55 Years Together
Holiday Gift Guide
Non-Gift Holiday Traditions
Youth Can Shift the Power
The Anvil Trail
Last of “A Taste of Home”
+Birding in Winter
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Harmonie Blais has lived on
Haida Gwaii for 23 years, is a
mother of six and enjoys crafting,
carving, song writing, gardening,
homesteading and adventuring
IN THIS ISSUE
On the cover: Illustration by Thomas Arnatt
Monica Caulfield, a professional
astrologer since 2007, is
passionate about helping people
develop tools of awareness and
purpose in life.
Jamie McDonald lives in Daajing
Giids Queen Charlotte and loves
being on the water, gardening
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Christine Rowan can be
found most days in her garden,
influenced by nature, creating
beauty and growing food.
Yvonne Smith, born and raised
on Haida Gwaii, is passionate
about harvesting and cooking
local, seasonal food.
5 YOUTH CAN SHIFT THE POWER
Alternative energy initiatives by Haida Gwaii
7 THE ANVIL TRAIL
Take a forest walk with Into the Unknown.
14 A TASTE OF HOME
Beef Wellington with Wild Mushrooms – a
fond farewell to Yvonne Smith.
31 BIRDING IN WINTER
Who would have known there are so many
interesting things about counting birds?
What does fall have in store for your zodiac
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Outside our living room window, the contrasting colors of our Norway
maple, western hemlock and silver birch tree take my breath away.
Although the changing seasons here on Haida Gwaii are rather subtle
compared to other parts of Canada, I find each fall’s reveal of the white bark
of our native, red alders luminescently sublime.
Much like summer turning to fall, or fall turning to winter, anything that
shifts takes some getting used to. Whether it’s adjusting to darker days,
aging gracefully, embracing new and alternative technologies or adapting to
new or lost jobs or relationships, as the saying goes: change is inevitable,
growth is optional.
As yet another year comes to an end, it is a time for gratitude and reflection.
I am deeply thankful for all the people who make this publication possible,
and ever so appreciative of you, dear readers, for your ongoing support.
I would like to share a blessing with you. Gifted to me from a valued
friend, a copy of this hangs thumbtacked to one of my office walls. It has
many adaptations and was originally written by British poet Minnie Louise
Haskins in 1908:
May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where
you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are
born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have
received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be
content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into
your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us.
All the very best of the holiday season to you and yours!
Youth can shift the power
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed as a young person today,
facing the world’s greatest injustices and environmental
crises while being excluded from important decisions.
But youth on Haida Gwaii have incredible power and
responsibility to influence politics, steward the land, and
promote Haida ways of being. The rich history of
resilience on Haida Gwaii is an empowering reminder
that we stand within a community of strength and selfsufficiency.
At the September 25 climate march organized by high
school students in Daajing Giids, scores of students and
community members marched through town in the
pouring rain, chanting in solidarity with the global week of
action. “Keep the Earth clean, it’s not Uranus,” asserted
one of many hard-hitting signs.
At the Haida Gwaii Youth Assembly (HGYA) hosted by the
Council of the Haida Nation just a few days later, teens
from across the Islands shared resolutions agreed-upon
within their teams. Through these resolutions, young
adults called for more support for X̲ aayda kil/X̲ aad kil,
workshops on traditional medicines, public transit
between communities, and a stronger voice in forestry
and logging issues. Youth in G̲ aw Tlagee are also making
upcycled reusable bags and are calling for more climate
change in the curriculum and action in the community.
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by Julia Weder
Building on the HGYA and other exciting community
initiatives, high school students are forming groups
that aspire to turn those ideas into action. In the
north end, there is Damaan Tlagee Society -
protecting the land - and in the south are the Green
Leaders. They advocate for a greener, more
equitable world, where all life is respected. From
musical jams, to film-making, to direct political
pressure, teens are taking the lead on building
stronger relationships between communities and
becoming more effective change-makers.
Youth aim to shift the climate action narrative away
from lifestyle changes and towards systemic and
collective action. Corporations actively slowing the
transition to an equitable, sustainable economy are
the real culprits; and a diversity of tactics, from
community governance to grassroots action, is
what builds community power and will ignite the
changes that we want to see.
You are invited to get involved and join the powershift.
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part of the movement and who make our communities
vibrant, safe, and powerful.
We plan for our future, or someone else will plan for us. - Guujaaw
(quote from Islands' Spirit Rising by Louise Takeda)
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Spruce forest, looking up
Into the Unknown:
The Anvil Trail
By Harmonie Blais
The Anvil Trail in Tlell is a great outdoor reprieve in
almost any kind of weather. On a cloudy or rainy
day, sun lovers won’t have to make the difficult
choice to give up a sunny beach walk to enter
a tall, shady forest! In rain, the forest canopy
acts almost like an umbrella, absorbing a lot of
the downpour. In mild wind, the trees provide a
windbreak, but beware of extreme windstorms.
Big wind can mean big trouble underneath trees,
and the risk of being struck by falling branches
and tree bits is simply not worth it.
routes are well-signed, with trail indicators and
comprehensive location descriptions. One of my
favourite short hikes is to start at the indicated
entrance, but stick to the first right fork (this is
NOT well marked). After about fifteen minutes,
the hiker will arrive at a spot known as “The Big
Bend” on the Tlell River. I remember catching a
Coho Salmon here years ago with my kids looking
on. This water is classified under freshwater
status, and a salmon stamp is required to fish
here. Expect to lose your lures on the snags.
I have never done the entire long loop of the Anvil
Trail. I did recently walk the short loop, veering
left at the Big Bend and doubling back to the
highway. The entire walk is under a spruce and
hemlock canopy, with two short visits to the Tlell
River. As the river is a source of fish for bears,
especially in autumn, it is not surprising that I saw
fresh bear dung. There are some impressively
large spruce trees along this trail, all of which
sprouted in the 180 or so years since the big
fire that swept across Graham Island around
1840. Also gracing the forest are plentiful salal,
and tall huckleberry bushes. I walked through
an interesting patch of hemlock dwarf mistletoe,
which is a parasitic plant growing on western
hemlock, presenting as “broom” formations on
the tree branches.
Huckleberries in October
Tlell River, south side
The short loop trail was well-maintained,
reasonably dry, and only took about 45 minutes in
total to hike. The longer loop looked to be closer
to two hours, and would allow the hiker to see the
famous Tlell Log Jam.
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Sign at the Big Bend
Located just north of the Tlell Fire Hall on Highway
16, the Anvil Trail can be hiked as a quick in and
out, a short loop, or a long loop. The various
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Photos courtesy Archie Stocker Sr.
Liz and Archie - 2008
Liz and Archie Stocker
55 Years Together
This summer while renting a room at Ralph Stocker’s
house in Old Massett, I had the privilege and honour of
attending Liz and Archie Stocker’s 55th wedding anniversary
party at Sarah’s Longhouse. My partner and I were
pretty new to Haida Gwaii, and even though we didn’t really
know anyone at this gathering except for Ralph and
his grown children Erika and Towustasin, we were warmly
welcomed. Although we had never met, Liz and Archie
made sure to come introduce themselves and welcome
us to their celebration. As the evening went on, we chatted
with those around us, ate too many of Liz’s amazing
meatballs, and certainly had too much cake for dessert.
By Shannon Hammond
Mostly, we listened. Liz and Archie’s granddaughter Erika
drummed and sang in the Haida language. Liz’s cousin
Pauline performed in costume to “The Time of my Life,”
and many people told stories about Liz and Archie. There
was much love, laughter, and gratitude in that room.
What follows is a piece of Liz and Archie’s story, which I
gratefully gathered from them on a warm and sunny September
day when they welcomed me into their Old Massett
home on Eagle Avenue, known locally as the “back
road.” Like many Haida Gwaii homes, the entrance to their
house is adorned with rocks, shells, and pieces of drift-
wood. A carved black raven “perches”
on the front of the house above
the door. Inside, I am taken to the living
room, which is filled with shelves of
lovingly collected keepsakes and many
photographs hung on the walls. Liz sits
by the window working on sewing one
of her famous “animal pillows,” basically
a big animal shaped pillowcase made
out of something soft and cuddly. Some
lucky kid in Liz’s life will have some good
snuggles with that pillow.
We begin with their births – Archie on October
21, 1935 near Stuttgart, Germany,
and Liz eleven years later on January 29,
1946, born into the Raven Clan in Old Massett,
Haida Gwaii. Archie was one of ten
children to his parents. As a young child living in East
Germany near the Polish border, he watched the German
army move through his town in their campaign against Poland.
Later, his family lived in Metz, France, near the border
with Germany. Shortly after the family moved there,
Germany lost the war. The Stockers and many other Germans
living in France were evacuated
back to Germany
In the years following
of World War
II, Archie and his
dreamed of going
overseas to Canada.
of them turned 21,
they made the journey
away from their
family and place of
birth. Archie tells of
the rough and stormy trip across the Atlantic, and how
many nights he was the only passenger on deck, revelling
in the strong winds and tumultuous ocean waves.
Clearly, he was made for the wild weather of Haida Gwaii,
though he didn’t know it at the time. At first Archie and his
brother thought they would be “cowboys on the prairies,”
but when they saw pictures of British Columbia they were
drawn by the beauty of Canada’s west coast.
Archie in Vancouver
Archie spent a few years working
at different jobs in BC before
coming to Haida Gwaii. After
two years running the store and
post office in Garibaldi, Archie
went back to Vancouver and
began applying for jobs advertised
in the newspaper. He
received a letter in response
to one of his applications, offering
him work in Tlell as a
farm and sawmill helper. His
new employer paid his way,
and so he arrived on Haida
Gwaii in December 1961.
Eventually he began working
in MacMillan Bloedel’s
logging camp at Juskatla, where he
lived in a bunkhouse during the work week and travelled
to the communities of Haida Gwaii during his time off from
work. “I started as a choker man in April 1962 and worked
my way up through the ranks to operate the log dump in
Juskatla,” Archie shares. “For a while, we actually lived
in Juskatla camp’s married quarters. I operated mobile
steel spars and drove the extra heavy duty off-highway log
trucks for 25 years ‘til my retirement in 1998.” Throughout
his working life and continuing to this day, Archie’s passion
has been photography. Enjoyed by many, his photos
have been published in numerous periodicals, including
the Haida Gwaii Observer, where he has been submitting
photos for over fifty years.
Archie hard at work
The Old Massett of Liz’s childhood was a very different
place from the village of today. Until 1958, there wasn’t
even a road connecting the northern communities to
southern points of Graham Island. Public schools were
still in the early phases of integrating Indigenous students
with non-Indigenous students. Most of what is now Eagle
Avenue in Old Massett was still just forest and bog, while
the community spread out along Raven Avenue, or the
Liz remembers the families of Old Massett moving around
a lot during the summer, fishing and gathering food to prepare
for winter. Sometimes they would go as far as North
Island, which we now know as Langara Island. There they
would camp, each family with their own little shack. They
smoked and canned fish, caught crab and abalone, and
picked berries. All of those treasures of the land and sea
were then brought home to “the village.” Many families
also travelled up the inlet, where they caught salmon in
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ig nets across the Yakoun River. Liz recalls how the kids
would build their own little branch houses while the adults
worked to catch and preserve fish.
The kids of Old Massett worked hard too, helping with
things like cutting wood and preparing meals. One impressive
chore was helping to bring large rounds of wood
cut from a hold of logs that had been corralled and hauled
in as it floated by the village. Their unique method for
transporting these large pieces of wood was to nail a
plank on each side of the blocks and push them along like
a wheelbarrow. When they weren’t helping with chores,
Liz remembers spending time playing on nearby beaches,
especially jumping around on big pieces of driftwood.
Sometimes the kids got into a little trouble, like when Liz’s
cousin once fell in between some logs. All ended well
with a resourceful rescue from the other kids, who knew
which logs to move in order to free her. When they weren’t
playing on the beach, Liz and the other kids had the
whole village as their playground, in particular the forest
that is now Eagle Avenue with all its houses.
