Ernest Hall

The Nimpkish ferrying passengers on a long route.

Visitor complaints about “Nimpkish experience” are no surprise to local critics

Critics of the BC government’s “Nimpkish Solution” to the financial woes of BC Ferries are not at all surprised by traveler responses

The Nimpkish ferrying passengers on a long route.
Circle Route signs have been quietly changed to 'Discovery Coast.'

What’s in a name?

You might have noticed a recent change on Highway 20.

Circle Route signs have been quietly changed to 'Discovery Coast.'
Bella Coola Valley Tourism President Doug Baker welcomes BC Tourism Minister Naomi Yamamoto to the MV Nimpkish on the Minister's visit to Bella Coola last spring.  At the time

Visitors speak out on the failure of the ‘Nimpkish Summer; prove government wrong

As a cost-cutting measure, this summer’s “Nimpkish Solution” has failed dismally.

Bella Coola Valley Tourism President Doug Baker welcomes BC Tourism Minister Naomi Yamamoto to the MV Nimpkish on the Minister's visit to Bella Coola last spring.  At the time
The Nimpkish leaves a rather disappointed passenger

Nimpkish finished for the season – leaves one passenger behind

Kamloops resident Kevin Ortner forces a glum smile as the MV Nimpkish sounds her horn and pulls away from the Bella Coola wharf

The Nimpkish leaves a rather disappointed passenger
Tourism operators are feeling the pinch as the Nimpkish enters its first year.

“Up close and personal” or “furious and outraged?” Minister and passengers have different views

BC Transportation Minister Todd Stone is concerned about passenger complaints regarding their MV Nimpkish experiences this summer.

Tourism operators are feeling the pinch as the Nimpkish enters its first year.
BC's Transportation Minister Todd Stone

No changes for “Circle Tour,” Transportation Minister to push for planning group

The MV Nimpkish will continue to ply the waters of the Discovery Coast “Connector” through the 2015 tourist season and beyond.

BC's Transportation Minister Todd Stone
Tourism operators are feeling the pinch as the Nimpkish enters its first year.

Tourism suffers as Nimpkish enters first year

Midway through the 2014 tourist season, tourism businesses along Highway 20 from end to end are hurting.

Tourism operators are feeling the pinch as the Nimpkish enters its first year.
Felicia Harris (left)

Bella Coola Valley Tourism opens Visitor Info Booth, launches new website

Bella Coola Valley Tourism’s Visitor Info Booth (VIB) is now open for the summer, 10 – 4 Monday to Saturday.

Felicia Harris (left)
Tourism Minister Naomi Yamamoto met with local tourism and business representatives on a recent visit to the Valley at the end of April

Cooperation and determination set the tone for ferry talk with Tourism Minister

As one delegate put it: “We don’t want handouts: We want to be part of the solution”.

Tourism Minister Naomi Yamamoto met with local tourism and business representatives on a recent visit to the Valley at the end of April
The community gathered to protest the cancellation of Route 40.

Bella Coola Community protests ferry cuts with rally at the wharf

Bella Coola Community protests ferry cuts with rally at the wharf

The community gathered to protest the cancellation of Route 40.
Doug Baker performs at the Art House's Word in the Valley.

‘Word in the Valley’ hosted by the Bella Coola Valley Arts Council

‘Word in the Valley’ hosted by the Bella Coola Valley Arts Council

Doug Baker performs at the Art House's Word in the Valley.
Maureen Harrison (Lower Left

Bella Coola Little Theatre Guild celebrates 50 years

Bella Coola Little Theatre Guild celebrates 50 years

Maureen Harrison (Lower Left
Heavy lifters Roger Harris

Stone carver gifts Nuxalk Nation with eagle carving

Stone carver gifts Nuxalk Nation with eagle carving

Heavy lifters Roger Harris
The government is steadfast that the Queen of Chilliwack will no longer be servicing Bella Coola

Save the Discovery Coast Ferry rally planned for March 15

Save the Discovery Coast Ferry rally planned for March 15

The government is steadfast that the Queen of Chilliwack will no longer be servicing Bella Coola
The Acwsalcta SEAS students participates in a variety of programs

Acwsalcta SEAS program visits Creekside Studio

Acwsalcta SEAS program visits Creekside Studio in Hagensborg

The Acwsalcta SEAS students participates in a variety of programs
The new 'Stop of Interest' is coming closer to reality thanks to dedicated volunteer efforts.

Willing hands help with first ever ‘Stop of Interest’

Willing hands help with first ever ‘Stop of Interest’

The new 'Stop of Interest' is coming closer to reality thanks to dedicated volunteer efforts.
Interior Roads working at the Stop of Interest by Ratcliffe's farm.

‘Stop of Interest’ a first for the Bella Coola Valley

‘Stop of Interest’ a first for the Bella Coola Valley

Interior Roads working at the Stop of Interest by Ratcliffe's farm.
The Art House in Hagensborg now has a brand new sign.

A sign of changing times at the Art House

A sign of changing times at the Art House in Hagensborg

The Art House in Hagensborg now has a brand new sign.

More Signs of the Times at the Art House

More Signs of the Times at the Art House in Hagensborg

Teresa Marie during the practice firing

“U-Fire Raku” coming to the Art House this Sunday

“U-Fire Raku” coming to the Art House this Sunday in Hagensborg

Teresa Marie during the practice firing