Port Renfrew

A sign is seen outside of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School on Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation in Kamloops, B.C. on Thursday, May 27, 2021. The remains of 215 children have been found buried on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Snucins

EDITORIAL: Buried history comes to light in residential school graves

The shocking deaths reveal how racist Canadian society was and is against indigenous people

  • Jun 7, 2021

 

This stretch of Highway 14 on Parkinson Hill near Port Renfrew has been limited to one lane of traffic since a road washout in 2018. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Road closure near Port Renfrew delayed

Roadway has been narrowed since heavy rainfall caused slope to fail in 2018

 

Ayana Benning, 5, and her brother Tulsie Benning, 4, marched up with their signs and parents to join the celebration at Braden Main forest service road, where the police exclusion line was breached May 29. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

RCMP arrest all but one at Waterfall blockade, protesters take it back next day

Crowds of supporters and a car of elders breached the police line

 

This stretch of Highway 14 on Parkinson Hill near Port Renfrew is undergoing reconstruction following a road washout in 2018. (Ministry of Transportation photo)

21-hour road closure set for Highway 14 to remove temporary bridge

The highway south of Port Renfrew has been single lane for 2.5 years

This stretch of Highway 14 on Parkinson Hill near Port Renfrew is undergoing reconstruction following a road washout in 2018. (Ministry of Transportation photo)
Amanda Parsons, a registered nurse, prepares a dose of the Moderna vaccine. (Andrew Vaughan - The Canadian Press)

Port Renfrew set for community-wide vaccination

One of 13 remote Island communities will see entire adult population vaccinated at same time

Amanda Parsons, a registered nurse, prepares a dose of the Moderna vaccine. (Andrew Vaughan - The Canadian Press)
Dan Hayes, left, and Art Napolean star in Moosemeat and Marmalade. An episode of the show was recently shot in Sooke and other locations on the South Island. (Dean Azim photo)
Dan Hayes, left, and Art Napolean star in Moosemeat and Marmalade. An episode of the show was recently shot in Sooke and other locations on the South Island. (Dean Azim photo)
The Pacheedaht First Nation is planning a $1-million expansion to its campground in Port Renfrew. (Pixabay photo)

Expanded camping announced for Pacheedaht Campground

$1-million project is part of the B.C. Rural Economic Recovery program

The Pacheedaht First Nation is planning a $1-million expansion to its campground in Port Renfrew. (Pixabay photo)
Two groups in the Port Renfrew area will receive more than $1.2 million in provincial government funding. (File photo)

Province funds new economic projects in Port Renfrew

Recovery grants support jobs in rural communities

Two groups in the Port Renfrew area will receive more than $1.2 million in provincial government funding. (File photo)
Mat Peters, left, Rob Peters and Ben Kenmare delivered three truckloads of furniture to the Pacheedaht First Nation between October and December. (Sooke Moving & Storage photo)

Sooke man delivers truckloads of free furniture to Pacheedaht First Nation

‘I don’t feel the need to make money in these situations,’ he says

Mat Peters, left, Rob Peters and Ben Kenmare delivered three truckloads of furniture to the Pacheedaht First Nation between October and December. (Sooke Moving & Storage photo)
Nearly 1,200 residents between Sooke and Port Renfrew lost power on Tuesday, Jan. 26. (BC Hydro)

UPDATE: Power restored for nearly 1,200 residents in Sooke, Port Renfrew

Outage in Port Renfrew due to fallen tree on power lines

Nearly 1,200 residents between Sooke and Port Renfrew lost power on Tuesday, Jan. 26. (BC Hydro)
A group of forest activists have created a new blockade along Bugaboo Creek, near Port Renfrew, where logging company Teal Jones Group is working to clear cut another section of old-growth trees on the southern part of Vancouver Island. (Facebook/Fairy Creek Blockade)

Protesters add new blockade to stop old-growth logging near Port Renfrew

Bugaboo Creek protesters demands B.C. to immediately stop old-growth logging on Island