Comically, neither Archie nor Liz can remember the specifics
of how they met, other than it being during some
social event. As Archie describes, “I became friends with
many local Haida people who
welcomed me. In restaurants,
at dances, at local Haida
festivities, on visits to the
beaches, I met a lot of folks.
Somehow and somewhere
Liz and I met. We must have
made eyes at each other, and
the rest is history.”
Things were a lot different on
Haida Gwaii “back then” than
they are now. In the late fifties,
a gravel road (Highway 16)
was finally built that connected
all of the Graham Island communities.
Liz and Archie can
recall many harrowing journeys
on that road before it was finally
paved in the late sixties and
early seventies. It was in such
bad shape that many people
used the better maintained logging roads when driving
between Port Clements and Queen Charlotte.
Liz and Archie were married in Old Massett’s Anglican
church on July 25, 1964, and shortly afterwards moved to
Port Clements so that Archie could be closer to his work
in Juskatla. They raised five children there, starting with
the birth of their daughter Katharina, followed by daughter
Carol, and sons Ralph, Karl, and Archie Junior.
Over the nearly thirty years the Stockers lived in Port
Clements, life was filled with all kinds of ups and downs.
During the sixties there was a critical housing shortage.
There was also no running water,
electricity, or sewer service.
In trying to better their living
situation, the Stocker family,
“moved from two-room tar paper
shack to two-room tar paper
shack,” as Archie describes.
Around 1968 they were finally
able to buy a home on Dyson
Street. Along with lovely oak
and chestnut trees, they also
inherited the previous owner’s
geese, chickens, and ducks.
They grew a huge garden on
that property, including 300
rhubarb plants that allowed
them to sell rhubarb all over
the island. Still without running
water, the family, particularly
Liz, hauled many
gallons of water from the
creek that flowed through their
property for drinking, cooking, washing clothing, and all
the other things one uses water for in a household. (Let’s
all just take a moment and appreciate the water coming
out of our taps that we often take for granted!)
Liz and Archie's wedding - 1964
(top L-R) Carol, Katharina and Ralph.
(bottom L-R) Karl and Archie Jr
Stocker residence in Port Clements
Eventually a well was dug on
the property, and a waterline laid to the house. A pump
and coil installed in a part wood/part oil range provided
hot water. Not long after, central water and sewer systems
were built for the whole town. The garden grew, the
rhubarb was enjoyed by many, and the Stocker children
grew up with the other kids of the community, many of
whom were visitors on the property,
whether invited or not. Every two
weeks, Liz baked twenty-four loaves
As a mixed race family, the Stockers,
along with many others, often had to
contend with the complexities of systemic
racism. Liz speaks to the double
standards of the Indian Act for
interracial marriages, saying that, “if
a Native man married a white woman,
she gained status, but if a Native
woman married a white man, she lost
her status.” Liz is of course referring
to being “status Indian,” a designation
under Canada’s Indian Act that
still exists today. Having status has
meant a lot of things over the years
Stocker residence in Port Clements
since it was institutionalized, and still plays a complex role
in the lives of First Nations people. Because Liz married
Archie, she was not allowed to live on the Old Massett
reserve or any other reserve. Liz and Archie had many
meetings with other interracial couples, all of whom participated
in the nationwide fight for change to Canada’s
Finally, in April of 1985 Bill C-31 was passed, which
amended the Indian Act to create more gender equality.
Haida women married to white men could now regain their
status. But as Liz says, “it wasn’t that simple...” To regain
her status, Liz had to jump through a lot of time-consuming
bureaucratic hoops, including having to pay money to
the government to establish status for her children. She
persevered through the process, standing up for herself
against an inherently prejudicial system.
The reward for her effort was that after twenty-nine years
away from her family and friends in Old Massett, Liz was
finally able to go home. Of living in a Haida community as
a white man, Archie says “I feel as if I was born and raised
here amongst the Haida people, they all treat me so nice.”
Liz recalls one of her most memorable times being when
their first grandchildren were expected, to sons Ralph and
Karl. Although Karl was already living off island, Ralph’s
daughter Erika became a frequent “cute little visitor”.
When hearing them talk about their life together, it is clear
that Liz and Archie have a great appreciation for family
and community. Their most cherished memories and
current activities revolve around their
Nonnie Liz with granddaughter Erika
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Haida Gwaii Mobile Sauna
By Jamie McDonald
(L-R) Aiden, Rylie, Shane, Nora, Eliza, Liz, Erika,
Ralph and Towustasin (Special guest, Liz's
A few years ago, I was down in Vancouver with a friend and we were invited
to partake in a sweat. This was not just in any sauna, but in a BC Mobile Sauna
Society sauna! The sauna was built of delicious smelling cedar in a cube truck
parked in someone’s private yard. “Community Sweats” were offered to the
public once a week, admission by donation. It was a great experience, sweating
naked with a bunch of strangers while we chit-chatted about this and that
without any artifice. As stated on the BC Mobile Sauna Society’s website, I truly
felt it “lowered the barriers to meaningful interaction, and promoted wellness,
healthy living and body acceptance, in an open, inclusive and non- judgemental
children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Archie
might have to think for a minute to tell you how many
grandchildren are in their lives, but Liz will tell you without
hesitation that there are two granddaughters, six grandsons,
two great grandsons, and four great granddaughters.
Through fifty-five years of marriage and all of the challenges
in those years, Liz and Archie’s love for each other
has deepened. “I depend on Liz for all she does,” says
Archie, “and I try to do the best I can do for her, for better
or worse. Liz is my helpmate, a woman full of good ideas.
She can think ahead way better than I can, and I have
come to depend on her for her good judgement. I am a
lucky guy to have her beside me.” Archie goes on to say
that the secret to a long life together is simply to “stick
together like glue and do things for each other.”
I certainly feel lucky to have met Liz and Archie, as well as
others in their family. It was a great privilege to live in Old
Massett for a few months this summer, soon after arriving
as new residents of Haida Gwaii. It is an honour to tell this
story, one of many Old Massett stories. People of Haida
Gwaii, I would love to tell more of your stories. If you would
like to share some of your life with me, please get in touch
by calling 250-557-2088 or email office@haidagwaiitrader.
Fast forward to the end of mushroom picking season last fall. A few of us were
gathered around my kitchen table during a stormy night talking about our
love of saunas and how cool it would be to build one. After that conversation
I started looking at different mobile saunas online, and that inspired me to try
building one myself. With a little help from my friends, I purchased a trailer
from Terrace and secured a building site where I had access to tools. I designed
what I wanted it to look like, then gathered what I needed for the project. Some
things were purchased, while some were re-purposed from local materials. I
had never built anything bigger than a picture frame, so I checked out some
books from the library, watched a lot of YouTube videos, and asked some more
experienced friends for advice. It has been such a great learning experience
from start to finish. I learned how to use a lot of different woodworking tools,
how to plan a building project, how to work within a budget, how to frame a
window, how to make tongue and groove boards, and many other things. Most
of all, I learned that with a bit of time and dedication, most ideas can become a
Once it is finished, my plan with this project is to offer Community Sweats once
a week. These can be done in various locations depending on who is willing to
use their space for hosting them. With only minor finishing touches left to do,
hopefully we can start having sweats this coming winter. For more information,
to help out, or to get updates about Community Sweats, visit Haida Gwaii
Mobile Sauna Society on Facebook.
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A taste of home
By Yvonne Smith
Beef Wellington with Wild Mushrooms
For this recipe we are going to head to the forest of Haida Gwaii, something many of us living here do on a regular basis, and we are going
to forage for the Chanterelle mushroom.
Chanterelle is one of the most popular of wild edible mushrooms. They tend to grow in clusters in mossy coniferous forests, and are one of
the richest sources of vitamin D. When you harvest these mushrooms, please cut the bottom stem of the mushroom in the area from which
you plucked it so that it may fall back to the ground, thus helping reproduction of the next growth. I highly recommend that you distinguish
what the mushroom looks like before you head out. There are poisonous look-a-likes such as the Jack ‘O Lantern that you should not
ingest. Harvest the mushroom from mid July through September, and even later on Haida Gwaii because of our mild fall temperatures.
I prefer fresh Chanterelles, although you can dry them. When dried, they will become much tougher in texture. Chanterelles are excellent
sautéed, with scrambled eggs, in a soup, or paired with poultry. They are excellent with butter or oil, and their low water content makes
them ideal for sautéing. Although I prefer them on their own or with milder meats like chicken, turkey or grouse, I wanted to give beef a try.
I was not disappointed – very delicious!
Earlier in the day, thaw puff pastry in the fridge until defrosted. You will
want to take it out of the fridge about one hour before you’ll be using it.
Start with cleaning your Chanterelles, using a mushroom brush or pastry
brush. Do not rinse in water, as this makes them soggy. Once cleaned,
chop mushrooms into pea size chunks and set aside.
Take out your tenderloin and bring it to room temperature. Preheat oven to
Make a square using two pieces of plastic wrap. Lay out the prosciutto on
the plastic wrap, overlapping just a bit longer than your tenderloin.
In a medium size frying pan, add two tablespoon butter and shallots, sauté
until soft, then add garlic and mushrooms. Sauté until mushrooms have a
bit of colour, then add one quarter cup of white wine and sauté longer, until
liquid has mostly reduced. Remove from stove and add the cashews, fresh
thyme, salt and pepper to taste. Cool slightly, then spread over the square
of prosciutto that you placed on the plastic wrap.
In the same medium frying pan add one tablespoon of olive oil, and turn
your burner up to med-high heat. You are going to just sear the outside of
the tenderloin to give it some colour. You are not cooking it, so it is important
that your pan is very hot. Sear both sides, then set aside and allow to
cool slightly. Brush both sides with dijon mustard. Do not wash the pan, as
you will use it again to make the gravy, and it is now nicely seasoned with
the meat. After the tenderloin is slightly cooled place it in the centre of your
prosciutto and mushroom filling, then wrap the prosciutto around the meat
to seal. Wrap the plastic around the meat and filling – holding both ends,
roll away from you to tighten into a casing. Refrigerate this casing while
you roll out the puff pastry.
Use one half package of puff pastry. On another piece of plastic wrap, roll
out the pastry a few inches longer and wider then your casing. Take casing
out of fridge, remove plastic wrap, and place in the centre of the pastry.
Wrap pastry around the casing, and make another casing by holding the
ends and rolling away from you. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
Break an egg, separate yolk from white. Take casing out of fridge and
remove plastic wrap. Brush yolk over the puff pastry and score with a knife.
Bake in preheated oven until it’s nicely golden brown, about 20-25 minutes.
While your Wellington is baking you can make the gravy:
Melt a tablespoon of butter in the used frying pan, add the shallots, garlic,
and mushrooms. Sauté for a couple of minutes. Add one quarter cup of
wine, and again reduce. Sprinkle a tablespoon of flour over the mushrooms,
and cook about one minute. Add the beef broth and continue to cook on
low, stirring occasionally, until your Beef Wellington is ready. I really hope
you enjoy this dish as much as I have. I know it’s a little bit of work, but it’s
wonderful for a winter meal. Happy holidays.
Sadly, this will be the last, “A Taste of Home” article. Yvonne Smith’s
contributions to the HG Trader magazine have been thoroughly
enjoyed by many. We will miss Yvonne’s talented food creations and
send her wishes of success and joy!
– HGT Team
Ingredients for Beef Wellington:
• One packet of puff pastry (454 grams)
• One packet of prosciutto (100 grams)
• Three quarter cup of chopped cashews
• One large shallot, finely chopped
• Two garlic cloves, finely chopped
• One quarter cup of white wine
• Two cups of cleaned chopped Chanterelles
• Two 8oz Beef tenderloin steaks, as thick as you like
• Dijon mustard to brush on the steaks
• One tablespoon olive oil
• One tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
• Salt and pepper to taste
• One egg yoke
Ingredients for Gravy:
• Half cup of Chanterelles
• Two tablespoons butter
• One tablespoon shallots, chopped
• One garlic clove, minced
• One quarter cup white or red wine
• One tablespoon flour
• One and a half cups beef broth
• Salt and pepper to taste
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14 HG November / December 2019 15
By Christine Rowan
While working in your garden, do
memories come to you of people,
pets, or a wonderful occasion? I
often find myself pondering many
things while my hands work the soil.
