Caitlin Thompson

Bella Coola RCMP are asking the public’s assistance locating Jerret Snow, 33, last seen leaving the Bella Coola Hospital on May 19. (Facebook photo)

UPDATE: body of missing man located

Jerret Snow was last seen May 19

Bella Coola RCMP are asking the public’s assistance locating Jerret Snow, 33, last seen leaving the Bella Coola Hospital on May 19. (Facebook photo)
Students will have the option to return to classes part-time on June 1 (file photo)

Schools preparing for optional part-time classes for students

Parents will have the choice whether or not to return their children to class

Students will have the option to return to classes part-time on June 1 (file photo)
Bella Coola Valley Tourism says its awaiting direction from the community and the province, but will not be marketing the area this summer (file photo)

Local tourism adopts “wait and see” approach

Bella Coola Valley Tourism says it will not be marketing the area this summer

Bella Coola Valley Tourism says its awaiting direction from the community and the province, but will not be marketing the area this summer (file photo)
Pacific Coastal suspended its operations in March due to COVID-19 (file photo)

Pacific Coastal to resume services June 1

Flights will be offered three times per week for month of June

Pacific Coastal suspended its operations in March due to COVID-19 (file photo)
Nuxalk hereditary leadership, supported by Council, have moved beyond the information checkpoint and is now enforcing a community lockdown a the base of the Hill on Highway 20 (photo taken March 28, 2020)

Nuxalk leadership move to lockdown community

Nuxalk hereditary leadership, supported by Council, are physically enforcing a lockdown at the Hill

Nuxalk hereditary leadership, supported by Council, have moved beyond the information checkpoint and is now enforcing a community lockdown a the base of the Hill on Highway 20 (photo taken March 28, 2020)
Bears out and about in the valley; residents urged to secure attractants

Bears out and about in the valley; residents urged to secure attractants

After a long winter, bears are roaming the valley once again.

Bears out and about in the valley; residents urged to secure attractants
With no sustained hot weather in the near forecast the local flooding risk has remained low so far this spring (photo submitted)

“Little concern” for flooding in the immediate future says B.C. River Forecast Centre

No sustained hot weather in the forecast means current flood risk is low

With no sustained hot weather in the near forecast the local flooding risk has remained low so far this spring (photo submitted)
COVID-19: Local retailer provides shirts for frontline workers

COVID-19: Local retailer provides shirts for frontline workers

Kopas Store received 24 “Bella Coola Strong” t-shirts for distribution to frontline workers

COVID-19: Local retailer provides shirts for frontline workers
Pacific Coastal extends suspension of operations until June 1

Pacific Coastal extends suspension of operations until June 1

The airline will resume on June 1, if possible, with a modified schedule.

Pacific Coastal extends suspension of operations until June 1
Traffic slows at information checkpoint; staff still on duty 24/7

Traffic slows at information checkpoint; staff still on duty 24/7

Traffic mostly local residents and essential services

Traffic slows at information checkpoint; staff still on duty 24/7
COVID-19: Front line workers remind us we all play a part in keeping virus at bay

COVID-19: Front line workers remind us we all play a part in keeping virus at bay

Long-term care facility nurse Christine Mack says the virus would be “devastating” for her patients

COVID-19: Front line workers remind us we all play a part in keeping virus at bay
Tourism asks visitors to stay away; stopped all promotions in March

Tourism asks visitors to stay away; stopped all promotions in March

Until conditions change, BCVT’s only message is “Explore BC…Later”

Tourism asks visitors to stay away; stopped all promotions in March
Northern Sea Wolf service suspended for 2020; Nimpkish to serve route

Northern Sea Wolf service suspended for 2020; Nimpkish to serve route

The decision to suspend the route comes in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

Northern Sea Wolf service suspended for 2020; Nimpkish to serve route
Bella Coola Heli Sports has reported that no one in their operation has reported COVID-19 symptoms or cases (file submitted)

Bella Coola Heli Sports closed, says no confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in their operation

The company has committed to informing the community if a case is reported

Bella Coola Heli Sports has reported that no one in their operation has reported COVID-19 symptoms or cases (file submitted)
Roger Harris and Keith Windsor, working at the Information Checkpoint, with hereditary chief Peter Siwallace on Highway 20 at the bottom of the Hill (Caitlin Thompson photo)

COVID-19: Community working to address threat; road closures not supported by province

MLA Jennifer Rice says people should be staying home and non-essential travel is not acceptable

Roger Harris and Keith Windsor, working at the Information Checkpoint, with hereditary chief Peter Siwallace on Highway 20 at the bottom of the Hill (Caitlin Thompson photo)
The Bella Coola RCMP is closing front door access but will be available by phone at 250 799 5363 (file photo)

COVID-19: Bella Coola RCMP close detachment front door access

The public is being asked to call 250 799 5363 for assistance

The Bella Coola RCMP is closing front door access but will be available by phone at 250 799 5363 (file photo)
Schools within the Central Coast will be in session as of March 30, how that will look is still under development as there will be no in-class instruction (file photo)

Local schools looking for solutions as alternatives to in-class instruction

There will be no in-class instruction

Schools within the Central Coast will be in session as of March 30, how that will look is still under development as there will be no in-class instruction (file photo)
Nuxalk Nation, CCRD declare local state of emergency in response to COVID-19

Nuxalk Nation, CCRD declare local state of emergency in response to COVID-19

The aim is to restrict all non-essential travel into the community

Nuxalk Nation, CCRD declare local state of emergency in response to COVID-19
Community leaders urge residents to follow COVID-19 protocols

Community leaders urge residents to follow COVID-19 protocols

How to shut down Highway 20 to non-residents is being discussed

Community leaders urge residents to follow COVID-19 protocols
Pacific Coastal suspends operations due to COVID-19

Pacific Coastal suspends operations due to COVID-19

The airline is suspending its operations until May 3

Pacific Coastal suspends operations due to COVID-19