• Ferry shipments in troubled water

    2015-05-26

    By Stacey Marple
    Haida Gwaii Observer

    Troubles with the new summer sailing schedule are already causing headaches for some island businesses.
    Of the two ferries that serve Haida Gwaii, the smaller of the two, The Northern Adventure,

  • QC mayor cracks down on partiers

    2015-05-26

    By Stacey Marple
    Haida Gwaii Observer

    Following a massive youth party on May 1, calling on the resources of RCMP and fire crews and paramedics, Queen Charlotte Mayor Greg Martin is appealing to the community for their help in a village-wid

  • Wanted: training centre for newly minted Skidegate fire crew

    2015-05-26

    By Stacey Marple
    Haida Gwaii Observer

    Skidegate volunteer firefighters have been hard at work the past nine months. Under the guidance of the new fire chief  Kyle Marshall, the fire crew has all been trained as basic fire fighters. Nine ou

  • Alberta election “nail in the coffin” for Northern Gateway

    2015-05-26

    Skeena-Bulkley Valley NDP MP Nathan Cullen says if the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project wasn’t dead before the NDP sweep of the Alberta provincial election, it is now.
    NDP leader Rachel Notley led her party to an historic victory in this we

  • Student projects up for silent auction

    2015-05-26

    By Evelyn von Almassy
    Haida Gwaii Observer

    GM Dawson is getting into the construction trade.
    Four outbuildings, each six feet by eight feet, which have been constructed by students under the approval and guidance of Northwest Communi

  • 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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  • Art Route booklets out

    2009-05-27

    Islands artists could be attracting a lot more attention this summer thanks to the release last week of thousands of brand new "Art Route Haida Gwaii" booklets throughout northern BC.
    Although islands artists have been organizing the "art route" pro