Sandspit

The restaurant at the Sandspit Inn (pictured) was open for one final time on Sunday, June 28, 2020. (Sandspit Community Society photo)

‘Good times that will be no more’: Sandspit Inn shutters its doors

Transport Canada review will ‘determine the best management approach’

 

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

 

In a letter dated Tuesday, June 2, 2020, the Sandspit Volunteer Fire Department disclosed to residents that it had accidentally sent a wire transfer of almost $100,000 to fraudsters in May. The funds were intended for the purchase of a used fire truck and the department is unsure if they can be recovered. (Pixabay photo)

Sandspit fire department sends almost $100K to fraudster for used fire truck

RCMP, Northern Savings Credit Union working to recover funds, but ‘unsure if that will be possible’

 

A Lewis’s moonsnail is pictured in the Sandspit surf. Marine Education and Research Society biologist and educator Jackie Hildering took to social media on Sunday, June 7, 2020 to warn people not to move moonsnail collars. (Jackie Hildering/Submitted photo)

‘Marine detective’ educates against moving moonsnail collars also found on Haida Gwaii

Jackie Hildering says ‘sand-mucus matrix’ houses thousands of eggs, should not be touched

A Lewis’s moonsnail is pictured in the Sandspit surf. Marine Education and Research Society biologist and educator Jackie Hildering took to social media on Sunday, June 7, 2020 to warn people not to move moonsnail collars. (Jackie Hildering/Submitted photo)
FILE - The Sandspit Airport is pictured in 2008. North Coast Regional District Area E Director Evan Putterill took to social media on Thursday, June 4, 2020 to call for a clearly communicated plan to ease Haida Gwaii’s COVID-19 travel restrictions. (Wikimedia Commons photo)

Sandspit director calls for clear plan to ease Haida Gwaii’s COVID-19 travel restrictions

Evan Putterill advocating for Haida Gwaii to follow Restart B.C. plan with 3 to 4-week travel buffer

FILE - The Sandspit Airport is pictured in 2008. North Coast Regional District Area E Director Evan Putterill took to social media on Thursday, June 4, 2020 to call for a clearly communicated plan to ease Haida Gwaii’s COVID-19 travel restrictions. (Wikimedia Commons 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 Skidegate Band Council Emergency Operations Centre provided an update on Friday, April 24, 2020 that said the part-time Sandspit resident who may have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 had remained symptom-free for two weeks and left the island. (Wikimedia Commons photo)

‘Symptom-free two weeks’: Skidegate EOC lifts warning about Sandspit COVID-19 exposure

Emergency Operations Centre update says individual has been symptom-free for two weeks

The Skidegate Band Council Emergency Operations Centre provided an update on Friday, April 24, 2020 that said the part-time Sandspit resident who may have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 had remained symptom-free for two weeks and left the island. (Wikimedia Commons photo)
The Skidegate Band Council Emergency Operations Centre posted a notice on Sunday, April 12, 2020 that a part-time Sandspit resident has been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. (Wikimedia Commons photo)

Skidegate Band Council warns of COVID-19 exposure in Sandspit

EOC says part-time Sandspit resident exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19

The Skidegate Band Council Emergency Operations Centre posted a notice on Sunday, April 12, 2020 that a part-time Sandspit resident has been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. (Wikimedia Commons photo)
The only ones enjoying this arctic weather are these children who took advantage of the slight snow cover to ride the hills around Masset and Old Massett. (Archie Stocker Sr. / Haida Gwaii Observer)

Power saving measures in effect on Haida Gwaii

B.C. Hydro asks residents to conserve electricity to avoid outages during cold weather

The only ones enjoying this arctic weather are these children who took advantage of the slight snow cover to ride the hills around Masset and Old Massett. (Archie Stocker Sr. / Haida Gwaii Observer)
(Shannon Lough photo)

NCRD Briefs: Haida Gwaii

Board looking to get Towhill’s communications problems under control

(Shannon Lough photo)
The Kwuna ferry leaves a fog bank. (Archie Stocker Sr. / Haida Gwaii Observer)

Haida Gwaii still topping NCRD agenda

Kwuna vessel, Kun⨱alas Heritage Site/Conservancy, addressing bylaws and more focus of the meeting

The Kwuna ferry leaves a fog bank. (Archie Stocker Sr. / Haida Gwaii Observer)
Scout Skibidee sits at a table full of wild-crafted remedies and treats at the second annual Sandspit Wild Harvest Festival in 2016. (File photo)

NCRD Board turns attention to Haida Gwaii

Fishing concerns, recreation commission, and Sandspit festival all receive focus

Scout Skibidee sits at a table full of wild-crafted remedies and treats at the second annual Sandspit Wild Harvest Festival in 2016. (File photo)
The whole school marched hand-in-hand to start off the night, with students’ artwork displayed around the gym. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

In Pictures: Happy Haida Gwaii holidays

Holiday spirit shone all over Haida Gwaii in the lead-up to Christmas,…

The whole school marched hand-in-hand to start off the night, with students’ artwork displayed around the gym. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
(KOMUnews/Flickr)

Libraries to end overdue fines for kids books in 2019

VIRL’s 2019 budget also includes $1.5 million for new Haida Gwaii branches

(KOMUnews/Flickr)
Teacher Behn Cohrane introduces Evan Putterill and Ellen Foster, who are running to represent Sandspit and Moresby Island at the North Coast Regional District, during an Oct. 9 all-candidates forum at the Sandspit Inn. Bill Beldessi, who is running for re-election, was unable to attend. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Sandspit candidates focus on ferries, housing, and emergency plans

It may be first, but restoring Kwuna ferry sailings isn’t the only…

Teacher Behn Cohrane introduces Evan Putterill and Ellen Foster, who are running to represent Sandspit and Moresby Island at the North Coast Regional District, during an Oct. 9 all-candidates forum at the Sandspit Inn. Bill Beldessi, who is running for re-election, was unable to attend. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
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
(File photo/Haida Gwaii Observer)

B.C. premier, ministers hear calls for more Kwuna sailings

Premier John Horgan heard it, and so did B.C. Finance Minister Carole…

(File photo/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Opinion: We need your help

Sandspit residents call for restored evening sailings on the Kwuna ferry route

  • Aug 24, 2018
In Pictures: Sandspit shows its chops at 2018 Loggers Sports Day

In Pictures: Sandspit shows its chops at 2018 Loggers Sports Day

Hot competition at the 54th annual Loggers Sports Day in Sandspit

In Pictures: Sandspit shows its chops at 2018 Loggers Sports Day
An elephant seal moulting along the spit in Sandspit. (Carita Bergman/Submitted)

Elephant seal in Sandspit needs its moulting room

Beachgoers in Sandspit are being asked to let a moulting elephant seal…

An elephant seal moulting along the spit in Sandspit. (Carita Bergman/Submitted)