Karissa Gall, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

FILE - The Rainbow Wharf in Port Clements. On Thursday, July 16, 2020, the Village of Port Clements shared a public notice that said former councillor Teri Kish had resigned. (Archie Stocker Sr./Haida Gwaii Observer file)

Councillor resigns mid-term in Port Clements

Village of Port Clements announced resignation of Teri Kish in July 16 public notice

FILE - The Rainbow Wharf in Port Clements. On Thursday, July 16, 2020, the Village of Port Clements shared a public notice that said former councillor Teri Kish had resigned. (Archie Stocker Sr./Haida Gwaii Observer file)
Curfews have been put in place for Old Massett (pictured) and Skidegate following a Council of the Haida Nation community bulletin on Friday, July 17, 2020 announcing that they had received a self-reported case of COVID-19 on the islands. (Wikimedia Commons photo)

Council of the Haida Nation reports case of COVID-19 on Haida Gwaii

Community members notified of possible exposure; Old Massett, Skidegate set curfews

Curfews have been put in place for Old Massett (pictured) and Skidegate following a Council of the Haida Nation community bulletin on Friday, July 17, 2020 announcing that they had received a self-reported case of COVID-19 on the islands. (Wikimedia Commons photo)
Clint Johnson Kendrick, a resource management officer for Gwaii Haanas, discovered an invasive European green crab on Saturday, July 4, 2020 in Daajing Giids. (isawthistoday/iNaturalist photo)

‘A grave concern’: European green crabs discovered on Haida Gwaii

Aggressive invasive species discovered in Skidegate Inlet; working group formed to decide next steps

Clint Johnson Kendrick, a resource management officer for Gwaii Haanas, discovered an invasive European green crab on Saturday, July 4, 2020 in Daajing Giids. (isawthistoday/iNaturalist photo)
The Council of the Haida Nation will host a live Haida Gwaii Talks Coronavirus webinar on Friday, July 17, 2020 at 7 p.m. (Council of the Haida Nation/Facebook photo)

Live webinar at 7 p.m.: Update on community care, COVID-19 measures

Council of the Haida Nation webinar will include community health nurses, Q&A and more

The Council of the Haida Nation will host a live Haida Gwaii Talks Coronavirus webinar on Friday, July 17, 2020 at 7 p.m. (Council of the Haida Nation/Facebook photo)
The new fire hall in Queen Charlotte is starting to take shape, with steel frame construction pictured on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Cost to build Queen Charlotte fire hall jumps almost $150,000

COVID-19 shutdown cost $86,613; contingency of more than $260,00 remains for project

The new fire hall in Queen Charlotte is starting to take shape, with steel frame construction pictured on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)
FILE - Ben Greenough, public works superintendent for Queen Charlotte, looks over a landslide that knocked out power and shut the highway east of the village on Monday, Oct. 23. 2017. On Thursday, July 9, 2020, the B.C. government announced that communities on Haida Gwaii would be receiving nearly $500,000 for flood risk assessment and mapping projects. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer file)

Haida Gwaii communities receive funding for flood risk assessment

Queen Charlotte, Port Clements, Masset, Tlell and Sandspit will benefit from nearly $500,000

FILE - Ben Greenough, public works superintendent for Queen Charlotte, looks over a landslide that knocked out power and shut the highway east of the village on Monday, Oct. 23. 2017. On Thursday, July 9, 2020, the B.C. government announced that communities on Haida Gwaii would be receiving nearly $500,000 for flood risk assessment and mapping projects. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer file)
A missing poster in Daajing Giids for Shaylanna Lewis, who was last seen on Saturday, March 21, 2020 near Pure Lake. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Family of woman missing from Haida Gwaii since March raising money for reward

GoFundMe, Facebook pages raising reward money for information on disappearance of Shaylanna Lewis

A missing poster in Daajing Giids for Shaylanna Lewis, who was last seen on Saturday, March 21, 2020 near Pure Lake. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Environment and Climate Change Canada meteorologist Matt MacDonald says there is a “great-looking forecast” beginning on Saturday, July 18, 2020. (Pexels photo)

