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Half of shoppers say they have no holiday spending budget

Half of shoppers say they have no holiday spending budget

B.C. consumers surveyed estimate they will spend $921 this season

Half of shoppers say they have no holiday spending budget
Forced out for being gay, Mountie’s legacy ‘not the end of his story’

Forced out for being gay, Mountie’s legacy ‘not the end of his story’

Journal project of Surrey RCMP Cpl. Elenore Sturko aims to commemorate her great uncle’s service

Forced out for being gay, Mountie’s legacy ‘not the end of his story’
Transplant recipients annually deliver thanks to operating room staff as part of BC Transplant’s Operation Popcorn initiative. (Morning Star file photo)
Transplant recipients annually deliver thanks to operating room staff as part of BC Transplant’s Operation Popcorn initiative. (Morning Star file photo)
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BraveFace mask fundraiser raises $10,000 for Make-A-Wish Foundation BC & Yukon
Tips for Wrapping Christmas Presents
Grand Forks Choral Society sings 'Come o Ye Faithful'
Berlin zoo pandas celebrate their first birthday
Ben Mantel’s photo ‘Spawning Salmon’ was the Wild Salmon category winner for the 2019 SkeenaWild Film & Photo Festival. (SkeenaWild Photo)
Ben Mantel’s photo ‘Spawning Salmon’ was the Wild Salmon category winner for the 2019 SkeenaWild Film & Photo Festival. (SkeenaWild Photo)
Makena experienced 100 debilitating seizures when she was just a toddler. Her life was transformed after undergoing multiple specialized surgeries at BC Children’s.

Getting their child back from a ‘deep hole’

After Makena suffered 100 seizures, surgery became a ‘high point’ for these parents

  • Dec 2, 2019
Makena experienced 100 debilitating seizures when she was just a toddler. Her life was transformed after undergoing multiple specialized surgeries at BC Children’s.
Changing the outcome through philanthropy

Changing the outcome through philanthropy

Donor support plays a vital role when it comes to cancer breakthroughs

  • Dec 2, 2019
Changing the outcome through philanthropy
Geoff Cram’s Coast Salish inspired gingebread house (Cole Schisler photo)

Vancouver Island bakery cooks up Coast Salish inspired gingerbread house

Geoff Cram creates gingerbread displays every year, this time he wanted to do something Canadian

Geoff Cram’s Coast Salish inspired gingebread house (Cole Schisler photo)
(Archie Stocker Sr. / Haida Gwaii Observer)

Masset Christmas auction brings in the bids

Dixon Entrance Maritime Museum host of the event

  • Nov 23, 2019
(Archie Stocker Sr. / Haida Gwaii Observer)
B.C. mayor urges premier to tweak road speeds in an ‘epidemic of road crash fatalities’

B.C. mayor urges premier to tweak road speeds in an ‘epidemic of road crash fatalities’

Haynes cites ICBC and provincial documents in letter to John Horgan

  • Nov 20, 2019
B.C. mayor urges premier to tweak road speeds in an ‘epidemic of road crash fatalities’
From left: Ali McDougall, Indigenous relations and executive advisor to the president’s office, Sheree Ronaasen, university credit professor, Ska’yan (Anita Davis), a Gitxsan hereditary chief, and Bridie O’Brien, CMTN’s executive director of Indigenization, all made presentations on Nov. 5. (Contributed photo)

Coast Mountain College’s indigenization efforts recognized at international symposium

Collaboration and community are key to Indigenous reconciliation in education, CMTN says

From left: Ali McDougall, Indigenous relations and executive advisor to the president’s office, Sheree Ronaasen, university credit professor, Ska’yan (Anita Davis), a Gitxsan hereditary chief, and Bridie O’Brien, CMTN’s executive director of Indigenization, all made presentations on Nov. 5. (Contributed photo)
Lots of people showed up for the Remembrance Day ceremony in the Howard Philips community hall and proceeded to the Legion while the parade marched along Collison Avenue to the Royal Canadian Legion, where some hot soup and other goodies were handed out. (Archie Stocker Sr. / Haida Gwaii Observer)

PHOTOS: Masset Remembers

Veterans, the Legion, the RCMP and the town came out to honour all those who have bravely served

  • Nov 12, 2019
Lots of people showed up for the Remembrance Day ceremony in the Howard Philips community hall and proceeded to the Legion while the parade marched along Collison Avenue to the Royal Canadian Legion, where some hot soup and other goodies were handed out. (Archie Stocker Sr. / Haida Gwaii Observer)
Students from Agnes L. Mathers Elementary sing the Poppy Song during the Remembrance Day ceremony in Sandspit. (Submitted photo)

Remembrance Day observed in Sandspit

Songs and poetry mark the ceremony

Students from Agnes L. Mathers Elementary sing the Poppy Song during the Remembrance Day ceremony in Sandspit. (Submitted photo)
In this April 11, 2011 photo, Grover is posed on the set of ‘Sesame Street’ in New York. The popular children’s TV series is celebrating their 50th season. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

QUIZ: Do you know the way to Sesame Street?

The iconic children’s television show first aired 50 years ago

In this April 11, 2011 photo, Grover is posed on the set of ‘Sesame Street’ in New York. The popular children’s TV series is celebrating their 50th season. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Looking at a blanket of leaves over your backyard? The Nature Conservancy of Canada says there are a lot of good reasons to leave them there. Photo: Christopher Roden

Not looking forward to raking? Here’s why to leave the leaves

Nature Conservancy of Canada has good news for those who hate yard work

Looking at a blanket of leaves over your backyard? The Nature Conservancy of Canada says there are a lot of good reasons to leave them there. Photo: Christopher Roden
Langara College in Vancouver (Wikimedia Commons)

Langara College honours 49 alums and staff to mark 49 years

School received more than 200 nominations for the awards that recognize one’s community impact

Langara College in Vancouver (Wikimedia Commons)
A little batwoman in training accompanied by the friendly Joker. (Archie Stocker Sr. / Haida Gwaii Observer)

Ghosts, goblins and ghouls in Old Massett

A photo essay by Archie Stocker Sr.

A little batwoman in training accompanied by the friendly Joker. (Archie Stocker Sr. / Haida Gwaii Observer)
(Susan Brown photo)

PHOTOS & VIDEO: And whosoever shall be found, without the soul for getting down…

You know it’s thriller, thriller night… at Thrill the World Haida Gwaii

(Susan Brown photo)
(Pixabay.org)

QUIZ: How much do you really know about Halloween?

There’s a lot more to this night of frights than ghosts, pumpkins and candy

(Pixabay.org)
Christian Gianfagna (far left) and Chris Arends (far right) were among the ‘A Team’ that rescued a Californian weather balloon in a remote area on Quadra Island this summer. Photo courtesy of Christian Gianfagna

Weather balloon from California rescued near Campbell River

Search led rescuers to remote wilderness on Quadra Island

Christian Gianfagna (far left) and Chris Arends (far right) were among the ‘A Team’ that rescued a Californian weather balloon in a remote area on Quadra Island this summer. Photo courtesy of Christian Gianfagna
Joe Chatlain displays his Vigiliance Award as well as his new book, The Illusive Highwayman, recounting his efforts to catch a con artist. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Book tells tale of how B.C. office fax led to U.S. con man

Island man spent a few years tracking down victims listed on faxes

Joe Chatlain displays his Vigiliance Award as well as his new book, The Illusive Highwayman, recounting his efforts to catch a con artist. Photo by Mike Chouinard