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2014-07-02 12:25:15

-- Top-Rated Hotel Draws Outdoor Enthusiasts Worldwide with Casual Elegance and Spectacular Scenery -- TOFINO, British Columbia, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wickaninnish Inn was named the #1 resort hotel in Canada by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine, which announced its 2014 World's Best Awards today. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140626/122101 Situated in Tofino, on Vancouver Island's rugged west coast, the Wickaninnish Inn, a member of Relais & Chateaux,...

2006-09-01 17:34:02

OTTAWA (Reuters) - A drought-hit resort town in Canada's Pacific rain forest is trucking in water to avert a total shutdown, but hotels and other businesses will have to severely limit consumption, the mayor said on Friday. Tofino, on the west coast of Vancouver Island, usually receives about 10 feet of rain a year. It has had no serious rainfall since June and last month was the driest August on record. Mayor John Fraser -- who earlier this week ordered all businesses to close by...

2006-08-30 15:07:07

OTTAWA (Reuters) - A well-known resort town in a Canadian Pacific rain forest must shutter its hotels and businesses this week because a prolonged drought has slashed water supplies, officials said on Wednesday. Tofino, perched on the tip of Vancouver Island on Canada's Pacific coast, is in a picturesque region that is popular with surfers and whale watchers. It relies on rainwater to fill its main reservoir, and officials ordered the shutdown because there has been no significant...

2006-08-30 15:05:00

OTTAWA (Reuters) - A well-known resort town in a Canadian Pacific rain forest must shutter its hotels and businesses this week because a prolonged drought has slashed water supplies, officials said on Wednesday. Tofino, perched on the tip of Vancouver Island on Canada's Pacific coast, is in a picturesque region that is popular with surfers and whale watchers. It relies on rainwater to fill its main reservoir, and officials ordered the shutdown because there has been no significant rainfall...


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