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Gord Johns is heading back to Ottawa. Around 10 p.m. on election night, Oct. 21, after enough votes had been counted to make it clear he had earned back his seat as Courtenay-Alberni’s Member of Parliament, an exuberant Johns ran cheering into a room full of supporters in Parksville, high-fiving and embracing them as they applauded his victory. “I am so inspired by each and every one of you, I really am,” Johns said in a victory speech live-streamed by Black Press Media. “I first want to thank the people of Courtenay-Alberni for giving me their confidence to serve them again and I promise to continue to fight to make life better for people in our communities, to protect our coast and our environment.” Johns received 29,790 votes, 41.2 per cent of the 72,280 votes cast in the riding. Conservative Party candidate Byron Horner placed second with 23,936 votes followed by Green Party candidate Sean Wood, 9,762 votes, Liberal candidate Jonah Gowans, 8,620 votes and Marxist-Leninist Barbara Biley, 172 votes. “Regardless of how people voted, we’re going to be working for everyone, as we did for the last four years,” he said. “We have a lot of work to do, we know that and we’re only going to get that work done if we work together.” Continued on A3


SPOOKY COMMUNITY SPIRIT: During the Wild Pacific Trail’s Pumpkins in the Mist walk on Sunday night, Courtney Johnson and Hjalmer Wenstob smiled for the camera while Wenstob’s daughter Huumiis’ expression suggests she might have been a little too convinced by Johnson’s frightfully terrific witch costume.



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UES breakfast program volunteers prep the table for an early morning rush of over 25 hungry kids.

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“It’s the best start to my day. I look forward to it every morning,” said Ucluelet Elementary School cultural support worker Adam Gleeson after helping serve 27 kids a healthy breakfast on Wednesday morning. Since the start of the school year, Gleeson alongside Nuu-chah-nulth education worker and UES breakfast program founder Jason Sam have provided over 800 students with a well-balanced breakfast. The number of students fed are up this year, notes Sam, but with community support they are able to offer a large buffet: local eggs from Reg and Kelly, fresh fruit, yogurt and granola, milk and dairy free milk alternatives, oatmeal, smoothies, and multigrain toast with organic sunflower seed butter. “It feels great to help out,” said Kelly Deakin, who also donates a portion of her art sales to the program. “I raised four kids on my own so I know how hard it can be to have a good start.” Some of the kids said they don’t have time in the morning to eat breakfast. Their school bus arrives at UES at 8:25 a.m. and the bell rings for first period at 8:40 a.m., leaving breakfast program volunteers about 20-minutes to get them fed. “They handle the flow well and we try to get them as much protein as we can,” said Sam. Food Bank on the Edge Society supports the program with money, food, and gift cards to buy food at the Co-op. Retired district

– Jason Sam staff and Food Bank treasurer Barb Millar volunteers two days a week. “It’s nice to know the kids go to class having had a nutritious meal,” said Millar. Udo Lerch, owner of the Floathouse Patio and Grill, is etched in to assist with breakfast on Friday mornings now that his restaurant is closed for the winter. He said he is looking forward to serving the kids “simple, basic and delicious food.” His restaurant also donated $4,000 to the UES and USS breakfast programs this year. Ucluelet Secondary now offers a cooked breakfast once per week. “A breakfast sandwich with egg, that students can take to go. It’s a huge hit,” said Sam. Both breakfast programs are free to all UES and USS students. The UES program feeds about 3,300 kids annually. If parents need to go to work early, Sam said they can send their child up to the UES kitchen just after 8:00 a.m. “A shout out to all the awesome volunteers who come to prepare and cook breakfast,” he said. Anyone interested in volunteering or making a donation is encouraged to contact Sam at: 250-726-7796.

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PRNPR searches for ‘Poop Fairies’ ANDREW BAILEY

The term ‘dirty job’ doesn’t quite do this one justice. The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is hoping to transform some of the West Coast’s least squeamish locals into ‘poop fairies’ to help monitor wolves on the West Coast. Each valiant ‘poop fairy’ will be taught tracking techniques as well as to identify wolf scat and differentiate it from other predators’ feces as part of the uniquely hands-on citizen science project, according to Todd Windle, a resource management officer with the Park Reserve. “It’s a great way to get outside and learn more about natural history while contributing to coexistence with wolves and a larger understanding collectively,” Windle told the Westerly News. “It’s a pretty cool way to get involved in conservation in your area.” The Poop Fairy Program is part of the Park Reserve’s ongoing multi-year Wild About Wolves project designed to increase coexistence and decrease conflicts between humans and wolves both inside and outside the Park Reserve’s borders. “We’re working across boundaries just like the wolves do,” he said. Interested ‘poop fairies’ must be able to commit to at least one poo hunt per month for one year and they cautioned volunteers not to expect goldmines each time they search. “We’d probably be lucky for the average volunteer to pick up one or two in a month realistically,” he said. “Once you kind of start looking and get a little bit more of


The Park Reserve is calling on West Coast residents to help collect wolf poop.

“You can actually get a lot of information from scat.” – Todd Windle a trained eye, you can detect them a little bit more obviously, but it’s not something that’s going to be a huge volume that’s for sure.” He added that anyone familiar with walking a dog, will be pleasantly surprised by what they pick up. “Wild carnivore scat is actually less smelly and less disgusting than processed dog food for sure,” he said. Windle said people who sign up will be assigned to areas they already enjoy visiting. “Obviously there are lots of people that are out and about enjoying the outdoors here whether its on beaches or trails or old logging

roads. So, we’re just asking for a little bit of help from people while they’re out there,” he said. “It would be wonderful to get a nice little group of local volunteers and, I think, for the people that are going to be interested in it, they’re going to be really interested in it, as weird as that sounds. And then, for other people it’s clearly going to just not be their cup of tea.” He said the wolf poop collected will be sent to a lab where it will be mined for a myriad of valuable information like diet, kinship and health. “You can actually get a lot of information from scat,” he said. He said poop fairies will be trained to use GPS devices to map out where wolf feces are being found and DNA will be compared to find out how wolves within packs are related to each other as well as neighbouring packs. Learning individual diets will

