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Dempfle-Olin wins bronze at Pan Am NORA O’MALLEY

Canada’s surfing team won a historic medal at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru on Sunday. Tofino’s 16-year-old sensation Mathea Dempfle-Olin claimed bronze in the women’s longboard competition, which took place in big waves at the world-renowned point break of Punta Rocas, south of Lima’s city centre in Punta Negra. Lima 2019 is the first time any surfing discipline has been featured on the sports program at the Pan American Games. Shortboard, longboard, SUP racing and SUP surfing all made their debut in the Games during the week of competition. Surfing at Lima 2019 has a direct impact on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualifying, with the winners of the men’s and women’s shortboard earning a qualification slot in surfing’s Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020. Peruvian teammates Lucca Mesinas and Daniella Rosas were crowned shortboard champions at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games on Sunday, which makes them almost certain to earn qualification slots for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, notes a media release from the International Surfing Association (ISA). Continued on A09


BRONZED: Tofino surfer Mathea Dempfle-Olin carves her longboard into the face of a wave at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. Dempfle-Olin went on to win a historic bronze medal in the women’s longboard division. Her podium performance marks Canada’s first-ever surfing medal at the Pan Am Games.



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Ucluelet fire chief Rick Geddes accepts a new LIFEPAK from freemasons Sandy Henry and John McIntosh on July 30. This is the second time the Manoah Masonic Lodge has donated a piece of lifesaving equipment to the Ucluelet Volunteer Fire Brigade.

Freemasons donate to Ucluelet Fire Brigade LifePak cardiac defibrillator a lifesaver NORA O’MALLEY

Manoah Masonic Lodge No. 141 donated a LifePak cardiac defibrillator to the Ucluelet Volunteer Fire Brigade last week. The donation was presented to fire chief Rick Geddes by Freemasons John McIntosh and Sandy Henry at the July 30 fire practice. “The donation from these nice gentlemen is going to carrying on our best patient care because our previous machine is about 20 years old. It’s worn out and obsolete. Thanks to Masonic Lodge,” said Geddes, adding that his healthy team of 23 firefighters will all know how to use the piece of lifesaving equipment. Deputy chief Mark Fortune said the first defibrillator that the Freemasons donated saved two lives. “The very first time we used it, we got a save. It’s priceless, and we wouldn’t have had that without the help of the Freemasons,” said Fortune. The LifePak defibrillator that was donated to Ucluelet’s fire team cost about $3,000. It will be put to use when a person is not responding, not moving, not breathing normally or not breathing at all. Freemonsary is the largest, oldest fraternity in the world with groups in over 350 countries. “We’re active in all kinds of community work,” said Henry.

“The donation from these nice gentlemen is going to carrying on our best patient care because our previous machine is about 20 years old.” – Rick Geddes “The tenets of Freemasonary include charity and support of the community. We supply [equipment] to hospitals and schools and fire departments and we donate scholarships to the high school every year.” In May, Manoah Masonic Lodge secretary John McIntosh presented Margaret Morrison from the Westcoast Community Resources Society with a $1,750 donation to put towards the Transition House. The Manoah Masonic Lodge No. 141 meets once a month in Tofino in the space above Gary’s Kitchen and the BC Liquor Store. The Tofino branch has about 50 members and is governed by the Grand Lodge of B.C. and Yukon. While they don’t solicit new members, Freemasons always welcome new members from all walks of life. “Our members come from Tofino, Ucluelet, Port Alberni, and Nanaimo,” notes Manoah secretary McIntosh.

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Ukee’s first brewery coming soon ANDREW BAILEY

Dennis Morgan’s plans to open Ucluelet’s first microbrewery are chugging along. The town’s palpable anticipation of his Ucluelet Brewing Company’s arrival was fermented last week by the sight of large tanks being forklifted into the centrally located building formerly known as St. Aidan’s on the Hill Church, which overlooks Ucluelet’s downtown core. “Getting the equipment here, this is a huge hurdle. This is a big one because now everything is here, everything is in house,” Morgan told the Westerly News as the tanks were being hauled inside. “It’s the end of a long, long, journey and there’s definitely been times where I’ve been like, ‘Oh God, what am I doing?’ But, at this point, it’s going to happen and I’m pretty excited that it’s going to happen. It’s real. It’s here. There is light right there at the end of the tunnel and the tunnel is short at this point.” He added the feat could not have been accomplished without the “absolutely amazing” support of Jonny Ferguson’s local company Tidewater Timber Frames. He said the 12, 1,500 litre tanks—a mash-tun, a kettle, five fermenters and five brite tanks— arrived from the same supplier used by Port Alberni’s Twin City Brewing and, once they’re installed, the next steps will include getting the chilling, electrical and plumbing systems in place and “jockey everything into position,” before his Ucluelet Brewing Company can begin serving beer. “The hope is it’s a couple months to get all that stuff done. It could be less, it could be more. It’s never been a very definitive opening date for this. It’s always been; ‘OK, well, we’ll see.’ So, we’re still at that stage,” he said. “October, I think, is very realistic.” He added he’s also excited to meet the community’s expecta-

