Karissa Gall, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

FILE - Steve Querengesser, who is on the Haida Gwaii Teachers Association executive, is pictured filming people who participated in the Black Lives Matter solidarity protest on June 14, 2020 in Daajing Giids. An anti-racism event called “Yahk’ii,” which means “truth” in Haida, was planned for Saturday, July 11, 2020, but has been postponed. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer file)

UPDATE: Masset anti-racism rally postponed

The Yahk’ii event, which means ‘truth’ in Haida, will be rescheduled at a later date

FILE - Steve Querengesser, who is on the Haida Gwaii Teachers Association executive, is pictured filming people who participated in the Black Lives Matter solidarity protest on June 14, 2020 in Daajing Giids. An anti-racism event called “Yahk’ii,” which means “truth” in Haida, was planned for Saturday, July 11, 2020, but has been postponed. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer file)
Graduating GidGalang Kuuyas Naay Secondary School students celebrated with a drive-in ceremony on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at the school field. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)

VIDEO: Haida Gwaii high school grads celebrate with drive-in ceremony, parade

Hats off to the GidGalang Kuuyas Naay, Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay and distributed learning students

Graduating GidGalang Kuuyas Naay Secondary School students celebrated with a drive-in ceremony on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at the school field. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)
The Haida Gwaii Community Futures office is pictured in Queen Charlotte. On Thursday, June 18, 2020, Northern Development Initiative Trust announced approved funding for a new business liaison position. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Northern Development approves funding for Haida Gwaii business liaison

Business liaison will provide additional resources to enterprises during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Haida Gwaii Community Futures office is pictured in Queen Charlotte. On Thursday, June 18, 2020, Northern Development Initiative Trust announced approved funding for a new business liaison position. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Aria Pryce holds up the creative blue cupcakes she baked for the first-ever Hiit’aG̲an.iina K̲uuyas Naay Skidegate Youth Centre COVID-19 cupcake contest, which delivered baking kits to families on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. (Hiit’aG̲an.iina K̲uuyas Naay/Skidegate Youth Centre photo)

PHOTOS: Skidegate teens get creative with COVID-19 cupcake contest

Teens dreamed up cupcake themes like berry-picking, canoeing, Minions and more

Aria Pryce holds up the creative blue cupcakes she baked for the first-ever Hiit’aG̲an.iina K̲uuyas Naay Skidegate Youth Centre COVID-19 cupcake contest, which delivered baking kits to families on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. (Hiit’aG̲an.iina K̲uuyas Naay/Skidegate Youth Centre photo)
Kittens surrendered to the Gwaii Animal Helpline are pictured in this submitted photo. (Leila Riddall/Submitted photo)

‘Increasingly centralized approach’ leads Haida Gwaii SPCA council members to resign

Former BC SPCA members say proposals currently under consultation do not favour small communities

Kittens surrendered to the Gwaii Animal Helpline are pictured in this submitted photo. (Leila Riddall/Submitted photo)
A view from the Haida Gwaii Hospital and Health Centre — Xaayda Gwaay Ngaaysdll Naay — in the Village of Queen Charlotte. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Haida Gwaii physicians respond to provincial investigation into racist guessing game

Doctors ‘dismayed’ by B.C. health ministry report on racist blood-alcohol guessing game allegations

A view from the Haida Gwaii Hospital and Health Centre — Xaayda Gwaay Ngaaysdll Naay — in the Village of Queen Charlotte. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Haida Gwaii Bike Re-Psych volunteers are pictured working on bicycles with community members in this submitted photo. At the regular Village of Queen Charlotte meeting on Monday, June 15, 2020, council approved a staff recommendation to allow Bike Re-Psych to reopen at the bike shed behind the Queen Charlotte Youth Centre, subject to conditions. (Haida Gwaii Bike Re-Psych/Facebook photo)

Haida Gwaii Bike Re-Psych allowed to reopen behind youth centre, with conditions

Bike society founder ‘happy to comply with the stipulations’ set out by Village of Queen Charlotte

