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Heroes save all four in crash near Tofino ANDREW BAILEY

Heroic bystanders joined the Tofino Coast Guard to rescue four people onboard a 14’ tin vessel that crashed between Tofino and Opitsaht on Saturday night. MARPAC communications officer Janice Lee told the Westerly News that all four were rescued quickly after their first distress call went out and were transported to hospital for treatment. Lee could not speak to the severity of their injuries, but a GoFundMe page titled ‘Emergency Travel from Alberta to Vancouver’ was launched on Sunday in an effort to raise money for the father of one of the rescued to travel to BC Children’s Hospital to be with his son. ““My cousin Rick Tom and his girlfriend Jessica are traveling from Fort McMurray, Alberta to be with his son [who] was in a boating accident last night Nov 2, 2019 on route to Opitsaht from Tofino,” the page reads. “[His son] was transferred to Vancouver Children’s Hospital. Rick left immediately after he heard the news to go be by his son’s side.” The page had reached $245 of its $1,000 goal at 9 a.m. Monday.


RAINY AWARDS: The Pacific Rim Arts Society’s Mark Penney proudly presented this year’s Rainy Award to beaming co-recipients Vi Mundy and Jacqueline Chamberland at PRAS’ annual general meeting on Sunday. The prestigious annual award recognizes profound and tremendous contributions to the West Coast’s prolific art community.



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Tofino voters choose Dan Law for council ANDREW BAILEY

Dan Law is Tofino’s newest member of council. The District of Tofino released the unofficial results of today’s municipal byelection roughly 30 minutes after the polls closed at 8 p.m. that show Law the winner with 319 votes. Ronnie Lee received the second most votes with 123, followed by Cathy Thicke, 106 votes, Stephen Ashton 38, Craig Heber, 11, and Omar Soliman, 9. “I’m happy people in Tofino chose me to represent them. I’m enjoying the moment, but I’m also preparing Dan Law myself for hard work ahead. I’m also glad that through this by-election I’ve gotten to know the other candidates better; all of them have something to contribute,” Law told the Westerly News after the results were announced. He attributed his history of public service and participation in the community as the reason he feels voters put their trust in him. “People believe in what I stand for, and they believe I’ll try my best,” he said adding his first priority will be getting up to speed

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“People believe in what I stand for, and they believe I’ll try my best.” – Dan Law with the current council, elected last October. “I’ll work hard to catch up, to be an active and constructive part of the team as fast as I can. In everything I do, I’m going to work towards all that I’ve stood for in this by-election,” he said. In an email to the Westerly News Saturday night, Tofino mayor Josie Osborne expressed confidence in Law’s work ethic. “Congratulations to Dan Law on his successful run to become Tofino’s newest member of council. Although it’s with mixed emotions that we watched a by-election take place to fill the seat left by Dorothy Baert’s passing, I know that Dan is ready to join the Council team and will be a hard working councillor fully committed to helping make Tofino the best community possible,” she wrote. “I want to thank all the other candidates for stepping up and sharing their ideas and passion for Tofino. Excellent ideas and different perspectives were offered during the campaign, and I hope that most of the candidates will be able to stay involved in Tofino’s civic affairs.”


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$550K transit plan considered ANDREW BAILEY

BC Transit is ready to launch a public bus service to the West Coast in September 2021, provided the participating communities are prepared to pay roughly $550,000 a year for it. After receiving positive responses during a round of consultation in March, BC Transit returned to the West Coast last week with a bus service strategy tweaked by the public input it had received from residents. “Everyone’s been really engaged. It’s been really great. We feel like we’ve really heard a lot of good feedback from the community and a lot of people have participated in the process so far,” BC Transit planner Lindsay Taylor told the Westerly News during Ucluelet’s open house on Oct. 29. “From that, we were able to tweak the schedules, tweak the routing in some places and really get an understanding of the needs of the community.” The current plan is to have two buses running across the peninsula from May-October with buses leaving both Tofino and Ucluelet at 6 a.m. for the first trip of the day and the last trip scheduled to leave both towns at 9:10 p.m.From November-April, the service would be reduced to one bus that would start its day leaving Ucluelet at 7 a.m. with the first trip out of Tofino being at 8:10 a.m. The last trip out of Ucluelet would be 7:40 p.m. and out of Tofino would be 8:50 pm. The original schedule presented in March had the winter bus starting its day in Tofino, but, Taylor said, that was switched because public input suggested more riders would need to leave Ucluelet to get to work in Tofino than the other way around. “We’ve heard strongly that there’s more people that are travelling from Ucluelet into Tofino in the morning and that the first trip should start there,” she said. “We’ve actually made that switch to make sure the community knows that we’ve heard them and we know that’s a need here.” Alberni Clayoquot Regional District’s general manager of environmental services Rob Williams explained that the ACRD would need to collect an estimated $550,000 from the participating communities