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A former campground is being resurrected in Tofino. From around the late-1970’s to mid-2000’s, Surf Grove Campground operated roughly 600 campsites and the owners of the large, multi-lot, area are working to restore 130 of those sites for commercial use. Tofino’s municipal council approved a development permit during a special meeting held

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Tanks were lifted into Ucluelet’s future microbrewery on July 29, stoking the community’s curiousity over the new space. tions, which have been mounting since he introduced his plan to operate a brewery to Ucluelet’s municipal council and residents at a May 10, 2016, public hearing where his idea was loudly supported by locals eager to see life breathed into the then-defunct and increasingly derelict former church, which was deconsecrated by the Anglican diocese in 2010 and sold to developer Leif Hagar in 2011.The building has been rejuvenated and effectively rebuilt since that meeting and Morgan is excited about the possibilities for the two-storey space which has a seating capacity of 73 on the top floor, including a large deck overlooking Ucluelet’s harbour and room for another 22 seats downstairs, though he said the ground floor will house the equipment and be used for tours and tastings. “It’s a pretty sweet place to have a beer and a lot of people that have toured around are pretty excited about that too,” he said, adding the local reception has been positive.

“Even people that may be more on the Lucky-drinking side of things, still are excited to have the place to come and drink and we’ll try and have some beers that won’t be Lucky, but they’ll be something that might tempt their palate as well.” Morgan said he plans to open with six different beers with the goal of eventually expanding that to 10. To put those recipes together, Morgan has hired head brewer Allan Cukier. “I’ve learned a ton about brewing and equipment and everything over the last two-and-a-half years, but I needed to have somebody who really has done it. There’s no substitute for that. I needed someone who has really done it and could jump in,” Morgan said of Cukier, adding the Ucluelet Brewing Company’s first test batch of IPA should be ready to go this week. “We’re figuring out the recipes… We’ll see how they taste, run them through a few people and pick

what is our recipe for an IPA and then that will be the recipe that we take to production at the 1,500 litre level.” Cukier told the Westerly he’s eager to get pouring. “I’m excited to be the community space in Ucluelet and provide people a place to come and hang out, drink some beer and have a nice view,” he said. “We’re going to be the most unique thing in town…We’re going to come up with some pretty creative things to drink using mostly local ingredients, when we can, and trying to bring out the flavours of the area.” Cukier is a graduate of Kwantlen Brewing School and said he spent the past four years with R&B Brewing in Vancouver. “It’s a mix of art and science and it’s important to use both,” he said, adding he’s excited to have moved to Ucluelet. “This is where I come on vacation all the time so it’s nice to live here. I like to surf and it’s nice to be out in nature on the West Coast.”

New campsite underway in Tofino ANDREW BAILEY


July 22 that allows Surf Grove to re-develop a portion of the existing campground by resurfacing existing roads and campsites with gravel and removing vegetation that has grown since the campsite stopped operating, according to a report from Tofino’s manager of community sustainability Aaron Rodgers. “They’re basically just reinvigorating existing gravel roads and existing gravel campsites,” Rodgers told the Westerly News. “You’re not allowed to alter ground or build a structure or subdivide until you get

a development permit. Even though these roads were existing and the campsites were existing, they had been overgrown by some vegetation…As soon as you put that shovel in the ground, you’re required to get a development permit.” Prior to the July 22 special meeting, Surf Grove had received a permit directly from district staff, but that permit was rescinded and a stop work order issued after it was discovered that staff did not have the authority to issue such a permit without the approval of council.

“Staff issued it in error,” Rodgers said. Council approved the permit without discussion on July 22, essentially lifting the stop work order. Rodgers said the land has long been zoned as a campground, but noted the applicants would need to obtain a business licence before operating any of the revitalized sites. He added that Surf Grove has also received a permit to build bathrooms and that all the work being done must meet specific environmental and design requirements.


