Ernest Hall

Amy Thacker

Highway 20 Partnership “Chilcotin Coast Experience” wins Tourism Award

“The Chilcotin Coast Experience" has received the 2016 regional award for “Best Tourism Marketing.”

Amy Thacker
Participants listen to various presentations offered during the Destination BC Event held last month

Destination development the focus of new tourism planning for region

There are exciting times ahead for the Central Coast - Chilcotin region

Participants listen to various presentations offered during the Destination BC Event held last month
The Nimpkish is set to be replaced in 2018

Navigating a NEW course: A Nimpkish Narrative

Now that a new course has been charted for ferry service on BC’s Central Coast four stories stand out.

The Nimpkish is set to be replaced in 2018
Working Group Co-Chair Pat Corbett with Nuxalk Nation Chief Councillor Wally Webber at the ferry announcement on Tuesday

First-ever partnership means direct ferry to Bella Coola back as of 2018

A partnership of First Nations, communities, and the tourism industry has led to a long-awaited enhancement of summer ferry service

Working Group Co-Chair Pat Corbett with Nuxalk Nation Chief Councillor Wally Webber at the ferry announcement on Tuesday
MLA Jennifer Rice will be submitting her recommendations in a report to the government in June

Maternity Matters – MLA Jennifer Rice talks birthing in Bella Coola

Scores of babies born to Valley residents in recent years can’t claim the Valley as their birthplace.

MLA Jennifer Rice will be submitting her recommendations in a report to the government in June
The Queen of Chilliwack will be heading to warmer waters as she sets sail for Fiji on October 14

First Nations launch vision plan; ferry improvements targeted

Coastal First Nations, led by Aboriginal Tourism BC (AtBC), have launched a provincial plan to create a vision for tourism

The Queen of Chilliwack will be heading to warmer waters as she sets sail for Fiji on October 14
Nathan Cullen campaigning in the northwest

Nathan Cullen wins by wide margin once again in Northwest B.C.

For the fifth time since 2006, Nathan Cullen will be representing Bella Coola and the Central Coast

Nathan Cullen campaigning in the northwest
The Queen of Chilliwack will be heading to warmer waters as she sets sail for Fiji on October 14

Queen of Chilliwack to sail out of BC waters to Fiji on October 14

The MV Queen of Chilliwack, which plied the waters of BC’s Central Coast for 18 summers, is soon heading to Fiji.

The Queen of Chilliwack will be heading to warmer waters as she sets sail for Fiji on October 14
From L to R: Liberal Brad Layton

Candidates identify issues in federal election campaign

With just over three weeks remaining in the 2015 federal election campaign, candidates are criss-crossing one of Canada’s largest ridings

From L to R: Liberal Brad Layton
Nuxalk carver Alvin Mack explains the 'Transformation of Smaoan' story depicted on a yellow cedar talking pole.  Nanaimo visitors Tom Bates

Copper Sun Gallery Hosts “First-Ever” Nuxalk Artists Exhibition

Ten Nuxalk artists and crafters along with an appreciative crowd of locals and visitors came together August 19

Nuxalk carver Alvin Mack explains the 'Transformation of Smaoan' story depicted on a yellow cedar talking pole.  Nanaimo visitors Tom Bates
Ed and Margaret Nash

Community bids farewell to long-time residents Ed and Margaret Nash

Family and friends recently to bid farewell to two Bella Coola Valley community stalwarts, Ed and Margaret Nash.

Ed and Margaret Nash
NDP MP Nathan Cullen has served this riding for 11 years

Bella Coola needs suitable ferry service, collaboration between communities, says NDP MP Nathan Cullen

Restoring the Bella Coola ferry service is the first step toward revitalizing the regional economy

NDP MP Nathan Cullen has served this riding for 11 years
Three unidentified visitors relax in the soothing hot mineral waters of Eucott Bay

Eucott Bay should be “off limits” to hunting, says Bella Coola Valley Tourism Association

Eucott Bay, site of a popular hot springs on Dean Channel some 50 km northwest of Bella Coola, should be designated “off limits” to hunting

Three unidentified visitors relax in the soothing hot mineral waters of Eucott Bay
easoned eco-tourists Susan Rhind and Murray Ellis were impressed with the Bella Coola Valley as an eco-tourism destination but not with BC Ferries

Ferry trip “fabulous”, but BC Ferries not, say eco-tourists

Ferry trip “fabulous”, but BC Ferries not, say eco-tourists

easoned eco-tourists Susan Rhind and Murray Ellis were impressed with the Bella Coola Valley as an eco-tourism destination but not with BC Ferries
Culturalists Chris Nelson and Clyde Young sing during the official Grand Opening of the Copper Sun Gallery

Copper Sun Gallery celebrates Grand Opening

Nuxalk culturist Chris Nelson leads in singing the "paddle song" with partner Clyde Young at the July 4 Grand Opening

Culturalists Chris Nelson and Clyde Young sing during the official Grand Opening of the Copper Sun Gallery
Transportation &Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone with his family last August in Bella Coola after arriving on the MV Nimpkish.  He later told the BC Legislature that he had made the trip and 'met with folks' in Bella Coola after seeing grizzly bears and orcas on the family's enjoyable 'staycation' Nimpkish adventure.  Other documented reports suggest otherwise.  To read his account

Nimpkish “Connector” ferry here to stay says Transportation Minister Stone

Direct summer sailings aboard BC Ferries between Bella Coola and Port Hardy are a thing of the past

Transportation &Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone with his family last August in Bella Coola after arriving on the MV Nimpkish.  He later told the BC Legislature that he had made the trip and 'met with folks' in Bella Coola after seeing grizzly bears and orcas on the family's enjoyable 'staycation' Nimpkish adventure.  Other documented reports suggest otherwise.  To read his account
Tanis Shedden

New CCRD Committee adopts practical approach

Housing, a long neglected walking trail, and community pride head the list of “do-able” projects

Tanis Shedden
Deckhand D'Arcy Jones

Discovery Coast “Connector” 2015: MV Nimpkish enters second season

The maiden voyage of the summer BC Ferries “Connector” service between Bella Coola and Bella Bella launches at high noon, June 18

Deckhand D'Arcy Jones
Local artist Heather Elliott with Copper Sun Gallery Assistant Danika Naccerella

Copper Sun, BCVT and cooperation in Bella Coola; the logo tells all

Copper Sun, BCVT and cooperation in Bella Coola; the logo tells all

Local artist Heather Elliott with Copper Sun Gallery Assistant Danika Naccerella
Minister Todd Stone has vehemently denied the latest report on the state of BC Ferries.

Minister denies latest study indicating ferry cuts resulted in lost revenue

BC Transportation Minister Todd Stone remains unfazed in defending his decision to slash summer ferry service on the Central Coast

Minister Todd Stone has vehemently denied the latest report on the state of BC Ferries.