old plastic writing utensils. “I wanted to participate because we’re doing as much as we can on our end to try to run a business with as low an environmental impact as possible and to live up to my values of environmentalism and a very big part of those is reducing the use of plastic and also making sure that plastic stays out of the stream where it eventually ends up in our oceans,” she said. “It’s just a small little step but it’s raising awareness and when you add up all the pens that would end up going into landfills or into the ocean, it’s actually a big deal.”
“Imagine, in one year in Canada, how many tonnes of plastic will be recycled from writing utensils alone.” – Lilly Woodbury She added she believes the program will be successful. “I know there’s people in Ukee, because they come into my store everyday, that have the same values and so I thought this was a simple thing that I could do,” she said. “I’m sure there’s a ton of other really good little ideas out there and maybe this will stimulate some other ideas of small easy steps that will make a difference when it’s all accumulated.” Woodbury was thrilled to see McGillivray and Lee take hold of the initiative and said it’s important for local businesses to take ownership of their surroundings and practice good stewardship. “Now more than ever, we all have a responsibility to get involved in lowering the amount of plastic used and plastic waste generated,” she said. “Businesses are included in this, and have a great opportunity to be the example in terms of eliminating single use plastics because they interact with so many people on any given day.” She added businesses can influence their customers’ behaviours, especially in the West Coast’s tourism economy. “Think of all of the businesses in the Pacific Rim that have eliminated plastic straws, people all over the world who have interacted with these businesses have been part of this operational change and have gained insight on why plastic straws are not used,” she said. “As a community with an exceptional amount of visitors, it is extremely important for the business community to lower the amount of plastic pollution, and for businesses to consider other environmental policies regarding resource use and waste.”
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Locals and tourists wowed by big waves From A1 Tofino Mayor Josie Osborne Instagrammed an unusual find she came across after walking the high tide line after the storm. “We rarely see the tombolo out to Frank Island so flat, so clean, and so devoid of detritus,” she wrote. “The storm removed a lot of sand from middle Chesterman Beach and unveiled another stump from the World War Two era when the beach was lined with tall posts to prevent enemy planes from landing.” Longtime Ucluelet local Mark Fortune said he noticed surge channels flooding right onto parts of the Wild Pacific Trail as he walked his dog early in the morning. “It’s pretty spectacular. It gives you a real appreciation of the power of the ocean,” he said. Fortune, who is the Deputy Fire Chief for the Ucluelet Volunteer Fire Brigade, said he thought the District was being proactive for closing off a lot of the trail for public safety. “A lot of people don’t realize just looking out they see one wave, you know the rocks look clear in front of us here, but five minutes ago this whole area was just awash with ocean water.” “You have to read the terrain the rocks. Never turn your back on the ocean and never put yourself in a spot of jeopardy. Once again, you’re witnessing a lot of raw power and it’s impressive when viewed from a safe distance,” he said. Parks Canada issued an Extreme Wave Hazard advisory for the Pacific Rim region for Jan. 18 to Jan. 20. In an informal
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Roy Wilmin and Silva Johansson were giddy like school kids when watching big waves smash into the rocks by Amphitrite Point on Thursday morning. conversation with a Parks Canada staffer and a member of the West Coast Inland Search and Rescue team, the Westerly was informed that no rescues were re-
ported during the storm. However, several visitors had “close calls” with the high tide and got their pant legs and socks drenched.
Folks heading out to do some storm watching are reminded to respect the ocean and be CoastSmart, by staying above the high tide and off rocks and logs.
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Brigitte Rudan and her toddler, Alexander, braved the strong winds and watched the wave show from a safe viewing area established on the Wild Pacific Trail.
Biggest waves in a decade
The West Coast was a storm watcher’s paradise last week as large ocean swells and King tides brought waves the size of houses crashing upon the shore. The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve issued an extreme wave hazard advisory and both the District of Tofino and the District of Ucluelet temporarily closed public access to local beaches. The storm caused much damage to the Wild Pacific Trail and forever rearranged the Pacific Rim’s coastal landscape. Find more storm coverage, including photos and video, on our website www.WesterlyNews.ca or our Facebook page www.Facebook.com/WesterlyNews.
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Loubier worked with a chocolatier and noticed people’s reaction to chocolate. “Full-bodied chocolate – there’s a neurological love. The texture, flavour and feeling of eating truffles are so perfect. They’re so small, but have so much happiness in one bite.” Loubier saw the simplicity in the product, and realized that he wanted to dedicate his business to making handmade, high quality, fresh truffles.
