Port Clements

From left to right, Harmonie Blais of the B.C. Ambulance Service, Tina Ooishi of Canada Post, and Port Clements Fire Chief Craig Beachy show display copies of two new Emergency Responders stamps that Canada post recently unveiled to honour paramedics and firefighters. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Port post office delivers a thank-you to first responders

Commemerative stamps honour firefighters, police, SAR teams, paramedics, and armed forces

From left to right, Harmonie Blais of the B.C. Ambulance Service, Tina Ooishi of Canada Post, and Port Clements Fire Chief Craig Beachy show display copies of two new Emergency Responders stamps that Canada post recently unveiled to honour paramedics and firefighters. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Knitters and crocheters at the Port Clements Library meet on Wednesday, Nov. 11 to work on some of the 50 rainbow blankets that will yarn-bomb Port Clements Canada Days next year. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Rainbow yarnbombers recruit knitters, crocheters for top-secret campaign

Rainbows shone in the Port Clements library last night. Local knitters and…

Knitters and crocheters at the Port Clements Library meet on Wednesday, Nov. 11 to work on some of the 50 rainbow blankets that will yarn-bomb Port Clements Canada Days next year. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
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Outgoing Port council asked to apologize

Port Clements’ outgoing mayor and council were asked to apologize to village…

(Haida Gwaii Observer/File photo)
Odds ‘n Sods: Scaring up costumes and a quicker council

Odds ‘n Sods: Scaring up costumes and a quicker council

By Elaine Nyeholt Spooky Halloween season is upon us once again. It…

  • Oct 24, 2018
Odds ‘n Sods: Scaring up costumes and a quicker council
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News in Brief for Oct. 5, 2018

Gwaii Trust appoints director for Graham Island Central, and school enrollment falls below 500

  • Oct 5, 2018
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Lions Club pride to shine at 50th anniversary

Masset Haida Lions to host free BBQ lunch at Howard Phillips Community Hall on Saturday

(Haida Gwaii Observer/File photo)
Free fibre-optic internet connections starting soon

Free fibre-optic internet connections starting soon

Gwaii Communications to link up 341 homes in six communities

Free fibre-optic internet connections starting soon
Telus to offer cell service in Port Clements this spring

Telus to offer cell service in Port Clements this spring

“We’ll be connected to the world,” says Mayor Urs Thomas. “We’re actually now up to the 1990s.”

Telus to offer cell service in Port Clements this spring
From left to right are Junior NBA coaches Ethan Edgars and Simon Jones-Wesley together with organizers Constable Mike Hull and David Lomax of Haida Gwaii Rec. With lowered hoops and smaller balls for five to seven-year-olds, the Junior NBA program runs for 12 Sundays at the Howard Phillips Community Hall starting Sept. 23. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Tip-off time for Junior NBA

Masset community coaches to run weekly basketball program for five- to seven-year-olds

From left to right are Junior NBA coaches Ethan Edgars and Simon Jones-Wesley together with organizers Constable Mike Hull and David Lomax of Haida Gwaii Rec. With lowered hoops and smaller balls for five to seven-year-olds, the Junior NBA program runs for 12 Sundays at the Howard Phillips Community Hall starting Sept. 23. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Telus has applied to build a 30-metre tower for wireless voice and data services across the road from the Port Clements Multiplex. (Pexels.com photo)

Telus aims to build cellphone tower in Port Clements

Thirty-metre tower would provide full voice and wireless data to Port

Telus has applied to build a 30-metre tower for wireless voice and data services across the road from the Port Clements Multiplex. (Pexels.com photo)
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Bailey elected Gwaii Trust director for Graham Island Central

Voters in Port Clements and Tlell choose Maureen Bailey for director of Graham Island Central

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Sergeant Kevin Smith is the new detachment commander for the Masset RCMP. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Warm welcome for new Masset RCMP sergeant

Sergeant Kevin Smith credits ongoing efforts to build ties beyond day-to-day policing

Sergeant Kevin Smith is the new detachment commander for the Masset RCMP. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
In Pictures: Mary Poppins soars in Masset

In Pictures: Mary Poppins soars in Masset

Masset Musical Theatre camp stages Mary Poppins musical full of kites, penguins, and chimney sweeps

In Pictures: Mary Poppins soars in Masset
New this year was a 6.5 km fun run from the Port Clements Museum along the community trail. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

In Pictures: 2018 Canada Days in Port Clements

Port rings in Canada’s 151st with three days of fun in the sun

New this year was a 6.5 km fun run from the Port Clements Museum along the community trail. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
The Haida Gwaii Land Protectors and supporters head out to a blockade at Collison Point / St’alaa Kun on April 18. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Husby wins injunction against protestors at Collison Point / St’alaa Kun

Husby Forest Products has won a court injunction against a logging protest…

The Haida Gwaii Land Protectors and supporters head out to a blockade at Collison Point / St’alaa Kun on April 18. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
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Port Clements is running out of time: mayor

Village calls for temporary truce to stop more logging layoffs

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The remaining trunk of the Golden Spruce barely hangs over the Yakoun River after the top 20 or 30 feet disappeared in December, likely swept away by high water. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Fallen Golden Spruce sheds its top

Joan Hein noticed something amiss when she walked the Golden Spruce trail…

The remaining trunk of the Golden Spruce barely hangs over the Yakoun River after the top 20 or 30 feet disappeared in December, likely swept away by high water. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
A sign posted by the Council of the Haida Nation along Nadu Road says no logging can go ahead in the area without its written permission or licence issued. (File photo/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Port loggers fear more layoffs ahead

Local loggers who rely on BC Timber Sales say they are running…

A sign posted by the Council of the Haida Nation along Nadu Road says no logging can go ahead in the area without its written permission or licence issued. (File photo/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Students to get free laptops, run with care

Students to get free laptops, run with care

Students at Tahayghen and Port Clements Elementary chose for Kids, Cops & Computers program

Students to get free laptops, run with care
It’s scenic, but a long walk down Rainbow Wharf for a single-bar cell signal that is only there when the weather’s right. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Port council makes another call for cell-phone service

“It’s 2018, you know?” says Mayor Urs Thomas.

It’s scenic, but a long walk down Rainbow Wharf for a single-bar cell signal that is only there when the weather’s right. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)