Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Municipal Government 2018 -- Haida Gwaii

Our quick reference and archive of items from Haida Gwaii for 2018

Items from the Federal Government's Aboriginal Affairs website

Old Massett Village Council -- Haida Nation

Community Profile

First Nations Financial Transparency Act

Financial Statement
Remuneration Schedule


Skidegate -- Haida Nation

Community Profile

First Nations Financial Transparency Act

Financial Statement
Remuneration Schedule

News items of 2018


December 14 -- Appeals court upholds existing two-stage plan for Haida title case
December 12 -- Haida leaders join coastal First Nations push for tanker ban
December 9 -- Jason Alsop, Gaagwiis, elected Haida Nation president
December 5 -- Planning for future Haida Gwaii wildfires catches on 
December 4 -- Danish island points the way to green-power potential


November 30 -- BC Government to share Gaming revenue with First Nations  NCR
November 30 -- Ottawa funds Haida, Gitga'at to pilot shipping info system
November 30 -- Gwaii Trust to revisit representation issue in 2019 
November 29 -- Q.C. / Skidegate sewage plan gets second, more detailed look
November 28 -- New land guardian hired to protect Haida Gwaii
November 26 -- Provincial Budget Consultations deliver call for improved Ferry Service on North Coast/Haida Gwaii  NCR
November 24 -- Phones ringing at the Masset Haida Lions Telethon
November 24 -- Housing advocates welcome funding for QC fourplex
November 21 -- BC budget committee calls for more Haida Gwaii ferry sailings
November 20 -- Enhanced protection for Gwaii Haanas under Land-Sea-People plan
November 20 -- Gwaii Haanas celebrates new Land-Sea-People plan
November 15 -- Port Post Office delivers a thank you to first responders
November 15 -- Oversoaked crab traps shows ned for shared authority: Kitasoo Guardians
November 13 -- Haida Gwaii Sea Cadets set sail
November 9 -- Cliff fall sparks joint safety review by Parks Canada, CHN
November 8 -- Northern Haida Gwaii Hospital warms up to biomass proposal
November 7 -- Yourbrook Energy looks to scale up tidal project
November 6 -- Improved radio communication coming to Haida Gwaii
November 2 -- Court to decide if Haida Gwaii Management Council can be sued  NCR
November 1 -- Islands in the Rough: Making Haida Gwaai a role model for renewable energy


October 31 -- Libraries to end overdue fines for kids books in 2019
October 30 -- Voting system debate reaches Haida Gwaii
October 26 -- Outgoing Port Council asked to apologize
October 25 -- Water ways: Looking at renewable energy on Haida Gwaii
October 23 -- Orsted drops partnership with NaiKun Wind Energy
October 23 -- Windstorm knocks out power, delays Sandspit ferry
October 20 -- Masset's new Mayor will be Barry Pages
October 20 -- New Mayor for Village of Queen Charlotte
October 20 -- Election results for Haida Gwaii
October 19 -- Crews refloat HaiCo flishing lodge
October 10 -- Advance polls open today
October 7 -- Housing a top issue for future Masset mayor and council
October 5 -- Protecting watershed key to Queen Charlotte candidates
October 2 -- Free fibre-optic internet connections starting soon


September 27 -- Restored replica Haida pole brings nations together at Peace Arch
September 27 -- All-candidates sessions set for Queen Charlotte, Masset and Sandspit
September 26 -- Salvage of grounded Haida Gwaii barge to begin as emergency command post closed
September 25 -- Gwaii Trust faces deadlock over representation change
September 24 -- BC premier, ministers hear calls for more Kwuna sailings
September 14 -- Masset short on council candidates, other communities okay
September 13 -- Qala:yit Community Forest first to share revenues with BCTS
September 12 -- Crews begin to release gas from grounded barge in Haida Gwaii
September 12 -- Haida Gwaii officials share BC Ferry concerns with Transportation Minister Claire Trevena at UBCM  NCR
September 11 -- Telus to offer cell service in Port Clements this spring
September 11 -- BC Government's Spill Response program begins tracking work related to Haida Gwaii Barge grounding  NCR
September 10 -- Haida Gwaii grounded barge awaits further evaluation
September 10 -- HaiCo outlines status of WestCoast Resorts barge grounded near Village of Queen Charlotte  NCR
September 9 -- Marine incident has Prince Rupert response team Haida Gwaii bound  NCR
September 7 -- Campfire ban lifted on Haida Gwaii


August 24 -- Haida Gwaii study calls for better reporting of disease outbreaks
August 24 -- Haida Gwaii briefs
August 7 -- Campfires banned on Haida Gwaii
August 7 -- Telus aims to build cellphone tower in Port Clements
August 1 -- Abuse cases highlight need for islands animal shelter, bylaws


July 31 -- Election time for Graham Island Central
July 27 -- Haida Watchmen and Fisheries Officers take marine mammal response training
July 27 -- Nisga'a Nation issues campfire ban
July 26 -- Two Hooterville homes set for seizure
July 25 -- Water restrictions in place for Village of Queen Charlotte
July 25 -- Large fires prohibited on Haida Gwaii as danger hits 'high'
July 24 -- Haida Gwaii village walks back plans restricting Airbnb (audio)
July 23 -- Queen Charlotte facing a housing crunch
July 16 -- Masset suggests a simpler structure for Gwaii Trust
July 12 -- More room, privacy for renovated RCMP building in Masset
July 12 -- Haida Nation move to have marine area better protected
July 10 -- Court rejects CHN call to pause logging at Collison Point/St'alaa Kun
July 6 -- Gwaii Haanas looks to protect more marine areas
July 5 -- Haida Gwaii joins forum on sustaining local maternity care


