HGT Magazine #92 March/April 2018

Haida Gwaii articles, local business information, events, classifieds including real estate ads

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From veggies to volts<br />

YOGA ON<br />


…more than just “Ommm”<br />


Have your say at the <strong>April</strong> forum<br />

Georgia Bennett – Raven’s Tail Weaver<br />

Our Labour Market – A Closer Look<br />

Garden Muse – Spring is on the Way<br />

+Gin Kuyaas – A Place of Precious Things

OMVC Woodworks<br />

Local Furniture for All!<br />


Specializing in custom made:<br />

• Kitchen cabinets<br />

• Doors<br />

• Built-in & stand-alone furniture<br />

• From design to installation<br />

• For every budget<br />

Local wood<br />

from local<br />

mills!<br />

Comments? Concerns?<br />

Contact us by phone, email, mail or Facebook!<br />

Learn more. Attend a council meeting<br />

<strong>March</strong> 5 th , 19 th , <strong>April</strong> 3 rd or 16 th<br />

Lil Whitey’s Aerials<br />


36 Cedar Ave. West, PO Box 198 • Mon-Fri 9am-1pm<br />

250-557-4295 • Public works after hours emergency 250-557-4272<br />

For more information call 250-626-7477<br />

www.portclements.ca • office@portclements.ca<br />



If you are currently receiving Employment Insurance<br />

or are reach back eligible, you may qualify for the<br />

WorkBC Self-Employment Benefit Program (SEB)<br />




Want to learn more, give us a call 250-626-5594<br />

The SEB Program provides financial support for eligible individuals who<br />

wish to start their own or take over an existing business.<br />

To apply make an appointment at your local Hecate Strait office.<br />

Qualified candidates will be referred to Haida Gwaii Community Futures<br />

for business plan development support, a variety of business skills<br />

workshops, one-on-one mentoring and business counseling.<br />

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Island Joe, from Veggies to Volts<br />

Island Joe, from Veggies to Volts<br />

Island Joe, from Veggies to Volts<br />

Yoga on Haida Gwaii<br />

Yoga on Haida Gwaii<br />

Yoga on Haida Gwaii<br />

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Sleeping Beauty | Lil Whitey’s Aerials<br />

Sleeping Beauty | Lil Whitey’s Aerials<br />

Georgia Bennet ...............................5<br />

Georgia Bennet ...............................5<br />

Georgia Our Labour Bennet Market ...............................5<br />

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Our Labour Market ........................13<br />

Our Garden Labour Muse Market ….............................20<br />

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Garden Muse ….............................20<br />

Garden Gin Kuyaas Muse .....................................22<br />

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Gin Kuyaas .....................................22<br />

Gin Kuyaas .....................................22<br />

Easter Greetings<br />

Easter from Haida<br />

Greetings<br />

Gwaii Trader<br />

Easter Greetings<br />

from Haida Gwaii Trader<br />

from Haida Gwaii Trader<br />

Sleeping Beauty | Lil Whitey’s Aerials<br />

Housing Forum<br />

Housing Forum<br />

Housing Forum<br />

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George<br />

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Joe”<br />

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Pattison.<br />

On The Cover: George “Island Joe” Pattison.<br />

On The Cover: George “Island Joe” Pattison.<br />

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Reading with friends<br />

Book Clubs are flourishing on Haida Gwaii<br />

Did you know that the Vancouver Island<br />

Regional Library has sets of books available<br />

especially for book clubs? Our book club<br />

sets contain 12 books, plus a reading guide<br />

and carrying bag. Clubs can sign out sets<br />

for six weeks, and can have up to two sets<br />

out at a time. We have hundreds of books<br />

available, including classics, fresh Canadian<br />

fiction, non-fiction, and even sets for kids’<br />

book clubs.<br />

You can see what’s available in our catalogue<br />

at virl.bc.ca, or drop in and talk to one of<br />

our friendly staff members. Visit your local<br />

branch to see if there’s a public book club in<br />

your area, or to sign up for a book club card<br />

and start your own.<br />


Queen Charlotte<br />

Tuesday 10-12 & 1-5, Wednesday 1-4 & 5-8, Friday 12:30-5, Saturday 10-12 & 1-5<br />

Masset<br />

Tuesday 10-12 & 1-5, Thursday 1-4 and 5-8, Friday 1-5, & Saturday 10-2<br />

Port Clements<br />

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 3-8, Saturday 10-12 & 1-5<br />

Sandspit<br />

Tuesday 10-12 & 1-5, Wednesday 10-2, Thursday 1-4 & 5-8 , Saturday 10-2<br />

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The VI Regional Library – Haida Gwaii is now on facebook!<br />

Give our page a “like” and get the latest information about<br />

library events and services right here on Haida Gwaii.

celebrating local<br />

independently owned businesses<br />

Meet Georgia Bennett of<br />

Georgia Bennett<br />

Raven’s Tail Weaver<br />

Meet Terry “the Tool Man” Tollestrup of<br />

Echo Bay Tool Rentals<br />

223 2nd Ave, Queen Charlotte, BC<br />

250-559-4595<br />

‘Echo Bay’ is Haida Gwaii’s most comprehensive supplier of tool rentals,<br />

providing equipment for everything from food proces-sing equipment<br />

To Georgia Bennett, Haida Gwaii is paradise. and bicycle Everything rentals to construction from the equipment, from trusted brands like<br />

abundance of sea life to the thick rainforests Husqvarna, and diverse Stihl, Bosch, vegetation Makita, Hilti and many more. Whether it’s<br />

present on and around the islands makes a hand self-sustenance tool or a large machine possible. that you need, Echo Bay Tool Rentals<br />

“You could survive on Haida Gwaii without will any get you stores,” set up, says show Georgia, you how to use it, and supply you with the<br />

much as the Haida people did for thousands right of accessories years. Georgia to go with revels it. Echo in Bay Tool Rentals’ professional staff<br />

the slow pace of daily living and the natural will beauty do what that it takes surrounds to help you her get your job done and can even order<br />

every day. “It is amazing to live here.”<br />

in tools and products not readily available in stores.<br />

Get ready for winter - 20% off of all chimney-cleaning<br />

Georgia was a professional nail technician when she first tried her hand<br />

Terry (the Tool Man) Tollestrup<br />

equipment throughout the month of October!<br />

at the ancient art of raven’s tail weaving in 2004 under the instruction<br />

of notable Haida weaver Evelyn Vanderhoop. Her first piece, a pouch,<br />

became a gift to her sister and her first Meet apron, Jeff, a gift Joe to and her husband. Brionne A Lavoie of<br />

busy career caused her to set aside the hobby for a few years, but in<br />

Causeway Convenience Store<br />

2009 she took up the art again, devoting more time and attention to<br />

honing her skills and soon found herself 101 Causeway getting requests St, Queen from Charlotte, people BC<br />

to create items for them. Georgia began<br />

250-559-9011<br />

making traditional dance regalia<br />

and head dresses, eventually adding Causeway many Convenience other items to is not her your repertoire<br />

including belts, pouches, aprons, In dance addition robes to typical and more. convenience store items such as groceries, treats,<br />

average convenience store.<br />

coffee and slushies, you’ll find a growing line of local products including<br />

Georgia is well-known throughout baking Old Massett (bread, doughnuts and around and other Haida baked goods), fresh produce, eggs and<br />

Gwaii for her distinctive work and even she is cookie often dough. sought Causeway out by Convenience locals also provides a selection of health<br />

for the creation of traditional formal food Haida including wear. organic, In fact, vegan Georgia’s and gluten-free products. In the summer<br />

skill and proficiency has become known months, far it beyond operates the a very boundaries popular ice-cream of shop next door.<br />

the islands and today she ships orders The all Causeway around commercial the world. centre Georgia also has office and retail rental space<br />

Bennett has exhibited her work in the available. All Islands’ Contact Art Jeff, Show Joe and or Brionne photos for more information.<br />

of her work have been published in Make books. Causeway Georgia Convenience Bennett your credits #1 stop – they are open 7:00 am-11:00 pm,<br />

her mentor and first instructor Evelyn<br />

365<br />

Vanderhoop<br />

days of the year.<br />

as<br />

The<br />

well<br />

coffee<br />

as weaver<br />

and baking will be ready and waiting for you!<br />

William White with her inspiration and dedication to the art of raven’s Georgia can be reached at 250-626-5152 or<br />

Check out Causeway Convenience on Facebook and enter<br />

tail weaving.<br />

their Chatter’s pizza contest (until by email the end at of georgiadbennett@hotmail.com<br />

Brionne and Joe Lavoie<br />

October)!<br />


Love Haida Gwaii showcases locally owned and operated businesses and is is funded by Northern<br />

Development Initiative Trust & Misty Isles Economic Development Society. To list your business on on<br />

the Love Haida Gwaii website or for more information call 250-559-8050 or email admin@mieds.ca<br />

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<strong>March</strong> / <strong>April</strong> <strong>2018</strong> 5

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Red Snapper<br />

Veggie bowl<br />

with tomato relish

A taste of home<br />

By Yvonne Smith<br />

This recipe is so lovely and with such a punch of flavor that I’m sure you will want to try it<br />

when you have company coming for dinner. Or, perhaps, even a romantic dinner for two? It<br />

is hands down one of my favorite ways to make a white fish dinner and, for me, snapper is a<br />

beautiful fish for baking or pan frying. You do though need to add flavor in the way of sauces<br />

and seasonings to bring out its delicate fillets. Snapper is a lean, firm fish with a moist texture<br />

so never overcook your fish!<br />

To prepare<br />

1. Wash potatoes and pre-boil them until they are starting to soften but still very firm, about<br />

ten minutes. Drain and set aside.<br />

2. Make tomato relish: squeeze one and one half of the lemons into a bowl. Add tomatoes,<br />

two chopped garlic, parsley, two tablespoons olive oil, salt and pepper. Set aside.<br />

3. Take the fish out of your refrigerator twenty minutes before you fry it. Pat fish dry<br />

with paper towels and salt and pepper both sides. Add two tablespoons of olive oil to pan,<br />

on medium heat add onions, cook until translucent and then add the garlic, potatoes and<br />

mushrooms. Let the potatoes and mushrooms get a little color. Chop the artichokes in<br />

half and add to the pan, heat for one minute, and then add the chicken stock and wine.<br />

Cook until potatoes are soft. While veggies are cooking, add one tablespoon of oil to a pan<br />

and add one sliced garlic and four cups of washed chopped kale, salt and pepper, and chili<br />

flakes, sauté until tender and then squeeze half a lemon over the kale. In another pan,<br />

cook the fish. Add one tablespoon of olive oil to that pan until it’s very hot, cook fish skin<br />

side down for about four minutes or until it has a nice light brown crispy skin, flip fish and<br />

cook another two minutes.<br />

4. To plate, lay the kale out and then spread the veggies on top of the kale, and then the fish<br />

on top of the veggies, and top the fish with the tomato relish, making sure to spoon some<br />

of the lemon juice over the fish and veggies. Enjoy.<br />

Yvonne Smith, born and raised on Haida Gwaii, is passionate about harvesting<br />

and cooking local, seasonal and readily available food. Check out more of<br />

Yvonne's delicious recipes at atasteofhomeofhome.wordpress.com<br />

Ingredients<br />

• Four fillets of snapper or<br />

any other white fish<br />

• Salt and pepper<br />

• Six tablespoons extra virgin olive<br />

oil, two for the relish, two for the<br />

potatoes, one for each of the<br />

kale and fish<br />

• Four cups of washed,<br />

chopped kale<br />

• One half teaspoon chili flakes<br />

• Three garlic cloves chopped,<br />

two for the relish and one for<br />

the potatoes<br />

• One garlic clove, sliced<br />

• One small onion<br />

• Baby potatoes, four to six<br />

per serving<br />

• One and one-half cups of<br />

mixed mushrooms<br />

• One can of artichoke hearts<br />

• One half cup chicken stock<br />

• One quarter cup white wine<br />

• One container of cherry<br />

tomatoes or four medium<br />

regular-sized ones<br />

• Two fresh lemons<br />

• Half cup fresh parsley<br />

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Panic Attacks: Riding the Wave<br />

Photo by Guy Kimola<br />

It’s unexpected and terrifying; you think you are losing control<br />

or will die. Approximately 30% of people will experience it<br />

in their lifetime, and yet it’s hard to talk about. So let’s talk<br />

about – panic attacks.<br />

I had one several years ago. I was driving down a busy<br />

highway, enjoying the music on the radio. Then suddenly,<br />

my palms were sweaty, it was hard to breathe, my heart was<br />

racing and I felt shaky and nauseous. I didn’t know what was<br />

happening to me! I pulled off the road and laid down on the<br />

grass. After a few minutes, I felt okay again.<br />

This experience is a typical panic attack. It can happen<br />

without warning, anywhere. There is no obvious danger or<br />

reason why the body suddenly goes into that flight, fight or<br />

freeze response. The symptoms usually peak in five to ten<br />

minutes, then fade away. You may feel very tired after the<br />

attack.<br />

“Panic attacks are a way our nervous system tells us that<br />

something is terribly wrong and we are in big danger. But<br />

unfortunately, sometimes the human nervous system can be<br />

overloaded, and a false alarm is set off,” advises Janet Rigg,<br />

Mental Health Team Lead at the Guudang Ngaay tl’aats’iiga<br />

(Strong Minds House) Skidegate Health Centre.<br />

“There is a simple way of telling our hyped up nervous<br />

system that there is, in fact, no dangerous person or thing<br />

staring us down. It’s called focussing on the “here and now”<br />

by naming everything you see around you. For example, “I<br />

see a brown chair, and green carpet, I see a lamp, I hear a<br />

car drive by.” This helps our nervous system settle down and<br />

shut off the alarm,” Janet explains.<br />

Another way of handling the attack is to move: go for a brisk<br />

walk, do jumping jacks, in the bathroom splash cold water on<br />

your face - anything to shift the built-up energy.<br />

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After the attack, the thought remains - what if it happens<br />

again? Understandably, that “what if” can cause people to<br />

drastically limit their lives. For example, people may stop<br />

driving or going out socially. They may avoid crowds,<br />

bridges/tunnels or the activity they were doing when the<br />

panic attack happened.<br />

Treatment of panic attacks includes talking with a doctor,<br />

counsellor or therapist. Also, identify and track the things<br />

that cause extra stress. Janet recommends practicing<br />

progressive relaxation (moving between tense and relaxed)<br />

often. This helps the body settle. “Sensing into our bodies<br />

regularly, and noticing the edges of the tension we feel, helps<br />

move and settle our fight, flight, or freeze response. No<br />

judgement, no changing, just noticing.” This approach may<br />

help prevent future panic attacks.<br />

According to Jenn Wissink, school counsellor in Queen<br />

Charlotte, Skidegate and Sandspit, “Apps such as<br />

Headspace and Breathe are excellent resources for accessing<br />

some anxiety prevention and coping tools.” She also<br />

recommends the Anxiety BC website at www.anxietybc.com<br />

which suggests a person ride the wave rather than try to<br />

control and escape the sensations of a panic attack. Above<br />

all, tell others what you’re experiencing and ask them for support.<br />

It will help you feel safer than handling it on your own.<br />

Liz Wouters is a Certified Coach, and trained in<br />

Conflict Management, Psychology, and Adult Education.<br />

For individual or group coaching sessions on work,<br />

life or interpersonal issues, please contact<br />

her at lwoutersca@yahoo.ca

North<br />

written by Alexis M. Koome<br />

illustrated by Haley Ball<br />

Out here the weather bellows<br />

all across the land,<br />

it pushes through the trees<br />

and runs across the sand.<br />

It thunders on our roofs<br />

and knocks upon our doors<br />

it fogs and shakes our windows<br />

in a relentless, breathless roar.<br />

The forests bend and bow<br />

submissive to the wind,<br />

knowing that the gusts<br />

are their temperamental kin.<br />

The shoreline shifts and rolls<br />

when the rains come rushing down,<br />

water retreating to the sea,<br />

back to its mother ground.<br />

The animals all burrow<br />

and the birds tuck away,<br />

their homes are seasoned hide-outs<br />

and their nests are built to sway.<br />

Out here the sun is welcomed<br />

for the warmth and calm it brings,<br />

but a storm is just as loved<br />

for the songs of strength it sings.<br />

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Island Joe – from Veggies to Volts<br />

