Excerpts from Between Ports Alberni and Renfrew: Notes on West Coast Peoples by E. Y. Arima (1991)

Southeastern West Coast Place Names:

The West Coast of Vancouver Island is often thought to be oriented north and south, at least by those at a distance, but generally lies more northwest and southeast, and in the Ditidaht-Pacheedaht sector is closer to an east-west direction than north-south.  A number of place names have been recorded for the southeastern part of the West Coast from Race Rocks near Victoria to Cape Beale, the immediate informants being Charles Jones (CJ) backed by his wife Ida (IJ), Jasper Peters (JP), Joshua Edgar (JE), Bernice Touchie (BT) and John Thomas (JT) who also checked renderings.

To continue reading, please click here to download the full Southeastern West Coast Place Names pdf.

The Road Stops Here, a documentary by Velcrow Ripper (1992)

On July 4th, 1992, the B. C. government issues a cutting & roadbuilding permit to the New Zealand transnational Fletcher Challenge, ignoring its own Old Growth Strategy’s Committee’s call for a two year halt on logging in the Walbran The company began cutting roads a week before the public input deadline expired.  The public has responded with local and international demonstrations, sit-ins, hunger strikes, tree-sitting, and road blocks To view this beautiful documentary about the 1992 efforts to protect the Walbran valley, please click here.