Tlellagraph

Even the luggage pass-through at Masset Airport got decked out for Christmas this year. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Tlellagraph: A Christmas of hard knocks and helping hands

By Janet Rigg Happy solstice, Merry Christmas, and happy Festivus for the…

  • Dec 25, 2018

 

(Unnar Ýmir Björnsson/Flickr)

Tlellagraph: No power, no problem

By Janet Rigg I’ve been out with a concussion for the past…

  • Dec 18, 2018

 

Tayler Adams uncoils a fiber-optic cable along Tow Hill Road on Jan. 14, 2016. Crews started laying the buried the cable from Masset to Tow Hill on Jan. 11, the first stretch of a $10 million GwaiiTel-led project to install a fibre-optic internet ‘backbone’ for internet users. (Haida Gwaii Observer/File photo)

Tlellagraph: Community organizing, Tlell-style

By Janet Rigg Get ready folks, this is going to be newsy.…

  • Dec 5, 2018

 

A recent view of Tlell and a Montreal memory lane. (Photos by Oknidius/Flickr, Haida Gwaii Observer)

Tlellegraph: Montlellians to the core

By Janet Rigg Downtown Montreal to downtown Tlell. Nearly 13 years ago…

  • Nov 16, 2018
A recent view of Tlell and a Montreal memory lane. (Photos by Oknidius/Flickr, Haida Gwaii Observer)
Light beams from a test strand of the underground fibre-optic line that the islands’ non-profit GwaiiTel Society had installed between Old Massett, Tow Hill, and Skidegate. (Haida Gwaii Observer/File photo)

Tlellagraph: An incredible shrinking world

The fibre is coming. Gwaii Communications has secured the funding necessary to…

  • Oct 5, 2018
Light beams from a test strand of the underground fibre-optic line that the islands’ non-profit GwaiiTel Society had installed between Old Massett, Tow Hill, and Skidegate. (Haida Gwaii Observer/File photo)
A key graffito in Masset. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Tlellagraph: Trying to be political on Haida Gwaii

By Janet Rigg Pol·i·tic verb derogatory gerund or present participle: politicking 1.…

  • Oct 2, 2018
A key graffito in Masset. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
The green man floats again, reflecting on the dangerously dry summer. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Tlellagraph: One fire, two points of view

“No matter how good a person you are, you are evil in…

  • Sep 14, 2018
The green man floats again, reflecting on the dangerously dry summer. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
(Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Tlellagraph: Haawa for a favourite festival

By Janet Rigg I’m back, excuse my absence. “Oh no!” you’ll say,…

  • Aug 23, 2018
(Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
A map shows All Alone Stone in Gwaii Haanas. (Google Earth)

Tlellagraph: Connecting threads of history on Beitush Road

From Tlell to North Dakota to the Great War, history strengthens the connection to home

  • Jul 13, 2018
A map shows All Alone Stone in Gwaii Haanas. (Google Earth)
In the mid to late 20th century, people used to “tape” music. (David Mitchell/Flickr)

Tlellagraph: Nostalgia for the 20th century

By Janet Rigg I just did something so instinctual, so second nature,…

  • Jul 6, 2018
In the mid to late 20th century, people used to “tape” music. (David Mitchell/Flickr)
Tlellagraph: Breathing, beach parties, and being happy at home

Tlellagraph: Breathing, beach parties, and being happy at home

By Janet Rigg I’m going to take you back in time, to…

  • Jun 15, 2018
Tlellagraph: Breathing, beach parties, and being happy at home
It may not have an ark yet, but Beitush Road does have its very own covenant. (Janet Rigg/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Tlellagraph: Fudging the commandments of Beitush Road

By Janet Rigg Our society has many traditions that mark the passage…

  • Apr 27, 2018
It may not have an ark yet, but Beitush Road does have its very own covenant. (Janet Rigg/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Ferry captains are getting younger and younger these days. (Janet Rigg/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Tlellagraph: Reflecting on the Queen of the North and Cosmic Coincidence

By Janet Rigg Though spring is a time of renewal, I’ve been…

  • Apr 12, 2018
Ferry captains are getting younger and younger these days. (Janet Rigg/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Tlellagraph: A spring hike and daffodils for a cause

Tlellagraph: A spring hike and daffodils for a cause

By Janet Rigg I don’t have any further information on the fibre-optic…

  • Mar 22, 2018
Tlellagraph: A spring hike and daffodils for a cause
Tayler Adams uncoils a fibre-optic cable along Tow Hill Road on Jan. 14, 2016, the first stretch of a GwaiiTel project that brought a $10-million internet ‘backbone’ from Old Massett down to Skidegate. A new federal program may see funding for the pricey “last-mile” connections between the main fibre-optic line and people’s homes in Tow Hill, Port Clements, Tlell, Lawn Hill, Miller Creek, as well as an underwater cable between Graham and Moresby Islands. (File photo/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Tlellagraph: Looking forward to healthy fibre-optics and connectivitea

“Tlell for One! And All for Tlell!” Or maybe not… looks like…

  • Mar 16, 2018
Tayler Adams uncoils a fibre-optic cable along Tow Hill Road on Jan. 14, 2016, the first stretch of a GwaiiTel project that brought a $10-million internet ‘backbone’ from Old Massett down to Skidegate. A new federal program may see funding for the pricey “last-mile” connections between the main fibre-optic line and people’s homes in Tow Hill, Port Clements, Tlell, Lawn Hill, Miller Creek, as well as an underwater cable between Graham and Moresby Islands. (File photo/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Mihirangi plays at Edge of the World 2013. (Jason Shafto/Edge of the World Music Festival)

Tlellagraph: Iqaluit’s The Jerry Cans to headline Edge of the World

By Janet Rigg Spring is in the air and Easter is nearly…

  • Mar 9, 2018
Mihirangi plays at Edge of the World 2013. (Jason Shafto/Edge of the World Music Festival)
Tlellagraph: Olympic pride, Olympic prejudice

Tlellagraph: Olympic pride, Olympic prejudice

By Janet Rigg The Olympics are on! It’s like you get to…

  • Feb 23, 2018
Tlellagraph: Olympic pride, Olympic prejudice
Tlellagraph: Death, life, and the moon behind a cloud

Tlellagraph: Death, life, and the moon behind a cloud

By Janet Rigg One of our pack members has left us for…

  • Feb 9, 2018
Tlellagraph: Death, life, and the moon behind a cloud
(istorecity/Etsy photo)

Tlellagraph: The Tlell workout for 2018

Congratulations, you’ve made it through the middle of January. Statistically, it is…

  • Jan 26, 2018
(istorecity/Etsy photo)
Dog, cat, or fat marten, having a pet to pet is a sweet way to beat the winter blues. (Sweet Photography Studio/Flickr)

Tlellagraph: Sweet tips for beating the big SAD monster

By Janet Rigg Well, how are we all doing? 2018 appears to…

  • Jan 18, 2018
Dog, cat, or fat marten, having a pet to pet is a sweet way to beat the winter blues. (Sweet Photography Studio/Flickr)