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Politicians grasp straws, avoid climate change reality Sorry to interrupt your peaceful, smoke-free summer, but the dark clouds of confusion and contradiction gathering on the horizon are the first signs of a looming federal election. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau set the tone at a recent $1,500-a-plate party fundraiser in Vancouver, after his official business of announcing partial funding for 10 new electric buses for Victoria – in 2021. Yes, the prime ministerial jet, motorcade and all that were deployed across the country to announce the latest bold move to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. At the swanky dinner, Trudeau pledged to avoid divisive and negative politics, and warned about those bad Conservatives who are fighting his national carbon tax. Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario are headed for the Supreme Court of Canada in an effort to set their own policies. Not B.C. though. The John Horgan NDP govern-

ment is battling Trudeau’s oil pipeline Trudeau and Environment Minister project, but not his $20-per-tonne Catherine McKenna have been trying minimum national carbon tax. to change the channel to plastic bags B.C.’s carbon tax is already twice and drinking straws. that high, and Horgan’s NDP is curToken bans on plastic items here are rently in favour of raising it more, as unlikely to stop the vast outpouring of ocean pollution from rivers in while at the same time grilling peChina, India and Vietnam as a few troleum companies about the rising Tom Fletcher cost of gasoline. electric buses are to stop the huge and “Here in B.C., you really matter,” increasing use of carbon-emitting Trudeau assured well-heeled Liberal Party donors fuels in Asia and around the world. in his drama-teacher style. “You are a province of Indeed, B.C.’s current $40-per-tonne carbon tax people who get it. Who understand that the way isn’t lowering emissions here. They have continued to positive growth is to invest in the environment.” to increase since a recession-induced dip ended in With due respect to our dear leader, I doubt 2010. Granted, per-capita emissions are declining, that B.C. residents “get it,” if “it” is the logic but that’s largely a result of urbanization and of the federal government’s strategy to combat industrial struggles. what is now ritually referred to as the “climate Here’s a sample of the international scene. Reuemergency.” I suspect this is one reason why ters news agency reported this spring that China

added 194 million tonnes of coal mining capacity in 2018, bringing its total capacity to 3.53 billion tonnes by the end of that year. To put that in perspective, Canada’s total coal production is about 63 million tonnes, meaning China’s expansion for 2018 alone is more than three Canadas. China’s People’s Daily reported last week that its Menghua Railway is due for completion in October. The country’s longest line at 1,837 km, it is dedicated to carrying 200 million tonnes of coal each year from Inner Mongolia to Jianxi in eastern China. Closer to home, the Port of Vancouver reports that it shipped 37.6 million tonnes of coal in 2018, with India being one of the biggest markets. That’s mostly metallurgical coal, but thermal coal shipments to India started in 2018, after U.S. west coast ports refused to ship it. Read more at

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UKEE MAYOR SAYS NEW COX BAY CENTRE WILL MEAN LESS TOFINO AT PRVC Having been involved in the intial acquistion of the Junction Centre, I can attest that Tofino was offered numerous opportunities to contribute to its operation, but other than individual businesses paying for racking, the Municipality declined. I compliment Mayor, Mayco Noel for taking this stand—long overdue. How many times do you offer the laurel leaf to make the Junction the welcoming centre for the West Coast, only to be snubbed? The ball has always been in Tofino’s court, but they obvioulsy didn’t feel they needed to play the game.

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Blasting debris shuts down highway, again ANDREW BAILEY

Drivers were stuck on either side of the only road in and out of the West Coast twice last week after another rock blasting mishap shut down Highway 4 in both directions on Wednesday and a rockslide closed it again on Thursday night. The road was closed from around 4 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. on July 31 as rock blasting work being done as part of the provincial and federal government’s $38 million Kennedy Hill Improvement Project caused more debris than expected to crash down on the roadway and needed to be cleared off. This was the second time the highway had been unexpectedly closed due to blasting debris in July as a similar incident on July 9 brought a large boulder crashing onto the road that took over 12 hours to remove. “We understand the frustration and inconvenience caused by these closures, given that Highway 4 is the only route in and out from the communities of Tofino and Ucluelet,” a spokesperson for the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure told the Westerly News in an email during Wednesday’s closure. “Rock blasting and major earthworks are only conducted during the scheduled nighttime closure times and pre-scheduled road closures were in

“It’s starting to raise our eyebrows” – Mayco Noel


Rock debris caused by blasting work being done on Hwy. 4 shut down the road in both directions on July 9. A similar blasting mishap closed the only road in and out of the West coast again on July 31. effect; however, the closure beyond 7 a.m. was unexpected and was the result of a routine blast, where more rock debris came down than expected. The ministry apologies for any inconvenience caused by the extended closure.” Tofino mayor Josie Osborne expressed frustration with the July 31 closure and told the Westerly News that residents and visitors need accurate information around when the highway will be closed so that they

can plan trips in or out of town. “I think it’s frustrating for everyone to see our one and only highway closed unexpectedly. After safety, my biggest concern is accurate, timely communication so people know what to expect in terms of possible delays and changes to their travel plans, and the District of Tofino has relayed this concern directly to the Ministry,” she said. She added that residents should always be prepared for road closures


Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 Council Chambers of the Tofino Municipal Hall, 380 Campbell St., Tofino, B.C LOT 2, DISTRICT LOT 130, CLAYOQUOT DISTRICT, PLAN 42973 1182 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, B.C. Notice is hereby given pursuant to the Local Government Act and regulations contained in the District of Tofino Land Use and Development Procedures and Fee Bylaw No. 899 (2002) that a Temporary Use Permit application will be considered for the above property. West Coast Cannabis Store has made an application for a Temporary Use Permit. Council will consider the application at the regular Council meeting held in the Council Chambers of the Tofino Municipal Hall, 380 Campbell St., Tofino, B.C., on Tuesday, August 13th, 2019. The purpose of this application is to permit the subject property to allow the development of a non-medical cannabis retail store at 1182 Pacific Rim Highway. The applicant is requesting a Temporary Use Permit for a period of 3 years. LOT 2, DISTRICT LOT 130, CLAYOQUOT DISTRICT, PLAN 42973 (1182 Pacific Rim Hwy) PID: 002-364-964

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and that information must be relayed to travellers. “Whether it’s due to construction or a natural event like a landslide or forest fire, the risk of highway closure is something we all need to take into account when it comes to emergency preparedness and trip planning,” she wrote. “Events like these are all part of living on the West Coast, but that doesn’t always make it easy to explain to visitors. Patience goes a long way and again, accurate information goes

a long way too so plans can be adjusted when necessary.” Speaking to the Westerly News after Wednesday’s closure, but before Thursday night’s, Ucluelet Mayor Mayco Noel said he would wait until the results of an investigation into the incident before making comments about the work being done. “It’s starting to raise our eyebrows,” he said adding he had been in contact with the ministry to be updated on the roadwork. “They will do an investigation this week and come up with a few conclusions to why it happened. I think until that happens it would be inappropriate to make any rash comments.” He echoed Osborne’s sentiments about being prepared. “That’s what we think about when we get cut off at the knees like this, we really realize we’re at the mercy of the contractor or mother nature,” he said. “We need to be prepared. We can’t just always take for granted that the road will be open. Whether it’s due to landslides, tsunami, construction or car accidents, we have to be really prepared that this is going to happen from time to time.”

District of Tofino PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF TEMPORARY USE PERMIT APPLICATION Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 Council Chambers of the Tofino Municipal Hall, 380 Campbell St., Tofino, B.C STRATA LOT 1 DISTRICT LOT 122 CLAYOQUOT DISTRICT STRATA PLAN VIS5703 1-671 Industrial Way, Tofino, B.C. Notice is hereby given pursuant to the Local Government Act and regulations contained in the District of Tofino Land Use and Development Procedures and Fee Bylaw No. 899 (2002) that a Temporary Use Permit application will be considered for the above property. Daylight Cannabis Company has made an application for a Temporary Use Permit. Council will consider the application at the regular Council meeting held in the Council Chambers of the Tofino Municipal Hall, 380 Campbell St., Tofino, B.C., on Tuesday, August 13th, 2019. The purpose of this application is to permit the subject property to allow the development of a non-medical cannabis retail store at 1-671 Industrial Way. The applicant is requesting a Temporary Use Permit for a period of 3 years.


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WildSafeBC Pacific Rim coordinator Bob Hansen set up a booth at the Ukee Days fairgrounds to talk to residents and visitors about attractant management and preventing wildlife from becoming habituated on the West Coast.

Keeping wildlife wild on the West Coast ANDREW BAILEY

WildSafeBC Pacific Rim coordinator Bob Hansen is calling on West Coast residents to educate themselves and their visitors about securing wildlife attractants and preventing predators from becoming addicted to residential or commercial garbage. Two bears have been killed after becoming habituated around Ucluelet so far this year and recent reports suggest another bear has been accessing a commercial dumpster near the harbour, according to Hansen. “We share exactly the same space on the landscape and it’s something that we just have to eventually get right,” he said. “I’ve seen improvement over the years, but we still have quite a ways to go. We’re making progress and it’s challenging at times for sure, particularly when we receive over a million visitors. That’s a lot of people to educate and I’m really looking to the residents to be the educators.” He said West Coasters have an important role to play to both educate

“The WildSafeBC Program uses education and other initiatives to keep wildlife wild and communities safe.” – Bob Hansen themselves on securing their attractants and to share that knowledge with their guests. “It’s essential,” he said. “All of those thousands of points of contacts that are happening everyday are opportunities to get that information across. That’s going to make the visitors experience richer and safer for our local wildlife and for them. So, it’s very powerful if we can make sure we’re informed ourselves and that we pass that knowledge on in our interactions with visitors.” He added that cougar and wolf activity has been relatively low so far this year, but he anticipates an increase in sightings due to the proliferation of young deer walking around town.

