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Gwaii Adventure Campers co-owner Kyle May announced on March 21, 2020 that his campervan rental company had started accepting by-donation delivery requests from residents in self-isolation due to COVID-19 who are in need of groceries or other essential items. (Gwaii Adventure Campers/Facebook photo)
Gwaii Adventure Campers co-owner Kyle May announced on March 21, 2020 that his campervan rental company had started accepting by-donation delivery requests from residents in self-isolation due to COVID-19 who are in need of groceries or other essential items. (Gwaii Adventure Campers/Facebook photo)
Kat Gellerman brings years of experience in the food business to her new store, Chef Sense Supplies, in downtown Courtenay. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Edible straws one B.C. entrepreneur’s latest weapon in war against plastic

Kat Gellerman has spent more than 20 years working in the food business

Kat Gellerman brings years of experience in the food business to her new store, Chef Sense Supplies, in downtown Courtenay. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Stikine MLA and Rural Development Minister Doug Donaldson (right) meets with Gidimt’en checkpoint spokesperson Molly Wickham (left) and Unist’ot’en and Gidimt’en supporter Mel Bazil in January. Wickham endorsed Green Party candidate Mike Sawyer for the Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding in a video that was posted to Sawyer’s campaign website and Facebook page on Wednesday. (Twitter photo)

Molly Wickham endorses Skeena-Bulkley Valley Green candidate Mike Sawyer

In July, Wickham filed a lawsuit against CGL over the destruction of the Gidimt’en checkpoint camp

Stikine MLA and Rural Development Minister Doug Donaldson (right) meets with Gidimt’en checkpoint spokesperson Molly Wickham (left) and Unist’ot’en and Gidimt’en supporter Mel Bazil in January. Wickham endorsed Green Party candidate Mike Sawyer for the Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding in a video that was posted to Sawyer’s campaign website and Facebook page on Wednesday. (Twitter photo)
Evie Lavers holds a workshop at the Prince Rupert Library on Sept. 16. (Alex Kurial / Haida Gwaii Observer)

Music marketing workshop for islanders

Skidegate will host classes for musicians and artists on Thursday

Evie Lavers holds a workshop at the Prince Rupert Library on Sept. 16. (Alex Kurial / Haida Gwaii Observer)
Coast Funds is an Indigenous-led conservation finance that invests to strengthen the well-being of First Nations and the ecological integrity of the Great Bear Rainforest and Haida Gwaii regions of B.C. (Natalie Bowes photo)

Coast Funds announces three First Nations women to board of directors

All three members were appointed at the organization’s annual general meeting

Coast Funds is an Indigenous-led conservation finance that invests to strengthen the well-being of First Nations and the ecological integrity of the Great Bear Rainforest and Haida Gwaii regions of B.C. (Natalie Bowes photo)
Naikun Wind Energy Group, announced on Wednesday that they signed an offer with a major offshore wind development company to develop wind resources in Hecate Strait. (file photo Flickr)

Wind project between Haida Gwaii and Prince Rupert moves forward once more

Naikun Wind Energy Group announced partnership with major offshore wind development company

Naikun Wind Energy Group, announced on Wednesday that they signed an offer with a major offshore wind development company to develop wind resources in Hecate Strait. (file photo Flickr)
The ore processing mill at the Red Chris copper and gold mine located south of Iskut and east of Hwy 37. (File photo)

Australian gold mining giant acquires Red Chris mine

Newcrest now owns 70 per cent of the mine south of Iskut and operatorship

The ore processing mill at the Red Chris copper and gold mine located south of Iskut and east of Hwy 37. (File photo)
Natalie Bowes photo                                A Great Spirit Bear captured on camera in the Great Bear Rainforest, Coast Funds is an Indigenous-led conservation finance that invests to strengthen the well-being of First Nations and the ecological integrity of the Great Bear Rainforest and Haida Gwaii regions of B.C.

