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An update on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 said the Haida Gwaii Natural Resource District anticipates reopening the QC Main (South) with delays on July 30. (Haida Gwaii Natural Resource District photo)

UPDATE: Reopening of QC Main (South) delayed until July 30

Southern portion of road closed to traffic at about 5 kilometres for replacement of crossing

An update on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 said the Haida Gwaii Natural Resource District anticipates reopening the QC Main (South) with delays on July 30. (Haida Gwaii Natural Resource District photo)
From the archives of the Haida Gwaii Observer

From the archives of the Haida Gwaii Observer

50 YEARS AGO (1970): Nine of 12 entries in the Beach Buggy…

  • Jul 13, 2020
From the archives of the Haida Gwaii Observer
FILE - A ferry pulls up to the Skidegate Landing terminal. On Thursday, July 8, 2020, BC Ferries announced that customers can once again enjoy packaged food items and limited hot food services on the route between Haida Gwaii and Prince Rupert, and along other routes across the fleet. (Haida Gwaii Observer file)
FILE - A ferry pulls up to the Skidegate Landing terminal. On Thursday, July 8, 2020, BC Ferries announced that customers can once again enjoy packaged food items and limited hot food services on the route between Haida Gwaii and Prince Rupert, and along other routes across the fleet. (Haida Gwaii Observer file)
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Skeena Resources, Tahltan prez excited by purchase of Eskay Creek

Skeena Resources, Tahltan prez excited by purchase of Eskay Creek

Skeena gets full control of mine, Barrick gets 12 per cent of Skeena and a one per cent royalty

Skeena Resources, Tahltan prez excited by purchase of Eskay Creek
A Google Maps view of Kung, B.C., in close proximity to the Queen Charlotte Lodge. As of Friday, July 10, 2020, the ancient Haida village of Kung is one of two villages being occupied by a group of Haida matriarchs who say local fishing lodges should not be reopening without Haida consent. (Google Maps screengrab)

Haida matriarchs ‘occupy’ ancient villages as fishing lodges reopen to visitors

‘Daughters of the rivers’ say occupation follows two fishing lodges reopening without Haida consent

A Google Maps view of Kung, B.C., in close proximity to the Queen Charlotte Lodge. As of Friday, July 10, 2020, the ancient Haida village of Kung is one of two villages being occupied by a group of Haida matriarchs who say local fishing lodges should not be reopening without Haida consent. (Google Maps screengrab)
Haida Nation President Gaagwiis Jason Alsop is pictured while delivering a COVID-19 video update on Wednesday, July 8, 2020. On July 9, a Council of the Haida Nation release about upholding Haida law amid COVID-19 reiterated that ongoing state of emergency measures do not permit non-resident travel to the islands. (Council of the Haida Nation/Facebook screengrab)

Haida Nation reminds ‘select few’ fishing lodges that Haida Gwaii is closed to non-essential travel

‘Upholding Haida law amid COVID-19’ release comes one day before Queen Charlotte Lodge plans to reopen

Haida Nation President Gaagwiis Jason Alsop is pictured while delivering a COVID-19 video update on Wednesday, July 8, 2020. On July 9, a Council of the Haida Nation release about upholding Haida law amid COVID-19 reiterated that ongoing state of emergency measures do not permit non-resident travel to the islands. (Council of the Haida Nation/Facebook screengrab)
Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, May 17, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, May 17, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Overall house sales drop in the northwest

Overall house sales drop in the northwest

COVID-19 pandemic slowed market activity

Overall house sales drop in the northwest
FILE - The Village of Queen Charlotte offices. The mid-term resignation of former councillor Richard Decembrini was announced at the regular meeting on Monday, July 6, 2020. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer file)

Councillor resigns mid-term in Queen Charlotte

Richard Decembrini’s resignation announced at regular meeting on July 6

FILE - The Village of Queen Charlotte offices. The mid-term resignation of former councillor Richard Decembrini was announced at the regular meeting on Monday, July 6, 2020. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer file)
FILE - The BC Cancer mobile mammography coach is pictured on Dec. 16, 2019 in Agassiz. The coach will be on Haida Gwaii later this month to do breast cancer screenings for B.C. women over the age of 40, the first stop being in Skidegate on Monday, July 20, 2020. (Karissa Gall/Agassiz Harrison Observer file)

BC Cancer mobile mammography coach coming to Haida Gwaii this month

Breast cancer screening appointments still available; clients asked to bring a face mask

FILE - The BC Cancer mobile mammography coach is pictured on Dec. 16, 2019 in Agassiz. The coach will be on Haida Gwaii later this month to do breast cancer screenings for B.C. women over the age of 40, the first stop being in Skidegate on Monday, July 20, 2020. (Karissa Gall/Agassiz Harrison Observer file)
An opening letter from the Gwaii Haanas team says they will reopen on Saturday, August 1, 2020 to people who meet certain conditions set out by the Council of the Haida Nation. (Parks Canada photo)

