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Title: No letter of support for fish farming industry

Year: 2006

Author(s): Jennifer Dart, The Westerly News

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
Tofino council voted down its own recommendation to send a letter in support of a sustainable aquaculture industry in Clayoquot Sound to the Legislative Assembly and the BC Salmon Farmer's Association...

 

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Title: Malachite green regs relaxed

Year: 2006

Author(s): Jennifer Dart, The Westerly News

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
Spencer Evans of Tofino's Creative Salmon fish farming company expected Health Canada's recent decision to relax its rules on the chemical malachite green. The authority announced April 3 it will allow trace amounts of the chemical to appear in fish bound for human consumption. Creative Salmon was one of two BC fish farming companies shut down last year because amounts under one part per billion (0.33ppb) of the potential carcinogen were found in one of its fish...

 

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Title: Watershed Planning in Clayoquot Sound

Year: 2006

Author(s): Clayoquot Sound Technical Planning Committee

Type: Report (published)

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Title: Community-based Service Intergration

Year: 2006

Author(s): Janet Bate

Type: Academic Thesis

Description:
On the Central West Coast of Vancouver Island, community leaders are engaged in collaborative partnerships with the intent of developing an integrated family service delivery model. Concurrently, the Provincial Government is promoting community-based collaborative partnerships and integration of services, while it also cuts funding to needed services in rural areas. First Nation governments are also in transition to establish authority and control over Aboriginal service planning and delivery. This community-based action research brings service providers, managers and funders together to determine the success factors in a rural service integration process through an Appreciative Inquiry process. This project explores what is necessary for the effective integration of family services in the Central West Coast Region of Vancouver Island. Study results show that shared visioning and learning opportunities through a sustainable community Coalition process are keys to a successful rural integrated service delivery process.

 

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Title: Two 2005 surf comps at Cox Bay.

Year: 2005

Author(s): Jennifer Dart, The Westerly Newspaper

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
Tofino council recently approved special event permits for not one, but two corporate sponsored surf comps to be held this year at Cox Bay.

 

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Title: Surf Jam rescue planned.

Year: 2005

Author(s): Jennifer Dart, The Westerly Newspaper

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
Quicksilver wants the Surf Jam to happen this year and they're willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen. The surf and snowboarding company sent a delegation to Tofino council March 21 to assure councillors they are prepared to incur whatever costs it will take and make whatever arrangements council deems necessary to make this event run more smoothly than it has in the past.

 

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Title: Creative Salmon back in business

Year: 2005

Author(s): Jennifer Dart, The Westerly News

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
Creative Salmon in Tofino was given the go-ahead July 3 to again harvest farmed salmon from its Dawley Pass farm where a fish contaminated with a trace amount of malachite green originated....

 

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Title: Creative Salmon closes for investigation

Year: 2005

Author(s): Jennifer Dart, The Westerly News

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
Creative Salmon's Tofino operations were suspended indefinately June 20 following a report from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) of a trace amount of a potentially cancer causing chemical in one of their farmed salmon.....

 

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Title: Kayak delivery service offered

Year: 2005

Author(s): Jennifer Dart, The Westerly News

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
Tom Forthington is perhaps the first local business who is prepared to cater to an oil-free Clayoquot Sound. The Tofino resident recently launched the Kyoto Rangers, a kayak courier service. According to his web page Forthington is "dedicated to enabling muscle powered trade and communication among the communities of Clayoquot Sound."...

 

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Title: Mudflats under discussion

Year: 2005

Author(s): Jennifer Dart, The Westerly News

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
Tofino council has resolved to let Land and Water BC (LWBC) know how it feels about a recently presented land use study for crown lands within the district. In an admittedly unusual move, the majority of council voted to preemptively inform the crown corporation of their intention to follow the district's Official Community Plan (OCP) and to refrain from further discussion of development plans with LWBC for district lots 128 and 129 (located on the inlet side of Esowista Peninsula)....

 

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Title: Quicksilver out of Jam

Year: 2005

Author(s): The Westerly News

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
Quicksilver Inc. will not be hosting a Surf Jam at Cox Bay at the end of September. In a July 12 letter to Tofino council, Peyo Lizarazu of Quicksilver Inc., gave two basic reasons. He wrote, "Discussions with representatives of the local surfing community made us aware of some reluctance to see our Corporation, Quicksilver Inc., take over as the organizing body of this event. Also, our corporation's management is concerned about the legal liabilities involved by taking sole responsibility for organizing such an event."...

