Karissa Gall, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

FILE - The Kwuna ferry leaves a fog bank. BC Ferries has cancelled two MV Kwuna sailings on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, to facilitate connecting staff on a charter flight. (Archie Stocker Sr./Haida Gwaii Observer file)

Kwuna cancels late Monday sailings for charter flight

BC Ferries making schedule adjustments on Aug. 17 to facilitate arrival of new crew

FILE - The Kwuna ferry leaves a fog bank. BC Ferries has cancelled two MV Kwuna sailings on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, to facilitate connecting staff on a charter flight. (Archie Stocker Sr./Haida Gwaii Observer file)
Tom and Michelle Argue purchased the fish processing plant in Queen Charlotte from Intercity Packers and Albion Fisheries, and reopened the business on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020 with the name T&M Seafood Ltd. (Tom Argue/Submitted photo)

Haida Gwaii couple purchases Queen Charlotte fish plant

Tom and Michelle Argue reopened the plant at the end of the causeway Aug. 14 as T&M Seafood Ltd.

Tom and Michelle Argue purchased the fish processing plant in Queen Charlotte from Intercity Packers and Albion Fisheries, and reopened the business on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020 with the name T&M Seafood Ltd. (Tom Argue/Submitted photo)
FILE - Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, and Haida Heritage Site. (Parks Canada/file)

Reopening of Gwaii Haanas delayed until 2021

Archipelago Management Board says ‘Haida traditional use of the area may continue’

FILE - Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, and Haida Heritage Site. (Parks Canada/file)
FILE - Dr. Tracy Morton is pictured with his sons Sol and Lief, as well as Ike Batten, during the Canada Days Paddle Race in Port Clements in June 2017. Morton has been announced as one of three recipients of the Rural Coordination Centre of BC 2020 Excellence in Rural Medicine: Lifetime Achievement award. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer file)

Haida Gwaii doctor wins lifetime achievement award

Dr. Tracy Morton recognized by Rural Coordination Centre of BC

FILE - Dr. Tracy Morton is pictured with his sons Sol and Lief, as well as Ike Batten, during the Canada Days Paddle Race in Port Clements in June 2017. Morton has been announced as one of three recipients of the Rural Coordination Centre of BC 2020 Excellence in Rural Medicine: Lifetime Achievement award. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer file)
Haida GwaiIdol premiere may include special guest performance

Haida GwaiIdol premiere may include special guest performance

Lineup includes musicians, dancer, comedian and more; One of the judges ‘may do a guest performance’

Haida GwaiIdol premiere may include special guest performance
Rennell Sound road access to be closed over Labour Day weekend

Rennell Sound road access to be closed over Labour Day weekend

Haida Gwaii Natural Resource District temporarily closing Rennell Road Aug. 31 to Sept. 7

Rennell Sound road access to be closed over Labour Day weekend
On Wednesday, July 22, 2020, as recommended by the Electoral Area D Advisory Committee, the North Coast Regional District requested that the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure review speed limits within portions of Electoral Area D (Tlell and Tow Hill) where posted speed signage is not reduced in residentially-populated areas. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Regional district requests review of Tlell, Tow Hill speed limits

Electoral Area Advisory Committee recommended request ‘to make sure everybody’s safe’

On Wednesday, July 22, 2020, as recommended by the Electoral Area D Advisory Committee, the North Coast Regional District requested that the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure review speed limits within portions of Electoral Area D (Tlell and Tow Hill) where posted speed signage is not reduced in residentially-populated areas. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)
FILE - The Kwuna ferry leaves a fog bank. BC Ferries has cancelled two MV Kwuna sailings on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, to facilitate connecting staff on a charter flight. (Archie Stocker Sr./Haida Gwaii Observer file)

Kwuna cancels late Monday sailings

BC Ferries making schedule adjustments on Aug. 10 to facilitate arrival of new crew

FILE - The Kwuna ferry leaves a fog bank. BC Ferries has cancelled two MV Kwuna sailings on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, to facilitate connecting staff on a charter flight. (Archie Stocker Sr./Haida Gwaii Observer file)
Queen Charlotte resident Faye Laidlaw has been upcycling glass materials currently not accepted by the recycling system that serves Haida Gwaii. (Faye Laidlaw/Submitted photo)

Haida Gwaii resident upcycles glass into ‘quarantini’ tumblers

Faye Laidlaw of Queen Charlotte making tumblers, candleholders to keep glass out of landfill

Queen Charlotte resident Faye Laidlaw has been upcycling glass materials currently not accepted by the recycling system that serves Haida Gwaii. (Faye Laidlaw/Submitted photo)
More than 1,300 Haida Gwaii residents lost power on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020 due to BC Hydro outages. (BC Hydro outage map)

Power restored for more than 1,300 BC Hydro customers impacted by outage

Outages left hundreds of BC Hydro customers on Haida Gwaii without power on Aug. 9

More than 1,300 Haida Gwaii residents lost power on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020 due to BC Hydro outages. (BC Hydro outage map)
FILE - Masset resident Kyla Mitchell and her two children, Isaac (left) and Wren Binnema, are pictured collecting books from the new Vancouver Island Regional Library “takeout service,” which was launched on Friday, June 5, 2020. On Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, the Vancouver Island Regional Library announced it had resumed inter-branch deliveries. (Etchi Virl/Facebook file photo)

Haida Gwaii libraries resume inter-branch deliveries

Users can once again access materials from entire Vancouver Island Regional Library system