Most strongly for me are thoughts of
people I care about, and those whose
company I have enjoyed in a special
event or over a lifetime. Holidays can
be a source of marvellous memories,
both good and bad, for thinking of
people we treasure.
For many of us it is important to hold
cherished memories of loved ones
close to our hearts. For me that often
involves growing something I love in
their memory. It may mean sharing
a gift of a shrub or cutting that you
know someone who has passed used
to enjoy in their garden. Sometimes
it can be as simple as a coloured
stone, a wooden marker, or even a
lovely hand- crafted bird house. The
possibilities are as endless as our
My husband and I, being lovers of
dogs (and all animals for that matter),
have loved and lost many over the
years. Each have been gently interred
in our gardens with a beautiful
flowering shrub planted above them
to remind us of the special place they
hold in our hearts. This would also
include some bunnies and chickens.
My mother loved roses, with pink
being her favourite. I grow a small
sweet Polyantha shrub rose called
‘The Fairy,’ with clusters of very lightly
scented shell pink blooms, as well as
at least one variety of fragrant sweet
pea, to remind me of her. A beach
gravelled nook featuring an anchor,
weeping purple beech, and glass
ball is a mariner inspired tribute of
remembrance to my father, whose
I would like to think that these sorts
of markers in a garden could also
be used for happy events, such as
the birth of a new family member.
What a joy to plant a tree and watch
it grow over the years along with
the child. Measurements could
be placed along the bark to show
growth spurts of young children,
much like we do in, say, a doorway
of our homes. Often when someone
purchases a new home or property,
it is customary to plant something in
the yard to celebrate such an exciting
With Remembrance Day soon over,
and the holiday season fast upon us,
I will take this time to think of those
special people and occasions that
make my life and my garden more
meaningful. I will try to incorporate
these experiences into the next fresh
sessions of time spent in my everchanging
garden and life. Wishing
kind thoughts to all in this season,
• Short Ribs
• Spare Ribs
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QC VISITORS CENTRE
Saturday November 30th
10 am to 3 pm
at the QC Visitors Centre
More Info: 250-559-8316
Rosa ‘The Fairy’ Garden Goddess watching over Garden framed by wood heart Beloved pooches’ graveside angel
Special cuts also available
ISLAND ACRES BUTCHER SHOP
250-557-4569 • Mon-Sat 8-6 (Closed Sundays)
66196 Hwy 16, North of Port Clements
QC Farmer’s Market every Saturday
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Let’s Use Our Plastics
by Craig Carmichael
It has been just half a century since plastics started
to become common in various products. Now, plastic
waste has become one of the most serious global
environmental problems. Yet there seem to be very
good ways to tackle the problem at local levels. All over
the world, people are putting plastic into waffle irons
or other heaters and melting it into solid floor tiles,
driveway paving tiles, and other useful items. YouTube
videos can be found with a variety of ideas about smallscale
Some innovators have put designs for plastic recycling
and manufacturing on the web. Especially valuable,
PreciousPlastic.com has CAD-CAM (Computer Aided
Design and Manufacturing) part designs that can be
downloaded to produce low-cost plastic shredders,
extruders, injection molding machines, compression
machines, and other useful plastic processing
machines. One can make plastic “boards,” fence posts,
blocks and sheets, as well as more refined products.
I myself would like to take all those clear plastic food
containers and turn them into greenhouse panes
or ‘corrugated’ panels. Why pay a fortune for newly
manufactured polycarbonate greenhouse sheets with
this resource lying around everywhere?
Home-grown efforts to reduce plastic waste are already
happening here on Haida Gwaii. Masset teacher Dan
Schulbeck and students at Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay
Secondary School have built a machine that processes
some types of plastic into diesel. When enough diesel
is created, this resourceful and creative group of local
innovators will use the diesel to power a stove for
distilling salt water into salt for seasoning food. The
salt will be infused with herbs grown in the school
greenhouse before being sold to the public. Proceeds
from salt sales will then be used to help fund various
projects encouraging Haida Gwaii residents to be less
dependent on plastic products (e.g. making cloth bags
for grocery shopping).
To re-purpose plastic, it must first be sorted into
appropriate types. The easiest sorting method, of
course, is for willing residents to sort their plastic
contributions into well marked receptacles. However,
there are also clever ways to sort plastics if necessary.
Some of them float in water, while others sink. Some
will float in saltwater.
If you burn wood, the best way to dispose of them
is thus simply to throw them into your wood stove
as fuel or put them into a bonfire.
Home Plastic Elimination Tip: Polyethylene and
polypropylene (PE, LDPE, HDPE, UHMW(- PE), PP) are
two of the most common plastics, used in disposable
products such as plastic bags, food containers,
greenhouse plastic, as well as ropes and netting. These
plastics represent the greatest amount of plastic waste
taking up space in landfills. But both of them are
hydrocarbons that burn more cleanly than gasoline,
producing mostly water and carbon dioxide. If you burn
wood, the best way to dispose of them is thus simply to
throw them into your wood stove as fuel or put them
into a bonfire. They burn hot, so be careful not to put in
too much at a time. A plastic bag of wood shavings is a
great way to light a fire, without spilling wood shavings
around near the stove.
It seems the more one looks for information, plastic can
be less of a problem and more of an opportunity.
If anyone would like to receive notifications of news
and events related to this topic, I can be reached at 250-
532-8574, 250-559-7735, or email email@example.com
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HAIDA GWAII LOCAL
The Gift of Local Food for the Holidays
Sure to add freshness, full flavors and healthy ingredients to
your seasonal meals, these local products also make wonderful
gifts! What better time is there to enjoy delicious, locally
produced foods than the holiday season?
St. Mary’s Spring Farm Kombucha
A great non-alcoholic option for
holiday gatherings! Flavours change
every two weeks depending on what
is in season. Right now, its apple,
made from locally grown fruit.
Salal and rosehip are coming up
next. Available at fourteen locations
around Haida Gwaii including the
Friday, Masset and Saturday, Queen
Charlotte Farmers’ Markets for five dollars per bottle. On tap
is also available for larger groups! “My 5-year hope,” shares
proprietor Marylynn Hunt, “is to have it at every location
where Coca-Cola is sold...so people can have a healthier
choice.” 250-559-8282 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Salt Cart’s Wood-fired Salt and Gift Baskets
If you have yet to try this sea salt,
we highly recommend you do!
Hand harvested from local waters
by Sandspit’s Cathy Baran, it is
dehydrated using wood-fired stoves.
Available in salt shakers for $10 or
sample packets for $5 - salt shakers
can be found at the Sandspit Visitor
Centre (located at the airport). Another great item offered by
the Salt Cart is their custom gift basket.
This very affordable (between
$20-$45) and delectable gift
is made with combinations
of sea salt, local chanterelle
mushrooms, local mint tea and
Skeena River Valley Saskatoon
berry jam. Yum! Check
out Cathy’s table at the QC
Christmas Craft Fair. To order
your salt and/or gift basket call
250-637-2231 or 250-637-1742
(text message) or email email@example.com
BARU FARM Deer Processing Gift Certificate
A perfect gift for that hunter on your list! This gift certificate
includes skinning, cutting, vacuum sealing and freezing on
deer. $105 plus GST. Located in Queen Charlotte, give Baru
Farm a call! 778-828-7224
Order your holiday turkey now!
The Salt Cart
A full-service butcher shop, Island Acres Butcher Shop offers
cut and wrapped beef, pork, chicken and turkey. All of their
meats come from animals that graze on insecticide-free
Island Acres Butcher Shop
pastures and medication-free
Say hello to Roger at the Queen
Charlotte Farmers’ Market on
Saturdays. Or, visit the shop
directly at 66196 Hwy 16, just
north of Port Clements - they
are open from 8am-6pm,
Monday to Saturday. For more
information call 250-557-4569.
Ethically harvested and meticulously cleaned and dried by
Sandspit’s Phil Oates, these Morel mushrooms, prized by
gourmet cooks around the world, are exquisite holiday gifts
for any food enthusiast. “They rehydrate really well compared
to others,” Phil shares, “and the resulting broth can be saved
for soup stock or gravy.” 1oz bag $10, 2oz Mason Jar $20 or
$150/lb for bulk orders. Call Phil at 780-881-3963 or email
“Shopping local means that I
am eliminating the middleman,
which usually is the shipping
costs. Just as we try to eat
local, we also try to buy local.
Sometimes it cannot be done,
that’s when I try to go without or
at least buy Canadian.”
-Sian Nalleweg, Port Clements
Made with yeasts that are
farmed along the coasts of
Haida Gwaii, these delicious
breads have textures and
flavours that are out of this
world! Products range from
artisan pizza, rustic sourdough
herb focaccia or hamburger
buns to organic loafs that
include seasonal ingredients like Haida Gwaii black currants
and Brubaker Farms tomatoes. You can find them at Isabel
Creek Store in Queen Charlotte and prices start at $8 and up.
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“There are so many great local
products and businesses - I want
to support that variety.”
-Lori Wiedeman, Queen Charlotte
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The holiday season is a wonderful time for layered and fuzzy
outfits, warm and delicious beverages, rest and rejuvenation,
gathering with cherished friends and family and supporting
our local economy. Wait. Supporting our local economy?
Indeed. You see, when we shop locally, we, in turn, support
our local businesses - businesses who hire local people, pay
local taxes and sell all kinds of community-based products. No
matter how small the investment, every dollar we spend at home
helps to keep our communities strong and connected. HG Trader
is proud to present it’s first, annual SHOP LOCAL Holiday Gift
Guide. In it you will find all kinds of great gift ideas all from
local businesses, artisans and handcrafters. Keep in mind these
items are sold first come, first serve, so get these treasures while
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1. Jewelry by North Beach Girl – handcrafted, beautifully designed and super affordable necklaces and earrings
made by Tow Hill’s Debra Powers. $20-$35 -Crow’s Nest Country Store & Coffee Shop
2. Val Malesku Sterling Silver Earrings - feather design. $170 -Longhouse Gift Shop
3. Native Northwest – hooded wraps, featuring Ernest Swanson formline. $80 -Trading House Gift Shop
4. Extraordinary Soaps Gift Basket - Mermaid Lavender Scrub and Gale Force Cedar essential oils scrub bar. $22 -The Salt Cart
5. Raven’s Tail Earrings - with ermine fur. By local artist, Raven Ryland. $225 -Trading House Gift Shop
6. Crow’s Nest Gift Basket for Her – pamper that special lady in your life with luscious beauty products,
mouth-watering chocolate and more! $44.59 -Crow’s Nest Country Store & Coffee Shop
1. Crow’s Nest Gift Basket for Him – from grease remover soap to organic coffee,
this collection of gifts is sure to make him smile! $44.59 -Crow’s Nest Country Store & Coffee Shop
2. 3-in-1 NEBO PaL+ Multi-Tool – well made and very sturdy. Has a 2200 milliamp power bank, a super
bright 400 lumen rechargeable flashlight and a three inch, folding stainless steel blade! $39.99 -North Coast Supply
3. Flannel Lumber Jacket – warm and versatile in various styles and colors. $37.50 and up -Longhouse Gift Shop
4. Harley Davidson Model Motorcycles – made from recycled Harley Davidson parts. $55 -QC Liquidation
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kids + teens
1. SEGA Genesis Mini- a slick, miniaturized unit of the iconic SEGA Genesis console, just plug and play!
Comes with 40 legendary games. $99.99 -North Coast Supply
2. Rastar Remote Control Supercars – Bugatti, Porche, BMW, Murciélago. Includes rechargeable battery. $60 -QC Liquidation
3. Adorable Aurora Plushies – Dr. Seuss’s classic holiday season stuffies of Grumpy Grinch, Grinch Santa, his loyal dog Max
(with antler on his head) and big-hearted, Whoville resident Cindy Lou Hoo. $24.99 - $27.99 -North Coast Supply
4. Folkmanis Puppets – black bear club (featured picture). $50 Also available: octopus,
raven, baby black bear, loon, baby sea otter, etc. $26.50-$47.50 -Trading House Gift Shop
5. Electronics Galore! Kingston 32GB USB flash drive. $29 16GB memory card. $16.99 Lightning cable.
$8 Ultra speed 3-meter charging cable. $19.99 Wireless earbuds and charger. $39 -QC Liquidation
6. TY Beanie Boos – adorable snuggle buddies and playmates. TY Beanie Boos. $14.99
TY Paw Patrol Beanie Boos (pink and blue). $17.99 - Charlisle Clothiers
1. Local Artisan Silver Jewelry - artists such as Val Malesku, Haida Gwaii Organic Jewelry, Laura Dutheil and more! Starting at $40 - Funk It!
