GwaiiTel annual meeting next week

  • Nov. 26, 2012 7:00 a.m.

GwaiiTel, the non-profit, community-owned society that brings broadband internet service to the islands, will hold its annual general meeting this coming Tuesday (Dec. 4) in Port Clements.The meeting is open to the public and administrator Paul Daniell said it will likely be of interest to anyone who wants to know more about the amount of bandwidth available here and how the society is planning to provide more.Bandwidth usage on the islands continues to rise and although GwaiiTel has made more capacity available, islanders are consuming all of it and need more, Mr. Daniell said.The society has been working to build a new radio link between Haida Gwaii and the mainland that should provide more capacity, he said, although the project has run into a few challenges.”That’s pretty much our entire focus right now,” Mr. Daniell said. “We’ll explain that situation for everybody, what the current status is and the implications.”The meeting will be held in the Port Clements council chambers on Dec. 4, starting at 1 pm.

Just Posted

Wind warning in effect for Haida Gwaii on Wednesday

Environment Canada is forecasting the first significant southeaster of the season

Ørsted drops partnership with NaiKun Wind Energy

A planned partnership between NaiKun Wind Energy and Ørsted is over. In… Continue reading

Election results for Haida Gwaii

Latest results for Haida Gwaii’s civic and school board elections

Crews refloat HaiCo fishing lodge

One month after breaking free from its mooring and grounding on Lina… Continue reading

“Your neighbour has your back”

First responders from Q.C., Skidegate honoured at community dinner

‘She’s charging. Oh God’: Mama grizzly runs at B.C. man armed with shotgun

People online were quick to question – and defend – a man’s decision to shoot a grizzly bear charging him on a Bella Coola front yard

Canada announces $20M fund for women entrepreneurs

New federal program will provide up to $100,000 for female business owners to grow their operations

Vancouver Island man claims falling ice smashed his truck windshield

Man discovered volleyball-sized chunk ice on his truck Saturday, near Nanaimo, B.C.

B.C. vegan butcher to appear on Dragons’ Den

Victoria’s Very Good Butchers will star in Nov. 29 episode

Fast ferries from B.C. spotted in Egypt

Controversial aluminum BC Ferries vessels ’big white elephants covered in dust,’ eyewitness says

Canadian troops, families take shelter in hotel after Florida hurricane

Most of the Canadians were evacuated from the military base before Hurricane Michael

B.C. jury trial hears police-sting audio of man accused of killing girl, 12

Garry Handlen has pleaded not guilty to the first-degree murder of Monica Jack on May 6, 1978.

5 tips to keep trick-or-treaters safe this Halloween

BC Children’s Hospital has a few suggestions to keep Oct. 31 fun

B.C. man gets seven years in prison for baseball-bat attack on Kamloops teen

Kamloops man who beat Jessie Simpson into a coma has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault. He was originally charged with attempted murder and assault with a weapon.

Most Read