Sandhill Crane at Masset Wildlife refuge. (Photo Archie Stocker Sr.)

A week of Haida Gwaii in photos

A snapshot of Haida Gwaii community briefs: From Skidegate Co-op construction to welcoming wildlife

Along Raven Rd. in Old Massett, power poles sport an eagle perch to give the majestic birds a safe resting place, after some electrocutions took place in the past. (Photo Archie Stocker Sr.)

READ MORE: Rehabilitated juvenile eagle released in Old Massett

The parking lot at the new Skidegate Co-op store is getting levelled out. The store is set to open in a couple of months. (Archie Stocker Sr.)

READ MORE: Construction underway on new Skidegate Co-op

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Rev. Lily Bell organized a ceremony welcoming back the salmon at the Yakoun River just south of Port Clements. About a dozen Haida women and children took part in the ceremony. Rev. Bell, who has organized the annual event for several years now, praised Saalaanas for the return of the salmon which sustained the people for many generations, and drummed and sang with Erika Stocker. (Photos Archie Stocker Sr.)

READ MORE: First Nations communities celebrate arrival of salmon in Prince Rupert

Construction crews working on the road between Port Clements and Tlell for erosion protection. (Photo Archie Stocker Sr.)

A snapshot of Masset Market, displaying a wide range of home gardening veggies, local arts and crafts, and souvenirs for the visitors. The market is open Friday morning from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Photo Archie Stocker Sr.)

Sandhill Crane at Masset Wildlife refuge. (Photo Archie Stocker Sr.)

READ MORE: On the Wing: Night migration and crane colours

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