Karissa Gall, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

FILE - The BC Cancer mobile mammography coach is pictured on Dec. 16, 2019 in Agassiz. The coach will be on Haida Gwaii later this month to do breast cancer screenings for B.C. women over the age of 40, the first stop being in Skidegate on Monday, July 20, 2020. (Karissa Gall/Agassiz Harrison Observer file)

BC Cancer mobile mammography coach coming to Haida Gwaii this month

Breast cancer screening appointments still available; clients asked to bring a face mask

FILE - The BC Cancer mobile mammography coach is pictured on Dec. 16, 2019 in Agassiz. The coach will be on Haida Gwaii later this month to do breast cancer screenings for B.C. women over the age of 40, the first stop being in Skidegate on Monday, July 20, 2020. (Karissa Gall/Agassiz Harrison Observer file)
An opening letter from the Gwaii Haanas team says they will reopen on Saturday, August 1, 2020 to people who meet certain conditions set out by the Council of the Haida Nation. (Parks Canada photo)

Haida Gwaii residents to be allowed conditional entry to Gwaii Haanas next month

Gwaii Haanas will reopen Aug. 1 to people who ‘attest to a set of specific conditions’ set out by CHN

An opening letter from the Gwaii Haanas team says they will reopen on Saturday, August 1, 2020 to people who meet certain conditions set out by the Council of the Haida Nation. (Parks Canada photo)
North Beach is pictured in this Creative Commons photo. On Friday, July 3, 2020, more than $1.2 million in joint provincial-federal funding was announced for water treatment plant upgrades that will benefit residents of Masset and Old Massett. (Wikimedia Commons photo)

More than $1.2 million announced for Masset water treatment plant upgrades

Residents of Masset, Old Massett to benefit from $1,241,500 in joint provincial-federal funding

North Beach is pictured in this Creative Commons photo. On Friday, July 3, 2020, more than $1.2 million in joint provincial-federal funding was announced for water treatment plant upgrades that will benefit residents of Masset and Old Massett. (Wikimedia Commons photo)
A screenshot of a video posted to social media on Saturday, July 4, 2020 shows Queen Charlotte Lodge fishing vessels boating by local residents. The incident at sea has been described as “dangerous” by both Duffy Edgars, chief councillor for the Old Massett Village Council, and lodge president Paul Clough. (Brandon Kallio image)

Following incident at sea, fishing lodge says it will reopen despite Haida travel ban

QCL reopens July 10, says president; Haida chief councillor describes ‘dangerous’ boating encounter

A screenshot of a video posted to social media on Saturday, July 4, 2020 shows Queen Charlotte Lodge fishing vessels boating by local residents. The incident at sea has been described as “dangerous” by both Duffy Edgars, chief councillor for the Old Massett Village Council, and lodge president Paul Clough. (Brandon Kallio image)
Haida Gwaii Observer Local Journalism Initiative reporter Karissa Gall is pictured on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 in Queen Charlotte/Daajing Giids. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Editorial: Hello and haawa Haida Gwaii

An introduction to Local Journalism Initiative reporter Karissa Gall

Haida Gwaii Observer Local Journalism Initiative reporter Karissa Gall is pictured on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 in Queen Charlotte/Daajing Giids. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)
A view through the trees on the Pesuta Trail in Naikoon Provincial Park. On Friday, July 3, 2020, the Council of the Haida Nation announced that some protected areas, parks and trails on Haida Gwaii were reopening for local day use. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)

More parks, trails and protected areas reopen for local day use on Haida Gwaii

Council of the Haida Nation announced more reopenings on Friday, July 3

A view through the trees on the Pesuta Trail in Naikoon Provincial Park. On Friday, July 3, 2020, the Council of the Haida Nation announced that some protected areas, parks and trails on Haida Gwaii were reopening for local day use. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)
The Rainmakers of Haida Gwaii are pictured during a closed performance on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at Echo Bay Lodge. Though closed to the public, the Canada Day set was meant for residents to listen from “from afar or from your car.” (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)

PHOTOS: Haida Gwaii residents mark Canada Day with mini parade and more

Rainmakers also performed on Canada Day, but singer Julia Weder said she calls it ‘occupation day’

