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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)
Haida Gwaii-based writer Susan Musgrave is pictured in Victoria in summer 2019. On Friday, May 15, 2020, it was announced that Musgrave won third place in the 2020 Fish Poetry Prize contest. (Regina Akhankina/Submitted photo)

Haida Gwaii-based writer takes home third prize in international poetry contest

Susan Musgrave announced as top 10 winner of 2020 Fish Poetry Prize for poem ‘Wild and Alone’

Haida Gwaii-based writer Susan Musgrave is pictured in Victoria in summer 2019. On Friday, May 15, 2020, it was announced that Musgrave won third place in the 2020 Fish Poetry Prize contest. (Regina Akhankina/Submitted photo)
Local North Coast author and illustrator, Judy Hilgemann has published the chronicles of two bears made famous in 2016 for making their way from the Great Bear Rainforest to Alert Bay. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Haida Gwaii-based author releases ‘Great Grizzlies Go Home’ children’s book

Two famous bears swim from Great Bear Rainforest to Alert Bay

Local North Coast author and illustrator, Judy Hilgemann has published the chronicles of two bears made famous in 2016 for making their way from the Great Bear Rainforest to Alert Bay. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Haida songstress Carsen Gray premieres new single ‘Sah ‘Laana’
Haida songstress Carsen Gray premieres new single ‘Sah ‘Laana’
The Pure Movements dance group performing ‘Coffee, Coffee, Coffee…Americano’ during the 2019 Pacific Northwest Music Festival. (Ken Juniper photo)
The Pure Movements dance group performing ‘Coffee, Coffee, Coffee…Americano’ during the 2019 Pacific Northwest Music Festival. (Ken Juniper photo)
Langley actor Jacob Tremblay and his sister Erica released rehabilitated seal pups on a B.C. beach earlier this month. (Sarah Ellam/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

B.C. child actor Jacob Tremblay helps release rehabilitated seal pups

One of the marine mammals was named Ja-cod in the young celebrity’s honour

Langley actor Jacob Tremblay and his sister Erica released rehabilitated seal pups on a B.C. beach earlier this month. (Sarah Ellam/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Connor Miller competes in the crosscut. (Archie Stocker Sr. / Haida Gwaii Observer)

PHOTO GALLERY AND STORY: Loggers Day’s top cuts

This is the 55 edition of the popular Sandspit event

Connor Miller competes in the crosscut. (Archie Stocker Sr. / Haida Gwaii Observer)
Aluminium smelter tours start again this week
Aluminium smelter tours start again this week
Port of Prince Rupert came third place with their Cor-Pirate boat. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)

Prince Rupert Seafest Parade 2019

The Northern View’s photo collection of the float winners, bikers, mascots, dancers and more

Port of Prince Rupert came third place with their Cor-Pirate boat. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)
Nashville’s Jake Durkin performed Jesse Roper’s song “Anytime of Night” on the March 6 airing of American Idol. (Keri Coles/News staff)

B.C. song serenades Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan, Katy Perry on American Idol

Vancouver Island singer-songwriter Jesse Roper calls the experience ‘pretty surreal’

Nashville’s Jake Durkin performed Jesse Roper’s song “Anytime of Night” on the March 6 airing of American Idol. (Keri Coles/News staff)
One of the many historical photographs in Iron Road West.                                 Contributed photo

BC’s history with railways in new book

Iron Road West contains 500 historical illustrations and a story about the Northwest’s armoured train

One of the many historical photographs in Iron Road West.                                 Contributed photo
Singer-songwriter Kym Gouchie is looking forward to playing Haida Gwaii with her band Northern Sky. (Britt Meierhofer/Submitted)

Northern star set to shine on island

Singer Kym Gouchie and her band Northern Sky will play Masset and Skidegate on Sept. 14 and 15

Singer-songwriter Kym Gouchie is looking forward to playing Haida Gwaii with her band Northern Sky. (Britt Meierhofer/Submitted)
Soul and gospel singer Khari McClelland will play Haida Gwaii Feb. 1 and 2 thanks to the Haida Gwaii Arts Council. (khariwendellmcclelland.com)

Superfans save on 2018 Arts Council shows

For the first time, the Haida Gwaii Arts Council is offering a four- or six-show season tickets.

Soul and gospel singer Khari McClelland will play Haida Gwaii Feb. 1 and 2 thanks to the Haida Gwaii Arts Council. (khariwendellmcclelland.com)
Photo Credit: Gunter Kihpard / Area28.de
Photo Credit: Gunter Kihpard / Area28.de
A Disney production is underway at Government House. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Disney production filming at Government House on Vancouver Island

Made-for-TV movie will feature the inside of the Victoria mansion

A Disney production is underway at Government House. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS