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Tofitians asked to join Tribal Park Alliance NORA O’MALLEY nora.omalley@westerlynews.ca

Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation leaders asked Tofino business owners to become Tribal Park Allies by contributing an annual Ecosystem Service Fee (ESF) at a Tofino Tribal Parks Tourism Summit held at the Tin Wis Best Western on Nov. 22. Funds collected from implementing the fee will be dedicated for cultural projects, environmental restoration and conservation initiatives, and specific infrastructure projects like building a longhouse. Tla-o-qui-aht Natural resources manager Saya Masso said participating in the program and becoming Tribal Parks Allies is an opportunity to lead Canada in a step towards reconciliation. “It’s time for the First Nations community to benefit from tourism,” said Masso. Most Tofino businesses operate within the traditional territory of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations, whose boundary lines include the municipality of Tofino, Meares Island, Long Beach, and Sutton Pass. Tofino mayor Josie Osborne addressed the audience at the Tourism Summit. “We need to be brave enough to have this conversation. It’s not easy, there are a lot of details, there are a lot of questions. They are good questions and I know that we come here with good hearts and we were able to sit down together at tables and have these difficult conversations,” said Osborne. Continued on A2

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From A1 Tourism Summit host Jen Dart from the Tofino-Long Beach Chamber of Commerce said the Chamber supports the concept. “We will move forward with this in a spirit of openness,” said Dart. During the question and commentary period, a Tofino business owner asked about the other First Nations in Clayoquot, Ahousaht and Hesquiaht, receiving equitable share of the revenues. Tyson Atleo, a representative from the Ahousaht First Nation, said they are in support of the program in principle. “We are interested in having conversations and how this will work for Ahousaht. We are very interested in having those collaborative conversations,” said Atleo. Another representative from Tofino’s resort community raised concerns about double and triple dipping the tourists. “How can I ask my guests to pay the fee for their accommodation and again when they go out to eat?” they said. Masso said 2019 will be a trial year for the Tribal Parks Alliance Certification system. He stated the First Nation will commit to having an annual report, input from allies, and operate with transparency and accountability. “It may not be perfect, but we had to start somewhere. I think it can work. We need to get it off the ground,” he said.

General manager at Tofino Sea Kayaking (TSK) Liam McNeil said the kayak tour company and winner of Tofino’s 2018 Small Business of the Year award has been collecting fees for Tla-o-qui-aht Tribal Parks for at least a decade. “We collect $4 for each person we take to Big Tree Trail on Meares Island. We have also donated staff time and resources for trail building,” said McNeil. “I believe that building partnerships can benefit all parties. We have seen tangible benefits. The Big Tree Trail has been refreshed. We see the program delivering, and that gives me faith,” he said, adding that TSK takes thousands of guests to Meares Island every year. In 1984, Tla-o-qui-aht declared Meares Island a Tribal Park to protect the land from industrial logging. In 2014, all of Tla-o-qui-aht traditional territory was designated as Tribal Parks, including areas like Tofino Inlet, the Kennedy Lake watershed, the Upper Kennedy River, Clayoquot Lake, and the territory that falls within the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. “I believe we created a tool that is going to change Canada. It is next level. It is the right thing to do. The time is now, that’s for sure,” said Masso. The Westerly reached out to Tla-o-qui-aht for a copy of their five-year capital management plan for the Tribal Parks Allies program, but had not heard back by presstime. We will continue report on this matter as it develops.


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Tofino pursues $5 million gym ANDREW BAILEY andrew.bailey@westerlynews.ca

Tofino plans to build a $5 million gym and is banking on the provincial and federal governments to cover most of the cost. During a special council meeting held on Nov. 15, Tofino’s newly elected council made their first spending decision by allocating $116,524 to make the gym project ready for a potential grant from the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program and the province’s Community, Culture, and Recreation funding stream. Tofino’s Manager of Community Sustainability Aaron Rodgers said the ICIP-CCR grant could cover roughly $3.7 million of the proposed $5 million cost, leaving the district on the hook for the remaining $1.3 million. “Getting the grant is of prime importance to us,” Rodgers said during Nov. 15’s special meeting, which was scheduled before council’s first official regular meeting because the grant application must be in by Jan. 23. The $116,524 council agreed to spend in support of the application includes detailed cost and design work as well as a geotechnical survey and cost- benefit analysis, all of which would be needed to move ahead on any gym facility, regardless of whether Tofino receives the ICIP-CCR grant, according to Rodgers. “We will have a shelf-ready plan,” he said. “If another grant comes available, we will have those ready to go.” The proposed gym would be built adjacent to the Tofino Community Hall and would include a fitness room as well as reconciliation space, Rodgers said adding that additional space would be kept open to accom-

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Tofino is continuing its pursuit for a new gym. This graphic from a Community Hub Site Plan released by the district in December, 2017, shows how a potential new gym could potentially fit in next to the Tofino Community Hall.