(Well, technically; fruits & veggies to volts.)<br />

After 20 years of service, George “Island Joe” Pattison<br />

has closed one chapter of his career growing the wellknown<br />

and appreciated greenhouse tomatoes (and<br />

cucumbers, kale and such). 73-year-old George has<br />

hands that have “hard work” written all over them.<br />

He’s sitting in my office with his wife, Cecile and<br />

together, they are sharing some of what George has<br />

been up to since he moved to Haida Gwaii in 1976.<br />

Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, George<br />

grew up on a farm. Although he has gained notoriety<br />

on Haida Gwaii with his famous fruits and veggies,<br />

farming wasn’t his only calling. I am surprised to<br />

learn that George has also been a doctor (in the late<br />

70’s he had a practice at the medical clinic in Queen<br />

Charlotte) as well as a carpenter, halibut deck<br />

hand, tree-spacing contractor and a clean energy<br />

entrepreneur.<br />

By Shellene Van der Beke<br />

From that time on, Sergius greeted me with ‘How's<br />

the tomatoes, George?’ for the NEXT TWENTY<br />

YEARS, until I finally did it!" Such a great story about<br />

dear, late Sergius and his good friend George.<br />

Top-Quality Island Farming<br />

According to George, the secret to growing such<br />

wonderful produce is simple: heat, light and love…<br />

and good soil. Common to most gardens on Haida<br />

Gwaii, quality soil is in short supply and building it<br />

takes lots of hard work. Even more challenging is<br />

the fact that the Pattison family farm is located on<br />

a five-acre island out in Bearskin Bay; a ten-minute<br />

skiff ride from Queen Charlotte. The outdoor crops<br />

George making soil with<br />

local seaweed<br />

George and Sergius<br />

When asked how he came upon the decision to<br />

grow tomatoes, George replies, “Shortly after I<br />

arrived as the new doctor in town, Sergius de Bucy<br />

and Viola Wood asked me for dinner. Even at<br />

that time I had tasted the tomatoes in town and I<br />

suggested at dinner that it would be a good idea to<br />

grow tomatoes in a greenhouse here as a business.<br />

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and greenhouse soils were enriched over the years<br />

with local sources of seaweed, manure (from their<br />

goats, ducks, geese and chickens), compost, sand,<br />

bales of peat moss, fish waste and sawdust. At one<br />

time, George and his family collected a dozen or so<br />

large cement bags of sawdust from the mill that was<br />

once in Tlell.<br />

For those of you who may be lamenting the loss of<br />

Island Joe’s seasonal tomatoes, no worries, there’s<br />

good news. George’s legacy will carry on with Joel<br />

Brubaker and his family on their farm located in Port<br />

Clements. It took 20 people two days and five trips<br />

to disassemble George’s greenhouses. No easy feat<br />

considering part of the trip included hauling a small<br />

barge back and forth to the island!<br />

At the Brubaker property, re-assembling the 84-footwide<br />

by 96-foot-long greenhouse is well on its way<br />

Reconstruction of the greenhouse on<br />

the Brubaker property<br />

“George is always warm and friendly and a ‘lead<br />

by example’ kind of guy,” states St. Mary’s Spring<br />

Farm owner and operator Marylynn Hunt. “I<br />

really appreciate George’s market garden advice<br />

regarding hydro cooling for greens and lettuces.<br />

We will all miss him very much at the market in<br />

Charlotte and wish him all the best in his new<br />

endeavors!”<br />

Queen Charlotte’s Sheila Wigmore shares that<br />

“George provided so many Islanders with his<br />

delectable tomatoes and cukes for so many years.<br />

I've know George for nearly 40 years, way back<br />

when he was Dr. George. My dad was famous in<br />

our neighbourhood for his luscious, juicy tomatoes<br />

that he grew in our back yard. For years after I<br />

left home, I sampled home-grown tomatoes where<br />

ever I could find them. George's tomatoes were<br />

the first (and only) that transported me back to<br />

the remembered joy of plucking a luscious, juicy<br />

ripe tomato from the vine during those hot, sunny<br />

days in my dad's garden. I will miss you and<br />

your tomatoes, George!”<br />

Island Joe Tomatoes<br />

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it from various businesses such as<br />

gas stations, logging companies<br />

it from and various the QC businesses dock, etc. such He as then<br />

gas used stations, this logging recycled companies waste oil to<br />

and power the QC his dock, greenhouses etc. He via then an EPA<br />

used approved this recycled burner. waste oil to<br />

power his greenhouses via an EPA<br />

With the greenhouse chapter<br />

approved burner.<br />

closed, will George be retiring?<br />

With Far the from greenhouse it; he is now chapter working<br />

closed, full steam will George ahead on be his retiring? Van Inlet<br />

Far Hydro from it; Corp he (VIHC) is now hydroelectric working<br />

full project; steam ahead a proposed on his Van solution Inlet<br />

Hydro to Corp replace (VIHC) diesel hydroelectric generated<br />

project;<br />

electricity<br />

a proposed<br />

for Graham<br />

solution<br />

Island. “I<br />

to<br />

was<br />

replace<br />

hoping<br />

diesel<br />

for this project<br />

generated<br />

to start<br />

electricity<br />

ten years<br />

for Graham<br />

ago when<br />

Island.<br />

BC Hydro<br />

“I<br />

was<br />

requested<br />

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expressions<br />

this project<br />

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to start<br />

interest<br />

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in<br />

years<br />

providing<br />

ago<br />

power<br />

when<br />

on<br />

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islands.”<br />

requested<br />

George<br />

expressions<br />

explains. “Hydro-electric<br />

of interest<br />

in providing<br />

projects<br />

power<br />

have powered<br />

on the islands.”<br />

all of BC<br />

Pattison family hike: from left to right, Cecile, Ryan, Vivian, Lo, George & Heron. George<br />

for a<br />

explains.<br />

hundred<br />

“Hydro-electric<br />

years. There have<br />

projects have powered all of BC<br />

Pattison family hike: from left to right, Cecile, Ryan, Vivian, Lo, George & Heron. been electric buses (clean-energy<br />

for a hundred years. There have<br />

and the tomato starter plants, grown by the Martin powered) in Vancouver for a long time – because of<br />

been electric buses (clean-energy<br />

family who live nearby, are already nearly six inches the abundant hydro-electric power. Currently, people<br />

and the tomato starter plants, grown by the Martin powered) in Vancouver for a long time – because of<br />

tall. “The tomatoes will be ready to plant in mid have mis-conceived that hydro-electric power is<br />

family who live nearby, are already nearly six inches the abundant hydro-electric power. Currently, people<br />

<strong>April</strong>,” Joel reports, “and they, along with cucumbers destructive because of the Site C Dam. Not all hydroelectric<br />

projects are destructive.”<br />

tall. “The tomatoes will be ready to plant in mid have mis-conceived that hydro-electric power is<br />

should be ready for sale by the end of May…peppers,<br />

<strong>April</strong>,” Joel reports, “and they, along with cucumbers destructive because of the Site C Dam. Not all hydroelectric<br />

projects are destructive.”<br />

at the end of June.” Joel and his family plan to sell “The power study is completed,” George continues,<br />

should be ready for sale by the end of May…peppers,<br />

their pesticide-free produce to local retail stores “and the results were that we can supply 73% of the<br />

at the end of June.” Joel and his family plan to sell “The power study is completed,” George continues,<br />

island-wide and, if there is time, they may sell them north end power needs with this hydro-electric project.<br />

their pesticide-free produce to local retail stores “and the results were that we can supply 73% of the<br />

at one of the farmers’ markets as well.<br />

I’ll need help and support from the community to get<br />

island-wide and, if there is time, they may sell them north end power needs with this hydro-electric project.<br />

it underway. B.C. Hydro is familiar with the project<br />

at one Clean of the Energy farmers’ Stewards: markets as well. Past, Present & I’ll need help and support from the community to get<br />

and I believe it is a good one.” For more information<br />

Future<br />

it underway. B.C. Hydro is familiar with the project<br />

Clean Energy Stewards: Past, Present & about this project, check out their website at www.<br />

and I believe it is a good one.” For more information<br />

Future The Pattison family which includes three children and vaninlethydrocorp.com and their Facebook page at<br />

about this project, check out their website at www.<br />

two grandchildren still living on Haida Gwaii, have “Van Inlet Hydro Corporation”.<br />

The Pattison family which includes three children and vaninlethydrocorp.com and their Facebook page at<br />

lived on their island homestead off-the-grid for many Some people like George never stop learning, working<br />

two grandchildren still living on Haida Gwaii, have “Van Inlet Hydro Corporation”.<br />

years. As a result, they’ve become well versed in hard and helping others. Moving, always moving.<br />

lived on their island homestead off-the-grid for many Some people like George never stop learning, working<br />

alternative and clean sources of energy. Their primary Speaking of moving, George and Cecile are excited to<br />

years. As a result, they’ve become well versed in hard and helping others. Moving, always moving.<br />

alternative<br />

power comes<br />

and clean<br />

from<br />

sources<br />

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of<br />

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system<br />

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oil<br />

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on Haida<br />

years,<br />

Gwaii,<br />

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no<br />

George<br />

place<br />

collected<br />

to recycle<br />

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choosing<br />

fun shopping<br />

the colors<br />

online<br />

for the<br />

for a<br />

walls<br />

new<br />

and<br />

woodstove.<br />

Cecile is having<br />

oil on Haida Gwaii, so George collected barrels of fun shopping online for a new woodstove.<br />

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Old Massett Office<br />

162 Old Massett Raven Avenue Office<br />

1-800-663-2388<br />

162 Raven Avenue<br />

1-800-663-2388<br />

Skidegate Office<br />

226 Skidegate Front Street Office<br />

1-877-559-8883<br />

226 Front Street<br />

1-877-559-8883<br />

New Alternate<br />

Richard New Alternate Williams<br />

Richard Williams<br />

You probably will be hearing some talk<br />

about You probably our local will labour be hearing market some this month. talk<br />

That’s about because our local the labour Gwaii market Trust, this along month. with<br />

several That’s because partner the organizations, Gwaii Trust, is along with<br />

undertaking several partner a new organizations, labour market is survey<br />

to undertaking tell us more a new about labour what market kind of survey<br />

employees to tell us more local about employers what kind want of to hire,<br />

what employees kind of local jobs employers there will be want on to Haida hire,<br />

Gwaii what kind the of future, jobs there and will what be kind on Haida of<br />

careers, Gwaii in skills the future, and training and what islanders kind of are<br />

interested careers, skills in. and training islanders are<br />

This interested kind of in. information is vital for our<br />

islands This kind communities. of information We is all vital know for that our our<br />

population islands communities. has been declining We all know over that the our<br />

past population 20 years, has with been younger declining residents over the and<br />

families past 20 years, moving with away, younger often residents for better and job<br />

opportunities families moving or away, education. often We for better also know job<br />

that, opportunities despite the or relatively education. high We rate also of know<br />

unemployment that, despite the here, relatively local high employers rate of are<br />

sometimes unemployment unable here, to local find qualified employers local are<br />

applicants sometimes to unable fill job to vacancies. find qualified Going local<br />

forward, applicants we’re to fill hoping job vacancies. to help build Going a<br />

healthy forward, local we’re economy hoping to that help can build provide a<br />

good healthy jobs local and economy training that opportunities can provide for<br />

all good residents. jobs and It’s training not an easy opportunities task, but the for<br />

first all residents. thing we It’s need not is an solid easy information task, but the<br />

about first thing what we our need labour is solid market information looks like<br />

right about now. what our labour market looks like<br />

right now.<br />



From previous studies we know that the<br />

islands From previous have had, studies for many we know years, that a mainly the<br />

resource-based islands have had, economy, for many with years, forestry a mainly<br />

playing resource-based the main economy, role. But as with opportunities<br />

playing for logging the main are role. reduced, But as opportuni-<br />

marine<br />

forestry<br />

tourism ties for logging and other are marine-based reduced, marine sectors<br />

are tourism becoming and other more marine-based important. Government<br />

are becoming services are more also important. significant, Govern-<br />

provid-<br />

sectors<br />

ing ment more services than are one-third also significant, of all jobs providing<br />

more Gwaii. than We one-third also know of all much jobs of on the<br />

on<br />

Haida<br />

work Haida available Gwaii. We on-island also know is part-time much of the and<br />

seasonal. work available Once on-island we gain a is clearer part-time picture and<br />

of seasonal. the local Once labour we market, gain a clearer we will picture<br />

examine of the local what labour kind market, of partnerships we will and<br />

capacity examine building what kind can of help partnerships build a stable and<br />

population capacity building and sustainable can help build economy a stable on<br />

Haida population Gwaii. and sustainable economy on<br />

Our Haida partners Gwaii. in this exciting project are<br />

Hecate Our partners Strait Employment in this exciting Development<br />

project are<br />

Services, Hecate Strait the Marine Employment Plan Partnership Development (the<br />

Council Services, of the the Marine Haida Plan Nation Partnership and the (the<br />

province Council of of the BC), Haida Gwaalagaa Nation and Naay the<br />

Corporation, province of BC), Old Gwaalagaa Massett Village Naay Council<br />

and Corporation, HaiCo. Together, Old Massett we’ve Village hired Council local<br />

facilitator and HaiCo. Co+Host. Together, The we’ve Co+Host hired team local<br />

will facilitator be gathering Co+Host. information The Co+Host this month team<br />

through will be gathering interviews information and surveys, this talking month to<br />

through interviews and surveys, talking to<br />

New Director<br />

Cecil New Director Brown<br />

Cecil Brown<br />

as many major employers, small<br />

businesses as many major and employers, individual islanders small as<br />

possible. businesses Your and answers individual and islanders knowledge as<br />

are possible. valuable, Your and answers islanders are knowledge warmly<br />

encouraged are valuable, to and participate islanders in are this warmly survey.<br />

We encouraged need to hear to participate from a wide in this range survey. of<br />

people We need to to make hear sure from we a wide gain a range clear of<br />

understanding people to make of sure labour we gain force a and clear<br />

training understanding needs. of And labour while force the results and of<br />

the training study needs. will be And made while public, the results all of<br />

individual the study will information be made will public, be kept all<br />

confidential.<br />

individual information will be kept<br />

For confidential. part two of the labour market study,<br />

we’ve For part hired two Vancouver-based of the labour market Operations study,<br />

Economics we’ve hired Inc. Vancouver-based They will be analyzing Operations the<br />

data Economics collected Inc. in They part will one, be identifying analyzing the<br />

skills data collected and training part gaps, one, and identifying producing a<br />

thorough skills and training report that gaps, will and include producing a<br />

strategies thorough report and an that action will plan. include<br />

Meanwhile, strategies and the an Gwaii action Trust plan. board has<br />

welcomed Meanwhile, two the new Gwaii directors. Trust board Cecil has<br />

Brown welcomed will be two representing new directors. the Cecil Old<br />

Massett Brown will Village be representing Council as a the director, Old and<br />