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Following an entrepreneurial course in Vancouver, Loubier started Ivan’s Truffles, specializing in natural, GMO-free, handmade, ethical truffles. He uses a rich flavoured ganache which is hand-piped, individually enrobed in tempered dark chocolate, and dusted with premium cocoa power. Additionally, he uses only Valrhona chocolate, organic cream, local honey, organic teas, edible organic flowers and organic fruit. While he uses regular flavours such as lavender, Loubier also experiments with other local delicacies such as Cumberland Brewing Company beer and, in the summer, orange and basil, and grapefruit and rosemary. When it comes to weddings, Loubier works with a client both in terms of flavours and portion size. On average, he makes around three batches a week (around 300 pieces) in order to maintain the integrity of the product. For wedding options, the truffles can be used as part of the dessert or as favours for the guests. Generally, Loubier suggests one jar per person, but there are many options in which he can work with the client. Through his website, ivanstruffles.com, Loubier creates his delicacies not only for those in the Comox Valley (he is a frequent vendor at the Comox Farmers’ Market) but can ship across the country. He is hoping to expand to find vendors in Victoria, Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto. Call 778-922-4826 or email Ivanstruffles.CV@gmail.com. W I N T E R 2 01 8 | H I T C H E D M A G A Z I N E
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More youth needed to get rugby started Tofino hopes to offer “great” sport ANDREW BAILEY firstname.lastname@example.org
Tofino is hoping to introduce the sport of rugby to its recreational landscape for the first time but needs more kids to get rucking. Recreation Programmer Kaela Tompkins told the Westerly News that the goal is to have around 10-15 youth between the ages of nine and 12 sign up to launch a season and she’s currently got seven onboard. “When you say, ‘rugby,’ to kids, they haven’t played, so they don’t know to be excited about it,” she said. “It’s a fun sport and you never know what kids are going to like. We might ignite a passion that kids didn’t even know was out there.” She said she and her recreation team are currently thinking of ways to boost the sport’s notoriety locally and lure enough youth onto the field to play. “We want to start rugby because rugby is a great sport,” she said adding rugby’s popularity is growing across Canada. “We’d love to bring some of that stoke here. There seems to be a large adult population who’s interested in rugby. I’ve had people coming out of the woodwork to coach…We just don’t have enough kids yet.” Anyone interested in getting involved can contact Tompkins at 250-725-3229 ext. 704 and parents of interested youth should reach out quickly because Tompkins is wary of pushing the potential rugby
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Tofino’s Kaela Tompkins is hoping to get a rugby league going to get local youth into the sport that’s popular among Canadian Universities like UVic whose Paige Farries set a one-day record by scoring nine tries in Day One of the University of Alberta Rugby 7s Tournament on Saturday. season deep into spring when field time would be fought over with youth baseball. “We want to expose our children to as many sports as possible and rugby is an option out there that, when they go to colleges or universities, they might want
to play,” she said. “And, if we can, why not?” She added anyone wanting to bring a different sport into the recreational fold should contact the Tofino Recreation Department.
“We’re always brainstorming about new programs we could bring forward,” she said “If there’s someone in the community who’s interested in any sport, the door is always open to offer it.”
Trail Society needs support after storm From A7 The repair costs are currently unknown, though Schramm noted, “It cost tens of thousands to put it in, so that’s what we need to put it back.” “We don’t have the money it’s going to take to replace these bridges and decks. It took 20 years to build what’s out there with a slow trickle of donations,” she said. “We’re reliant on donations. This is not a taxpayer’s burden.” Donations can be made through the trail’s website or Facebook page. “Small amounts from a lot of people would go a long way,” Schramm said adding the trail is an important local feature to support. “There’s nothing like it in the world and it’s worth rebuilding what was damaged.” While the waves roared through, many locals and visitors descended on the trail to experience the ocean’s power and Schramm was happy to see Ucluelet’s district office working diligently to ensure stormwatchers stayed safe. “The district showed up all hands on deck and physically prevented people from hurting themselves. They were amazing,” she said. “Everyone did their jobs really, really, well.” She said tourists continue flocking to the trail, particularly around the lighthouse,
The Wild Pacific Trail Society is encouraging locals to donate to the trail’s rebuilding efforts after last week’s massive storm. and she urges locals to spread the word about being CoastSmart. “We’ve now become famous as storm-central,” she said. “We’re being flooded with people wanting to see these waves and my personal fear is that they will put themselves in harm’s way. They’ll go out beyond the trails and get themselves killed.”
Anyone heading out to the trail must stay away from rocks and closed areas. “A wave weighs a tonne per cubic metre,” Schramm said. “People think they’re just going to get a little wet. Would they stand in front of a semi-truck barrelling at them at 60 miles per hour? Of course not. But, that’s what a wave is. They don’t get that sense of fear
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that they should…A wave that can shatter a house shouldn’t be played with.” Schramm has lived in Ucluelet for about 30 years and said she’d never seen anything like Thursday and Friday’s storms. “I think this is an extraordinary event, but, with climate change, we can’t rule out that this becomes more frequent,” she said.
