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5 reasons to visit Tofino this spring

The Weather Network - ‎May 18, 2016‎
Tofino is Canada's surf capital. Winter storms generate enormous swells that expert surfers love. Although you can learn to surf anytime the spring conditions are ideal for the beginner.

The two worlds of Vancouver Island

The Advertiser - ‎May 22, 2016‎
Our chatty taxi driver means the opposite of what he says. It's a classic Canadian “ironic overstatement”. Only two cars have passed us on the three-hour drive from Qualicum to Tofino, a stunning route that links the east and west of Canada's Vancouver ...

Tofino launches Dad's Night Out

Westerly News - ‎May 17, 2016‎
Tofino is luring local dads into the swing of spring by offering free activities for them to enjoy with their kids. Dad's Night Out events will be held on Tuesdays kicking off with a May 17 cooking course led by Jesse Blake of Tofino's Wildside Grill ...

The Georgia Straight proudly sponsors the Tofino Food and Wine Festival (blog) - ‎May 12, 2016‎
The Tofino Food and Wine Festival is a three-day culinary destination weekend with a focus on local food and B.C. wines, microbreweries, and cideries.

Tofino considers fence around Village Green playground

Westerly News - ‎May 11, 2016‎
Tofino's district office will look into putting a fence around the Village Green playground after local grandparents raised concerns.

RVs bring congestion and angst to Tofino

Westerly News - ‎May 12, 2016‎
RVs have begun filling Tofino's streets and some locals are scratching their heads over how the district is handling them.

West Coast to host arts conference between Tofino and Ucluelet

Westerly News - ‎May 18, 2016‎
Arts BC and Heritage BC have announced their annual joint-conference will be held on the West Coast next year and Arts BC president Kathy Ramsey penned a letter to both Ucluelet and Tofino's municipal councils to spread the good news. “We have ...

Derelict vessel crashes onto Pacific Rim National Park between Ucluelet and Tofino

Westerly News - ‎May 17, 2016‎
Derelict vessel crashes onto Pacific Rim National Park between Ucluelet and Tofino. National Park staff are trying to figure out how to remove the remains of a fishing vessel that crashed onto Florencia Beach last month.

Tofino hosts Duct Tape Invitational surf competition

BCLocalNews - ‎May 13, 2016‎
After feeling an unwelcoming vibe from Nova Scotian waters, Vans Canada reached out to Tudor with the Tofino option. “The board of tourism welcomed us.

Canadian song lyrics penned by Gord Downie

Westerly News - ‎3 hours ago‎
TORONTO - Gord Downie, frontman and primary songwriter for the Tragically Hip, penned beloved lyrics that are studded with Canadian references.

India successfully tests small space shuttle

Westerly News - ‎6 hours ago‎
NEW DELHI - India has successfully tested its first small space shuttle as part of its efforts to make low-cost reusable spacecraft.

Turkey's Erdogan approves new government led by ally

Westerly News - ‎6 hours ago‎
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday approved a new government formed by one of his most trusted allies, who immediately asserted his intention to institute constitutional reforms that would expand the powers of the ...

Greek police evacuate hundreds from Idomeni refugee camp

Westerly News - ‎6 hours ago‎
IDOMENI, Greece - Greek authorities sent hundreds of police into the country's largest informal refugee camp Tuesday to support the gradual evacuation of the Idomeni site on the Macedonian border.

Forensic expert: Human remains in EgyptAir crash have burns

Westerly News - ‎6 hours ago‎
CAIRO - A senior Egyptian forensics official says human remains recovered from the crash site of EgyptAir Flight 804 have burns on them and are "very tiny," which suggests an explosion may have taken place in midair on board the aircraft.

Cosby due in court in Pennsylvania sex-assault case

Westerly News - ‎6 hours ago‎
PHILADELPHIA - Bill Cosby is due in Pennsylvania court Tuesday morning for a key hearing in his criminal sex-assault case. The preliminary hearing will determine whether prosecutors have enough evidence to send the 78-year-old entertainer to trial.

In sync: Over 31000 in China set world dance record

Westerly News - ‎6 hours ago‎
Guinness World Records says more than 31,000 Chinese participants have set a record for mass plaza dancing in multiple locations. Some 31,697 people in Beijing, Shanghai and four other cities set the new mark on Saturday by performing choreographed ...

12 dead, 50 injured in jade mining landslide in Myanmar

Westerly News - ‎6 hours ago‎
YANGON, Myanmar - A landslide in northern Myanmar's jade mining region Tuesday killed at least 12 people and injured about 50 others, witnesses and officials said.

Defeated right-wing Austrian president hopeful urges unity

Westerly News - ‎6 hours ago‎
VIENNA - Norbert Hofer, the right-winger who lost only narrowly to a pro-EU rival in Austrian presidential elections, has joined the winner in asking all citizens to try to overcome the ideological divisions that led to the close contest.

Final arguments in trial of Calgary man charged in multiple slayings

Westerly News - ‎6 hours ago‎
CALGARY - Final arguments are scheduled today in the trial of a Calgary man who heard what he thought was the voice of the devil telling him to kill before he stabbed five people to death at a Calgary house party two years ago.

Displaced kids in humanitarian crises need more money, says Bibeau

Westerly News - ‎21 hours ago‎
OTTAWA - The world must do more to educate children forced from their homes as it grapples with the epic level of humanitarian disaster unfolding across the globe, says Canada's development minister.