‘There’s hope in sight’: Stretch of sunny weather expected on Haida Gwaii

‘Great looking forecast beginning Saturday’; dry weather could continue until July 25

Environment and Climate Change Canada meteorologist Matt MacDonald says there is a “great-looking forecast” beginning on Saturday, July 18, 2020. (Pexels photo)
More than 2,700 pounds of fish hit the scales at OMVC Food Fishing Derby

More than 2,700 pounds of fish hit the scales at OMVC Food Fishing Derby

Derby weigh-in took place July 5 at CBI Fisheries in Masset; prizes awarded for largest catch

More than 2,700 pounds of fish hit the scales at OMVC Food Fishing Derby
Mother-daughter duo Lynn Hughan and Carsen Gray will launch their new children’s book “Twelve Months of Fun on Haida Gwaii with Mattie and Jojo” on Thursday, July 23, 2020. (Lynn Hughan illustration)

Carsen Gray set to launch first children’s book co-created with mom Lynn Hughan

Gray, Hughan launch ‘Twelve Months of Fun on Haida Gwaii with Mattie and Jojo’ on July 23

Mother-daughter duo Lynn Hughan and Carsen Gray will launch their new children’s book “Twelve Months of Fun on Haida Gwaii with Mattie and Jojo” on Thursday, July 23, 2020. (Lynn Hughan illustration)
The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada voted in late 2019 to recommend that slender yoke-moss be listed by the federal government as endangered under the Species at Risk Act. The globally rare moss (pictured) lives on a square metre of limestone cliff on Haida Gwaii, and is facing threats from competing algae and lichens. (Wynne Miles/Submitted photo)

Federal government urged to protect rare moss clinging to life on Moresby Island cliff

Scientists say small patch of slender yoke-moss struggling to survive on square metre of limestone

The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada voted in late 2019 to recommend that slender yoke-moss be listed by the federal government as endangered under the Species at Risk Act. The globally rare moss (pictured) lives on a square metre of limestone cliff on Haida Gwaii, and is facing threats from competing algae and lichens. (Wynne Miles/Submitted photo)
An update on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 said the Haida Gwaii Natural Resource District anticipates reopening the QC Main (South) with delays on July 30. (Haida Gwaii Natural Resource District photo)

UPDATE: Reopening of QC Main (South) delayed until July 30

Southern portion of road closed to traffic at about 5 kilometres for replacement of crossing

An update on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 said the Haida Gwaii Natural Resource District anticipates reopening the QC Main (South) with delays on July 30. (Haida Gwaii Natural Resource District photo)
FILE - A ferry pulls up to the Skidegate Landing terminal. On Thursday, July 8, 2020, BC Ferries announced that customers can once again enjoy packaged food items and limited hot food services on the route between Haida Gwaii and Prince Rupert, and along other routes across the fleet. (Haida Gwaii Observer file)

BC Ferries reopens limited hot food service between Haida Gwaii, Prince Rupert

Release on July 8 says hot food will be served in packaging

FILE - A ferry pulls up to the Skidegate Landing terminal. On Thursday, July 8, 2020, BC Ferries announced that customers can once again enjoy packaged food items and limited hot food services on the route between Haida Gwaii and Prince Rupert, and along other routes across the fleet. (Haida Gwaii Observer file)
The Masset Dance Troupe presented “A Mid Summer Day’s Dream” on July 4 and 5, 2020 at the Ruth Stewart Burton Park. Pictured left to right are the Fairy Queen (troupe teacher Alison Keery) and Gullabander (Trinity Nickle). (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)

VIDEO: Masset Dance Troupe presents beachfront ‘promenade performance’

Troupe performed ‘A Mid Summer Day’s Dream’ for family, friends on July 4 and 5

The Masset Dance Troupe presented “A Mid Summer Day’s Dream” on July 4 and 5, 2020 at the Ruth Stewart Burton Park. Pictured left to right are the Fairy Queen (troupe teacher Alison Keery) and Gullabander (Trinity Nickle). (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)
A Google Maps view of Kung, B.C., in close proximity to the Queen Charlotte Lodge. As of Friday, July 10, 2020, the ancient Haida village of Kung is one of two villages being occupied by a group of Haida matriarchs who say local fishing lodges should not be reopening without Haida consent. (Google Maps screengrab)

