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Telus to offer cell service in Port Clements this spring

Telus to offer cell service in Port Clements this spring

“We’ll be connected to the world,” says Mayor Urs Thomas. “We’re actually now up to the 1990s.”

Telus to offer cell service in Port Clements this spring
The 6.5 km Sunset Park Trail in Port Clements proved perfect for an all-ages fun run during Canada Days this year — one plucky five-year-old went the whole distance. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Haida Gwaii Run Series kicks off this weekend

Sunday is fun day for Haida Gwaii runners this fall. Starting with…

The 6.5 km Sunset Park Trail in Port Clements proved perfect for an all-ages fun run during Canada Days this year — one plucky five-year-old went the whole distance. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
From left to right are Junior NBA coaches Ethan Edgars and Simon Jones-Wesley together with organizers Constable Mike Hull and David Lomax of Haida Gwaii Rec. With lowered hoops and smaller balls for five to seven-year-olds, the Junior NBA program runs for 12 Sundays at the Howard Phillips Community Hall starting Sept. 23. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Tip-off time for Junior NBA

Masset community coaches to run weekly basketball program for five- to seven-year-olds

From left to right are Junior NBA coaches Ethan Edgars and Simon Jones-Wesley together with organizers Constable Mike Hull and David Lomax of Haida Gwaii Rec. With lowered hoops and smaller balls for five to seven-year-olds, the Junior NBA program runs for 12 Sundays at the Howard Phillips Community Hall starting Sept. 23. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
A floating West Coast Resorts lodge became unmoored from its anchoring buoy in Alliford Bay and ran aground on Lina Island Saturday night. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Crews testing for gas vapours in grounded Haida Gwaii barge

Barge needs to be declared safe before salvage crews can get to work

A floating West Coast Resorts lodge became unmoored from its anchoring buoy in Alliford Bay and ran aground on Lina Island Saturday night. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Tea time by a Haida Gwaii campfire. (Lisa Brideau/Flickr)

Campfire ban lifted on Haida Gwaii

Ban on larger open fires remains in effect

Tea time by a Haida Gwaii campfire. (Lisa Brideau/Flickr)
(Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

New classrooms, gym coming to Chief Matthews in 2019

It’s been a long time coming, but by this time next year…

(Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
A Dungeness crab caught in Haida Gwaii. (Dale Simonson/Flickr)

Father and son fined $31,000 for crab fishing offences

Majority of fines to be spent on fish conservation projects on Haida Gwaii

A Dungeness crab caught in Haida Gwaii. (Dale Simonson/Flickr)
Singer-songwriter Kym Gouchie is looking forward to playing Haida Gwaii with her band Northern Sky. (Britt Meierhofer/Submitted)

Northern star set to shine on island

Singer Kym Gouchie and her band Northern Sky will play Masset and Skidegate on Sept. 14 and 15

Singer-songwriter Kym Gouchie is looking forward to playing Haida Gwaii with her band Northern Sky. (Britt Meierhofer/Submitted)
Soul and gospel singer Khari McClelland will play Haida Gwaii Feb. 1 and 2 thanks to the Haida Gwaii Arts Council. (khariwendellmcclelland.com)

Superfans save on 2018 Arts Council shows

For the first time, the Haida Gwaii Arts Council is offering a four- or six-show season tickets.

Soul and gospel singer Khari McClelland will play Haida Gwaii Feb. 1 and 2 thanks to the Haida Gwaii Arts Council. (khariwendellmcclelland.com)
A nosy Tamworth pig photo-bombs the Observer on the Friesen Family Farm.