Haida Gwaii residents to be allowed conditional entry to Gwaii Haanas next month

Gwaii Haanas will reopen Aug. 1 to people who ‘attest to a set of specific conditions’ set out by CHN

An opening letter from the Gwaii Haanas team says they will reopen on Saturday, August 1, 2020 to people who meet certain conditions set out by the Council of the Haida Nation. (Parks Canada photo)
North Beach is pictured in this Creative Commons photo. On Friday, July 3, 2020, more than $1.2 million in joint provincial-federal funding was announced for water treatment plant upgrades that will benefit residents of Masset and Old Massett. (Wikimedia Commons photo)

More than $1.2 million announced for Masset water treatment plant upgrades

Residents of Masset, Old Massett to benefit from $1,241,500 in joint provincial-federal funding

North Beach is pictured in this Creative Commons photo. On Friday, July 3, 2020, more than $1.2 million in joint provincial-federal funding was announced for water treatment plant upgrades that will benefit residents of Masset and Old Massett. (Wikimedia Commons photo)
A screenshot of a video posted to social media on Saturday, July 4, 2020 shows Queen Charlotte Lodge fishing vessels boating by local residents. The incident at sea has been described as “dangerous” by both Duffy Edgars, chief councillor for the Old Massett Village Council, and lodge president Paul Clough. (Brandon Kallio image)

Following incident at sea, fishing lodge says it will reopen despite Haida travel ban

QCL reopens July 10, says president; Haida chief councillor describes ‘dangerous’ boating encounter

A screenshot of a video posted to social media on Saturday, July 4, 2020 shows Queen Charlotte Lodge fishing vessels boating by local residents. The incident at sea has been described as “dangerous” by both Duffy Edgars, chief councillor for the Old Massett Village Council, and lodge president Paul Clough. (Brandon Kallio image)
A photograph of part of the front page of the Observer newspaper that was distributed on Thursday, July 2, 1970. (Haida Gwaii Observer file)

From the archives of the Haida Gwaii Observer

50 YEARS AGO (1970): Highways Minister Wesley Black visited the islands and…

  • Jul 6, 2020
A photograph of part of the front page of the Observer newspaper that was distributed on Thursday, July 2, 1970. (Haida Gwaii Observer file)
The Rainmakers of Haida Gwaii are pictured during a closed performance on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at Echo Bay Lodge. Though closed to the public, the Canada Day set was meant for residents to listen from “from afar or from your car.” (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)

PHOTOS: Haida Gwaii residents mark Canada Day with mini parade and more

Rainmakers also performed on Canada Day, but singer Julia Weder said she calls it ‘occupation day’

The Rainmakers of Haida Gwaii are pictured during a closed performance on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at Echo Bay Lodge. Though closed to the public, the Canada Day set was meant for residents to listen from “from afar or from your car.” (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)
A view through the trees on the Pesuta Trail in Naikoon Provincial Park. On Friday, July 3, 2020, the Council of the Haida Nation announced that some protected areas, parks and trails on Haida Gwaii were reopening for local day use. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)
A view through the trees on the Pesuta Trail in Naikoon Provincial Park. On Friday, July 3, 2020, the Council of the Haida Nation announced that some protected areas, parks and trails on Haida Gwaii were reopening for local day use. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Police vehicle outside a Pearson Road residence where a homicide is being investigated. (Angelique Houlihan photo)

Police investigate July 2 homicide in Houston

Man succumbed to injuries at Pearson Road residence

Police vehicle outside a Pearson Road residence where a homicide is being investigated. (Angelique Houlihan photo)
Heated springs in Gwaii Haanas are pictured in this submitted photo. On Thursday, July 2, 2020, the Gwaii Trust Society advertised its new Haida Gwaii Staycation Grant. (Scott Munn/Gwaii Haanas photo)

UPDATE: Gwaii Trust Society suspends ‘Staycation Grants’

Updated Haida Nation emergency measures advise against non-essential travel between communities

Heated springs in Gwaii Haanas are pictured in this submitted photo. On Thursday, July 2, 2020, the Gwaii Trust Society advertised its new Haida Gwaii Staycation Grant. (Scott Munn/Gwaii Haanas photo)
Iconic Haida Gwaii species to be included in literary field guide for ‘Cascadia’

Iconic Haida Gwaii species to be included in literary field guide for ‘Cascadia’

Experts, artists working on literary field guide with ‘kinship clusters’ for Pacific Northwest

Iconic Haida Gwaii species to be included in literary field guide for ‘Cascadia’
All six SD50 schools returned to partial in-class instruction on Thursday, June 11, 2020, per Phase 3 of the B.C. Ministry of Education K-12 Restart Plan. (Haida Gwaii Observer file)

Furniture in the gym, arrows in hallways: SD50 staff report on return to in-class instruction

All 6 schools allowed return to partial in-class learning June 11; Staff submitted reports June 18

All six SD50 schools returned to partial in-class instruction on Thursday, June 11, 2020, per Phase 3 of the B.C. Ministry of Education K-12 Restart Plan. (Haida Gwaii Observer file)