Caitlin Thompson

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)
(Photo submitted)

Bella Coola family shares COVID-19 experience to help fight stigma associated with virus

Nedeea Siwallace and her partner decided that being honest was the best way to keep everyone safe

(Photo submitted)
The first cases were reported by the Nuxalk EOC on Jan. 7 (file photo)

COVID-19 cases climb to 25 in Bella Coola

The first cases were reported by the Nuxalk EOC on Jan. 7

The first cases were reported by the Nuxalk EOC on Jan. 7 (file photo)
BC Hydro said trees continued to fall on the lines even after the storm had passed (BC Hydro photo)

‘It’s like a miracle’: Bella Coola Valley resident grateful for power after five days in the dark

Hydro crews continue to work to fully restore power to the valley

BC Hydro said trees continued to fall on the lines even after the storm had passed (BC Hydro photo)
The exposure occurred on 24th, 25th, & 26th November 2020, and affects Grade 7, 8, 9, 10 (file photo)

COVID-19 case confirmed at Acwsalcta School in Bella Coola

The exposure occurred on 24th, 25th, and 26th Nov. 2020, and affects Grade 7, 8, 9, 10.

The exposure occurred on 24th, 25th, & 26th November 2020, and affects Grade 7, 8, 9, 10 (file photo)
The building had been abandoned for years (Christina Hoppe photo)

Bay Hotel burns to the ground in Hagensborg early morning fire

The building was abandoned and had been falling apart for years

The building had been abandoned for years (Christina Hoppe photo)
So far Northern Lights Wildlife Society has received five grizzly bear cubs from Bella Coola this year (NLWS photo)

Another sow grizzly destroyed in Bella Coola Valley; two more cubs orphaned

A total of five grizzly bear cubs have been sent to Northern Lights Wildlife Society from Bella Coola

So far Northern Lights Wildlife Society has received five grizzly bear cubs from Bella Coola this year (NLWS photo)
The Nimpkish, although heavily criticized as inadequate, has served the central coast route for over six years (file photo)

Nimpkish sold as Northern Sea Wolf resumes central coast route

The sale of the Nimpkish was official as of Sept. 20, 2020

The Nimpkish, although heavily criticized as inadequate, has served the central coast route for over six years (file photo)
COVID-19 cases confirmed in Bella Coola; Nuxalk Nation on lockdown

COVID-19 cases confirmed in Bella Coola; Nuxalk Nation on lockdown

The Nuxalk Nation EOC has confirmed two self-reported cases in the community

COVID-19 cases confirmed in Bella Coola; Nuxalk Nation on lockdown
Tourism may proceed in the Valley under strict conditions and only for B.C. residents (Scott Carrier photo)

Bella Coola tourism to re-open with strict COVID-19 guidelines

Visitors are limited to B.C. residents, they must wear a mask in public and avoid community members

Tourism may proceed in the Valley under strict conditions and only for B.C. residents (Scott Carrier photo)
The information checkpoint has been in place for months and staff there have been subject to threats (RCMP photo)

Threats, racism being directed at COVID-19 checkpoint staff: Remote B.C. First Nation

The staff at the checkpoint have been subject to threatening behaviour on multiple occasions

The information checkpoint has been in place for months and staff there have been subject to threats (RCMP photo)
The Dennis family of five came out to show their support (Caitlin Thompson photo)

Opening of salmon fishery in Area 8 opposed by Nuxalk Nation

Concerns over COVID-19, low stocks prompt protest in front of the Bella Coola DFO office

The Dennis family of five came out to show their support (Caitlin Thompson photo)
Hereditary Chief Nanus (Mike Tallio) with his parents Roger and Gloria and his wife Crystal at the checkpoint (photo submitted)
Hereditary Chief Nanus (Mike Tallio) with his parents Roger and Gloria and his wife Crystal at the checkpoint (photo submitted)
Bella Coola RCMP are asking the public’s assistance locating Jerret Snow, 33, last seen leaving the Bella Coola Hospital on May 19. (Facebook photo)

UPDATE: body of missing man located

Jerret Snow was last seen May 19

Bella Coola RCMP are asking the public’s assistance locating Jerret Snow, 33, last seen leaving the Bella Coola Hospital on May 19. (Facebook photo)
COVID-19: Front line workers remind us we all play a part in keeping virus at bay

COVID-19: Front line workers remind us we all play a part in keeping virus at bay

Long-term care facility nurse Christine Mack says the virus would be “devastating” for her patients

COVID-19: Front line workers remind us we all play a part in keeping virus at bay
Northern Sea Wolf service suspended for 2020; Nimpkish to serve route

Northern Sea Wolf service suspended for 2020; Nimpkish to serve route

The decision to suspend the route comes in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

Northern Sea Wolf service suspended for 2020; Nimpkish to serve route
Roger Harris checks a vehicle while hereditary chiefs stand in support (Caitlin Thompson photo)

Bella Coola Valley community working to address COVID-19 threat

Road closures not supported by province

Roger Harris checks a vehicle while hereditary chiefs stand in support (Caitlin Thompson photo)
Discussions on how to enforce non-essential travel into Bella Coola are now underway (file photo)

Nuxalk Nation, Central Coast Regional District declare local state of emergency in response to COVID-19

The aim is to restrict all non-essential travel into the community

Discussions on how to enforce non-essential travel into Bella Coola are now underway (file photo)
The flood of 2010 was particularly devastating for the Bella Coola Valley, but occurred in fall not spring (photo submitted)

Spring flooding a risk as Bella Coola snowpack at 36% above normal

Weather in the next few months will determine flood conditions

The flood of 2010 was particularly devastating for the Bella Coola Valley, but occurred in fall not spring (photo submitted)