Local News

DFO cancels cuts to Haida Gwaii salmon programs

Salmon in the Classroom and technical advice for local hatcheries will get continued DFO support.

Ottawa to step up marine protections

Proposed changes could cancel legacy drilling permits in Hecate Strait, speed up new MPAs.

Cullen attempts to put electoral reform back on federal agenda

Liberal MPs vote down House motion to change Canada’s voting system.

Summer solstice to shine on first Hiellen pole-raising in 200 years

Haida Master Carver Christian White and several young apprentices have carved a 51-foot cedar pole.

Local MLA ready to work after weeks-long election limbo

“There’s a lot of work to do in a short period of time,” says re-elected North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice.

A beachcombing find for the ages

Walrus skull found on Haida Gwaii’s north coast dates back 42,000 years

Kelowna-Mission MLA Steve Thomson elected as speaker of the B.C. legislature
  • 3 hours ago


Trudeau announces new name for National Aboriginal Day
  • 16 hours ago


Jail time for woman who caused deaths of young Pitt Meadows couple


Gord Downie gets Order of Canada for work on indigenous causes


Vandals make a mess at Moresby kids’ camp

Fire extinguishers discharged, canoe lifted from Mt. Moresby Adventure Camp over May long weekend.

Forester gains access to documents in complaint

Bryan Fraser says he was unfairly denied a job for criticizing B.C. and Haida Nation land-use plans.

Islands news in brief for June 2, 2017

A win for Carsen Gray, a Tow Hill hall, and a call for silent filming are among this week’s briefs.

Catching up with an age-old tradition

Study traces change over time of hand-carved Northwest Coast halibut hooks.

New Co-op food store coming to Skidegate

Co-op members vote 83 per cent in favour of borrowing towards new, larger store.

Decision time approaches for Masset schools

School board holding meetings on potential amalgamation of Tahayghen and Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay.

Second wind for green power?

Community leaders take another look at replacing diesel power.

Celebrating new roots for Haida language

Tahayghen, Sk’aadgaa Naay host ceremonies to mark new Haida language curriculum.

News briefs from Port Clements council

A building/fire inspector, sewage issues, and old plans for an industrial road were on the agenda.

The Drive Home: Ten Commandments for Haida Gwaii

“It all seemed eerily familiar, but I couldn’t quite remember where I had seen it all before.”

  • May 26th, 2017

News briefs for May 19, 2017

World Oceans Day, ferry terminal upgrades, and islands roadworks are among the latest news briefs.