“Wolves have been much less active than they have been in past years to this point but, there were three wolves sighted during the day down at Big Beach just a few days ago, so I certainly wouldn’t be surprised if we saw more wolf activity, particularly with all the new fawns,” he said. Hansen has been reaching out to residents through his social media channels and at public events as well as working with local groups like the Wild Pacific Trail Society and Raincoast Education Society to spread the message about keeping predators away from residential neighbourhoods. “The WildSafeBC Program uses education and other initiatives to keep wildlife wild and communities safe,” he said. “It’s just trying to be out in the communities as much as possible and working with people to try and head things off before they’re a problem.” He added he frequently posts sighting reports to his WildSafeBC Pacific Rim Facebook page as well as information about what people can

do to minimize wildlife encounters. He added that he is always willing to work one-on-one with residents and businesses to hash out strategies. “I see a high interest in reaching out and taking that step to initiate the conversation with people. They may have been concerned or just not quite sure on how to proceed. Reaching out and initiating that conversation, I almost always find that people are really receptive. They’ve just been struggling with how they can take steps themselves, so by putting our heads together we can work on that,” he said. “I think people in our communities fundamentally care about wildlife because, for many, that is the reason we’re living here, because of the incredible environment and the abundance of wildlife. It’s a really special place here on the coast and it’s an economic engine of our economies that not only we appreciate it, but people from around the world appreciate it and are coming here.” The West Coast temporarily lost its local WildSafeBC program in 2016, but local wildlife supporters pooled

together to bring the program back last year. “The communities really came through,” he said adding Black Rock Resort, Ocean Outfitters, Jamie’s Whaling Station, Wickaninnish Inn, the districts of Tofino and Ucluelet, Pacific Rim Park Reserve and Clayoquot Biosphere Trust were integral in the program’s return. “The reason the program exists is all that local support,” he said. He said the program will likely run into October this year and anyone interested in volunteering should reach out to him at 250-266-0311, pacrim@, or through the WildSafeBC Pacific Rim Facebook page. “I would be keen to have some extra help,” he said, adding he’s confident the region can improve its attractant management and cut down on wildlife conflicts. “We’ve got lots of challenges but, I think, we’re definitely up for it. There’s a lot of initiatives going on in our region around getting this relationship right between ourselves and the wildlife we share this landscape with.”

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More Indigenous athletes and coaches from around British Columbia will be able to represent their communities and compete at the 2020 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) in Mi’kmaq Nation in Halifax, thanks to funding from the Province. On June 28, the office of Premier John Horgan announced that it would be boosting Indigenous athlete participation in the Games with $1.46 million in funding to offset costs for more than 500 athletes, coaches, chaperones and mission staff from B.C. Tyson Touchie, Wya Point Surf Shop owner and assistant coach of the Hesquiaht Storm basketball team, said he had a lot of respect for the decision. “I always encourage funding for sports. I’m such a big believer in sports for young people,” said Touchie, a Ucluelet First Nation. His daughter, Jada Touchie, earned a silver medal at the 2017 NAIG in Toronto. Team BC placed first with 176 total medals (65 gold, 57 silver, 48 bronze) winning the overall Team Title for the second Games in a row. Jada, a 15-year-old student at Ucluelet Secondary School, is aiming to make the under-19 basketball team for the 2020 NAIG in Halifax. “She puts in the work. We are always training at the beach. It’s our time

together,” said Touchie. He noted that it costs well over $1,000 for Jada to attend ID camps leading up to the NAIG. Ravi Kahlon, Parliamentary Secretary for Sport and Multiculturalism, states in the June 28 announcement that the additional funding should help level the playing field. “Supporting Indigenous athlete development is one way our government is creating new opportunities for kids to get involved in sport and advancing reconciliation with Indigenous peoples in B.C.,” said Kahlon. The funding will be administered by the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Reconciliation Council (I·SPARC). Its Team BC program provides an opportunity for Indigenous athletes to experience a major international sport competition and to share and celebrate their cultural heritages with other youth. The investment responds to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Call to Action No. 88 that calls on all levels of government to support the Games, including funding for provincial team preparation and travel. NAIG is a multi-sport competition and cultural festival. Spread over eight days, the event includes 17 sports and is expected to draw more than 5,000 Indigenous youth from approximately 750 First Nations.