“There’s nowhere in this town where kids and adults can go and play sport and get out of the rain.” – Duncan McMaster modate a potential future amenity, like a swimming pool or daycare facility. The current plan would eliminate Tofino’s nearby bike park, which would be paved over to create parking for the new gym facility. Rodgers said Tofino plans to wait until 2021 to build the gym, because the district will have its hands full with the construction of a $60 million sewage treatment facility until then. “It’s a $60 million project that

will probably be the biggest project that any of us will ever see in our lifetimes, and probably my children’s lifetimes, in Tofino. So, that’s a pretty big project that will take up a lot of our resources,” Rodgers said of the treatment plant. Tofino’s Chief Administrative Officer Bob MacPherson added that the district doesn’t want the companies working on the two projects to interfere with each other. “We want to avoid having two different contractors tripping over each other and coming to us with delay-claims saying, ‘Well, you’re doing this other work so we can’t do the work that we’re doing and you owe us more money because we had to re-establish a schedule,” he said. Coun. Dorothy Baert agreed that a gym is needed in Tofino, but ex-

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pressed concern over losing the bike park. Rodgers said the bike park is “nearing end-of-life” and added that the district would have until 2021 to map-out a plan to relocate the bike park. Mayor Josie Osborne said the community could be engaged to help design a future new bike park in town. Baert asked whether Tofino’s Tlao-qui-aht First Nation neighbours could provide financial support for the project and Rodgers responded that those conversations have not yet taken place. “We did not go the Tla-o-qui-aht looking for financial support at this time,” Rodgers said adding the new gym could become a valuable space for Tla-o-qui-aht members to host cultural events. “For us, it was more of a sense of, ‘How do we do this, as neighbours, for a space that becomes jointly ours.’ It’s a District of Tofino project, but it’s built in the spirit of reconciliation.” Coun. Britt Chalmers asked why a gym was prioritized over a pool. Rodgers said a 2007 feasibility study commissioned by the Tofino Recreation Commission determined the community could not afford a swimming pool, which would carry significantly higher operational costs than a gym. Coun. Duncan McMaster urged council to focus on a gym facility. “There’s nowhere in this town where kids and adults can go and play sport and get out of the rain. I think this council needs to focus on that,” he said. “I don’t want us to repeat the community hall where we tried to satisfy everybody and we ended up with a mausoleum that doesn’t suit anybody; sport or culture. I think we should focus on a recreation facility for kids to go and do sport and fitness.”

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Speaker Darryl Plecas demonstrates his character again It almost seems there’s something about putting on the three-cornered hat of Speaker of the B.C. Legislature that causes overheating of the brain underneath. B.C. Liberal MLA Linda Reid embarked on a spending spree that included renovations and security upgrades to her Richmond constituency office as well as extravagant remodelling of the legislature she found herself ruling over with near-absolute authority. Before Reid, Penticton MLA Bill Barisoff kept a tight leash on the press gallery and a veil over legislature finances, ruling with an imperial disdain not usually seen in trucking company owners. At least I’d buy a used truck from Barisoff, which is more than I can say for the current occupant of the ornate old speaker’s office, Abbotsford South MLA Darryl Plecas. We now know that Plecas hired his buddy and campaign worker as a political adviser, a job never before seen in the speaker’s office, and that buddy spent months conducting some sort of

amateur gumshoe investigation that own personal benefit, after riding their burst into the media with the unreliable party brand to get re-elected in necessary public humiliation of two Abbotsford. New Democrats despise long-serving senior administrators. their former colleague Gordon Wilson Then Plecas tried to get his buddy for similar reasons, although Plecas’s actions were much more sudden and into the suddenly vacant job of sergeant-at-arms, apparently oblivious damaging than Wilson’s wandering to the fact that a long-time deputy from party to party over the years. with military experience was ready NDP house leader Mike Farnworth to step into the sensitive job of leggrimly vowed he has confidence in Tom Fletcher islature security chief. Plecas as speaker. The NDP need Last year Plecas played a key role Plecas to retain their tenuous hold on in toppling the B.C. Liberals, by seizing the speaker’s power. That need will become critical if the Nanaimo job after repeatedly stating he would never do such an by-election early in the new year goes against the unethical, self-serving thing to the voters who elected governing party, as they sometimes do in even the him. He plotted with the NDP for weeks, as they “safest” of seats. Here are some things you should jockeyed for the key extra vote a defection from the know about Alan Mullen, Plecas’s left-hand man. B.C. Liberals would give them. It’s safe to say the B.C. Upon arrival from Ireland in 1994, he went to work Liberals don’t like Plecas. He betrayed them for his on NDP campaigns. Strictly non-partisan, of course,