also help researchers understand whether different packs are focusing on different prey species while also gaining a better understanding of what wolves are hunting for at different times of year. That could help the Park Reserve focus its management on areas where wolves are likely to be finding those prey species to better help humans avoid them. Poo collectors will also be asked to leave some remains of the feces behind, because wolves are communicating with scent marking. “We don’t want to completely remove the whole sample because it’s also how they’re communicating with each other.” Wolves were biologically extricated from Vancouver Island in the 1960’s with occasional sightings being reported once every few years through the 1970’s and 1980’s. “Basically 21 years ago now, they kind of showed up and started establishing packs and territories again,” Windle explained. “As that’s happened, so has an increase in conflicts between people and wolves.” He said improving the West Coast’s ability to coexist with its wolf population is vital because wolves are a keystone species that heavily impact their environment and added that the Park Reserve is mandated to protect the area’s ecological integrity and biodiversity. “They’re also a really important species spiritually and culturally to the Nuu-chah-nulth Nations that we share the land with,” he said. Anyone interested in becoming a poop fairy is encouraged to contact Windle at 250-726-7165 ext. 227 or

Coast excited to work with Johns From A1 West Coast leaders seemed as ecstatic about the win as the MP himself and expressed delight to see the riding’s reins remain in Johns’ hands. “It’s great news,” Ahousaht First Nation Chief Greg Louie told the Westerly News. “Ahousaht has a really good relationship with Gord. He does a lot of good work for Gord Johns not only Ahousaht but the region and his constituents.” Louie commended Johns for visiting Ahousaht and working hard to stay in touch with the community.

“It’s not just about photo-ops, it’s about sitting down and having real good dialogue,” Louie said. “For him to come to our community is huge…When he walks our land, sits in our council boardroom and meets our people, that says a lot about his commitment to his position and to the people.” Ucluelet mayor Mayco Noel told the Westerly that Johns’ win was a win for the West Coast. “It’s wonderful for our community and for the entire region,” he said. “Gord has always been very approachable, he understands our needs and wants…He’s present, visible and available.” He added that Johns’ West Coast roots, having lived in Tofino for over 20 years before being elected to his first term as MP in 2015, allow local leaders to speak with him openly and candidly about

various issues. “There was no having to sugar coat it with him or try to educate him, he knows first-hand and understands the delicacy of our economy on the coast,” he said. “He just really resonates with a lot of people here because he comes from this area.” Noel said Ucluelet would give Johns a week off before getting back to business. “We have all sorts of wants and needs, so we’re definitely going to be setting up a meeting in the near future with him. In the meantime, we’ll just enjoy his victory,” he said. Tofino Mayor Josie Osborne said she was “really glad” to see Johns heading back to Ottawa as the West Coast’s Member of Parliament. “He’s an incredibly hard-working MP and has brought our West

Coast voices to Ottawa in a way I haven’t seen before,” Osborne told the Westerly via email. She added that Johns going into his second term means Tofino will be able to “hit the ground running” with its MP and the district has several projects ready for him to lobby the federal government for funding. “One of our biggest priorities this term will be completing below-market rental housing, so we need his strong voice with other NDP and Green MPs to hold the Liberals accountable to their housing commitments,” she wrote. “In addition, infrastructure investment remains a high priority, and I’m counting on Gord to keep pushing for the investments that municipalities like Tofino and Ucluelet need to reduce the burden on the property tax system.”


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TIDES & WEATHER 7 Days Tidal Predictions Provided by Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Ucluelet THURSDAY OCTOBER 31, 2019 TIDE 03:33 09:00 15:05 21:52

Metres 3.1 1.4 3.6 0.4

Feet 10.2 4.6 11.8 1.3


Mix Sun & Clouds

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 1, 2019 TIDE 04:24 09:45 15:49 22:41

Metres 3 1.6 3.4 0.6

Feet 9.8 5.2 11.2 2.0


Mainly Sunny

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 2, 2019 TIDE 05:22 10:38 16:38 23:37

Metres 2.8 1.8 3.1 0.9

Feet 9.2 5.9 10.2 3.0


Mainly Sunny

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 3, 2019 TIDE 06:29 11:45 17:37

Metres 2.7 1.9 2.9

Feet 8.9 6.2 9.5


Mainly Cloudy

MONDAY NOVEMBER 4, 2019 TIDE 00:42 07:43 13:13 18:53

Metres 1 2.7 1.9 2.7

Feet 3.3 8.9 6.2 8.9


Mix Sun & Clouds

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 5, 2019 TIDE 01:52 08:50 14:37 20:15

Metres 1.2 2.7 1.9 2.7

Feet 3.9 8.9 6.2 8.9


Cloudy with Sunny Breaks

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 6, 2019 TIDE 02:55 09:42 15:41 21:25

Metres 1.2 2.8 1.7 2.7

Feet 3.9 9.2 5.6 8.9


Cloudy with Showers

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When the election hangover fades our work begins The election results are in and we can now try to shake the hangover of the non-stop political indignation and accusations that characterized our federal election campaign. It was an election that Justin Trudeau described as the dirtiest, nastiest campaign ever, rife with disinformation (that’s the political word for lies). Andrew Scheer railed against the Liberals, warning of higher taxes, fewer jobs, and less money in everyone’s pockets. The Liberals raised the social cost of a Conservative government, painting it with the brush of racism, intolerance, and greed. In truth, neither of those parties managed to escape unscathed by accusations of racism, dishonesty and just

plain meanness. In the latter days of the campaign, as polls started fraying the nerves of the party elites, both parties turned their attention to the NDP, alternating between open threats and mealy-mouthed cajoling in anticipation of a minority government. And the NDP was certainly not blameless. It took to attacking the Green Party with accusations that the Greens would “sell-out” to the Conservatives. It was more than a little tiresome. Exhausting, really. And, if that wasn’t fatiguing enough, smoke from the American political dumpster fire continued to blow over the border, threatening to spread the xenophobic lunacy of the U.S.’s executive branch to our own body politic. The overt nationalism of the People’s

