• Westwood permitted to resume funeral services

    2015-03-29

    George Westwood has been given permission to continue his funeral services on Haida Gwaii. After months of uncertainty, during question period last week Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton said in very plain wording the services he provided were of great va

  • Message in bottle’s short 34-year journey

    2015-03-28

    By Kelsey Sollosy
    Special to the Observer

    On a recent trip to Sandspit, I discovered on the beach a message in a bottle. We were going out for one last walk on the beach as my husband and I were flying out that afternoon back to Saskatchew

  • Rogers cell phones now usable on Haida Gwaii

    2015-03-28

    By Quinn Bender
    Haida Gwaii Observer

    Rogers Wireless has opened limited service on Haida Gwaii, but the new offerings won’t be of much importance to full-time residents as they will to existing Rogers customers visiting from off-island.

  • Islands’ first briquette plant roars to life

    2015-03-28

    By Evelyn von Almassy
    Haida Gwaii Observer

    After more than a decade of trying, Port Clements is celebrating the start-up of a new wood briquette plant.
    After Old Massett Forestry Corporation and Abfam Enterprises secured financing th

  • Revenue Agency gaffe displaces HG villages

    2015-03-28

    By Evelyn von Almassy
    Haida Gwaii Observer

    Haida Gwaii residents applying for the Northern Residents Deduction may be denied their claim this year, following a string of instances where the Canadian Revenue Agency has failed to recognize i

  • Martin demands Anton apologize

    2015-03-28

    By Stacey Marple
    Haida Gwaii Observer

    Queen Charlotte Mayor Greg Martin, has come out swinging after Consumer Protection B.C. effectively eliminated funeral services on Haida Gwaii.
    In an email exchange, obtained by the Observer, betw

  • Endenshaw brothers unveil replica of Great Box

    2015-03-24

    By Evelyn von Almassy
    Haida Gwaii Observer

    The Room of the Totems in the Haida Gwaii Museum was full of elders and young people from all over the islands last Saturday to witness the unveiling of the Great Box, created by Mr. Gwaii Edensha

  • Former bank robber, Stephen Reid, denied full parole

    2015-03-24

    By Evelyn von Almassy
    Haida Gwaii Observer

    Celebrated author and former member of the infamous Stopwatch Gang, Mr. Stephen Reid, was denied full parole March 3, effectively putting his plans of moving permanently to Haida Gwaii on hold. M

  • Application for Port container terminal with Supreme Court

    2015-03-24

    Results for the rezoning application for Infinity West’s planned container barge terminal in Port Clements have been postponed until April.
    The rezoning has become an issue for Port Clements since many Village Council members are in conflict of inte

  • Haida opposition to pipeline rebuked

    2015-03-24

    By Stacey Marple
    Haida Gwaii Observer

    A group of hereditary chiefs, elders and elected officials in Lax Kw’alaams have come forward to voice their support for the Eagle Spirit Energy project, which would move refined oil to Grassy Point f

  • CHN wins injunction over herring fishery

    2015-03-24

    By Rhonda Lee McIsaac
    Haida Gwaii Observer

    The Haida Nation was successful in stopping the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans from opening a herring fishery this year for Haida Gwaii. CHN received the injunction in a March 6 Federal Court ru

  • Province shuts down Islands' after-death service

    2015-03-17

    By Stacey Marple
    Haida Gwaii Observer

    From the Feb. 27 edition

    Facing a death in the family is never easy and due to a recent order from Consumer Protection B.C., it’s likely to get even harder for the people of Haida Gwaii.

  • Injured juvenile eagle makes full recovery

    2015-03-16

    By Quinn Bender
    Haida Gwaii Observer

    It appears the sick eagle brought in for treatment at the Sandspit Bird Rehabilitation Facility had been struck by a car shortly before it was found on the roadside near Skidegate early this year. Nonet

  • QC Harbour slated for facelift

    2015-03-16

    By Stacey Marple
    Haida Gwaii Observer

    Improvements to Queen Charlotte’s harbour may soon be underway.
    Queen Charlotte City Harbour Authority has had a new board as of August 2014. With the recent financial issues that caused the prev

  • Regional district opens debate on dispatch

    2015-03-16

    By Stacey Marple
    Haida Gwaii Observer

    Haida Gwaii’s regional district directors are exploring their dispatch options with the hopes of streamlining dispatch procedures and smoothing out the geographical confusion dispatchers sometimes face

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  • Day 7 and blockade continues

    2005-03-28

    March 28-Protesters are maintaining the two blockades set up last week at the Charlotte dryland sort and Juskatla.\r
    Spokesperson Gilbert Parnell said Monday that the protesters are in good spirits, and that he himself enjoyed a couple of hours at the