Caitlin Thompson

Hagensborg Water District purchases new fire truck; prepares for conversion to CCRD

Hagensborg Water District purchases new fire truck; prepares for conversion to CCRD

Approximately $1.3 million of the district’s infrastructure grant has been transferred to the CCRD.

Hagensborg Water District purchases new fire truck; prepares for conversion to CCRD
Nuxalk Nation receives over $4 million in funding for Big House

Nuxalk Nation receives over $4 million in funding for Big House

The funding is joint federal, provincial and municipal and will support 24 infrastructure projects

Nuxalk Nation receives over $4 million in funding for Big House
The Central Coast Regional District has received a total of $902,655 in funding (CCRD photo)

CCRD receives almost $1 million in funding for local parks; playground rehabilitation

The project includes the rehabilitation of the Walker Island Park and Nusatsum Park playgrounds

The Central Coast Regional District has received a total of $902,655 in funding (CCRD photo)
Pacific Coastal is returning to Bella Coola for a scheduled service of three days a week starting on July 26 (file photo)

Pacific Coastal service to begin July 26

The company has not flown into the community since March

Pacific Coastal is returning to Bella Coola for a scheduled service of three days a week starting on July 26 (file photo)
Over 5 million of funding announced for Nuxalk Big House and CCRD parks project

Over 5 million of funding announced for Nuxalk Big House and CCRD parks project

The funding is joint federal, provincial and municipal and will support 24 infrastructure projects

Over 5 million of funding announced for Nuxalk Big House and CCRD parks project
DFO Monitors keeping watch as commercial fishery opens up

DFO Monitors keeping watch as commercial fishery opens up

Volunteer DFO Monitors have been onsite to ensure requirements are met

DFO Monitors keeping watch as commercial fishery opens up
Commercial fishery closed tonight due to local concerns

Commercial fishery closed tonight due to local concerns

The fishery was supposed to open tonight

Commercial fishery closed tonight due to local concerns
Staff at checkpoint experiencing threats, racism says Nuxalk EOC

Staff at checkpoint experiencing threats, racism says Nuxalk EOC

The staff at the checkpoint have been subject to threatening behaviour on multiple occasions

Staff at checkpoint experiencing threats, racism says Nuxalk EOC
Bella Coola Hospital Manager Sharon Carrol, nurse Gwen Schmidt, nurse Phylis George and Dr. Jeff Peimer with the brand new Lucas machine which was purchased by a community effort (Caitlin Thompson photo)

Community helps purchase new CPR machine

The Bella Coola Hospital is the proud new owner of a brand-new Lucas 3 chest compression system.

Bella Coola Hospital Manager Sharon Carrol, nurse Gwen Schmidt, nurse Phylis George and Dr. Jeff Peimer with the brand new Lucas machine which was purchased by a community effort (Caitlin Thompson photo)
Nuxalk Radio documentary streams today on DOXA online film festival

Nuxalk Radio documentary streams today on DOXA online film festival

Nuxalk Radio is micro-short documentary about a day-in-the-life of Bella Coola’s radio station

Nuxalk Radio documentary streams today on DOXA online film festival
Bella Coola Music Festival goes online for 2020

Bella Coola Music Festival goes online for 2020

The Festival has partnered with Nuxalk Radio to broadcast its 2020 lineup

Bella Coola Music Festival goes online for 2020
Tweedsmuir Park now open for local day-use activities

Tweedsmuir Park now open for local day-use activities

The park has been closed since late March due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Tweedsmuir Park now open for local day-use activities
Commercial fishery opens despite local opposition

Commercial fishery opens despite local opposition

The fishery opens tonight for 24 hours

Commercial fishery opens despite local opposition
Nuxalk elders Hazel Nappie, Violet Andy, Veronica Andy and Mercy Snow at the checkpoint which has been active since March 25. The Nuxalk EOC says it continues to provide valuable information and there is no plan to remove it anytime soon (Colleen Gabriel photo)

‘No plans’ yet to remove checkpoint, says Nuxalk EOC

COVID cases are declining but Bonnie Henry still says non-essential travel should be avoided

Nuxalk elders Hazel Nappie, Violet Andy, Veronica Andy and Mercy Snow at the checkpoint which has been active since March 25. The Nuxalk EOC says it continues to provide valuable information and there is no plan to remove it anytime soon (Colleen Gabriel photo)
The Dennis family of five came out to show their support (Caitlin Thompson photo)

Opening of salmon fishery in Area 8 opposed by Nuxalk Nation

Concerns over COVID-19, low stocks prompt protest in front of local DFO office

The Dennis family of five came out to show their support (Caitlin Thompson photo)
Jade Hanuse recently completed a diploma in Fine Arts from the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art (photo submitted)

Local artist Jade Hanuse receives 2020 YVR Art Foundation Scholarship

Scholarship recipients are selected through a formal jury process and are awarded $5,000

Jade Hanuse recently completed a diploma in Fine Arts from the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art (photo submitted)
Veronica Carrier’s grade three class at Bella Coola Elementary were acting as “kindness ninjas” long before the movement took on new life due to COVID-19 (Veronica Carrier photo)

Kindness Ninjas spread the love during COVID-19 – and there’s a local connection to the movement

Veronica Carrier, a grade three teacher at BCE, had her class acting as “kindness ninjas” months ago

Veronica Carrier’s grade three class at Bella Coola Elementary were acting as “kindness ninjas” long before the movement took on new life due to COVID-19 (Veronica Carrier photo)
Commercial salmon fisheries delayed for Bella Coola area

Commercial salmon fisheries delayed for Bella Coola area

DFO notice says Area C gill net fisheries in Area 8 have been delayed until June 15

Commercial salmon fisheries delayed for Bella Coola area
Pacific Coastal won’t open until community is ready

Pacific Coastal won’t open until community is ready

The company has suspended operations until further notice

Pacific Coastal won’t open until community is ready
Hereditary Chief Nanus (Mike Tallio) with his parents Roger and Gloria and his wife Crystal at the checkpoint (photo submitted)
Hereditary Chief Nanus (Mike Tallio) with his parents Roger and Gloria and his wife Crystal at the checkpoint (photo submitted)