• Internet signals ready for a big boost

    2015-05-19

    By Rhonda Lee McIsaac
    Haida Gwaii Observer

    The GwaiiTel Society has been approved for a $161,000 grant to boost the bandwidth for Internet users dependent on radio signals.
    The grant, from the Northern Development Initiative Trust, u

  • Decline of islands’ Auklet population expected

    2015-05-19

    By Evelyn von Almassy
    Haida Gwaii Observer

    The Cassin’s auklet die-off event looks to be over, and the mystery surrounding their deaths is solved.
    From Alaska down to northern California, above average sea temperatures along the west

  • Marine Planning Partnership complete

    2015-05-19

    By Stacey Marple
    Haida Gwaii Observer

    Leaders from the North Pacific Coast First Nations and the provincial government announced the completion of plans for the Marine Planning Partnership (MaPP) last week. Council of the Haida Nation Pres

  • Islands’ only physiotherapist packs bags

    2015-05-19

    By Stacey Marple
    Haida Gwaii Observer

    Residents of Haida Gwaii who need physiotherapy will now have to travel off-island for treatment.
    Chris Mainella, the friendly neighbourhood physiotherapist is leaving Haida Gwaii. Family and oth

  • Amazon drops free shipping to Haida Gwaii

    2015-05-19

    By Stacey Marple
    Haida Gwaii Observer

    Amazon.ca can be added to the list of companies no longer offering free shipping to Haida Gwaii. Due to Canada Post’s designation of the islands as a Remote Area, people who order something off the pop

  • Website launches aggressive push for marine tourism

    2015-05-19

    By Stacey Marple
    Haida Gwaii Observer

    The B.C. Ocean Boating Tourism Association has developed a website it hopes will help Haida Gwaii and other coastal communities boost their economies this summer. The website, AHOY BC, will be devoted

  • Search and rescue suspended after Day 3

    2015-05-05

    By Quinn Bender
    Haida Gwaii Observer

    The search for Kumdis Ilsand resident, Brent Hendren, was suspended last weekend following one of Haida Gwaii’s largest search and rescue operations in more than 25 years.
    “I know for a fact that

  • Arichika Island declared rat free

    2015-05-05

    By Quinn Bender
    Haida Gwaii Observer

    With Parks Canada and the CHN jointly declaring Arichika Island rat free, the work now begins to keep it that way. The news made national headlines last week when the two bodies announced the success o

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  • QC's siren delayed

    2013-05-31

    Queen Charlotte will wait a little longer for the installation of its tsunami siren.
    "There are delays related to the engineering of the structural base," said QC's Chief Administrative Officer Peter Weeber.
    The $ 22,000 siren was purchased by