Haida matriarchs ‘occupy’ ancient villages as fishing lodges reopen to visitors

‘Daughters of the rivers’ say occupation follows two fishing lodges reopening without Haida consent

A Google Maps view of Kung, B.C., in close proximity to the Queen Charlotte Lodge. As of Friday, July 10, 2020, the ancient Haida village of Kung is one of two villages being occupied by a group of Haida matriarchs who say local fishing lodges should not be reopening without Haida consent. (Google Maps screengrab)
FILE - Haida Gwaii Community Futures offices are pictured in this file photo. Registration is open for the first-annual “NextIslandpreneur” student business competition, set to run from Friday, July 17, 2020 to Aug. 21. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Registration open for first-annual ‘NextIslandpreneur’ student business competition

Competition offers mentors, iPads, seed money, cash prizes to young entrepreneurs on Haida Gwaii

FILE - Haida Gwaii Community Futures offices are pictured in this file photo. Registration is open for the first-annual “NextIslandpreneur” student business competition, set to run from Friday, July 17, 2020 to Aug. 21. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Haida Nation President Gaagwiis Jason Alsop is pictured while delivering a COVID-19 video update on Wednesday, July 8, 2020. On July 9, a Council of the Haida Nation release about upholding Haida law amid COVID-19 reiterated that ongoing state of emergency measures do not permit non-resident travel to the islands. (Council of the Haida Nation/Facebook screengrab)

Haida Nation reminds ‘select few’ fishing lodges that Haida Gwaii is closed to non-essential travel

‘Upholding Haida law amid COVID-19’ release comes one day before Queen Charlotte Lodge plans to reopen

Haida Nation President Gaagwiis Jason Alsop is pictured while delivering a COVID-19 video update on Wednesday, July 8, 2020. On July 9, a Council of the Haida Nation release about upholding Haida law amid COVID-19 reiterated that ongoing state of emergency measures do not permit non-resident travel to the islands. (Council of the Haida Nation/Facebook screengrab)
Port Clements resident Kelly Whitney-Gould started working on “Ms. Gnomer’s Home 4 Wayward Folk” in April 2020. Situated on a tree stump on her corner lot property near the sani-station, the gnome house was completed about a month ago. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)

PHOTOS: ‘Phengnominal’ gnome house constructed in Port Clements

‘Ms. Gnomer’s Home 4 Wayward Folk,’ created by Kelly Whitney-Gould, a hit for kids and loggers alike

Port Clements resident Kelly Whitney-Gould started working on “Ms. Gnomer’s Home 4 Wayward Folk” in April 2020. Situated on a tree stump on her corner lot property near the sani-station, the gnome house was completed about a month ago. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)
FILE - The Village of Queen Charlotte offices. The mid-term resignation of former councillor Richard Decembrini was announced at the regular meeting on Monday, July 6, 2020. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer file)

Councillor resigns mid-term in Queen Charlotte

Richard Decembrini’s resignation announced at regular meeting on July 6

FILE - The Village of Queen Charlotte offices. The mid-term resignation of former councillor Richard Decembrini was announced at the regular meeting on Monday, July 6, 2020. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer file)
Billy Yovanovich, chief councillor for the Skidegate Band Council, is pictured along with Arrielle Yovanovich-Allick at the first-ever Salmonberry Picking Contest on Sunday, June 28, 2020. (Billy Yovanovich/Submitted photo)

Skidegate band members donate 400 pounds of salmonberries

More than 45 band members participated in first-ever Salmonberry Picking Contest on June 28

Billy Yovanovich, chief councillor for the Skidegate Band Council, is pictured along with Arrielle Yovanovich-Allick at the first-ever Salmonberry Picking Contest on Sunday, June 28, 2020. (Billy Yovanovich/Submitted photo)