Haida Gwaii Bike Re-Psych volunteers are pictured working on bicycles with community members in this submitted photo. At the regular Village of Queen Charlotte meeting on Monday, June 15, 2020, council approved a staff recommendation to allow Bike Re-Psych to reopen at the bike shed behind the Queen Charlotte Youth Centre, subject to conditions. (Haida Gwaii Bike Re-Psych/Facebook photo)
The Rainmakers of Haida Gwaii band decided to put on a pop-up Hospital Day performance on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Echo Bay Lodge, intended for residents to listen to from a distance. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)

VIDEO: Rainmakers of Haida Gwaii surprise residents with pop-up Hospital Day set

Band performed live at Echo Bay Lodge so residents could listen, dance from a distance

The Rainmakers of Haida Gwaii band decided to put on a pop-up Hospital Day performance on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Echo Bay Lodge, intended for residents to listen to from a distance. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)
FILE - Haida Nation President Gaagwiis Jason Alsop is pictured delivering a Thursday, May 28, 2020 COVID-19 video update. On Saturday, June 20, 2020, Alsop delivered another update that said Haida Gwaii will remain closed to non-residents for at least three weeks. (YouTube screengrab)

Travel ban to Haida Gwaii to remain for ‘at least’ 3 weeks, says Haida Nation president

Gaagwiis said Haida Gwaii will continue to observe what is happening in B.C. in preparing next steps

FILE - Haida Nation President Gaagwiis Jason Alsop is pictured delivering a Thursday, May 28, 2020 COVID-19 video update. On Saturday, June 20, 2020, Alsop delivered another update that said Haida Gwaii will remain closed to non-residents for at least three weeks. (YouTube screengrab)
Carsey Gray and Joseph (Joey Stylez) LaPlante perform together in fall 2019. (Joseph LaPlante/Submitted photo)

Joey Stylez, Carsen Gray will perform first live duets of 2020 tomorrow

Tune in to Stylez’s Showcase BC livestream at 3:30 p.m. to see his band performance plus three duets

Carsey Gray and Joseph (Joey Stylez) LaPlante perform together in fall 2019. (Joseph LaPlante/Submitted photo)
FILE - A ferry pulls up to the Skidegate Landing terminal. BC Ferries is again adjusting the schedule on the Alliford Bay to Skidegate route, this time effective Friday, June 19, 2020. (Haida Gwaii Observer file photo)

Province steps in to prevent dropped sailings between Alliford Bay, Skidegate

B.C. government announces $180,000 in new funding for BC Ferries to continue service

FILE - A ferry pulls up to the Skidegate Landing terminal. BC Ferries is again adjusting the schedule on the Alliford Bay to Skidegate route, this time effective Friday, June 19, 2020. (Haida Gwaii Observer file photo)
At the regular meeting on Monday, June 15, 2020, the Village of Port Clements council tentatively approved a proposal to turn the local soccer field into a small, no-contact golf course, pending the completion of COVID-19 safety planning and insurance paperwork. (Needpix photo)

Port Clements tentatively approves turning soccer field into small golf course

Two sisters have proposed a free, no-contact golf course to get people outside, active amid COVID-19

At the regular meeting on Monday, June 15, 2020, the Village of Port Clements council tentatively approved a proposal to turn the local soccer field into a small, no-contact golf course, pending the completion of COVID-19 safety planning and insurance paperwork. (Needpix photo)
In a letter dated Tuesday, June 2, 2020, the Sandspit Volunteer Fire Department disclosed to residents that it had accidentally sent a wire transfer of almost $100,000 to fraudsters in May. The funds were intended for the purchase of a used fire truck and the department is unsure if they can be recovered. (Pixabay photo)

Sandspit fire department sends almost $100K to fraudster for used fire truck

RCMP, Northern Savings Credit Union working to recover funds, but ‘unsure if that will be possible’

In a letter dated Tuesday, June 2, 2020, the Sandspit Volunteer Fire Department disclosed to residents that it had accidentally sent a wire transfer of almost $100,000 to fraudsters in May. The funds were intended for the purchase of a used fire truck and the department is unsure if they can be recovered. (Pixabay photo)
The Village of Queen Charlotte council held a special meeting on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 17, 2020 to rescind the resolution made at the June 15 regular council meeting and make a new one, about potential removal of the non-essential travel restriction on Haida Gwaii. The new resolution is expected to be brought forward to the Island Protocol Table meeting on June 17 for further discussion by the leaders of all island communities. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)