as he describes his current job. He just liked the NDP platform. Then he got a manager job at Kent federal prison in Agassiz, where he met Plecas, who as the Abbotsford News reported last spring, “moonlighted as a prison judge while teaching at the University of the Fraser Valley.” As Mullen told it, he and Plecas were involved in “thousands” of adjudications, inmate discipline hearings where Mullen styled himself as prosecutor. Gee, “thousands” seems like a lot, given that Kent has a rated capacity of 378 inmates. Mullen has no legal or police credentials. Not one but two actual independent prosecutors have been hired to oversee what we are told is now an RCMP investigation into unknown allegations, which could take months or years. It may be a long time before we know if there is anything to the suspicions of a slippery professor-turned-politician and his sidekick.

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I really hope the community can come together to put this back on in future years. It was always so much fun and educational to both people that live in ucluelet/Tofino and to people that come to enjoy it from out of town. Brigitte Cody Well, sometimes, when people here the dire call and the likelihood of cancellation - BEFORE the decision being made to cancel - then it could spur folks to action. I’m disappointed. It was a financial benefit to our business. We’ll likely shut down for spring break now and go on holidays instead. Sharryn Modder There have been community call outs every year I have been a part of the board and every year the turn out was less. Hard to put on a event of this size with only 4-6 people organizing it. Big shout out to Sue Payne and Sandy Rantz for being part of the backbone of this event for many years! Rachel Forbes SO SAD. It was an amazing festival! Time for a change I guess! It was a LOT of work to organize and required MANY volunteers! Wendy East Last year, we did it with 2 board members and 5 volunteers. The partnered events made the difference for sure. Sue Payne

It’s always hard to get volunteers for such a big event when it is on for so long too. Sorry to see it go, however maybe it will be missed and resurrected. Camilla Thorogood I reached out to volunteer 3 or 4 years and only one year did anyone get back to me. Deborah-Anne Bertin The only thing the Whale festival had going for it was the posters. Jason Hayes-Holgate Once it’s gone, I doubt it will be back. Shawn Hillier Hopefully, as many people as possible took the time to complete the survey so that the Board has feedback they can use. Samantha Fyleris Thanks the the boards and volunteers that kept it (and other great events) running these past few years. I was a contractor involved in some of the events and saw the struggles they faced with limited resources. Otalith and Oyster Fest wrapped up for similar reasons, too. Im sure there are more I can’t think of off the top of my head. Geoff Johnson The survey is still open until December 2nd. They want to hear your feedback and here’s an opportunity to do that. Lyvier Rivera Meikle

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Taxes collected by Tofino’s vacation rentals will soon be helping to fund local affordable housing initiatives. Tofino’s district office has announced plans to use Municipal and Regional District Tax funding—formerly known as the additional hotel room tax—collected by accommodation providers that operate through online booking sites, like Airbnb, to support affordable housing projects currently underway at District Lot 114 and Sharp Road. “This is a welcomed opportunity to invest revenues from the tourism

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industry directly back into the infrastructure we need to support our community,� said Tofino mayor Josie Osborne. “This is a unique and very positive example of the tourism industry contributing directly to local solutions,� added the Vice-Chair of Tourism Tofino’s Board of Directors Shane Richards. Osborne told the Westerly News that using funds from vacation rentals to support local housing “has a nice circular reasoning� in Tofino. “Some cabins and suites that were formally long term rental have become short term rentals and, now, the visitors who stay in those cabins

and suites will be contributing to the cost of affordable housing that we so desperately need,� she said. She added that, while the specific amount that the 3 per cent MRDT will bring in from vacation rentals is not yet known, the funds will provide a significant boost to housing projects. “I do expect it to be more than just a drop in the bucket and this is important because it’s going to enable the Tofino Housing Corporation to bring down the cost of affordable housing in the long run,� she said. “The more money we raise from alternative sources, the less it’s going to cost to people who actually live in the housing in the end and that’s a good thing.�

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Volunteers take a moment to admire the planting and soil work that was done on Tofino’s new Food Forest on Nov. 20. The project is led by the Tofino Community Food Initiative, with contributions made by local businesses.