The Rainmakers of Haida Gwaii are pictured during a closed performance on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at Echo Bay Lodge. Though closed to the public, the Canada Day set was meant for residents to listen from “from afar or from your car.” (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)
The Skidegate Band Council celebrated graduates of 2020 on Saturday, June 27 with a button blanket ceremony that included Haida singing, drumming and speeches. The custom-made button blankets that were presented to the graduating students are pictured in this submitted photo. (Roberta Aiken/Byrds Eye View Photography)

Skidegate celebrates 2020 grads with button blanket ceremony

Graduating students celebrated with Haida singing, drumming, speeches and custom button blankets

The Skidegate Band Council celebrated graduates of 2020 on Saturday, June 27 with a button blanket ceremony that included Haida singing, drumming and speeches. The custom-made button blankets that were presented to the graduating students are pictured in this submitted photo. (Roberta Aiken/Byrds Eye View Photography)
Village of Port Clements councillor Kazamir Falconbridge, along with his children Charles and Sequoia, is pictured at the Port Clements bumper golf course on Saturday, June 27, 2020. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)

VIDEO: Port Clements bumper golf course in full swing

Volunteers, rec staff transformed soccer field into small, social distancing-friendly golf course

Village of Port Clements councillor Kazamir Falconbridge, along with his children Charles and Sequoia, is pictured at the Port Clements bumper golf course on Saturday, June 27, 2020. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Heated springs in Gwaii Haanas are pictured in this submitted photo. On Thursday, July 2, 2020, the Gwaii Trust Society advertised its new Haida Gwaii Staycation Grant. (Scott Munn/Gwaii Haanas photo)

UPDATE: Gwaii Trust Society suspends ‘Staycation Grants’

Updated Haida Nation emergency measures advise against non-essential travel between communities

Heated springs in Gwaii Haanas are pictured in this submitted photo. On Thursday, July 2, 2020, the Gwaii Trust Society advertised its new Haida Gwaii Staycation Grant. (Scott Munn/Gwaii Haanas photo)
Iconic Haida Gwaii species to be included in literary field guide for ‘Cascadia’

Iconic Haida Gwaii species to be included in literary field guide for ‘Cascadia’

Experts, artists working on literary field guide with ‘kinship clusters’ for Pacific Northwest

Iconic Haida Gwaii species to be included in literary field guide for ‘Cascadia’
Toronto-based Haida artist Kristi Lane Sinclair has been working on a Gaag.iid art doc for years, a passion project she says she is almost ready to release. (Kristi Lane Sinclair/Submitted photo)

Kristi Lane Sinclair art doc ‘taking a different stance’ on the Gaag.iid

Toronto-based Haida artist hopes to start editing passion project on the fabled ‘wild man’ next month

Toronto-based Haida artist Kristi Lane Sinclair has been working on a Gaag.iid art doc for years, a passion project she says she is almost ready to release. (Kristi Lane Sinclair/Submitted photo)
All six SD50 schools returned to partial in-class instruction on Thursday, June 11, 2020, per Phase 3 of the B.C. Ministry of Education K-12 Restart Plan. (Haida Gwaii Observer file)

Furniture in the gym, arrows in hallways: SD50 staff report on return to in-class instruction

All 6 schools allowed return to partial in-class learning June 11; Staff submitted reports June 18

All six SD50 schools returned to partial in-class instruction on Thursday, June 11, 2020, per Phase 3 of the B.C. Ministry of Education K-12 Restart Plan. (Haida Gwaii Observer file)
After months of closed meetings, the Village of Masset is working to provide call-in information so that members of the public and media can access the next regular council meeting on Monday, July 13, 2020. (Village of Masset Facebook photo)

Village of Masset working to provide call-in information for council meetings

Members of the public, media have not had access to Masset council meetings for months

After months of closed meetings, the Village of Masset is working to provide call-in information so that members of the public and media can access the next regular council meeting on Monday, July 13, 2020. (Village of Masset Facebook photo)
The Village of Queen Charlotte reopened the Haydn Turner Campground (pictured) on Saturday, June 27, 2020, as well as several other municipal amenities. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Village of Queen Charlotte reopens Haydn Turner Campground, ‘bear park’ and more