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NOTICE OF DISPOSITION OF INTEREST IN LAND AND PROVISION OF ASSISTANCE Pursuant to section 26(3) of the Community Charter, the District of Tofino (“District”) hereby provides notice of its intention to transfer to the Tofino Housing Corporation Inc. (the “Company”), a wholly owned subsidiary of the District, fee simple title to the land located at 700 Sharp Road, Tofino, B.C. and legally described as PID: 000-251-861 Lot 1, District Lot 132, Clayoquot District, Plan 33516 (the “Lands”), for nominal consideration $1.00. In addition, pursuant to section 24 of the Community Charter, the District hereby provides notice of its intention to provide assistance to the Company by transferring the Lands to the Company for less than fair market value, as the transfer will be for $1.00 and the most recent assessed value of the Lands, as determined by BC Assessment, is approximately $420,000. The District will be providing this assistance to Company pursuant to a partnering agreement under which the Company will provide, on behalf of the District, the service of providing attainable and affordable housing for employees and residents within the District of Tofino and surrounding geographical areas.

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Strike causes school cancellations in Saanich Saanich School District confirmed that schools would be closed for instruction starting Monday morning. In an update to its website Sunday, the school district said CUPE 441 confirmed it intends to continue with a full withdrawal of services Sunday evening and has the support of the Saanich Teachers’ Association, which has indicated it will not be crossing picket lines. CUPE Local 441 represents nearly 500 kindergarten to grade 12 support staff and workers including education assistants, support staff, library techs, youth and family counsellors and clerical, custodial, grounds, maintenance, transportation and trades staff. The local served a 72-strike notice to the District Wednesday after two unsuccessful mediation sessions on wage dissatisfaction. The workers are paid lower wages than their counterparts in bordering Districts, but the SD63 Parents and guardians are being asked to make alternate arrangements for their children. The District has leveled that in an agreement reached more than 20 years ago, workers opted for more benefits in place of higher salaries. SD63 has nearly 8,000 students in 14 schools ranging from elementary to secondary. Saanich Parks and Recreation is hosting a day camp for at least the first week of the strike, with camps at the Gordon Head Recreation Centre and Saanich Commonwealth Place. –


Man rescues dog from burning building A Saturday fire in Victoria was either a daring rescue or a fool-hardy act, depending on your perspective. Oscar Pohl, an acting battalion chief with the Victoria Fire Department, said a man described as in his 30s or 40s suffered smoking inhalation after he entered a burning house on Davie Street to rescue his dog. “In this case, he was able to exit the building with his dog, but he could very well have gone down in the smoke,” said Pohl. “He could have been a victim in a more deadly sense, than waiting for us to arrive to rescue his dog. But that is easy for somebody to say when it is not your pet. Entering a building when there is an active fire is not a safe thing to do.” Despite Pohl warning against entering the building, he acknowledged the perspective of the pet owner. “Like I said, it is one of those things,” he said. “At any point of time, we make one of those choices. But it always reminds me of water safety. One of the first things they teach you is don’t become a victim yourself. But then again, I wasn’t there at the time and it was not my pet.”

So what happened to the pet, which Pohl described as a black Labrador cross? The animal, along with a cat rescued from the basement, found a temporary new home with a neighbour. The status of the man is not clear. “As far as I know, ambulance took one person, possibly two to the hospital for smoke inhalation, and they were being treated there. They hadn’t returned from the hospital by the time we left the scene. So I have had no update on their condition,” said Pohl. Pohl said investigation into the fire will resume Monday. “They [investigators] have an area of interest and they just want to play some things out,” he said. “They are not considering it as suspicious. They are looking at it as sort of accidental cause from what have I gleaned from the situation so far.” Three engines, a rescue truck, a ladder truck, and a battalion vehicle responded to the fire, he said. “Everybody who was shift for Victoria was in attendance,” he said. Pohl estimates that the fire caused estimated damages of around $150,000. – New mural unveiled in Oak Bay Artist Luke Ramsey was in Oak Bay on Wednesday to present the finished Parade of Play mural that overlooks the Jack Wallace Memorial Track behind Oak Bay High. With the parade of zany characters zippin’, boppin’,

honkin’ and rockin’ their way along the track, it’s already hard to imagine how track and soccer field users went half a century without a mural on the previously the drab looking Oak Bay public works building. “Seeing so many people use this track, so many people training, families, toddlers cycling on it, people throwing the javelin, there’s so much activity that I wanted to reflect in the piece, to get that movement,” Ramsey said. Among the characters is a lot of detail. “You can enjoy it from afar, and if you use the track, each time you pass you can enjoy different details,” Ramsey said. “I tried to incorporate local wildlife, a deer, a squirrel [although people have been calling it a raccoon, which is fine], an orca in a wheelchair, because when I first came here there was a guy doing laps in a wheelchair,” Ramsey said. – Fuel stolen from fire truck in Qualicum A thief on the mid Island went so far as to steal fuel from a fire truck. Oceanside RCMP recently released its regular crime report, noting that on Oct. 10, fuel was stolen from a private company fire truck located on Qualicum Main and Memorial Avenue in Qualicum Beach. Video surveillance footage was supplied to police. –

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Benefits? BEING HEARD • Every person affected shares how the event affected them. CONTRIBUTING TO THE OUTCOME • All those affected decide how to repair the harm. GAINING PERSPECTIVE • Participants hear directly from each other, their views and other versions of the story. RESTORING OR ESTABLISHING BONDS • Restorative practices strengthen and forge new bonds among participants and families, and restores trust and stability in the community. ACHIEVING CLOSURE AND HEALING • Staying in community to deal with its issues has proven to be the best way to achieve superior results. REINTEGRATING • The “offender” is reintegrated into the community and given the opportunity to repair the harm they did. Sign up with West Coast Restorative Justice Service Myles Morrison at 250-726-2313 or Course fees and texts covered by the BC Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General