A group of forest activists have created a new blockade along Bugaboo Creek, near Port Renfrew, where logging company Teal Jones Group is working to clear cut another section of old-growth trees on the southern part of Vancouver Island. (Facebook/Fairy Creek Blockade)
Karl Ablack, chair of the Port Renfrew Recovery Task Force, says visitors should steer clear of the community after the second wave of COVID has begun to hit across the province. (Black Press Media file photo)

Port Renfrew, Pacheedaht First Nation asks visitors to steer clear of community again

Tight-knit community of 400 has yet to report single case of COVID

Karl Ablack, chair of the Port Renfrew Recovery Task Force, says visitors should steer clear of the community after the second wave of COVID has begun to hit across the province. (Black Press Media file photo)
Power has been restored to 415 BC Hydro customers after a fallen tree caused an outage Sunday morning just after 11 a.m. (BC Hydro)

UPDATE: Power restored to more than 400 Port Renfrew residents Sunday

Outage caused by fallen tree across wires around 11 a.m.

Power has been restored to 415 BC Hydro customers after a fallen tree caused an outage Sunday morning just after 11 a.m. (BC Hydro)
Nearing a month of blockades, Fairy Creek protestors are determined to stop logging company Teal Jones Group from clear-cutting old-growth trees by building road access into the Fairy Creek watershed near Port Renfrew. (Will O’Connell photo)

Morale remains strong as protesters near a month of blockades to stop old-growth logging

Fairy Creek protesters pushing B.C. for a halt of old-growth logging across Island

Nearing a month of blockades, Fairy Creek protestors are determined to stop logging company Teal Jones Group from clear-cutting old-growth trees by building road access into the Fairy Creek watershed near Port Renfrew. (Will O’Connell photo)
This juvenile green sturgeon was captured, tagged and released back into the Sacramento River near Corning in California. (Steve Martarano - U.S. Fish and Wildlife)

Rare green sturgeon sighted near Port Renfrew

‘It’s a pretty rare phenomenon,’ says Port Renfrew resident

This juvenile green sturgeon was captured, tagged and released back into the Sacramento River near Corning in California. (Steve Martarano - U.S. Fish and Wildlife)
Port Renfrew taxpayers will no longer contribute funds towards SEAPARC. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Port Renfrew cuts cord from SEAPARC funding

Funds will be reallocated through Sooke and Juan de Fuca

  • Jul 20, 2020
Port Renfrew taxpayers will no longer contribute funds towards SEAPARC. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
This stretch of Highway 14 on Parkinson Hill near Port Renfrew has been limited to one lane of traffic since a road washout in 2018. The province recently awarded a contract to construct a retaining wall and do other safety related work on the roadway to bring it back to two-lane traffic. (Ministry of Transportation photo)

Construction begins soon on one-lane stretch of Highway 14 near Port Renfrew

Roadway has been narrowed since heavy rainfall caused slope to fail in 2018

This stretch of Highway 14 on Parkinson Hill near Port Renfrew has been limited to one lane of traffic since a road washout in 2018. The province recently awarded a contract to construct a retaining wall and do other safety related work on the roadway to bring it back to two-lane traffic. (Ministry of Transportation photo)
A group of Port Renfrew volunteers is planning to clear Parkinson Road of weeds Thursday afternoon. Anyone interested in helping out are asked to meet at the Port Renfrew Firehall at noon. (Google Maps photo)

Volunteers sought to remove weeds from Port Renfrew’s Parkinson Road

Road has no sidewalks, forcing pedestrians to walk on pavement

A group of Port Renfrew volunteers is planning to clear Parkinson Road of weeds Thursday afternoon. Anyone interested in helping out are asked to meet at the Port Renfrew Firehall at noon. (Google Maps photo)
Port Renfrew is looking to reopen to the public. (Portrenfrew.com photo)

Port Renfrew reopening June 1

Community opens door to visitors after provincial health restrictions loosen

  • May 20, 2020
Port Renfrew is looking to reopen to the public. (Portrenfrew.com photo)
The Port Renfrew salmon hatchery puts almost one million fish into the water annually. (Contributed photo)

Fund boosts salmon enhancement efforts in Port Renfrew

Pacific Salmon Foundation hands out $1.2 million in grants across B.C.

  • May 15, 2020
The Port Renfrew salmon hatchery puts almost one million fish into the water annually. (Contributed photo)