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The Royals set to visit Bella Bella!

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are scheduled to visit Bella Bella on Monday, September 26! Kate and William are expected to bring their two children, three-year-old Prince George and one-year-old Princess Charlotte, to British Columbia with them.

Kate and William

‘We are very pleased that our community is included in their tour of British Columbia, Chief Marilyn Slett, chief councillor of the Heiltsuk Tribal Council, said in a release.

‘What better way for the Duke and Duchess to learn about the people who live in the Great Bear Rainforest than to come to our territories. While in our community they will see a strong and vibrant community and culture.’

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Work Finally Underway for Bella Bella Airport Terminal Upgrade

Thousands of residents and visitors arrive and depart from the Bella Bella airport each year and it’s been in need of upgrades for some time. L&L Contracting of Bella Bella has finally commenced work starting with some changes outside to the parking and access routes around the terminal, upgrades to the septic systems and then the interior of the building will get a big makeover.

Screen Shot 2016-05-20 at 2.19.12 PMLee Jay the main contractor from L&L said “we are going to add about 500 square feet to the terminal to increase seating capacity and pretty much do a major renovation to the interior over the next 3 months.” Washrooms will be redone, new entry and exit areas installed, new windows and walls and a general renovation of most parts of the terminal.

Being a local contractor means most of the labour will be done by Bella Bella residents on the approximately $200,000 worth of work. “We should be completed by early spring and present a new face of the community to visitors and locals.” The Airport is one of the key community owned assets managed by HEDC.