Andrew Hudson

Who needs shoes when you have wheels? Will Murphy poses the question on a backyard ramp that will be a star attraction at this Saturday’s Rock the Plank! Pirate Party in Tow Hill. All proceeds will go to the Masset Skate Society, which is looking to start after-school programs for new skaters. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

A pirate party for skateboarding scallywags

With a skateboard ramp and all-islands music line-up, Saturday fundraiser gets Skate Society rolling

Who needs shoes when you have wheels? Will Murphy poses the question on a backyard ramp that will be a star attraction at this Saturday’s Rock the Plank! Pirate Party in Tow Hill. All proceeds will go to the Masset Skate Society, which is looking to start after-school programs for new skaters. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
A new foundation is going in for an expanded Masset RCMP detachment. The addition will include a new conference room, more office space, a new cell, a new exhibit room, and more privacy for people at the front counter. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

More room, privacy for renovated RCMP building in Masset

Two-storey addition and interior redesign expected to finish by January

A new foundation is going in for an expanded Masset RCMP detachment. The addition will include a new conference room, more office space, a new cell, a new exhibit room, and more privacy for people at the front counter. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
In Pictures: Mary Poppins soars in Masset

In Pictures: Mary Poppins soars in Masset

Masset Musical Theatre camp stages Mary Poppins musical full of kites, penguins, and chimney sweeps

In Pictures: Mary Poppins soars in Masset
Cedar logs in a working cutblock at Collison Point/St’alaa Kun. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Court rejects CHN call to pause logging at Collison Point/St’alaa Kun

B.C. Supreme Court dismisses Haida Nation call to stop logging until August hearing

Cedar logs in a working cutblock at Collison Point/St’alaa Kun. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Andrew and Karl Salin spin for Gwaii Haanas trivia questions at the June 29 open house in the Kay Centre. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Gwaii Haanas looks to protect more marine areas

Proposal would increase areas without commercial or recreational fishing from three to 40 per cent

Andrew and Karl Salin spin for Gwaii Haanas trivia questions at the June 29 open house in the Kay Centre. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Finally the skies opened, a rainbow shone, and the delayed Canada Day sailing left Prince Rupert for Haida Gwaii, one day short of the Fourth of July. (Dawn-Ann Schneider/Submitted)

Delayed BC Ferries passengers get time for cake, and time to eat it too

Passenger recalls picnic-like terminal party after faulty fire gear delays Northern Adventure

Finally the skies opened, a rainbow shone, and the delayed Canada Day sailing left Prince Rupert for Haida Gwaii, one day short of the Fourth of July. (Dawn-Ann Schneider/Submitted)
Midwives, nurses, doctors, and hospital administrators from Haida Gwaii and the four remaining places in B.C. that continue to offer maternity services without local Cesarean deliveries met in Vancouver on June 15 to talk about ways to sustain the programs. (Centre for Rural Health Research/UBC)

Haida Gwaii joins forum on sustaining local maternity care

Only five remote places in B.C. continue to offer local maternity care without Caesarean deliveries

Midwives, nurses, doctors, and hospital administrators from Haida Gwaii and the four remaining places in B.C. that continue to offer maternity services without local Cesarean deliveries met in Vancouver on June 15 to talk about ways to sustain the programs. (Centre for Rural Health Research/UBC)
New this year was a 6.5 km fun run from the Port Clements Museum along the community trail. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

In Pictures: 2018 Canada Days in Port Clements

Port rings in Canada’s 151st with three days of fun in the sun

New this year was a 6.5 km fun run from the Port Clements Museum along the community trail. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Rainbows fly at Sk’aadgaa Naay

Rainbows fly at Sk’aadgaa Naay

Sk’aadgaa Naay student club ends the school year with a first-ever Diversity Party

Rainbows fly at Sk’aadgaa Naay
(Haida Gwaii Observer/File photo)

Update: Delayed Haida Gwaii ferry expected to sail around 7 p.m.

