Bella Coola

Hunlen Falls on the right front of the photo empties into Lonesome Lake on the left. Ric Careless photo

Donations fuel successful Lonesome Lake purchase by BC Parks Foundation

It took only four weeks for the donations to come in

Hunlen Falls on the right front of the photo empties into Lonesome Lake on the left. Ric Careless photo
Nuxalk Nation members Son Khwona (left) and her daughter, Rhonda Sandoval, help guide Moosemeat & Marmalade co-stars Dan Hayes (from left) and Art Napoleon on Monday, May 10 while foraging in the bush during the filming of season six of the APTN show this week in the Bella Coola Valley. (Olivia Vanderwal photo)

Popular APTN food docuseries filiming in Bella Coola Valley this week

Majority of episodes focus on fishing, foraging, hunting, and visiting small, local, organic farms

Nuxalk Nation members Son Khwona (left) and her daughter, Rhonda Sandoval, help guide Moosemeat & Marmalade co-stars Dan Hayes (from left) and Art Napoleon on Monday, May 10 while foraging in the bush during the filming of season six of the APTN show this week in the Bella Coola Valley. (Olivia Vanderwal photo)
Hunlen Falls empties into Lonesome Lake on the left. (Ric Careless photo)

Donations fuel successful Lonesome Lake purchase by BC Parks Foundation

It took only four weeks for the donations to come in

Hunlen Falls empties into Lonesome Lake on the left. (Ric Careless photo)
Bella Coola's new WildSafeBC co-ordinator, Rae Kokes, has spent the last 10 years in Africa working in lion, human, conflict, and is a wildlife biologist by trade. (Photo submitted)

Working with Wildlife: From the African savanna to BC’s Bella Coola Valley

New Wildsafe BC coordinator ready to tackle wildlife conflict

Bella Coola's new WildSafeBC co-ordinator, Rae Kokes, has spent the last 10 years in Africa working in lion, human, conflict, and is a wildlife biologist by trade. (Photo submitted)
Bella Coola Valley Ridge Riders Horse Club board member Annika Granander watches, and participates in the gymkhana Sunday (Photo submitted)

Sunshine and smiles all around Bella Coola Ridge Riders Horse Club gymkhana

The event was the first of the year, with COVID-19 safety precautions in place

Bella Coola Valley Ridge Riders Horse Club board member Annika Granander watches, and participates in the gymkhana Sunday (Photo submitted)
Residents line up socially distanced at the Seedy Saturday event, held at the Lobelco Hall parking lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 3 with strict COVID-19 restrictions and precautions in place. (Nicole Kaechele photo)

Seedlings, plants and seeds offered at Seedy Saturday

“It was a fairly good turnout,” noted Elizabeth Howard

Residents line up socially distanced at the Seedy Saturday event, held at the Lobelco Hall parking lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 3 with strict COVID-19 restrictions and precautions in place. (Nicole Kaechele photo)
The Bella Coola Valley Arts Council (BCVAC) has recently received two awards totaling $40,000 from the province-wide British Columbia Arts Council, part of the StrongerBC: BC’s Economic Recovery Plan. The grants are to be used to stimulate local arts communities and to help them cope with impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo submitted)

Bella Coola Valley Arts Council receives $40,000 for local projects

The grants will be used to stimulte local arts communities and help them cope with the pandemic

  • Apr 18, 2021
The Bella Coola Valley Arts Council (BCVAC) has recently received two awards totaling $40,000 from the province-wide British Columbia Arts Council, part of the StrongerBC: BC’s Economic Recovery Plan. The grants are to be used to stimulate local arts communities and to help them cope with impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo submitted)
Nuxalk Sputc Crew technician Scmlh (Jason Moody) walks in Bella Coola River towards sputc holding tank with cinematographer Louvens Remy (photo submitted)

Documentary to highlight importance of sputc for Nuxalk Nation

Sputc: We Shall Eat When the River is Full is a cinematic tale of wealth, loss and recovery

Nuxalk Sputc Crew technician Scmlh (Jason Moody) walks in Bella Coola River towards sputc holding tank with cinematographer Louvens Remy (photo submitted)
CityWest has received conditional approval for $10.3 million in grants from the Connecting British Columbia program for six coastal projects (file photo)

Bella Coola to benefit from connectivity investments for coastal communities

CityWest will receive more than $10 million from Connecting British Columbia

  • Mar 26, 2021
CityWest has received conditional approval for $10.3 million in grants from the Connecting British Columbia program for six coastal projects (file photo)
Given its history and its range of ecological values in the heart of southern Tweedsmuir Park, BC Parks Foundation’s goal is to purchase and permanently protect this property, making it an integral part of this incredible large untouched wilderness area (Fawn Gunderson/Landquest photo)