New community food forest gets planted

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Young worker bees and volunteers planted a new food forest at the Wickaninnish Community School in Tofino last week. The low-maintenance garden plot features a herb spiral, edible flowers, apple, fig, and plum trees, a variety of greens, and roses. Leah Austin from the Tofino Community Food Initiative said, in a few years, the garden will be so prolific that there will be lots of food for everybody. “It’s a place for the community to get involved. The entrance will be along the sidewalk so we’re encouraging the community to take it on as their garden as well. Hopefully people will go in there and enjoy the harvest of the garden, but also to weed it and water it,” she said.

“It’s a place for the community to get involved.” – Leah Austin

Business partners Louise Rodgers and Georgina Valk from Tofino Urban Farm Co., an organic waste recycling service, donated 40 buckets worth of compost to the sustainable food source project. “I think this is a perfect example of where we want to be. This could be happening anywhere and everywhere. You don’t need that much space to make it work. Every open gap there should be a food forest or a patch of veggies or berries,” Rodgers said.

She hopes the food forest inspires people to get their own gardens going. “Everyone’s end goal should be compost bins, rain catchment system, and a veggie garden.” School garden caretaker Dan Price-Francis helped spread the soil and plant the trees and vegetables for the new food forest. “I think it’s pretty sweet for the community to have this space. I think we’re hoping that it creates desire to have more spaces like this,” Price-Francis said. “Seeing all the kids get into it is cool. They are the next generation of gardeners. I’ve noticed in days when I’m in the garden with the kids that they really take ownership when they’ve been working on it. And they seem to really care about it. They don’t want anything getting messed with,” he said.

Austin told the Westerly that the school chef is training to do food preservation. She said learning opportunities could include canning for the older grades and dehydration for the younger ones. “We are hoping to really connect the kids with where your food comes from and then how to prepare it as well because that’s the next step,” said Austin. She has more exciting features planned for the food forest as well. “In the late spring, we will plant a bean tunnel so the kids can play in. Eventually we are going to make it a space where people can come and sit. We’re going to have a nice little bench.” Anyone interested in pitching in to help the food forest thrive is encouraged to contact tofinolocalfood@gmail.com.

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West Coast merchants are filling their stores with holiday cheer and preparing to offer sweet holiday deals as Ucluelet and Tofino’s holiday shopping extravaganzas get started on Friday. Tofino’s Jingle into Christmas event and Ucluelet’s Midnight Madness will both be held on Nov. 30. The events see local shops keep their doors open late while offering large discounts and holiday merriment to shoppers. “It brings people together. You’re giving the gift of giving,” said Karly Schlenz of Tofino’s Storm Light Outfitters. “It’s like drinking hot chocolate; it makes you feel warm.” “It brings everybody together and gives people the chance to get their gifts locally, which is great because that’s what makes the town tick,” said Monte Clarke of Tofino’s Storm Surf Shop. Jen Dart of the Tofino Chamber of Commerce said enticing locals to spend their holiday budgets in town provides a valuable boost to Tofino’s economy. “It’s a great community event, really geared towards locals,” she said. “We certainly have lots of local business people that are very unique and we have a lot of really innovative retailers.” Liz Mcinnes of Tofino’s Epic Pharmacy said Jingle into Christmas draws residents out of their winter hibernation. “It’s good for shopping, obviously, because of all of the discounts, deals and refreshments. But, it’s also really great for a social event to get out in the winter and see all your friends,” she said. “This is a great way to get outside and be part of the community for the night.” Tofino mayor Josie Osborne said the event gives locals a chance to check out shops they might not otherwise go into. “Jingle into Christmas is when we get to take some time out from our busy lives and visit all of the great stores in Tofino,” she said. “Tofino has the kind of business community that comes together and makes this a really celebratory time as well as participates. Everybody opens their doors, entices people inside and makes a really fun night out of it.” Osborne added that it was disappointing to see both Tofino and Ucluelet schedule their shopping events on the same night and said she hopes the towns’ chambers of commerce can get together and avoid double-booking in the future. Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce Office Manager Lara Kemps said she plans to host a meeting with local businesses in the near-future to discuss the Midnight Madness date. Craig Heber of Tofino’s Tree House Gift Company said scheduling both events on the same day was “poor planning,” and said better communication is needed to prevent it from happening again. “For us to go on the same day, people are forced to decide this year whether they’re going to be in Ucluelet or Tofino,” he said. It’s bad for all the businesses and it’s just poor planning. I