Bulldogs lose in shootout The Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ unbeaten streak at home has been spoiled, but the team still managed to pick up three of four points on the weekend with a win against Cowichan and a shootout loss against Vernon. The homestand started with a close game against the Island division leading Cowichan Valley Capitals on Friday, Oct. 25. The Caps opened scoring early in the first, but the Bulldogs tied things up with Moe Acee’s first BCHL goal a few minutes later. With less than a minute to go in the opening frame, the Caps took the lead once more. The second period was all Bulldogs, with Dawson Tritt netting two goals within a few minutes of each other to tie things up and then take the lead. The home team doubled their lead in the third with a goal from Austin Spiridakis. Cowichan managed one last goal before the end of the game, but the Bulldogs held on for the 4-3 win. Goaltender Jackson Glassford made 24 saves in the win. Saturday’s game was a battle between two of the hottest teams in the league as the Vernon Vipers came to town. Bulldogs goaltender Luke Pearson made 43 of 46 saves in the effort. The Bulldogs were badly outshot throughout the game, 46-21. Next up, the Bulldogs will travel to Nanaimo on Friday, Nov. 1. –

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Mary Kimoto holds her Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers at a ceremony on Oct. 22 in Ucluelet’s George Fraser Community Room. Kimoto was presented the award by Sgt. Steve Mancini and Mayor Mayco Noël in front of a packed house.

Mary Kimoto receives Sovereign’s Medal NORA O’MALLEY

Mary Toshiko Kimoto was honoured last week with a Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers for the many years she has devoted to bettering Ucluelet. The Medal for Volunteers is an official Canadian honour and the only one for volunteerism given by the Governor General of Canada. Mary was presented the Sovereign’s Medal by Ucluelet’s RCMP detachment commander Sgt. Steve Mancini and Mayor Mayco Noël at the start of the Oct. 22 regular council meeting. The packed audience of friends, family and supporters celebrated her prestigious award with a standing ovation. “Thank you. I believe there are many more people here today that deserve this honour more than me,” said Mary. “Thank you for offering it to me. I love you all and I love

Ucluelet. Thank you so much.” Mary moved to the West Coast with her husband Tom in 1951. Tom had been a fisherman in Tofino when he was forcibly removed during Japanese-Canadian Internment in 1942. The family had intended to resettle in Tofino, but found too much tension against Japanese Canadians so they moved to Ucluelet instead. “She bonded a small community of Japanese. She was instantly a leader. People relied on her,” said Mary’s niece Ellen Kimoto. Mary was involved in forming the Recreational Commission and the Swimming Club at Kennedy Lake. She is also a founding member of the Ucluelet and Area Historical Society (UAHS). Mayor Noël offered a heartfelt thank you to Mary on behalf of the community. “She is an inspiration and true matriarch for the historical society. Mary is a proud


representative of our local heritage. She was instrumental in having the Ucluelet area officially acknowledged as a historic place in the Heritage B.C. Japanese Historic Places recognition project in 2017. Today we celebrate and honour Mary Kimoto’s years of volunteerism and passion for the community,” said Noël. Ucluelet residents Mary Christmas and Shirley Martin played a large role in bringing the Medal for Volunteers to Mary. “We look up to her so much. She’s done so much for the community,” said Martin, adding that the nomination process took about two years and that district staff were also integral in getting the medal to Mary. “I was born the year Mary came to Ucluelet. Ever since I was born, she’s been here doing things for the community. For me, she’s just always been here as a mainstay of someone that quietly goes about doing things without

ever looking for acknowledgement,” Martin said. “I think the [Sovereign’s Medal] fits perfectly. I’m just thrilled. You can tell by the response of everyone in the room. You can just see how much she is admired and loved,” she said. “I spent a lot of time with her and feel really honoured to be her friend. She is gentle and generous. She’s got a fantastic sense of humour,” said Christmas. “She raised money in those simple ways for years with the goal of a museum for the UAHS,” Christmas went on to say. At 97-years of age, Mary continues to petition for a museum that would honour the local Japanese families, First Nations, and pioneers of the Ucluelet area. - With files from Andrew Bailey

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Unpicked fruit luring bears into West Coast communities Animals finding treasure trove of accessible attractants


They’re coming for the fruit, but staying for the garbage and that’s getting them killed. A surprisingly abundant fall season fruit yield has West Coast black bears following their noses into communities where they are becoming addicted to easily accessible garbage left unsecured by residents and visitors. Bear activity is supposed to slow down significantly this time of year, but WildSafeBC Pacific Rim coordinator Bob Hansen told the Westerly News sightings “increased dramatically” in both September and October compared to past years. “It seems that the common factor is the exceptional production of fruit trees this year and we’re getting reports right across the region. Every community that has fruit trees has bears actively foraging,” he said. “With the fruit drawing and holding the bears in the community, the bears are also following their noses and finding garbage that’s unsecured and other attractants. That’s been where things have really gone sideways…Initially, the reports were fruit, fruit, fruit, but then we started getting reports that they were into garbage, they’re finding those composts that have meat scraps in them, they’re checking out chickens; just spending a lot of time in the communities.” He said six habituated bears have been killed so far this year “Unfortunately, the toll on bears is climbing and may continue here for a while as these bears become food conditioned to garbage and other things,” he said. “Those are bears that have become so focused on finding garbage and other things that, as their behaviour becomes more focused on that, the risk to the public increases and then it comes down to the Conservation Officer Service to make that choice. They have to balance trying to conserve wildlife with public safety…It’s always an incredibly difficult decision and never taken lightly.” In an effort to keep wildlife wild and


Fruit trees are leading bears into West Coast communities where they are becoming hooked on garbage and other attractants that are too easy to access and put the animals in peril.