June 28 -- Queen Charlotte Council gets feedback on regulating Airbnbs
June 26 -- Former Haida President announces intent to run for AFN National Chief
June 19 -- CHN seeks injunction against logging at Collison Point
June 7 -- Bridge works limit road access to Rennell Sound
June 6 -- Housing shortage on Haida Gwaii (audio)
June 6 -- Haida Gwaii community looking to crack down on short term rentals
June 1 -- Queen Charlotte council prepares to regulate Airbnbs


May 30 -- Trail builders seek official support for Skidegate-Queen Charlotte plan
May 28 -- Resource Development issues in First Nations communities make for lively two hours for Cross Country Check Up  NCR
May 24 -- Village of Masset gets set to manage local harbour
May 21 -- Province to fund social housing in Queen Charlotte
May 18 -- New supportive housing coming to Haida Gwaii
May 18 -- 19 new homes on the way for Haida Gwaii's most vulnerable residents  NCR
May 17 -- Youth Mental health walk on Haida Gwaii
May 17 -- Study highlights Queen Charlotte housing needs
May 15 -- Tanker ban passes House of Commons
May 10 -- 'Hard' Cedar limit is coming, minister says
May 10 -- Athlii Gwaii Trust nears relaunch
May 10 -- Haida Gwaii conservancy expanded


April 27 -- Masset boat ramp gets back in the groove
April 27 -- Islands leaders make the case for full northern tax deduction
April 26 -- Islanders quiet about Masset library plan
April 23 -- BC Hydro restores power to Queen Charlotte customers
April 23 -- Power outage in Queen Charlotte
April 20 -- Mount Moresby Adventure Camp aims to protect trails, ecosystems with expanded tenure
April 13 -- New technology aims to track earthquakes and tsunami in real time
April 13 -- Limited-entry bear hunt replace Open Season on Haida Gwaii
April 10 -- Province provides funding for Northwest Benefits Alliance
April 10 -- Province give $300,000 to Northwest B.C. Resource Benefits alliance
April 10 -- Northwest BC Resource Benefits Alliance to receive provincial funding for future engagement  NCR
April 6 -- Masset council repeats request for clearer hospital names
April 6 -- Cell-phone alert system goes live for future tsunami warnings
April 6 -- Skidegate set for a big building year
April 5 -- Queen Charlotte wharf to be finished next week
April 3 -- Islanders aim for better deal on Haida Gwaii community forest


March 31 -- Port Clements is running out of time: mayor
March 30 -- Queen Charlotte Council sets top 2018 priorities
March 29 -- Islanders call for local animal welfare rules
March 16 -- Logging protest at Collison Point
March 14 -- Haida Nation and Transport Canada to improve shipping safety measure
March 14 -- Hundreds More Haida Gwaii homes to get high-speed internet
March 13 -- Haida, Gitga'at Nations to test maritime awareness info systems as part of federal program
March 9 -- Stinks, kinks, finally fixed at Agnes L. Mathers Elementary
March 9 -- Haida title case to be heard in two phases
March 9 -- Queen Charlotte to host all-islands forum on housing issues
March 8 -- Skidegate breaks ground for new wellness centre
March 6 -- New Skidegate Co-op is a go
March 5 -- Kumdis wetlands to be restored after illegal logging
March 3 -- Province spreads grant money around Northwest for range of projects and studies  NCR
March 2 -- Port loggers fear more layoffs ahead


February 28 -- Q.C. voters reject hillside site for sewage treatment plant
February 24 -- From Haida Gwaii to Wakanda: Indigenous artist gets first major film credit with Black Panther
February 23 -- Everyone counts on Queen Charlotte
February 22 -- Canada Immigration responds to Haida basketball player's detainment
February 21 -- Masset mayor says ferry fare cuts a step in the right direction (audio)
February 21 -- Two Haida men detained for crossing U.S.-Canada border
February 20 -- Haida people shouldn't need permission to cross Canada-U/S. border within Haida territory, lawyer argues
February 15 -- Masset seeks input on future marijuana businesses
February 15 -- Queen Charlotte voters test sewage plan ahead of February 24 referendum
February 9 -- Local start us cost for Skidegate Co-op is $8 million
February 9 -- Nurses had to evacuate Masset hospital using personal vehicles
February 7 -- Islanders asked for feedback on community forest
February 6 -- Construction costs rise to $10 million for Skidegate Co-op


January 26 -- Port council makes another call for cell-phone service
January 25 -- Earthquake stirs anxiety, spurs call for mental health aftercare
January 25 -- Opus sizes up proposed site for Queen Charlotte sewage plant
January 24 -- BC Stats numbers for 2017 show continued population decline for Prince Rupert  NCR
January 24 -- Overnight scare shines light on Haida Gwaii tsunami plans
January 23 -- Powerful earthquake triggers tsunami warning, but no powerful wave
January 17 -- Subsea internet cable to link up Haida Gwaii
January 10 -- Time is right for War of the Blink
January 8 -- Study found logging near Tlaa Gaa Aawtlaas would not increase flood risk
January 8 -- Protests stop logging near Tlaa Gaa Aawtlaas
January 4 -- Haida Gwaii Solar projects are looking up

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