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At low tide, the rocks around Tow Hill are inviting to explore, but it’s easy to slip and fall. (Haida Gwaii Observer/File photo)

Archipelago SAR rescues injured man near Tow Hill

A man suffered head and spinal injuries after he slipped and fell…

At low tide, the rocks around Tow Hill are inviting to explore, but it’s easy to slip and fall. (Haida Gwaii Observer/File photo)
Cyndi Bird and Tonka the pony gave families a thrilling ride through the woods. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

In Pictures: Summer sun shines on Tlell Fall Fair

Hot summer weather made for a fine Tlell Fall Fair on Sunday,…

Cyndi Bird and Tonka the pony gave families a thrilling ride through the woods. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
In Pictures: Skidegate hosts first Pacific Unity basketball series

In Pictures: Skidegate hosts first Pacific Unity basketball series

Indigenous teams from Tonga/Hawai’i, Aoteraoa/New Zealand, and Skeena compete in U22 series

In Pictures: Skidegate hosts first Pacific Unity basketball series
Police find live explosives near site of Q.C. house fire and explosion

Police find live explosives near site of Q.C. house fire and explosion

Public asked to phone Queen Charlotte RCMP if they see similar items

Police find live explosives near site of Q.C. house fire and explosion
A BC Wildfire Service map shows campfire bans across the coast and Haida Gwaii as of noon on Wednesday, Aug. 8. (BC Wildfire Service)

Campfires banned on Haida Gwaii

Risk of wildfire now rated as “extreme”

A BC Wildfire Service map shows campfire bans across the coast and Haida Gwaii as of noon on Wednesday, Aug. 8. (BC Wildfire Service)
Telus has applied to build a 30-metre tower for wireless voice and data services across the road from the Port Clements Multiplex. (Pexels.com photo)

Telus aims to build cellphone tower in Port Clements

Thirty-metre tower would provide full voice and wireless data to Port

Telus has applied to build a 30-metre tower for wireless voice and data services across the road from the Port Clements Multiplex. (Pexels.com photo)
(Haida Gwaii Observer/File photo)

Bailey elected Gwaii Trust director for Graham Island Central

Voters in Port Clements and Tlell choose Maureen Bailey for director of Graham Island Central

(Haida Gwaii Observer/File photo)
The Northern Expedition ferry had a mechanical failure of its portside engine Saturday. Sailings to and from Haida Gwaii will be cancelled this Sunday and Monday while the Northern Adventure is re-routed to serve one round trip of the Inside Passage route before returning to serve Haida Gwaii on Tuesday. (Haida Gwaii Observer/File photo)

Update: Haida Gwaii ferry sailings delayed by trouble on Inside Passage route

BC Ferries hopes to have the Northern Expedition back in service on Tuesday

The Northern Expedition ferry had a mechanical failure of its portside engine Saturday. Sailings to and from Haida Gwaii will be cancelled this Sunday and Monday while the Northern Adventure is re-routed to serve one round trip of the Inside Passage route before returning to serve Haida Gwaii on Tuesday. (Haida Gwaii Observer/File photo)
This dog came into the care of the Haida Gwaii SPCA with a choke chain grown into its neck. Put on the dog when it was a puppy, the chain was not removed as he outgrew it. The dog survived, and has since been adopted off-island.                                The BC SPCA does not support choke chains, especially on a loose dog, since the chain can catch on objects and strangle the dog in its struggle to get free. (Haida Gwaii SPCA/Submitted)

Abuse cases highlight need for islands animal shelter, bylaws

One dog had a collar grown into his neck. Another had several…

This dog came into the care of the Haida Gwaii SPCA with a choke chain grown into its neck. Put on the dog when it was a puppy, the chain was not removed as he outgrew it. The dog survived, and has since been adopted off-island.                                The BC SPCA does not support choke chains, especially on a loose dog, since the chain can catch on objects and strangle the dog in its struggle to get free. (Haida Gwaii SPCA/Submitted)
Sergeant Kevin Smith is the new detachment commander for the Masset RCMP. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Warm welcome for new Masset RCMP sergeant

