Kaitlyn Bailey, Local Journalism Initiative

A BC Ferry docked at the Skidegate Ferry Terminal in June 2022. (Photo: Kaitlyn Bailey/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Daajing Giids pens letter to BC Ferries, gov’t officials after cancellations leave residents stranded

Why do they cancel sailings rather than postpone them?: mayor Lisa Pineault asks

A BC Ferry docked at the Skidegate Ferry Terminal in June 2022. (Photo: Kaitlyn Bailey/Haida Gwaii Observer)
A map depicting the two zones for the northern residents’ tax deductions. The pink shaded area depicts communities included in the full northern zone and the blue shaded area depicts the communities classified in the intermediate zone, who receive half the benefits as the full. (Photo: supplied)

Haida Gwaii residents continue to call for greater tax deduction

Recent report lists Daajing Giids as one of the most expensive places in B.C. for a family to live

A map depicting the two zones for the northern residents’ tax deductions. The pink shaded area depicts communities included in the full northern zone and the blue shaded area depicts the communities classified in the intermediate zone, who receive half the benefits as the full. (Photo: supplied)
Based on a report from Living Wage for Families, out of 22 communities that took part in a survey, Daajing Giids is the most expensive place in the province for a family of four to make ends meet. (Photo: Kaitlyn Bailey/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Living wage is $22.69 in Rupert and $25.87 to afford basics in Daajing Giids

Out of 22 communities surveyed in B.C., Daajing Giids was the most expensive

Based on a report from Living Wage for Families, out of 22 communities that took part in a survey, Daajing Giids is the most expensive place in the province for a family of four to make ends meet. (Photo: Kaitlyn Bailey/Haida Gwaii Observer)
BC Ferries’ Kwuna approaching Skidegate Landing on Haida Gwaii on an unusually snowy morning, Nov. 29, 2022. (Photo: Bob Jongewaard)

Haida Gwaii wakes up to snow

One resident estimated more than 10 centrimetres fell

BC Ferries’ Kwuna approaching Skidegate Landing on Haida Gwaii on an unusually snowy morning, Nov. 29, 2022. (Photo: Bob Jongewaard)
A Chinook salmon swimming in Ship Creek, Anchorage. (Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Ecstall river landslide might be less devastating to salmon than originally believed

SkeenaWild is seeking donations to continue monitoring the fish populations

A Chinook salmon swimming in Ship Creek, Anchorage. (Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
After two years with limited Winterfest activities, the annual festival is back Dec. 2 to 4, 2022. In 2020 and 2021, Light Up the Town electrified the city with a community contest for the best lit residence or business.

“Spectacular Mayhem” expected at Prince Rupert Winterfest

A weekend of family memory-making to light the season

After two years with limited Winterfest activities, the annual festival is back Dec. 2 to 4, 2022. In 2020 and 2021, Light Up the Town electrified the city with a community contest for the best lit residence or business.
St. Paul's Lutheran church is hosting two free movie nights in November and December. (Photo: supplied)

Prince Rupert church is hosting two free movie nights

The family is invited Nov. 26 and a night for teens Dec. 9

St. Paul's Lutheran church is hosting two free movie nights in November and December. (Photo: supplied)
Long-term care resident of Acropolis Manor Rose Sawka, 92 in 2021 reaches out to her son Terry Sawka, on a daily visit through the window at the home during COVID-19.

Quality of life survey needs northwest volunteers to talk to seniors long-term care

Survey goal is to reach every 29,284 long-term care home residents

Long-term care resident of Acropolis Manor Rose Sawka, 92 in 2021 reaches out to her son Terry Sawka, on a daily visit through the window at the home during COVID-19.
The Government of Canada issued an alert for strong winds on Haida Gwaii, the North and Central Coasts Wed. Nov. 23. (Photo: Google maps)
The Government of Canada issued an alert for strong winds on Haida Gwaii, the North and Central Coasts Wed. Nov. 23. (Photo: Google maps)
Derek Washington (second from the left) and his family competed on Family Feud Canada, which aired on CBC Oct. 3 and 4.