Richard Massett Williams Village Council will be as his a alternate. director, and A<br />

heartfelt Richard Williams thank you will to be the his previous alternate. A<br />

director heartfelt and thank alternate you to the for Old previous Massett<br />

Village director Council, and alternate Lisa Bell for and Old Ken Massett Rea, for<br />

their Village contributions Council, Lisa to Bell the and board. Ken Rea, for<br />

their contributions to the board.<br />

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The All Island Art Show<br />

Art in<br />

Everyone<br />

by Jamie Mcdonald<br />

2D, 3D and 4D pieces!<br />

Mulitgenerational visitors enjoying an AIAS<br />

Many people agree: the All Island Art Show (AIAS) is their<br />

favourite event of the year!<br />

“I always look forward to the opening and get excited to see<br />

the art,” says first-time presenter, Bobbi-Lee Chatelaine, “whether it’s<br />

pieces from returning artists or ones from new artists...and every year,<br />

I leave inspired to create.”<br />

Penny Richardson, a long-time AIAS participant shares, “Personally,<br />

I find the AIAS one of the best exhibitions of the year on Haida<br />

Gwaii, as it showcases not only favourite and familiar artists and their<br />

works, but gives new and emerging artists an opportunity to show<br />

their works.”<br />

Amateurs and professional artists alike are invited to partake in this<br />

annual show which will be hosted in the Temporary Exhibit space<br />

at the Haida Gwaii Museum from <strong>March</strong> 2nd to <strong>March</strong> 31st. The<br />

fact that the AIAS is not a juried exhibition makes it a wonderfully<br />

eclectic offering, showcasing two-dimensional, three-dimensional,<br />

film, multimedia, fabric, canvas, bare bones and you name it. It is<br />

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Many folks enjoying the show with Bobbi-Lee<br />

Chatelaine and Penny Richardson in the foreground.<br />

always interesting to see the bountiful talent here on Haida Gwaii.<br />

“This event is an expression of the culture of our island communities<br />

and that motivates me to contribute,” says Bobbi-Lee. It often amazes<br />

fellow community members to discover participants’ hidden artistic<br />

talents. No matter what the artists’ day jobs are - teachers, labourers,<br />

ministers, students – the AIAS is proof that there is art in everyone.<br />

“For artists here on the islands, oft-times it is challenging to seek<br />

out exhibiting arenas, as off- island shows are generally juried and<br />

expensive,” states Penny Richardson. The show’s relatively simple<br />

demands, the Arts Council’s dedicated members, and the Haida<br />

Gwaii Museum staff, all make this one of our island’s most inclusive<br />

events. The adjudicator also brings great value to the show by seeing<br />

with different eyes - noticing things participants might not have seen<br />

and offering discussions with the artists about their creations.<br />

For more information on this event, the adjudicator lecture<br />

(<strong>March</strong> 23rd) and the workshop (<strong>March</strong> 24th) visit<br />


2 0 1 8 A l l I s l a n d s ' A r t S h o w<br />

Free<br />

Artist<br />

Lecture<br />

with Alison Watt<br />

<strong>March</strong> 23<br />

7 p.m.<br />

Haida<br />

Heritage<br />

Center<br />

Show runs<br />

<strong>March</strong><br />

Loosen 2 - 31<br />

Free<br />

up!<br />

Facilitated by<br />

Mixed Media Workshop<br />

Facilitated by Alison Watt<br />

<strong>March</strong> 24<br />

9 - 5<br />

Bill reid<br />

room,<br />

HHC<br />

$40<br />

fee<br />

For more information<br />

www.hgartscouncil.ca/all-island-art-show<br />

allislandartshow@gmail.com or 250.559.4649<br />

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From a trailblazer …<br />

You never know what will happen when you begin something to<br />

help you through a tough time.<br />

In 2010, Kiki van der Heiden, a mother of two toddlers, started<br />

practicing Kundalini yoga for the first time, at home, to stay<br />

sane amidst the juggling acts of raising children, creating art and<br />

a busy life on Robertson Island. Her practice started with following<br />

instructional DVD’s in her living room from<br />

once a week to every day. She was hooked! “The<br />

daily DVD practice included loosening up the<br />

spine, which is good for the lower back, and<br />

strengthening of the navel center, which is<br />

our power center,” Kiki notes. “There was<br />

some cardio to get the heart beat up, some<br />

relaxation, and meditation. It had it all to<br />

strengthen the physical, mental and spiritual<br />

aspects.”<br />

At first, Kundalini yoga overwhelmed her, with<br />

its wide range of kriyas (poses) and mantras (songs).<br />

“Then I went to a Vancouver workshop and learned so<br />

much. And to be in community with 150 people was so uplifting.<br />

You can ride the wave of commitment from everyone in the room<br />

as you struggle with the long, hard poses,” remembers Kiki.<br />

“If I can help<br />

even one person,<br />

then that is good.”<br />

— Kiki van der<br />

Heiden<br />

Over time, to deepen her practice, she decided to begin teacher<br />

training certification. She never thought of becoming a yoga<br />

teacher. But friends started asking her to teach them. Although<br />

she was reluctant, she knew, “If I can help even one person, then<br />

that is good.” She remembers her first teaching experience clearly.<br />

“My 60-year-old friend told me he had been sick for eight<br />

weeks. I shared a kriya for a disease-free body. He was<br />

amazed and admitted this was a wake-up call to<br />

take care of his body.”<br />

To celebrate her 40th birthday, she invited<br />

people to join her in a Kundalini yoga session.<br />

“I had never felt so good, better than I<br />

felt when I was 20. So I wanted to celebrate<br />

this. Fifty people showed up! Soon after,<br />

the word spread with an increased demand<br />

to teach. I rented a space, telling people I am<br />

still in training, just sharing what I know.” Not<br />

only did she not imagine teaching yoga, she also never<br />

thought of running a yoga/art studio. “But there was a<br />

big demand for all types of yoga and several yoga teachers came<br />

forward saying they would like to teach,” said Kiki.<br />

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Top left - Kiki van der Heiden; Top right- teacher training participants and teachers celebrate the completion of the first intensive in Queen<br />

Charlotte; Bottom left and right - Kundalini yoga class at Sun Studio; Photos by Liz Wouters<br />

Now, four years later, she organized the first ever Kundalini-Hatha<br />

Yoga Teacher Training Program at her studio, Sun Studio, in<br />

Queen Charlotte. Fourteen Haida Gwaii residents and four off-island<br />

participants are enrolled in the demanding training which<br />

includes two ten-day intensives this past February and<br />

again in <strong>April</strong> and many hours of yoga practice,<br />

study and teaching in-between. “This teacher<br />

training means people from all over Haida<br />

Gwaii could teach yoga in their communities,<br />

doing it their way. There is a big<br />

demand. They can take it into schools,<br />

mental health organizations, the workplace<br />

and community halls.” Kiki smiles<br />

brightly as she reflects on her journey from<br />

a solo living room yoga student to a yoga<br />

teacher who brought yoga training to Haida<br />

Gwaii. “Right now, I am celebrating community!”<br />

she exclaims.<br />

“I can handle<br />

discomfort more<br />

graciously.”<br />

— Dr. Tracy<br />

Morton<br />

… to many trainees …<br />

So, who are these dedicated trainees committing to two training<br />

intensives, writing papers, daily yoga practice and possibly future<br />

teaching?<br />

One of them is Estrella Hepburn who lives in Tow<br />

Hill, Masset. “I took one Kundalini yoga class<br />

years ago, and I didn’t like it. It was too much<br />

hard work. So, I did Hatha and Vinyasa flow<br />

yoga for twenty years, enjoying slower, long<br />

deep poses. I knew I wanted to teach Hatha,<br />

but it never happened with three kids,<br />

work, and the need to travel away for training.<br />

Now that Hatha/Kundalini training is here, I<br />

thought, I’ve got to do this! Kundalini is more<br />

breath work and movement, but also singing and<br />

music which I love. The training is intense, I am exhausted,<br />

but I feel more centered and clear.” Once she is a<br />

certified teacher, Estrella hopes to teach children, youth and adults<br />

in Masset.<br />

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Another teacher training participant is Jenn Wissink from Skidegate<br />

who works as a school counsellor. She has practiced yoga on<br />

and off for 20 years. “Yoga has helped me become more self aware,<br />

focussed, and to find some calmness, especially in challenging<br />

times. It also helps me feel stronger and more flexible, and to be<br />

more mindful in my actions,” she said. Jenn hopes to offer yoga to<br />

students in the schools.<br />

… to some seasoned yoga perspectives …<br />

Haida Gwaii yoga is alive and well! Here are some reflections<br />

and recommendations from current yoga teachers in Masset, Port<br />

Clements and Queen Charlotte.<br />

Robin Werstine Pilon in Sandspit practiced some Hatha yoga<br />

classes over the years and experienced a sort of “awakening” in her<br />

first class. When asked what she is learning about herself during<br />

this teacher training so far, she replied, “I’ve learnt that I am incredibly<br />

strong on the inside and have sources of power to harness<br />

when needed.” Once she receives her teacher certification, her<br />

dream is to convert 491 Beach Road in Sandspit into a yoga and<br />

arts studio. As a Northern Health Life Skills Worker for Mental<br />

Health and Addictions, she also will bring her teachings to clients.<br />

Tracy Morton from Queen Charlotte is the only man in the teacher<br />

training program. He said many men are intimidated by yoga<br />

because the culture of yoga is perceived to be a feminine one. But<br />

he hopes to change that once he’s a certified teacher by teaching<br />

a men’s yoga class. His personal aim with yoga is to “improve fitness<br />

and to sharpen my awareness,” he explained. “Most of us go<br />

through life captivated by our own mental stories with thoughts<br />

wrapped up in the past and future. But this is where life is lived,<br />

only in this moment.”<br />

How does yoga training relate to his Queen<br />

Charlotte medical practice? “It improves<br />

my ability to listen, and not to immediately<br />

want to change what’s happening for the<br />

patient, although the patient probably<br />

wants to change that. A second benefit<br />

is better alignment of agendas - doctors<br />

have an agenda and so do patients. Success<br />

is when both are aligned. A third benefit is<br />

that I can provide concrete tools like exercises<br />

and meditations to patients. Yoga addresses<br />

physical, emotional and mental issues which are hard<br />

to do in the Western medical setting.” Tracy has practiced<br />

Kundalini yoga for five years, and as a result, “I can handle discomfort<br />

more graciously,” he admits with a smile.<br />

"Take it easy,<br />

have fun, and<br />

don’t worry how<br />

you look."<br />

— Julia Breese<br />

Mariel McLeod in Masset<br />

“I started practicing yoga to help with knee injury rehab after a<br />

ski accident. I was a young, competitive athlete and yoga really<br />

helped me recover mentally and physically.<br />

“I am a Hatha and Vinyasa practitioner and teacher. My classes<br />

focus on alignment and moving with the breath. A<br />

lot of my students come for exercise, to enhance<br />

their own practice or to just stretch. Some<br />

have found relief from back or knee issues<br />

by practicing regularly. For the most part,<br />

everybody who has done yoga comes back<br />

because of how good it makes them feel,<br />

leaving class ‘yoga drunk’!<br />

“There is no goal in yoga. Every day is different<br />

for your body, breath and mind. Your<br />

yoga practice is about being okay with it and<br />

practicing from wherever you are today. Yoga is a<br />

lifestyle. Say someone is frustrated or feeling angry, so<br />

they take some deep breaths - that’s yoga.<br />

“Yoga is for everyone, but it’s also okay to not like it.”<br />

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“I teach Trauma-Informed Hatha yoga. I am a graduate of an<br />

Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga Program and have trained<br />

in programs like “Street Yoga” which specialize in teaching yoga<br />

to vulnerable adult populations, in particular, working with individuals<br />

who might struggle with PTSD, addictions and/or homelessness.<br />

“When we are doing the physical practices in yoga, I encourage<br />

those present to look for lightness and ease in their poses. By practicing<br />

this way, we meet our selves (and our bodies) with honesty.<br />

In addition, practising within a place of comfort can minimize our<br />

chances of injury during asana. ”<br />

Jennifer Pigeon in Port Clements<br />

“I started teaching Hatha yoga in 2010, after a three-month intensive<br />

at Yasodhara Ashram in Kootenay Bay. When the training was complete,<br />

I stayed for an additional five months to deepen my practice,<br />

which also included Karma, Kundalini and Mantra yoga. Since then,<br />

I returned twice to the ashram for courses in Hidden Language Hatha<br />

and Kundalini Yoga (as developed by Swami Sivananda Radha).<br />

“Yoga gives me a deeper understanding of myself and my relationships.<br />

Many people think yoga is only a physical practice, but in my<br />

experience, it is so much more than that. Yoga is about connecting<br />

the mind, body and spirit. It’s about connecting to your Higher Self.<br />

It’s about listening to your body and discovering the wisdom within,<br />

discovering your potential – the light, the divine spark, call it whatever<br />

you will – and striving to be that.”<br />

Meghan Cross in Queen Charlotte<br />

“When I started yoga, I wasn’t overly interested, thinking what<br />

good was ‘stretching’ for an hour! Yoga has significantly changed<br />

me. It has grounded me, lifted me up, tested and nurtured me.<br />

It has given me perspective and presence. I think a lot of the<br />

misconceptions about Hatha yoga (postural - based yoga) in North<br />

America are tied to the body. The media and mainstream marketing<br />

hasn’t helped this at all – stereotyping what a yogic body looks<br />

like, what yogi-style looks like, and what postures ‘should’ look like<br />

(i.e. handstand, arm balances, etc.).<br />

Julia Breese in Port Clements<br />

“For me, yoga began as an exploration of movement-based practices<br />

in order to find comfort in my body, reduce stress, manage PTSD and<br />

help autoimmune conditions.<br />

“Yoga is really about the breath and connecting to your true<br />

essence. It’s more about your experience in the expression of the<br />

posture, than the posture itself. It’s movement as meditation.”


