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How is Tofino's crackdown on unlicensed short-term-rentals working out?

CKNW News Talk 980 - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Now that data collected over the past year shows that 5,000 units are being listed through AirBnB, the City of Vancouver is working on a short-term-rental bylaw.

Tofino declines request for plastic straw ban

Westerly News - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
She said Tofino must take steps to reduce the amount of single-use plastics being consumed and disposed of in town and added plastic does not decompose.

Local theatre returns to Tofino

Westerly News - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
“I saw the community coming together, which was a real cool thing about growing up in the 1980's and 1990's in Tofino. It was a smaller community and there would be concerts or theatre productions and it would be an event that everybody knew about.

Tofino Saltwater Classic nets funds for charities

Westerly News - ‎Jul 11, 2016‎
Over 125 anglers from across North America went fishing for local charities in participation with the seventh annual Tofino Saltwater Classic from July 1-3. Hosted by former NHLer Brendan Morrison, the derby reeled in over $50,000 for several Tofino ...

Tourists encouraged to be better beachgoers in Tofino and Ucluelet

Westerly News - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
Tourists encouraged to be better beachgoers in Tofino and Ucluelet. West Coast beaches are covered with little creatures so beachgoers need to be careful about where they step.

Ancient BC tsunamis etched stories into Vancouver Island's sediment

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
The information could be used to help cities like Port Hardy, Port Alberni and Tofino plan for catastrophic events. "No reason for people to be afraid.

Barefoot Networks' Tofino Switch Chip Could Challenge Broadcom

TheStreet.com - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Barefoot Networks emerged from stealth mode in the middle of June, announcing the fastest switch ever: the Tofino switch chip, which boasts speeds of 6.5 terabits per second.

Disgraced hockey coach, convicted sex offender Graham James seeking full parole

Westerly News - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Disgraced junior hockey coach and convicted sex offender Graham James is seeking full parole with the support of his case workers.

Agency: Police say some dead in Munich shooting

Westerly News - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
BERLIN - Germany's dpa news agency reports that police in Munich are saying "we expect multiple dead" in a shooting at a mall.

Ucluelet's former top cop revitalizing RCMP relations

Westerly News - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Sgt. Jeff Swann is using the community building approach he brought to Ucluelet's RCMP detachment to create stronger communities within Vancouver Island's detachments.

William and Kate release photos for Prince George's birthday

Westerly News - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
LONDON - Prince William and his wife Kate have released new photos of their son, Prince George, to mark his 3rd birthday. The photos distributed Friday show George, who is third in line to the throne, playing on a swing and sitting with the family pet ...

Banks and other industries embrace biometrics to boost security, convenience

Westerly News - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
TORONTO - In the not-too-distant future, your bank will be able to prevent fraud by learning how you type, your car will unlock when it senses the electrical activity of your heart and the security system at your office will recognize your facial ...

Air Transat to offer compensation for cancelled flight

Westerly News - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
MONTREAL - Air Transat's president says the carrier will compensate all passengers booked on a flight that was disrupted when two pilots were arrested on suspicion of drunkenness.

Making GOP history, Trump vows to protect LGBTQ community

Westerly News - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
CLEVELAND - With five letters, Donald Trump brushed off decades of Republican reluctance to voice full-throated support for gay rights - at least for a night.

GOP convention ends quietly with few arrests after protests

Westerly News - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
CLEVELAND - Tensions gave way to relief in Cleveland as the Republican convention concluded quietly with two dozen arrests over four days thanks to a massive police presence and protesters' own concerns for their safety.

AP Sources: Kaine emerges as favourite in Clinton's VP search

Westerly News - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
STERLING, Va. - Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine has emerged as the leading contender to join the Democratic ticket as Hillary Clinton's running mate, according to two Democrats, who both cautioned that Clinton has not made a final decision and could yet ...

Man convicted of sexually assaulting York University grad student

Westerly News - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
TORONTO - The victim of a sexual assault says she will not congratulate the legal system for doing its job following the conviction Thursday of the man who attacked her.

Donald Trump's NATO comments 'not helpful', defence minister says

Westerly News - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
OTTAWA - Donald Trump's comments that, if elected president, the U.S. wouldn't automatically come to the aid of allies are "not helpful," Canada's defence minister says.

Trump blasts China for trade, currency actions

Westerly News - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
BEIJING - Donald Trump accused China of stealing copyrights and unfairly manipulating its currency as he accepted the Republican Party's presidential nomination, charges likely to fuel anger in a country already upset at criticisms of Beijing in the ...

Inquiry will have to examine police conduct, child welfare system: Bennett

Westerly News - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
OTTAWA - Policing will require close examination during the inquiry into murdered and missing indigenous women, Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett said Thursday after questions were raised about a draft copy of the terms of reference.
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