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The Village of Masset has completed Community Housing Needs Report, dated July 2020. (Village of Masset Facebook photo)

Masset completes Community Housing Needs Report

Single person families, retired people not well served by current housing stock

 

City Centre Stores in Queen Charlotte temporarily shut down in-store grocery shopping during the same week that a community outbreak of COVID-19 was declared on the islands. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)

COVID-19: Haida Gwaii grocery stores tighten restrictions

Some in-store grocery shopping shuts down following confirmation of community outbreak

 

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

 

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)
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)
After months of closed meetings, the Village of Masset is working to provide call-in information so that members of the public and media can access the next regular council meeting on Monday, July 13, 2020. (Village of Masset Facebook photo)

Village of Masset working to provide call-in information for council meetings

Members of the public, media have not had access to Masset council meetings for months

After months of closed meetings, the Village of Masset is working to provide call-in information so that members of the public and media can access the next regular council meeting on Monday, July 13, 2020. (Village of Masset Facebook photo)
A view of the Queen Charlotte Lodge. On Wednesday, June 24, 2020, Queen Charlotte Lodge Vice President of Sales Brian Clive said the Naden Harbour fishing resort will not start doing business this summer without the support of the community. (Queen Charlotte Lodge/Instagram photo)

Queen Charlotte Lodge confirms it will not welcome guests without support of community

‘We are not starting until we are welcome in the community,’ says Brian Clive, VP of sales for QCL

A view of the Queen Charlotte Lodge. On Wednesday, June 24, 2020, Queen Charlotte Lodge Vice President of Sales Brian Clive said the Naden Harbour fishing resort will not start doing business this summer without the support of the community. (Queen Charlotte Lodge/Instagram photo)
FILE - Steve Querengesser, who is on the Haida Gwaii Teachers Association executive, is pictured filming people who participated in the Black Lives Matter solidarity protest on June 14, 2020 in Daajing Giids. An anti-racism event called “Yahk’ii,” which means “truth” in Haida, was planned for Saturday, July 11, 2020, but has been postponed. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer file)

UPDATE: Masset anti-racism rally postponed

The Yahk’ii event, which means ‘truth’ in Haida, will be rescheduled at a later date

FILE - Steve Querengesser, who is on the Haida Gwaii Teachers Association executive, is pictured filming people who participated in the Black Lives Matter solidarity protest on June 14, 2020 in Daajing Giids. An anti-racism event called “Yahk’ii,” which means “truth” in Haida, was planned for Saturday, July 11, 2020, but has been postponed. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer file)
Kittens surrendered to the Gwaii Animal Helpline are pictured in this submitted photo. (Leila Riddall/Submitted photo)

‘Increasingly centralized approach’ leads Haida Gwaii SPCA council members to resign

Former BC SPCA members say proposals currently under consultation do not favour small communities

Kittens surrendered to the Gwaii Animal Helpline are pictured in this submitted photo. (Leila Riddall/Submitted photo)
FILE - An Air North Boeing 737 jet makes its first landing of the 2019 season at Masset’s airport. At the regular meeting on Monday, May 25, 2020, the Village of Masset council authorized the chief administrative officer to execute an Agreement for Runway Lighting Rehabilitation, with a maximum contribution of $1,201,163 from Transport Canada. (Archie Stocker Sr. / Haida Gwaii Observer)

Transport Canada approves more than $1 million for Masset Airport runway lighting

Agreement for Runway Lighting Rehabilitation approved through Airports Capital Assistance Program

FILE - An Air North Boeing 737 jet makes its first landing of the 2019 season at Masset’s airport. At the regular meeting on Monday, May 25, 2020, the Village of Masset council authorized the chief administrative officer to execute an Agreement for Runway Lighting Rehabilitation, with a maximum contribution of $1,201,163 from Transport Canada. (Archie Stocker Sr. / Haida Gwaii Observer)
Masset RCMP ask for public’s help finding man wanted for aggravated assault

Masset RCMP ask for public’s help finding man wanted for aggravated assault

Residents with any information about Jonathan Troy Racette are asked to call police

Masset RCMP ask for public’s help finding man wanted for aggravated assault
Masset resident Kyla Mitchell and her two children, Isaac (left) and Wren Binnema, are pictured collecting items from the new Vancouver Island Regional Library “takeout service,” which was launched on Friday, June 5, 2020. Mitchell told the Observer she was excited to collect the items, which she had requested from the Masset branch months ago, before it was closed due to COVID-19. (Etchi Virl/Facebook photo)