By Christine Rowan<br />

In the Garden<br />

I, like no doubt most of you, am excited that spring is on the way.<br />

I’ve been busy since late January doing garden maintenance and<br />

prep. Our mild winter has allowed me to do some of the things I<br />

was unable or unwilling to get to in the fall; weeding and applying<br />

a layer of mulch.<br />

Mulching is one of the best things you can do for your garden’s soil.<br />

It adds much needed organisms and slows leaching of valuable<br />

nutrients caused by heavy rain. I use a mixture of local eelgrass<br />

(Zostera marina), and whatever seaweed is available, on both our<br />

flower and vegetable beds.<br />

This combination is long lasting and it adds humus and a multitude<br />

of micronutrients as it breaks down over winter. One can also<br />

mulch with a thick layer of compost, straw (not hay because of<br />

weed seeds), manure or chopped up leaves.<br />

Another soil building technique is planting cover crops. The fall<br />

rye I planted in portions of our vegetable beds will be cut down<br />

soon, and then turned under gently with a pitch fork. This will<br />

allow time for decomposition before spring planting begins. So as<br />

not to add or deplete too much of one element in the soil, I try to<br />

rotate cover crops. Having said that, I will be doing soil testing<br />

throughout my garden to check what I am lacking or have too<br />

much of, before I add fertilizer of any kind. I feel strongly about<br />

the health of soil - without good soil, you will not have a great<br />

garden.<br />

I have adopted the “no-dig” gardening method, a great way to<br />

preserve your soil and your back! This system involves adding<br />

many layers of organic mulches to your soil, and then allowing<br />

Mother Nature to do all of the work, which is to break everything<br />

down and feed the soil, just as it does in the forest, or on grassland.<br />

There are some large industrial farms that have now switched to<br />

a zero-tillage policy. While it takes a few years to implement, this<br />

method weans crops of insecticide, fungicide and strong chemical<br />

fertilization practices. Not digging the soil helps preserve the soil’s<br />

complex structures and returns it to a more natural state. I find all<br />

of this highly interesting, and hopeful.<br />

In the Greenhouse<br />

Our greenhouse is bountiful with cool season crops such as spinach,<br />

green onions, lettuce, and bok choy. Above these, built by our dear,<br />

late friend, Bruce Anderson, is a thermostat controlled grow light<br />

system set to 5 degrees Celsius. While it doesn’t really warm the<br />

soil, it does help keep the ambient air warm. The addition of an<br />

electric fan helps to disperse the air and keep moisture and mold<br />

spores down to a minimum. I’ve changed from regular fluorescent<br />

lighting to T5 bulbs this year with great success.<br />

Under the lights, seedlings of long storage onions, peppers, and<br />

buttercrunch lettuce have been started and are putting on great<br />

growth. Eggplant seeds will be planted in a few days, and tomato<br />

seeds in early <strong>March</strong>. Cuttings that were taken in the fall of<br />

geraniums and fuchsia have been moved out from under the lights<br />

and put in a south facing window. By the time this goes to print, I<br />

will be on a mission to visit as many gardens in the Victoria area as<br />

possible. I am always trying to educate myself by talking to other<br />

gardeners and seeing how they are successful.<br />

My newest source of info is podcasts, which I enjoy as a portable<br />

means of education, and you can do things while listening. In<br />

closing, I wish you all a spring full of good growth.<br />

Christine Rowan was born in Queen Charlotte and has<br />

been gardening exclusively on the islands for approximately<br />

36 years. Most of her garden knowledge is from extensive<br />

trial and error. She currently resides in Lawn Hill with<br />

her husband Ron, 3 dogs, chickens, and other barnyard<br />

anomalies.<br />

20 HG

A bit more about the…<br />



By Shellene Van der Beke<br />

Community undertaker, Matthew (Matt) Pierce asked that<br />

we print a few more details that were not published in the<br />

Jan/Feb <strong>HGT</strong> magazine’s “Haida Gwaii Way of Death”<br />

article.<br />

They include:<br />

• Although Matt and his family did emigrate from<br />

England to BC in 1967, they did not come to Haida<br />

Gwaii until the spring of 1991.<br />

• Matt does charge for the cost of casket/coffin<br />

construction and basic transportation but does not<br />

charge for any other funerary services.<br />

If anyone is interested in helping with these essential c<br />

ommunity services, volunteers would be greatly appreciated.<br />

For more information, call Matthew Pierce at 250-559-8686<br />

<strong>March</strong> / <strong>April</strong> <strong>2018</strong> 21

The Entrepreneurial<br />

Spirit<br />

By<br />

Community<br />

Futures<br />

Spirit Community<br />

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September 2017 7

Happy Liver = Happier Life<br />

by Stephany Pryce<br />

The liver has many functions, and its health is so<br />

important. The most notable function of the liver<br />

is to convert toxins in the body to a non-toxic<br />

substance and to make certain that the toxins leave<br />

the body.<br />

Liver 101<br />

The liver processes nutrients from the portal vein,<br />

and are stored, detoxified, and then enter back into<br />

the bloodstream or eliminated from the body. The<br />

liver can remove substances such as alcohol from<br />

the bloodstream and get rid of the by-products from<br />

the breakdown of substances sent to the liver.<br />

The liver’s conversion of nutrients is put into a form<br />

the body can use, and the storage of nutrients are<br />

saved for when they are needed. Fat is broken down<br />

by the liver to produce energy. The liver produces<br />

bile and is an important part of metabolism as it<br />

breaks down fat and the absorption of it. The lifegiving<br />

blood to the liver via the portal vein is rich in<br />

nutrients but may contain toxins and bad intestinal<br />

flora. The liver is a massive filter of the bloodstream,<br />

and it can overload if a person ingests too much<br />

processed food, fried food, alcohol, nicotine,<br />

drugs, coffee, heavy metals, etc. This overload can<br />

make a person feel sluggish, irritable, foggy and<br />

nauseated. The liver’s ability to remove toxins is<br />

different for each person and depends on the health<br />

of the liver of that person.<br />

For liver health:<br />

• Eat healthier, nature-based foods<br />

• Less packaged snack and processed foods<br />

• Drink less alcohol and/or coffee<br />

• Eat more foods with Vitamin K,<br />

such as green, leafy vegetables<br />

• Ease up on sugar and salt<br />

• Make it a morning routine to drink<br />

a lemon and ginger beverage, hot or cold<br />

• Take milk thistle for liver health<br />

• Keep a healthy weight<br />

• Drink water (try it warm with lemon or lime)<br />

Foods for the liver:<br />

• Blueberries, cranberries, apples<br />

• Beets, carrots, cauliflower<br />

• Broccoli, spinach, cabbage, kale<br />

• Oregano, sage, rosemary, turmeric<br />

• Almonds, walnuts<br />

• Oatmeal<br />

• Green tea<br />

• Even a bit of dark chocolate and red<br />

wine in very moderate amounts!<br />

Eating healthier foods will help your body cleanse<br />

naturally. Your liver will love you for it!<br />

Top Tip: If you give your body time to do a mini<br />

cleanse in the morning by simply drinking a lemon<br />

and ginger beverage, you will remove toxins and<br />

greatly reduce the burden on the liver.<br />

This article is not a substitute for medical advice from<br />

a physician. A physician should be consulted if one is<br />

experiencing symptoms or is on medications. You should seek<br />

the most up to date information on your medical care and<br />

treatment from your physician or health care professional.<br />

Stephany is passionate about fitness, health and spirituality.<br />

Through years of struggles with digestive issues, it was<br />

necessary to research numerous books on nutrition to find<br />

a way to feel better. This knowledge has changed her life.<br />

<strong>March</strong> / <strong>April</strong> <strong>2018</strong> 23



by Barb Rowsell<br />

by Barb Rowsell<br />

by<br />

As<br />

Barb<br />

administrator<br />

Rowsell<br />

of the Queen Charlotte Heritage<br />

As administrator of the Queen Charlotte Heritage<br />

Housing Society, I’ve heard there is a housing crisis in<br />

Housing Society, I’ve heard there is a housing crisis in<br />

As every administrator community on of Haida the Queen Gwaii. Charlotte In a way, this Heritage seems<br />

every community on Haida Gwaii. In a way, this seems<br />

Housing odd, as Statistics Society, I’ve Canada heard tells there us that is a our housing population crisis has in<br />

odd, as Statistics Canada tells us that our population has<br />

every been community declining. In on Queen Haida Charlotte Gwaii. In we a have way, gone this seems from a<br />

been declining. In Queen Charlotte we have gone from a<br />

odd, population as Statistics high Canada of over 1200 tells us residents, that our to population 852, as per has the<br />

population high of over 1200 residents, to 852, as per the<br />

been 2016 declining. census. I In like Queen to joke Charlotte that “People we have must gone have from taken a<br />

2016 census. I like to joke that “People must have taken<br />

population their homes high with of them!” over 1200 residents, to 852, as per the<br />

their homes with them!”<br />

2016 Just census. across the I like street to from joke that my house, “People a must total of have seven taken old<br />

their Just across homes the with street them!” from my house, a total of seven old<br />

and decrepit homes have been torn down. When I look<br />

and decrepit homes have been torn down. When I look<br />

Just around across a bit the further, street from in a my 2-block house, radius a total I see of seven more old<br />

around a bit further, in a 2-block radius I see even more<br />

and changes. decrepit Four homes homes have that been were torn down. previously When affordable I look<br />

changes. Four homes that were previously affordable<br />

around housing a have bit further, lost their in a subsidies 2-block and radius are I now see even market more rent<br />

housing have lost their subsidies and are now market rent<br />

changes. homes. Two Four more homes have that been were bought previously for vacation affordable homes,<br />

homes. Two more have been bought for vacation homes,<br />

housing use only have a lost few their weeks subsidies each year, and are and now yet market 2 others rent are<br />

in use only a few weeks each year, and yet 2 others are<br />

homes. vacant Two government more have housing. been bought 15 homes for vacation - wow! homes, While<br />

vacant government housing. 15 homes - wow! While<br />

in some use of only this a can few be weeks attributed each year, to changing and yet demographics<br />

2 others are<br />

some of this can be attributed to changing demographics<br />

vacant or just government normal wear housing. and tear, 15 others homes are - wow! impacted While by<br />

or just normal wear and tear, others are impacted by<br />

some changing of this government can be attributed policies to and changing priorities. demographics<br />

changing government policies and priorities.<br />

or In just the normal past, it was wear not and uncommon tear, others for are young impacted people by to<br />

changing In the past,<br />

come to government it was not<br />

the islands to policies uncommon<br />

work, raise and priorities. for young people to<br />

families, make money<br />

come to the islands to work, raise families, make money<br />

In and the then past, leave it was for various not uncommon reasons. But for now, young many people of these to<br />

and then leave for various reasons. But now, many of these<br />

come people to are the staying islands on. to work, And why raise not? families, This is make a great money place<br />

people are staying on. And why not? This is a great place<br />

and to call then home. leave for Another various new reasons. trend But that now, I see many is that of retired these<br />

to call home. Another new trend that I see is that retired<br />

people parents are of staying young on. people, And who why have not? come This is here a great for place work,<br />

parents of young people, who have come here for work,<br />

to are call also home. moving Another here to new enjoy trend the Haida that I see Gwaii is that lifestyle retired and<br />

are also moving here to enjoy the Haida Gwaii lifestyle and<br />

parents be close of to young their people, kids and who grandkids. have come This here puts for different work,<br />

be close to their kids and grandkids. This puts different<br />

are pressures also moving on the here housing to enjoy market. the Haida And, Gwaii of course, lifestyle we and are<br />

pressures on the housing market. And, of course, we are<br />

be hearing close to that their the kids inflated and grandkids. Vancouver housing This puts market different has<br />

hearing that the inflated Vancouver housing market has<br />

pressures put pressure on the on housing market. markets across And, of BC. course, we are<br />

put pressure on housing markets across BC.<br />

hearing that the inflated Vancouver housing market has<br />

put pressure on housing markets across BC.<br />

What What You You Think Think Counts Counts<br />

What You Think Counts<br />

The Queen Charlotte Heritage Housing Society is<br />

The Queen Charlotte Heritage Housing Society is<br />

currently conducting a “Needs and Demand Assessment”<br />

currently conducting a “Needs and Demand Assessment”<br />

The in our Queen community. Charlotte This Heritage will give Housing a more Society informed is<br />

in our community. This will give us a more informed<br />

currently overview conducting of the current a “Needs housing and Demand situation, Assessment” as well as<br />

overview of the current housing situation, as well as<br />

in give our the community. This a chance will give to be us heard. a more This informed report<br />

give the community a chance to be heard. This report<br />

overview is necessary of the for current us as a housing Society to situation, obtain government<br />

as well as<br />

is necessary for us as a Society to obtain government<br />

give funding the community for future housing a chance projects. to be heard. A survey This has report been<br />

funding for future housing projects. A survey has been<br />

is designed necessary to for collect us as and a collate Society statistical to obtain data government as well as<br />

designed to collect and collate statistical data as well as<br />

funding human for elements future of housing the situation. projects. All A interested survey has parties been<br />

human elements of the situation. All interested parties<br />

designed are encouraged to collect to and participate collate in statistical the survey data to as make well the as<br />

are encouraged to participate in the survey to make the<br />

human information elements collected of the as situation. thorough All as possible. interested parties<br />

information collected as thorough as possible.<br />

are encouraged to participate in the survey to make the<br />

information collected as thorough as possible.<br />

Surveys<br />

Surveys<br />

are<br />

are<br />

available<br />

available<br />

at<br />

at<br />

www.surveymonkey.com/r/QCAffordableHousingSurvey<strong>2018</strong><br />

www.surveymonkey.com/r/QCAffordableHousingSurvey<strong>2018</strong><br />

Surveys are available at<br />

www.surveymonkey.com/r/QCAffordableHousingSurvey<strong>2018</strong><br />

The<br />

The<br />

Haida<br />

Haida<br />

Gwaii<br />

Gwaii<br />

Housing Forum<br />

Forum<br />

is<br />

is<br />

on its<br />

its<br />

way!<br />

way!<br />

On <strong>April</strong> 7, <strong>2018</strong>, the QC Heritage Housing Society will<br />

On<br />

The<br />

<strong>April</strong><br />

Haida<br />

7, <strong>2018</strong>,<br />

Gwaii<br />

the<br />

Housing<br />

QC Heritage<br />

be holding an all-islands Housing Forum<br />

Housing<br />

Forum is on<br />

Society<br />

at its the way!<br />

will<br />

Queen<br />

be holding an all-islands Housing Forum at the Queen<br />

On Charlotte <strong>April</strong> 7, Community <strong>2018</strong>, the QC Hall. Heritage We invite Housing and encourage Society will all<br />

Charlotte Community Hall. We invite and encourage all<br />

be residents holding of an Haida all-islands Gwaii Housing to join us Forum in this at dialogue. the Queen The<br />

residents of Haida Gwaii to join us in this dialogue. The<br />

Charlotte Forum is Community intended as Hall. an opportunity We invite and to bring encourage together all<br />

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Sergius de Bucy<br />

Sergius de Bucy, age 100, of Queen<br />

Charlotte, passed away peacefully<br />

on Sunday, January 28 <strong>2018</strong>, in<br />

the Queen Charlotte Hospital. He<br />

was born in Liverpool, New South<br />

Wales, Australia, to Sergius and Sybil<br />

(Richardson) on February 22, 1917.<br />

In 1921 he and his mother moved<br />

to Tlell, Haida Gwaii, to join other<br />

members of the Richardson family.<br />

In 1944 Sergius married Chris<br />

McKenzie (who predeceased him<br />

in 1972). Serge had a taxi business<br />

for many years and later logged,<br />

along with various other enterprises.<br />

He enjoyed dancing, playing cards,<br />

and was involved in a number of<br />

community organizations, in earlier<br />

years. He always kept abreast of<br />

news and changes on the islands by<br />

attending meetings regularly or by<br />

talking to everyone, young and old.<br />

Sergius will be lovingly remembered<br />

by his beloved longtime partner,<br />

Mavis Mark, and his children Kathy,<br />

Wendy, Janice (John Fisher) and<br />

Roger (Andrea), 9 grandchildren<br />

and 6 great-grandchildren. He loved<br />

Haida Gwaii and the caring people<br />

who live on the islands. He often<br />

remarked that it was because of the<br />

support of the community he was able<br />

to live for so long and in his own home.<br />

Sergius’ funeral service was held on<br />

Wednesday, January 31 at the Queen<br />

Charlotte Cemetary. A Celebration<br />

of His Life followed at the Queen<br />

Charlotte Community Hall.<br />

The de Bucy family would like to thank the members of the communities of Haida Gwaii for your many kindnesses and<br />

for the condolences and support that we have received. We were humbled and comforted by all those who attended<br />

the graveside and tea, especially on such short notice. We also would like to send our gratitude and appreciation to the<br />