Haida Gwaii’s Washington family on TV Feud

While the feud was a game it lead to a fun night out

Derek Washington (second from the left) and his family competed on Family Feud Canada, which aired on CBC Oct. 3 and 4.
Dead humpback whale found in Naikoon National Park in Haida Gwaii marks the fourth dead humpback seen in B.C. waters in just over a month. (Photo: Chris Ashurst/Facebook)

Fourth dead humpback whale in a month washes up on Haida Gwaii

Partial necropsy was conducted Nov. 15

Dead humpback whale found in Naikoon National Park in Haida Gwaii marks the fourth dead humpback seen in B.C. waters in just over a month. (Photo: Chris Ashurst/Facebook)
Two dogs are sick from eating the meat of a humpback whale carcass just south of Masset in Haida Gwaii. (Photo: supplied)

2 dogs in Haida Gwaii sick after eating meat from decaying humpback whale

DFO warns people to not ingest meat or let animals eat meat of dead marine animals

Two dogs are sick from eating the meat of a humpback whale carcass just south of Masset in Haida Gwaii. (Photo: supplied)
Mariena Johansen celebrated with friends and family after coming second place in three categories at Vancouver’s Fall Classic bodybuilding competition on Nov. 12. (Photo: supplied)

Bodybuilding to success — Prince Rupert woman wins 3 silvers in first competition

Mariena Johansen qualified for nationals after wins at Vancouver Fall classic

Mariena Johansen celebrated with friends and family after coming second place in three categories at Vancouver’s Fall Classic bodybuilding competition on Nov. 12. (Photo: supplied)
The City of Prince Rupert, Prince Rupert Legacy and two Ts’msyen First Nations are exploring renewable energy development for the north coast. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Wind-powered hydrogen development possibility near Prince Rupert

City looking to work with Lax Kw’alaams and Metlakatla

The City of Prince Rupert, Prince Rupert Legacy and two Ts’msyen First Nations are exploring renewable energy development for the north coast. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Split pipe and conduit being installed for the Connected Coast project in 2022. (Photo: Connected Coast website)

CityWest receives $4.6 million to connect Vancouver Island communities

Prince Rupert owned corporation grows again

Split pipe and conduit being installed for the Connected Coast project in 2022. (Photo: Connected Coast website)
Prince Rupert saw a 230 per cent increase in cruise passenger traffic between 2019 and 2022, attributed in part to the Ruby Princess, which docked in the city 13 times this season. Melissa Ash / The Northern View photo

Prince Rupert gets a $3.5 million boost from the return of cruise tourism

Passenger volume was highest its been in more than a decade, Port Authority stated

Prince Rupert saw a 230 per cent increase in cruise passenger traffic between 2019 and 2022, attributed in part to the Ruby Princess, which docked in the city 13 times this season. Melissa Ash / The Northern View photo
Bones of Crows will be screening at locations across northern B.C. November 2022. (Photo: supplied)

Bones of Crows received standing ovation at TIFF and VIFF screens in Prince Rupert Nov. 14

Ts’msyen assoc. film producer Leena Minifie raised in Prince Rupert and Kitimat

Bones of Crows will be screening at locations across northern B.C. November 2022. (Photo: supplied)
DFO closes most of the North Coast to bivalve shellfish harvesting. (Photo: fancyday/Pixabay)

DFO closes most bivalve shellfish harvesting along North Coast

Eating contaminated shellfish can be life-threatening, DFO warns

DFO closes most of the North Coast to bivalve shellfish harvesting. (Photo: fancyday/Pixabay)
Provincial agency investigating two incidents from the Prince Rupert RCMP detachment. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

IIO investigates Prince Rupert RCMP following two jail incidents

A man died and woman was injured days apart after being arrested in Oct. for different issues

Provincial agency investigating two incidents from the Prince Rupert RCMP detachment. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
A dead humpback whale was spotted moving up and down Masset Inlet with the tide on Nov. 5. (Photo: Lorrie Jorron/Facebook)
A dead humpback whale was spotted moving up and down Masset Inlet with the tide on Nov. 5. (Photo: Lorrie Jorron/Facebook)