Coun. Rachelle Cole speaks to BC Transit planner Lindsay Taylor on Oct. 29.

“One of our main concerns in the whole area is transportation.” – Rachelle Cole in order to cover the annual cost of the service, including leasing the buses. The cost breakdown for each community is expected to be: $274,319 from Tofino, $183,922 from Ucluelet, $74,130 from Electoral Area C, $16,498 from the Ucluelet First Nation and $1,131 from the Toquaht First Nation. Breaking the jurisdictional costs down further, the average Tofino household can expect to pay roughly $167 per year with the average Ucluelet household paying $98 and the average Area C household paying $88. “They’re estimates at this time and there is a bit of flexibility within that number to cover overages and increases overtime,” Williams said. “It’s rural transit, so it tends to be more expensive because you don’t pick up people along the whole duration of the trip.” That $550,000 figure includes an estimated $161,000 coming in from a $2 one-way ridership fare, though Williams noted it will be up to the communities to decide what fee to charge.

“All of the revenue captured from fares gets to offset the cost for the local government, BC Transit doesn’t take any of the revenue,” he said. Before the service can move ahead, the ACRD must obtain permission from the area’s taxpayers and, Williams explained, it can do that through either a referendum or an alternate approval process. The ACRD board has picked the latter, which means anyone opposed to the service and costs associated with it must complete a form and submit it prior to Nov. 29 at 4 p.m. Forms can be found online at as well as both Tofino and Ucluelet’s district offices. “The board felt there was enough support and momentum for this service, to go that route as opposed to a more costly referendum,” Williams said, adding that a referendum would cost an estimated $20,000 compared to the alternative approval process’ roughly $3,000 price tag. If 10 per cent of residents, roughly 602 people, submit opposition forms, the ACRD must decide whether to hold a referendum or cancel the service, according to Williams. “We believe that we won’t get 10 per cent, but that could happen and then the board has a decision to make,” he said.

Ucluelet councillor Rachelle Cole attended the open house and said she supports bringing the service to the West Coast. “One of our main concerns in the whole area is transportation,” she said. “I think this is fabulous news for the West Coast. It’s been a long time coming and let’s just get there; get’r done.” She added that there could be other funding sources to look for other than taxation to pay for the service. “I don’t know if it necessarily needs to translate directly to a tax hike,” she said, adding Ucluelet’s council could discuss alternative budgeting options. “I think there’s always going to be opposition to an increase and some people might not be able to realize or understand how their household situation and their current finances can handle that…I think that there will be a way to make it happen because we really need this and we’ll pull it together.” Tofino mayor Josie Osborne also expressed support for the service. “It offers more independence to youth and seniors, and anyone who does not drive. Public transit, in addition to the other transit offerings in Tofino—the Free Summer Shuttle and the Tiki Bus—will help to reduce traffic congestion, parking issues, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” she said. She acknowledged that Tofitians are being asked to pay more than the other communities because of their assessed property values. “In the case of ACRD services on the West Coast, like the airport, landfill and proposed transit and proposed multiplex, Tofino property owners do pay more than Area C or Ucluelet residents, because our properties are valued higher,” she said. “Overall, the property tax system is not the fairest way to collect revenue for local government services and facilities, mostly because they are unrelated to the people’s ability to pay them (unlike income taxes and sales taxes) and they disproportionately affect lower income households… Unfortunately, as inferior as it is, the property tax system is the system local governments are required to use, and we have to ensure transparent decision-making as well as excellent value and service for taxes collected.”