“It brings everybody together and gives people the chance to get their gifts locally, which is great because that’s what makes the town tick.” – Monte Clarke don’t get to go to Midnight Madness because I have to work Jingle. So, I won’t be spending any money in Ukee.” He added though that he’s excited to participate in the Jingle Into Christmas festivities. “It brings the community out. People mingle and start getting together and it brings the community together,” he said. “We’re so tourism driven that we kind of forget that we’re a town of 1,800 people and new people get to meet the older people and support their businesses.” Ucluelet resident Allison Tremain said she enjoys shopping at both Midnight Madness and Jingle Into Christmas and hopes participating stores extend their celebration throughout the weekend to allow shoppers to support both sides of the peninsula. “I think it’s a great opportunity to visit both towns and shop on one weekend,” she said adding families have out-of-town events that make it difficult to be on the West Coast for two weekends rather than just one. “I think it is a benefit.” Susan Lee of Ucluelet’s Blackberry Cove Marketplace said she enjoys seeing the community come together to celebrate Midnight Madness and added it’s an important opportunity for locals to support their local entrepreneurs. “We get people into our stores that might not have normally come in and might not really know what we have,” she said. “Our locally owned independent businesses rely on our local townspeople supporting us. We get lots of help in the summer, but through the winter lean months, we really need our folks in our community to shop and support us. That’s what keeps us going year-round.” She added that she hopes to see the communities coordinate in future years to hold their events on different days. “It’s kind of a grey thing, because each town needs to have the right to pick the date that works best for the town’s schedule and calendar. But, I know that there are lots of people that would like to go to both,” she said. Hjalmer Wenstob is in his first year of owning Ucluelet’s Cedar House Gallery and is excitedly decking his gallery’s halls with merriment for its first Midnight Madness event. “It’s a time that we can all come together and, I think, we need more of those,” he said. “Of course, from a business standpoint, you can say it’s a shame we’re on the same day [as Jingle into Christmas]. But, at the same time, maybe it’s a time where we’ll all just trying to celebrate on that last day of November and bring that light and warmth into it; bring the lights up and celebrate. So, I think I’ll take it as a good thing and say we’re all just celebrating together at the same time.”


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Lot 1, District Lot 122 See Crown Grant Imaged 190711I – Imaged Under FA98277, Clayoquot District, Plan VIP6891 1054 Campbell Street Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing pursuant to Section 464 of the Local Government Act will be held in the Council Chambers of the Tofino Municipal Hall, 380 Campbell St., Tofino, B.C., on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 9:30 AM to hear representations from members of the public who deem their interest in property affected by the following bylaw: BYLAW No. 1242: “District of Tofino Zoning Map Amendment Bylaw No.1242, 2018” (amending Tofino Zoning Bylaw No. 770). A bylaw to rezone the subject property from Small Holdings District (A1) to Acreage Residential District (RA2). This application will facilitate a subdivision of the subject property into two – ~ 1 acre residential lots. LEGAL ADDRESS: Lot 1, District Lot 122 See Crown Grant Imaged 190711I – Imaged Under FA98277, Clayoquot District, Plan VIP6891 CIVIC ADDRESS: 1054 Campbell Street APPLICANT: Adam Chilton and Jeffrey Chilton



All persons who deem their interest in property affected by the proposed bylaw will be given an opportunity to be heard on matters contained in the bylaw. The application and further information may be inspected at the Tofino Municipal Office, 121 Third St., Tofino, B.C., during regular business hours (8:30 am - 4:00 pm) between November 30, 2018 and December 10, 2018 except weekends and statutory holidays. Written submissions may be mailed to the District of Tofino, P.O. Box 9, Tofino, B.C., V0R 2Z0, or emailed to dhawkins@tofino.ca. Please submit any comments or concerns you may have regarding this application before noon, December 10, 2018. A public information session will be held prior to the hearing at 9:00 am in Council Chambers, December 11, 2018.

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Tofino Botanical Gardens has unveiled its third annual Winterlights celebration. Festivities will run from Nov. 30 to Jan. 6.

