Queen Charlotte

Letter: Compassion, collaboration for the Village of Queen Charlotte

During this period of our lives, where homelessness runs rampant globally, to…

  • Aug 24, 2018

News in Brief for Aug. 24, 2018

Business still affected by Aug. 7 explosion, firefighters douse illegal fire, Q.C. updates zoning

Alexander MacDonald stands by his Hooterville home, which he fears will be seized by the province on July 31 and demolished, leaving him homeless and in debt. (Submitted)

Two Hooterville homes set for seizure

Two Haida Gwaii residents may end up homeless after province delivers trespass notice

Alexander MacDonald stands by his Hooterville home, which he fears will be seized by the province on July 31 and demolished, leaving him homeless and in debt. (Submitted)
With its proposed short-term rentals bylaw, Queen Charlotte council is trying to strike a balance between encouraging tourism and much-needed rental housing in the village. (Airbnb)

Queen Charlotte council gets feedback on regulating Airbnbs

Tofino’s ghost haunted a housing meeting about Airbnb-style rentals in Queen Charlotte…

With its proposed short-term rentals bylaw, Queen Charlotte council is trying to strike a balance between encouraging tourism and much-needed rental housing in the village. (Airbnb)
Dr. Gordon Horner and Satsan, Herb George, admire the pole before it’s raised. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

In Pictures: A monumental Hospital Day

Raising the Skidegate Inlet Healing House Pole/Sahgwii X̲aana K̲aahlii Ngaaysdll Naay GyaaG̲ang

Dr. Gordon Horner and Satsan, Herb George, admire the pole before it’s raised. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Wanted: A lasting rainbow on Causeway Street

Wanted: A lasting rainbow on Causeway Street

It’s still zebra-stripe for now, but the Village of Queen Charlotte might…

Wanted: A lasting rainbow on Causeway Street
With its proposed short-term rentals bylaw, Queen Charlotte council is trying to strike a balance between encouraging tourism and much-needed rental housing in the village. (Airbnb)

Queen Charlotte council prepares to regulate Airbnbs

Queen Charlotte council is taking a first step on the tightrope of…

With its proposed short-term rentals bylaw, Queen Charlotte council is trying to strike a balance between encouraging tourism and much-needed rental housing in the village. (Airbnb)
Mark Walsh admirers a group of tall, twisting cedars along the first section of the proposed Chief Dempsey Collinson Memorial Heritage Trail. (Haida Gwaii Observer/File photo)

Trail builders seek official support for Skidegate-Queen Charlotte plan

It’s no walk in the park. Trail builders Mark Walsh and Rémi…

Mark Walsh admirers a group of tall, twisting cedars along the first section of the proposed Chief Dempsey Collinson Memorial Heritage Trail. (Haida Gwaii Observer/File photo)
A concept plan shows the two-storey, 19-suite apartment building that is expected to be built along 2nd Avenue later this year. In fact, the street address is 135 Oceanview, but the lot does not include the gravel driveway that up from Oceanview to the older home currently on the property. (ATCO for BC Housing/Image courtesy Village of Queen Charlotte)

Province to fund social housing in Queen Charlotte

People who are homeless or at risk of homelessness will soon have…

A concept plan shows the two-storey, 19-suite apartment building that is expected to be built along 2nd Avenue later this year. In fact, the street address is 135 Oceanview, but the lot does not include the gravel driveway that up from Oceanview to the older home currently on the property. (ATCO for BC Housing/Image courtesy Village of Queen Charlotte)
At an all-islands housing forum in Queen Charlotte last month, several islanders listed affordability or homelessness as their top housing concern on Haida Gwaii. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Study highlights Queen Charlotte housing needs

A new housing report highlights lack of social and seniors housing

At an all-islands housing forum in Queen Charlotte last month, several islanders listed affordability or homelessness as their top housing concern on Haida Gwaii. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
A huge cedar tree stands above Gore Brook. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

In Pictures: Dempsey Collinson Trail begins to take shape

Mark Walsh is a trailblazer, but if he has a machete it…

A huge cedar tree stands above Gore Brook. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
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Grey touring bicycle reported stolen in Queen Charlotte