FILE - Masset resident Kyla Mitchell and her two children, Isaac (left) and Wren Binnema, are pictured collecting books from the new Vancouver Island Regional Library “takeout service,” which was launched on Friday, June 5, 2020. On Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, the Vancouver Island Regional Library announced it had resumed inter-branch deliveries. (Etchi Virl/Facebook file photo)
The Old Massett emergency operations issued a mandatory face mask notice on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (Wikimedia Commons photo)

Masks mandatory in Old Massett as Haida Gwaii COVID cases total 26

Old Massett Village Council says curfew will be enforced with community service

The Old Massett emergency operations issued a mandatory face mask notice on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (Wikimedia Commons photo)
Speaking at a media event in Surrey on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, B.C. Premier John Horgan said public health takes priority over business concerns in the implementation of the ministerial order restricting non-essential travel to Haida Gwaii. (Government of British Columbia/Facebook photo)

B.C. premier ‘not going to be apologetic’ about closure of Haida Gwaii fishing lodges

Horgan says ‘public health takes the priority’ over business in implementation of travel restriction

Speaking at a media event in Surrey on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, B.C. Premier John Horgan said public health takes priority over business concerns in the implementation of the ministerial order restricting non-essential travel to Haida Gwaii. (Government of British Columbia/Facebook photo)
An aerial view of the Naikoon Estates subdivision on Haida Gwaii, developed by the NIHO Land and Cattle Company Ltd. On Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, NIHO founder Rudy Nielsen confirmed the sale of two, 160-acre properties within Naikoon Provincial Park to BC Parks. (Niho Land & Cattle Co. Ltd./Facebook photo)

B.C. mogul sells private Naikoon properties to parks system in $1 million deal

NIHO founder Rudy Nielsen sells 320 acres to BC Parks; Ministry statement expected in ‘coming months’

An aerial view of the Naikoon Estates subdivision on Haida Gwaii, developed by the NIHO Land and Cattle Company Ltd. On Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, NIHO founder Rudy Nielsen confirmed the sale of two, 160-acre properties within Naikoon Provincial Park to BC Parks. (Niho Land & Cattle Co. Ltd./Facebook photo)
FILE - The entrance to the recycling depot in Daajing Giids. On Friday, July 17, 2020, the North Coast Regional District board passed a resolution to update its Solid Waste Management Plan and began engaging Haida Gwaii municipalities in discussions about proposed changes. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer file)

Regional district proposes closure of unmonitored recycling bins, new depot for Masset

Proposed updates to Solid Waste Management Plan aim to reduce waste on Haida Gwaii, save money

FILE - The entrance to the recycling depot in Daajing Giids. On Friday, July 17, 2020, the North Coast Regional District board passed a resolution to update its Solid Waste Management Plan and began engaging Haida Gwaii municipalities in discussions about proposed changes. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer file)
The Rainmakers of Haida Gwaii (pictured) will perform as part of the Virtual Special Woodstock 2020 festival on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Rainmakers of Haida Gwaii set to perform for Special Woodstock

20th festival will feature musicians with special needs and other bands from around the world

The Rainmakers of Haida Gwaii (pictured) will perform as part of the Virtual Special Woodstock 2020 festival on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)
A view from the water shows Northern Haida Gwaii Hospital and Health Centre. As of Tuesday, August 4, 2020 the community outbreak of COVID-19 on Haida Gwaii had reached 24 total cases, with 14 cases considered recovered. (Haida Gwaii Observer/File Photo)

Haida Gwaii COVID cases climb to 24 over B.C. Day long weekend

10 cases active, 14 cases now recovered; 23 people also isolating as a result of contact tracing

A view from the water shows Northern Haida Gwaii Hospital and Health Centre. As of Tuesday, August 4, 2020 the community outbreak of COVID-19 on Haida Gwaii had reached 24 total cases, with 14 cases considered recovered. (Haida Gwaii Observer/File Photo)
Anne-Marie Cayer and Celina Laursen, rural midwives on Haida Gwaii, are pictured in their “Behind the Mask” comic shared by local family doctor Caroline Shooner on Thursday, April 23, 2020. (The Boon Docs/Submitted photo)

Boon Docs comics illustrate Haida Gwaii health staff ‘Behind the Mask’

Family doctor and cartoonist Caroline Shooner shares inspiration for new comic series

Anne-Marie Cayer and Celina Laursen, rural midwives on Haida Gwaii, are pictured in their “Behind the Mask” comic shared by local family doctor Caroline Shooner on Thursday, April 23, 2020. (The Boon Docs/Submitted photo)
FILE - The Kwuna ferry leaves a fog bank. BC Ferries has cancelled two MV Kwuna sailings on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, to facilitate connecting staff on a charter flight. (Archie Stocker Sr./Haida Gwaii Observer file)

Two Kwuna sailings cancelled on B.C. Day

BC Ferries making schedule adjustments on Aug. 3 to facilitate charter flight

FILE - The Kwuna ferry leaves a fog bank. BC Ferries has cancelled two MV Kwuna sailings on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, to facilitate connecting staff on a charter flight. (Archie Stocker Sr./Haida Gwaii Observer file)
In a release on Friday, July 31, 2020, West Coast Fishing Club staff said they were “shocked” by the ministerial order restricting non-resident travel to Haida Gwaii that went into effect on July 30. (The West Coast Fishing Club/Facebook photo)

Fishing lodge ‘shocked’ by B.C. ban on non-resident travel to Haida Gwaii

West Coast Fishing Club ‘shocked and stunned’ by travel restriction put in place July 30

In a release on Friday, July 31, 2020, West Coast Fishing Club staff said they were “shocked” by the ministerial order restricting non-resident travel to Haida Gwaii that went into effect on July 30. (The West Coast Fishing Club/Facebook photo)