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Tofino Botanical Gardens brightens winter ERIN LINN MCMULLAN Special to the Westerly

At the entrance to Tofino Botanical Gardens is George Patterson’s beautiful light installation, the Virgin of Guadalupe, welcoming you to Winterlights, its third annual festival of art and light. Her cloak of stars shines as golden pinpoints amidst purple, magenta and blue-hued LED lights. An oasis on the dark Multi-Use Path. “The idea is we have a celebration of light and darkness,” says Patterson, of the outdoor light gallery, which, like Butchart Gardens’ Christmas display, encourages locals and tourists of all ages to enjoy this curated experience during the holidays. A new feature this year is a maze open to the night sky. This West Coast holiday tradition interprets an electric light display dating back to Christmas, 1882. Just two years after his former employee, Thomas Edison, patented the light bulb, Edward Hibberd Johnson showcased his tree strung with 80 hand-wired red, white and blue lights in his New York townhouse’s parlour window. “Tofino can be one of the darkest places in the world. If you live here, it’s a long, dark winter. Why not have Winterlights?” muses Patterson, who would love to see the idea spread throughout town. “Tofino Winterlights is a truly magical experience, a core of warmth and celebration for the community and those visiting the West Coast during these darkest days of the year,” says Esther Celebrini.

“Tofino can be one of the darkest places in the world.” – George Patterson

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“I’ve been performing at the Winterlights for the past three years and have really enjoyed Darwin’s Cafe; the professional upright piano and intimate setting for vocals makes it a wonderful venue for jazz. I will be playing many pieces I love that celebrate this beautiful season: Nutcracker excerpts, Christmas classics, winter lullabies and songs about love and peace.” The festival’s pass invites you to enjoy live entertainment and events often. A holiday sampling includes: performances by singer-songwriter Vanille and Tofino-Ucluelet choir to movie nights; children’s activities from puppet shows to Santa photos; holiday wreath making and a celebration of cookies. Tofino Arts Council’s “Words in the Winter” features the Dec. 30 “Night Write” studio with Tofino Poet Laureate Joanna Streetly. Writers of any skill-level can “gather, take inspiration from the night and reflect on the passing of the year.” Even in the most inclement weather, watching the halo of lights through the café’s rain-glazed windows is a treat, along with a hot drink— mulled wine/cider/cocoa—and cookies. Winterlights runs from November 30, 2018 to January 6, 2019. Festival pass: $15 (Adults), $12 (Seniors), $10 (TBG Members and Students), Children 12 & Under Free. www.tofinowinterlights.com

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Lot 2, District Lot 122 See Crown Grant Imaged 190711I – Imaged Under FA98277, Clayoquot District, Plan VIP6891 1048 Campbell Street Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing pursuant to Section 464 of the Local Government Act will be held in the Council Chambers of the Tofino Municipal Hall, 380 Campbell St., Tofino, B.C., on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 9:30 AM to hear representations from members of the public who deem their interest in property affected by the following bylaw: BYLAW No. 1241: “District of Tofino Zoning Map Amendment Bylaw No.1241, 2018” (amending Tofino Zoning Bylaw No. 770). A bylaw to rezone the subject property from Small Holdings District (A1) to Acreage Residential District (RA2). This application will facilitate a subdivision of the subject property into two – ~ 1 acre residential lots. LEGAL ADDRESS: Lot 2, District Lot 122 See Crown Grant Imaged 190711I – Imaged Under FA98277, Clayoquot District, Plan VIP6891 CIVIC ADDRESS: 1048 Campbell Street APPLICANT: Jai Crosbie and Amber Crosbie



All persons who deem their interest in property affected by the proposed bylaw will be given an opportunity to be heard on matters contained in the bylaw. The application and further information may be inspected at the Tofino Municipal Office, 121 Third St., Tofino, B.C., during regular business hours (8:30 am - 4:00 pm) between November 30, 2018 and December 10, 2018 except weekends and statutory holidays. Written submissions may be mailed to the District of Tofino, P.O. Box 9, Tofino, B.C., V0R 2Z0, or emailed to dhawkins@tofino.ca. Please submit any comments or concerns you may have regarding this application before noon, December 10, 2018. A public information session will be held prior to the hearing at 9:00 am in Council Chambers, December 11, 2018.

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FREE GUIDED WALK, Thursday, Nov. 29. 10am meet at Amphitrite Lighthouse in Ucluelet.

MOVIE NIGHT, Monday, Dec. 3. Doors 7:15pm, show at 8 in the Clayoquot Theatre. ‘Sorry to Bother You’. Tix $8.

CWFS AGM, Thursday, Nov. 29. 7:30pm at the UCC activity room 1.

