Bella Coola

Williams Lake strength athlete Tyson Delay competes in Kelowna. (Photo submitted)

Williams Lake lifters continue to winning streak, set sights on nationals

Tyson Delay, Ksenia Kolodka faced off against a mixture of new blood and grizzled veterans May 14

  • Jul 14, 2022

 

Stan Fraser is walking from Bella Coola to Winnipeg for mental health awareness and to help raise funds for family in small centres to travel and stay near patients in treatment for mental illness. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Walk and Talk for Mental Health to go from Bella Coola to Winnipeg

Stan Fraser has been sober more than 35 years and now he wants to speak out and try to help others

 

A map showing the area included in the flood watch issued on June 5, 2022. (B.C. River Forecast Centre image)

Flood watch for Dean River issued, could surpass 10-year flows

As rain continues to fall, high streamflow advisory upgraded

 

Fun in the kids site with Blackberry Wood. (Michael Wigle photo)
Fun in the kids site with Blackberry Wood. (Michael Wigle photo)
This photograph of the Great Bear Rainforest, Bella Coola, B.C., is a version of the one taken by Chilcotin photographer Jesaja Class and featured in National Geographic. (Jesaja Class photo - Tweedsmuir Park Lodge)

Chilcotin photographer’s Great Bear Rainforest images featured in National Geographic

Jesaja Class, 24, gets noticed for his work with Tweedsmuir Park Lodge

This photograph of the Great Bear Rainforest, Bella Coola, B.C., is a version of the one taken by Chilcotin photographer Jesaja Class and featured in National Geographic. (Jesaja Class photo - Tweedsmuir Park Lodge)
Kirsten Boulier, from left, Taylor Jones, Nola Mack, Rhonda Schooner and Nicole Oliver are running a drop-in program for girls on Friday evenings. Other participants, not pictured, are Rita Svisdahl, Kayce Scott, Morgan Dennis and Mercedes Edgar. (Photo submitted)

Bella Coola Valley girls drop-in program runs Fridays

A safe space drop-in program, it is open for females age 14 to 18

Kirsten Boulier, from left, Taylor Jones, Nola Mack, Rhonda Schooner and Nicole Oliver are running a drop-in program for girls on Friday evenings. Other participants, not pictured, are Rita Svisdahl, Kayce Scott, Morgan Dennis and Mercedes Edgar. (Photo submitted)
The SAMS junior girls basketball team had a great season. Here Glory Gordon, front row left, Ayanna Parr, Kashlyn Mack, Jordan McKinnon,Mariah Hall, Morgan Boileau, Aaliyah Andy and assistant coach Sony Legault, back row from left, Annika Parr, Sky Squinas, Nevaeh Squinas and Coach Ryan Parr pose for a team photo the provincials in Langley, held March 2-5, 2022. (Photo submitted)

SAMS junior girls basketball team wins 12th at provs, puts Bella Coola on the map

After winning the zones in Prince George the team qualified for the provincials

The SAMS junior girls basketball team had a great season. Here Glory Gordon, front row left, Ayanna Parr, Kashlyn Mack, Jordan McKinnon,Mariah Hall, Morgan Boileau, Aaliyah Andy and assistant coach Sony Legault, back row from left, Annika Parr, Sky Squinas, Nevaeh Squinas and Coach Ryan Parr pose for a team photo the provincials in Langley, held March 2-5, 2022. (Photo submitted)
Bella Coola RCMP detachment. (Angie Mindus photo - Black Press Media)
Bella Coola RCMP detachment. (Angie Mindus photo - Black Press Media)
The view of Tatlayoko Lake in the West Chilcotin, May 2021, is one of 100s of beautiful places one can visit in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The view of Tatlayoko Lake in the West Chilcotin, May 2021, is one of 100s of beautiful places one can visit in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Pacific Coastal Airlines will resume service to the Anahim Lake Airport beginning March 1. (CRD photo)

Pacific Coastal will resume Anahim Lake service March 1

The company was awaiting a runway extension at the airport

  • Feb 8, 2022
Pacific Coastal Airlines will resume service to the Anahim Lake Airport beginning March 1. (CRD photo)
The Black Sheep Brothers Max (left) and Chase at their roadside kindling business in the winter, using waste wood and salvaged slash. (Ali Krimmer photo)

Young Bella Coola Valley brothers and entrepreneurs on fire with new kindling business

Max and Chase Matuga started their business during the pandemic

The Black Sheep Brothers Max (left) and Chase at their roadside kindling business in the winter, using waste wood and salvaged slash. (Ali Krimmer photo)
Hereditary Chiefs Aaron Hans, Jeffery Snow and Snuxyaltwa (as known as Deric Snow) visit the Royal BC Museum in Victoria which houses family poles. (Mercy Snow photo)

Nuxalk totem pole stuck in limbo, ‘no clear path’ to remove it from Royal BC Museum

Bella Coola’s Nuxalk hereditary chief files civil case against museum for the return of the pole

Hereditary Chiefs Aaron Hans, Jeffery Snow and Snuxyaltwa (as known as Deric Snow) visit the Royal BC Museum in Victoria which houses family poles. (Mercy Snow photo)
The Nuxalk Nation has declared a state of local emergency due to rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in the community. (Black Press file photo)

‘The COVID cases are skyrocketing’: Nuxalk Nation declares state of local emergency

“The only way we can get past this again is by working together.” - Iris Siwallace, EOC director

The Nuxalk Nation has declared a state of local emergency due to rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in the community. (Black Press file photo)
The DriveBC webcam at Heckman Pass Wednesday morning 9: a.m. Jan. 12, as Highway 20 is re-opened between Anahim Lake Road and Bella Coola. A travel advisory remains in effect. (DriveBC image)
The DriveBC webcam at Heckman Pass Wednesday morning 9: a.m. Jan. 12, as Highway 20 is re-opened between Anahim Lake Road and Bella Coola. A travel advisory remains in effect. (DriveBC image)
It is getting colder in Williams Lake Friday, Dec. 24, as Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold weather warning. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Extreme cold weather warning for Cariboo, arctic outflow warning for Bella Coola

Outside activities can increase the risk of frostbite, Environment Canada warns

It is getting colder in Williams Lake Friday, Dec. 24, as Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold weather warning. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A riverfront property in the Bella Coola Valley that local residents Harvey and Carol Thommasen purchased in 2018 with the aim of making it a bird sanctuary is now the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) newest conservation area in British Columbia. (Harvey Thommasen photo)
A riverfront property in the Bella Coola Valley that local residents Harvey and Carol Thommasen purchased in 2018 with the aim of making it a bird sanctuary is now the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) newest conservation area in British Columbia. (Harvey Thommasen photo)
The Nuxalk Nation in the Bella Coola Valley has declared a local state of emergency due to rising numbers of COVID-19 cases. (Scott Carrier photo)

State of local emergency declared due to COVID-19 by Nuxalk Nation

As of Monday, Nov. 15 the area had 34 confirmed cases

The Nuxalk Nation in the Bella Coola Valley has declared a local state of emergency due to rising numbers of COVID-19 cases. (Scott Carrier photo)
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

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

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

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