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How COVID impacted Tofino’s resorts

By Melissa Renwick, Ha-Shilth-Sa, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Tofino, BC – Tofino’s Wickaninnish Inn has been closed since November 2020. 

The decision was made in the interest of the “safety of our staff, our community of Tofino and the surrounding First Nations populations,” said Charles McDiarmid, managing director of the Wickaninnish Inn.

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Cortes Cyclist nearly struck by pickup truck

Editor’s note: This article uses the pronoun ‘it’ to refer to a person – as that is the preference of the person.

At the end of March, Tamias was riding its bike when it was nearly struck by a pickup truck.

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SRD welcomes first Indigenous Nation to the Board

At its April 14th meeting, the Strathcona Regional District (SRD) Board. welcomed the first Indigenous Nation to the board.   

The Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k’tles7et’h’ First Nations (KCFN) was one of the five  First Nations that signed the Maa‑nulth First Nations Treaty in 2011 and the only one whose lands are within the SRD. ( The other Maa-nulth Nations are members of the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District.)

One of the directions mentioned in this treaty was that First Nations should interact and join should join their Regional Districts.

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