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time with you.<br />

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Horoscopes for<br />

<strong>March</strong> & <strong>April</strong>, <strong>2018</strong><br />

Aries (<strong>March</strong> 20 - <strong>April</strong> 19) Having faith for what’s happening behind the<br />

scenes is where it’s at with you, dearest Aries. You have the opportunity<br />

to speak out about the truth as you see it. Try to keep your anger under<br />

control though and turn it into passion. You are emerging from behind<br />

the shadows to take your place into your future. Have the courage<br />

required to do this. Keywords: conviction, goodwill and savior-faire.<br />

Taurus (<strong>April</strong> 19 - May 20) More surprises are in store for you so it is<br />

vitally important to stay present and accounted for, dearest Taurus.<br />

Reflect on the challenges you have faced head-on and the ones that you<br />

may have swept under the rug. Give yourself a mental vacation if you<br />

feel the need to re-group. There could be intense forces at work near you<br />

but as long as you remain true to yourself, you will surface into the light<br />

of peace. Allow your intuition to talk to you. Keywords: rise, purpose<br />

and gut-reaction.<br />

Gemini (May 20 - June 21) You are out in the public eye to some degree<br />

now, dearest Gemini. You are being asked to define your intentions and<br />

goals and to get clear about what is working for you and what is not. Pay<br />

attention to what is standing right in front of you. Something is coming<br />

to fruition and needs to be processed in order for you to create some new<br />

and improved goals. Keywords: ambitious, endeavor and intent.<br />

Cancer (June 21 - July 22) What is your true mission in life, dearest<br />

Cancer? And how are you going to reach for the stars? You must not<br />

hole up in your room right now as you are recreating yourself anew.<br />

What you planted months ago is finally showing fruition. Say yes to<br />

that party, yes to hiking with a friend and yes to life! It’s all there for<br />

the taking and every time you say yes, you are saying it to your future.<br />

Keywords: values, destiny and fortune.<br />

Leo (July 22 - August 23) Having faith in yourself and the ability to build<br />

courage is key to your happiness, dearest Leo. You are out in the public<br />

eye and once again it’s time to shine! If you have just returned from a<br />

trip or are about to embark on one, you may find that your entire future<br />

has shifted in a meaningful way. Speak out about your career plans or<br />

your mission in life with confidence. Bring a new cultural experience<br />

into your life in order to see things from an entirely different perspective.<br />

This will instigate innovative, creative endeavors for your future self.<br />

Keywords: inventive, original and spark.<br />

Virgo (August 23 - September 22) Relationships are highlighted in your<br />

life, dearest Virgo. What are you doing in order to make them work<br />

smoothly? Sometimes they require compromise and other times they<br />

need some breathing room. Test the theories you have about your loved<br />

ones and come to a conclusion about how best to move forward. And do<br />

it with compassion. Keywords: kindred spirit, viewpoint and connection.<br />

Libra (September 22 - October 23) Service with a smile is your mantra<br />

now, dearest Libra. What are you providing others that makes you feel<br />

alive and well? Answer this question to the best of your ability and you<br />

will be working “in the zone.” You may be coming across as a little bit<br />

intense, which could cause you to feel anxious. Lots of activities may be<br />

happening all around you so it’s important that no matter what happens,<br />

you stay focused on the prize. Keywords: flourish, bloom and open-up.<br />

Scorpio (October 23 - November 22) Expect the unexpected in one of<br />

your personal relationships now, dearest Scorpio. Speak your mind<br />

and mean what you say. You have been on the go for some time and<br />

it’s important to remember that in order for your engine to work at<br />

optimal speed, it’s needs a tune up now and then. This is your time<br />

to tune up, tune out the noise and tune in. Keywords: network,<br />

unwind and communicate.<br />

Sagittarius (November 22 - December 22) You get a pass so to speak,<br />

dearest Sagittarius; a pass to have fun. Create a scenario in your life<br />

that provides you creativity, joy and vitality. What does this look like<br />

to you? Creating a beautiful piece of jewelry, taking a favorite dance class<br />

or reuniting with your sewing machine. Enjoy this time to appreciate<br />

living! Keywords: engaging, gifted and open-minded.<br />

Capricorn (December 22 - January 20) Using courage to complete a<br />

task to its fullest is in order for you, dearest Capricorn. Lately, your<br />

self-confidence may have been shaken a bit. What steps do you need to<br />

take in order to rise above your present circumstances? There could be<br />

opportunities coming your way and it’s important that you prioritize<br />

which direction to move first. Perhaps you are dealing with your<br />

finances or your ability to feel appreciated or loved. Try to feel<br />

gratitude for all the processes of life. Keywords: spotlight, resources<br />

and devotion.<br />

Aquarius (January 20 - February 19) You are coming into your own,<br />

dearest Aquarius; and juggling your time between self and others.<br />

What issues are dawning on you right now and how can you enjoy<br />

them as you challenge yourself to a game of freedom and responsibility?<br />

Come out of your mind long enough to get acquainted with your<br />

spirit. Find a way to live in the moment, stay focused and do<br />

whatever it takes to get out of your “head.” Keywords: dedicate,<br />

tenacity and spunk.<br />

Pisces (February 19 - <strong>March</strong> 20) How do you define a life well-lived,<br />

dearest Pisces? Because now is the time to move forward in life<br />

with passionate purpose. Your confidence is front and center and<br />

rearing its head. What steps can you take in order to forgive yourself<br />

for your humanness? Take 10 steps forward, then sleep in. 5 steps forward,<br />

then a hot bath. You get the drill. Resting, then an action<br />

filled week, resting, repeat. This is your journey to a purposeful life.<br />

Be your own advocate this month. You deserve it. Keywords: expect,<br />

promote and ambition.<br />

<br />

Monica Caulfield is a professional astrologer, since 2007.<br />

She is passionate about helping clients develop the tools of<br />

awareness and purpose in life. For further information go to<br />

www.healingforlifeastrology.com or contact Monica at<br />

sageadvisor2u@gmail.com<br />

<br />

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Looking to post a free* classified or event ad? It’s super easy! Simply log onto www.haidagwaiitrader.com, click on the category tab for the type of ad you wish to place and the site<br />

will then guide you each step of the way. Need a hand? Do not hesitate to contact us. Prefer mail? Our mailing address is PO Box 222, Port Clements, BC, V0T 1R0. Please note: The<br />

deadline for new and/or updated classified ads is the 25th of each month at noon. *FREE classifieds apply to private personally owned and non-business postings. For real estate, rentals or business product/service/employment<br />

ads, a small fee will apply.<br />

In the Home & Office Furniture/Appliances/Electronics/Clothing(not kids or baby)/Jewelery/<br />

Collectables/Books/Music/Computers and Computer Accessories/For Sale-Misc<br />

Paper Shredder Fits Over Bin. This paper shredder is adjustable to fit over a 12” to 16” wastebasket. 8 1/2” wide slot,<br />

forward & reverse and auto action. Runs on 120 volts. Works great. $10. Call Jack at (250) 626-3436 or email sales@<br />

tostaba.com<br />

Insulation for Sale. I have 20 garbage bags full of dry stored insulation in need of a new home. First $75 takes all. Call Manzanita at<br />

(250) 557-8579 or email info@haidagwaiitrader.com<br />

New Bird Play Station. Paid a lot for it... yikes... my bird situation changed and I can no longer use this as I had<br />

planned. Would be great for lovebirds or small parrots, parakeets, etc. 1 foot square and 13” high. $18. Call Karen at<br />

(250) 559-4255 or email karefoe@qcislands.net<br />

New Queen Size Foam Mattress. This is a brand new, never unpacked queen size extra firm mattress. It is 60” x 80”<br />

x 6” thick. Cost $500. Sell for $400. See my other ads for more new bedding items. Call Jack at (250) 626-3436 or<br />

email sales@tostaba.com<br />

New Queen Size 100% Cotton Duvet Set. This brand new in the package duvet set is made for a queen size bed. It<br />

is 90” x 90”. Made with a 520 thread count, 100% Egyptian cotton cover and with polyester filling. It comes with the<br />

duvet and 2 pillow shams. The fabric is ivory colored. Cost $185. Sell for $110. See my other ads for more new bedding<br />

items. Call Jack at (250) 626-3436 or email sales@tostaba.com<br />

iPhone 6S Case Casetify. Mermaid Water grip case. $30. Call Lauren Field at (250) 637-1642 or email beannaeb77@<br />

yahoo.com<br />

Large Dog Crate. 31” H x 28” W x 42” D dog crate. Purchased 4 months ago. Excellent condition. $80. Call Kristin at<br />

(250) 637-1737 or email kristin@haidagwaii.net<br />

FoodSaver Replacement Gaskets. 2 brand new FoodSaver V2000/V3000 series replacement gaskets. Ordered the<br />

wrong type. Replace your old ones and it is as if your machine is brand new again. Shipping costs were more than the<br />

gaskets, and this you do not have to pay... win win. $8. Call Karen at (250) 559-4255 or email karefoe@qcislands.net<br />

Used Marshall MG100 HDFX Amp Head. 3 channel. Solid state Marshall amp with great reverb and FX bank. Builtin<br />

3 band EQ CD in and Headphone out. This solid state amp can pump out some pretty serious sound. It’s known for<br />

an incredibly clear tone on the clean channel, and breaks up quite crisply when distorted. Great amp, foot switch included.<br />

Minor cosmetic wear on the face of the head. I’m parting with this as I’ve invested in a new fender tube amp. Might<br />

consider trades for other gear. $300. Call Evan at (250) 551-4611 or email evanamiesgalonski@gmail.com<br />

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In the Home & Office - cont.<br />

Sony HD Camcorder w/ Built-In Projector. This Sony HDR-PJ220 camcorder shoots in full 1080 HD format. It is<br />

loaded with features including a built-in projector. It will take still photos while recording video, has a built-in stereo<br />

microphone, built-in USB cable for connection to computer for download or charging, HDMI output for direct connection<br />

to TV, records to SD card, ZEISS lens with 32x zoom, and wide LCD screen. Comes with battery & charger,<br />

USB cable, HDMI cable, instructions and box. Working fine with minimal use. $200. Call Jack at (250) 626-3436 or<br />

email sales@tostaba.com<br />

Brand New Bidet (Never Installed). Ordered a bidet online but never ended up installing it. All of the pieces and<br />

related equipment are still in their original packaging, unused. Instructions included for easy installation. Doesn’t draw<br />

power, just hooks up to water. $40. Call Steph at (250) 891-1098 or email uprootguesthouse@gmail.com<br />

Mountain Weave All-Cotton Tablecloth. Sturdy all-cotton tablecloth woven in Dorset, Vermont. Size: 4.5’ x 7’. A<br />

lovely solid weight to it. Machine washable. Lightly used, a few minor spots. No rips or tears. Purchased from the<br />

Vermont Country Store, originally US$65. $15. Call Lark at (780) 655-7876 or email larkcl108@gmail.com<br />

Juicer. Make your own fresh juice, works good with beets, carrots, apples. $40. Call/text Dominic Legault at (250)<br />

626-7896 or email visceralorbit@gmail.com<br />

Vivofit 3 for Sale. Never used. $75. Call Deb at (250) 626-5286 or email daisy@mhtv.ca<br />

Youth Snow Pants. Columbia brand snow pants. Perfect condition, only worn a few times. Youth size 14/16 (ages 10-<br />

12) or will fit a smaller adult, 5’ or so. $25. Call Regina Williams at (250) 626-5676 or email haidagwaiimk@gmail.<br />

com<br />

Speakers Indoor - Outdoor. $56 new. Never been used. $10. Call Terry Tollestrup at (250) 559-4595 or email yrretct@gmail.com<br />

Dual Handset & Corded Phone. DECT 6.0 dual handset corded phone/cordless phones with key pads and LCD. 22<br />

min ITAD handset speakerphone. Less than 6 months old. Rarely used. Excellent condition. New $99 plus shipping.<br />

Asking $35. Call Kristin at (250) 637-1737 or email kristin@haidagwaii.net<br />

8” Crystal Bowl. $10. Call Terry Tollestrup at (250) 559-4595 or email yrretct@gmail.com<br />

Man’s Lion Ring. 10K solid gold ring with lions all the way around. Is worth $700. Fits 70 mm tape rolled around<br />

finger and measured in millimetres. $500. Call Benedicte Gormly at (250) 557-2006 or email benedictesstudio@gmail.<br />

com<br />

High Quality Futon Frame for Sale. Custom designed, red cedar futon frame in excellent condition for sale. Will<br />

trade for W.H.Y. of equal value. Please call in the evenings or leave a message. $100. Call Ken at (250) 557-2004 or<br />

email info@haidagwaiitrader.com<br />

Small Red LED Dog Collar. Brand new, too big for Skipper. S: width (1 in), length (13.8 in - 16.9 in). $10. Call Karen<br />

at (250) 559-4255 or email karefoe@qcislands.net<br />

Vintage Neck Ties - Great for Crafts! I have a large collection of neck ties that are from all over the world, some<br />

from back as far as the 50’s! Awesome gifts and great for quilting and crafts, for both men and women. As low<br />

as $2 each, most expensive one is only $5. Call soon while they last! Call Manzanita Snow at (250) 557-8579 or<br />

email info@haidagwaiitrader.com<br />

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In the Home & Office - cont.<br />

House Plant. Christmas cactus. $50. Call Terry Tollestrup at (250) 559-4595 or email yrretct@gmail.com<br />

Asus U80JT Laptop Windows 10 Pro. The unit is in good condition.<br />

No visible ding or scratch on the body. No dead pixels. Spec: Processor<br />

- 1.2GHz Intel Core i3-330UM ULV. Memory - 4GB DDR3 RAM. Hard<br />

drive - 76GB SSD (fast). Graphics - NVIDIA GeForce 310M + Intel GMA<br />

HD. Operating System - Windows 10 Pro (64-bit). Screen size - (diagonal)<br />

14 inches 1366x768 pixel resolution. Video - VGA, HDMI. Audio Stereo<br />

speakers, headphone/microphone jacks. Stereo speakers, headphone/microphone<br />

jacks. Data - 3 USB 2.0, SD card reader. Networking - Ethernet,<br />

802.11n Wi-Fi. Optical drive DVD burner. $250. Call Sam at (250) 637-<br />

5653 or email purplesolution@gmail.com<br />

Hasselblad Camera. The camera is a studio camera for portraits and<br />

can be used outside for wedding photos. It has extra lens back covers for<br />

film case. One of the best on the market for studio cameras. Is worth over<br />

$5,000 with extra lens and camera box for carrying. Has a cracked eye<br />

viewer; however, this is a small part and readily available online or through<br />

camera dealers. $3,000. Call Benedicte Gormly at (250) 557-2006 or<br />

email benedictesstudio@gmail.com<br />

Porcelain Sink and Faucet. Used porcelain sink (two sections) with faucet,<br />

suitable for cabin or camper. Sink is 16” wide and 31 3/4” long. $175.<br />

Call Manzanita at (250) 557-8579 or email info@haidagwaiitrader.com<br />

In the Yard & Workshop<br />

Garden Equipment and Supplies/Hobby Supplies/Tools/Building Materials/<br />

Pet and Pet Supplies<br />

2” Air Flooring Cleat Nailer. Drives T or L cleats from 1-1/2 to 2” length.<br />

Die cast aluminum body provides more power to easily drive nails into hard<br />

wood. No marring, composite base designed to eliminate scratches and damage<br />

to the surface of the wood, and allow driving of fastener close to floor.<br />

$100. Call Harold Mackay at (250) 626-3305 or email hkmackay@telus.net<br />

Oregon P60 16” Saw Chain (Brand New). Bought wrong one. $25. Call<br />

Neil at (250) 637-1074 or email kristi@haidagwaii.ca<br />

Electrical Cable 18 ft 3 Conductor Aluminum #8. $30. Call Terry Tollestrup<br />

at (250) 637-1758 or email yrretct@gmail.com<br />

Unique Window. Double-paned window, six inch wood frame. 51” x 9” 1/4<br />

x 54” x 26” Contact Terry Tollestrup for more info. $40. Cell: (250) 637-1758<br />

or email yrretct@gmail.com<br />

Best Place To Pick Up Chicks! It’s that time of year again! Think chicks.<br />

Get your orders into Ranch Feeds by <strong>April</strong> 3, pick up May 4. Order by May<br />

15, pick up June 15. New breeds this year from Rochester Hatchery. Call<br />

Leslie at (250) 557-4276 or email rfeeds@qcislands.net<br />

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In the Yard & Workshop - cont.<br />