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Ucluelet THURSDAY NOVEMBER 7, 2019 TIDE 02:47 09:22 15:29 21:22

Metres 1.2 2.9 1.5 2.7

Feet 3.9 9.5 4.9 8.9

11°/9° Cloudy

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8, 2019 TIDE 03:29 09:54 16:09 22:09

Metres 1.2 3 1.3 2.8

Feet 3.9 9.8 4.3 9.2

12°/9° Cloudy

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9, 2019 TIDE 04:05 10:23 16:44 22:51

Metres 1.2 3.2 1.1 2.9

Feet 3.9 10.5 3.6 9.5


Rain at times Heavy

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2019 TIDE 04:39 10:50 17:18 23:31

Metres 1.3 3.3 0.9 2.9

Feet 4.3 10.8 3.0 9.5

11°/8° Rain

MONDAY NOVEMBER 11, 2019 TIDE 05:11 11:19 17:52

Metres 1.3 3.4 0.7

Feet 4.3 11.2 2.3

10°/8° Rain

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 12, 2019 TIDE 00:10 05:44 11:48 18:27

Metres 3 1.4 3.5 0.6

Feet 9.8 4.6 11.5 2.0

10°/7° Rain

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 13, 2019 TIDE 00:49 06:17 12:19 19:03

Metres 3 1.5 3.5 0.5

Feet 9.8 4.9 11.5 1.6


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Priorities in a divided province following 2019 election Federal election results provide more proof that B.C. is a very divided province politically. The Liberals won 11 B.C. seats on election night, down from a high of 18 seats in 2018 (after a byelection win). The Conservatives jumped from 10 MPs elected in 2015 to 17. The NDP lost ground, going from 14 seats to 11. The Greens stayed at two, and there is now an independent MP from B.C., Jody Wilson-Raybould, the former Liberal justice minister. Where the parties hold seats varies dramatically. The Liberals are an urban party, with every seat in the Metro Vancouver area. The Conservatives are a rural and suburban party. The NDP has five seats on Vancouver Island in mostly suburban and rural ridings, with the exception of Victoria. They hold two seats in the Interior, two in Vancouver and two in the Metro Vancouver suburbs. One of those is held by party leader Jagmeet Singh. The Greens hold two Vancouver Island seats.

than impose a modest carbon tax in Saanich–Gulf Islands is held by party provinces that did not have one. leader Elizabeth May. What will this very split represenThe NDP may have more clout with tation bring to B.C., under a Liberal housing affordability. The Liberals minority government? had introduced a National Housing The NDP theoretically holds the Strategy, but the New Democrats want balance of power, but the prime to dramatically increase the supply minister has already made it clear of housing. One idea proposed was Frank Bucholtz he plans to govern without support to get 500,000 housing units under from any other party. This follows construction, as compared with the the playbook of his predecessor Stephen Harper, Liberal platform calling for 100,000 over 10 years. who headed two minority governments from Lack of supply is a key reason for both higher 2006-2011.The NDP will hold some sway, but the sale prices and higher rents. party will not be able to stop the Trans Mountain The provincial government on Thursday (Oct. pipeline project. Both Justin Trudeau and Finance 23) brought in a bill to adopt the United Nations Minister Bill Morneau have made it clear the proj- declaration on the rights of Indigenous people, ect will proceed. The Liberals do want to move and gradually apply it to B.C. statutes. This proforward on climate change initiatives, although posal has been on the federal to-do list since the the party has not been very clear on what steps 2015 election, but has yet to be completed. It it will take to meet Paris Accord targets, other is quite likely that the federal government will

move ahead on this front in the near future. One supporter of any move in that direction will be Wilson-Raybould, a former regional chief of the BC Assembly of First Nations. Infrastructure spending on transportation is important to many. In Metro Vancouver, much of the focus has been on additional funding to expand SkyTrain and improve the bus system. Outside Metro Vancouver, there have been many calls for highway improvements, particularly to Highway 1 in the Fraser Valley and from Kamloops to the Alberta border. Some projects are underway, but much remains to be done to significantly improve the major artery between B.C. and the rest of the country. B.C. residents will be watching Ottawa closely to see what transportation priorities it brings forward, and when. Frank Bucholtz is a columnist and former editor at Black Press Media.