“Unfortunately, the toll on bears is climbing...” – Bob Hansen prevent more bears from being killed, WildSafeBC is collaborating with the Tofino Community Food Initiative to map out the region’s fruit trees and remove their bounties before bears find them. “There’s a lot more fruit trees than I was certainly aware of and the bears have been very effective at finding those fruit trees…We were caught by surprise with what happened this year, but we’ve been talking to a number of potential partners and looking at funding sources with the goal to have the ability to help community members out with their fruit harvesting,” Hansen said adding apples are the primary culprit, but plums are playing a role as well. “Some of these apple trees are really large and have been around for a long, long, time and the bears can climb up and basically just gorge.” He said West Coasters are doing significantly better with securing theirgarbage and that his weekly patrols in Tofino and Ucluelet have yielded very few bins being left out.

He added he’s also been impressed by the number of commercial garbage containers that are now latched and secured. He attributed that improvement to the ongoing educational efforts being made by WildsafeBC, Raincoast Education Society, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, Clayoquot Biosphere Trust, Thornton Creek Hatchery and others. “”All of these efforts in the communities are having a positive effect,” he said. “There’s quite a collective of organizations and education efforts going on in all our communities and it is having a positive impact, it’s just that we’ve got a ways to go.” He urges all residents to report wildlife sightings to the Conservation Officer service at 1-877-952-7277 and said those reports are mapped out and can be viewed at “It’s a way to keep our communities informed on activity, it gives the conservation officers a picture of what’s going on in each community and it also helps me as well in terms of where I can focus my education efforts. So, it’s important to make those reports,” he said.

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Canoe tour company paddling new path Tsimka Martin earns BC Indigenous Business Award NORA O’MALLEY

T’ashii Paddle School, Tofino’s premier First Nations canoe tour operator and the 2019 BC Indigenous Business Awards winner for ‘Business of the Year’, is up for sale. T’ashii owner and Tla-oqui-aht First Nation Tsimka Martin said she is proud of what she built with her ex-partner, Emre Bosut, over the last seven years. “My business is for sale and I am looking for the right buyers,” Martin told the Westerly News over lattes on the patio at Tofino Sea Kayaking. “I would love to see T’ashii continue, and I’m excited to explore other work within my life,” she said. Bosut will continue the paddle boarding, surfing and first aid side of the business under the new name ‘SWELL Education’. “Tsimka is selling the canoe side of things. I’m stoked to keep things going with SUP tours, rentals, and lessons,” said Bosut, a member of the Tofino Volunteer Fire Department. T’ashii Paddle School launched in 2013 with one traditional dugout cedar canoe. While Martin said the first couple years were a struggle to get bookings, news of Tofino’s unique Indigenous guided coastal tours slowly spread through word of mouth, and by 2019, T’ashii Paddle had

three canoes on the water and employed a good number of Nuu-chah-nulth locals. “My main motivation and pride after seven years was mentoring other young guides into the [interpreter] position,” said Martin adding that she is committed to helping with the transition and training of whoever buys the company. Guests aboard T’ashii canoe tours were treated to a scenic paddle of Clayoquot Sound balanced by personal stories and First Nations history of the area. “I was happy to have a platform to talk about residential schools and the potlatch ban. It’s so important to talk about these things in order to come to a place of understanding,” Tsimka said. Tofino Mayor Josie Osborne nominated T’ashii Paddle School for the British Columbia Achievement Foundation Indigenous Business Award. She publicly congratulated Martin and Bosut via on her Facebook Page. “[They] have put so much passion and dedication in creating a business that employs and mentors youth, minimizes its impact on the natural environment, honours the teachers and mentors who helped them, opens the eyes of visitors from all corners of the world to the treasures of the Tla-o-qui-aht territory, and pursues excellence in everything they do. You inspire all of us in the

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Tofino to welcome first female hotelier Hotel Zed CEO Mandy Farmer delivers keynote speech to Alberni Valley chamber


Tofino will be getting a new hotel next summer, and with it the West Coast town will also be getting its first female hotelier. Mandy Farmer, president and CEO of Accent Inns and Hotel Zed, was a keynote speaker at a women in business forum hosted by the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce on, Oct. 16. The forum, Mandy Farmer held at Chances Rimrock Gaming Centre, had more than 80 people registered, and featured a full day of networking and local women sharing their stories, challenges and triumphs in business.

“I admit I had a bit of a chip on my shoulder about the term ‘CEO.’” – Mandy Farmer

During the event, Farmer announced that construction is already underway for a new Hotel Zed location in Tofino. According to Tofino mayor Josie Osborne, Farmer will be the only female hotel owner in Tofino. All other hotels and resorts—not including smaller motels—are owned by men or First Nations. Farmer talked last Wednesday about her fight to pave her way in the male-dominated hotel industry. Accent Inns was originally established as “Stay ‘n Save Motor Inns” by Farmer’s father in the late 1980s. Farmer did not intend to work in the

family business, but took a job as a sales manager because she was having difficulty finding work in her field. “I had a neuropsychology degree,” she laughed. “I did not want to work for my dad.” But it was Farmer’s influence that resulted in a complete redesign of the business, including its name, logo and decor. It took 10 years for her to convince the board to open Hotel Zed, but this new hotel chain led to Farmer being recognized as Hotelier of the Year by Pinnacle Awards in 2016. In 2008, Farmer took over the company and became CEO. “I admit I had a bit of a chip on my shoulder about the term ‘CEO,’” she said. “I thought, I’m an imposter, I shouldn’t be here.” Her attempts to become “more conservative” and act more like her father didn’t make her feel any better. “That just wasn’t me,” she explained. “I soon realized that I

