Caitlin Thompson

Crews had a lot to clean up and they are still working (file photo)

Power restored for the Valley after winter storm

All Bella Coola customers are now out of the dark

Crews had a lot to clean up and they are still working (file photo)
Highway 20 is now open but conditions are still challenging (Dawson Road Maintenance photo)

Some customers still without power as additional crews brought in to help

Trees continued to fall onto lines even after the actual storm had passed

Highway 20 is now open but conditions are still challenging (Dawson Road Maintenance photo)
The exposure occurred on 24th, 25th, & 26th November 2020, and affects Grade 7, 8, 9, 10 (file photo)

COVID-19 case confirmed at Acwsalcta School

The exposure occurred on 24th, 25th, & 26th November 2020, and affects Grade 7, 8, 9, 10.

The exposure occurred on 24th, 25th, & 26th November 2020, and affects Grade 7, 8, 9, 10 (file photo)
Heavy rainfall is expected through the region through today and into Friday (Caitlin Thompson photo)

High streamflow advisory issued for Bella Coola, Central Coast

The heaviest rain is expected Thursday night and into Friday and is expected to ease later Friday

Heavy rainfall is expected through the region through today and into Friday (Caitlin Thompson photo)
The Bella Coola RCMP are investigating the cause of the fire (Caitlin Thompson photo)

RCMP investigating Bay Motor Hotel fire

Anyone with information is asked to call Bella Coola RCMP 250 799 5363 or Crimestoppers

The Bella Coola RCMP are investigating the cause of the fire (Caitlin Thompson photo)
A third-party crew cut the Telus fiber line on Tuesday, Nov. 17, resulting in a nearly 24hr communications blackout for the Valley (Black Press Media)

Recent outage highlights vulnerabilites in local communication infrastructure

A third-party crew accidentally severed the cable on Highway 20, resulting in a valley-wide communications outage

A third-party crew cut the Telus fiber line on Tuesday, Nov. 17, resulting in a nearly 24hr communications blackout for the Valley (Black Press Media)
The Bay Hotel burned to the ground last night (Christina Hoppe photo)

Bay Hotel burns to the ground in early morning fire

The building was abandoned and had been falling apart for years

The Bay Hotel burned to the ground last night (Christina Hoppe photo)
So far Northern Lights Wildlife Society has received five grizzly bear cubs from Bella Coola this year (NLWS photo)

Another sow grizzly destroyed; two more cubs sent to Northern Lights Wildlife Society

A total of five grizzly bear cubs have been sent to Northern Lights Wildlife Society from Bella Coola

So far Northern Lights Wildlife Society has received five grizzly bear cubs from Bella Coola this year (NLWS photo)
The COVID-19 testing site at the Vernon Urgent and Primary Care Centre has moved to the Vernon Health Centre at 1440-14th Ave. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Interior Health, Vancouver Coastal Health both advise against non-essential travel

Provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry recently issued regional orders for Vancouver Coastal and Fraser Health

The COVID-19 testing site at the Vernon Urgent and Primary Care Centre has moved to the Vernon Health Centre at 1440-14th Ave. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Angela Hall was a true beauty, inside and out, and she will be dearly missed (Photo submitted)

Remembering Angela Hall, former owner of Coast Mountain News

Angela Hall was the owner and editor of Coast Mountain News for over two decades

Angela Hall was a true beauty, inside and out, and she will be dearly missed (Photo submitted)
The River Forecast Centre is maintaining a flood watch for the area, including the Bella Coola River and tributaries, Kingcome River, Owikeeno-Rivers Inlet, and surrounding areas.

Wuikinuxv under evacuation order, more rain in forecast

Bella Coola’s Hill has re-opened but road conditions are muddy and wet

The River Forecast Centre is maintaining a flood watch for the area, including the Bella Coola River and tributaries, Kingcome River, Owikeeno-Rivers Inlet, and surrounding areas.
Highway 20 is closed from the top Avalanche gate to the bottom Avalanche gate as of 19:30 on Tuesday October 27, 2020 (WL Tribune photo)

Rockslide closes the Hill as rain pours down in Bella Coola

Bad weather has resulted in rockfall on the Hill on Highway 20

Highway 20 is closed from the top Avalanche gate to the bottom Avalanche gate as of 19:30 on Tuesday October 27, 2020 (WL Tribune photo)
The River Forecast Centre is issuing a Flood Watch for the Central Coast including Bella Coola River (file photo)

Flood watch issued for Bella Coola River

The River Forecast Centre is issuing a Flood Watch for the Bella Coola River

The River Forecast Centre is issuing a Flood Watch for the Central Coast including Bella Coola River (file photo)
Below seasonal temperatures are expected throughout much of the province (file photo)

Below seasonal temperatures, snow in the forecast for Bella Coola

More early season snowfall expected today as Arctic air arrives

Below seasonal temperatures are expected throughout much of the province (file photo)
Marlene King and her granddaughter KK with the bench she installed in memory of her late husband, artist Marven Tallio (Caitlin Thompson photo).

New downtown bench honours late Nuxalk artist

Renowned Nuxalk artist Marven Tallio passed away in 2018

Marlene King and her granddaughter KK with the bench she installed in memory of her late husband, artist Marven Tallio (Caitlin Thompson photo).
The rockslide occurred just east of Firvale before Snowshoe Creek (photo submitted)

Heavy rain causes mud, debris on Highway 20

Environment Canada had issued a rainfall warning on Thursday morning

The rockslide occurred just east of Firvale before Snowshoe Creek (photo submitted)
The total rainfall amount from the two sets of frontal waves is forecast to be near 100 mm (file photo)

Rainfall warning issued for Bella Coola

The total rainfall amount is forecast to be near 100 mm and could result in localized flooding

The total rainfall amount from the two sets of frontal waves is forecast to be near 100 mm (file photo)
Kristina, Dave, Kal and Zoe with their newest purchase, “Daisy” (photo submitted)

Blast from the past: local family enjoys vintage 1920s Model A Ford Tudor

If you’re lucky you might see the 1928 Model A Ford cruising around Bella Coola

Kristina, Dave, Kal and Zoe with their newest purchase, “Daisy” (photo submitted)
Highway 20 Butikk open for business in Hagensborg

Highway 20 Butikk open for business in Hagensborg

Beat the rainy day blues with a little local shopping to lift your spirits!

Highway 20 Butikk open for business in Hagensborg
Steve Waugh, owner of Bella Coola Vehicle Rentals, says his business has been “crushed” by the pandemic (Caitlin Thompson photo)

Local businesses feeling the effects of COVID-19

Some have adjusted their business models; others won’t suvive another year if COVID continues in 2021

Steve Waugh, owner of Bella Coola Vehicle Rentals, says his business has been “crushed” by the pandemic (Caitlin Thompson photo)