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UNPICKED FRUIT LURING BEARS INTO TOFINO AND UCLUELET Tofino and Ucluelet don’t seem to care about the bears. Very sad.

ACTIVIST PLANS TO DISRUPT WHALE WATCHING Get a job and do something useful.

Linda McGaw

Always blaming the community! smh!

Arie Moraal Why don’t people ever learn?

Barbara Canil


Cheryl Erickson So, it’s all bad because he says it’s bad? How about the years before whale watching, before the general public had a relationship with whales and so were scared of them and so then...guns were set up in ocean front spaces to shoot those “killers”? I remember wearing “save the whales” t shirts when I was a kid because many whale species had been hunted to near extinction. I think it’s great our society loves whales and steps are being taken to improve the way we express our interest and love, i.e. modifying distances we approach them.

Carla Moss

What!? Whale watching is so good for the public to learn about these animals and the guides are so good and giving the animals space and let them come to you, the humpbacks love scratching their barnacles under the boats. Brent Hohlweg

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Marriage Commissioner The Vital Statistics Agency, Ministry of Health, is looking for an individual to serve as a Marriage Commissioner for Tofino. The individual will perform civil marriages within their community on behalf of the Agency. Applicants must reside in Tofino in order to be considered for this position. For information and an application form please visit our website at:

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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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Grind of Hwy. 4 delays past halfway point ANDREW BAILEY

The end is closer than the beginning for the Kennedy Hill Safety Improvements Project that’s brought a daily grind of closures to the only road between the West Coast and the rest of Vancouver Island. “We’ve had 400 blasts to date and moved nearly 90,000 cubic metres of material and things continue to tic along well. It’s finicky and detailed work, but we’re seeing the pace that we want to see to keep us on schedule,” the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s regional deputy director for the south coast Janelle Staite told the Westerly News. “We recognize that there has been a significant number of closures…People have had to make some adjustments to accommodate for the work, but ultimately, I think, at the end when we have this project open in the summer of 2020, those delays now will be worth the benefits that come as a result of this project being completed.” The $38 million project, being paid for by the provincial and federal governments, began in the spring of 2018 and is focused on a roughly 1.5-kilometre stretch where a steep hill and tight corners combine with an encroaching rock-face to create a notoriously daunting task for drivers. Staite noted the rock overhang would force large eastbound vehicles into the westbound lane to avoid it. “Moving the mountain is the big part because that gives us the footprint to actually do all those safety improvements that come with this project,” she said. “We have many areas in the province where we have

District of tofino Box 9, 121 Third Street Tofino BC V0R 2Z0

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Take notice that GreatPacific Consulting, on behalf of the Corporation of the District of Tofino, has applied to the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD), South Island Natural Resource District, for an Interm Licence of Occupation leading to a Statutory Right of Way-Utility (Sewer/Effluent Line) situated on Provincial Crown foreshore or land covered by water, being part of the bed of Duffin Passage, Clayoquot District, containing 1.79 hectares more or less. This is in relation to the proposed wastewater treatment outfall.

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“We recognize that there has been a significant number of closures.” – Janelle Staite challenging topography and this is one of those areas. We’re between a rock and a hard place, we have a rock bluff on one side and we have Kennedy Lake on the other side.” That bluff is being obliterated with explosives, which have proven tough to predict and Staite acknowledged there have been unanticipated closures and lengthy delays. “That is why we have the incremental closures that we do and we size our blasts so that we only bring down enough material so that we can get the material off the highway in time to get it reopened again,” she said. “Sometimes you have a blast and you’ve planned everything perfectly and, unfortunately, the way the rock was anticipated to sheer in that blast happened differently so more material came down.” The blasted rock will be used to construct a viewpoint on the lake-side of the highway. “Ultimately, that does equate to not only some construction savings for us in terms of material, but a safe spot for tourists and locals to stop and take some needed downtime or just take some photos and rest if needed,” she said. Watch a video of what driving through the current construction zone looks like at DISTRICT OF TOFINO Box 9, 121 Third Street Tofino BC V0R 2Z0