2 x New BBQ Burners for Sale. The BBQ burners are H-Type # 71-<br />

172SM125B-12. $60. Call Harold at (250) 626-3305 or email hfmackay@<br />

telus.net<br />

Motorized Ride-On Hydraulic Wheelbarrow. Miller B-16/21 in great used<br />

condition! Max net payload 3200lb. Max load height from ground 48”. Max<br />

vehicle GVW 4700lb. Any reasonable offer accepted! $3,000. Call Dacia at<br />

(778) 212-2528 or email Sales@linkpartsltd.com<br />

Pet Carrier - Medium Size. Like new, used once, for a dog 25-30 lbs - small<br />

to medium sized 28” X 20.5” X 21.5” - comes apart and re-assembles easily.<br />

$65. Call Dominic Legault at (250) 626-7896 or email visceralorbit@gmail.<br />

com<br />

Temporary Hydro Pole & Electrical Panel. Temporary hydro pole with<br />

box containing 100 amp panel. 1 x 30 amp plug. 4 x 15 amp plugs. Meter off<br />

switch. Meter box case. Service mast pole. Hardware. All complete $600.<br />

Call Eva Lazorek at (604) 932-7994 or email evalazorek@hotmail.com<br />

Bundle of Quality Cedar Shingles. The shingles are a mixture of mostly<br />

#1 and some #2, basically 100% all clear, but with mixture of edge and flat<br />

grain, with some narrow shingles added to each bundle for working around<br />

doors/windows. They’re edge trimmed, and come slightly thicker than the<br />

common “store” bought variety. Each bundle covers 25 sq ft, with a 6” reveal.<br />

A 25’x40’ cabin will take approximately 44 bundles to shingle the walls<br />

and gable ends, using a 6” reveal. Delivery in May. Feel free to contact me<br />

with questions or requests. $90. Call Richard Haley at (250) 600-7785 or<br />

email richardhaley@ymail.com<br />

Sandpoint for Shallow Well. Old but never used. Bought 15 years ago,<br />

planned to install a new shallow well but then installed a rainwater cistern<br />

instead. $200. Call Shane at (250) 559-8807 or email pawsitivespin@gmail.<br />

com<br />

Brackets 2X4. Approximately 200 new metal brackets for sale for 2X4.<br />

Brand new, in the box, never used (wrong order). Perfect for fencing or other<br />

construction projects. $175. Call Jamie at (514) 238-7953 or email planetjamie@yahoo.ca<br />

Electric Lawnmower. Very good condition, $260 new, $80. Call Terry Tollestrup<br />

at (250) 559-4595 or email yrretct@gmail.com<br />

R - 28 Insulation. 1 new bag of R - 28 insulation, 8” X 24”, $35. Call Terry<br />

Tollestrup at (250) 559-4595 or email yrretct@gmail.com<br />

Belle Group Concrete Mixer. In great used condition! Max Drum Capacity<br />

4.5 cu. ft. Max Mixing Capacity 3.0 cu. ft. Rated Voltage 115V. Rated Current<br />

5.2A. Rated Input Power 550W. Frequency 60Hz. Rated Operating Time<br />

Continuous. Drum Speed 25rmp. Any reasonable offer will be accepted, new<br />

retail price from Home Depot for this mixer is $897+tax. $600. Call Dacia at<br />

(778) 212-2528 or email Sales@linkpartsltd.com<br />

Garlic for Planting Wanted. Does anyone on Island have garlic I could<br />

buy to plant in my garden? Call Maryanne at (250) 626-7555 or email Maryanne@maryannewettlaufer.com<br />

Window. 33” 1/2 x 35” single pane window. Great for getting stained glass<br />

done! $10. Call Terry Tollestrup at (250) 637-1758 or email yrretct@gmail.<br />

com<br />

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On the Road<br />

In part or complete-Cars/Trucks/Vans/Campers/RV’s/ATV’s/Heavy Equipment<br />

Tires for Sale. Four, all season P265/65R18 tires. Almost brand new - only used for one month. Off a 2017 Chevy<br />

Silverado. Price: $800 Call Dan at (250) 626-5023 or email dpmatt68@yahoo.ca<br />

2002 S10 LS 4x4 5 Speed Manual Pickup. Great little truck. 193,000 kms. Needs front wheel bearing, driver’s side rear<br />

leaf spring, tune-up. Comes with a few new parts to go on. New brakes all around and one rear calliper, new tires Toyo<br />

M-55 95%, comes with canopy. $2,500 obo. Call Derek at (250) 557-4226 or email Derkergreenthumb@gmail.com<br />

Tommy Gate. Used Tommy Gate for pickup truck. Works fine, just converting to a flat deck. Call Aaron at (250) 637-1478 or<br />

email aaron@qcislands.net<br />

Pickup Box. Long box for 2008 Ford F350, headache rack, some dents, white, very little rust. Call Aaron at (250) 637-1478 or<br />

email aaron@qcislands.net<br />

Nordic Studded Tire Chains. Part number 9615. Tire size 14.00X23/25; 395/85R20. Chain size 10mm (3/8”). Weight 59.0 kg<br />

(130.0 lbs). Any reasonable offer accepted! 4 available. $900. Call Dacia at (778) 212-2528 or email Sales@linkpartsltd.com<br />

4 Champiro IcePro Winter Tires. In great condition. 195/65 R15 studdable. Let me know if you need more info. $200.<br />

Call Seb at (250) 626-8978 or email seb.dalgarno@gmail.com<br />

1994 GMC SL 2500 4x4 Long Box. 5.7l 350 v8, 168,000 kms. Possible financing and warranty options available for<br />

purchaser. This truck has never seen winter until this year and is very clean inside and out. Comes with 5 spare tires and<br />

rims and brand new front grill assembly ($600). Has an aftermarket stereo with sub and amp. Manual 4x4 works well.<br />

More pictures upon request. $8,000 obo. Call Derek at (250) 557-4226 or email Derkergreenthumb@gmail.com<br />

CCM Apex Full Suspension 26” Mountain Bike. Bought new last fall from Canadian Tire, new price $639.99, will sell for<br />

$375. Canadian Tire product number: 071-1018-4. Features: CCM Apex full suspension mountain bike with 26” wheels, 19”<br />

frame, full suspension. Customer ratings: 4.7 out of 5 stars. Specifications: Frame material: Aluminum. Rear derailleur: Shimano<br />

Altus rear derailleur. Shifters: Shimano EZ-Fire shifters. Rear brakes: Disc brake. Frame Size: 19”. Front brakes: Disc brake.<br />

Wheel size: 26”. Rear suspension: Rear shock suspension. Speeds: 24-speed. Front derailleur: Shimano front derailleur. Front<br />

suspension: Zoom suspension fork. Call Norman McGregor at (250) 637-1071 or email normanmcgregoris@gmail.com<br />

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Great Little Car for Sale - Good on Gas. Have a 2010 Nissan Sentra for<br />

sale in good condition, have had all services done every 5,000km since I<br />

owned it, recently had a mechanic do the brakes, good tires. Asking $4,900<br />

obo. Call Brenda at (250) 264-8755 or email waldorfbrenda@gmail.com<br />

2002 F150 4x4 Club Cab Truck. 235,800 km. $5,000. Call Barry Windecker<br />

at (778) 828-7224 or email barufarm@haidagwaii.net<br />

2003 Chevy Impala For Sale. I have a black 2003 Chevy Impala for sale for parts or can<br />

be fixed, just needs the ignition fixed on it, great car when it ran, $500. Call or text Dennis<br />

Hans at (778) 260-9987 or email thomashans11@hotmail.com<br />

Gravel Truck. Mack 2004 Tandem Axle, Ardox Box, High Lift Gate, Wet<br />

Kit for Pup. Recent Inspection. $39,000. For more information call Dave’s<br />

Backhoe Services Ltd./Dave Ellis at (250) 559-4747 or email drellis@qcislands.net<br />

Roller Blades. Size 8 ladies roller blades with helmet and inline skating knee<br />

and wrist pads. All used less than 5 times. $35. Call Ruth at (250) 559-4586<br />

or email ruth@haidagwaii.net<br />

Chevy Silverado. Crew cab, regular box 4x4, recent work: front brakes, calipers,<br />

wheel bearings, 110,000km, $12,000. Call Jennifer at (778) 914-1583<br />

or email plainsawn@gmail.com<br />

Truck Bed Tool Box. Plastic, waterproof tool box that fits a 5ft wide truck<br />

bed. Looking to trade for a ladder rack for my truck or to sell for the best<br />

offer. Call Kevin at (236) 889-9606 or email kevin.desouza@hotmail.com<br />

On the Water<br />

In part or complete-Power Boats/Sail Boats<br />

West End<br />

Auto Sales<br />

Serving Haida Gwaii since 1974<br />

Ke e p o n T r u c k i n !<br />

2017 Dodge Ram 1500<br />

4x4/200km/Stk#6215 $38,000<br />

2012 Ford F250 Super Duty<br />

4x4/96,000kkm/Stk#6219 $21,995<br />

Boating Course. Canadian Power and Sail Squadron boating course. This is a comprehensive<br />

course, not your basic pleasure craft operator’s book. All manuals, student notes,<br />

CD (Windows) included. I paid $150 for the course several years ago. Open to offers. Call<br />

George at (250) 559-7899 or email grstein@qcislands.net<br />

18’ Double Eagle Fishing Boat. 250A Volvo Penta 4CYL gas engine. 290<br />

Volvo Penta Leg. $8,500. Call Harold Mackay at (250) 626-3305 or email hkmackay@telus.net<br />

2014 Toyota Tacoma<br />

4x4/manual/46,800km/Stke#6209<br />

$29,995<br />

28’ Bristol Channel Cutter. Ocean cruising sailboat. Call Art Lew at (250)<br />

626-9031 or email future@island.net<br />

Power Boat for Sale. Thirty-five foot trawler style power boat; sleeps 6,<br />

full electronics, twin Ford diesels, skiff with outboard. $45,000. Call Keith<br />

Rowsell at (250) 637-1251 or email anvilcove@haidagwaii.net<br />

Avet HX 5/2 2 Speed Halibut Reel. Serviced annually. $350. Call Neil at<br />

(250) 637-1074 or email kristi@haidagwaii.ca<br />

Kids Zone<br />

From infants to toddlers-Clothing/Toys/Books/Games<br />

Brand New Saddle, Never Used. English dressage saddle, brand new, comes<br />

with all of the accessories shown, $500. Call Benedicte Gormly at (250) 557-<br />

2006 or email benedictesstudio@gmail.com<br />

2013 Ford F250<br />

4x4/72,000km/Stk#6218 $22,995<br />

“ No reasonable<br />

offer refused!”<br />

250-559-4641<br />

605 Ocean View Dr.<br />

Queen Charlotte<br />

citires@qcislands.net<br />

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Real Estate & Rentals<br />

Residential, Commercial, Lots, For Rent, Rent to Own, Shared Accomodation<br />

Yakoun River Inn MLS# N4507475 This local Pub and gathering<br />

spot is situated on the oceanfront in Port Clements on Graham Island in<br />

Haida Gwaii. Long established, popular with locals and visitors alike.<br />

3,300 sqft building on a corner location, adjacent to government dock facilities<br />

licensed for 100 patrons. Permitted uses also include lodging and<br />

adjacent properties can be available for anyone interested in expanding<br />

the business. Price $337,500 Call 1-888-286-1932 or email edhandja@<br />

bcoceanfront.com<br />

Half Duplex for Rent in Masset 3 Bedroom 1.5 bathroom, very clean<br />

half duplex is now available for rent in Masset. No pets, no smoking<br />

and references are required. $895 per month plus utilities. Call 250-600-<br />

6637 or email coastalp@citytel.net<br />

181 Bayview Drive, Port Clements MLS#2127730 This offering is for<br />

a residential oceanfront lot overlooking Masset Inlet in Port Clements.<br />

Port, as the community is known, is a village of approx. 400 people<br />

centrally located on Graham Island, the largest island in Haida Gwaii on<br />

BC’s west coast. The community offers most amenities and services, as<br />

well as government dock and moorage facilities. It is an ideally placed<br />

gateway to the varied recreational opportunities offered by Haida Gwaii.<br />

This 0.25-acre lot is relatively level with 66.27ft of walk-on waterfront.<br />

City services are available at the lot line. The property offers sweeping<br />

views across the Masset Inlet. Access to the Queen Charlotte Islands is<br />

by ferry from Prince Rupert on the BC mainland, by air from Vancouver<br />

to Sandspit and by air from Prince Rupert to Sandspit. Chartering of<br />

private planes or boats is also an option. Price $69,000 Call 1-800-286-<br />

1932 or email edhandja@bcoceanfront.com<br />

Home for Sale! 1838 Balsam Cr Masset Stylish home w/many<br />

upgraded features. Addition with lrg master bdrm, 3 pcs bathroom w/<br />

dbl sinks & lrg closet. Dining room has wet bar area w/ water filtration<br />

in both wet bar & kitchen. 2 built in dishwashers & ovens. Living room<br />

has wood stove. Hardwood & tile floors. 2 laundry rooms. Upgraded<br />

windows. Alarm system. Covered decks front & back. Low maintenance<br />

landscaping front & back. Huge dbl garage/shop. Many other features...<br />

too many to list. Call Brian for more info. MLS® R215670 Price<br />

$279,000 Call 250-626-5286 or email brianbussiere@royallepage.ca<br />

2 Acres for Sale in Masset 2 acres of cleared, industrial land. Close<br />

to the Masset Airport. Side by each, two, 1 acre lots. 2033 and 2037<br />

Penna Road, parallel to Hwy. 16. Serviced with power and water. For<br />

Sale sign is posted on the property. $50,000 for both. Price $50,000 Call<br />

250-557-4555 or email info@haidagwaiitrader.com<br />

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For Sale - 620 5th Ave - Queen Charlotte Single family home for sale<br />

on quiet Spruce Point in Queen Charlotte with ocean, mountain and<br />

forest views. Email obediah@outlook.com for viewing appointment.<br />

Price $249,000<br />

Ocean Front Acreage for Sale! 40175 HWY 16, Tlell Reduced Hard<br />

to find ocean front property!! Amazing Ocean view! 6.189 acres located<br />

Tlell. Build your dream home. About a half hour from the ferry landing.<br />

Call Brian to view. MLS# R2206056 Call Brian to view & for all your<br />

Real Estate needs! Toll free 1-866-303-5286 (250-626-5286) or his cell<br />

604-557-3597or email brianbussiere@royallepage.ca. Your Only on<br />

Island Realtor! Price $259,000<br />

South Beach Dunes “SOUTH BEACH DUNES” is offering three<br />

beautiful exclusive oceanfront and seven upland acreage estates on the<br />

South Beach, on the north end of Haida Gwaii /Queen Charlottes. These<br />

are very special properties with exceptional beach and dune environment.<br />

South Beach Dunes offers exceptional value with prices for ocean<br />

front land well below anywhere else on the west coast of North America.<br />

Acreage sizes range from 4.64 acres and prices are from $40,000. If living<br />

in this unique environment appeals to you, please contact us - there<br />

are a very limited number of properties of this caliber available for sale.<br />

