• Angry Tlellian takes aim at pit lampers

    2015-04-15

    Citing gun blasts in the middle of the night, deer carcasses in his driveway and escalating confrontations with armed youth, a Tlell man is pushing the police and community leaders to help him stop, once and for all, the pit-lampers shooting along his lit

  • Westwood’s funeral services given the OK

    2015-04-15

    By Stacey Marple
    Haida Gwaii Observer

    George Westwood has been given permission to continue his funeral services on Haida Gwaii.
    After months of uncertainty, in the Legislative Assembly March 26 Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton said

  • BC Ferries fare increases, caps at lower rates this year

    2015-04-15

    By Stacey Marple
    Haida Gwaii Observer

    BC Ferries increased their ticket prices two per cent April 1, boosting the cost of a regular passenger vehicle crossing the Hecate Straight $2.75, to a total of $165 one way, excluding passenger fees.

  • End of 2015 herring-row fishery an escalating regional issue

    2015-04-15

    By Quinn Bender
    Haida Gwaii Observer

    While the CHN may have won their injunction against the 2015 herring-roe fishery, Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen is throwing his weight behind the Heiltsuk Tribal Council to force a similar end

  • Suzuki calls Helin comments offensive

    2015-04-06

    Canadian environmental activist icon Dr. David Suzuki is firing back after comments made by Eagle Spirit Energy boss Calvin Helin suggesting Dr. Suzuki, and not the Haida Nation, is orchestrating Haida Gwaii opposition to his company’s pipeline proposal.<

  • Cullen bill takes aim at oil projects

    2015-04-06

    By Stacey Marple
    Haida Gwaii Observer

    Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen is reaching out to Haida Gwaii’s municipal leaders for support of his new bill that, if passed, would essentially halt Enbridges Northern Gateway pipeline project

  • HG golf goes national

    2015-04-06

    By Stacey Marple
    Haida Gwaii Observer

    Golfing on Haida Gwaii is now bigger and better than ever now that a new promotional program, Golf Haida Gwaii, has gained the attention of Golf Canada. Golf Haida Gwaii works with both Willows and Dix

  • Sandspit water-quality committee in the works

    2015-04-06

    By Shaun Thomas
    Prince Rupert

    The Skeena-Queen Charlotee Regional District will have a better handle on the future and timeline for the Sandspit Water Study in the coming weeks.
    “We contacted the province in mid-December to get an ext

  • Cyclone Pam hits the hearts of Haida Gwaii

    2015-04-06

    By Stacey Marple
    Haida Gwaii Observer

    Cyclone Pam devastated the island chain of Vanuatu March 14. While people on Haida Gwaii were enjoying a warm, calm weekend, Vanuatu was hit with torrential rain and 300-kilometer-per-hour winds. While

  • 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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  • Age friendly planning funded in Charlotte

    2010-04-19

    Queen Charlotte has received an almost $17,000 grant to support age-friendly planning in the community.
    The funding is provided by the province and administered by the Union of BC Municipalities. It will be used to revise the Official Community Plan