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. For more information, please contact:

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West Coast opens zero-waste refill stations NORA O’MALLEY

When it comes to embracing a waste-free lifestyle, West Coasters now have the upper hand with new refill shops—or refilleries—opening up in Tofino and Ucluelet. The Den Ucluelet, located across from the aquarium, recently re-opened their shop as a zero waste refill station, carrying about 30 products ranging from house cleaning to hair, body and beauty. Frankly Tofino, located on Campbell Street near Wolf and the Fog, is aiming to open as soon as possible pending permits from Vancouver Island Health Authority. Owner Madison Greyson, 23, said Frankly is poised become the first food refillery in the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District. In addition to supplying household cleaning and beauty products, Frankly will also carry kitchen staples like: flour, seeds, spices, and quinoa. In the broadest sense, a refillery is a place where you bring a container from home and fill it up. “For me, a refillery means a lot more than that. It’s the ability to look at shopping and consuming differently. It’s the ability of course to eliminate single-use plastics and it’s the ability to live life with less,” said Greyson, who sits on the board of directors for Clayoquot Clean Up. “I want Frankly to be a platform for people learning a new way of shopping,” she said. “It’s the idea of breaking away from the consumption side of it and just shopping for what you need. To me, that’s what a refillery is. It’s a resource for being able to buy what you need and not what you don’t.” The Den co-owners Kristen O’Keefe and Diane Rudge said they have had an abundance of support since rebranding their artisan shop as a refillery. “We wanted to have a thoughtful impact on the community. We didn’t want to bring in stuff that would sell just to sell,” said Rudge adding they are now in a great position to educate visitors. O’Keefe reiterates. “We are all in this zero waste journey together and we want The Den to be a space to discuss alternatives, learn together how we can lower our impact and grow as a community in sustainability. We are hoping that we do not only have an impact on our local environment, but inspire all the tourists that visit our beautiful region to go home and make a small or big


Diane Rudge refills a hand soap container at The Den quality goods and refillery in Ucluelet. The store stocks products that are ocean-friendly, biodegradable and local. change in their day to day life as well,” said O’Keefe. “The first step to start living a zero-waste life is to do just that, take one step,” she went on to say. “If you don’t know where to start, come say ‘Hi’ and we would be thrilled to help incorporate little by little some zero-waste habits into your day to day.” This June, Tofino and Ucluelet officially adopted unified bylaws that prohibit businesses in either town from providing plastic bags or straws to customers. According to Surfrider Pacific Rim, the Co-ops were distributing

76,000 plastic bags each year in both towns. The non-profit is looking forward to creating fruitful partnerships with Frankly and The Den. “Working towards a circular economy means designing as much plastic packaging out of our systems as possible, and a major part of this is the refill revolution where individuals bring their own reusable containers for foods, beverages, and other necessities like household goods,” wrote Surfrider Pacific Rim chapter manager Lilly Woodbury in an email. “Additionally, the zero-waste movement is picking up momentum, but we need to ensure

that all people can participate in this movement, which means lowering the barriers to participation like lack of access. So, with this, people on the coast are going to have way greater ease in eradicating waste from their lives now that we have local options for refill and zero waste products,” said Woodbury. Most recently on Nov. 1, Return-It bumped bottle deposit rates for non-alcohol beverage containers from five cents to 10 cents to encourage British Columbians to recycle more containers, with the goal of keeping them out of landfills and oceans.

November 11 is a day we remember

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CBT announces fall round of Neighbourhood Small Grants NORA O’MALLEY

The Clayoquot Biosphere Trust (CBT) announced the fall round of Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) last week. From a “Sexy seniors hair makeover in Macoah” to a “Harvest Festival” in Tofino and “Under the Sea Roller Disco” in Ucluelet, there are some gems on the list that West Coasters won’t want to miss. Of the 21 projects funded, six are youth-oriented projects that were supported by the District of Tofino, District of Ucluelet, and Eat West Coast, like an upcoming Food Preservation for Youth workshop at Ucluelet Secondary. “This is a special occasion because it’s the fifth anniversary of NSG in the Clayoquot Biosphere Region and it’s the 20th anniversary of NSG in B.C.,” said CBT’s outreach co-ordinator Brooke Wood. To celebrate the milestone, the CBT is hosting a free, family-friendly NSG celebration on Saturday, Nov. 30 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Tofino Community Hall. “The event will showcase some of the projects that were celebrated in the last year,” said Wood. “You can try your