Jada Touchie goes up for a shot at the Junior All Native B.C. Basketball Tournament in April 2018. The Ucluelet First Nation basketball prodigy was named a tournament All Star and helped her team place second.

History made by surfer at Pan Am Games Continued from Front Page “It has been a memorable and unrepeatable competition. It was a day full of emotions. The dream of Pan Am inclusion became a reality and, of course, we brought the love for the ocean and the passion that is part of surfing to this incredible edition of the Games,” said ISA president Fernando Aguerre in the media release. This isn’t the first time Dempfle-Olin has made sporting history

for her country. At the 2017 Pan American Surfing Games, she won Canada’s inaugural surfing medals in international competition; a bronze in women’s shortboard and gold in longboard. While the young athlete is constantly on the road competing in various ISA events, Tofino is where she was born and raised and her home break is Cox Bay Beach. Led by Dempfle-Olin and coached by Tofino’s Shannon Brown with support from Surf Canada’s ex-

ecutive director Dom Domic, the Canadian surf team at Lima 2019 was: Lina Augaitis (SUP race), Mike Darbyshire (SUP race), Finn Spencer (SUP surf), Catherine Bruhwiler (SUP surf), Cody Young (shortboard), and Bethany Zelasko (shortboard). Lima 2019 runs from July 26 to August 11. It brings together 6,700 athletes from 41 nations of the Americas and features 62 disciplines in 39 sports. It is the largest sporting event ever held in Peru.

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On July 31, BC Parks issued a cougar advisory for Maquinna Marine Provincial Park near Tofino following recent cougar activity in the area. Visitors touring the hot mineral spring pools within the Maquinna Parks are advised to exercise best backcountry precautions. BC Parks recommends keeping small children close and staying in groups when in the protected area. If you encounter a cougar, keep calm, states the BC Parks alert. Make yourself look as large as possible and back away slowly, keeping the cougar in view, and allowing a clear exit for the cougar. Pick up children immediately. Never run or turn your back; sudden movements may provoke an attack. If you notice that a cougar is watching you, maintain eye contact with the cougar and speak to it in a loud, firm voice. Reinforce the fact that you are a human and not an easy target. Back out of the area and seek assistance or shelter. Shaun Shelongosky, longtime Hot Springs Cove resident and owner of the Inn Chanter Bed and Breakfast, had a terrifying encounter with a cougar on the morning of July 31. Shelongosky was with his two friends Michael and Tara Antonakos when they saw the beautiful animal from the safety of his cabin. He said the cougar stared at them for several minutes before it charged the glass screen door. “What was missing in the video that was in the news was that [the cougar] put its paw up against and pressed on the French door and hissed. That was scary,” said Shelongosky. “The thing that concerns me is that the cougar seemed not to be afraid of humans or human habitation, which is a bit unusual,” he continued. B.C. conservation officer Sergeant Stuart Bates said, due to the extreme remoteness of the location, it is quite possible that the cougar has never seen a human before in its life. “It might have no idea what they were. From the video, it certainly appears to be a young cougar. From the size of its head, I’d say it’s probably a female because the males tend to have larger heads,” said Serg. Bates.

“The thing that concerns me is that the cougar seemed not to be afraid of humans.” – Shaun Shelongosky “It’s certainly a young cat. Probably around 18-months old. It looks more curious than anything. It looks thin, but not starving-thin. It’s not full grown yet.” Shelongosky has been living in the Hot Spring Cove area for the last 28 years. He said this is the first time he has ever seen a cougar. “I’ve met wolves and I’ve seen bears, but never have I seen a cougar before. It was quite exciting. Terrifying, but exciting,” said Shelongosky from his cabin located in the back bay of Hot Springs Cove, which is outside the Maquinna Marine Park boundary. Shelongosky told the Westerly that the July 31 cougar encounter has made him a bit scared to go out. “I’m alone out here. I’ve spent the last 24 hours looking over my shoulder,” he said, adding that his neighbour lent him a can of pepper spray and an air horn. Shelongosky said the first thing he did was notify the Hot Spring Cove First Nations village about the cougar. He then reported the incident to BC Parks. Bates noticed that in the video, Shelongosky and his friends were sitting down. “As soon as they stood up, the cougar turned and wanders away,” said Bates. The CO reinforced that if anyone encounters a cougar, they should never run or scream. “Yell at them. Say ‘Hey Cougar. Hey Cougar.’ Make yourself look big. Don’t run. Back away the way you came and the one key thing is you stare it in the eyes. Do not take your eyes off their eyes. They are literally waiting for you to turn around,” said Bates. In the event of human-wildlife interaction, contact the RAPP Line 1 877-952-7277 when safe to do so.