For more details visit our Website - www.southbeachdunes.com Call 250<br />

631-3055 or email vernonbyberg@gmail.com<br />

3 bdrm 2 bath House for sale in QC 3-bedroom 2-bathroom house<br />

located in a quiet area of Queen Charlotte, upstairs has the Master<br />

bedroom with a walk in closet and full bathroom attached, office space<br />

located at top of stairs. Down stairs has 2 bedrooms, 3-piece bathroom,<br />

laundry, living room and kitchen. Has a large yard with an extra lot next<br />

to it with the potential for a future shop/garage/rent for extra income.<br />

Close to the High school. For any questions/take a look call Ben 403-<br />

596-3083 or email Bweintraub1982@hotmail.ca Price $265,000<br />

Masset House for Sale Three bedrooms, one-and-a-half-bathroom<br />

house in great circle of Pine Crescent in Masset, BC, Haida Gwaii.<br />

Nice size backyard with lots of sunshine. Producing apple tree in front<br />

yard. New front door, new stove and hot water heater. Also 6-foot<br />

sliding glass door to back yard. Very close to elementary school. Price<br />

$129,000 Call: 250-327-8322 or email barton_rick@hotmail.com<br />

3 BR House for Sale - Uptown Masset 2 floors plus a basement. Large<br />

yard. Incredible sun exposure from morning until night. Price $130,000<br />

Call 250-626-7831 or email yalth@hotmail.com<br />

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Business/Home for Sale! 1498 Main MLS # C8016290 Successful<br />

family owned business since 1969. Home Hardware dealership. Turn<br />

key business. The store sits on 2 lots, over 3,500 sq. ft. of retail space, +<br />

warehouse. Above the store is a newer built, custom 3,500 sq. ft. 5-bedroom,<br />

3 bath open concept home. A personal elevator. Propane fireplace,<br />

expansive living/dining area, large sky lights, in-floor heating and premium<br />

laminate flooring throughout. The kitchen includes 2 ovens, propane<br />

cooktop & lg walk in pantry. too many features to list. Price $1,290,000<br />

Call 250-626-5286 Call or email brianbussiere@royallepage.ca<br />

River front Acreage for Sale! 1955 Marwell MLS # R2067383 Very<br />

private acreage. A stroll to the beach. Close to town (Masset). Wonderful<br />

opportunity to build a recreational home or homestead...plenty of<br />

room for large gardens, etc. A must-see! Call Brian to view Cell: 604-<br />

557-3597 or call 250-626-5286 or email brianbussiere@royallepage.ca<br />

To view all Brian’s listing go to Royal LePage Prince Rupert web site.<br />

Your Only Local Realtor! Price $159,000<br />

House for sale in Masset - 1937 Brant Crescent House for sale on<br />

family friendly cul-de-sac in Masset. 3 bed 1 & 1/2 bath. On city water/<br />

sewer. Fridge/ dishwasher/washer/propane dryer/stove/hot water tank &<br />

newer propane furnace. New roof 2017. Walk to work/school/grocery<br />

store &amp; beach. Enjoy great quality of life in one of the most pristine<br />

environments on earth in the family friendly community of Masset, Haida<br />

Gwaii! Price $150,000 Call 250-626-7841 or email mialover@gmail.com<br />

Home for Sale! 2026 Hemlock Quiet cul-de-sac very close to downtown<br />

Masset. Close to schools. Stroll to coffee shop and shopping.<br />

Great starter home. Maybe vacation home...come enjoy Haida Gwaii!<br />

MLS R2233671 Call Brian to view & for all your Real Estate needs!<br />

250-626-5286 Cell 604-557-3597 or email him at brianbussiere@royallepage.ca<br />

To view all Brian’s listing go to Royal LePage Prince Rupert<br />

web site. Your Only Local Realtor! Price $109,000<br />

Home for Sale! 2252 Dogwood Cres MLS# R2235831 Home is in good<br />

shape. Great backyard. Nice location in Masset, quiet part of town. Short<br />

walk to shopping, restaurants, schools and the coffee shop. Great starter<br />

home. Appliances and furniture are negotiable. Square-footage does not<br />

include basement. MLS# R2235831 Call Brian to view. Other side of this<br />

duplex is also for sale (2254 Dogwood MLS#R2235994). Your Only Local<br />

Realtor! Call Brian for all your Real Estate needs! 250-626-5286 or his cell<br />

604-557-3597 or email brianbussiere@royallepage.ca Price $129,000<br />

Sold! 2098 Teal BLVD MLS# R2234521 SOLD! Great starter home.<br />

Private yard. Minutes from downtown Masset. Fridge &amp; stove included.<br />

Large Rec Room down stairs. Call Brian for all your Real Estate<br />

needs! Toll free 866-303-5286 his cell 604-557-3597 or email brianbussiere@royallepage.ca<br />

Your only Local Realtor!! To view all Brian’s<br />

listing go to Royal LePage Prince Rupert web site. Your Only Local Realtor!<br />

Price Call 250-626-5286 or email brianbussiere@royallepage.ca<br />

Haida Gwaii Accommodations- Port Clements One unfurnished and one<br />

fully furnished 2-bedroom apartments available now. Newly renovated<br />

including bathroom and kitchen. Sat. internet, 40-inch TV, king size beds<br />

laundry and parking. well suited for worker accommodation. clean, secure<br />

building. Please email for more information or call/text 250 661 9012 or<br />

email dustin@rushworthelectric.ca Furnished unit also available in Masset.<br />

TLELL Room for Rent in Shared Home Easy going roomie wanted. Share spacious<br />

farmhouse in Tlell with me and my kid. Starting <strong>April</strong>. $600/ month inclusive. Contact<br />

christinepansino@gmail.com 250-559-8585 if interested. References required.<br />

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3 Bedroom Homes for Rent - Masset One unfurnished and one furnished<br />

3-bedroom homes in the Village of Masset. Utilities included.<br />

Hydro not included. References required. Unfurnished $1100/month.<br />

Furnished $1600/month winter rate. For further information please<br />

email dustin@rushworthelectric.ca or text/call 250 661 9012<br />

Solid Business for Sale - QC for Sale: Charlotte Island Tire. Long<br />

established business serving Haida Gwaii since 1974. Fuel, automotive<br />

repair, tires, vehicle sales and Budget Rent-a-Car businesses. One or all<br />

are for sale. Loyal client base. Shop, two tow trucks, 3 lots. For more<br />

information call Bill at 250-559-4641 or email citires@qcislands.net<br />

Home for Sale! 2254 Dogwood Cres Home is in good shape. Large<br />

addition with in floor heat. Garage also has in-floor heat, perfect for<br />

your vehicle or boat. Appliances &amp; furniture is negotiable. Nice<br />

quiet location in town. Close to all amenities. Live in one side...run a B<br />

& B on the other.... Square footage does not include basement. MLS#<br />

R2235994 Other 1/2 of this duplex is also for sale (2252 Dogwood<br />

MLS# R2235831). Call Brian to view 604-557-3597 or email brianbussiere@royallepage.ca<br />

Your Only Local Realtor! Price $179,900<br />

River Front lot for Sale! Lot 8 W Tow Hill Rd MLS# N248215 Beauty<br />

building acreage on Tow Hill Rd! Good solid driveway into riverfront<br />

property, also solid beautiful building site. Old-growth forest still intact.<br />

Park-like setting and only feet from some of the best Coho fishing in the<br />

world! Approximately 1000 ft to the ocean, but without the wind and<br />

still lots of sun. A must-see! Call Brian to view or for all your Real Estate<br />

needs toll free 866-303-5286 his cell 604-557-3597 or email him @<br />

brianbussiere@royallepage.ca Your Only Local Realtor! Price $279,000<br />

Ocean Front property for Sale! 1476 Delkatla MLS# R2232016<br />

Beauty ocean front lot, mazing place lo build your Ocean front dream<br />

home! Or B&B....Great potential! The lot is 50’ x approximately 75’<br />

deep with the addition of the seawall strip. Water and sewer runs to the<br />

property line. Seller has purchased the strip of land from the Crown, in<br />

front of the lot to build a rock sea wall. There has been substantial fill<br />

placed on the property over the years. Great view of the fishing boats<br />

coming and going. Call Brian to view or for all your Real Estate needs<br />

toll free 866-303-5286 his cell 604-557-3597 or email him @ brianbussiere@royallepage.ca<br />

To view all Brian’s listing go to Royal LePage<br />

Prince Rupert web site. Your Only Local Realtor! Price $149,900<br />

Masset house for sale! Perfect ranch style house. 1500 sqft home<br />

with newer windows and siding on .52 acre on a quiet avenue close to<br />

the bird sanctuary. Large yard surrounded by holly hedge, forest and<br />

40-year-old rhododendrons. Yard has older green house, storage shed,<br />

and wood shed. Open concept living, dining and kitchen. Separate pantry/laundry<br />

room. Master bedroom with ensuite. Heating includes new<br />

Blaze King wood stove, toyo stove and oil furnace. Email gwaiigal@<br />

gmail.com Price $249,000<br />

Skidegate Rental Available Lovely airy bright furnished ground floor apt<br />

in house for rent in Ellie’s happy house at Skidegate Landing! $1,200/month<br />

includes heat, electricity, water & garbage, but internet not included. Call<br />

Ashaleen: 637-1348 or Ellie at 707-980-8467 or email elliemfraser@yahoo.ca<br />

Skidegate Lodge- Available for Rent 215 Front Street, in beautiful<br />

Skidegate, Haida Gwaii. Beachfront, 1200 square foot, 3-bedroom, 1.5<br />

bathroom furnished, long term rental. $1000/month plus utilities. Call<br />

Ken at 778-260-0020 or email krbrillon@gmail.com<br />

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River Front Property for Sale! 9226 Tow Hill Rd MLS# R2021211<br />

Nice riverfront acreage. 15 minutes from Masset. World-class Coho<br />

fishing on the Sangan River! 10-minute walk to the beach. Surrounding<br />

properties have good water. Property is treed. Hydro at lot line. Good<br />

building sites. A must-see! Call Brian to view or for all your Real Estate<br />

needs toll free 866-303-5286 his cell 604-557-3597 or email him @ brianbussiere@royallepage.ca<br />

Your Only Local Realtor! Price $128,000<br />

Commercial building for Sale! 2083 Collison MLS# C8011977 This<br />

building is great for retail of any type. Subject property is on two lots,<br />

giving it 122’ frontage on Collison Avenue (66’ deep). Vacant lots to<br />

the north and south. 200-amp service. Awesome business opportunity!<br />

Call Brian to view and for all your Real Estate needs! 250-626-5286<br />

Cell 604-557-3597 or email Brianbussiere@royallepage.ca Your ONLY<br />

Local Realtor! Price $95,000<br />

Stunning Skidegate Rental 568 Mountain View Way. A-Frame 2-bedroom,<br />

1 bath home on huge lot with a fire pit and view of the ocean.<br />

Available for long term rental starting October 1st. Fully furnished with<br />

a loft. Washer and dryer. Two satellite dishes. No pets. No smoking.<br />

Professional preferred and references required. Rent is negotiable. Price<br />

$1200/mth Call 778-260-0476 or email info@haidagwaiitrader.com<br />

Freebies<br />

Anything that just needs a new home!<br />

FREE Unicycles. One semi-working 6 foot unicycle, one 6 foot missing a few parts, one<br />

regular unicycle missing the pedals. Fairly easy to fix this one up. Take all 3 away for free.<br />

Call Dominic Legault at (250) 626-7896 or email visceralorbit@gmail.com<br />

Wanted<br />

Miscellaneous Wanted Items/Lost/Found/ Wanted Information/Real Estate<br />

Bridge Players. Beginning bridge player would like to meet others for fun,<br />

practice and experience. Online bridge is a possibility. I play at BBO online<br />

too. (It’s free.) Give me a call or email me if you’re interested. Call George at<br />

(250) 559-7899 or email grstein@qcislands.net<br />

Free or Cheap Vehicle. Local resident looking for a free or cheap vehicle that runs ok.<br />

Thanks! Email Sara at haidagwaii68@hotmail.com<br />

Looking for Private Boat Slip. Looking to purchase one of the private boat slips in Masset<br />

Harbour. Please contact me if you have one for sale or if you are considering selling one. I<br />

am a local person, and homeowner, on Tow Hill Road. Call Desi Waldorf at (250) 261-0572<br />

or email desi.waldorf@gmail.com<br />

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Wanted - cont.<br />

Looking for Dead Animals. Anyone have any [recently] dead animals, or<br />

any live animals that they want dead? I’m doing a dissection class at Tahayghen<br />

again, and looking for things to dissect. If you have any animals that you<br />

were thinking of butchering soon, I will do that for you and give you all the<br />

meat back. Call Stu at (250) 626-3868 or email stu.crawford@gmail.com<br />

Toyota 22RE Engine. I’m looking for a Toyota 22RE engine. Ideally, it would<br />

have low kms on a rebuild or something, but I’ll take it even if it needs rebuilding.<br />

I essentially don’t want to rebuild mine because then my truck is on blocks until it’s<br />

done. Thanks! Call Ross at (250) 637-1907 or email granola@granolaboy.net<br />

Quad or Argo Wanted. Looking to purchase an ATV vehicle here on Haida Gwaii. If anyone<br />

knows of someone with a reliable quad or Argo that they may be willing to sell, please<br />

contact me by text, phone or email. Thank you. Call Derek at (587) 377-8851 or email derekknight2525@gmail.com<br />

Bicycle Basket. Looking for a front or back bicycle basket. Call Germain at (250) 557-4240<br />

or email germain@qcislands.net<br />

Employment & Training<br />

Help Wanted/Work Wanted/Businesses for Sale/Business Opportunities/<br />

Education/Opportunities/Training Programs or Seminars<br />

Help Wanted. Part time help wanted at Martin Manor, an assisted living<br />

facility in Queen Charlotte. This position is cooking and cleaning in the 4 unit<br />

seniors care home. For more information, call Barb at 250-559-8800 or email:<br />

seniors@qcislands.net.<br />

Café Space Available for Lease in Masset Airport Terminal. The Masset Municipal Airport is looking for a new café<br />

operator to lease the dedicated space in the terminal building. With over 50,000 people passing through the terminal on<br />

an annual basis, we are looking for someone that will take advantage of the location and reinvigorate the space. • Hours<br />

of operation negotiable • Counters, cupboards, sinks, utilities provided • Previous operator’s equipment available for<br />

purchase • Village of Masset business licence required • Permit to operate food service establishment required. If interested,<br />

please send an email to airportmanager@czmt.ca expressing your interest, vision for the space, and any thoughts or<br />

questions you may have. Call Kal Manna, Airport Manager at (250) 626-7458<br />

Assistant Overnight Kayak Guide Training. Green Coast and SKILS are offering a 9-day SKGABC Assistant Overnight<br />

Guide Training Course - Paddle Canada Level 2 skills. This is one of the requirements to work alongside a lead<br />

kayak guide in BC, and is an incredible opportunity to advance your paddling skills. There are no prerequisites to participate<br />

in this course, nor do you need to have ambitions to work as a kayak guide in the future. We encourage anyone with<br />

an interest in paddling to join! Course outline: <strong>April</strong> 21 - 24: In-class days at the Green Coast shop in Queen Charlotte.<br />

<strong>April</strong> 24 - 29: Multiday kayak trip departing and ending in Queen Charlotte. Cost: $1300 + a meal. Call Bryce Klee at<br />

(250) 637-1093 or email info@gckayaking.com<br />

Housekeeper. Misty Harbour Inn is looking for a housekeeper! We have 5 freshly remodelled rooms and a common<br />

kitchen area. The rooms do not require daily service, but we do offer mid-stay cleaning on longer stays. Occasionally<br />

there may be multiple turnovers so it does require ability to be somewhat flexible with your time. Seldom short notice. If<br />

you have an appreciation to detail and would enjoy the occasional interaction with guests, apply to howle@qcislands.net<br />

or call Bernie or Shari at (250) 559-8600<br />

Available for Casual Work. Anything from gardening, minor repairs, cooking, catering, housesitting, babysitting, cleaning,<br />

massage therapy, administrative work (bookkeeping, grant writing, project evaluation), marketing, etc. ... tell me<br />

what you need and I will let you know what I can do! Available Mondays through Thursdays before 2:30 p.m., Fridays<br />

& weekends all day. You can also gift my work to someone! I have gift certificates available for the amount of hours you<br />

wish - great gift for someone who needs an extra hand around the house or on a specific project! Call Jamie at (250) 559-<br />

