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B.C. woman finds mysterious coin among Grandma’s collection

B.C. woman finds mysterious coin among Grandma’s collection

Grandmother died when she was very young and her past is not well known to her mother

B.C. woman finds mysterious coin among Grandma’s collection
Monica Lamb-Yorski photo                                Chester Mortensen recently asked mural artist Dwayne Davis to add his late wife Sheila to the mural she commissioned for his 75th birthday. The mural is located at 113 Yorston Street at the family business.

Williams Lake man gets late wife’s image added into family business mural

Chester Mortensen lost his wife Sheila to breast cancer in March

Monica Lamb-Yorski photo                                Chester Mortensen recently asked mural artist Dwayne Davis to add his late wife Sheila to the mural she commissioned for his 75th birthday. The mural is located at 113 Yorston Street at the family business.
Students at Haida Gwaii’s Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay school load a machine that turns plastics to diesel. (Dan Schulbeck - contributed)

Haida students turn plastics to power

Dan Schulbeck, a teacher at Haida Gwaii’s Masset Island high school, spearheads the project.

  • Oct 7, 2019
Students at Haida Gwaii’s Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay school load a machine that turns plastics to diesel. (Dan Schulbeck - contributed)
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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
Les Jensen is currently recovering from a rare autoimmune disease in the Kelowna General Hospital. (Gail Jensen submitted photo)

Family seeks assistance for former Masset resident Les Jensen

Jensen is recovering after being struck with rare autoimmune disease

Les Jensen is currently recovering from a rare autoimmune disease in the Kelowna General Hospital. (Gail Jensen submitted photo)
Robert Davidson in Times Square. (Tina Schliessler photo)

Robert Davidson the focus of new documentary

Haida Modern set to premiere at Vancouver International Film Festival next month

Robert Davidson in Times Square. (Tina Schliessler photo)
(Margo Hearne photo)

On The Wing: Raptors in the wind, shearwaters in the waves

By Margo Hearne A hawk glides over the dune ridges. It circles,…

  • Sep 21, 2019
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Members of the Kootenay Robusters Dragon Boat team put down their paddles and picked up shovels to help with the sandbagging efforts in Grand Forks and Christina Lake. (Sam Ross photo)

September is Community Foundations Month in B.C.

Initiative aims to educate people about what community foundations do

Members of the Kootenay Robusters Dragon Boat team put down their paddles and picked up shovels to help with the sandbagging efforts in Grand Forks and Christina Lake. (Sam Ross photo)
Artists can explore a variety of themes or imagery on their canvases. (Haida Gwaii Museum photo)

Haida Gwaii art gala seeks submissions

Annual fundraiser supports local artists and programs

Artists can explore a variety of themes or imagery on their canvases. (Haida Gwaii Museum photo)
Runners and cyclists cross Hodges Avenue bridge for the Terry Fox Run in Masset on Sept. 15. (Archie Stocker Sr. photo)

PHOTO GALLERY: Masset takes off on Terry Fox Run

More than $1,000 raised for Terry Fox Foundation

  • Sep 18, 2019
Runners and cyclists cross Hodges Avenue bridge for the Terry Fox Run in Masset on Sept. 15. (Archie Stocker Sr. photo)
B.C. conservation officers: Don’t leave food out ahead of bears’ foraging season

B.C. conservation officers: Don’t leave food out ahead of bears’ foraging season

Officers will be conducting ‘attractant audits’ and ticketing violators of the B.C. Wildlife Act

B.C. conservation officers: Don’t leave food out ahead of bears’ foraging season
Haida Nation Divers Ben Penna, Daniel McNeill and Dion Lewis take a break from topside. (Ryan Miller photo)

Help the Kelp: Where are they now?

by Shyanna Sawyer This year a team of Haida, federal government, industry,…

  • Sep 8, 2019
Haida Nation Divers Ben Penna, Daniel McNeill and Dion Lewis take a break from topside. (Ryan Miller photo)
The 2019-20 Haida Gwaii Arts Council performing lineup. (Haida Gwaii Arts Council photo)
The 2019-20 Haida Gwaii Arts Council performing lineup. (Haida Gwaii Arts Council photo)
A dozen kids from Haida Gwaii took part in a week long dance camp, ending with a tap performance at the Howard Phillips Community Hall. (Archie Stocker Sr. / Haida Gwaii Observer)

New dance skills on tap for Haida Gwaii kids

North Vancouver dance studio visits Masset for week long dance camp

A dozen kids from Haida Gwaii took part in a week long dance camp, ending with a tap performance at the Howard Phillips Community Hall. (Archie Stocker Sr. / Haida Gwaii Observer)
Rebekka Vogstad, Martina Abrahams, Elizabeth McGeachy, Cullen Marks, Jen Wilson and Laura Squires were this year’s graduates. (Archie Stocker Sr. / Haida Gwaii Observer)

Coast Mountain College Convocation at Masset campus

Six graduates recognized at the ceremony

  • Sep 3, 2019
Rebekka Vogstad, Martina Abrahams, Elizabeth McGeachy, Cullen Marks, Jen Wilson and Laura Squires were this year’s graduates. (Archie Stocker Sr. / Haida Gwaii Observer)
The new chief is escorted to the full house by her spouse Brian Bell (L), and Sid Davidson (Archie Stocker Sr. / Haida Gwaii Observer)

St’langng Lanaas-Janaas clan in Old Massett installs new chief

Chief Skil Kwii’tTlaas Judy Williams assumed her position Saturday in the Old Massett community hall

  • Aug 26, 2019
The new chief is escorted to the full house by her spouse Brian Bell (L), and Sid Davidson (Archie Stocker Sr. / Haida Gwaii Observer)
Happy Elena Godoy is crossing the finish line. (Archie Stocker Sr. / Haida Gwaii Observer)
Happy Elena Godoy is crossing the finish line. (Archie Stocker Sr. / Haida Gwaii Observer)
Yahguudans: Erika Yahguujaanas Stocker and Raven Anne performing Haida songs and oral history. (Archie Stocker Sr. / Haida Gwaii Observer)

Living on the Edge

Annual Edge of the World festival entertains Tlell

  • Aug 12, 2019
Yahguudans: Erika Yahguujaanas Stocker and Raven Anne performing Haida songs and oral history. (Archie Stocker Sr. / Haida Gwaii Observer)
The first totem pole raising in almost a century took place in Old Massett in August 1969. (NFB photo)

Haida story headed to the international stage

Old Massett totem pole raising revisited in Christopher Auchter’s documentary Now Is The Time

The first totem pole raising in almost a century took place in Old Massett in August 1969. (NFB photo)
Tyler Waddell pauses in Prince Rupert with the bike and buggy he has travelled across the province with. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

Lighting the pathway for mental health awareness

Tyler Waddell cycles on Haida Gwaii as he nears the end of his B.C. journey

Tyler Waddell pauses in Prince Rupert with the bike and buggy he has travelled across the province with. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)
QUIZ: Put your knowledge of British Columbia to the test

QUIZ: Put your knowledge of British Columbia to the test

In honour of B.C. Day, take this short quiz and see how much you know about our province

QUIZ: Put your knowledge of British Columbia to the test