Queen Charlotte

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Haida Gwaii to join rural paramedics pilot project

A new kind of paramedic may soon be working in Haida Gwaii.…

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A map shows the proposed location of a sewage treatment plant for Queen Charlotte at 4603 Martynuik Road. Village residents and property owners will vote Feb. 24 in a referendum on whether or not the village should buy the $625,000, 78-acre property, which is large enough that the village could subdivide it and sell lots for housing developments. (Village of Queen Charlotte)

Opus sizes up proposed site for Queen Charlotte sewage plant

Engineers take preliminary look at proposed treatment plant site ahead of Feb. 24 referendum

A map shows the proposed location of a sewage treatment plant for Queen Charlotte at 4603 Martynuik Road. Village residents and property owners will vote Feb. 24 in a referendum on whether or not the village should buy the $625,000, 78-acre property, which is large enough that the village could subdivide it and sell lots for housing developments. (Village of Queen Charlotte)

Letter: Sewer treatment property purchase referendum vs. common sense

Editor: A Skidegate Landing neighbourhood meeting to discuss the upcoming sewer treatment…

  • Jan 25, 2018
Michael Brown sits at his carving table, which looked out onto Bearskin Bay. Shortly after he died, someone burned Brown’s cabin to the ground. (Submitted)

Friends of the late Michael Brown hope for answers in arson case

Friends of the late Michael Brown are missing a man they knew…

Michael Brown sits at his carving table, which looked out onto Bearskin Bay. Shortly after he died, someone burned Brown’s cabin to the ground. (Submitted)
From left to right are junior volunteers Caden Ives, Emma Mitchell, Isabella Perry, Crystal Murphy, Isabelle Romas, Noel Strombom, and Kenny Brillon. (Submitted)

New hospital recruits more junior volunteers

Ten students from GidGalang Kuuyas Naay are volunteering at the Haida Gwaii Hospital/Ngaaysdll Naay.

From left to right are junior volunteers Caden Ives, Emma Mitchell, Isabella Perry, Crystal Murphy, Isabelle Romas, Noel Strombom, and Kenny Brillon. (Submitted)
Masset Harbour Day will make a comeback on Saturday, May 19. It’s a beary good time. (Haida Gwaii Observer/File photo)

News in Brief — Dec. 8, 2017

Harbour Day 2.0 Masset’s Harbour Day is making a comeback, and moving…

Masset Harbour Day will make a comeback on Saturday, May 19. It’s a beary good time. (Haida Gwaii Observer/File photo)
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Student clubs get a boost after islands’ first fentanyl scare

After the first fentanyl overdose on Haida Gwaii, south-end parent and community…

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A map detail from a 2010 engineering study that looked at four places to build a Queen Charlotte sewage treatment plant shows Option 3, Skidegate Landing West, as an area near sea level and close to Haida Point.                                However, the property that the Village of Queen Charlotte is now proposing to buy for a sewage treatment plant is District Lot 18 (marked “DL 18” on the map), which is closer to the village but at a much higher elevation than the area of Skidegate Landing West considered in the study. (Map detail from 2010 study by Opus DaytonKnight Consultants, Ltd.)

Letter: Sewage study never considered District Lot 18

Editor: This letter is for the residents of the Village of Queen…

  • Dec 1, 2017
A map detail from a 2010 engineering study that looked at four places to build a Queen Charlotte sewage treatment plant shows Option 3, Skidegate Landing West, as an area near sea level and close to Haida Point.                                However, the property that the Village of Queen Charlotte is now proposing to buy for a sewage treatment plant is District Lot 18 (marked “DL 18” on the map), which is closer to the village but at a much higher elevation than the area of Skidegate Landing West considered in the study. (Map detail from 2010 study by Opus DaytonKnight Consultants, Ltd.)
Shining through morning fog, one of BC Hydro’s new LED streetlights lights up the corner of Burgess and Christie in Masset. BC Hydro recently installed 26 of the energy-efficient streetlights in Masset, Port Clements, Skidegate, and Queen Charlotte as part of a year-long pilot.                                 (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

LED streetlights shine at last

BC Hydro is doing a year-long test of LED streetlights at over two dozen locations in Haida Gwaii

Shining through morning fog, one of BC Hydro’s new LED streetlights lights up the corner of Burgess and Christie in Masset. BC Hydro recently installed 26 of the energy-efficient streetlights in Masset, Port Clements, Skidegate, and Queen Charlotte as part of a year-long pilot.                                 (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Damaged Telus line leaves south-end hospital, customers without phone or internet

Damaged Telus line leaves south-end hospital, customers without phone or internet

Repairs not expected to be fully finished until early Sunday morning

Damaged Telus line leaves south-end hospital, customers without phone or internet

Letter: Congratulations to Devin and Alan

Editor: Writing on the eve of the first election for the Village…

Questions swirl around Q.C. sewage plans

Questions swirl around Q.C. sewage plans

Council to host town-hall meeting this Thursday about the proposed sewage treatment plan

Questions swirl around Q.C. sewage plans
A view of Queen Charlotte harbour (Archie Stocker Sr./Haida Gwaii Observer file photo)

Queen Charlotte set for first election contest since 2011

Candidates Alan Moore and Devin Rachar to join a friendly debate Thursday night at Junebug Café

A view of Queen Charlotte harbour (Archie Stocker Sr./Haida Gwaii Observer file photo)

Arson suspected in Queen Charlotte cabin fire

Police are investigating a suspicious fire that destroyed a small wood cabin…

Letter to the Editor: Hill site is the wrong spot for sewage plant

The Queen Charlotte council has decided on a high hill site for…

Queen Charlotte council warns of housing shortage

Rent will soar from $350 to $900 next month for some people…

Searching for a place to grow QC children’s programs

Where can 17 preschoolers and their parents meet in Queen Charlotte and…

A map shows a rough outline of where the proposed Dempsey Collinson Memorial Trail might go. (Image courtesy Mark Walsh, Remi Gauthier)

Pitching a plateau trail between Skidegate and Queen Charlotte

Taking the “high way” between Skidegate and Queen Charlotte may never be…

A map shows a rough outline of where the proposed Dempsey Collinson Memorial Trail might go. (Image courtesy Mark Walsh, Remi Gauthier)
A map shows the proposed location of a sewage treatment plant for Queen Charlotte at 4603 Martynuik Road. Village residents and property owners will vote Feb. 24 in a referendum on whether or not the village should buy the $625,000, 78-acre property, which is large enough to be subdivided and partly sold for housing developments. (Village of Queen Charlotte)

Queen Charlotte to vote on future sewage treatment site

Village voters will decide in February whether to borrow $625,000 for a future plant site.

A map shows the proposed location of a sewage treatment plant for Queen Charlotte at 4603 Martynuik Road. Village residents and property owners will vote Feb. 24 in a referendum on whether or not the village should buy the $625,000, 78-acre property, which is large enough to be subdivided and partly sold for housing developments. (Village of Queen Charlotte)

New Queen Charlotte fish plant in the works

Albion Fisheries will soon move to a new seafood-processing plant at the end of the QC causeway.