Skidegate

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

 

Billy Yovanovich, chief councillor for the Skidegate Band Council, is pictured along with Arrielle Yovanovich-Allick at the first-ever Salmonberry Picking Contest on Sunday, June 28, 2020. (Billy Yovanovich/Submitted photo)

Skidegate band members donate 400 pounds of salmonberries

More than 45 band members participated in first-ever Salmonberry Picking Contest on June 28

 

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

 

Toronto-based Haida artist Kristi Lane Sinclair has been working on a Gaag.iid art doc for years, a passion project she says she is almost ready to release. (Kristi Lane Sinclair/Submitted photo)

Kristi Lane Sinclair art doc ‘taking a different stance’ on the Gaag.iid

Toronto-based Haida artist hopes to start editing passion project on the fabled ‘wild man’ next month

Toronto-based Haida artist Kristi Lane Sinclair has been working on a Gaag.iid art doc for years, a passion project she says she is almost ready to release. (Kristi Lane Sinclair/Submitted photo)
Aria Pryce holds up the creative blue cupcakes she baked for the first-ever Hiit’aG̲an.iina K̲uuyas Naay Skidegate Youth Centre COVID-19 cupcake contest, which delivered baking kits to families on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. (Hiit’aG̲an.iina K̲uuyas Naay/Skidegate Youth Centre photo)

PHOTOS: Skidegate teens get creative with COVID-19 cupcake contest

Teens dreamed up cupcake themes like berry-picking, canoeing, Minions and more

Aria Pryce holds up the creative blue cupcakes she baked for the first-ever Hiit’aG̲an.iina K̲uuyas Naay Skidegate Youth Centre COVID-19 cupcake contest, which delivered baking kits to families on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. (Hiit’aG̲an.iina K̲uuyas Naay/Skidegate Youth Centre photo)
FILE - A ferry pulls up to the Skidegate Landing terminal. BC Ferries is again adjusting the schedule on the Alliford Bay to Skidegate route, this time effective Friday, June 19, 2020. (Haida Gwaii Observer file photo)

Province steps in to prevent dropped sailings between Alliford Bay, Skidegate

B.C. government announces $180,000 in new funding for BC Ferries to continue service

FILE - A ferry pulls up to the Skidegate Landing terminal. BC Ferries is again adjusting the schedule on the Alliford Bay to Skidegate route, this time effective Friday, June 19, 2020. (Haida Gwaii Observer file photo)
Skidegate Band Council chief councillor Billy Yovanovich and deputy chief councillor Trent Moraes help unload fish catch at the George Brown Rec Centre during Food Gathering Fest 2020, which was held on Saturday, June 13. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)

VIDEO: Inaugural Skidegate Food Gathering Fest reels in 365 donated salmon

Participants in the first fishing fest donated enough spring salmon for every day of the year

Skidegate Band Council chief councillor Billy Yovanovich and deputy chief councillor Trent Moraes help unload fish catch at the George Brown Rec Centre during Food Gathering Fest 2020, which was held on Saturday, June 13. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Red tape was still in place on Friday, June 5, 2020, when the Skidegate Band Council announced the Spirit Lake Trail would be reopening the following week, to full-time residents of Haida Gwaii only. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Spirit Lake Trail reopening to full-time Haida Gwaii residents

Skidegate Band Council announced the trail would reopen this week to full-time residents only

Red tape was still in place on Friday, June 5, 2020, when the Skidegate Band Council announced the Spirit Lake Trail would be reopening the following week, to full-time residents of Haida Gwaii only. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)
The BC Hydro outage map on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 showed that more than 1,500 customers on Haida Gwaii were without power. (BC Hydro outage map screenshot)

UPDATE: Power restored for more than 1,500 Haida Gwaii residents impacted by outage

BC Hydro workers restored power on June 9 following night of high winds, fallen trees