2. Egyptian Cloud Microfiber Sheet Sets – soft and machine washable. Double $39.99 / queen $49.50 -QC Liquidation
3. Tableware Treasures – handcrafted pottery by Sandspit’s Amber Faktor, many feature stunning forest
and marine themes. Mugs range from $25-$35, bowls $65-$120, vases $25. -Sunfish Studio
4. Mad Hippie Advanced Skin Care – award-winning vegan and cruelty-free beauty products. $37-$48 each - Funk It!
5. The Blue House Staycation Getaway Gift Certificate – this season, delight your ‘hard to buy for’ friends or family
with the gift of peace. Super cozy and funky, this two-bedroom Port Clements guest house has a full kitchen, a large, comfy
living room and a claw foot tub with an ocean view! 3 nights, only $249! (valid Oct – May) -Adele’s Haida Gwaii Guest Suites
6. Kitchen Aids – Functional and stylish additions for any kitchen. Porcelain enamel kettles. $59.99
Countertop convection oven. $399.99 - Charlisle Clothiers
7. Haida Gwaii Hoodies – a cozy and stylish gift for him or her. Various colors. $73 -Longhouse Gift Shop
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1. Cobble Hill Puzzles – great fun for the dark days of winter for you and/or your little ones! All under $25 - Funk It!
2. Aromabotanical Candles - made with high quality essential oils and pure extracts.
Large (40-hour burn) $14.99 / small (10-hour burn) $6.99 -Crow’s Nest Country Store & Coffee Shop
1. Functional Art -strictly handmade burl and driftwood bowls. $50-$100. Cat friendly root stump tables
with shellacked tabletops and alder wicker furniture including chairs, benches, wardrobes and more! $75 and up. -Harmonie Blais
2. Wood Toys & Coasters – the wood toys are a hit with kids! Made by Sandspit’s Jim Grantham, there are cars, trucks, helicopters, trains, logging trucks
and more. Jim’s coasters are a fun and affordable stocking stuffer. Available at Funk It! in Queen Charlotte. $28.95 - $143 -Jim Grantham / Funk It!
3. From Where I Stand – book by Jody Wilson-Raybould, who has represented First Nations and the Crown at the highest levels. $27 -Trading House Gift Shop
4. Haida Gwaii-themed Pottery - cups, mugs, bowls, vases, pitchers - from small to big. Available in selected stores and the Christmas Craft Fairs.
Cups $18-35 bowls $22 and up. -Dominic Pottery
3. The Haida Gwaii Box – made from locally harvested wood, this
handmade creation is sure to be a cherished keepsake. $65 -Haida Gwaii Woodworking Company
1. Pokoloko Winterwear – made from incredibly soft alpaca wool. Hat $25 / headband $23 / scarf $41 -Longhouse Gift Shop
1. Templeman’s Toffee - gourmet butter crunches. So delicious, handmade in small batches and made in Canada. $7.95 each - Funk It!
2. Flavours to Savour Gift Basket - includes hand-harvested, local sea salt, Haida Gwaii dried chanterelle mushrooms,
Haida Gwaii mint tea and Saskatoon Berry Jam from the Skeena River Valley. $38 -The Salt Cart
3. Gourmet Village Dessert Skillets – yummy fun! Bake and serve fresh from the oven! Each 6.5” cast iron
skillet comes with either Chocolate Brownie or Chocolate Chip Cookie mix. $21.99 -North Coast Supply
2. Gifts for avid fishers and hunters! Plano Guide Series tackle box. $89.99 Simms Freestone fishing hip pack. $188.95
Outdoor Edge game processing set. $89.99 -Tlell River Fly and Tackle
3. Stanfield’s Heritage Sweaters – warm and durable with Haida Gwaii logo. Men’s & women’s $99.99 / children’s $89.99 - Charlisle Clothiers
4. Blundstone Boots – stylish, durable, warm and water-resistant. Men’s, women’s and children’s sizes available.
Men’s and women’s starting at $229.99-$259.99 / children’s $119.99 - Charlisle Clothiers
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holiday gift guide
Birding in Winter
by Margo Hearne
Adele’s Haida Gwaii Guest Suites fondly known as the ‘Blue House’, this perfect home-away-from-home accommodates up to six guests and features two bedrooms, a
large living room, full kitchen and a claw-foot tub overlooking the ocean. Relaxing sounds of waves and incredible sunsets are sure to delight one and all. Located at
101 Bayview Drive, Port Clements. 250 981 7051 firstname.lastname@example.org
Charlisle Clothiers has unique gift ideas for the whole family. Men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and shoes. Notions, kitchen and house wares, bed and bath, art
supplies and more! Enter their December Giant Christmas Stocking Draw! Open Mon 12-5:30 and Tues-Sat 10-5:30. Holiday hours: closed Dec 25th, 26th and New Year’s
Day. Join them for their Christmas Open House, Sun Dec. 15th from 1-5. Located at 104 Causeway. 250-559-8444
Crow’s Nest Country Store & Coffee Shop is one of Tlell’s must stop shops. Along with groceries, liquor, tobacco, fresh baking, deli items and specialty drinks, they also
sell a wide selection of gifts, many made by local artists and handcrafters. There is something for everyone! 250-557-4593
Dominic Pottery is all handmade at Dominic Legault’s studio in Tow Hill. He creates beautiful Haida Gwaii-themed cups, mugs, bowls, vases and pitchers – from small
to big. Available at the local craft fairs as well as Masset retailers, The Ground Gallery and Coffee House and the Masset Airport Gift Shop, in Tlell at Crystal Cabin and
Sandspit’s Airport Gift Shop. 250-626-7896
Funk It! carries products for every room in and outside the house along with affordable gifts for everyone. Check out their stunning displays of furniture, lighting, home
décor, Sid Dickens tiles, locally crafted jewelry, pottery, quality consignment clothing, gardening supplies and more! Open Mondays 12-4, Tues-Sat 10-5. Located at 3508
Wharf Street in Queen Charlotte. 250-559-4753 or email@example.com
Haida Gwaii Woodworking Company (formerly OMVC Woodworks) makes custom-carved carved wooden signs, furniture, yew serving boards, boxes, sushi trays and
more! All made from locally harvested wood. Located in Old Massett. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Harmonie Blais a multi-talented artist, musician and mother extraordinaire, is excited to share her latest passion: usable and functional art made from value-added wood
products. Located in Port Clements. 250-557-9359 or email@example.com
Jim Grantham at Funk It! is a part-time resident of Sandspit who has been making and donating wood toys for children’s hospitals for many years. Loved by kids all over
the Pacific Northwest, his handcrafted toys not only feel good, they smell good too! You can find a good selection of Jim’s wood toys and coasters at Funk It! located at
3208 Wharf Street, Queen Charlotte. 250-559-4753 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Longhouse Gift Shop has lots of unique gifts including a wide selection of Haida Gwaii branded clothing. Drop by and say hello and keep an eye on their Facebook
page for new stock and in-store specials. Open Mon-Sat 10-5:30. Holiday hours: Dec. 24th open 10-5, Closed Dec. 25th, 26th and New Year’s Day. Located at 107 Front.
Street, Skidegate. 250-559-8013
North Coast Supply sells a wide variety of hardware, fishing supplies, paint, tools, housewares, small and large appliances, sporting goods, giftware, home entertainment,
electronics and more! Open daily, Mon-Sat 8:30-6. Holiday hours: Sunday, Dec. 22nd only 12-4, Dec. 24th closing early at 5pm. Closed Dec. 25th, 26th and Jan. 1st.
Located at 1498 Main Street in Masset. 250-626-5559 or email@example.com
QC Liquidation is where you will find sale prices every day. They sell electronics, toys, housewares, gifts, craft supplies, furniture, automotive, hardware, Christmas lights
and artificial trees, chocolate and grab and go snacks. Open 9-6 Mon-Sat. Dec. 24th open 9-5, closed Dec. 25th, open for Boxing Day Specials 9-5. Closed Jan 1st-7th.
Located at 622 Oceanview Drive, Queen Charlotte. 250-559-4749
Sunfish Studio sells functional, island-inspired ceramics that are handmade by Sandpit’s Amber Faktor. Products can be purchased directly from her studio (open by
appointment), at the Sandspit Visitor Centre and the Crow’s Nest in Tlell. Amber will also be attending the QC Community Club Craft fair on November 30th. Check out
Sunfish Studio’s store on Etsy! 250-640-4289 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Salt Cart carries sustainably harvested foods like sea salt, dried mushrooms and mint tea. They also sell Wild Coast Naturals hand balms, handmade artisan soaps
from Anchor Soap Company and other hard to find products. By appointment or at the Queen Charlotte and Sandspit Christmas Craft Fairs. Sea salt (shakers) available
at the Sandpit Visitor Centre located at the airport. 250-637-2231 or text 250-637-1742
Tlell River Fly and Tackle carries a wide variety of products for fishing, hunting, woodworking and outdoor adventuring as well as beautiful, local photos and handcrafts.
Check FB or Google for their regular and extended, holiday shopping hours. Located in Tlell, just north of Richardson Ranch. 250-557-2030 or email@example.com
Trading House Gift Shop at the Haida Gwaii Museum at Kay Llnagaay whose goal is to inspire understanding and respect for all that Haida Gwaii, carries a huge
assortment of local art, books (adult & children), gifts, chocolate, jewelry by Haida and local artists, wood paddles and much more. Open Tues-Sat 9:30-5.
Holiday hours: Dec. 24th 9:30-noon, closed Dec. 25th, 26th, 27th and Jan 1st – 7th. Located at #2 Second Beach Road, Skidegate. 250-559-4643
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The cold was biting and there was no place to hide. The
northeaster swept over us at Rose Spit and we could
only handle it for a few hours before hypothermia began
to set in. It’s the way the weather can be during the
Christmas Bird Counts on Haida Gwaii. Mid-winter
counts take their toll, although you could say we have it
easy compared to some places. We have seen up to 100
species island-wide in some years, whereas Rankin Inlet,
on the northern shores of Hudson Bay in Nunavut, had
one species - a Raven - last year. The important thing is
that people are out there looking for birds - filling in the
forms and finding the gaps in bird populations across
The true state of the North American bird population
occurs when winter residents remain and summer
migrants have gone. Where have they gone? That’s what
we and other counters are hoping to find out. The birds
we see here may have come from the far north, while
the ones seen from Washington to California are quite
possibly our summer nesting birds: Orange-crowned
Warblers, Townsends Warblers, Swainson’s Thrushes.
Our summer birds are their winter birds.
In 1982, when Peter Hamel started the counts on Haida
Gwaii, the National Audubon Society published the ‘big
book’ detailing the results of all the counts from all over.
It was an exciting day when the book arrived in the mail
and we could compare at a glance our records to those
of other places. We often found new birds for North
America. One year we had three Bramblings, a beautiful
Eurasian species, which was new for the continent.
Now, with the results published online, it takes longer
and is a bit more complicated to ‘find and compare,’ but
all things considered, the Haida Gwaii counts are an essential
part of our knowledge of wintering populations
The counts began in 1900 following outrage over the
slaughter of water birds, especially egrets and other
waders, for the millinery trade in the 1890’s. Before socialites
Harriet L. Hemenway and Minna B. Hall started
a campaign to end the killing, more than five million
birds, including herons, ibis, terns, grebes, hummingbirds,
and owls were slain for fashion. Over 900 ‘upper
crust’ women eventually formed the Massachusetts
Audubon Society, which became the National Audubon
Society. In 1900, Audubon member Frank M. Chapman
launched the first Christmas Bird Count, the all-volunteer
holiday census. It was meant as an alternative to the
traditional Christmas hunt, where hunters competed
to kill as many birds (and mammals) as possible. These
courageous women forced the changes, and now there
are almost 77,000 birders out there annually. It’s an
Haida Gwaii count dates fall between December 14 and
January 5. Count areas are Greater Massett, Port Clements,
Tlell, Skidegate Inlet (includes Sandspit, Queen
Charlotte, Skidegate) Rose Spit, and Hecate Strait.