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needed to bring authenticity into the workplace.” Farmer’s personality is visible in Accent Inn locations, from the rubber ducks in the bathrooms to the humorous notepads beside the beds. But Hotel Zed is where she truly shines, with funky, colourful decor, rotary phones, ping pong tables, vintage VW shuttle vans and free bike rentals. “Tofino hasn’t seen anything like a Hotel Zed,” said Farmer. “I think people are excited about the fresh energy that Zed is bringing.” The first two Hotel Zed locations, in Victoria and Kelowna, started out as run-down motels that were redesigned and repurposed. The Tofino location will be built entirely from scratch, which gives Farmer “a blank canvas” to work with and make her own. “It needs a lot more work,” she explained. “It’s truly going to be a hotel like the world has not seen before.” She described some of the features

that will be included in the new location: a mini disco dance floor that lights up, a secret entranceway through a wardrobe to a 1980s arcade, a poker table, a psychic stand and a bike lane running through the hotel. “It’s got a lot of really weird stuff,” she laughed. The Tofino community, she said, has been “very receptive” to Hotel Zed. “I’ve been going to Tofino my whole life,” explained Farmer. “It’s one of my favourite places in the world. I’m in the fortunate position now where I get to choose where I want to expand.” As for future expansions of Hotel Zed, Farmer hasn’t committed to any new locations. She did, however, say that she could see a Hotel Zed doing well in Port Alberni. “Port Alberni has so much potential,” she explained. “It’s an absolute jewel.”

THE DISTRICT OF UCLUELET NOTICE OF HIGHWAY CLOSURE AND DISPOSITION Pursuant to section 40 of the Community Charter, the District of Ucluelet gives notice of its intention to close to traffic and remove the highway dedication of the 929.7 square metre portion of highway shown outlined in a heavy black line and identified as “Road To Be Closed” on Reference Plan EPP94619, a reduced copy of which forms part of this notice. The proposed highway closure and removal dedication would be accomplished by the adoption of Ucluelet Road Closure and Dedication Removal Bylaw No. 1252, 2019 (the “Proposed Bylaw”). Council will consider adopting the Proposed Bylaw at its regular meeting at the Ucluelet Community Centre, located at 500 Matterson Drive, Ucluelet, BC, on November 12, 2019 at 2:30 pm. At this meeting, persons who consider they are affected by the Proposed Bylaw will be allowed to make representations to Council and will be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions. A copy of the Proposed Bylaw will be available for viewing at the Municipal Hall, 200 Main Street, Ucluelet, BC, from October 28, 2019, to November 12, 2019, during the District’s regular business hours of 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Mondays to Friday, except holidays. The District of Ucluelet further gives notice, pursuant to section 26 of the Community Charter, of its intention to sell the closed portion of highway to John Stephen Bird and Julie Davina Bird (the “Purchasers”). The closed portion of highway will be transferred to the Purchasers for consolidation with the Purchaser’s adjacent lands, and in exchange the Purchasers will dedicate portions of their land as road – including a portion to provide public access to Spring Cove approximately 60m west of the area of existing highway proposed to be closed ‐ and the District will pay $15,800.00.

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Candidates identify key differences The six residents on the ballot for Tofino’s Nov. 2 byelection explain what sets them apart

Tofino will vote in a byelection on Nov. 2. Six candidates have put their names forward to fill one vacant seat on the town’s municipal council. The Westerly News asked each candidate three questions and their answers were published in three consecutive editions of the Westerly. So far, the candidates have explained why they are running and what they believe are the town’s most pressing issues. The third and final question we posed to the candidates was ‘What sets you apart from the other candidates?’ The candidates were given a maximum word count of 300 words and the order of their answers below was selected at random. RONNIE LEE What sets me apart from the other candidates running in this election is my determination to succeed and my love for helping others. Growing up in a small town has taught me the benefits of supporting your peers within your community. It has taught me how rewarding it is to lift each other up and share in one anothRonnie Lee er’s successes. I have spent my three years here in Tofino building a new business from the ground up from one employee selling bbq in a tent to 32 employees and three locations throughout town. I am ambitious, motivated and work well with others. I believe that actions speak louder then words and I hope that mine have done so for me throughout the work I have done in this community over the past three years. If elected to council, I will bring to the position my core values of family, community and helping others; paired with my ambition and drive to succeed. Tofino can count on me to provide a stable, rational approach to the issues that will be presented to council. STEPHEN ASHTON I live off the grid. My home generates all the electricity that I consume through solar panels on the roof. My primary vehicle for most of the year is my kayak. I have been a long time board member of the Friends of Clayoquot Sound and am dedicated to action on climate change. In 2010, when I was on Stephen Ashton Tofino Council, I introduced the motion directing staff to ban franchises in Tofino because of their negative impact on health and our business community. A good council will have a variety of voices representing small business,

family needs, community interests and environmental concerns. Currently, I don’t feel there is a strong advocate for action on climate change and I would like to be that voice. If elected, I would bring forth this motion to council: That a letter be drafted to both the Federal and Provincial governments urging them to create policy, incentives, and an overall plan that would immediately help those individuals and families to transition to a less carbon burning lifestyle. We can become resilient and self reliant. Please Vote.

Having lived in Tofino for 30 years, and integrally connected to the Biosphere I understand the nature, and history of the environmental changes and challenges. I have put forward policy to update the significant tree bylaw, held strong to riparian zones and setbacks, and encouraged updates to the Strategic Plan which has fostered steps to mitigate climate change in our District. I have a Masters in Tourism Management (2011) and I am very interested in promoting sustainable tourism in Tofino. I returned to University to gain understanding, and apply this knowledge to Tofino, completing a final paper on the benefits of Educational Tourism in Tofino. I understand the pros and cons of a tourism town, the MRDT agreement, and the mixed blessing of being one of 14 RMI communities within BC. I was appointed to the Tourism Ministers Engagement Council for B.C. for 2017-2020. I would be honoured to serve again on the Council for Tofino.

OMAR SOLIMAN As I have said countless times, I believe each of us as candidates have skills that would help better this community. We are equal in wanting to see our town grow and prosper. We are equal in the love that we have for the people of this community and for the land that we have the priv- DAN LAW ilege of calling home. I am invested in Tofino. I’m committed We are equal in our to ensuring Tofino remains a place to live Omar Soliman commitment to the and grow and belong for all residents. job that is required Over the past eighteen years in Tofino I’ve built a large of us if elected, and are equal in our commitment to this town even if not. bank of work expeWe all love Tofino, and being elected rience from which to or not will never change that, because draw. Whether makthat’s what community is all about. It’s ing and selling art, not about finding our differences, winrunning small busining or losing, or even debating the best nesses, writing and directing plays for course of action. It’s about finding a common ground so that we may build local theatre, nursing on a foundation of trust, integrity, and trauma patients, or Dan Law love. repairing and maintaining vacation rentals, all my work experiences give me a broad and invaluCATHY THICKE What sets me apart from other can- able insight into what it means to work didates in the by-election race for the and run a business in Tofino. seat on Tofino Council is the experience Over that same period, I’ve developed I bring from 7 years many friendships with people of all ages, on Council ( 2011- of all walks of life, and across all eco2018) to the Coun- nomic and social spheres. Through these cil elected in 2018. I friendships, I’ve learned to appreciate am familiar with the more fully what makes a vibrant, healthy, process of municipal and diverse community. governance, and how Through these friendships, I’ve also to take leadership, learned first hand the tensions and burboth municipally and dens that threaten people’s ability to reprovincially. I have main in Tofino. I’m dedicated to working Cathy Thicke served as the co-chair with council, to mitigate the pressures of the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust; the and costs that threaten to force people only board in the region to encompass to leave the place they call home. I’m 5 First Nations, 2 Districts, and the also dedicated to working with Council ACRD with advisors from Provincial to find new and creative ways to protect and Federal levels. I am pleased to be our environment—to ensure Tofino’s part of a UNESCO Biosphere Board, natural beauty is permanently preserved. in which decision making is based on I have the energy, the time, the ability, collaboration and consensus. While not and the passion to help Council lead Toperfect, it is truly reconciliation in ac- fino through this pivotal time—to think tion on many levels. I also believe in the creatively, to reach out to all people founding principles of our Biosphere - and community groups in order to find hišukniš cawaak (everything is one and creative and equitable solutions to our interconnected). most pressing issues.

CRAIG HEBER I will factually and honestly hold Council to account for their decisions, inaction and spin without compromising my views or the voters. Council didn’t hear residents in 2018, continuing with the status quo instead. Despite Housing Crisis and tax burden of a 15,000 capacity Treatment Plant by 2,000 residents paying a majority of its cost. I t wa s o bv i o u s Craig Heber residents wanted a GREEN MICROHOME solution that ‘respects’ Trees, Ecosystems and Climate Change. Yet Council didn’t change plans for Sharp Rd or DL114. Council only finalized $44 Million in grants already earmarked in 2018, failing to secure any revenue streams from Tlao-qui-aht, the Park or Tourism Sector. Failing residents facing 50% tax increase over 5 years. Despite balance, transparency and communication being issues in 2018, Council moved to limit ‘presentations with minutes of their meetings ‘difficult’ to access. A year after ‘legalization’ and an unconstitutional Bylaw, LEGAL dispensaries aren’t open in Tofino. The 2 Council plans utilize the ‘infamous’ 3 Year Conditional Use Permit ‘punting’ problems down the road. Council decisions that have led to these ‘strains’ on long term residents can’t be fixed by candidates that sat at the table. Omar is correct that ‘communication’ and the ‘majority’ should determine all Council decisions. Ronnie is correct that ‘lack of fiscal planning for the future’ created situation of Unaffordable Housing and Tax burden on residential properties. Dan sums it up perfectly, ‘Council needs to ensure’ that a ‘successful’ Tourism Industry serves the community first’. I reject the status quo and inertia of Council’s decisions. Affordable GREEN MICROHOMES are required to preserve the unique character of TOFINO and essential for retaining it’s fundamental marketing tool; TOFICIANS. I will be a motivated voice of the majority; innovative, creative and focused on 21st Century solutions balancing tax burdens fairly.

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ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20

SCORPIO – Oct 24/Nov 22

25. Sea cow

Aries, this week may start off somewhat unbalanced. Work may be demanding more of you, and you’re finding it tough to even out the field. By midweek you’ll regain control.

You cannot seem to focus your attention on one thing for more than a few minutes, Scorpio. Random thoughts, however distracting, can inspire new ideas.


38. Brings together

23. Pokes holes in

1. Third-party access (abbr.)

39. Narrow piece of wood

24. Waiver of liability (abbr.)

4. This (Spanish)

40. Paths

8. Goals

41. Monetary unit

26. Protein coding gene

TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21

SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21

10. Something to do lightly

42. Wings

27. Where boats park

11. “Great” North Sea Empire legend

43. Soviet Socialist Republic

28. The top of a jar 29. Fitting

12. Iced or chilled drink

Make the necessary changes in your life to get back on target, Taurus. These goals may run the gamut from fitness to career. Put the future in focus.

Sagittarius, you may like to tackle projects all by yourself, but sometimes letting someone else get the job done frees up opportunities to recharge your batteries.


30. German city

13. Weight units

GEMINI – May 22/Jun 21

CAPRICORN – Dec 22/Jan 20

1. Gear

31. Martens

15. Immune system response

2. Outer part of a bird’s wing

32. They’re all over the planet

It may finally be time to get serious about getting out in the job market once more, Capricorn. Whether you’re looking for a new job or returning after a hiatus, retool your résumé.

16. Groundbreaking German pharmacologist 17. Milk-supplying companies 18. Enjoyable distraction 21. Doctor of Education 22. Type of submachine gun (abbr.) 23. Curved shape

3. Good luck charm

33. One that nests

You may be inspired to do something creative but don’t know where to focus your attention just yet, Gemini. Look to Sagittarius as a good source of inspiration.

