Andrew Hudson

A rotating cast of fast-talking emcees kept the bids bumping all day long. (Archie Stocker Sr./Haida Gwaii Observer)

Bidders ring in over $17,000 at Masset Haida Lions Telethon

Thanks to bidders, donors and extra-strength volunteers, the Masset Haida Lions Club…

A rotating cast of fast-talking emcees kept the bids bumping all day long. (Archie Stocker Sr./Haida Gwaii Observer)
(Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Housing advocates welcome funding for Q.C. fourplex

BC Housing and the M’akola Housing Society are funding four more subsidized…

(Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
(Haida Gwaii Observer/File photo)

Gunshot fired in Masset

No one injured after single gunshot fired in Masset around 11 p.m. Wednesday

(Haida Gwaii Observer/File photo)
Floating on the surface and spinning less than 10 revolutions per minute, the tidal-powered paddlewheel being tested by Haida Gwaii’s own Yourbrook Energy Systems seeks to avoid many of the environmental and maintenance issues with faster, seafloor-mounted tidal projects. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

November news from the NCRD

Regional district says yes to Yourbrook’s tidal project and wildfire planning, no to Enbridge LNG

Floating on the surface and spinning less than 10 revolutions per minute, the tidal-powered paddlewheel being tested by Haida Gwaii’s own Yourbrook Energy Systems seeks to avoid many of the environmental and maintenance issues with faster, seafloor-mounted tidal projects. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Magdalena Kelly, a co-ordinator with Connected North, explains the virtual field trips and cultural exchange program to school trustees at Sk’aadgaa Naay. The Skidegate elementary school was the first B.C. public school to join the now 42 northern schools in the program. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Virtual field trips, cultural sharing come to Sk’aadgaa Naay

A portal has opened at Sk’aadgaa Naay Elementary. So far this fall,…

Magdalena Kelly, a co-ordinator with Connected North, explains the virtual field trips and cultural exchange program to school trustees at Sk’aadgaa Naay. The Skidegate elementary school was the first B.C. public school to join the now 42 northern schools in the program. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
B.C. budget committee calls for more Haida Gwaii ferry sailings

B.C. budget committee calls for more Haida Gwaii ferry sailings

A special committee of B.C. MLAs wants the province to fund more…

B.C. budget committee calls for more Haida Gwaii ferry sailings
The proposed “glamping” resort will feature ten large canvas tents on raised wooden platforms. (Dan Ox/Flickr)

Tlellians show support for oceanside “glamping” resort

The Haida Gwaii Glamping Company made a compelling pitch in Tlell last…

The proposed “glamping” resort will feature ten large canvas tents on raised wooden platforms. (Dan Ox/Flickr)
Gaahlaay, Lonnie Young, addresses the crowd who filled the Haida Heritage Centre Greeting House on Friday, Nov. 16 to celebrate the new Land-Sea-People plan for Gwaii Haanas. The integrated plan replaces two older agreements that separately managed the land and water. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Gwaii Haanas celebrates new Land-Sea-People plan

Forty per cent of Gwaii Haanas marine areas protected under new, integrated plan

Gaahlaay, Lonnie Young, addresses the crowd who filled the Haida Heritage Centre Greeting House on Friday, Nov. 16 to celebrate the new Land-Sea-People plan for Gwaii Haanas. The integrated plan replaces two older agreements that separately managed the land and water. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Get on it folks, says local MLA as referendum deadline nears

Get on it folks, says local MLA as referendum deadline nears

Haida Gwaii post offices got a small flurry of yellow referendum ballots…

Get on it folks, says local MLA as referendum deadline nears
From left to right, Harmonie Blais of the B.C. Ambulance Service, Tina Ooishi of Canada Post, and Port Clements Fire Chief Craig Beachy show display copies of two new Emergency Responders stamps that Canada post recently unveiled to honour paramedics and firefighters. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Port post office delivers a thank-you to first responders

Commemerative stamps honour firefighters, police, SAR teams, paramedics, and armed forces

From left to right, Harmonie Blais of the B.C. Ambulance Service, Tina Ooishi of Canada Post, and Port Clements Fire Chief Craig Beachy show display copies of two new Emergency Responders stamps that Canada post recently unveiled to honour paramedics and firefighters. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Oversoaked crab traps shows need for shared authority: Kitasoo Guardians

Oversoaked crab traps shows need for shared authority: Kitasoo Guardians

Any longer and the crab are likely to die and go to waste.

Oversoaked crab traps shows need for shared authority: Kitasoo Guardians
Sean and surfer dad Aaron Cunningham paddle in.

