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Environment Canada warns of strong winds Monday

Monday ferry sailing from Prince Rupert to Haida Gwaii has been cancelled

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Bad weather delays next Prince Rupert/Haida Gwaii ferry

Stormy weather will delay the next ferry sailing from Prince Rupert to Haida Gwaii.

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Benson Hilgemann flies down part of the Honna Loop trails that he and fellow mountain bikers are building a short ride west of Queen Charlotte in what old-timers might know as the “burn zone.” With about 2.5 km of trail built so far on well-drained skidder roads, Hilgemann hopes the Honna Loop will inspire new and experienced mountain bikers to join a new Haida Gwaii mountain bike society this March. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Haida Gwaii mountain biking gets in gear

The frost was gone, but the iced puddles on Mac Blo Road were still crunchy when Benson Hilgemann set out from Queen Charlotte last Saturday morning.

Benson Hilgemann flies down part of the Honna Loop trails that he and fellow mountain bikers are building a short ride west of Queen Charlotte in what old-timers might know as the “burn zone.” With about 2.5 km of trail built so far on well-drained skidder roads, Hilgemann hopes the Honna Loop will inspire new and experienced mountain bikers to join a new Haida Gwaii mountain bike society this March. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Even after Halloween, it’s a good idea to cough like a vampire to avoid making other people sick. (Infection Prevention and Control Canada)

Northern Health says it’s not too late for a flu shot

Flu season may have peaked, but Northern Health says it's not too late to get this year's flu vaccine - especially in northern B.C.

Even after Halloween, it’s a good idea to cough like a vampire to avoid making other people sick. (Infection Prevention and Control Canada)
Raven Ann Potschka/Sandlanee Gid stands still a moment in Space 626, the new home of Ladybird’s Boutique and a venue for live music, dance classes, and other community events. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Space 626 opens in Masset with room to grow

Not only does she sell stylin' clothes, Raven Ann Potschka/Sandlanee Gid knows the snappiest way to hang them - gliding around on roller skates.

Raven Ann Potschka/Sandlanee Gid stands still a moment in Space 626, the new home of Ladybird’s Boutique and a venue for live music, dance classes, and other community events. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
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No Haida Gwaii/Prince Rupert ferry this Thursday

A rough weather forecast is forcing BC Ferries to cancel the Thursday, Jan. 10 ferry between Prince Rupert and Haida Gwaii.

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Rallies show support for Wet’suwet’en opposition to LNG

Hundreds rallied in Old Massett and Skidegate on Tuesday night to support the Wet'suwet'en people who oppose a natural gas pipeline that will cross their territory.

(Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
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Tax change triggers tricky debate on politicians’ pay

Like running the vacuum or taking long drives to nowhere, talking tax policy can be a great way to induce sleep.

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MLA Jennifer Rice on the political year ahead

North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice says four years in opposition was good survival training, but life is better on the government side of the legislature.

MLA Jennifer Rice
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Minister appoints special advisor to SD50

B.C.'s minister of education has appointed a special advisor to help the Haida Gwaii School District fix some governance problems.

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Construction underway on new Skidegate Co-op

Crews are building the foundation of what will be a key building in Skidegate - a new Haida Gwaii Co-op food store.

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Northern Haida Gwaii waters declared “critical habitat” for orca

Orca know it, and now the DFO does, too - northern resident killer whales need the fishing grounds north of Graham Island to survive.

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The Dec. 15 storm toppled a big spruce by the Yakoun River Inn. (Archie Stocker Sr./Haida Gwaii Observer)

After several storms, Haida Gwaii looks set for Christmas calm

The coast is finally clear and the ferries underway.

The Dec. 15 storm toppled a big spruce by the Yakoun River Inn. (Archie Stocker Sr./Haida Gwaii Observer)
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Appeals court upholds existing two-stage plan for Haida title case

Judges dismiss a Haida Nation appeal to keep phase one focused on a broad declaration of rights

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Haida Gwaii gets set for major storm on Saturday

Environment Canada warns Saturday southeaster may bring winds of 90 to 120 km/h

(Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
Maori Head Coach Raymond Cameron gets schooled in a pre-final dance-off at the Skidegate Saints Junior Girls' Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 8. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)

In Pictures: Māori girls net a big win on Haida Gwaii

Haida Gwaii and New Zealand are just a few b-ball games away.

Maori Head Coach Raymond Cameron gets schooled in a pre-final dance-off at the Skidegate Saints Junior Girls' Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 8. (Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
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Man charged following Haida Gwaii house fire that set off explosives

Thomas Daniel Kendall charged with causing bodily harm by failing to properly store explosives

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Man charged following Q.C. house fire that set off explosives

Thomas Daniel Kendall may face up to 14 years for causing bodily harm by breaching duty of care

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Wind warning issued for Haida Gwaii today and overnight

Another wind warning has been issued for Haida Gwaii for today and tonight.

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Another windstorm expected Monday, causing ferry delay

With another windstorm expected to hit Haida Gwaii on Monday afternoon, BC Ferries is delaying sailings on the Haida Gwaii/Prince Rupert ferry.

(Andrew Hudson/Haida Gwaii Observer)
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