4. Removing from memory

34. Coming at the end

CANCER – Jun 22/Jul 22

AQUARIUS – Jan 21/Feb 18

5. Group of seven people

36. Croatian coastal city

Cancer, this week you may be unable to keep everything as organized as you would like. Take a cue from someone you know is always organized.

While success brings you many things, it can feel lonely at the top, Aquarius. Surround yourself with associates who can be a sounding board and offer assistance.

LEO – Jul 23/Aug 23

PISCES – Feb 19/Mar 20

Take control of a situation that comes to light this week, Leo. No one seems willing or able to grab the reins, but you can be an excellent leader in this situation.

Take time to listen more and speak less, Pisces. Doing so allows you to make a better assessment of what those around you need and want.

VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept 22


6. Records 7. German river 9. “Last of the Mohicans” actress Madeleine

24. Brew

10. Ancient Greek war galley

25. The 13th letter of the Hebrew alphabet

12. Nonsensical speak

26. Advanced degree 27. Shock rocker 34. Enthusiast 35. Quiet’s partner 36. Hijacked 37. TV’s once needed them

14. Title of respect 15. Cast out 17. Have already done 19. Wood-loving insects 20. Analog conversion system (abbr.)


Expand your social circles and you may meet some influential people, Virgo. This can help spread the word about your stellar reputation and open doors to opportunities.

LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, after you get through an exciting event, life may slow down for a little while. But you can find plenty of ways to infuse some excitement into your days.

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Contract: Executive Director The Tofino Business Association (TBA) is a diverse mix of business operations located in the Tofino/Clayoquot Sound area. We are looking for an energetic individual who is familiar with the administration tasks associated with non profit societies. This individual must also enjoy networking, coordination, and be willing to represent the TBA, a community based business group. An interest in local issues is essential, along with the understanding that a diverse economy is an important factor in a balanced and sustainable community. In creating the TBA, local business wanted to provide for involvement in many of the government decision processes. Working under the direction of the President, the Executive Director will undertake the following: Main priorities: a) To provide an information source to our members and to have a voice in the government consultative processes by attending meetings as required and reporting back issues that impact our members; b) To network and liaise with other business organizations to build our membership and to further our objectives; c) To conduct day to day administration which includes the maintenance of accounts, paying of bills, and other record keeping as required under the Societies Act, the drafting of letters, taking of meeting minutes, facilitation of web page information; and d) Special Projects as mandated by the President and the membership. Wage be a contract rate of $25.00 per hour with a set number of hours per month. Additional hours approved by president and based on project work volume. Interested applicants should submit a resume to Cindi Levine, President c/o

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Black Press, Canada’s largest privately held media company, has an immediate opportunity for a Permanent part-time Driver (25-30 hours) at their Ladysmith location. Requirements are Class 3 with Air License required, clean driver’s abstract, forklift Certificate an asset, experience with a pallet jack an asset. Must be able to lift minimum of 25 lbs. Must be reliable, pay attention to detail, ability to work alone and have excellent communication skills. Benefits, profit sharing and advancement opportunities.


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The Yuutu?it?ath Government – Ucluelet First Nation is seeking local accommodations to support the onboarding of new staff and invite local residents to share their accommodation listings with our Administration. We seek monthly or annual lease/rental opportunities (in the Ucluelet/Tofino area) to share with new and future employees ranging from one-person to multi-person units. The Yuutu?it?athGovernment will not be responsible for arranging rental or lease agreements, but will help by connecting new employees to rental owners. Please contact Suzanne Williams, Director of Operations, or Ashley McCarthy, Administrative Coordinator if you have any questions or if you would like to add your current or future rental listing to our information database. Telephone Inquiries: 250-726-7342 Email Inquiries or Information Sharing: Website:

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BC TRANSIT OPEN HOUSE, Wednesday, Oct. 30. 4-7PM in Tofino Council Chambers. Provide feedback, ask questions, and learn more about the process the proposed Tofino-Ucluelet Transit Service and Alternative Approval Process (AAP).


MOVIE NIGHT, Monday, Nov. 4. Doors at 7:15pm, show at 8 in the Clayoquot Theatre. WILD ROSE (PG) ‘A young Scottish woman -- fresh out of jail -- dreams of becoming a Nashville star.’ Tix $8.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!, Thursday, Oct. 31. UCLUELET- Halloween Howl ,7pm at Big Beach. (free) TOFINO - Legion Hop of Horrors 9pm till late ($15).

PABLO CARDENAS MODERN TRIO, Saturday, Nov. 2. 7:30 pm in the Clayoquot Sound Theatre. West Coast Winter music presents latin jazz and more with Pablo Cardenas, piano, Louis Rudner, bass & Kelby MacNayr, drums. Tickets $25 at Mermaid Tales Bookshop and online at Octopus Events or at the door. LIVE FOLK MUSIC, Monday, Nov. 4 at the ANAF in Ucluelet. Featuring Richard Garvey, Naomi Kavka (Children of the Wave) and Keith Rodger (The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra). With a fun open jam to follow! Show starts at 9pm. $10 at the door.

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TOFINO BY-ELECTION GENERAL VOTING DAY, Saturday, Nov. 2. 8am-8pm in Tofino Council Chambers 380 Campbell St.

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UCLUELET ALANON GROUP, Wednesdays, 7:30pm. 1663 Peninsula Rd. KARAOKE AT THE LEGION, Wednesdays, 10pm to 1am. 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.

PRAS DAY Come see what the Pacific Rim Arts Society has in store for their 50th anniversary on Sunday! Their AGM is from 3-5 pm in the Black Rock Wine Cellar Room with the presentation of the Rainy Award. Lounge specials & music from 5-7pm in the Black Rock Lounge then a special performance by The Wardens at 8pm. Ride the elevator home and take advantage of the accommodation specials! Call Black Rock Resort at 250-726-4800 for PRAS Day special rate.



ST. COLUMBA CHURCH Sundays, 10:30am.

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

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



HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH, Sunday Mass 10 am. Friday service 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.

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Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News, October 30, 2019  

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October 30, 2019 edition of the Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News