Bella Coola

A grizzly bear steps over hair snag at Atnarko River, leaving its DNA behind. (Trail cam photo)

Bear viewing area to close for 10 half days in September on Atnarko River

Researchers to measure how bear behaviours might vary by human presence or absence

 

The Bella Coola River was high at the end of June due to a quick melt caused by a heat wave. (Angie Mindus photo)

Search continues on Bella Coola River for two still missing after fishing boat capsizes

RCMP urges caution to searches as river remains hazardous and there are bears along the shorelines

 

Andrea and Cameron Murdoch were in a guided fishing boat that capsized on the Bella Coola River Aug. 10. (Family photo)

Family mourns Victoria couple lost after guided fishing boat capsizes on Bella Coola River

Andrea and Cameron Murdoch were celebrating their tenth wedding anniversary on the trip

 

Bella Coola RCMP detachement. (Angie Mindus photo - Black Press Media)

Two injured, one arrested, after shots fired at rural Bella Coola property

Bella Coola RCMP called to the incident the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 11

Bella Coola RCMP detachement. (Angie Mindus photo - Black Press Media)
Bella Coola RCMP Const. Heather Noon is enjoying her time working in the Bella Coola Valley. (Angie Mindus photo)

Bella Coola: Successful RCMP career inspired by North of 60 Indigenous actress

Const. Heather Noon watched the popular Canadian show as a young teen

Bella Coola RCMP Const. Heather Noon is enjoying her time working in the Bella Coola Valley. (Angie Mindus photo)
The Bella Coola Music Festival will kick off Saturday morning, July 17. (Michael Wigle file photo)

‘We are making it work in any way that we can’: Bella Coola Music Festival kicks off Saturday

Highway access to the valley has been cut off due to wildfires, but reopened Thursday with pilot car

The Bella Coola Music Festival will kick off Saturday morning, July 17. (Michael Wigle file photo)
Williams Lake resident Denise Deschene takes part in GoByBike Week in a recent year, running until June 6 this week in the lakecity and throughout B.C. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake residents invited to take part in GoByBike Week in B.C.

From May 31 to June 6, GoByBike BC is encouraging people to ride their bikes as much as possible

Williams Lake resident Denise Deschene takes part in GoByBike Week in a recent year, running until June 6 this week in the lakecity and throughout B.C. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The House of Numst’ in 1982. (Photo submitted)

Historic House of Numst’ in Bella Coola Valley to be restored

The House of Numst’ will be restored and expanded to become the new home of Nuxalk Radio

The House of Numst’ in 1982. (Photo submitted)
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)
BC Hydro said trees continued to fall on the lines even after the storm had passed (BC Hydro photo)
BC Hydro said trees continued to fall on the lines even after the storm had passed (BC Hydro 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 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)
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)
To date, Bella Coola has had no confirmed cases of COVID-19. (Bella Coola Valley-Nuxalk Nation Coordinated Information Bulletin Facebook)

Checkpoint at Bella Coola Valley shifts to informational purposes only

Travellers are being advised most accommodations and sites remain closed

To date, Bella Coola has had no confirmed cases of COVID-19. (Bella Coola Valley-Nuxalk Nation Coordinated Information Bulletin Facebook)
Thousands of dollars in Indigenous art missing after Bella Coola break-in

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

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