Count days for each community will be posted on our
blog https://haidagwaiibirds.wordpress.com/ and we
will try and get the word out locally.
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Old Massett Office
162 Raven Avenue
226 Front Street
FOR ALL HAIDA GWAII RESIDENTS
UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Major Contributions grant
for the Village of Port Clements Fire Hall Renovations
GWAII TRUST BOARD PREPARING FOR
THE NEW YEAR
HAIDA HERITAGE CENTRE & HAIDA GWAII MUSEUM
The Gwaii Trust board was busy during the fall, with
directors and staff holding two strategic planning sessions
in September and October to design initiatives as we
move into the new year. Our youth board also met, making
recommendations which will be going forward to the next
board meeting for review. We’re now in the process of
putting together an operations plan for 2020. Watch for
opportunities to engage in community discussion throughout
the year, and keep your eyes on our website and social
media for updates on grant application deadlines and
The annual deadline for our Major Contributions grant
is January 23, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Major Contributions is
designed to support larger projects in community infrastructure
and planning. Our goal is to help build safer,
healthier and more attractive communities. This grant is
open to applications from local government and non-profit
organizations. 2019 recipients included:
• Gowgaia Institute, Mapping Infrastructure Project,
• Sandspit Community Society, High Hopes for
• Sandspit Volunteer Fire Dept, Sandspit Fire Protection
• Village of Port Clements, Fire Hall Exterior Renovations,
• Village of Masset, Masset Mobile Equipment
• Queen Charlotte Heritage Society, Seniors & Family
Housing Project, $185,345
• School District 50, Wellness Spaces in our Schools,
There is only one intake per year, so be sure to get your
application in. For complete details and application forms,
please see our website at gwaiitrust.com
HOLIDAY OFFICE HOURS:
Our office will be closed from noon on
Friday, December 20, and reopening on
Monday, January 6.
Wishing everyone a fantastic fall and wonderful
PORT CLEMENTS MUSEUM
DIXON ENTRANCE MARITIME MUSEUM
EXPLORE YOUR FREE ADMISSION FOR ALL HAIDA GWAII RESIDENTS
FROM APRIL 1 ST 2019 UNTIL MARCH 31 ST , 2020
As a gift from the Gwaii Trust Society, all Haida Gwaii residents have free admission to:
Haida Heritage Centre & Haida Gwaii Museum • Port Clements Museum • Dixon Entrance Maritime Museum.
Proof of residence must be shown for each entry (valid photo ID with address) NON-RESIDENTS MUST PAY ADMISSION
Haawa • Thank you
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Making Memories –
Non-Gift Holiday Traditions
By Jamie McDonald
On the upside, the act of holiday season gift-giving often results in increased joy, gratitude and connectedness.. A
well-thought-out gift expresses our love and appreciation and says, “You’re a cherished being to me.”
On the downside, as this time of year can be stressful and expensive, more and more people are embracing non-gift
traditions to enrich their lives. We asked some folks on Haida Gwaii, “What non-gift giving holiday/winter traditions
do you love/look forward to?” Thank you, tons, to those who took the time to respond. We think their comments
will make you smile and perhaps even warm your heart.
“In the fall, my class and I make lanterns to symbolize the dwindling outdoors light and
how one can keep the light alive within. We also learn songs related to this. I’ve done
this for the last 3 years to continue to honor the traditions linked to the changing of
seasons.” – Sarah Pansino, Queen Charlotte
“Along with yummy, hand-warming hot drinks, I also especially love outdoor lights - at
any time of year, not just during the holiday season. We have a string of white lights
around our house year-round. If ever the darkness feels daunting, we just plug in those
lights and voila, it goes from gloomy to fun and sparkly.” - Shellene Van der Beke, Port
“My partner’s family does a musical day during the
holidays and I’m really looking forward to that.
Everyone plays a different instrument: piano, cello,
guitar…and we all sing Christmas carols.” – Deanna
Shrimpton, Queen Charlotte
“I look forward to sharing gratitude around the table
during the holidays. I also greatly enjoy swapping
recipes!” – Karen Walhout, Skidegate
“A big community Christmas dinner with some
caroling. For both communities.” – Thomas E Dix,
“I really look forward to getting together with other
ladies during the holidays and making beautiful
wreaths.” - Erin Harris, Queen Charlotte
“I look forward to making pies for my annual
friend-fam-Festivus.” – Emily Campbell, Tow Hill
“In my family, we have stopped gift giving and
replaced it with activity sharing – i.e. we offer an
activity to do with our family member. Some of
these have included a spa day, cross country skiing,
going to the movies or theatre, and many more.”
– Jamie Mcdonald, Queen Charlotte
“During the short days of winter months, I like to
take things more slowly, and leave space in my life
for extra rest and inward reflection. Rainy days on
a Haida Gwaii beach are perfect for contemplation.
Any celebrations at this time of year must involve
wonderful food, and perhaps some single malt
libation. Winter is for appreciating simple comforts,
and thoughtfully laying the foundation for
springtime changes.” – Shannon Hammond, Masset
• How about enjoying some
holiday season music from
artists you have never listened
• Get crafty! Make your own
ornaments and decorations
with what you have around
• Bake from scratch. Maybe a
• Instead of traditional
Christmas cards, write thank
• Do a good deed by helping
someone in need.
• Donate your time to a
• For your spouse or parents:
make a chore coupon book
(dinner of your choice,
vacuum the house, free car
• Have fun! Do puzzles, go
for a walk and hang treats for
birds or visit a neighbor or
friend you have not seen in a
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Making Light of Winter Darkness
by Shannon Hammond
Haida Gwaii Stargazers
By Monica Caulfield
HOROSCOPES FOR NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2019
4. Holiday celebrations bring cheer, and are best when they include plenty of _____.
5. If we like to grow things, planning for our _____ will help remind us that spring
6. We need more of this in winter than we do in summer.
11. Many of us find joy in giving ____ to loved ones for the holidays.
12. The funny people in our lives will lift us up with this when we feel the winter blues.
14. To brighten a dark day, try eating something from this juicy group of fruits from
15. Life responsibilities demand, but it’s good to have more _____ time during winter.
16. Spring and summer are filled with vibrant green, but winter tends to look mostly
17. If we go to sleep at sunset and wake up at _____, we know we’ve had a good
19. Some people take these to help increase energy and boost immunity.
Background image: Colin Legg
1. As the calendar year changes, it’s a good time for ______ about the year behind us.
2. When we see the _____, we should step outside and enjoy some of it.
3. A bonus of less _____ is that we are often awake to see both sunrise and sunset.
7. Rich holiday foods help our bodies _____ for winter, though we may prefer to remain lean.
8. Winter means less time on the beach, and more time gathered with loved ones in ____
9. Sometimes it’s a good idea to stay home and wear _____.
10. In addition to more rest and sleep, it’s also important to stay _____.
13. When our pets grow their winter ____, they are especially comforting.
18. Hearing and seeing these can really brighten a dark day, especially as many have moved
south for winter.
Answers are found at the end of the Community Calendar at the back of the magazine.
Aries (March 20 - April 19) You’ve come to that place, dearest Aries,
where you are starting to psychoanalyze your thoughts and feelings.
Expand your horizons by traveling abroad or discovering the latest
ethnic restaurant in your neighborhood. Do whatever you can to
broaden your view. This will help you down the way as you role
model your mission in life, out into the world. Keywords: calling,
pursuit and purpose.
Taurus (April 19 - May 20) Whether you know it or not, dearest
Taurus, your people want and need your undivided attention. It’s
important that you show up for them as well as show up for yourself.
It’s key now to connect with loved ones on a deeper level in order
to gather the wisdom needed for your future. Hope and success
are on the horizon. Wake up to the sunrise. Keywords: optimism,
desire and prospect.
Gemini (May 20 - June 21) You desire to connect on a deeper level
with loved ones, dearest Gemini. But in order to do this, there’s
“work” on the back end that needs to be attended to. Analyze your
intentions and organize your time so that whatever needs to be
completed, is prioritized. Take care with your health that you don’t
take on too much too soon otherwise you might have to let go of
plans because you are feeling under the weather. It’s a balancing act
but you’re up to the task. Keywords: hardiness, well-being and bloom.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22) Prepare yourself, dearest Cancer. You
have come out of the fun house, hopefully feeling rested and now
it’s time to establish yourself as someone who is capable of adapting
to whatever life may throw at you. Get yourself set up so that you
are hyper-aware of what is coming your way. You are making an
outstanding contribution to society so understand this and give
yourself some much-needed credit. Keywords: highlight, robust and
Leo (July 22 - August 23) Play now, dearest Leo. Work hard at
playing hard. View your surroundings as something to appreciate
and validate. You are having fun creating experiences anew and
when you show gratitude for all that you have and do, more of that
goodness has a chance to show up for you. Reinforce the belief that
life is grand, no matter what is happening around you. It’s good to be
alive. Keywords: discover, coach and dance.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22) Are you feeling like nesting at
home, dearest Virgo? If so, you’ve picked the perfect time to do so.
Being the productive person that you are, you could pick a task to
do at home; paint your bedroom, de-clutter your closet or learn
how to cook a new dish. Finding ways to be creative and useful will
make you feel alive. Keywords: constructive, dynamic and roost.
Libra (September 22 - October 23) Have the self-confidence to speak
up within your family, dearest Libra. It is probably long over due. To
get the most out of this, practice diplomacy but with clear objectives
and boundaries. What are you trying to accomplish and what is
your purpose? When in doubt, speak with kindness, understanding
and a little bit of spice. Keywords: courtesy, patience and grace.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 22) It’s time for you, dearest
Scorpio, to have the determination and pizzazz, in order to gather
information on the road ahead. You have a right to make your presence
known, so rise up to the occasion. Nobody but yourself can
be trusted to have your back. So make a stand for what you believe
in, knowing that this is the way to radical honesty and fulfillment.
Keywords: brave, boldness and grit.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 22) Feeling dreamy, dearest
Sagittarius? It’s easy to slip back into darkness, knowing that you
can sleep it off. But this is merely temporary. You are going to be
asked to step into the light and say and be who you really are. So it
would be good to know the answer to that. What do you want and
how do you plan on getting it? These are questions worth pondering.
Keywords: tenacity, backbone and spirit.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 20) Your mission in life is front
and center, dearest Capricorn. What are your aspirations and goals
and how can you creatively shift your gears forward? You may be
dealing with a fair amount of acquaintances and all the energy it
takes to manage them. Put on a confident face and decide where
you want to lead them. Keywords: progress, ambition and
Aquarius (January 20 - February 19) Are you feeling a bit restless,
dearest Aquarius? Traveling to foreign lands might be in the cards
for you even if those foreign lands are actually in your own backyard.
You need to be wooed by life right now otherwise boredom
may set in. We all know that a bored Aquarius is an Aquarius that
starts to cause trouble. You don’t want to cause trouble, do you?
Keywords: navigate, tour and sail.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20) Deeply examine what makes you
tick, dearest Pisces. How can you be honest with yourself as well as
others on your path to peace? Find a way to embrace all that life has
to offer even if it initially doesn’t look feasible. Give it another look,
just to make sure. Feel inspired to open up to new ways of thinking
and being. Keywords: achievement, advice and truth.
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In the Home & Office - cont.
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 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 deadline
for new and/or updated classifieds to appear in each issue is noon on the 20th of the month prior to the next publication. (For example, noon on Aug 20th for the Sep/Oct issue.)
*Free classifieds apply to private, personally owned and non-business postings. Ads pertaining to business products, services, employment as well as real estate for sale or for rent are subject to fees.
