Caitlin Thompson

COVID cases in the Bella Coola Valley have dropped to just four active cases (file photo)

Active COVID cases drop to four; schools re-open for face-to-face instruction

A total of 63 cases were recorded with 59 now out of isolation

COVID cases in the Bella Coola Valley have dropped to just four active cases (file photo)
Nuxalk Public Health Nurse Sophie Mack is all smiles as she vaccinates her dad, hereditary chief James Mack Sr., with his first dose of the Moderna vaccine (photo submitted)

Cases drop as vaccine continues to roll out in Bella Coola

Seniors at Mountain View Lodge, Nuxalk elders, hospital staff and long-term care residents have all started to receive their vaccines so far

Nuxalk Public Health Nurse Sophie Mack is all smiles as she vaccinates her dad, hereditary chief James Mack Sr., with his first dose of the Moderna vaccine (photo submitted)
Nuxalk elder Caroline Mack, 85, receives her first dose of the Moderna vaccine on Jan. 19, at the Nuxalk Hall. (Caitlin Thompson photo)

First vaccines roll out for Nuxalk elders, hospital staff and long-term care residents

The Moderna vaccine arrived in Bella Coola on Sunday, Jan. 17

Nuxalk elder Caroline Mack, 85, receives her first dose of the Moderna vaccine on Jan. 19, at the Nuxalk Hall. (Caitlin Thompson photo)
The ski hill is clearly marked as a no snowmobiling zone, but that hasn’t deterred sledders from ruining it for the second time this season (Patrick Gunderson photo)

Tweedsmuir Ski Hill wrecked by sledders for second time this season

The Club is respectfully requesting snowmobilers stay off the ski hill

The ski hill is clearly marked as a no snowmobiling zone, but that hasn’t deterred sledders from ruining it for the second time this season (Patrick Gunderson photo)
A health-care worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a UHN COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Toronto on Thursday, January 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

COVID-19 cases climb to 52 as first vaccinations to begin Jan. 19

VCH has indicated vaccines will be available for off-reserve elders, but has not provided specifics

A health-care worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a UHN COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Toronto on Thursday, January 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
NES hosts grades 5 - 7 in Hagensborg (file photo)

COVID-19 exposure confirmed at Nusatsum Elementary School

The exposure was in grade 5 and took place Jan. 6, 2021

NES hosts grades 5 - 7 in Hagensborg (file photo)
Jeffery Snow has been our community paramedic for the past three years and has worked as a paramedic for over three decades. He is now certified to offer COVID-19 testing to clients (Caitlin Thompson photo)

Bella Coola’s community paramedic can now test people for COVID-19

Jeffery Snow became certified to offer COVID-19 testing on Jan. 13, 2021

Jeffery Snow has been our community paramedic for the past three years and has worked as a paramedic for over three decades. He is now certified to offer COVID-19 testing to clients (Caitlin Thompson photo)
The first cases were reported by the Nuxalk EOC on Jan. 7 (file photo)

COVID-19 cases climb to 25 in Bella Coola

The first cases were reported by the Nuxalk EOC on Jan. 7

The first cases were reported by the Nuxalk EOC on Jan. 7 (file photo)
This is the third incident of COVID in Bella Coola since the start of the pandemic (file photo)

COVID cases now at 16 in Bella Coola

Cases have been rising daily in the community

This is the third incident of COVID in Bella Coola since the start of the pandemic (file photo)
SD49 has suspended in-class instruction due to rising COVID-19 cases (file photo)

SD49 suspends face-to-face instruction due to COVID-19

School is still open for childcare services

SD49 has suspended in-class instruction due to rising COVID-19 cases (file photo)
$23,500 has been donated to local non-profit organizations so far (file photo)

Bella Coola Community Forest donates to local non-profits suffering from COVID-19 losses

$23,500 has been donated to local non-profit organizations so far

$23,500 has been donated to local non-profit organizations so far (file photo)
This is the third incident of COVID in Bella Coola since the start of the pandemic (file photo)

COVID cases rising in Bella Coola

There are now 11 confirmed cases in Bella Coola

This is the third incident of COVID in Bella Coola since the start of the pandemic (file photo)
The Connected Coast project will construct and operate a subsea fibre-optic network that will run from north of Prince Rupert, to Haida Gwaii, south along coastal BC to Vancouver, then around Vancouver Island. The cable will provide 154 landings at rural and remote coastal communities, including 13 Regional Districts and 56 Indigenous communities representing 44 First Nations with the opportunity to connect to high-speed internet (file photo)

Baylink Networks awarded construction contract for Connected Coast

It is anticipated that the project will be completed at the end of 2023

The Connected Coast project will construct and operate a subsea fibre-optic network that will run from north of Prince Rupert, to Haida Gwaii, south along coastal BC to Vancouver, then around Vancouver Island. The cable will provide 154 landings at rural and remote coastal communities, including 13 Regional Districts and 56 Indigenous communities representing 44 First Nations with the opportunity to connect to high-speed internet (file photo)
This is the third incident of COVID in Bella Coola since the start of the pandemic (file photo)

Three COVID cases confirmed in Bella Coola

This is the third incident of COVID in Bella Coola since the start of the pandemic

This is the third incident of COVID in Bella Coola since the start of the pandemic (file photo)
Nuxalk elections are set to take place March 16, 2021 (file photo)

Nuxalk elections set for March 16

Nominations are set for February 1

Nuxalk elections are set to take place March 16, 2021 (file photo)
Assessed values for a ‘typical’ or median single-family residential property in Bella Coola rose by eight per cent. (File photo)

B.C. Assessment releases property values, Bella Coola up 8%

Some properties owners will see an increase, others a decrease

Assessed values for a ‘typical’ or median single-family residential property in Bella Coola rose by eight per cent. (File photo)
The Bella Coola Legion has been an essential part of local Remembrance Day observations for the entire community (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Bella Coola Legion receives federal funding

The Bella Coola Branch received $4,946 after requesting it through its Provincial Command

The Bella Coola Legion has been an essential part of local Remembrance Day observations for the entire community (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the Bella Coola Valley (file photo)

Snowfall warning issued for Bella Coola

Snowfall with total amounts of about 10 cm is expected

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the Bella Coola Valley (file photo)
Theresa Schooner with her daughter Sharmayne and friend Cheyanne in front of the Elders Tree in the Co-op (Caitlin Thompson photo)

Spread some cheer at the Christmas Elders Tree

The tree is located at the Bella Coola Co-op

Theresa Schooner with her daughter Sharmayne and friend Cheyanne in front of the Elders Tree in the Co-op (Caitlin Thompson photo)
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)