OPEN HOUSE, Tuesday, Dec. 4. 6:30-8:30pm at the UCC. Have your say and provide input on the Amphitrite Point Park Lands.

WALK FOR WILD THINGS, Friday, Nov. 30. 3:30–4:30pm meet at South Chesterman entrance. ANAF GIFT WRAP-ATHON, Friday, Nov. 30. 6:30 p.m. Elves will be at the ANAF wrapping gifts by donation with proceeds going to the free Chillin’ with Santa photo event. MOVEMBER FUNDRAISER, Friday, Nov. 30. 6-11PM. Heartwood Kitchen and ANAF. Enjoy moustache themed Cocktails and Canapés with funds going to support men’s health. Tix $35 sold at Pina, Relic, Heartwood and Wild Roots. JINGLE INTO CHRISTMAS STEAK NIGHT, Friday, Nov. 30. 4-9pm at the Tofino Legion. Dinner starts at 5pm. Adult Tix $20, Kids eat for free! HOLIDAY CLEAN UP, Saturday, Dec. 1. 1-4PM at the west street dock in Tofino. Snacks and refreshments, BYO mug!! WINTER ARTISAN MARKETS, Tofino: Saturday, Dec. 1. 10am-2pm in the Tofino Community Hall. Ucluelet: Sunday, Dec. 2. 10am-2pm at the Ucluelet Community Centre.

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ongoing WEST COAST AA GROUP, Mondays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. 1663 Peninsula Rd, Ucluelet.

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UCLUELET ALANON GROUP, Wednesdays, 7:30pm. 1663 Peninsula Rd. CHI GONG, Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30am, UCC Main Hall. $2 drop-in. SOUP LUNCH, Thursdays, noon-1:30pm at the UCC. No charge, all welcome.. BADMINTON, Sundays, 7-9pm. USS Gym. $2 DARTS, Mondays, 7pm. Tofino Legion. FOOD BANK, Tuesdays, 1-3pm. Seaplane Base. PICKLEBALL, Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays. 8am-noon at the Tofino Community Hall or Tennis courts (if sunny). Free drop in. Gear provided. TOFINO WINTERLIGHTS, Nov. 30 - Jan. 6. 5-9pm, Nightly in the Tofino Botanical Gardens. Visit www.tofinowinterlights.

UCLUELET AQUARIUM RELEASE DAY West Coast residents and visitors are invited to help release the aquarium’s critters back into the wild off Ucluelet’s Whiskey Dock on Saturday. Bring your own bucket and head down to the aquarium at 180 Main Street to participate in the popular annual event. Dress for the weather and bring a mug for hot chocolate. This is a free event, though donations are welcome. Contact info@ uclueletaquarium.org or 250.726.2782 for more info.

service HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH, Sunday Mass 10 am. Weekday Mass: Wed 9:30 am and Fri 7 pm. Ucluelet. ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CATHOLIC CHURCH Saturday, 5pm. ST. COLUMBA CHURCH Sundays, 10:30am. GRACE BIBLE CHURCH, Sundays at 10:30am at UCC.

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To submit your activities, e-mail: office@westerlynews.ca, fax: 250-726-4248 or drop by: #102-1801 Bay St, Ucluelet. We accept your Arts & Entertainment, Service Group, Non-Profit Organization, Church, Library, Fundraiser, Open to the Public Notices on a first come, first served basis.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held at the Ucluelet Community Centre, located at 500

Notice given thata aPublic Public Hearing be the Ucluelet Community Centre, located th,held Noticeis is hereby hereby given willwill be 11 held at theatcommencing Ucluelet Community Centre, located at 500 at Matterson Drive,that Ucluelet B.C.,Hearing on December 2018, at 7:00 p.m. on the following th, 2018, 500 Matterson Drive, Ucluelet B.C., on December 11th, 2018, aton 7:00 p.m. on the following Matterson Drive, Ucluelet B.C., on December commencing at 1160, 7:00 p.m. the“Zoning following proposed Bylaw to amend the District of11 Ucluelet Zoning Bylawcommencing No. 2013 (the Bylaw”) proposed Bylaw toSections amendthe theDistrict District ofthe Ucluelet Zoning Bylaw No. 1160, 2013 (the “Zoning proposed Bylaw to to amend Zoning Bylaw No. 2013 (the “Zoning Bylaw”) Bylaw”) pursuant 464 and 466ofofUcluelet Local Government Act.1160, pursuant 464and and466 466 Local Government pursuant to to Sections Sections 464 of of thethe Local Government Act. Act. Ucluelet Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1239, 2018