Indigenous peoples to have one more voice at the table

Coast Funds announced a new shareholder proxy voting system

Natalie Bowes photo                                A Great Spirit Bear captured on camera in the Great Bear Rainforest, Coast Funds is an Indigenous-led conservation finance that invests to strengthen the well-being of First Nations and the ecological integrity of the Great Bear Rainforest and Haida Gwaii regions of B.C.
When did you last sit and read a newspaper? (Wiki Commons)

Don’t stop the presses: Report finds Canadian newspaper readership at all-time high

88% of Canadians read newspapers every week, highest since first Newspapers 24/7 Report in 2012

When did you last sit and read a newspaper? (Wiki Commons)
Some of the winners from the 2017 ThriveNorth Business Challenge. (file photo)

Northwest entrepreneurs pitch their plans for cash prizes

ThriveNorth announces 12 finalists in this year’s business challenge

Some of the winners from the 2017 ThriveNorth Business Challenge. (file photo)
Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project route. TransCanada map

Prince Rupert Gas Transmission project searches for partners

TransCanada is renewing permits for its natural gas pipeline project to North Coast.

Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project route. TransCanada map
Unist’ot’en claim to have found these stone tools on a site Coastal GasLink is preparing for a construction camp near Houston B.C. (Facebook photo)

Coastal GasLink stops work to investigate archaeological find

OGC archaeologists are en route to the Houston-area site where Unist’ot’en report finding stone tools

Unist’ot’en claim to have found these stone tools on a site Coastal GasLink is preparing for a construction camp near Houston B.C. (Facebook photo)
Tsetsaut Ventures Ltd’s George Simpson (left) with Pretivm president, CEO and director Joseph Ovsenek in 2013, before the Brucejack Mine was developed. (Indigenous Business and Investment Council photo)

TSKLH Nation sues Province over Brucejack mine revenue sharing

The Tsetsaut/Skii km Lax Ha seeks to assert rights and title in the area around Pretivm gold mine.

Tsetsaut Ventures Ltd’s George Simpson (left) with Pretivm president, CEO and director Joseph Ovsenek in 2013, before the Brucejack Mine was developed. (Indigenous Business and Investment Council photo)
Coastal GasLink is building 14 construction camps to house workers along the route of its pipeline. (CGL photo)

Coastal GasLink prepares sites of construction work camps

Unist’ot’en condemn 14 ‘man camps’ housing 500-800 workers as threatening safety of women and children

Coastal GasLink is building 14 construction camps to house workers along the route of its pipeline. (CGL photo)
BC Ferries’ Northern Expedition. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

BC Ferries’ president on LNG and northern routes

CEO Mark Collins to speak with Prince Rupert’s business community

BC Ferries’ Northern Expedition. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Coastal GasLink pauses work over trap line dispute

Coastal GasLink pauses work over trap line dispute

Unist’ot’en dispute claims traps were set after injunction gives pipeline workers access.

  • Jan 25, 2019
Coastal GasLink pauses work over trap line dispute
Raven Ann Potschka/Sandlanee Gid stands still a moment in Space 626, the new home of Ladybird’s Boutique and a venue for live music, dance classes, and other community events. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Space 626 opens in Masset with room to grow

Not only does she sell stylin’ clothes, Raven Ann Potschka/Sandlanee Gid knows…

Raven Ann Potschka/Sandlanee Gid stands still a moment in Space 626, the new home of Ladybird’s Boutique and a venue for live music, dance classes, and other community events. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Setting up the Gitdumden checkpoint.                                Twitter photo

Coastal GasLink turned away by Gitdumden checkpoint

First Nations LNG Alliance stress cooperation as CGL unable to deliver interim injunction.

Setting up the Gitdumden checkpoint.                                Twitter photo
Shar Wilson of Langford is the owner and creator of Finawear, a clothing company that sells what she calls ‘authentic, wearable, Indigenous art.’ Wilson pitched her company to CBC’s Dragons’ Den. The episode will air on Nov. 22. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

Entrepreneur’s wearable Indigenous art appears on Dragons’ Den tonight

Gitxsan artist, Shar Wilson pitched her clothing company, Finawear to the popular show in the spring

Shar Wilson of Langford is the owner and creator of Finawear, a clothing company that sells what she calls ‘authentic, wearable, Indigenous art.’ Wilson pitched her company to CBC’s Dragons’ Den. The episode will air on Nov. 22. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
The proposed “glamping” resort will feature ten large canvas tents on raised wooden platforms. (Dan Ox/Flickr)

Tlellians show support for oceanside “glamping” resort

The Haida Gwaii Glamping Company made a compelling pitch in Tlell last…

The proposed “glamping” resort will feature ten large canvas tents on raised wooden platforms. (Dan Ox/Flickr)