Sergeant Kevin Smith credits ongoing efforts to build ties beyond day-to-day policing

Sergeant Kevin Smith is the new detachment commander for the Masset RCMP. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Everyone enjoys a bite of the Tlell Fall Fair. (Archie Stocker Sr./Haida Gwaii Observer)

Seafood Wars and pinwheels to fly at Tlell Fall Fair

Exhibits go on display at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 5

Everyone enjoys a bite of the Tlell Fall Fair. (Archie Stocker Sr./Haida Gwaii Observer)
Election time for Graham Island Central

Election time for Graham Island Central

Three questions for the Gwaii Trust director candidates up for election on Aug. 4

Election time for Graham Island Central
Alexander MacDonald stands by his Hooterville home, which he fears will be seized by the province on July 31 and demolished, leaving him homeless and in debt. (Submitted)

Two Hooterville homes set for seizure

Two Haida Gwaii residents may end up homeless after province delivers trespass notice

Alexander MacDonald stands by his Hooterville home, which he fears will be seized by the province on July 31 and demolished, leaving him homeless and in debt. (Submitted)
Large fire prohibition areas on Haida Gwaii and coastal B.C. (B.C. government photo)

Large fires prohibited on Haida Gwaii as danger hits “high”

Province bans open burning and use of fireworks across the island, campfires are still allowed

Large fire prohibition areas on Haida Gwaii and coastal B.C. (B.C. government photo)
The Kitkatla RIOT runners ferry over to the Totem to Totem. (Sally Betsy-Lynn Davis/Facebook)

In Pictures: Record turnout for Totem to Totem Marathon

T2T gets a big boost from Kitkatla’s RIOT running club

The Kitkatla RIOT runners ferry over to the Totem to Totem. (Sally Betsy-Lynn Davis/Facebook)
A “red tide” algal bloom, seen from the ferry between Haida Gwaii and Prince Rupert last week. While not directly responsible for the biotoxin causing paralytic shellfish poisoning, which is usually found in colourless algal blooms, the bright, tomato-soup coloured blooms of Noctiluca scintillans often come around the same time. (Josh Aitken/Submitted)

Update: North Beach clam harvest closed due to PSP biotoxin

Marine biotoxin results in closure for all bivalve harvesting from Wiah Point to Rose Spit

A “red tide” algal bloom, seen from the ferry between Haida Gwaii and Prince Rupert last week. While not directly responsible for the biotoxin causing paralytic shellfish poisoning, which is usually found in colourless algal blooms, the bright, tomato-soup coloured blooms of Noctiluca scintillans often come around the same time. (Josh Aitken/Submitted)
The smaller they are, the lighter they fall. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

In Pictures: Rock the Plank! brings in the booty

Pirate-themed skate party raises $2,500 for new Masset Skate Society

The smaller they are, the lighter they fall. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
An orca breaching off of Valdes Island (Mike Gregory/Ladysmith Chronicle)

Haida Gwaii fishing grounds are key to survival of northern resident killer whales: DFO

Plan marks waters from Langara to Rose Spit as critical habitat for northern resident killer whales

An orca breaching off of Valdes Island (Mike Gregory/Ladysmith Chronicle)
(Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Masset suggests a simpler structure for Gwaii Trust

Change would parallel existing municipal, regional district representation for non-Haida communities

(Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Grade 9 students from GidG̱alang Ḵuuyas Naay and leaders with Mount Moresby Adventure Camp boated to Tanu and Windy Bay/Hlk’yah G̱aawG̱a. (Jason Shafto/Full Moon Photo)

Grade 9s on Gwaii Haanas trip visit “the best spot on Haida Gwaii”

Now in its fourth year, Grade 9 trip gives Haida Gwaii youth a chance to visit Tanu and Windy Bay

Grade 9 students from GidG̱alang Ḵuuyas Naay and leaders with Mount Moresby Adventure Camp boated to Tanu and Windy Bay/Hlk’yah G̱aawG̱a. (Jason Shafto/Full Moon Photo)