Haida Gwaii libraries launch new ‘takeout’ curbside pickup service

As of June 5, cardholders can once again access physical copies of books, DVDs and more

Masset resident Kyla Mitchell and her two children, Isaac (left) and Wren Binnema, are pictured collecting items from the new Vancouver Island Regional Library “takeout service,” which was launched on Friday, June 5, 2020. Mitchell told the Observer she was excited to collect the items, which she had requested from the Masset branch months ago, before it was closed due to COVID-19. (Etchi Virl/Facebook photo)
FILE - A female sockeye salmon heads upstream towards Klushu Lake in southern Yukon. On Friday, May 15, 2020, the Council of the Haida Nation announced the Yakoun, Ain and Awun rivers that flow into Masset Inlet will not open to traditional sockeye fishing in 2020. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News photo)

Rivers flowing into Masset Inlet will not open to traditional sockeye fishing in 2020: CHN

Yakoun, Ain, Awun rivers closed due to low escapement numbers, stress from Dinan Bay diesel spill

FILE - A female sockeye salmon heads upstream towards Klushu Lake in southern Yukon. On Friday, May 15, 2020, the Council of the Haida Nation announced the Yakoun, Ain and Awun rivers that flow into Masset Inlet will not open to traditional sockeye fishing in 2020. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News photo)
FILE - A fog bank rolls into Queen Charlotte on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Haida Gwaii broke two temperature records on Mother’s Day weekend 2020. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)

‘A true treat for moms’: Haida Gwaii breaks two temperature records on Mother’s Day weekend

Environment and Climate Change Canada meteorologist says forecast for May long weekend not as sunny

FILE - A fog bank rolls into Queen Charlotte on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Haida Gwaii broke two temperature records on Mother’s Day weekend 2020. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)
The Masset Volunteer Fire Department was called to a residential brush fire around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2020. (Chris Ashurst/Submitted photo)

‘Out of control’ brush fire prompts reminder from Masset fire chief

Department called to residential brush fire on May 9; fire prohibitions came into effect April 16

The Masset Volunteer Fire Department was called to a residential brush fire around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2020. (Chris Ashurst/Submitted photo)
The Council of the Haida Nation hosted a virtual town hall on Sunday, May 3, 2020, with Indigenous and municipal leaders from Haida Gwaii as well as the north and central coasts discussing continuing COVID-19 travel restrictions. (Zoom screengrab)

‘Our United Coast’: Haida Nation hosts virtual COVID-19 travel restriction town hall

Indigenous, municipal leaders discussed travel restrictions on Haida Gwaii, north and central coasts

The Council of the Haida Nation hosted a virtual town hall on Sunday, May 3, 2020, with Indigenous and municipal leaders from Haida Gwaii as well as the north and central coasts discussing continuing COVID-19 travel restrictions. (Zoom screengrab)
Banding together: Haida Gwaii nurse crafts headbands to save sore ears from mask straps

Banding together: Haida Gwaii nurse crafts headbands to save sore ears from mask straps

Kaila Radan making headbands with buttons to take pressure off ears of masked hospital staff

Banding together: Haida Gwaii nurse crafts headbands to save sore ears from mask straps
Queen Charlotte Farmers Market vendor Deborah Rowe used gloves and Lysol wipes, and asked that only one customer visit her booth at a time at the market on Saturday, April 4, 2020. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Queen Charlotte Farmers Market vendor Deborah Rowe used gloves and Lysol wipes, and asked that only one customer visit her booth at a time at the market on Saturday, April 4, 2020. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Masset RCMP executed a search warrant on Friday, March, 13, 2020, in response to complaints of suspicious activity at a residence located in Old Massett Village. (Masset RCMP photo)

Masset RCMP seize ‘substantial’ amount of guns, cash in Friday the 13th drug bust

Officers executed search warrant on March 13 at ‘suspicious’ Old Massett Village residence

Masset RCMP executed a search warrant on Friday, March, 13, 2020, in response to complaints of suspicious activity at a residence located in Old Massett Village. (Masset RCMP photo)
The Village of Masset announced on March 22, 2020 that residential recycle collection bins in Port Clements, Tlell, Sandspit, Masset, Old Massett and Skidegate will be closed until further notice due to COVID-19. (Pexels photo)

Residential recycle bins closed until further notice: Village of Masset

COVID-19 service update encourages residents ‘to hold on to their recyclable materials’

The Village of Masset announced on March 22, 2020 that residential recycle collection bins in Port Clements, Tlell, Sandspit, Masset, Old Massett and Skidegate will be closed until further notice due to COVID-19. (Pexels photo)