In the Home & Office Furniture/Appliances/Electronics/Clothing(not kids or baby)/Jewelery/
Collectables/Books/Music/Computers and Computer Accessories/For Sale-Misc
CPAP machine for sleep apnea. Philips Respironics - REMStar Auto A:Flex. Automatic Pressure Adjustment •
Heated tube for comfort • Bluetooth compatible. This model sells for over $1200 new. Selling this used unit for $400.
Comes with everything you need, but when buying a used CPAP machine it’s recommended to purchase a new mask.
$400. Call Dominic at (250) 626-7896 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Man’s ring, $35. Gold appearance, could be re-worked with Haida motif. Call Cliff Bell Brown at (778) 884-7297 or email email@example.com
Tayama Pressure cooker, $100. Brand new, still in box. Purchased as a gift, they received two. Perfect for students or
moms. Cooks chicken breast in 7 minutes. Call Eagle Eye at (250) 637-1660 or email Eagleeye.firstname.lastname@example.org
Musical Jewellery box. Holds your necklaces and rings, $30. Call Sarleana at (250) 626-7606 or email email@example.com
Keds, size 8, like new. In excellent condition. Cutest Keds ever! Too small and worn maybe a half dozen times. Asking
$20, they are $60 new. Call Cathy L Camp at (250) 626-7734 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Water cooler. Hot and cold $75 Call Fletcher at (250) 626-7606 or email email@example.com
Judy Larson Limited Edition Print, “Pryor Commitment.” Print # 1069/3250. This print was also personally signed
by the artist at an art show, at which time it was also entitled “Reflections of the Soul”. The hidden images in her work
is evident in this 32” x 36” framed print. $350. Call Julia Corbett at (250) 559-8885 or email juliacorbett_8@hotmail.
Walker, $70. Sturdy walker with seat, brakes, and carry bag. For people under six feet tall. Adjustable. Too short for
Jack. Call Jack at (250) 637-1102 or email Armstrongs@haidagwaii.ca
End table. Nice glass top end table, $10. Call Sarleana at (250) 626-7606 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Top-of-the-line Taylor acoustic/electric 914ce. From my collection. New, unplayed condition. Includes Taylor Expression
system user guide and hard-shell guitar case, $4,000. Call Brian at (250) 626-5119 or email brian-mulvany@
Breville Bread Machine. The Custom Loaf Bread Maker lets you create a loaf of bread as unique as you. This smart
device gives you endless options to customize your own loaf of bread, plus the automatic fruit and nut dispenser
releases ingredients at the right moment. 13 Automatic settings. Fully programmable 1, 1.5, 2 and 2.5 lb bread options.
Window with interior light for quick status checks. Collapsible paddle takes the ‘dent’ out of the bottom of bread. Jam
& gluten free settings. Hardly used, $275. Call Karen at (250) 559-4255 or email email@example.com
Coffee Table, $90. Used, in excellent condition. Burbury Country Lodge coffee table. New $449 + tax & shipping.
More information available on Wayfair’s website. Item number on website is LNPK8212. Call Terry C. Tollestrup at
(250) 559-4595 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pedestal Sink faucet mirror set. New in box, $550. E-transfer to hold please. Pick up only, thank you. Call Eagle Eye
at (250) 637-1660 or email Eagleeye.email@example.com
Pretty Cotton Floral Shirt in 2 sizes, $20 each. One XXL (feels like 1X or 2X), and the other is a Petite XL. 3/4
sleeves, buttoned cuffs, curved hem, machine washable (kept the XL for myself). Call Cathy L Camp at (250) 626-
7734 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Travel Wheelchair, $100. Folds up small, detachable legs included, fits a smaller person (probably about 200 lbs or
less), great for travel and smaller spaces. fits in doorways of 22” or bigger. Call or text Dominic at (250) 626-7896, or
Reebok hockey bag, $45. Call Fletcher Collison at (250) 626-7606 or email email@example.com
Sliding Glass Patio Doors. 2 Sliding Glass, fir wood interior, patio doors. Never used, in original wood shipping container.
Beautiful addition to a new build or reno! Call Eva Lazorek at (604) 932-7994 or email evalazorek@hotmail.
Oyama Turbo Convection Oven. Able to bake, grill, steam, or roast. This is one of the better ovens, as there are
no infrared lamps that burn out. Attractive, easy to clean glass. 12 litre tempered heat resistant glass cooking bowl
provides ample cooking space for a variety of foods. Separate dials for setting temperature and cooking time. Two wire
cooking racks, plate tong, and instruction manual with recipes. Baking up to 482 degrees F/250 degrees C. Better for
you than a microwave, also you don’t have to heat up your oven for small things. $75 Call Karen at (250) 559-4255 or
Solid wood Umbrella Stand. Nice addition for your entrance way. Reduced price, $375. Call Eagle Eye at (250) 637-
1660 or email Eagleeye.firstname.lastname@example.org
2x2 Green Leaf Grow Tent. Comes with everything in picture. Includes dim-able ballast, 400w bulbs HPS & MH,
tent, hangers, charcoal filter, exhaust + fan, timer. $575 obo. Willing to trade for something of equal value. Call Derek
at (250) 557-4226 or email email@example.com
Microwave. Panasonic inverter 1200 W, 2.15 cu ft microwave. Clean, works well, $25. Call Patrick at (778) 887-5542
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Christmas tree. It’s a 7 foot Alberta blue spruce, easy to put together, $75. Call Sarleana at (250) 626-7606 or email fletchercollison@
Kitchen Tiles. Brought back from South America. 4 of each design, plus 1 broken one of the top design. Approximately
9 3/4” long x 3 1/4” each. $30 for all 9 tiles. Call Dominic at (250) 626-7896 or email email@example.com
Solid oak desk/bar, $290. Call Eagle Eye at (250) 637-1660 or email Eagleeye.firstname.lastname@example.org
Outbound collapsible cooler. Brand new 24 can capacity collapsible cooler Ordered the wrong size $25 Call Karen at
(250) 559-4255 or email email@example.com
Small and large transfer belt, $20. Small used one time as I needed a larger one. Large one used a few times over a couple weeks. $20
Call Karen at (250) 559-4255 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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In the Home & Office - cont.
Walker. Solid walker, in good condition, $120. Text or call Dominic at (250) 626-
7896, or email email@example.com
New Bogs. Youth size 5 bogs (Euro 38), $70. Wrong size for us. Call Patrick at
(250) 626-3290 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Honeywell oil filled electric heater. EnergySmart electric oil filled radiator.
Whole room heater. Digital EasySet controls w/ 1-12 hour timer, adjustable
thermostat, & 3 heat settings. Large, easy-pull, luggage style handle & easy glide
wheels. Tip over switch, overheat protection. Purchased for backup heat, however
hardly used. $130. Call Karen at (250) 559-4255 or email email@example.com
Medicine Cabinet. New, purchased a few years ago. Meant to be inserted into wall, will require
hook up for lights. Sliding doors are mirrors. Measures 30” x 30” up front. $120. Call Sandra
Dan at (250) 626-3596 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Oak Dresser. Price reduced, $375. Call Julia Corbett at (250) 559-8885 or email
Piano for sale. Good condition, $300. Call Patrick at (778) 887-5542 or email
Ikea sofa bed for sale. Brand new, in the box, Ikea tri-fold sofa bed (double) with
orange cover. Paid $500 after shipping, asking $350. Call Toni at (250) 626-5472
or email email@example.com
Flat screen TV stand 42”. New, finally put this together, but bought a bigger TV.
$200. Call Eagle Eye at (250) 637-1660 or email Eagleeye.firstname.lastname@example.org
Alvarez Yairi WY1K acoustic/electric guitar. From my collection, rare koa
model, made in Japan. Mint, unplayed condition. Includes hardshell guitar case.
$2,000. Call Brian at (250) 626-5119 or email email@example.com
Fender Guitar. Fender Squire Duo Sonic Guitar. Includes guitar case, guitar
stand, music stand, amplifier and cord, Korg tuner, and guitar chord poster. $175.
Call Patrick at (778) 887-5542 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Readers Digest Condensed Books Collection. Approx. 200 books from July
1963-2008. Good condition. Best offer. Call Dave at (250) 557-9334 or email
Dr Ho’s 2 in 1 Back Relief Belt. 2 in 1 back decompression belt. Clinical grade traction and
decompression therapy belt. Includes back belt, manual hand pump, DVD (never used), “Magic
Heat” pad (never used). Size A (25-41 inch waist), for men or women, $159. Call Sonia Rice at
(250) 626-9049 or email email@example.com
Bedside Tale. Mahogany, 26” high, $15. Call Patrick at (778) 887-5542 or email
Single Bed. Single box spring and mattress, one slight stain. Otherwise good condition, but
without a frame. Not suitable for a heavier person. $40. Call Alexis Gilchrist at (250) 713-8718
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Home Exercise Station. Stamina Power Tower (model PT 1690). Barely used, in
near mint condition. Specs available on internet. $50 Call Patrick at (778) 887-
5542 or email email@example.com
In the Yard & Workshop
Garden Equipment and Supplies/Hobby Supplies/Tools/Building Materials/
Pet and Pet Supplies
Big double pane windows. I have 2 big double pane windows for sale. First one is
from my kitchen, 6’ long and 4’ high, $140. Second one is from bedroom, 6’ long
and 3’ high, $130. Call Danny at (250) 631-3478 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In the Yard & Workshop - cont.
Roxul – Rockfon Ceiling system. Grid and panel ceiling system. Similar in style
to the ceiling in the City Centre (same size panels, different style). 9 boxes of 2’ x
4’ panels (112 sq ft/ carton - 1008 sq ft total available) with 82 x 12’ grid and 180
x 4’ grids (enough to install over several rooms) and 300 x 3” wood eye Lags for
hanging and wire. Asking less than what I paid, minus taxes and delivery. Good
deal if this is what you are looking for. $2,250. Call Jonny at (250) 637-1497, or
Circular saw. Craftsman 7 1/4” circular saw with laser track. Good condition,
comes with guide and case. $25. Call Patrick at (778) 887-5542 or email agear@
Laying hens for sale. 2019 laying hens, $15. Call Leslie at (250) 557-4276 or email rfeeds@
Champion Generator, 9200/11500 Watt. Bought in August 2019, used for 10
hours. 3/4 tank of fuel, electric and manual start. Asking $1,200. New at Canadian
Tire for $1,299 before tax and shipping. Comes with battery charger. Call Mark
Vanherd at (250) 557-4669 or email Mvanherd@xplornet.com
Blueskin Water Membrane. I have two rolls of Bakor Blueskin WP 200 Waterproof
Foundation Membrane, 36’ x 66.7’, leftover from a project. These are $159
at Home Depot right now, plus freight. Selling the two rolls as a package for $300.
They are located in Tlell. If interested, text or call Brook at 250-637-1996, or
Hydroton pellets. Hydroton expanded clay pellets for sale. Nine 50-litre unopened
sacks of Hydroton. The pellets are used in hydroponic grow operations.
They replace, and are superior to the “lava rock” previously used in grow ops.
Imported from Germany. Half the price of Amazon delivered. Selling for $100
per sack, or $700 for all. Call Giuseppe at (250) 637-1632 or email giuseppe@
Compound bow. 65 pound bow, 8 arrows without tips, 6 arrows with tips, replacement
plastic fletching, 4 hunting heads, wax, 6 inserts to screw in the heads,
several nocks, and a few other things. $500. Call Matthew Schroeder at (778) 260-
0465 or email email@example.com
Dirtbike/ATV helmet. Barely used, size XXL. Paid over $300, asking $150.
Underlay. Acoustic membrane, Technoflex, 400 sq ft, $275. Call Eagle Eye at (250) 637-1660 or
BBQ Burners For Sale. Two new BBQ burners, H-type, $20 for both. Call Harold
Mackay at (250) 626-3305 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Electric weed eater. Used once, then we moved. Like new, includes manual and
protective eye wear. New price: $100. Call Jack at (250) 637-1102 or email Armstrongs@haidagwaii.ca
Solar/Off Grid Stuff. Solar panels - 305W, 208W, 100W, charge controllers.