In Pictures: A sunny season for Tlell farms

Anyone curious to know what’s growing on in Tlell got a good…

A nosy Tamworth pig photo-bombs the Observer on the Friesen Family Farm.
Trey Rorick said making Edge of the Knife was among the greatest experiences of his life. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Haida language stars in Edge of the Knife

A spine-tingling Gaagiixid appeared on Haida Gwaii this weekend and more than…

Trey Rorick said making Edge of the Knife was among the greatest experiences of his life. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
From left to right, Haida Gwaii school trustees Denise Husband, Elizabeth Condrotte, and Kim Goetzinger get ready to cut the ribbons on three of the school district’s brand-new buses. Together with a fourth, 24-passenger bus, the in-house fleet is expected to save the district about $200,000 a year once the capital costs are paid off. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

New school buses offer more safety, and savings

The wheels on Haida Gwaii’s new school buses go round and round,…

From left to right, Haida Gwaii school trustees Denise Husband, Elizabeth Condrotte, and Kim Goetzinger get ready to cut the ribbons on three of the school district’s brand-new buses. Together with a fourth, 24-passenger bus, the in-house fleet is expected to save the district about $200,000 a year once the capital costs are paid off. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Sea lions look out from a surf-washed rock west of SG̱ang Gwaay. (Andrew Hudson/Submitted)

B.C. society pushing for seal and sea-lion cull to save fisheries

“They’re impacting rivers and streams throughout the whole B.C. coast,” says Roy Jones Jr.

Sea lions look out from a surf-washed rock west of SG̱ang Gwaay. (Andrew Hudson/Submitted)
At left, B.C.’s Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training Melanie Mark meets with members of the Gwaii Trust Society’s education committee and staff in Skidegate. Minister Mark recently spent two days on Haida Gwaii to hear from local groups involved in higher learning. (Gwaii Trust Society)

Reconciliation is key to higher learning, says B.C. minister

Melanie Mark has family ties to Haida Gwaii and once lived in…

At left, B.C.’s Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training Melanie Mark meets with members of the Gwaii Trust Society’s education committee and staff in Skidegate. Minister Mark recently spent two days on Haida Gwaii to hear from local groups involved in higher learning. (Gwaii Trust Society)
(T. Morton et al/Canadian Family Physician)

Haida Gwaii study calls for better reporting of disease outbreaks

Delayed declaration of 2014 pertussis outbreak on Haida Gwaii informs future planning

(T. Morton et al/Canadian Family Physician)
Nika Collison thanks guests for a gift of sweetgrass. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

In Pictures: Haida Heritage Centre celebrates first 10 years

Not a bead of sweat could stick to 15-year-old Trey Rorick on…

Nika Collison thanks guests for a gift of sweetgrass. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

News in Brief for Aug. 24, 2018

Business still affected by Aug. 7 explosion, firefighters douse illegal fire, Q.C. updates zoning

A record 57 people signed up for this year’s Agate Man Triathlon / hlG̱a hlk̲’aats iihlangaa. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

In Pictures: Record turnout at Agate Man Triathlon / hlG̱a hlḵ’aats iihlangaa

Nearly 60 solo and team racers turn out for mini-triathlon from Pure Lake to Masset

A record 57 people signed up for this year’s Agate Man Triathlon / hlG̱a hlk̲’aats iihlangaa. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Haida fisheries guardians and DFO officers use inflatable pontoons to float a beached “whale” filled with water and sized to be a stand-in for an orca or young humpback. (Genevieve Cauffopé/Fisheries and Oceans Canada)

Haida Gwaii fishery staff gear up for marine mammal rescues

Haida fishery guardians and DFO fishery officers better equipped to rescue marine mammals

Haida fisheries guardians and DFO officers use inflatable pontoons to float a beached “whale” filled with water and sized to be a stand-in for an orca or young humpback. (Genevieve Cauffopé/Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Haisla hip-hop duo Snotty Nose Rez Kids, aka Young D and Yung Trybez, wowed with bangers like Long Hair Don’t Care. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

In Pictures: Great crowd, good vibes at 2018 Edge of the World

Haida Gwaii music fest gets a bumper turnout with summer sun and deep talent pool

Haisla hip-hop duo Snotty Nose Rez Kids, aka Young D and Yung Trybez, wowed with bangers like Long Hair Don’t Care. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)