Caitlin Thompson

Bella Coola Legal Advocacy Program receives national recognition

The Bella Coola Legal Advocacy Program, under the leadership of its founder, Anne Fletcher, has been nationally recognized for its work.

Healthy Beginning coordinates fire fighter training program for all Valley departments

Firefighters came together on April 22 and 23 to complete the Exterior Operations Level Fire Fighter “Train the Trainer” program

New ferry purchased for 2018 Port Hardy – Bella Coola Route

The B.C. government has purchased a used Greek ferry for a reported $12.6M to revive the Port Hardy - Bella Coola direct sailing

BC Liberals commit to end grizzly bear hunt in Great Bear

After years of defending B.C.’s controversial grizzly trophy hunt, the BC Liberals announced last week that they plan to end the hunt

Bill Reid Gallery hosts Xi Xanya Dzam exhibit featuring Nuxalk artist Alvin Mack

Xi Xanya Dzam features work by 11 recipients of the BC Lifetime Creative Achievement Awards for First Nations Art

Archeologists confirm Heiltsuk village site three times older than Great Pyramids

Researchers with the Hakai Institute are backing up Heiltsuk oral history with western science

Explorer leaves Bella Coola embarking on third cross-country paddle

It seems there are no shortages of adventurers coming through Bella Coola these days.

Billionaire James Murdoch building “recreational retreat” in Nascall Bay

A Globe and Mail article has confirmed that the 445 acre property in Nascall Bay was purchased by billionaire media mogul James Murdoch

Ooligan grease making camp returns to the banks of the Bella Coola River

There’s a distinct odour wafting from the edge of the Bella Coola River near Tatsquan Creek.

NDP, Liberals declare candidates for North Coast in May 2017 election

The NDP and Liberals have confirmed their candidates for the North Coast in the upcoming May 9 election.

Tweedsmuir Ski Club featured in Globe and Mail’s Travel Section

Admit it: You’ve never heard of the Tweedsmuir Ski Club, one of Canada’s most exclusive operations.

Bella Coola Valley Tourism supports Coastal First Nations ban on trophy hunt

The board of Bella Coola Valley Tourism passed a resolution to support the Coastal First Nations in their ban on of trophy hunting

Nuxalk elect Wally Webber to third term as Chief Councilor

Wally Webber was elected for a third term as Chief Councilor of the Nuxalk Nation last week

Mother and daughter on ski traverse from Vancouver to Alaska

Tania and Martina Halik squeezed out every drop of their first real taste of civilization in 50 days here in Bella Coola.

Local volunteers who make a difference: Dog Town Bella Coola rescues animals in need

Rita Svisdahl, Krista Gunderson and Robyn Willis are the faces of Dog Town Bella Coola

Eight candidates running for position of Nuxalk Chief; election to take place March 15

Candidates for the Nuxalk Chief and Council were confirmed last week.

Hagensborg Waterworks hopeful funding for Improvement Districts becomes reality

The Hagensborg Waterworks District held its first of a series of promised public meetings last week

Family inspires Nuxalk grad to complete teacher training at UBC

This fall Dawn Wilson graduated from UBC’s NITEP (Indigenous Teacher Education Program) along with six other Heiltsuk women

Autopsy reveals downtown grizzly cub died of parasite

A grizzly cub that died in the Bella Coola townsite was suffering from a parasite known as Sarcocystis caninum.

CCCS strives for improvement while facing challenging environment

The CCCS, established over a decade ago, has overcome some significant challenges in its quest to bring the Bella Coola Valley online