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Bulldogs beat Cowichan Darren Rizzolo nets game winner in 7-6 final SUSIE QUINN Alberni Valley News
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– Matt Hughes send it into overtime. Darren Rizzolo scored the winning goal at 4:24 of the second overtime, assisted by Selleck and Cole Poliziani. John Hawthorne got the win in goal for the Bulldogs. “It was an up and down game,” head coach Matt Hughes said. “We were proud of how our guys stuck with it and came back from multiple deficits in the hockey game.” “Getting the extra point was good for our guys.” The teams are now 1–1 in a three-game, homeand-home stand. The Capitals beat the Bulldogs 6–2 at the Island Savings Centre on Jan. 17. Luc Salem and Julian Benner scored for the Bulldogs in Wednesday’s contest.
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Action was intense at the Dawg Pound on Jan. 19 as the Alberni Valley Bulldogs beat the Cowichan Capitals 7–6 in double overtime in their second of three home-and-home B.C. Hockey League games. Paul Selleck opened scoring for the Bulldogs just 51 seconds into the game—his 13th goal of the season—setting the tone for the night. The first period ended with Cowichan in the lead 2–1 on goals by Brendan Cherwalk and Troy MacTavish. The second period saw both teams score seven goals in total, with the Bulldogs scoring four on goals by Christian Simeone with two, Tyler Vanuden and Keaton Mastrodonato to draw even 5–5 with Cowichan. The Caps broke the tie at 13:10 of the third period on a goal by Tyler Pochipinski. Mastrodonato scored his second of the game for the Bulldogs at 15:46 to deadlock the game 6–6 and
“We were proud of how our guys stuck with it and came back from multiple deficits in the hockey game.”
LIBRA Make an effort to lift the spirits of a loved one this week. Responsibilities may be weighing on them, and you can lighten their mood just by being there for them. SCORPIO Sometimes you may feel as if you are the only person getting things done. Just keep up your hard work and the rewards will come. Others are taking notice. SAGITTARIUS If your patience is wearing thin, try to embrace distractions that can help you pass the time. This can make things less stressful. CAPRICORN You have been doing well financially, but you still hope to do better. Speak with a planner or a knowledgeable relative on how to make your money work harder. AQUARIUS Engage in activities that make you feel good and boost your selfconfidence this week, Aquarius. This may be as simple as hitting the gym for a workout. PISCES Phone a friend and set up a time to get together, Pisces. Reconnecting and sharing a laugh or two will be a boon to both of you and raise your spirits.
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FAMILY LITERACY DAY, Saturday, Jan. 27. 1-4pm. UCC. Bring the family for a book exchange! TOFINO WEDDING FAIR, Saturday, Jan. 27. 11am-4pm. The Shore Pier Building.Local businesses under one roof showcasing their service and what a wedding in Tofino can offer. Free event, open to the public! WEST COAT WINTER MUSIC, Cheng2Duo, Saturday, Jan. 27, 7:30pm, Clayoquot Theatre., “Russian Soul” with Bryan Cheng, violin & Silvie Cheng, piano. Tickets $25 at Mermaid Tales & at door. COMEDY IN THE HATCH, Saturday, Jan. 27. 8-9:30pm at Tofino Resort + Marina. Canadian comedians Matt Billon & Peter Hudson will leave you wanting more! Entry only $5, don’t miss out! MOVIE NIGHT, Monday, Jan. 29, “Loving Vincent”, PG. same time / place/ cost. Each of the 65,000 frames in this remarkable animated film is an oil painting on canvas, created by a team of 100 painters using Van Gogh’s technique. CLAYOQUOT CAFE: SPOTLIGHT ON FISH FARMS, Wednesday, Jan. 31. Doors at 7pm, event starts at 7:30pm sharp. Darwin’s Cafe. Please come early for tea & chummus— Suggested donation $5 (includes coffee, tea and yummy cookies). UCLUELET CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AGM, Wednesday, Jan. 31. 7-9pm @ Black Rock Ballroom. RSVP by January 25th to chamberoffice@ uclueletinfo.com. Food and beverages provided.
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WCRS DOC NIGHT Thursday, Jan. 25 7-9 p.m. at the Ucluelet Community Centre Told from a first person perspective, “Fight Like A Girl” is about women overcoming their demons through boxing, while telling a larger story about abuse, trauma, mental illness and healing. Throughout the film, how she and the other women she trains with arrive at boxing is revealed. The real emotional history, and traumas bubble up fleshing out a compelling story about women overcoming adversity in what many consider a violent sport. Free film event! Bring a friend!
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