A touring bicycle was reported stolen from the driveway of Chateau Norm,…

  • Apr 26, 2018
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Crews with Pacific Industrial & Marine were welding supports last week for a new wharf at the end of the Queen Charlotte causeway. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Queen Charlotte wharf to be finished next week

Sparks were flying by Albion Fisheries last week. Welders were busy fixing…

Crews with Pacific Industrial & Marine were welding supports last week for a new wharf at the end of the Queen Charlotte causeway. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
A view of Queen Charlotte harbour (Archie Stocker Sr./Haida Gwaii Observer file photo)

Queen Charlotte council sets top 2018 priorities

Sewage treatment, bicycle racks, bear-proof bins and stairs to the beach by…

A view of Queen Charlotte harbour (Archie Stocker Sr./Haida Gwaii Observer file photo)
A 2016 map from the Village of Queen Charlotte’s first roads network assessment since incorporation shows paved roads outlined in yellow, gravel roads in pink, culverts in green, and watercourses in light blue. (Village of Queen Charlotte/McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd.)

Better Queen Charlotte streets are down the road

Federal gas-tax grant of $4 million will improve village roads and trails

A 2016 map from the Village of Queen Charlotte’s first roads network assessment since incorporation shows paved roads outlined in yellow, gravel roads in pink, culverts in green, and watercourses in light blue. (Village of Queen Charlotte/McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd.)
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Queen Charlotte to host all-islands forum on housing issues

Forum set for April 7 at the Q.C. Community Hall

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The people spoke and the “no” votes had it by a long shot — Queen Charlotte residents voted 322 to 21 against the purchase of a 78-acre lot at 4603 Martynuik Road for a sewage treatment plant and housing development in the Feb. 24 referendum. (Ruth Wheadon/Vote No February 24)

Q.C. voters reject hillside site for sewage treatment plant

“No” votes win village referendum on sewage treatment property by a huge margin: 322 to 21.

The people spoke and the “no” votes had it by a long shot — Queen Charlotte residents voted 322 to 21 against the purchase of a 78-acre lot at 4603 Martynuik Road for a sewage treatment plant and housing development in the Feb. 24 referendum. (Ruth Wheadon/Vote No February 24)
A view of Queen Charlotte harbour (Archie Stocker Sr./Haida Gwaii Observer file photo)

Everyone counts in Queen Charlotte

Queen Charlotte’s census population bumped up by 32 after Statistics Canada review

A view of Queen Charlotte harbour (Archie Stocker Sr./Haida Gwaii Observer file photo)
An orca spouts in the waters south of Queen Charlotte. Village residents will vote in a Feb. 24 referendum on whether to purchase sloping, 78-acre property east of the village for a sewage treatment plant and housing development. Queen Charlotte is the only village on Haida Gwaii that still pumps untreated sewage into the ocean. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Queen Charlotte voters test sewage plan ahead of Feb. 24 referendum

Comparing Martynuik Road site and Skidegate tie-in a key issue at council Q & A

An orca spouts in the waters south of Queen Charlotte. Village residents will vote in a Feb. 24 referendum on whether to purchase sloping, 78-acre property east of the village for a sewage treatment plant and housing development. Queen Charlotte is the only village on Haida Gwaii that still pumps untreated sewage into the ocean. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
No one was hurt, but few things survived the fire that burned down John Gerz’ home in Queen Charlotte on Jan. 15. Starting with a small building with a washroom and kitchen, they are looking to rebuild with help from the community where Gerz has made his home since 1974. (Submitted)

Father and son rebuild after fire in Queen Charlotte

John Gerz is extra grateful for Queen Charlotte firefighters. Not only did…

  • Feb 13, 2018
No one was hurt, but few things survived the fire that burned down John Gerz’ home in Queen Charlotte on Jan. 15. Starting with a small building with a washroom and kitchen, they are looking to rebuild with help from the community where Gerz has made his home since 1974. (Submitted)