Prices at TurquoiseEnergy.com. Call Craig Carmichael at (250) 532-8574 or email
Shotgun for Sale, $250. Mossberg Maverick Model 88, pump-action 12 gauge,
3-inch, improved cylinder, home defence barrel. Valid PAL required. Call Paul at
250-557-4277 cell 905-396-4277, or email email@example.com
Boxing Gloves. Boxing class is starting soon. Do you have your gloves yet? Brand
new pair of 12oz Fairtex DCS boxing gloves in cream/maroon, $150. Last pair I
have on Island. If you are having trouble finding gloves, please contact me and
I can see what we can get in. Thanks and have a good day. Call Ronald at (250)
626-7927 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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2013 GMC Sierra
2014 Nissan Versa
2014 Dodge Caravan
2004 Ford F350XL
Super Duty Service Truck
“ No reasonable
605 Ocean View Dr.
In the Yard & Workshop - cont.
BIG BROAD AXE. Good old steel, sharp and functional, ready for a handle, can
be made to fit either right or left handed. This is the biggest broad axe made, used
for hewing timbers. 12” of blade, rare, $100. Call Dominic Legault at (250) 626-
7896 or email email@example.com
Rifle for Sale. CZ 455 Canadian .22 with tactical bolt and dedicated rings for 1
inch scope (no scope included). This rifle has the interchangeable barrel option to
convert it to 17 HMR. Comes with 5 and 10 round magazine. Shoots 0.8 m.o.a. at
100 yards. Rifle is in new condition, $675. Call Martin Aalders at (250) 637-5606
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
12 Gauge Semi Auto Browning Gold Hunter Shotgun for sale. 12 gauge semi
auto, very good condition with extra chokes, ammo, soft case, clay pigeons, and
thrower included. $800. Call Gerry at (250) 557-2475 or email email@example.com
Firewood, $200 a cord. Cut to length of choice. Can deliver Charlotte to Port. Call Laticia Brady
at 778-783-6106 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Submersible Deep Well Pump. 1.5 HP, 12 GPM, 220 volt. Brand new, still in box. $699 new,
will sell for $399. Call Cornelius at 250-557-4280 or email email@example.com
On the Road
In part or complete-Cars/Trucks/Vans/Campers/RV’s/ATV’s/Heavy Equipment
2011 Dodge Caravan, 85,000km. $7,000 obo. Please call or email Jim for more
information at 250-557-4418 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tri-fold tonneau cover. Bought for over $1000, will sell for $200. Fits Chevy or
GM 6 1/2 foot box. Pick up in QC. Call Jack at (250) 637-1102 or email Armstrongs@haidagwaii.ca
2002 Subaru Forester. 111,000km, well maintained and serviced, some Haida
Gwaii surface rust. Good running all-wheel drive, great on gas. All new tires,
shocks, and struts. $3,800 obo. Call Kyle May at (778) 260-2227 or email kyle@
Beach truck for sale. 1999 tundra, brand new alternator, needs battery. Mechanic serviced,
$1,000. Call or text Jeremy for details at 250-626-8920, or contact Toni at (250) 626-5472, email
1993 VW Westfalia, imported. $29,000. Driven 316,000 km. Personally imported
from the Black Forest in Germany in 2017. Turbo-diesel, doesn’t exist in Westfalias
from North America. Drives well. Left-hand drive (normal). Maintenance
done recently. Text (no calls) Aggie to view, 778-645-4921, or email email@example.com
Car heater/fan. Small car heater plug it in your lighter, perfect for those cold
winter / or summer nights if you need a little extra heat. has a fuse and can be used
as a fan or a heater $10 Call Dominic at (250) 626-7896 or email visceralorbit@
Dog ramp. Ramp for vehicle, $75. Call Karen at (250) 559-4255 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2000 Nissan Frontier crew cab 4x4. Great little truck. Good on gas, seats 5.
Newer Bridgestone Dueler tires with lots of tread left. Couple of rust spots but
generally in great shape. 269,000km. Comes with colour matched canopy that also
has roof racks for hauling lumber, kayaks, etc. $5,300 obo. Call Nate at (778) 227-
0922 or email Cet1977@hotmail.com
2008 Toyota Rav 4. Two owners, both on island. Regularly serviced. No major
accident. 240,000km, $6,000. Call Dennis Deault at (250) 637-1128 or email
On the Road - cont.
2002 Toyota Echo. Automatic transmission. Brand new alternator, belt, and battery. It’s great on gas (approx 6L/100km
on highway), and is a good, reliable commuter vehicle. The hood is green because the previous owner hit a deer and got
it replaced, no further damage was done. The seal in the trunk leaks, and the gas gauge doesn’t work. It has 176,395 km
on the odometer and had its last oil change and inspection at 176, 081km. $2,750. Call Solas Reynolds at (250) 626-3677
or email email@example.com
Tires for sale. Hercules Terra Trac MT, 275/75 r18, about 70-75% tread left. $600. Call Gary Russ at (778) 260-0990 or
Freedom hard tri-fold tonneau. For a Dodge short box truck, may fit other trucks as well. Great condition, less than 2
years old, $450. Call Karen at (250) 559-4255 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Window Deflectors, NEW in box. Genuine GM Part# 23334324. 2015-2019 Chevrolet Colorado; 2015-2019 GMC
Canyon. E-transfer to hold, $100. First come, first served. Call Eagle Eye at (250) 637-1660 or email Eagleeye.mp@
Toyo open country tires. 275/70 r18 Toyo Open Country C/T, M and S rated, 1000kms on them, next to new. $1,500.
Call Gary Russ at (778) 260-0990 or email email@example.com
Winter tires on mag wheels. 4 Nokian tires on mag wheels, tire size 235/45 R18. Wheels are 5 bolt 114.3 x 5, fits Nissan
Altima, Maxima and most Nissans. Tires and wheels in good condition, $600. Call Bret Johnston at (250) 626-7250 or
Tire & Rim. Never used. Tire & rim sprinter mount. Continental – Vanco four season tubeless-radial-80PSI LT 215/85
R16 115/112Q mud + snow, 6 bolts, from Sprinter RV, second spare. Replacement quoted at $450 + shipping, asking
$300. Call Eva at (604) 932-7994 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wheel Covers for Sale. 16” chrome wheel covers, set of 4, brand new, in the box. Paid $70, will take $55. Call Stephen at (250) 557-
4727 or email email@example.com
2009 JEEP Patriot. Rocky Mountain edition. DVD player, sunroof. 167,000km, oil change every 2,500km, $4,300. Call
Elsie at (250) 626-9699 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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On the Road - cont.
On the Water - cont.
2011 Mazda 3, $5,800 obo. Automatic sedan, 174,500km. Includes a set of winter
tires off rim (already on car). Purchased two years ago on island. No previous
accidents (reports included). Minor scratches on trunk, and purchased with small
dent in side door. Highway driven only, no off-road. Replaced all four brake pads,
rotors, and calipers in mid 2018. Oil and air filter change mid 2018. Shop vac and
brand new emergency car kit included. Non smoker and pet free vehicle. Call
Firyal at (250) 637-1064 or email email@example.com
2004 Nissan Pathfinder, Chinook edition, $3,800. Automatic transmission, 250,000km, 4x4,
runs great. New rear struts, rear coil springs, and belts. Previous owner replaced the exhaust.
Clean interior. A/C works great. Minimal rust, spent the majority of its life in Vancouver. Sunroof.
Set up to tow. All-seasons (stock rims) and winter tires (steel rims). Custom sleeping/storage
platform that can be removed if you prefer. Windshield has a crack along the bottom, below
the line of vision. Power window controls work but they are a bit finicky. Available for viewing
in Tlell from Oct 12 and I’ll also be travelling around the island later in the month. Available to
drive away end of Oct. Message me with any questions! Call Lauren at (778) 984-5194 or email
Top of the Line Van for Sale. 2005 Toyota Sienna, 7 passenger van, $6,500. Allwheel
drive. Comes with service records. Very good condition. Brand new tires.
224,000km. Should provide years of maintenance-free travel. Call Paul at 250-
557-4277, cell 905-396-4277, email firstname.lastname@example.org
1996 Dodge Ram truck for sale. 1500 4x4 pick-up with canopy. 180,000kms, runs excellent,
good brakes and tires, $4,000. Call Stan Atkins at (250) 626-3248 or email email@example.com
On the Water
In part or complete-Power Boats/Sail Boats
Flippers. Size L/XL, $35. Call Fletcher at (250) 626-7606 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
New marine diesel engine. 7.3 liter engine never used. 300 H.P. $5,000 Call Oryst
at (780) 678-0678 or email email@example.com
Boat with Brand New 370HP Motor. Recently greatly reduced for quick sale,
$40,000 OBO. 38’ fibreglass, 2’ draft, 9’beam. Burns only 10-12 gallons per hour.
Fuel capacity 160 Imp gallons / 728 litres. Bow thruster / new trim tabs. Flow
scan radar. New GPS, radio. Furno satellite navigation w/colour video plotter,
McMurdo satellite safety beacon. Propane cabin heater, private forepeak head, 2
forepeak bunks. Open stern deck space 14’ x8’. Open cabin space behind skipper,
and passenger seating7’x9’. Moored at Queen Charlotte Marina. Follow signage
for ‘A’ finger. Seller ready to consider all sincere offers. Call Nick 250-922-4358,
Kathleen 437-350-7946, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Troller for Sale. AKKO CHAN, 42 ft fibreglass freezer troller, very clean,
well-maintained. Brand new John Deere 240hp engine installed in 2017, new gear,
twin disk, new exhaust and tail shaft, lots of fishing gear included. This vessel is
ready to fish. Price $180,000 (CDN). Serious enquiries only please. Call Colin
250-559-4637 or 250-637-1997, or email email@example.com
Paddle board bag. Mint condition paddle board bag, approx dimensions 11’ 2”
long by 3’ 3” wide. Only used a couple of times. Was $200 new, asking $100. Call
Charley at 250-626-3644 or email Cet1977@hotmail.com
Fly tying material collection. Huge collection of fly tying materials: capes, furs
(incl. polar bear), feathers, chenilles, etc. Goes on and on - too much to list. Vise,
$80. Tackle box, multiple tools, hooks incl, $265. Call Ron McKee at (250) 559-
8769 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Boat for Sale. Six-man inflatable, $1,100 (no trailer). Call Dave at (250) 557-9334
or email email@example.com
Surfboards. 5’11” Flexcore ocean rodeo honeycomb glass fcs2 5 fin 20 1/8 x 2
1/2 32L, $350. 5’9” x 21 1/2 x 2 1/2 single fin with hard channels at fin for extra
thrust, custom built, heavy glass for ding resistance, $280. 5’7” Seaglass Project
wave skate board, epoxy finless, for rail riding small waves, $190. Call Randy at
250-626-7336 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
REDUCED! Awesome Boat For Sale. Aluminium fishing vessel, very well
maintained. 30ft x 11ft 300 hp 6076 John Deere diesel inboard. Bunks, stove, sink,
toilet. Large working deck, stabilizers. Fantastic for use as a sport fishing vessel,
charter vessel, dive, work or commercial fishing vessel, or just plain great boating!
Can be purchased with or without a Halibut Licence w/ minimum quota. Great
boat, great deal, $160,000. Please call Scott Wylie at 250-301-6171 for information
or to view, or email email@example.com
22 foot Fibreglass boat, $1,500. If you like to take a look at it give me a call.
Fletcher Collison at 250-626-7606 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Windsurf gear-lots of it. Only one base and one board short of getting two people
on the water! Prefer to deal with one person and sell as package. Got 4 sails: Gaastra
3.9m and Gaastra 4.4m, $200 each. Neil Pryde 4.5 and Neil Pryde 5.5, $275
each. Two Neil Pryde carbon fibre masts, 400cm and 430cm, both $150 each. Two
harnesses, $40 and $60. Three mast extenders, $30 each. One mast base, $50. Two
booms, $75 and $125. Three fins. Will sell the whole package for $950 per board.
