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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.

Emma Ronsley
Firefighters from all Valley departments came together for training

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

Firefighters from all Valley departments came together for training
he new ferry 'Aqua Spirit

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

he new ferry 'Aqua Spirit
A grizzly mom and her three cubs fish on the Atnarko last summer

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

A grizzly mom and her three cubs fish on the Atnarko last summer
Alvin Mack holding one of the pieces he will be displaying at the Xi Xanya Dzam exhibition at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art

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

Alvin Mack holding one of the pieces he will be displaying at the Xi Xanya Dzam exhibition at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art
A recent archeological dig has confirmed Heiltsuk oral history

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

A recent archeological dig has confirmed Heiltsuk oral history
Mike Ranta begins his latest journey across Canada

Explorer leaves Bella Coola embarking on third cross-country paddle

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

Mike Ranta begins his latest journey across Canada
James Murdoch with his famous father

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

James Murdoch with his famous father
Although they were brought in from the Nass River

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.

Although they were brought in from the Nass River
Incumbent Jennifer Rice (NDP) and Herb Pond (BC Liberals) are running for the North Coast in the May 2017 election

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.

Incumbent Jennifer Rice (NDP) and Herb Pond (BC Liberals) are running for the North Coast in the May 2017 election
Tessa Treadway enjoys some fresh tracks on the Tweedsmuir Ski Hill

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.

Tessa Treadway enjoys some fresh tracks on the Tweedsmuir Ski Hill
Bella Coola Valley Tourism is now formally supporting the ban on the grizzly bear trophy hunt in B.C.

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

Bella Coola Valley Tourism is now formally supporting the ban on the grizzly bear trophy hunt in B.C.
Incumbent Chief Councillor Wally Webber has been elected to serve a third term

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

Incumbent Chief Councillor Wally Webber has been elected to serve a third term
Mother and daughter team Tania and Martina Halik are one-third of the way through their six month ski tour from Vancouver to Alaska. They spent some time recuperating in Bella Coola 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.

Mother and daughter team Tania and Martina Halik are one-third of the way through their six month ski tour from Vancouver to Alaska. They spent some time recuperating in Bella Coola last week.
Rita Svisdahl of Dog Town Bella Coola with her Vancouver counterpart

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

Rita Svisdahl of Dog Town Bella Coola with her Vancouver counterpart
Incumbent Chief Councillor Wally Webber has served two terms and is seeking a third

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.

Incumbent Chief Councillor Wally Webber has served two terms and is seeking a third
A lively public debate took place at the Hagensborg Water District's public meeting 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

A lively public debate took place at the Hagensborg Water District's public meeting last week
Dawn (third from left) with her fellow graduates Angie Peers

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

Dawn (third from left) with her fellow graduates Angie Peers
The parasite was found in the grizzly bears for the first time

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.

The parasite was found in the grizzly bears for the first time
Andrew Stapleton of the CCCS Ground Crew scrapes off a build up of ice on the solar panels on Saloopmt peak

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

Andrew Stapleton of the CCCS Ground Crew scrapes off a build up of ice on the solar panels on Saloopmt peak