In Pictures: Expression Sessions hangs ten

Wave gods smile on the 10th edition of the Haida Gwaii surf festival

Sean and surfer dad Aaron Cunningham paddle in.
Members of the brand-new Haida Gwaii Sea Cadets corps march away after standing at attention through the Remembrance Day ceremony in Queen Charlotte on Sunday. Instructor Terry Gillespie says the free youth program focuses on leadership and good citizenship, while also teaching sailing and seamanship skills. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Haida Gwaii Sea Cadets set sail

Some young salts joined the Remembrance Day parade in Queen Charlotte last…

Members of the brand-new Haida Gwaii Sea Cadets corps march away after standing at attention through the Remembrance Day ceremony in Queen Charlotte on Sunday. Instructor Terry Gillespie says the free youth program focuses on leadership and good citizenship, while also teaching sailing and seamanship skills. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
In Pictures: Remembrance Day in Queen Charlotte

In Pictures: Remembrance Day in Queen Charlotte

Drums, bells and bagpipes sounded across Haida Gwaii this Remembrance Day, which…

In Pictures: Remembrance Day in Queen Charlotte
The Council of the Haida Nation is warning people to avoid an area with a hidden cliff near the Kaisun/Ḵaysuun village site in Engelfield Bay. The area is within Daawuuxusda, a co-managed Haida heritage site and BC Parks conservancy on the west coast of Moresby Island, and the co-ordinates are roughly 53°02.14 N, 132° 27.49 W. (Council of the Haida Nation)

Cliff fall sparks joint safety review by Parks Canada, CHN

Parks Canada and the Council of the Haida Nation are jointly investigating…

The Council of the Haida Nation is warning people to avoid an area with a hidden cliff near the Kaisun/Ḵaysuun village site in Engelfield Bay. The area is within Daawuuxusda, a co-managed Haida heritage site and BC Parks conservancy on the west coast of Moresby Island, and the co-ordinates are roughly 53°02.14 N, 132° 27.49 W. (Council of the Haida Nation)
Knitters and crocheters at the Port Clements Library meet on Wednesday, Nov. 11 to work on some of the 50 rainbow blankets that will yarn-bomb Port Clements Canada Days next year. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Rainbow yarnbombers recruit knitters, crocheters for top-secret campaign

Rainbows shone in the Port Clements library last night. Local knitters and…

Knitters and crocheters at the Port Clements Library meet on Wednesday, Nov. 11 to work on some of the 50 rainbow blankets that will yarn-bomb Port Clements Canada Days next year. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Northern Haida Gwaii Hospital warms up to biomass proposal

Northern Haida Gwaii Hospital warms up to biomass proposal

Haida Gwaii’s northern hospital is warming up to a greener heating system.…

Northern Haida Gwaii Hospital warms up to biomass proposal
Floating on the surface and spinning less than 10 revolutions per minute, the tidal-powered paddlewheel being tested by Haida Gwaii’s own Yourbrook Energy Systems seeks to avoid many of the environmental and maintenance issues with faster, seafloor-mounted tidal projects. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Yourbrook Energy looks to scale up tidal project

Yourbrook Energy Systems hopes a new engineering study will help it build…

Floating on the surface and spinning less than 10 revolutions per minute, the tidal-powered paddlewheel being tested by Haida Gwaii’s own Yourbrook Energy Systems seeks to avoid many of the environmental and maintenance issues with faster, seafloor-mounted tidal projects. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Crews dig out the ageing retaining wall in front of Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay Secondary, which will not only have a brand-new Allan block wall but a whole new exterior by spring. As part of the $1.8-million upgrade, which includes seismic and energy-efficiency improvements, the school district hired a team of archeologists to outline a culturally significant shell midden that extends into the school’s east-side grounds. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

New look, ancient past at Masset high school

Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay Secondary is getting a brand-new look. But before a…

Crews dig out the ageing retaining wall in front of Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay Secondary, which will not only have a brand-new Allan block wall but a whole new exterior by spring. As part of the $1.8-million upgrade, which includes seismic and energy-efficiency improvements, the school district hired a team of archeologists to outline a culturally significant shell midden that extends into the school’s east-side grounds. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
An aerial photo shows recent logging on Graham Island, Haida Gwaii. (Haida Gwaii Observer/File photo)

Court to decide if Haida Gwaii Management Council can be sued

A recent ruling by the B.C. Supreme Court finds its unclear whether…

An aerial photo shows recent logging on Graham Island, Haida Gwaii. (Haida Gwaii Observer/File photo)