 

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Title: Injured harbour seal rescue a group effort

Year: 2005

Author(s): Jennifer Dart, The Westerly News

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
Several locals helped rescue an injured harbour seal at Cox Bay Dec. 5. Sheri Williams of Tofino heard about the seal in the afternoon, but got frustrated when no one seemed to be able to help. "When I found out about the seal, I called several people who all referred me to other people," said Wiliams. "I found it very frustrating that no one seemed to know what to do." Injured mammals do not fall within the jurisdiction of Fisheries and Oceans and the area is outside of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve....

 

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Title: Streamkeepers monitor health

Year: 2005

Author(s): Jennifer Dart, The Westerly News

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
What is a streamkeeper and what does one do? These were just a couple of the questions I had on a cold, rainy morning I joined Tofino Streamkeepers for a walk along MacKenzie Creek. These questions quickly led to others, such as "why do they do it in this weather, and at this hour on a Saturday morning?" I'd get answers to most of these questions over the next two hours. Gathered along Sharp Road that morning were five volunteer Tofino Streamkeepers and two biologists. Dave Clough and Warren Warttig were there to help the Tofino group complete an assessment of the MacKenzie Creek habitat area...

 

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Title: Tofino council takes aim at water woes

Year: 2005

Author(s): Jennifer Dart, The Westerly News

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
Relief is on the way for Tofino's water shortage woes, but it won't be arriving this summer. Tofino council has resolved to continue pursuing two projects that will alleviate both short- and long-term issues, but the soonest either of these will be completed is March, 2006. To address possible shortages this year, public works superintendent Gary Holte has hatched a new, six-stage water restriction criteria document, as well as a water shortage response plan, both of which were approved by council June 27....

 

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Title: One Tofino water project approved, one grant dependent

Year: 2005

Author(s): Jennifer Dart, The Westerly News

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
Tofino council voted last week to borrow money for only one of two water infrastructure projects currently under consideration. Borrowing funds for the Tofino Water Upgrade Project was approved by council, but they decided not to approve borrowing money for the Ginnard Creek reservoir expansion project. The water upgrade project is part of the long-term plan of using Kennedy Lake as a regional water source, while the Ginnarad Creek expansion addresses short-term shortages, mainly during dry summer periods when usage is at its peak....

 

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Title: Tofino water supply projects updated

Year: 2005

Author(s): Jennifer Dart, The Westerly News

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
Two projects aimed at alleviating Tofino's water shortage issues are on the horizon, but still in the distance. Tenders for the Tofino Water Upgrade Project have been awarded, and some preliminary work is expected to start this fall, says Public Works Superintendent Gary Holte, but the project won't begin in earnest until May, 2006 and the completion date is set for the end of 2006. This project involves the construction of a water supply main from Malthy Road to the Stump Dump, the construction of a $1.2 million reservior at the Stump Dump, a SCADA monitoring system, improvements to the inter-zonal pump station at Industrial Road, and a re-chlorination station in the south end of the district....

 

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Title: Tofino Mudflats Wildlife Management Area: Shoreline Survey, May-June 2005

Year: 2005

Author(s): Barbara Beasley; Caron Olive

Type: Report (unpublished)

Description:
The Tofino Mudflats Wildlife Management Area (WMA), located near the village of Tofino on the west coast of Vancouver Island, is approximately 1770 hectares of tidal flats and 338 hectares of terrestrial lands. It is considered one of the ten most critical wetland areas for migratory birds in western Canada. Stewardship of the WMA involves minimizing the effects of adjacent development. In 2005, we initiated a baseline survey of 2322 m of shoreline where housing development has the highest potential to alter terrestrial and marine habitats over the next decade. We combined photo-point monitoring with field surveys along transects to document how much linear shoreline was occupied by different vegetation types, including invasive exotic plants. We also recorded the presence of buildings, other human structures, potential perch trees, large woody debris, fallen trees and streams. Coniferous trees dominated the shoreline and marsh vegetation occurred over most of the high intertidal area. Buildings were present along approximately 710m of shoreline. The exotic invasive species (Scotch broom (Cytisus scoparius), and another invasive, vetch (not identified to speceis), were found close to buildings. The photos, survey data and maps were summarized and compiled on the West Coast Vancouver Island Web Atlas in the hope that they will support informed decision-making, assist with the generation of educational material, and increase awareness of shoreline development along sensitive habitats.