Ucluelet AmendmentBylaw Bylaw 1239, 2018 Ucluelet Zoning Zoning Amendment No.No. 1239, 2018

In general terms the purpose of the proposed bylaw is to amend the Zoning Bylaw to allow a combined

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“CS-1.1.3 On“CS-1.1.3 the following residential use isusealso permitted thefirst first storey provided On theproperties, following properties, residential is also permitted on on the storey provided the the building or part thereof also contains commercial use(s) permitted inZone this in accordance building thereof also contains commercial use(s) otherwise in this inZone accordance with “CS-1.1.3 Onor thepart following properties, residential use is alsootherwise permittedpermitted on the first storey provided the the so noted below: commercial use(s) otherwise permitted in this Zone in accordance with with the condition noted below: building orcondition partso thereof also contains the condition so noted below:

(3) PID 006-167-926 D, District 282,Clayoquot Clayoquot District PlanPlan VIP4011 [1672 Cedar Road], the Road], the (3) PID 006-167-926 Lot D,Lot District LotLot 282, District VIP4011 [1672 Cedar commercial use measuring area not notDistrict less 28m2 (15 ‘ (15 x [1672 20’)‘ on the first storey at the front at the exclusively commercial measuring anan area lessthan than 28m2 x 20’) on the the first storey (3) PIDexclusively 006-167-926 Lotuse D, District Lot 282, Clayoquot Plan VIP4011 Cedar Road], of the building.” use measuring an area not less than 28m2 (15 ‘ x 20’) on the first storey at the front front of the building.” exclusively commercial

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AnyoneAnyone who believes the proposed bylaw willwill affect their interests an opportunity opportunity who believes the proposed bylaw affect their interestswill will be be given given an to to bebe heard heard hearing. at the public hearing.comments Inquiries, comments and concerns maybe also be directed to District Ucluelet’s Planning at the public Inquiries, and concerns may also directed to District ofofUcluelet’s AnyonePlanning whoby believes the proposed bylaw will theirjtowgood@ucluelet.ca. interests will be jtowgood@ucluelet.ca. given anWritten opportunity toWritten be may also Department telephone at affect (250)-726-4770 or email: Department telephone at by (250)-726-4770 or email: submissions heard atsubmissions the hearing. and of concerns may also be999, directed to District of Ucluelet’s may also be mailedcomments to the District Ucluelet, P.O. Box Ucluelet B.C., V0R 3AO, or faxedbut must be mailed to public the District ofInquiries, Ucluelet, P.O. Box 999, Ucluelet B.C., V0R 3AO, or faxed to (250)-726-7335 Planning Department at (250)-726-4770 email: jtowgood@ucluelet.ca. Writtenafter to (250)-726-7335 buttelephone must be received before theSubmissions closeor of the Public Hearing. Submissions be received before the by close of the Public Hearing. received after the Publicreceived Hearing can not be the Public can notto bethe accepted. submissions your name street address submissions may Hearing also be mailed District Written of Ucluelet, P.O. Boxmust 999,include Ucluelet B.C., V0Rand 3AO, or faxed accepted. Written submissions must include your name and street address and will be considered part of the and will be considered part of the public pursuant the Freedom Informationreceived and Protection to (250)-726-7335 but must be received beforerecord the close of thetoPublic Hearing.ofSubmissions after of public record pursuant to theaccepted. Freedom of Information andmust Protection ofmay Privacy Act. A copy the proposed Privacy Act. A copy proposedWritten bylaw and other relevant information be inspected ataddress theofDistrict the Public Hearing can notofbethe submissions include your name and street bylaw and other relevant information may inspected atFreedom theuntil District of Ucluelet atthe 200 Main Street ofbe Ucluelet officepart at 200 Streetrecord from be the date ofto this notice the public hearing, between hours and will considered of Main the public pursuant the of Information andoffice Protection of from theof date of this notice the public hearing, between the hours ofinspected 8:30 a.m.atto p.m. weekdays 8:30 a.m. to p.m.until weekdays except statutory holidays. Privacy Act. A copy of 4:00 the proposed bylaw and other relevant information may be the4:00 District This notice is dated November 21st, 2018 except statutory of Ucluelet office holidays. at 200 Main Street from the date of this notice until the public hearing, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekdays except statutory holidays.

This notice is dated November 21st, 2018

This notice is dated November 21st, 2018


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