Broken fire-detection system forced Haida Gwaii-Prince Rupert ferry to miss long-weekend sailings

(Haida Gwaii Observer/File photo)
With its proposed short-term rentals bylaw, Queen Charlotte council is trying to strike a balance between encouraging tourism and much-needed rental housing in the village. (Airbnb)

Queen Charlotte council gets feedback on regulating Airbnbs

Tofino’s ghost haunted a housing meeting about Airbnb-style rentals in Queen Charlotte…

With its proposed short-term rentals bylaw, Queen Charlotte council is trying to strike a balance between encouraging tourism and much-needed rental housing in the village. (Airbnb)
Husby defends its work at Collison Point / St’alaa Kun

Husby defends its work at Collison Point / St’alaa Kun

Husby Forest Products stands by its work at Collison Point / St’alaa…

Husby defends its work at Collison Point / St’alaa Kun
Dr. Gordon Horner and Satsan, Herb George, admire the pole before it’s raised. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

In Pictures: A monumental Hospital Day

Raising the Skidegate Inlet Healing House Pole/Sahgwii X̲aana K̲aahlii Ngaaysdll Naay GyaaG̲ang

Dr. Gordon Horner and Satsan, Herb George, admire the pole before it’s raised. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Land Protectors aim to stop all industrial logging

Land Protectors aim to stop all industrial logging

Unimpressed by land-use order, north-end group aims for changes beyond Collison Point / St’alaa Kun

Land Protectors aim to stop all industrial logging
(Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Talking toads on Haida Gwaii

Researcher to share the latest on protecting Haida Gwaii’s only native amphibian

(Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Cedar logs in a working cutblock at Collison Point/St’alaa Kun. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

CHN seeks injunction against logging at Collison Point

Weeks after ordering an end to a blockade there, the B.C. Supreme…

Cedar logs in a working cutblock at Collison Point/St’alaa Kun. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Don Richardson stands in the new workshop at Richardson Ranch, rebuilt after an oxyacetylene tank exploded and torched the old building to the ground on Good Friday last year. By the time Don got home on Easter Monday, family, friends, and neighbours had already cleared away most of the debris. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

A rebuilding year for Richardson Ranch

Workshop and boarding kennels re-open a year after fire rocks Richardson Ranch

Don Richardson stands in the new workshop at Richardson Ranch, rebuilt after an oxyacetylene tank exploded and torched the old building to the ground on Good Friday last year. By the time Don got home on Easter Monday, family, friends, and neighbours had already cleared away most of the debris. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
A view of Masset harbour. (Kate Gannon/Submitted)

Divided worldviews at play in debate over ocean fertilization

New study looks at attitudes that shaped reaction to controversial experiment off Haida Gwaii

A view of Masset harbour. (Kate Gannon/Submitted)
Clockwise, from top left, is a Farrea sea sponge and deep-sea sunflower star, an Agonidae poacher and squat lobsters around an orange sea pen, and some Benthopectinidae sea stars and boot sponges seen on the SGaan-Kinghlas/Bowie seamount. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada/DFO Science)

Research expedition to explore seamounts off Haida Gwaii

Islanders will be able to livestream underwater video from the SG̱aan-Ḵinghlas/Bowie seamount…

Clockwise, from top left, is a Farrea sea sponge and deep-sea sunflower star, an Agonidae poacher and squat lobsters around an orange sea pen, and some Benthopectinidae sea stars and boot sponges seen on the SGaan-Kinghlas/Bowie seamount. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada/DFO Science)
Tyler Collison leaps into a long jump at the all-islands Track and Field Day held at Sk’aadgaa Naay Elementary on Thursday, June 7. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

In Pictures: Track and Field Day at Sk’aadgaa Naay

Students from elementary schools across Haida Gwaii got to run, jump, and…

Tyler Collison leaps into a long jump at the all-islands Track and Field Day held at Sk’aadgaa Naay Elementary on Thursday, June 7. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)