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The Tofino Pickleball Club received a Neighbourhood Small Grant to host an Open House event, which will include a demonstration and game followed by a lunch for all participants. Invitations will be sent out to Tla-o-qui-aht, Ahousaht, Ucluelet and Tofino residents. hand at cedar weaving, beeswax wrap Over the last 5 years, the CBT has making, and bannock preparation, to supported 139 NSG projects totaling $45,430. name a few.” This is the third round of NSG fund“Neighbourhood Small Grants are a ing this year, notes Wood, preceded by direct expression of what community 20 Environmental NSG projects in the members want and need for the placspring and 12 Cultural NSG project in es we all call home. Create your own the summer. The total number of 2019 community and check out to an NSG projects is 52 with a budget of just event near you,” encourages Wood. under $16,000, making it their biggest To see all the amazing projects being NSG year to date. funding, visit:

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Ucluelet’s Pluvio Restaurant + Rooms is one of Canada’s Top 10 Best New Restaurants, according to Air Canada enRoute Magazine. Pluvio owners chef Warren Barr and Lily Verney-Downey opened their fine dining establishment, or “fun dining” as they prefer it to be called, in April. “It’s a great place to take your time,” said chef Barr of his restaurant, aptly named after the word ‘pluviophile’, which means someone who takes joy and peace of mind during rainy days. “I love it when people just sit at the bar and have an appetizer, maybe read a book. There was group from Tofino that came in the other day and I think they were the first one’s in and the last one’s to leave,” he said. Verney-Downey said they try to offer a complete experiential dining experience. “Our guests are seated at eye-level with our service team so they really get to connect,” she said. At the end of the meal experience, patrons are delivered an arrangement of shells and driftwood with hidden chocolates. “It’s a little foraging experience,” notes Verney-Downey.


Pluvio owners chef Warren Barr and Lily Verney-Downey smile inside their Best New Restaurant located on Peninsula Road in Ucluelet. Pluvio ranked fourth out of a selection of 35 of Canada’s best new restaurants. They were the only rural restaurant to crack the top five. “You have to work to be found in a rural place. The support of the

Wickaninnish Inn was fundamental,” said chef Barr. Chef Ian Riddick co-owns Heartwood Kitchen, just a stone’s throw away from Pluvio. “That award validates the efforts

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Remember today’s military TIM COLLINS

Remembrance Day is typically the day when Canadians take a moment to honour the men and women who have sacrificed for their country. But, says Jon Chabun of the Esquimalt Family Resource Centre, a part of the day should be taken to remember the challenges faced and sacrifices made on a daily basis by the members of the Canadian Forces. “For example, unless you’re related to someone in the military, you’re unlikely to hear about the stress of family separations and how military members miss out on parts of their family’s lives,” Chabun said. “Beyond the daily hazards of military work, (military) members will miss out on birthdays, the first steps of their children, and a lot of things we take for granted. But I’m always impressed with the resilience of service members and their families. I’m actually humbled by what they do.” One military member who embodies that resilience is Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Grimard. He’s been a member of the Armed Forces for 23 years; nine in the army and 14 with the navy. In 2010 he deployed as part of the 1st Royal Canadian Regiment to Afghanistan where he served for eight months. He’s also been assigned to HMCS

Calgary and HMCS Winnipeg where, on several occasions, he’s been part of “sails” that take him from home for extended periods of two to five months. “I suppose that the key to keeping life together is communication. I talk to my wife a lot about what’s happening and what to expect when I’m required to go away,” Grimard said. “She knows that there are some things I can’t tell her about at all and that sometimes there’s going to be longer periods of time when I can’t contact her. That can be hard.” But when Grimard returns, it’s very important to share his experiences with his spouse and keep the lines of communication open. “Reunification can be a big challenge for families,” Chabun said. “Things can change and a service member can return to find that there are new friends, routines and interests. Children grow and change very quickly and it’s a time when everyone needs to catch up.” Chabun said the Esquimalt Family Resource Centre offers counselling services to military staff and that its busiest time tends to happen about four weeks after reunification. One of the strategies that helps to avoid the stresses of long deployments is an accommodation for spouses to be briefly reunited at some point in that deployment.