UPDATE: VQC proposes reopening Haida Gwaii to B.C. tourists 3 weeks behind rest of province

New resolution made at special meeting this afternoon will be carried forward to IPT meeting tonight

The Village of Queen Charlotte council held a special meeting on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 17, 2020 to rescind the resolution made at the June 15 regular council meeting and make a new one, about potential removal of the non-essential travel restriction on Haida Gwaii. The new resolution is expected to be brought forward to the Island Protocol Table meeting on June 17 for further discussion by the leaders of all island communities. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Skidegate resident Zoey Collinson (right) and Sandspit resident Brenna Kowalchuk each ran 10 kilometres on Saturday, June 13, 2020 as part of the Tears to Hope Virtual Relay to raise awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. (Facebook photos)

Haida Gwaii women run Tears to Hope Virtual Relay for MMIWG

Zoey Collinson and Brenna Kowalchuk ran for MMIWG, including Kowalchuk’s niece Chantel Moore

Skidegate resident Zoey Collinson (right) and Sandspit resident Brenna Kowalchuk each ran 10 kilometres on Saturday, June 13, 2020 as part of the Tears to Hope Virtual Relay to raise awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. (Facebook photos)
A black bear was discovered shot and illegally dumped just north of the Pesuta Shipwreck Trail on Haida Gwaii, an incident that was reported to conservation officers on Saturday, June 13, 2020. (Leila Riddall/Facebook photo)

Young black bear found shot, illegally dumped on Haida Gwaii

Bear reported June 13 near Pesuta Shipwreck Trail; Anyone with information asked to call RAPP line

A black bear was discovered shot and illegally dumped just north of the Pesuta Shipwreck Trail on Haida Gwaii, an incident that was reported to conservation officers on Saturday, June 13, 2020. (Leila Riddall/Facebook photo)
Skidegate Band Council chief councillor Billy Yovanovich and deputy chief councillor Trent Moraes help unload fish catch at the George Brown Rec Centre during Food Gathering Fest 2020, which was held on Saturday, June 13. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)

VIDEO: Inaugural Skidegate Food Gathering Fest reels in 365 donated salmon

Participants in the first fishing fest donated enough spring salmon for every day of the year

Skidegate Band Council chief councillor Billy Yovanovich and deputy chief councillor Trent Moraes help unload fish catch at the George Brown Rec Centre during Food Gathering Fest 2020, which was held on Saturday, June 13. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)
FILE - A ferry pulls up to the Skidegate Landing terminal. BC Ferries is adjusting the schedule on the Alliford Bay to Skidegate route effective Tuesday, June 16, 2020. (Haida Gwaii Observer file photo)

BC Ferries removing some sailings between Skidegate and Alliford Bay

The 12:30 p.m. sailing from Alliford Bay and the 1 p.m. sailing from Skidegate are being removed

FILE - A ferry pulls up to the Skidegate Landing terminal. BC Ferries is adjusting the schedule on the Alliford Bay to Skidegate route effective Tuesday, June 16, 2020. (Haida Gwaii Observer file photo)
Steve Querengesser, who is on the Haida Gwaii Teachers Association executive, is pictured filming people who participated in the Black Lives Matter solidarity protest on June 14, 2020 in Daajing Giids. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)

VIDEO: Dozens attend Black Lives Matter solidarity protest in Daajing Giids

Speeches and signs advocated for end of racism toward Black and Indigenous people, people of colour

Steve Querengesser, who is on the Haida Gwaii Teachers Association executive, is pictured filming people who participated in the Black Lives Matter solidarity protest on June 14, 2020 in Daajing Giids. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)
A double rainbow is pictured in Daajing Giids on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)

PHOTOS: Spring showers bring rainbows on Haida Gwaii

Have you snapped a photo of the meteorological phenomenon this month?

A double rainbow is pictured in Daajing Giids on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)