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The Tofino Nature Kids ‘Beach Days’ program posts up at North Chesterman Beach from Monday to Friday, 8:30am-4:30 pm. The kids spend their entire day exploring the beach and being encouraged to use all their senses.


Heather Fleming and her Tofino Nature Kids are welcoming locals and visitors to drop-in on the August ‘Summer Beach Days’ program at North Chesterman Beach. Parents with kids ages 3 to 12 can drop them off for half day, 9:30am2:30pm ($40), or full day, 8:30am-4:30pm ($64). Rain or shine, Nature Kids spend the entire day on the beach. Children are encouraged to use all of their senses for observation on daily nature walks as they explore tide pools, the forest and learn about local plants and animals. Visit to register or for more information.. For more photos of community events, check out our Facebook page at


Heather Fleming lifts a Nature Kid from a tide pool known as Crab City.

Childcare educator Jacquelyn Block enchant the kids with a story.

Kaiden, Leo, and Lucas got their digging shovels in the ground.

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SURFRIDER MEET UP, Wednesday, Aug. 7. 6:30-8:30pm at Ukee Dogs Taqueria in Ucluelet. Come celebrate Surfrider Foundation’s birthday with some delicious waste-free cake from Zoë’s Bakery! SHORELINE EXPLORE WALK, Friday, Aug. 9. 2:303:30pm at the Kwisitis Visitor Centre. Walk the beach with a Parks Canada interpreters and find out what creatures life on the shore. Free, open to all ages. No pets. NATURE WALK - WOLVES, BEARS, COUGARS OH MY!, Saturday, Aug. 10. Meet at 10am at the Whale Lot trailhead first parking lot Lighthouse Loop on Coastguard Road. Take a walk on the wild side! Investigate the lives of coastal sea wolves, bear and cougars! Free for all ages. SUMMER ICE CREAM SOCIAL, Saturday, Aug. 10. 3-5pm at Grey Whale Deli. Fun, summer event hosted by the Judy Gray Team! OLD SOUL REBEL AT THE MAQ PUB, Friday, Aug. 9 & Saturday, Aug. 10. Doors @ 8pm, $10 cover. Bold. Upbeat. Immense and Soulful is the cutting edge sound which is Old Soul Rebel WILD PACIFIC TRAIL BIOBLITZ!, STuesday, Aug. 13. 8am-3pm on the Wild Pacific Trail. This is an all day event and those who cannot attend during indicated times can certainly participate before or after. QUESTIONS? WANT TO VOLUNTEER? MESSAGE Naturalist@wildpacifictrail.


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



SALMON FOREST SALMON PEOPLE, Tuesdays at 8pm at the Clayoquot Theatre.


UCLUELET ALANON GROUP, Wednesdays, 7:30pm. 1663 Peninsula Rd.

8:30AM - 9

KARAOKE AT THE LEGION, Wednesdays, 10pm to 1am Tofino Legion. BADMINTON, Sundays, 7-9pm. USS Gym. $2 drop-in. DARTS, Fridays, 7pm. Tofino Legion. DARTS, Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. at the ANAF in Ucluelet. $3. FOOD BANK DISTRIBUTION DAY, Tuesdays, 1-3pm at the Seaplane Base. TOFINO PUBLIC MARKET, Saturdays, 10am-2pm in the Tofino Village Green. UCLUELET PUBLIC MARKET, Sundays, 10am-2 pm on the Village Green.

August 11 TOFINO LANTERN FESTIVAL Stop by the Tofino Botanical Gardens on Sunday, Aug. 11 from 7:30-10:30pm to experience the 19th Annual Tofino Lantern Festival, the Raincoast Education Society’s signature community event and fundraiser. The festival draws the young and young-at-heart with an unbelievable variety of handmade lanterns, live music, dance performance, food vendors, and other entertainment. Don’t miss out on one of Tofino’s most beloved and magical festivals, rain or shine. $15. Kids under 12 free.



ST. COLUMBA CHURCH Sundays, 10:30am.

GRACE BIBLE CHURCH, Sundays at 10:30am at UCC.

TOFINO BIBLE FELLOWSHIP Sundays, 10:30am. Tofino Legion.

CHRIST COMMUNITY AND SUNDAY SCHOOL, Sundays, 10:30 am. 1419 Peninsula Rd, Ucluelet.


HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH, Sunday Mass 10 am. Weekday Mass: Wed 9:30 am and Fri 7 pm. Ucluelet.

To submit your activities, e-mail:, 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.

The Pacific Rim Arts Society would like thank all of our amazing talent, volunteers and support businesses for another very successful 2019 Summer Festival! Special thanks to our committee: Mark Penney, Myles Morrison Susan Payne and our coordinator: Lisa Trombley Our hard worker bees! Geoff Johnson, Tick, Sophie L’Homme, Cam Dennison, Cindy Hutchinson, Chandele at the Tofino Market, District of Tofino / Ucluelet Public Works & Recreation Depts., Carl Sieber and Diana Lukinuk (PRNPR), Katherine Loiselle, Phoebe Mehdorn, Karen Smith, Myles Morrison, Mark Penney and Keith Gallant. Amazing and talented performers! Nick Sherman, Leela Gilday, Big Easy Funk Ensemble, Maz, Esther Celebrini, Joanne Streetly, Myles Morrison and Big Beach Review, Janine Wood, Sarah - Belly fit, Acuzena Flameco, Funkenometry and Steve Howard And of course our wonderful SPONSORS and Support Businesses: Tin Wis Resort and Beach Front Bistro, Westerly News, Mermaid Tales, Murrays Grocery, Army and Navy, Pacific Sands Resort, Canadian Princess Resort, Thornton Motel, Dahlia House and the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. As well as our funders; Canadian Heritage, BC Arts Council, Government of BC, District of Ucluelet and the District of Tofino. We could not have had such great success without your support. Next year PRAS will celebrate its 50th anniversary ... and we are starting the planning now. Let us know if you would like to participate!


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Area C: Long Beach

ZONING BYLAW REVIEW OPEN HOUSE The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD) has completed a review and drafted updates to the Zoning Bylaw.

Tell us what you think! Wednesday, August 14, 2019 4:00 to 7:00 pm Ucluelet Community Centre 500 Matterson Drive Drop in format, with display boards and maps to review More information available:




Sproat Lake residents oppose cannabis park SUSIE QUINN

Residents in the Sproat Lake area are not happy that a proposed cannabis university, or “cannapark” is being proposed for the region. The management team from Wild Coast Canna held a public meeting in June in Port Alberni to divulge plans to build B.C.’s first ‘cannapark’, or purpose-built industrial park that would see property or space in a building leased to independent cannabis growers. Co-founder Brian Harris said when complete, the cannapark would include a 200,000-squarefoot or larger building and 40-50 acres of outdoor cultivation. A 40-acre industrial site in between Airport Road and Great Central Lake Road has been chosen. Mike and Sheri Gerigk own property behind the proposed cannapark that has been in the family for 65 years. While they are presently located in Alberta, they are making plans to move full time to Sproat Lake. Both are concerned about environmental impacts of the proposed industrial park, and voiced those concerns via letter at a Sproat Lake Community Association meeting on July 18. “The biggest and most detrimental effect on the community would be the ‘skunky’ cannabis smell and poor air quality the farm will emit,” Mike Gerigk said. He is also worried about water in the area.



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“The second most devastating effect…would be the water supply,” he wrote. Gerigk worries that the aquifer in the area—already a concern to residents—could be depleted if the company chooses to use groundwater as a source. One man stood up at a Sproat Lake Community Association meeting earlier this month and said he and his wife are new residents with young kids and are concerned about the proposal. “We just spent a year of our lives developing our property to live in and now it’s jeopardized,” the man said. Wild Coast Canna’s property is only 500 metres from the upper Sproat Lake campground and at present there is no access to the property from Airport Road, the man added. “It doesn’t just end at 40 acres (of outdoor cultivation),” he said. “It’s scalable; there’s 170 acres in there. “If this goes through, we’re selling. Who wants to raise kids next to (that)?” He is also concerned at how much water such a facility could potentially draw from the aquifer. Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District director Penny Cote, whose area encompasses Sproat Lake, said Wild Coast Canna are in the study phase of their development. “They are doing studies so there is a study to look at water,” Cote said at the community meeting. “They have consultants hired to look at that.” Cote said there isn’t much the ACRD can do, because the land is zoned appropriately for the proposed use of a cannapark.

conGratulationS! Citizen of the Year: Wild Pacific Trail Society Volunteer of the Year: Cris Martin Business of the Year: Blue Room Youth of the Year: Cameron Graham

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Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News, August 07, 2019  

August 07, 2019 edition of the Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News

Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News, August 07, 2019  

August 07, 2019 edition of the Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News