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“When I was in Afghanistan, I arranged to meet up with my wife in Europe and we toured around there for a short time It gave us a chance to see things we’d never seen before and reconnect before I had to return to Afghanistan,” Grimard said. The danger that is inherent to military life is always a factor as well, and Grimard said that, again, communication is key to maintaining family life. “My wife and I talk about what would happen should something occur. Anything could happen, but that’s the understanding we have when we sign on the dotted line. It’s called unlimited liability, and I just have to make sure that I have all my benefits in place and the paperwork done before I go away.” The Canadian Armed Forces has 71,500 regular force members and 30,000 reserve forces. The Forces have served not only the major conflicts of the First and Second World Wars, but a plethora of other conflicts around the globe, including Korea, Bosnia, Somalia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. “Whether they’re in an active conflict zone or in training or exercises, these men and women are serving all of us. We should take a moment on Remembrance Day to give some thought to their sacrifice and express our thanks,” Chabun said.

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL West Coast Residential Curbside Waste Collection Services The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District is seeking proposals from qualified and experienced Contractors to provide curbside waste collection services in Tofino, Ucluelet, and Electoral Area ‘C’ Long Beach. Copies of the Request for Proposals can be downloaded from, listed under the “Quick Links – Request for Proposals” section. Submission details are outlined in the Request for Proposal document. Submission deadline: Friday, December 6, 2019 at 2:00 pm. Submissions will not be opened in public All inquiries related to this RFP should be directed to: Jenny Brunn, Manager of Operations Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District 3008 Fifth Avenue, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 2E3 Email:


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SURFRIDER TOFINO PUBLIC MEET UP, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 6:308:30 p.m. Darwins Cafe in Tofino. Find out how you can protect the ocean, beaches and waves. MEET MARK HOBSON, Saturday, Nov. 9, 12-4 p.m. Mark Hobson Gallery- 366 Campbell Street. Mark will be in the gallery painting at his easel this Remembrance Day Weekend. Come in to see him in action. LATE NIGHT SESSIONS: LAZY SYRUP ORCHESTRA, Sunday, Nov 10, 9p.m. to midnight at The Hatch 634 Campbell St., Tofino. Get your groove on the Hatch dance floor with the indolent sounds, thick vibrations and sweet melodies of The Lazy Syrup Orchestra.


KARAOKE AT THE LEGION, Wednesdays, 10pm to 1am.


BADMINTON, Sundays, 7-9pm. USS Gym. $2 drop-in.

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ADULT REC SOCCER Mondays, 7-9pm at USS gym. $2 drop-in.


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

HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH, Sunday Mass 10 am. Friday service 7 pm.

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

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

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Ucluelet - The Army, Navy, and Air Force Veterans Club will host a Remembrance Day ceremony at 1708 Peninsula Road at 11 a.m. The service will begin with a parade from the Fire Hall to the ANAF and a wreath laying ceremony. Wreaths are available to order - contact Bronwyn Kelleher at 250 726 4217 for information. Tofino- A parade will embark from the Fire Hall at 10 a.m., stopping at St. Columba for a service and then on to the Tofino Legion for a ceremony and luncheon. All welcome. Contact 250-725-3361 for more information.

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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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 3 separate applications for CANNABIS RETAIL SALES Notice is hereby given that a joint Public Hearing will be held at the Ucluelet Community Centre, located at 500 Matterson Drive, Ucluelet B.C., on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, commencing at 7:00p.m. on the following proposed Bylaws and Licences pursuant to Sections 464 and 466 of the Local Government Act. A. District of Ucluelet Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1254, 2019 In general terms the purpose of this proposed bylaw is to amend the CS-2 Service Commercial regulations within Schedule B of the Ucluelet Zoning Bylaw No. 1160, 2013, to allow Cannabis Retail as an additional principal use on the property at 1786 Peninsula Road (Lot B, District Lot 282, Clayoquot District, Plan 49357). In addition, a general amendment to the Zoning Bylaw would limit the maximum gross floor area of any Cannabis Retail use within the CS-2 zone to a maximum of 93m2 (1,000 ft2).

