Tow Hill

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NCRD Briefs: Haida Gwaii

Board looking to get Towhill’s communications problems under control

 

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,…

 

In Pictures: Masset Christmas concert stocks lots of laughs

In Pictures: Masset Christmas concert stocks lots of laughs

Masset’s community Christmas concert knocked everyone’s yellow socks off last Friday night.…

 

After being flown to Langley for surgery, Maria and Garry Otto’s 13-year-old Pomeranian managed to survive a fierce attack by river otters along the Sangan River last week. (Submitted)

Letter: Small dog attacked by Sangan river otters

Editor, On Wednesday, Sept. 19, my wife and I were fishing at…

  • Oct 5, 2018
After being flown to Langley for surgery, Maria and Garry Otto’s 13-year-old Pomeranian managed to survive a fierce attack by river otters along the Sangan River last week. (Submitted)
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Lions Club pride to shine at 50th anniversary

Masset Haida Lions to host free BBQ lunch at Howard Phillips Community Hall on Saturday

(Haida Gwaii Observer/File photo)
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
From left to right are Junior NBA coaches Ethan Edgars and Simon Jones-Wesley together with organizers Constable Mike Hull and David Lomax of Haida Gwaii Rec. With lowered hoops and smaller balls for five to seven-year-olds, the Junior NBA program runs for 12 Sundays at the Howard Phillips Community Hall starting Sept. 23. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Tip-off time for Junior NBA

Masset community coaches to run weekly basketball program for five- to seven-year-olds

From left to right are Junior NBA coaches Ethan Edgars and Simon Jones-Wesley together with organizers Constable Mike Hull and David Lomax of Haida Gwaii Rec. With lowered hoops and smaller balls for five to seven-year-olds, the Junior NBA program runs for 12 Sundays at the Howard Phillips Community Hall starting Sept. 23. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Sergeant Kevin Smith is the new detachment commander for the Masset RCMP. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Warm welcome for new Masset RCMP sergeant

Sergeant Kevin Smith credits ongoing efforts to build ties beyond day-to-day policing

Sergeant Kevin Smith is the new detachment commander for the Masset RCMP. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
The smaller they are, the lighter they fall. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

In Pictures: Rock the Plank! brings in the booty

Pirate-themed skate party raises $2,500 for new Masset Skate Society

The smaller they are, the lighter they fall. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
An orca breaching off of Valdes Island (Mike Gregory/Ladysmith Chronicle)

Haida Gwaii fishing grounds are key to survival of northern resident killer whales: DFO

Plan marks waters from Langara to Rose Spit as critical habitat for northern resident killer whales

An orca breaching off of Valdes Island (Mike Gregory/Ladysmith Chronicle)
Who needs shoes when you have wheels? Will Murphy poses the question on a backyard ramp that will be a star attraction at this Saturday’s Rock the Plank! Pirate Party in Tow Hill. All proceeds will go to the Masset Skate Society, which is looking to start after-school programs for new skaters. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

A pirate party for skateboarding scallywags

With a skateboard ramp and all-islands music line-up, Saturday fundraiser gets Skate Society rolling

Who needs shoes when you have wheels? Will Murphy poses the question on a backyard ramp that will be a star attraction at this Saturday’s Rock the Plank! Pirate Party in Tow Hill. All proceeds will go to the Masset Skate Society, which is looking to start after-school programs for new skaters. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
A new foundation is going in for an expanded Masset RCMP detachment. The addition will include a new conference room, more office space, a new cell, a new exhibit room, and more privacy for people at the front counter. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

More room, privacy for renovated RCMP building in Masset

Two-storey addition and interior redesign expected to finish by January

A new foundation is going in for an expanded Masset RCMP detachment. The addition will include a new conference room, more office space, a new cell, a new exhibit room, and more privacy for people at the front counter. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
In Pictures: Mary Poppins soars in Masset

In Pictures: Mary Poppins soars in Masset

Masset Musical Theatre camp stages Mary Poppins musical full of kites, penguins, and chimney sweeps

In Pictures: Mary Poppins soars in Masset
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Former bank robber, author Stephen Reid has died

Stephen Reid, a notorious bank robber turned best-selling author, died Tuesday. Reid…

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(Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Village of Masset gets set to manage local harbour

The idea was a long time in dock, but it’s nearly ready…

(Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Rev. Lily Bell received a special Lifetime Achievement Award from the Masset Haida Lions Club on Harbour Day Sunday. Presenting her with a raven/cross carving by Miles Edgars were, from left to right, Lions James Sikora, Josh Smith, and Robbie Jongewaard. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)                                Rev. Lily Bell received a special Lifetime Achievement Award from the Masset Haida Lions Club on Harbour Day Sunday. Presenting her with a raven/cross carving by Miles Edgars were, from left to right, Lions James Sikora, Josh Smith, and Robbie Jongewaard. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Reverend Lily Bell wins Lions’ Lifetime Achievement Award

She loves dancing, singing and the colour yellow. She is a Raven,…

Rev. Lily Bell received a special Lifetime Achievement Award from the Masset Haida Lions Club on Harbour Day Sunday. Presenting her with a raven/cross carving by Miles Edgars were, from left to right, Lions James Sikora, Josh Smith, and Robbie Jongewaard. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)                                Rev. Lily Bell received a special Lifetime Achievement Award from the Masset Haida Lions Club on Harbour Day Sunday. Presenting her with a raven/cross carving by Miles Edgars were, from left to right, Lions James Sikora, Josh Smith, and Robbie Jongewaard. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Islanders quiet about Masset library plan

Islanders quiet about Masset library plan

Masset councillors welcome more feedback on early plans for new branch

Islanders quiet about Masset library plan
RCMP Constable Graham Holmes with his fiancée Kelsey Foote after they were engaged in Tofino this December. Holmes, whose first posting was with the Masset RCMP, passed away April 6 after a snowmobiling accident near Kugluktuk, Nunavut. (Photo courtesy Kelsey Foote)

Young RCMP officer remembered for his adventurous spirit

A young RCMP officer who started his career in Masset has died…

  • Apr 24, 2018
RCMP Constable Graham Holmes with his fiancée Kelsey Foote after they were engaged in Tofino this December. Holmes, whose first posting was with the Masset RCMP, passed away April 6 after a snowmobiling accident near Kugluktuk, Nunavut. (Photo courtesy Kelsey Foote)
Built for up to 450 students in 1969, Tahayghen Elementary has just 62 enrolled this year. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)                                Built for up to 450 students in 1969, Tahayghen Elementary has just 62 enrolled this year. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Decision time is coming for Masset schools

School board to decide soon whether to close Tahayghen Elementary School

Built for up to 450 students in 1969, Tahayghen Elementary has just 62 enrolled this year. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)                                Built for up to 450 students in 1969, Tahayghen Elementary has just 62 enrolled this year. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
There were “oohs” and “aahs” when the recovered eagle took flight again. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Chief Matthews students invite other schools to start their own Animal Rescue Club

A recovered eagle hopped from a cage and took wing over a…

There were “oohs” and “aahs” when the recovered eagle took flight again. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)