Bamfield long-timer John Evans at the Sylvia Hotel in Vancouver! Photo by Heather Washburn.

Hello, welcome! Click here to link to the February 2019 issue of The New Bamfielder. This is Issue #93.

Online readership has grown to 5,000 hits per month, which is pretty good for an obscure little paper in a small village!


  • The Steelhead LNG project at Sarita Estuary has been put on hold. See the Alberni Valley News article.
  • After five years, the Bamfield Water Advisory has been removed thanks to the new Treatment Plant! Article from the Alberni Valley News.
  • In honour of the new treatment plant, come to the Grand Opening of the new Treatment Plant on March 1st 3-5pm at 345 Grappler Road. Fresh fruit and high quality water will be served!
  • Keith Wyton was presented with a carving by local artist George Nookemus, a card and cake for all to honour his hard work and dedication to Bamfield as Reginal Director
  • RE ACRD's commitment to bringing cell service to all of Bamfield. Phil Roberge noted lack of cell service/911 during recent tsunami warning. A case file with Telus has already been started. Roberge urges people to contact Telus directly using reference number #9103467. Dial 611 on cell. 1888 811-2828 or tech support 250 310-3100 and follow the prompts
  • For more news and info, see the January Minutes from the Bamfield Community Affairs Society (BCAS) at the tab above.
  • Read "Beach-Combing" by Paul Demontigny. Lifted from the Bamfield Corkboard FB Page, it's like "Moby Dick" and "The Old Man and the Sea" all bundled together with a strong Bamfield tang! Printed with his permission.


Don't forget that The New Bamftielder is an entirely volunteer-driven project whose purpose is to provide otherwise non-existent resources to the Bamfield Community School. This school serves the children of Bamfield and Anacla residents. Anacla is a small Huu-ay-aht First Nations village at the mouth of the Pachena River. for more information, see

You can donate to this project using PayPal or the physical address at the bottom of this page.


Welcome to The New Bamfielder! Work with us to make our village more family friendly!

The New Bamfielder is more than a community newspaper. We want to get people thinking about opportunities for the young people of Bamfield and Anacla. All donations to the newsletter go toward the Bamfield Community School Association New Bamfielder youth programs.

Our Objective: to provide Anacla and Bamfield students with extracurricular opportunities not normally available to our small student body.
The Project: to support our students in their pursuit of creative activities by providing guidance and enlightening experiences. For example, a student interested in music could have an instrument rented, receive instruction, and visit an inspiring professional.

TNB Report Card – January 2014. Since the first issue in June 2011, 80-120 copies have been distributed monthly through local shops and the Post Office. Online hits have climbed from 555 for the first posted issue, January 2012, to just short of 2000 in December 2013. Donations to December 2013 totaled $2622. This last year we have focused on music: Ali Marsman held group sessions on music and one-on-one piano lessons for two months with all our students, and Scale Shore gave three ukulele sessions (we’re looking forward to her return early this year).  Thank you readers for making this possible.

Thanks to Heather Washburn, Associate Editor/Web Master, the online issue allows us to document the brief articles, publish minutes of Bamfield Community Affairs, announce goings-on at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre, and hopefully, in the near future, allow you to access web-cams of Bamfield, thanks to our photojournalist, Marc Phillips.

TNB grows in depth—Roseline Leyvraz-Fallecker’s witticisms, Ken Bodaly’s fishing news, Jerry Baird’s weather, Catherine’s Thompson’s coming events, and photo contributions by Heather Washburn, Marc Phillips, and Hedi Demontigny, along with regular contributions from many Bamfield organizations—as we march through the issues. We welcome your contributions .

The purpose of The New Bamfielder is to provide a monthly forum for Bamfield’s celebrations, people and issues. The success of this paper depends on contributions from the reading public. So, please, submit your thoughts (brevity is essential). Classifieds are accepted (no commercial ads). Submit to ldruehl@island.net.

The New Bamfielder is free but you are encouraged to contribute to the Bamfield Community School Association New Bamfielder youth programs. Anacla and Bamfield Youth oriented projects sponsored and monies raised will be published on this web site. You may contributeusing PayPal or by cash or cheque (payable to BCSA, please include the phrase Bamfielder Youth on your cheque) in person at the BCSA office or by mail: BCSA, General Delivery, Bamfield, BC, V0R 1B0.  Thank you!

We welcome individuals and businesses who wish to co-sponsor youth-oriented projects. Let us have your ideas or explore our projects and we will make a difference. See the most recent issue and past issues of The New Bamfielder using the sidebar to the right. Enjoy, digest, respond!

Louis Druehl, Editor
Heather Washburn, Associate Editor/Web Interface
Marc Phillips, Photo Journalist