The BC Hydro outage map on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 showed that more than 1,500 customers on Haida Gwaii were without power. (BC Hydro outage map screenshot)
In a release on Saturday, May 30, 2020, the B.C. Ministry of Children and Family Development recognized Skidegate Early Childhood Development Center staff for keeping in touch with children and families remotely throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. (Skidegate Early Childhood Development Center/Submitted photo)

Skidegate daycare staff recognized for creative care during COVID-19

Staff have been using social media to share isolation activities, read stories and sing songs

In a release on Saturday, May 30, 2020, the B.C. Ministry of Children and Family Development recognized Skidegate Early Childhood Development Center staff for keeping in touch with children and families remotely throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. (Skidegate Early Childhood Development Center/Submitted photo)
The Heiltsuk Nation installs heat pumps in Bella Bella in February 2018. (Ecotrust Canada/Submitted photo)

Prince Rupert-based charity launches energy security campaign

Ecotrust Canada campaigning for basic energy rebate, housing renewal strategy

The Heiltsuk Nation installs heat pumps in Bella Bella in February 2018. (Ecotrust Canada/Submitted photo)
Construction of the new health and wellness centre on Second Avenue in Skidegate is postponed due to COVID-19. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Construction of the new health and wellness centre on Second Avenue in Skidegate is postponed due to COVID-19. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)
The Council of the Haida Nation hosted a fourth live webinar on Monday, April 27, 2020, with moderator Nika Collison and guests Dr. Gordon Horner, Trevor Russ, Christopher Horner, and Kevin Brown. (Zoom screengrab)

Haida Nation webinar highlights importance of harvesting, growing local food

Guests discussed food security of local grocery stores, sustainability initiatives, gardening tips

The Council of the Haida Nation hosted a fourth live webinar on Monday, April 27, 2020, with moderator Nika Collison and guests Dr. Gordon Horner, Trevor Russ, Christopher Horner, and Kevin Brown. (Zoom screengrab)
‘Enough is enough’: Haida Gwaii rallies to send visiting ferry traffic back to terminal

‘Enough is enough’: Haida Gwaii rallies to send visiting ferry traffic back to terminal

Leaders, locals gathered at terminal and near Haida Heritage Centre; no visitors were stopped

‘Enough is enough’: Haida Gwaii rallies to send visiting ferry traffic back to terminal
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 election has been postponed until Sept. 15, 2020 due to COVID-19. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Skidegate Band Council election postponed until fall 2020

Election postponed due to COVID-19, extending mandate of current council by at least six months

The Skidegate Band Council election has been postponed until Sept. 15, 2020 due to COVID-19. (Karissa Gall/Haida Gwaii Observer)
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)
‘Drive right through’: Skidegate Emergency Operations Centre erects checkpoint for non-residents

‘Drive right through’: Skidegate Emergency Operations Centre erects checkpoint for non-residents

Chief councillor Billy Yovanovich said the EOC is also working on a second information checkpoint

‘Drive right through’: Skidegate Emergency Operations Centre erects checkpoint for non-residents
The Skidegate Volunteer Fire Department was called to a fire on the afternoon of March 17, 2020 at the cemetery on Front Street in Skidegate. (Skidegate Volunteer Fire Department photo)
The Skidegate Volunteer Fire Department was called to a fire on the afternoon of March 17, 2020 at the cemetery on Front Street in Skidegate. (Skidegate Volunteer Fire Department photo)
Julia Weder, youth engagement coordinator at Hiit’aGan.iina Kuuyas Naay/Skidegate Youth Centre, contemplates the head, heart, hand moment at the Youth Leading Change social action workshop on Jan. 25. (Photo courtesy of Dylan Cohen)

Youth are leading change

Social change is a leading priority for Haida Gwaii youth

  • Jan 31, 2020
Julia Weder, youth engagement coordinator at Hiit’aGan.iina Kuuyas Naay/Skidegate Youth Centre, contemplates the head, heart, hand moment at the Youth Leading Change social action workshop on Jan. 25. (Photo courtesy of Dylan Cohen)