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Provincial application for a Non-Medical Cannabis Retail Store licence: 1181S69 B.C. LTD. dba “Ucluelet Cannabis Co.” The applicant, Andrew Hanson, has applied to the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch (LCRB) for a Non-Medical Cannabis Retails Store (CRS) licence proposed to be located at 1786 Peninsula Road. The application requests operating hours from 9:00am to 11:00pm, seven days a week.

3pm to 6pm Wed., Nov. 20, 2019 Ucluelet Community Centre.

B. District of Ucluelet Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1255, 2019 In general terms the purpose of this proposed bylaw is to amend the CS-2 Service Commercial regulations within Schedule B of the Ucluelet Zoning Bylaw No. 1160, 2013, to allow Cannabis Retail as an additional principal use on the property at 1972 Peninsula Road (Lot 1, District Lot 284, Clayoquot District, Plan VIP7983). Provincial application for a Non-Medical Cannabis Retail Store licence: Platinum Cannabis Ltd. The applicant, Charles Philp, has applied to the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch (LCRB) for a Non-Medical Cannabis Retails Store (CRS) licence proposed to be located at 1972 Peninsula Road. The application requests operating hours from 9:00am to 11:00pm, seven days a week.

The bylaws, staff reports, background information and details on all 3 Cannabis Retail Sales applications will be available to review and discuss. Staff will be present to field questions.

C. District of Ucluelet Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1257, 2019 In general terms the purpose of this proposed bylaw is to amend the CS-1 Village Square Commercial regulations within Schedule B of the Ucluelet Zoning Bylaw No. 1160, 2013, to allow Cannabis Retail as an additional principal use on the property at 1685 Peninsula Road (Plan VIP3486, District Lot 282, Clayoquot Land District, Except Plan RW 2126, That Part bounded on the NW by PCL C DD837371 on the NE BY PL11055 & PL4011 on the SE by PCL J DD1412361 & on the SW by Peninsula RD as shown on PL3486). In addition, a general amendment to the Zoning Bylaw would limit the maximum gross floor area of any Cannabis Retail use within the CS-1 zone to a maximum of 93m2 (1,000 ft2).

Come by to inform yourself ahead of the public hearing.

Provincial application for a Non-Medical Cannabis Retail Store licence: 1193126 B.C. LTD, dba “Green Leaves Cannabis” The applicant, Deepthi Sajja, has applied to the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch (LCRB) for a Non-Medical Cannabis Retail Store (CRS) licence proposed to be located at 1685 Peninsula Road. The application requests operating hours from 9:00am to ll:OOpm, seven days a week.

***The LCRB will not issue a CRS licence without a positive recommendation from the local government. This public hearing is the opportunity for Council to collect and consider community input on the 3 provincial Cannabis Retail Store licence applications.*** Anyone who believes the proposed bylaws or Non-Medical Cannabis Retail Store licences will affect their interests will be given an opportunity to be heard at the public hearing. Written submissions may be mailed to the District of Ucluelet, P.O. Box 999, Ucluelet B.C., VOR 3AO, or faxed to 250-726-7335, or emailed to but must be received before the commencement of the Public Hearing. Written submissions must include your name and street address and will be considered part of the public record on this matter pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The entire content of all submissions will be made public and form a part of the public record for this matter. No representations will be received bv Council after the Public Hearing has been concluded. A copy of the proposed bylaws, application materials, staff reports and other relevant information may be inspected at the District of Ucluelet office at 200 Main Street from the date of this notice until the public hearing, between the hours of 8:30a.m. to 4:00p.m. weekdays except statutory holidays. Notice dated November 1, 2019, at Ucluelet, BC

(Public Hearing will start at 7pm: see Notice of Public Hearing in this issue of the Westerly News)

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