Caitlin Thompson

Don't forget these smiling faces when you head out to do your holiday shopping

Holiday season a chance to support homegrown businesses and shop local

Christmas is about to begin knocking down your door so it’s the perfect chance to knock on the doors of some our many local businesses.

Don't forget these smiling faces when you head out to do your holiday shopping
Trudeau is seeking to ban crude oil tankers on the North Coast

Prime Minister Trudeau orders crude oil tanker traffic moratorium for B.C. North Coast

Trudeau outlined the directive in a mandate letter to Canada's transport minister, Marc Garneau, on Friday.

Trudeau is seeking to ban crude oil tankers on the North Coast
Theresa Reynolds portrait as a young women in the RCAF

Local women veterans and “quiet heroes” honoured at Remembrance Day Ceremonies

Remembrance Day services were held once again the Valley last week with a focus on local veterans.

Theresa Reynolds portrait as a young women in the RCAF
A Halloween Dance will be held at Lobelco Hall on Friday

Bella Coola couple grateful for community support in fight against MS

Erin Smith’s symptoms crept up on her. Family and friends noticed something was amiss with the young woman in her mid-thirties

A Halloween Dance will be held at Lobelco Hall on Friday
Challaine Dettling-Morton's parents Rhonda and Darren with Chris Millham and Denise Casperson of Bella Coola's BC Service Centre

Bella Coola BC Service Centre employees honoured with Community Leadership Award

The staff of Bella Coola’s BC Service Centre were honoured with a special Community Leadership Award from the Kidney Foundation of Canada

Challaine Dettling-Morton's parents Rhonda and Darren with Chris Millham and Denise Casperson of Bella Coola's BC Service Centre
Justin Trudeau celebrates his historic win with his wife Sophie Gregoire in Montreal

Justin Trudeau sweeps to power with majority Liberal government

As the election results rolled in it was very obvious that Canadians wanted change, and they got it.

Justin Trudeau celebrates his historic win with his wife Sophie Gregoire in Montreal
Michael Wigle captured this special moment between mom and cub on the Atnarko River

Clark defends fall grizzly hunt; Coastal First Nations set to enforce 2012 ban

October 1 marked the opening of B.C.’s controversial grizzly bear hunt

Michael Wigle captured this special moment between mom and cub on the Atnarko River
CCRD Director Alison Sayers giving a speech at the 2015 UBCM Convention in Vancouver

CCRD Director Alison Sayers elected to UBCM

CCRD Area C Director Alison Sayers is now holding the region’s first-ever seat on the Union of British Columbia Municipalities.

CCRD Director Alison Sayers giving a speech at the 2015 UBCM Convention in Vancouver
Nuxalk ladies dance 'Ista' under the new pole on King Island

Nations “working together” raise Ista Pole at 20-Year Reunion on King Island

The sun was shining brightly as the colourful image of the first woman to touch the earth, Ista, was pulled to her intended home

Nuxalk ladies dance 'Ista' under the new pole on King Island
Pop star Miley Cyrus was in Klemtu to voice her opposition to the wolf cull

Pop star Miley Cyrus speaks out against BC wolf cull, trophy hunt

Pop star Miley Cyrus visited the small community of Klemtu last week to speak out against B.C.’s controversial wolf cull

Pop star Miley Cyrus was in Klemtu to voice her opposition to the wolf cull
Clayton Stoner is facing five charges under the Wildlife Act

NHL star Clayton Stoner facing charges for 2013 grizzly hunt

Clayton Stoner is facing five charges under the Wildlife Act for a spring grizzly bear hunt near Bella Coola in 2013.

Clayton Stoner is facing five charges under the Wildlife Act
The new Mrs. Universe Ashley Callingbull has been outspoken in her views of the Conservative government.

New Mrs. Universe encourages First Nations people to vote for change

The first Canadian and First Nations woman to win Mrs. Universe is using her new fame to urge aboriginal people in Canada to vote

The new Mrs. Universe Ashley Callingbull has been outspoken in her views of the Conservative government.
Thanks to efforts at the Spirit Bear Lodge in Klemtu

Japanese boat swept away in 2011 tsunami reunited with its owner in Klemtu

Scallop fisherman Kou Sasaki, of Ofunato, Japan, crossed the Pacific Ocean last week to arrive in the tiny village of Klemtu

Thanks to efforts at the Spirit Bear Lodge in Klemtu
The United Church is accepting donations for Syrian Refugees through the WLDCU - Special Projects - Syria

Local donations for Syrian refugees accepted at Williams Lake and District Credit Union

The crisis of Syrian refugees hit home for many B.C. residents as the aunt of the young boy who drowned lives in B.C.

The United Church is accepting donations for Syrian Refugees through the WLDCU - Special Projects - Syria
Nuxalkmc remember Ista as one of the defining moments of their present-day cultural practice

20-Year Ista Reunion scheduled for September 27; pole to be raised onsite on September 28

“Ista” is the name of the first Nuxalk woman, as well as the place and Smayusta (creation story) that relate her to Tatau, the Creator.

Nuxalkmc remember Ista as one of the defining moments of their present-day cultural practice
Clyde Tallio explaining the cultural significance of Nan (grizzly bear) and T'la (black bear)

Nuxalk Nation hosts informative Nan (Grizzly) and T’la (Black) Bear Day

The Nuxalk Nation hosted an informative Nan (Grizzly Bear) and T’la (Black Bear) Day at the Nuxalk Hall last week.

Clyde Tallio explaining the cultural significance of Nan (grizzly bear) and T'la (black bear)
The Pacific Grizzly began sinking last night and is now almost half submerged at low tide

Clean up ongoing, salvage to begin on sunken Pacific Grizzly at Bella Coola Harbour

The Pacific Grizzly is underwater and the cause of her demise is still being investigated.


The Pacific Grizzly began sinking last night and is now almost half submerged at low tide
The Pacific Grizzly began sinking last night and is now almost half submerged at low tide

Pacific Grizzly sinks in Bella Coola Harbour

At approximately 5pm last night, local fishermen noticed the boat was listing heavily.

The Pacific Grizzly began sinking last night and is now almost half submerged at low tide
A Nisga'a woman hangs eulachon on a ganee'e

National Geographic runs feature story on loss of eulachon

National Geographic runs feature story on loss of eulachon

A Nisga'a woman hangs eulachon on a ganee'e
New owners Chris and Stephanie Quinn are enjoying their new business

New owners enjoying Bella Coola Air

It seems as though some things are just meant to be.

New owners Chris and Stephanie Quinn are enjoying their new business