Alex Kurial

Queen Charlotte Mayor Kris Olsen and QCVFD fire chief Larry Duke were among those who broke ground on the site of the new fire hall. (QCVFD photo)

Queen Charlotte fire hall is a go

Start of construction marked with groundbreaking ceremony

Queen Charlotte Mayor Kris Olsen and QCVFD fire chief Larry Duke were among those who broke ground on the site of the new fire hall. (QCVFD photo)
Scout Skibidee sits at a table full of wild-crafted remedies and treats at the second annual Sandspit Wild Harvest Festival in 2016. (File photo)

NCRD Board turns attention to Haida Gwaii

Fishing concerns, recreation commission, and Sandspit festival all receive focus

Scout Skibidee sits at a table full of wild-crafted remedies and treats at the second annual Sandspit Wild Harvest Festival in 2016. (File photo)
The Haida Gwaii Hospital and Health Centre will once again be able to offer IV cancer treatment to its patients. (Andrew Hudson photo)

IV cancer treatment returning to Haida Gwaii

Arrival of a new pharmacy technician means the service can resume

The Haida Gwaii Hospital and Health Centre will once again be able to offer IV cancer treatment to its patients. (Andrew Hudson photo)
Logging on Graham Island. (Archie Stocker Sr. / Haida Gwaii Observer)

Logging moves forward as court rules against Haida Gwaii protesters

Injunction won against activists seeking to protect culturally and archaeologically significant site

Logging on Graham Island. (Archie Stocker Sr. / Haida Gwaii Observer)
Cedar logs in a working cutblock at Collison Point/St’alaa Kun. (Andrew Hudson photo)

Haida artist and protesters fight to protect cedar forest in Masset, court decision looms

Robert Davidson filed an affidavit seeking to stop the cutting, while protesters form blockade

Cedar logs in a working cutblock at Collison Point/St’alaa Kun. (Andrew Hudson photo)
Anne Marie Vandermeer from Prince Rupert collects one of her five gold medals after posting the top time in the 50-m freestyle. Ruth Lau Siemers (Silver - Burnaby) and Sharen Popoff (Bronze - Creston) rounded out the podium. (Kelly Pape photo)

Northwest athletes have big haul at 55+ B.C. Games in Kelowna

Prince Rupert’s Ann Marie Vandermeer tops the podium five different times in swimming

Anne Marie Vandermeer from Prince Rupert collects one of her five gold medals after posting the top time in the 50-m freestyle. Ruth Lau Siemers (Silver - Burnaby) and Sharen Popoff (Bronze - Creston) rounded out the podium. (Kelly Pape photo)
Archaeologists at Kilgii Gwaay during low tide. (Rolf Mathewes submitted photo)

Archaeological breakthrough on Haida Gwaii

New evidence points to human presence thousands of years earlier than previously thought

Archaeologists at Kilgii Gwaay during low tide. (Rolf Mathewes submitted photo)
(Andrew Hudson photo)

Old Massett Memorandum of Understanding puts the focus on apprenticeships

Encouraging economic prospects ahead for the village following the signing

(Andrew Hudson photo)
Les Jensen is currently recovering from a rare autoimmune disease in the Kelowna General Hospital. (Gail Jensen submitted photo)

Family seeks assistance for former Masset resident Les Jensen

Jensen is recovering after being struck with rare autoimmune disease

Les Jensen is currently recovering from a rare autoimmune disease in the Kelowna General Hospital. (Gail Jensen submitted photo)
(Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Memorandum of Understanding to be signed in Old Massett

Creation of jobs will be the focus of the signing

(Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Robert Davidson in Times Square. (Tina Schliessler photo)

Robert Davidson the focus of new documentary

Haida Modern set to premiere at Vancouver International Film Festival next month

Robert Davidson in Times Square. (Tina Schliessler photo)
A tugboat was used to remove a grounded HaiCo fishing lodge from the east shore of Lina Island last year. The lodges will now be grounded permanently. (HaiCo/Westcoast Resorts photo)

Haida Gwaii sportfishing lodges set to shut down

Tourism company wants to enact experiences more in line with Haida values

A tugboat was used to remove a grounded HaiCo fishing lodge from the east shore of Lina Island last year. The lodges will now be grounded permanently. (HaiCo/Westcoast Resorts photo)
Artists can explore a variety of themes or imagery on their canvases. (Haida Gwaii Museum photo)

Haida Gwaii art gala seeks submissions

Annual fundraiser supports local artists and programs

Artists can explore a variety of themes or imagery on their canvases. (Haida Gwaii Museum photo)
Evie Lavers holds a workshop at the Prince Rupert Library on Sept. 16. (Alex Kurial / Haida Gwaii Observer)

Music marketing workshop for islanders

Skidegate will host classes for musicians and artists on Thursday

Evie Lavers holds a workshop at the Prince Rupert Library on Sept. 16. (Alex Kurial / Haida Gwaii Observer)
A blessing ceremony was held for the Tagwaal to officially welcome it into the Massett Marine Rescue fleet. (Jason Shafto photo)

Brand new vessel for Massett Marine Rescue

The Tagwaal was unveiled to the public Sept. 6

A blessing ceremony was held for the Tagwaal to officially welcome it into the Massett Marine Rescue fleet. (Jason Shafto photo)
Village of Queen Charlotte. (File photo)

Council Briefs: Village of Queen Charlotte

Child care and clean-ups on the agenda

Village of Queen Charlotte. (File photo)
(File photo)

Water restrictions lifted in Queen Charlotte

Restrictions had been in effect since May 30

(File photo)
The 2019-20 Haida Gwaii Arts Council performing lineup. (Haida Gwaii Arts Council photo)

Take your seats! Eleven shows coming to Haida Gwaii for performance season

Haida Gwaii Arts Council 2019-20 schedule released

The 2019-20 Haida Gwaii Arts Council performing lineup. (Haida Gwaii Arts Council photo)
Minister Navdeep Bains met with local representatives from Haida Gwaii Community Futures in Masset last year. (Andrew Hudson photo)

Haida Gwaii and Prince Rupert organizations among new development funding recipients

Federal government announced more than 3.2M in funding for northern B.C. projects

Minister Navdeep Bains met with local representatives from Haida Gwaii Community Futures in Masset last year. (Andrew Hudson photo)
(File photo)

Work to begin on Queen Charlotte sewer lines

Preventative measures suggested to counter any side effects of the work

(File photo)