4649 or email planetjamie@yahoo.ca<br />

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Employment & Training - cont.<br />

Executive Director - Gwaalagaa Naay Corporation (GNC) Gwaalagaa Naay Corporation<br />

(GNC) is the economic development corporation owned by the Skidegate Band<br />

Council and governed by a Board of Directors. This Corporation is located on Haida<br />

Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands). Under the direction of the GNC Board of Directors<br />

the responsibilities and tasks of the Executive Director are: to act as spokesperson for the<br />

Corporation; to represent the Corporation at meetings, conferences, seminars and other<br />

public functions as well as in its dealings with various agencies and organizations; to<br />

supervise GNC staff members and the Managers of all corporate-owned companies; to<br />

plan, organize, direct and control the Corporation’s various activities; and to manage the<br />

various businesses – Haida Heritage Centre, sports fishing charters, gas station, industrial<br />

site, and commercial rental units. GNC is developing businesses opportunities in the<br />

tourism, aquaculture and forestry sectors, and is seeking an enthusiastic, experienced and<br />

energetic leader who will be responsible for managing existing businesses and seeking<br />

new business opportunities. Reporting to the Board, the Executive Director will provide<br />

leadership and direction in enterprise development, establish a vibrant team, formalize<br />

marketing strategies, and continue to build on the existing strategic relationships while<br />

establishing new ones.<br />

Position requirements:<br />

• Education in the field of management<br />

• business administration<br />

• human resources or equivalent experience or similar credentials with over five (5)<br />

years of proven management experience.<br />

Put Your<br />

Ad Here!<br />

Call us at<br />

250-557-2088<br />

or email<br />

info@haidagwaiitrader.com<br />

Experience with:<br />

• finance and budgeting;<br />

• managing personnel<br />

• developing and implementing strategic business plans;<br />

• responding to raising capital in both debt, equity and grant programs;<br />

• working with or within government environments;<br />

• building strong community and corporate partnerships and coalitions;<br />

• excellent writing and communications skills; technology and Mac computer use;<br />

• proven judgment, tact, discretion and diplomacy; working with Boards of Directors;<br />

and knowledge of governance structures on Haida Gwaii.<br />

A more complete list of the position’s responsibilities available upon request. Salary to<br />

be negotiated. Please send resumes including three (3) references to gncorp1@gmail.<br />

com, or fax to 250.559.0013. Attention: Lin Armstrong. Closing date: Open until the<br />

position is filled.<br />

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Employment & Training - cont.<br />

Seeking Board Members. The Haida Gwaii Society for Community Peace is<br />

seeking Board Members for 2-year terms. If you are passionate about community<br />

health, wellness and safety, and are looking for a way to participate in a volunteer<br />

capacity while building your resume, we want to hear from you! We provide<br />

reimbursement for child-care costs to attend meetings, as well as virtual meeting<br />

capability so you can attend meetings from home if necessary. For more information,<br />

contact Brenda Byberg, Executive Director at 250-626-4664 or email aa.hgspeace@mhtv.ca.<br />

Vision: The HGSCP envisions a community where all residents<br />

will be free to reach their full potential uninhibited by violence, trauma, mental<br />

health, housing issues, or lack of skills/knowledge. Mission: The Haida Gwaii<br />

Society for Community Peace exists to provide quality support for survivors of<br />

intimate partner violence, trauma, mental health and addictions.<br />

Home Shared Living Providers Needed. Open Your Heart, Open Your Home.<br />

Individuals with developmental disabilities face challenging housing issues. For<br />

12 years the HGSCP has helped meet those needs by providing housing and care<br />

for clients with a range of abilities. Now we’re hoping we can find people who<br />

can help us continue that tradition of service. Our clients have a variety of needs<br />

but most simply need a home where people will care about them. They require<br />

supervision and need the support and stability that comes from living in a home,<br />

rather than an institution. What they really need is someone to care, just as we<br />

have been cared for. If you have extra room in your home, and want to take on a<br />

rewarding and challenging experience, we’ll be happy to give you more information.<br />

Call us for more details on compensation and required certificates (First Aid).<br />

Call Kim Shantz, Community Living Contract Manager at (250) 922-5922, or call<br />

(250) 626-4664, or email clcm.hgspeace@mhtv.ca or aa.hgspeace@mhtv.ca<br />

Casual Clerical. School District No. 50 - Haida Gwaii. Qualified applicants are being sought<br />

for the casual positions of Records Clerk and Administrative Assistant at Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa<br />

Naay Secondary and Tahayghen Elementary Schools. Grade 12 level of education is required.<br />

The salaries for these positions range between $23.46 and $28.30 per hour. A comprehensive job<br />

description and application form can be obtained from the District website at www.sd50.bc.ca.<br />

Please send complete application package along with three professional references to: Maureen<br />

Benoit, Human Resources Officer, School District No. 50 (Haida Gwaii), PO Box 69, Village<br />

of Queen Charlotte, BC V0T 1S0; Fax: (250) 559-8849; Email: hr@sd50.bc.ca. Call Maureen<br />

Benoit at (250) 559-8471 or email mbenoit@sd50.bc.ca<br />

NSCU – Queen Charlotte Branch Employment Opportunity. Northern Savings<br />

Credit Union has an opening for a Member Service Representative located<br />

in Queen Charlotte. The opportunity would appeal to an outgoing individual<br />

interested in providing excellent customer service. The successful applicant must<br />

have good interpersonal skills, written and verbal English communication skills.<br />

Qualifications: Secondary school diploma, working knowledge of Microsoft<br />

Office. Previous sales and customer service experience would be an asset. Please<br />

apply online at www.northsave.com. Call Santa Slubowski at (250) 627-3658 or<br />

email info@northsave.com<br />

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Employment & Training - cont.<br />

Kitchen is open Monday-Friday<br />

Breakfast 6:30am - 11:30am<br />

Lunch 11:30am - 1:30pm<br />

Snacks * Lotto* Tobacco & more!<br />

211 Grouse St, Port Clements<br />

250-557-2003<br />

angelamielecki@gmail.com<br />













NSCU - Masset Branch Employment Opportunity. Northern Savings Credit<br />

Union has an opening for a Full Time Member Services Representative for<br />

our Masset branch. This would appeal to an outgoing individual interested in<br />

providing excellent customer service and a career in sales. General Duties: •<br />

Processes member transactions. • Recognizes member needs and promotes and<br />

cross-sells credit union products and services to members by explaining basic<br />

credit union products and services, and referring more complex requests for information<br />

and assistance to appropriate branch staff. Minimum Qualifications:<br />

- Secondary School Diploma required. - Previous Sales & Service experience<br />

preferred. For more information or to apply visit www.northsave.com. Call<br />

Santa Slubowski at (250) 627-3658 or email info@northsave.com<br />

Community Service Listings<br />

Not For Profit Groups/Organizations/Societies<br />

Turkey Shoot. Everyone is welcome! Our next event is the famous Turkey<br />

Shoot and is on Sunday, <strong>March</strong> 18 from 1-4pm. Bring your own gun or try<br />

one of ours! The Port Clements Rod and Gun Club is a community-based<br />

club supporting local hunting and fishing interests. Members and guests are<br />

welcome. Located on Juskatla Road, 5km southwest of Port Clements. Call<br />

Ron Haralson at (250) 557-4255 or email rib@qcislands.net<br />

Tai Chi Classes Haida Gwaii. Taoist Tai Chi® arts are a way to- develop a<br />

body that is strong, yet supple, balanced and energetic, a mind that is calm<br />

and clear, yet creative and dynamic, and a spirit that is light and peaceful, yet<br />

resilient. Our aims and objectives are: *To alleviate suffering *To make the<br />

Taoist arts available to all *To promote the Taoist concept of health through<br />

the practice of the Taoist arts *To help others. Our instructors are volunteers,<br />

and all of our branches operate on a non-profit basis. We also perform other<br />

services within the community and assist other charities. Call Beatie Maxen<br />

at (250) 631-9160 or email wendy@xplornet.com<br />

Notice of Public Meeting. The Board of Education of School District No. 50<br />

(Haida Gwaii) invites you to attend a public meeting on the future of Masset<br />

schools. The Board is currently seeking input from parents, community<br />

members and others with respect to the potential closure of Tahayghen Elementary<br />

School. There will be two public consultation sessions facilitated by<br />

Haida Gwaii’s Co+Host consultants. The first is in Old Massett on Monday,<br />

<strong>March</strong> 05, <strong>2018</strong>, starting at 6 pm at the Old Massett Community Hall/Recreation<br />

Centre. The second is in Masset on Thursday, <strong>March</strong> 08, <strong>2018</strong>, starting<br />

at 6 pm at the Howard Phillips Centre. Snacks will be provided. Call Colleen<br />

Bradley at (250) 559-8471 or email cbradley@sd50.bc.ca<br />

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Community Service Listings - cont.<br />

Queen Charlotte Community Hall. The Queen Charlotte Community Hall, located on Bay Street, has the EA Ross<br />

room (meeting room that seats up to 70 people), main hall, stage and kitchen - all available for rent. Also available for<br />

rent are wooden tables ($5 each per day), wooden chairs ($1 each per day), a complete place setting for 225 people, water<br />

goblets and wine glasses, cups & cutlery, and white or black linen tablecloths, etc. The kitchen is also available to rent on<br />

a daily basis for prepping for larger events. Call Reine Pineault at (250) 559-4792 or email info@haidagwaiitrader.com<br />

Volunteer on East Limestone Island! Volunteers at East Limestone Island have the unique opportunity to immerse themselves<br />

fully in our field research and monitoring work. Depending on the week you choose, you may find yourself capturing and weighing<br />

Ancient Murrelet chicks, embarking on a sea survey or monitoring local song bird populations. As a volunteer, you will be<br />

trained by our resident biologists on various activities, before participating directly in them. It is an amazing opportunity to work<br />

at a remote research station in a pristine wilderness environment! Best of all? You don’t need any experience to become one of our<br />

“citizen scientists”! Available weeks to volunteer: any week between May 4th & July 20th, <strong>2018</strong> Visit our website to apply: http://<br />

www.laskeekbay.org/volunteer/ For more information call 250-800-1346 or email laskeek@laskeekbay.org<br />

Port Clements Museum. Open 2-4 Saturday & Sunday, $4 admission for adults/teens, free for members & kids 12 &<br />

under. Will open upon request for tours, school groups, visitors. Call Brigid Cumming at (250) 557-4576 or email pcmuseum@qcislands.ca<br />

At Your Service<br />

Business Services/Business Products<br />

The Last Minute Market. Looking for something to do when in Prince Rupert? Why not check out The Last Minute<br />

Market; Prince Rupert’s only year round indoor market! You will find an assortment of crafts, arts, home businesses, baking<br />

and lots more. We also encourage visits from travelling artists, crafters and home business owners with very reasonable table<br />

rental fees and a friendly atmosphere. If you are travelling to Prince Rupert, bring your crafts with you and give us a call! You<br />

can find us at the Moose Hall, across from the Highliner, Saturdays from 9-12:30. Proceeds from our table rentals are donated<br />

to our local Loyal Order of the Moose. Call Miranda Kessler at (250) 600-0006 or email merrymoberry@gmail.com<br />

Tax Services. It’s that time of year… Individual Tax Returns for as low as $55 (plus GST). Call Jennifer Pigeon at 250-<br />

557-2456, Monday - Friday 8 am - 6 pm and Saturdays in <strong>March</strong> and <strong>April</strong> 1 - 5 pm or Email j.pigeon_bookkeeping@live.<br />

com to book your appointment. Located just north of Port Clements, I also travel weekly to Skidegate/Queen Charlotte and<br />

monthly to Masset and can pick up information from you. Emailing information is also a great option - please enquire!<br />

Jennifer Rice, MLA, North Coast. Working to build a better BC for you and all British Columbians. For help with<br />

provincial matters, contact my office at 1-866-624-7734 or by mail at 290-309 2nd Ave., West, Prince Rupert, BC V8J<br />

3T1. For more information about what our Community Office can help you with, related news and links to government<br />

services and answers to your questions, check out our website at Jenniferrice.ca or email Jennifer.Rice.mla@leg.bc.ca<br />

Resumes, Writing and Editing. 25+ years of experience writing letters and preparing documents in government, at churches<br />

and for law firms - no job is too small - from a one page resume to a 600 page manuscript - great at online research - this<br />

past year I’ve worked on many resumes and cover letters, I’ve helped people prepare for job interviews, someone else with a<br />

presentation they’re doing to a Mayor and Council, I’ve drafted artist statements for exhibitions, each issue I proofread most<br />

of the articles in a community magazine, I’ve proofread the pages of a rural community’s website plus quite a few student<br />

essays, I’ve prepared speeches and did research for the 2015 federal election, I’ve helped families with the scholarship and<br />

university admission process - it’s a long list of clients I’ve helped – email Darren Lowe at darrenlowe1222@gmail.com<br />

Ride & Ship Share<br />

Request a Ride/Offer a Ride/Request a Shipment/Offer a Shipment<br />

Transport Service Off Island. We are looking for some back haul opportunities for our trips to the island this<br />

summer. Operating from <strong>March</strong> to September. We will have multiple 18’ cube trailers going on island full and<br />

coming back empty. Also will have a 30’ 20,000LB gooseneck trailer coming off the island empty too. Available to<br />

transport anything you have off island, as far as Terrace. Call, text or email for availability and prices. Call Nolan<br />

Bedard at (250) 641-6801 or email nolan@technicon-ind.com<br />

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Our<br />

Trash<br />

Talk<br />

Q:<br />

A :<br />

Why do fees apply to some<br />

items accepted at the QC Depot<br />

or Landfill in Port Clements?<br />

Some items have fees as they<br />

require extra processing, for<br />

example removing parts that<br />

must be stored separately, like<br />

Freon* from fridges, insulation<br />

from hot water tanks and rims<br />

from tires, etc.<br />

Items Taken<br />

QC Recycling<br />

Depot<br />

Landfill (north<br />

of Port Clements)<br />

Additional<br />

Costs Apply<br />

Paint<br />

Dry Cell Batteries<br />

Smoke Alarms<br />

Mercury Thermostats<br />

Small Appliances & Power Tools<br />

Electronics<br />

Light Bulbs<br />

Wet Cell Batteries<br />

Water Tanks $<br />

Scrap Metal $<br />

Tires $<br />

Appliances (with & without Freon) $<br />

Oil, Antifreeze & their containers<br />

$ (if maximum is exceeded)<br />

Questions?<br />

Comments?<br />

(recycling or<br />

residential collection)<br />

Call us at<br />

1-888-557-9339<br />

*Do not cut the Freon<br />

lines yourself as you<br />

could be charged an extra<br />

environmental fee.<br />

Recycling Pick Ups •<br />

Queen Charlotte / Skidegate / Tlell & Port Clements:<br />

Tues and Fri<br />

Masset & Old Massett: Mon,Weds, Fri<br />

Sandspit: Thurs<br />

• No recycling pick ups on stat holidays<br />


(Located on Hwy. 16 – just north of Port Clements)<br />

Mon to Fri 8:30-3pm and Sat, Mar. 3 and <strong>April</strong> 7~ 11am-3pm<br />

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Transfer Stations<br />

Masset / Tow Hill Road – 2km east of Masset<br />

Wed 1-5pm | Sat 11am-3pm<br />

Skidegate / Hwy. 16 – 10km north of Skidegate<br />

Wed 1-5pm | Sat 11am-3pm<br />

Sandspit / 10km down Copper Bay Road<br />

Sat 11am-3pm<br />

For more info call 1-888-557-9339<br />

or email islandlandfill@gmail.com<br />

North Coast Regional District (formerly the Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District)

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