Several Village of Queen Charlotte amenities reopened on Saturday, June 27

The Village of Queen Charlotte reopened the Haydn Turner Campground (pictured) on Saturday, June 27, 2020, as well as several other municipal amenities. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)
More than 1,600 BC Hydro customers lost power around 5:45 p.m. on Monday, June 29, 2020. (BC Hydro outage map screenshot)

UPDATE: Power restored for more than 1,600 BC Hydro customers impacted by outage

Power went off around 5:45 p.m. on Monday night due to a downed tree on power lines

More than 1,600 BC Hydro customers lost power around 5:45 p.m. on Monday, June 29, 2020. (BC Hydro outage map screenshot)
Divers (left to right: Barney Edgars, Dion Lewis, Ben Penna and Gwiisihlgaa Dan McNeill) are pictured getting ready to explore the seafloor at the old Juus Káahlii Juskatla Inlet logging site, which was chosen as the pilot site for an overall Council of the Haida Nation project to restore marine habitat around historic logging sites on Haida Gwaii. Fisheries and Oceans Canada announced on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 that the Secretariat of the Haida Nation was receiving more than $1.1 million over three years for the project.

Haida Nation dives into 3-year project to restore marine habitat around old logging sites

Marine Toad contracted to restore 0.4 to 0.8 hectares of marine meadow at Juskatla Inlet pilot site

Divers (left to right: Barney Edgars, Dion Lewis, Ben Penna and Gwiisihlgaa Dan McNeill) are pictured getting ready to explore the seafloor at the old Juus Káahlii Juskatla Inlet logging site, which was chosen as the pilot site for an overall Council of the Haida Nation project to restore marine habitat around historic logging sites on Haida Gwaii. Fisheries and Oceans Canada announced on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 that the Secretariat of the Haida Nation was receiving more than $1.1 million over three years for the project.
A view of the Queen Charlotte Lodge. On Wednesday, June 24, 2020, Queen Charlotte Lodge Vice President of Sales Brian Clive said the Naden Harbour fishing resort will not start doing business this summer without the support of the community. (Queen Charlotte Lodge/Instagram photo)

Queen Charlotte Lodge confirms it will not welcome guests without support of community

‘We are not starting until we are welcome in the community,’ says Brian Clive, VP of sales for QCL

A view of the Queen Charlotte Lodge. On Wednesday, June 24, 2020, Queen Charlotte Lodge Vice President of Sales Brian Clive said the Naden Harbour fishing resort will not start doing business this summer without the support of the community. (Queen Charlotte Lodge/Instagram photo)
The Council of the Haida Nation confirmed on Friday, June 26, 2020 that it had commenced a three-week risk assessment and consultation period together with all island communities to review the impact phase 3 of the B.C. Restart Plan has on the rest of the province and consider similar changes for Haida Gwaii. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Haida Nation commences 3-week period to review provincial impact of Phase 3

‘Risk assessment and consultation period’ will allow review of similar changes for Haida Gwaii

The Council of the Haida Nation confirmed on Friday, June 26, 2020 that it had commenced a three-week risk assessment and consultation period together with all island communities to review the impact phase 3 of the B.C. Restart Plan has on the rest of the province and consider similar changes for Haida Gwaii. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)
FILE - A “closed” sign is pictured on Monday, May 18, 2020 outside of the entrance to the Pesuta Shipwreck Trail, part of the Naikoon Provincial Park. On Wednesday, June 17, 2020, the park partially reopened to day use on two trails. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer file)

UPDATE: Naikoon Provincial Park partially reopens for day use on two trails

Cape Fife, White Creek trails reopened for day use only on June 17; Camping still prohibited

FILE - A “closed” sign is pictured on Monday, May 18, 2020 outside of the entrance to the Pesuta Shipwreck Trail, part of the Naikoon Provincial Park. On Wednesday, June 17, 2020, the park partially reopened to day use on two trails. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer file)