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Inventor Craig Carmichael arrived at the Haida Gwaii Renewable Energy Symposium in style. Owner of Turquoise Energy Ltd., which provides electric hubcap motor kits and other renewable energy devices, Carmichael is also one of the islands first electric car owners. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Islands in the Rough: Making Haida Gwaii a role model for renewable energy

Part two of a two-part story on the Haida Gwaii Renewable Energy Symposium

Inventor Craig Carmichael arrived at the Haida Gwaii Renewable Energy Symposium in style. Owner of Turquoise Energy Ltd., which provides electric hubcap motor kits and other renewable energy devices, Carmichael is also one of the islands first electric car owners. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
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Libraries to end overdue fines for kids books in 2019

VIRL’s 2019 budget also includes $1.5 million for new Haida Gwaii branches

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Islands voters should get a hand on a referendum voting package by this Friday, Nov. 2 at the latest. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Voting system debate reaches Haida Gwaii

Rerendum voters must get their ballots delivered to Elections B.C. by 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30

Islands voters should get a hand on a referendum voting package by this Friday, Nov. 2 at the latest. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Rumours of dance-rehearsing zombies spread islands-wide before the dance on Saturday. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

In Pictures: Thrill the World Haida Gwaii

A record 29 zombies creeped, crawled, and boogied down to Michael Jackson’s…

Rumours of dance-rehearsing zombies spread islands-wide before the dance on Saturday. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
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Outgoing Port council asked to apologize

Port Clements’ outgoing mayor and council were asked to apologize to village…

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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)

Water ways: Looking at renewable energy on Haida Gwaii

Part one of a two-part story on the Haida Gwaii Renewable Energy Symposium

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)
The Oct. 24 windstorm roiled the waters of Masset Inlet. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)                                The Oct. 24 windstorm roiled the waters of Masset Inlet. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Windstorm knocks out power, delays Sandspit ferry

Islands hit by first significant southeaster of the season

The Oct. 24 windstorm roiled the waters of Masset Inlet. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)                                The Oct. 24 windstorm roiled the waters of Masset Inlet. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Civic election brings islands-wide change

Civic election brings islands-wide change

Haida Gwaiians got plenty of change Oct. 20, and they outvoted most…

Civic election brings islands-wide change
Brady Yu, a paramedic with the BC Ambulance Service, receives an award from Skidegate Chief Councillor Billy Yovanovich and Queen Charlotte Mayor Greg Martin at the Honouring Our First Responders dinner. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

“Your neighbour has your back”

First responders from Q.C., Skidegate honoured at community dinner

Brady Yu, a paramedic with the BC Ambulance Service, receives an award from Skidegate Chief Councillor Billy Yovanovich and Queen Charlotte Mayor Greg Martin at the Honouring Our First Responders dinner. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
A tugboat was used to remove a grounded HaiCo fishing lodge from the east shore of Lina Island on Oct. 10. (HaiCo/Westcoast Resorts photo)

Crews refloat HaiCo fishing lodge

One month after breaking free from its mooring and grounding on Lina…

A tugboat was used to remove a grounded HaiCo fishing lodge from the east shore of Lina Island on Oct. 10. (HaiCo/Westcoast Resorts photo)
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New school bus ready to go at Chief Matthews Elementary

Students at Chief Matthews Elementary cheered today as a woven cedar rope…

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Shakeout drill set to test Haida Gwaii earthquake plans

Several schools and public organizations set to join 10:18 a.m. earthquake drill today

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Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay powers up with solar panels and Tesla battery packs

Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay powers up with solar panels and Tesla battery packs

Solar power got another big boost on Haida Gwaii last week, with…

Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay powers up with solar panels and Tesla battery packs
Teacher Behn Cohrane introduces Evan Putterill and Ellen Foster, who are running to represent Sandspit and Moresby Island at the North Coast Regional District, during an Oct. 9 all-candidates forum at the Sandspit Inn. Bill Beldessi, who is running for re-election, was unable to attend. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Sandspit candidates focus on ferries, housing, and emergency plans

It may be first, but restoring Kwuna ferry sailings isn’t the only…

Teacher Behn Cohrane introduces Evan Putterill and Ellen Foster, who are running to represent Sandspit and Moresby Island at the North Coast Regional District, during an Oct. 9 all-candidates forum at the Sandspit Inn. Bill Beldessi, who is running for re-election, was unable to attend. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
In a wide canvas tent on a wood platform, the furniture can get pretty luxe. (Dan Ox/Flickr)

A “glamping” hotspot in Tlell?

Campers may soon find a way to go “glamping” in Tlell that…

In a wide canvas tent on a wood platform, the furniture can get pretty luxe. (Dan Ox/Flickr)
From left to right, Masset councillor candidates Terry Carty, Regina Williams, Robert Morton, Bret Johnston, and Evelyn von Almassy speak at the GTN candidates forum together with mayoral candidates Barry Pages and Margo Hearne. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Housing a top issue for future Masset mayor and council

Lack of daycare, better recreation and tsunami planning also discussed at Oct. 4 forum

From left to right, Masset councillor candidates Terry Carty, Regina Williams, Robert Morton, Bret Johnston, and Evelyn von Almassy speak at the GTN candidates forum together with mayoral candidates Barry Pages and Margo Hearne. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Fundraising efforts are underway for Tauren Collinson, right, who was badly injured in a fall last Saturday. (Gwaii Haanas photo)

Friends and family raising funds for Tauren Collinson

Friends and family of Tauren Collinson are fundraising to help him and…

Fundraising efforts are underway for Tauren Collinson, right, who was badly injured in a fall last Saturday. (Gwaii Haanas photo)
Tahayghen, cultural teachings key for school trustee candidates

Tahayghen, cultural teachings key for school trustee candidates

Saving Tahayghen Elementary and restoring Haida language were big topics last night…

Tahayghen, cultural teachings key for school trustee candidates
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Protecting watershed key to Queen Charlotte candidates

Queen Charlotte has a real live contest for council. Not only does…

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Parents ask trustees to delay hiring of new superintendent

Some parents are asking Haida Gwaii school trustees to delay hiring a…

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