Caitlin Thompson

Nuxalk Radio Station Manager and director of the film Banchi Hanuse with producer Jessica Hallenbeck, and crew Louvens Remy and John Gustav Ohrn (from Nuxalk Radio documentary)

Nuxalk Radio film wins big at Vancouver International Film Festival

The film won the Sea to Sky award, a $20,000 cash prize awarded by Telus

Nuxalk Radio Station Manager and director of the film Banchi Hanuse with producer Jessica Hallenbeck, and crew Louvens Remy and John Gustav Ohrn (from Nuxalk Radio documentary)
Pacific Coastal plans to offer four flights per week by Oct. 4 (Pacific Coastal photo)

No plans to discontinue bus service, says Pacific Coastal

The company will continue to provide transfers to Anahim Lake on weather days

Pacific Coastal plans to offer four flights per week by Oct. 4 (Pacific Coastal photo)
Tastefull Excursions, based in Kamloops, will begin the service in and out of Bella Coola on Oct. 4 (photo submitted)

New bus service announced for Bella Coola

The shuttle will run to Williams Lake and Kamloops

Tastefull Excursions, based in Kamloops, will begin the service in and out of Bella Coola on Oct. 4 (photo submitted)
Bella Coola Heli Sports now offering yacht-based heliskiing starting at $319K

Bella Coola Heli Sports now offering yacht-based heliskiing starting at $319K

BCHS has partnered with Maple Leaf Adventures and the MV Cascadia

Bella Coola Heli Sports now offering yacht-based heliskiing starting at $319K
The Nimpkish, although heavily criticized as inadequate, has served the central coast route for over six years (file photo)

Nimpkish sold as Northern Sea Wolf resumes central coast route

The sale of the Nimpkish was official as of Sept. 20, 2020

The Nimpkish, although heavily criticized as inadequate, has served the central coast route for over six years (file photo)
Recent COVID cases in Bella Coola and Bella Bella have drawn a call for more information sharing with First Nations (Michael Wigle photo)

COVID on Central Coast prompts call for information sharing

At least four cases have been identified on the central coast

Recent COVID cases in Bella Coola and Bella Bella have drawn a call for more information sharing with First Nations (Michael Wigle photo)
The centre is expected to open in February 2021 (photo submitted)

NAALS receives funding for new child care centre

This project incorporates a longhouse design and reflects a Nuxalk architectural approach.

The centre is expected to open in February 2021 (photo submitted)
Lorena Draney, nee Engebretson, enjoying her 100th birthday at Mountain View Lodge (Caitlin Thompson photo)

Lorena Draney celebrates 100th birthday in Bella Coola

She still knows how to enjoy a good party!

Lorena Draney, nee Engebretson, enjoying her 100th birthday at Mountain View Lodge (Caitlin Thompson photo)
Smoky skies from US wildfires continue to affect Bella Coola

Smoky skies from US wildfires continue to affect Bella Coola

There is a special air quality warning in effect from Environment Canada for our region

Smoky skies from US wildfires continue to affect Bella Coola
COVID-19 cases confirmed in Bella Coola; Nuxalk Nation on lockdown

COVID-19 cases confirmed in Bella Coola; Nuxalk Nation on lockdown

The Nuxalk Nation EOC has confirmed two self-reported cases in the community

COVID-19 cases confirmed in Bella Coola; Nuxalk Nation on lockdown
Temperatures are forecast to be 5 - 10 degrees above normal for the next few days (file photo)

Hot weather warning issued for the Bella Coola Valley

Has summer finally arrived?

Temperatures are forecast to be 5 - 10 degrees above normal for the next few days (file photo)
Gwyneth Anderson stands in front of her newest business venture - WildWay Farms in Hagensborg. (Caitlin Thompson photo)

Wildway Farms open for business in Hagensborg

Local entrepreneurs Gwyneth Anderson and Joseph Battensby are hard at work at their new business

Gwyneth Anderson stands in front of her newest business venture - WildWay Farms in Hagensborg. (Caitlin Thompson photo)
Young boy finds mask stolen during recent break-in

Young boy finds mask stolen during recent break-in

Gage Pootlass immediately took the mouse mask back to its rightful owner, Kathleen Booth

Young boy finds mask stolen during recent break-in
Bear gets into garbage at Thorsen Creek Landfill after waste disposed into wrong bin

Bear gets into garbage at Thorsen Creek Landfill after waste disposed into wrong bin

A grizzly bear accessed garbage that was put in the wrong bin and ended up outside the electric fence

Bear gets into garbage at Thorsen Creek Landfill after waste disposed into wrong bin
VCH has confirmed there are cases of COVID-19 in the Nimpo Lake area. (Image courtesy CDC)

COVID-19 confirmed in Nimpo Lake area

Vancouver Coastal Health says they don’t believe there is a risk to neighbouring communities

VCH has confirmed there are cases of COVID-19 in the Nimpo Lake area. (Image courtesy CDC)
Hagensborg Fire Department uses new fire truck on blaze at SD49

Hagensborg Fire Department uses new fire truck on blaze at SD49

The fire happened on July 22 and the department said their new truck was “perfect”

Hagensborg Fire Department uses new fire truck on blaze at SD49
Nuxalk continue to pursue hydropower project at Nooklikonnik Creek

Nuxalk continue to pursue hydropower project at Nooklikonnik Creek

Since last fall the team has been steadily pushing ahead with the project

Nuxalk continue to pursue hydropower project at Nooklikonnik Creek
Tourism may proceed in the Valley under strict conditions and only for B.C. residents (Scott Carrier photo)

Bella Coola tourism to re-open with strict COVID-19 guidelines

Visitors are limited to B.C. residents, they must wear a mask in public and avoid community members

Tourism may proceed in the Valley under strict conditions and only for B.C. residents (Scott Carrier photo)
Bella Coola’s Makerspace has produced PPE with the help of its 3-D printers for local use if needed (James Hindley photo)

Bella Coola Makerspace creates PPE for local frontline workers

The efforts of the local organization were recently recognized in the B.C. legislature

Bella Coola’s Makerspace has produced PPE with the help of its 3-D printers for local use if needed (James Hindley photo)
Sarah Matthews, Judy Hall and Jennifer Becerra at the popular Bella Coola Fall Fair Flea Market (Caitlin Thompson photo)

Bella Coola Farmer’s Market continues to provide local goods

Farmer’s Markets are considered an essential service during the B.C. state of emergency

Sarah Matthews, Judy Hall and Jennifer Becerra at the popular Bella Coola Fall Fair Flea Market (Caitlin Thompson photo)