BC Parks Foundation fundraising to buy historic Bella Coola region property

The foundation is looking to raise $695,000 to purchase the Lonesome Lake property

Given its history and its range of ecological values in the heart of southern Tweedsmuir Park, BC Parks Foundation’s goal is to purchase and permanently protect this property, making it an integral part of this incredible large untouched wilderness area (Fawn Gunderson/Landquest photo)
The avalanche came down on the highway sometime Sunday evening (Feb. 21) (Dawson photo)

Road to Bella Coola wharf reopens after large avalanche

The road was closed after a large avalanche covered a significant portion of the highway

The avalanche came down on the highway sometime Sunday evening (Feb. 21) (Dawson photo)
Jenni Mueller lives near the wharf on the other side of the avalanche. She took this photo and thinks the avalanche happened around 8 p.m. last night (February 21). (Jenni Mueller photo)

Avalanche closes road to wharf at Bella Coola

A day and night of heavy rain resulted in avalanches across the region

Jenni Mueller lives near the wharf on the other side of the avalanche. She took this photo and thinks the avalanche happened around 8 p.m. last night (February 21). (Jenni Mueller photo)
Downed wires caused a power outage in the Bella Coola area Monday, Jan. 11. (BC Hydro image)

Update: Power restored for Bella Coola customers

More than 1,200 customers were without power Monday due to downed trees

Downed wires caused a power outage in the Bella Coola area Monday, Jan. 11. (BC Hydro image)
Geographical remoteness, limited availability of medical services and supplies, housing conditions and demographics have left First Nations such as Nuxalk Nation more vulnerable to COVID-19. (Photo submitted)

Nuxalk Nation declares state of local emergency due to COVID-19

State of emergency in effect until Dec. 18

Geographical remoteness, limited availability of medical services and supplies, housing conditions and demographics have left First Nations such as Nuxalk Nation more vulnerable to COVID-19. (Photo submitted)
Bella Coola RCMP are asking residents in the valley to respect local road closures for their own safety Saturday morning, Nov. 28 as emergency crews clean up from a powerful winter storm. (RCMP Const. Rossi photo)
Bella Coola RCMP are asking residents in the valley to respect local road closures for their own safety Saturday morning, Nov. 28 as emergency crews clean up from a powerful winter storm. (RCMP Const. Rossi photo)
Bella Coola RCMP are alerting residents that the road between 4 Mile subdivision and downtown will be closed until at least tomorrow. (File image)

Winter storm closes 4 Mile to downtown road in Bella Coola

Police it will remain closed until Saturday, at least

Bella Coola RCMP are alerting residents that the road between 4 Mile subdivision and downtown will be closed until at least tomorrow. (File image)
The Bella Coola area also received a large dump of snow as seen here Friday, Nov. 27, but by the afternoon it had started to rain there. (submitted photo)

Update: More than 900 Bella Coola customers without power, expected to last overnight

Highway 20 remains closed between Anahim Lake and Bella Coola Friday, Nov. 27

The Bella Coola area also received a large dump of snow as seen here Friday, Nov. 27, but by the afternoon it had started to rain there. (submitted photo)
Two of the three grizzly cubs that were relocated to Smithers after their mother was killed (Caitlin Thompson photo)

Bella Coola residents urged to secure attractants after two sow grizzlies killed

One sow was a mother to three cubs of the year, which have been transported to Smithers

Two of the three grizzly cubs that were relocated to Smithers after their mother was killed (Caitlin Thompson photo)
School District 49 superintendent Steve Dishkin, accounting assistant and payroll Pete Kovanda and human resources assistant, executive assistant and accounts payable Tanya Moren are part of the district team preparing for a return to school this fall during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Photo submitted

School District 49 prepares for back to school

“My hope is people will feel safe and comfortable when they come to our schools.”

School District 49 superintendent Steve Dishkin, accounting assistant and payroll Pete Kovanda and human resources assistant, executive assistant and accounts payable Tanya Moren are part of the district team preparing for a return to school this fall during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Photo submitted
These masks by artist Noel Scott Pootlass were stolen recently from Bella Coola Wild Craft and Gallery. (Facebook photo)

Thousands of dollars in Indigenous art missing after Bella Coola break-in

Masks, prints and a hand painted canoe are just a few of the missing items

These masks by artist Noel Scott Pootlass were stolen recently from Bella Coola Wild Craft and Gallery. (Facebook photo)