 

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Title: Conflicts Created by the Social Impacts of Tourism

Year: 2005

Author(s): Rebecca Vines

Type: Academic Thesis

Description:
This action research project was focused on understanding the social impacts of tourism in Tofino, BC., The research used a survey to assess local opinions, which included questions concerning demographics, conditions that relate to local quality of life and a series of questions focused on resident's concerns about issues related to tourism. This survey was based on research conducted locally in the early 1990s entitled the Community Values Survey (White, 1991). The survey was distributed to a random sample of 90 homes and 52% were completed and returned. Overall, residents were somewhat satisfied with Tofino as a place to live, with a slightly higher mean score than in 1991. The qualitative data was sorted using the Psylomar Triangle method to distinguish issues as either structure, feeling or purpose related (Kaner and Berger, 2004). The majority of complaints focused on structural issues such as housing, water supply and sewage treatment.

 

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Title: Tofino business greens up

Year: 2004

Author(s): Jillian Dickens, The Westerly News

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
The presentation on BC Hydro's triple bottom line: a balance of environmental, economical, and social implications, inspired Gord Johns of Tofino's Fiber Options to engage some energy saving initiatives. Up-front, these initiatives are going to cost him money, but in the end they will save both money and energy - which he says is socially important. Johns calls this "Fiber Options' triple bottom line." A BC Hydro representative was at the Raincoast Interpretive Centre to talk about how the company plans to meet future energy demand with supply, green energy, and initiatives for businesses and residents to climb aboard the energy-saving bandwagon....

 

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Title: West Coast visitor numbers up again

Year: 2004

Author(s): Jillian Dickens, The Westerly Newspaper

Type: Newspaper Article

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In summer most West Coast residents are so busy tending to their multi-faceted lives they don't have a lot of time to analyze or reflect. But come October the towns quiet down bringing rest and time to reflect - often about how busy the summer was and how many more tourists there were than the year past....

 

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Title: Tofino mudflats committee plans conservation for area

Year: 2004

Author(s): Jillian Dickens, The Westerly News

Type: Newspaper Article

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The Tofino mudflats are called "a jewel in the Clayoquot Biosphere Reserve," because of its abundance of birds, fish and wildlife. And because many people know about the flats, the volunteer Tofino Mudflats Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Advisory Committee is growing more active, starting with education and information, while working with the province and the community to develop long-term conservation plans for the area....

 

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Title: Tofino fish plant closes doors

Year: 2004

Author(s): Jennifer Dart, The Westerly News

Type: Newspaper Article

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One of the last two fish processing plants in Tofino has announced it will close its doors at the beginning if May. North Sea Products president Thomas Okuma Jr. says his plant has been slowly winding down its production over the last few years. He cites dwindling wild fish stocks, fierce competition, and high overhead costs as the reasons for the decreasing viability of his waterfront processing plant....

 

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Title: Tofino water woes continue

Year: 2004

Author(s): Jillian Dickens, The Westerly News

Type: Newspaper Article

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It's been a dry year and an even drier summer, leading to severe water shortages for the District of Tofino. Three weeks ago Tofino's water supply was too low to flow over the top of the system's main dam on Meares Island, which is shaped like an inverted triangle causing the water level to go down faster the lower it gets...

 

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Title: Tofino groups petition to remove Clayoquot from Working Forest.

Year: 2003

Author(s): The Westerly Newspaper

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
Clayoquot Sound is unique and should be exempt from the provincial government's controversial Working Forest Initiative, say municipal government and business representatives in Tofino. Tofino Council has petitioned Sustainable Resource Management Minister Stan Hagen amd Premier Gordon Campbell, asking that the 262,000 hectare Clayoquot Sound be removed from the plan. The Tofino - Long Beach Chamber of Commerce supports the request, calling for \an equal voice for tourism.

 

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Title: Tourism Tofino meetings underway.

Year: 2003

Author(s): Jilllian Dickens, The Westerly Newspaper

Type: Newspaper Article

Description:
The Tofino-Long Beach Chamber of Commerce (TLBCC) and the Tofino Business Association (TBA) are racing ahead to set their Tourism Tofino undertaking in motion. At a meeting Nov. 13 with the two entities and Tofino district staff, terms of reference and bylaws were discussed for Tourism Tofino. Although no specifics have been finalized, there was consensus all around, said Steve Bernard, TBA president.