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Melissa Paugh of Sandspit (pictured) plans to teach an online sourdough baking program through Haida Gwaii Recreation during the fall and winter 2020. (Jamie Polk/Submitted photo)

Haida Gwaii Recreation proofing new online sourdough program

Program by Melissa Paugh will include online instruction, sourdough starter, recipes and references

Village of Queen Charlotte hosting virtual quiz night

Village of Queen Charlotte hosting virtual quiz night

Register a team before Sept. 3 to put your local and general knowledge to the test

Twelve-year-old Sandspit resident Ailish Bouwman took home the top prize of $200 in the under 16 category of Haida GwaiIdol on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. (Ailish Bouwman/Submitted photo)
Twelve-year-old Sandspit resident Ailish Bouwman took home the top prize of $200 in the under 16 category of Haida GwaiIdol on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. (Ailish Bouwman/Submitted photo)
Haida GwaiIdol 2020 contestant S’ya, who is a mindful belly dancer based in Masset, is pictured in this submitted photo. (shayne gray | photography)

Meet some of the Haida GwaiIdol contestants of 2020

Ailish Bouwman and S’ya among the GwaiIdol contestants set to show their talent on Aug. 20

Haida GwaiIdol 2020 contestant S’ya, who is a mindful belly dancer based in Masset, is pictured in this submitted photo. (shayne gray | photography)
Haida GwaiIdol premiere may include special guest performance

Haida GwaiIdol premiere may include special guest performance

Lineup includes musicians, dancer, comedian and more; One of the judges ‘may do a guest performance’

Haida GwaiIdol premiere may include special guest performance
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The Rainmakers of Haida Gwaii (pictured) will perform as part of the Virtual Special Woodstock 2020 festival on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Rainmakers of Haida Gwaii set to perform for Special Woodstock

20th festival will feature musicians with special needs and other bands from around the world

The Rainmakers of Haida Gwaii (pictured) will perform as part of the Virtual Special Woodstock 2020 festival on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Anne-Marie Cayer and Celina Laursen, rural midwives on Haida Gwaii, are pictured in their “Behind the Mask” comic shared by local family doctor Caroline Shooner on Thursday, April 23, 2020. (The Boon Docs/Submitted photo)

Boon Docs comics illustrate Haida Gwaii health staff ‘Behind the Mask’

Family doctor and cartoonist Caroline Shooner shares inspiration for new comic series

Anne-Marie Cayer and Celina Laursen, rural midwives on Haida Gwaii, are pictured in their “Behind the Mask” comic shared by local family doctor Caroline Shooner on Thursday, April 23, 2020. (The Boon Docs/Submitted photo)
Jake and his sole companion Sparky in ‘Woodland’ (Joie Anacker)
Jake and his sole companion Sparky in ‘Woodland’ (Joie Anacker)
Artist Betsy Cardell is pictured with some of her work at the “Out of Isolation” outdoor art event that took place on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at the Queen Charlotte Visitor Centre. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Artist Betsy Cardell is pictured with some of her work at the “Out of Isolation” outdoor art event that took place on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at the Queen Charlotte Visitor Centre. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Mother-daughter duo Lynn Hughan and Carsen Gray will launch their new children’s book “Twelve Months of Fun on Haida Gwaii with Mattie and Jojo” on Thursday, July 23, 2020. (Lynn Hughan illustration)

Carsen Gray set to launch first children’s book co-created with mom Lynn Hughan

Gray, Hughan launch ‘Twelve Months of Fun on Haida Gwaii with Mattie and Jojo’ on July 23

Mother-daughter duo Lynn Hughan and Carsen Gray will launch their new children’s book “Twelve Months of Fun on Haida Gwaii with Mattie and Jojo” on Thursday, July 23, 2020. (Lynn Hughan illustration)
The Masset Dance Troupe presented “A Mid Summer Day’s Dream” on July 4 and 5, 2020 at the Ruth Stewart Burton Park. Pictured left to right are the Fairy Queen (troupe teacher Alison Keery) and Gullabander (Trinity Nickle). (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)

VIDEO: Masset Dance Troupe presents beachfront ‘promenade performance’

Troupe performed ‘A Mid Summer Day’s Dream’ for family, friends on July 4 and 5

The Masset Dance Troupe presented “A Mid Summer Day’s Dream” on July 4 and 5, 2020 at the Ruth Stewart Burton Park. Pictured left to right are the Fairy Queen (troupe teacher Alison Keery) and Gullabander (Trinity Nickle). (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Port Clements resident Kelly Whitney-Gould started working on “Ms. Gnomer’s Home 4 Wayward Folk” in April 2020. Situated on a tree stump on her corner lot property near the sani-station, the gnome house was completed about a month ago. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)

PHOTOS: ‘Phengnominal’ gnome house constructed in Port Clements

‘Ms. Gnomer’s Home 4 Wayward Folk,’ created by Kelly Whitney-Gould, a hit for kids and loggers alike

Port Clements resident Kelly Whitney-Gould started working on “Ms. Gnomer’s Home 4 Wayward Folk” in April 2020. Situated on a tree stump on her corner lot property near the sani-station, the gnome house was completed about a month ago. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)
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)
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)
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)
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)
“Native Artist” podcast co-producer Andi Murphy is pictured with Haida artist Christopher Auchter in this submitted photo. Auchter is one of seven Indigenous artists or collaborations from the U.S. and Canada featured on the podcast, and his episode is expected to air on Monday, June 22, 2020. (Katja De Bock/National Film Board photo)

Haida Gwaii’s Christopher Auchter featured in finale of new ‘Native Artist’ podcast

Podcast features ‘next generation of native artists’ from U.S., Canada; Auchter’s episode airs June 22

“Native Artist” podcast co-producer Andi Murphy is pictured with Haida artist Christopher Auchter in this submitted photo. Auchter is one of seven Indigenous artists or collaborations from the U.S. and Canada featured on the podcast, and his episode is expected to air on Monday, June 22, 2020. (Katja De Bock/National Film Board photo)
FILE - A 22-year-old Robert Davidson and his grandfather Tsinii on the day of the pole raising. On Sunday, June 21, 2020, the short documentary “Now Is the Time” will start streaming on the National Film Board website. (National Film Board photo)

‘Now Is the Time’ doc will start streaming on National Indigenous Peoples Day

Film featuring Haida carver Robert Davidson will launch June 21 for free on NFB website

FILE - A 22-year-old Robert Davidson and his grandfather Tsinii on the day of the pole raising. On Sunday, June 21, 2020, the short documentary “Now Is the Time” will start streaming on the National Film Board website. (National Film Board photo)
Victoria-born, multidisciplinary artist Natasha Lavdovsky (pictured) travelled to Haida Gwaii in June 2019 to capture “a strong image that symbolized sea levels rising” by filming a timelapse around Deadtree Point. (Natasha Lavdovsky/Submitted photo)

VIDEO: B.C. artist filmed apocalyptic timelapse on Haida Gwaii

Tasha Lavdovsky footage symbolizes sea level rise; featured in Ora Cogan music video for ‘Sleeping’

Victoria-born, multidisciplinary artist Natasha Lavdovsky (pictured) travelled to Haida Gwaii in June 2019 to capture “a strong image that symbolized sea levels rising” by filming a timelapse around Deadtree Point. (Natasha Lavdovsky/Submitted photo)
Robert Davidson in Times Square. (Tina Schliessler photo)
Robert Davidson in Times Square. (Tina Schliessler photo)