• Beldessi wins regional district seat for Moresby Island


    Bill Beldessi has been elected as the regional district director for Moresby Island for the next four years.
    Mr. Beldessi has held this post previously. He defeated incumbent director Evan Putterill 78 votes to 42 (unofficial results).
    Mr. Belde

  • Husband elected to school board


    Denise Husband has been elected as the South Area trustee on the Haida Gwaii school board, according to unofficial results.
    Ms Husband received 138 votes, while candidate Christine Martynuik received 115.
    The South Area includes Queen Charlotte,

  • Wijdeven elected to Gwaii Trust


    Incumbent Central Graham Island Gwaii Trust director Berry Wijdeven was re-elected tonight for another two year term.
    Mr. Wijdeven received 99 votes, while candidate Chris Bellamy received 86.
    These are unofficial results.

  • Ian Gould elected mayor in Port Clements


    Ian Gould has been elected mayor of Port Clements by a margin of three votes, according to unofficial election results posted tonight. Mr. Gould collected 70 votes, while Dennis Reindl received 67. The other mayoral candidate, Judy Hadley, received 15 vot

  • Incumbent councillors elected in Masset


    Unofficial election results from Masset:
    Newcomer Tony Tyler topped the polls for the four councillor seats with 142 votes, followed by the three incumbent councillors, Barry Pages with 135 votes, Bret Johnston with 119 and Jason Thompson with 113. N

  • Nov. 14 Observer delayed


    Due to circumstances beyond our control, Inland Air was unable to deliver the Masset, Port Clements and Tlell editions of the Nov. 14 Haida Gwaii Observer.

    We have been assured the copies will arrive on Haida Gwaii early Monday morning.

  • Outpouring of community support for Haida Gwaii SPCA


    There has been an overwhelming community response to the Haida Gwaii SPCA after a theft last weekend left the organization out thousands of dollars.
    Individual donations have been coming in since word got out about the robbery, and a couple of local

  • Islanders join brigade of citizen scientists


    Islanders began collecting seawater samples this week as part of a University of Victoria radioactivity monitoring program that spans the B.C. coastline.
    Sian Nalleweg and her daughter Megan Ives of Sandspit took their first sample from East Beach ne

  • Logging in Skidegate Channel damaged viewscape


    A Council of the Haida Nation complaint about the visual impacts of logging on Haida Gwaii was upheld in a Forest Practices Board report released earlier this month.
    The logging in question took place in 2009 on the north side of Skidegate Channel, w

  • Enrolment down


    The number of students attending public school on Haida Gwaii is down to approximately 552, trustees learned at the Oct. 28 school board meeting.
    The total head count of students, including adult students, comes to 565, according to the preliminary r

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  • Timber council wants to hear from islanders


    For the first time ever, islanders have the chance to share their opinions about how much timber should be cut here.
    The Haida Gwaii Management Council, the new council made up of two Haida representatives and two provincial representatives, plus ch