Extra fixed harness lines. Call randy at (250) 626-7336 or email randamadee@
Pflueger fly rod. 9’ graphite IM8 lightweight fly rod, brand new in case, still has
tags on, $50. Call Karen at (250) 559-4255 or email email@example.com
From infants to toddlers-Clothing/Toys/Books/Games
Baby change table. White change table, 3 drawers, $150. Call Sarleana at (250)
626-7606 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Teddy bears. Soft teddy bears, $5. Call Sarleana at (250) 626-7606 or email
Full Size Hockey Net. As shown, $20. Call Patrick at (778) 887-5542 or email
Play pen. Dark blue and purple, $30. Call Sarleana at (250) 626-7606 or email fletchercollison@
Real Estate & Rentals
Residential, Commercial, Lots, For Rent, Rent to Own, Shared Accomodation
DL1821 Kumdis Island 111-acre property located near the easterly shore of
Kumdis Island, a short boat ride north of Port Clements. Access to the island
is by way of walking trail from HWY 16 on Graham Island to the Kumdis
Slough. High water provides barge or boat access; at low tide it is possible to
walk/wade across. With the property is a License of Occupation for a parking
area and barge unloading site at the shoreline. There is approx. 7-7,500 cubic
metres of merchantable timber on the property. Price $285,000 Call 250-286-
3293 or email email@example.com
Masset Property for Sale 3-acre property with 30x50 warehouse and 3 bedroom
dwelling. Price $350,000 Call 778 884 7018 or email mitchvermeer@
Insurance for Home.
Queen Charlotte: 250.559.8426
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Real Estate & Rentals - cont.
Real Estate & Rentals - cont.
House, Shop and 3 Revenues Selling a safe place on the edge of the world.
Pop 4000 people in Haida Gwaii. Zero crime. Clean air. Coastal climate. Two
developed lots in the centre of Queen Charlotte. Suitable to build a business
at home and raise a family in a caring community. Main house, large
workshop, 2 rental suites plus a commercial building. $232,000. Listed at
Haida Gwaii Trader. Giuseppe. Price $232,000 Call 250-637-1632 or email
Million Dollar View! REDUCED! 1800 square foot family home in Queen
Charlotte with a spectacular, panoramic view of Skidegate Inlet. Includes a
three-bedroom, two full bathroom house, shop, greenhouse and pond. Wraparound
deck on the main level, overlooking Bearskin Bay. Downstairs has
a separate covered entrance and deck, large family room, bedroom and an
office with Inlet view. Separate rental space? Asking $725,000. Serious enquiries
only. Viewing by appointment only. Price $675,000. Call 250-637-
1102 to book a viewing or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Beautiful Home for Sale! (Price reduced!) This amazing two storey house
has an attached garage, three bedrooms, one and a half bathrooms with the
main bathroom boasting a fabulous soaker tub. There are three separate
living areas, one houses the stone wood stove. The kitchen and upstairs living
area have an open concept, the master bedroom has a custom built in closet.
There is a large deck just off the kitchen where you can enjoy watching the
birds in the Delkatla Sanctuary, the beach is only a 15 min walk away! Price
$315,000 Call 250-626-7160 or email email@example.com
Haida Gwaii Accommodations ‚ Long or Short Term Furnished and unfurnished
one- and two-bedroom apartments available in Port Clements. Newly
renovated, including bathroom and kitchen. Sat. internet, 40-inch TV, king
size beds, laundry and parking. Well suited for worker accommodation.
Clean and secure building. Please email for more information or call/text 250
661 9012. Furnished unit also available in Masset. Call 250-661-9012 or
Building and Lot for Sale Price Reduced! Building, outbuildings and lot
for sale. Kitchenette upstairs. Apt downstairs , they need work. 2 bedroom,
2 bathrooms. Was a bakery and Sears. Selling as is where is , commercial /
residential. Price $150,000 Call Jim at 1-250-301-5518 or email jcbakery@
Huge Master Bedroom and Ensuite! Clean and well-kept house with
very large Master Bedroom and large ensuite/laundry area. Open Concept,
U shaped kitchen, open to dining and living spaces. New Stove. Lots of
windows bring in the light and the various trees provide privacy! One Storey.
Everything on one level. Possibly perfect for handicapped access, just needs
a ramp. Very well-built house in Old Masset. Super nice yard, front and back
with plenty of room for expansion and vehicle parking. A very cozy home!
Price $110,000 Call 808-557-6526 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
One Residence plus Two Rentals, Queen Charlotte 605 2nd Avenue. Two
building lots with older trailer and addition, small cabin and mobile home,
both currently rented, 32 x 40 (Approx) workshop. Quiet neighbourhood,
5 minutes from the center of town, about 8 miles from the hospital. Price
$160,000 For more information call 778 260 0482(cell) or 709 648 2249
Assisted Living Martin Manor, an assisted living facility in Queen Charlotte
is now accepting applications for residency. These are 1 bedroom suites
with 2 meals a day, housekeeping and Lifeline provided. For more information
or an assessment please contact Connie at 250-559-4991 or email
Home in Masset Masset: 3 Bedroom, 1 and 1/2 Bathroom on quiet cut-desac.Clean,
bright, move in condition. Includes fridge and stove; new laminate
flooring in Living room. Close to library, school, town, on quiet cut-de-sac.
Price $139,000 Call or email email@example.com
Lot for Sale - 2nd Ave., Queen Charlotte This 50’ x 120’ lot has an ocean
and mountain view and is located near the high school. The property is fairly
level, has a paved road leading to it, driveway access and both water and sewer
connections. Some clearing required. Price $80,000 Call 604-928-5350 or
Shop and Business for Sale Light Industrial- Commercial Shop, Land and
Business for Sale - 1205 Oceanview Drive, Queen Charlotte. 3.751 acres with
original shop space of 2427 Sq.ft. This space includes 2 mezzanine areas.
One is 475 Sq. Ft. of living suite and the second is 245 Sq. Ft. of office space
and 217 Sq. Ft. of storage. There is an additional shop space of 1092 Sq. Ft.
Also, an outside covered shelter that is 14 Ft. high and 5,453 Sq. Ft. Call 250-
559-4141 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Miscellaneous Wanted Items/Lost/Found/ Wanted Information/Real Estate
Seeking to Purchase Home. We are serious in purchasing a house around Queen Charlotte,
Tlell, or Port Clements. If you have a house for sale, give me a call. Carey Stewart at 250-637-
1117 or email email@example.com
Want to buy dry, seasoned firewood. Willing to pay extra costs for ferry. $123. Call Peter at
(778) 260-0277 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wanted chainsaw. Looking for chainsaws in running or non running condition, any brand or
size. If you have anything for sale please let me know. Email me at email@example.com
Looking for rental, 1-2 bdr cabin. Artist/writer is looking for 1-2 bdr rental. Please call Willow
at 778-475-0180 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for a deep freezer in good working condition. Call Sarleana at 250-626-7606 or email
Looking to buy a trailer home, 2-3 bedroom. If you have something available please call
Sarleana at (250) 626-7606 or email email@example.com
Looking for a second hand bike! Looking for a bike that will fit 5’6” - nothing fancy, just
something that will get me from A to B. Preferably under $100. Thanks! Call Kaila Radan at
519-369-8567 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Long-term Accommodation Needed. If you have something available, please call Sarleana at
(250) 626-7606 or email email@example.com
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Wanted - cont.
Freebies - cont.
NOT A CREDIT UNION
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Carpenter needed in Masset. Renos needed: roof and windows. Please call Darlene at 250-626-
3355 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
House Wanted. Looking to purchase a house in/around Masset. 2-3 bedrooms preferable, with
a good sized yard. No duplexes please. Call Mary at 250-218-6704 or email mary.duchesne9@
Room rental wanted. I am looking to rent a room until the first week of December. I would
appreciate any leads for the Queen Charlotte/Skidegate area. Please call or text Matthew at 208-
446-9913, or email Matthewpeck125@gmail.com
Searching for round tables. We are looking to rent/buy 20 round tables for our wedding next
summer. Please get in touch if you have any leads! Haawa, Michaela and Tyson. Call Michaela
McGuire at 604-831-1831 or email email@example.com
Sewing Machine that works. I am interested in a sewing machine that does work, or someone
who understands sewing machines and can help me figure out what to do for the two that I have.
I will pay, of course. Call Louise at 250-626-3193 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking to House Sit or Rent Room for December 1. I’m moving from Victoria up to Haida
Gwaii (preferably Masset). I hope to be teaching part-time college, and tutor senior high school
in the sciences, math, and computer programming for the new year. I’m also looking to tutor/
teach at Old Massett’s “Educational Department.” I only check my email about once a week, so
please call me directly if you are looking for a responsible older gentleman to either house-sit
or to rent a room. Thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you soon. Call Jon A Sigurdson at
250-381-6924 or email JonAugustSigurdsonBahai1992@gmail.com
Motorcycle Club. Anyone interested in joining/forming a motorcycle club? Call
Stephen at (250) 626-3269 or email email@example.com
Experienced house sitters want to house and pet sit for you!. We are a mature
professional couple (46 & 55) on sabbatical from the rat race. We would love
to house and pet-sit for you and your furry friends. Quit our jobs in downtown
Vancouver, and looking for our new home. We always leave homes better than we
found them! We have found house-sitting the best way to truly experience a community.
Current references available, including a Queen Charlotte reference. We
look forward to hearing from you! We are open to anywhere on the North or South
Island. Call Pam at (604) 782-7801 or email Gionpam@gmail.com
Washing Machine Wanted. Looking for good, working washing machine, reasonable cost. Will
pick up or pay for delivery. Call Alexis Gilchrist at 250-713-8718 or email alexisleelady@gmail.
Room Wanted for Dec 1. I’m a 27 year old female who recently moved to Masset and is working
as a full-time nurse at the hospital. I’m looking for a room as per December 1st within walking/biking
distance of the Masset hospital. Preferably under $700-800/month. I’m clean, quiet,
and am happy to provide baked goods! Any leads are appreciated, thanks! Call Kaila Radan at
(519) 369-8567 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Share Ride to Vancouver in November. My girlfriend Stephanie is travelling to Vancouver in
November, and we are looking for a ride share for her. She will share expenses with you, making
both yours and her travels cheaper. Call Jellal at (250) 268-4661 or email email@example.com
Anything that just needs a new home!
Epson printer ink cartridges. Bought the wrong ink cartridges, so have black and colour
cartridges to give away. The cartridges are for an Epson printer, Expression Home or Workforce.
New, but removed from package. Call George at (250) 559-7899 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mushroom baskets. About 6+ baskets, some lids. Call Toni at 250-626-5472 or email email@example.com
Double mattress looking for a new home. Used, in good condition. Must pick up. Call Margaret
at 250-559-4224 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Futon. Solid wood, great mattress. It is free because it has a repaired joist. Call
Patrick at 778-887-5542 or email email@example.com
CD Player. Pioneer PD103, 24 years old, but solid and clean. Electronics look
good and it sounds good. The tray mechanism was sticking, so I lubed what was
accessible, and it works. Headphone jack is noisy. It could use a more thorough
lube and a new drive belt. Drive belts are inexpensive on Ebay, and a new belt
would not be hard to install. It is too nice to throw away, but I do not need it
anymore. No remote. No digital output. Call Dave Crossley at (250) 559-8208 or
House plants. Small and medium size. Call Sarleana at (250) 626-7606 or email
Free house. 3 bedroom fir constructed house in Sandspit, needs to be moved.
Would be ideal for Copper Bay. There are already skids and dollies underneath
it. Needs TLC. Approx 40’ x 24’. Call Philip Shiels at (250) 637-1353 or email
Employment & Training
Help Wanted/Work Wanted/Businesses for Sale/Business Opportunities/
Education/Opportunities/Training Programs or Seminars
Transition House Support Workers – Casual/On-Call. Rate of Pay: $19.45 –
22.65/hour (JJEP Wage Grid Level 10) Hours: Position is shift work (mornings
8:00-16:00; afternoons 16:00-24.00; evenings 24:00-8:00) The employee is NOT
required to use their automobile in the performance of their duties. This position
requires Union membership. Job Summary: provide support, security, information,
education, crisis intervention and referrals to residents and crisis line callers.
Qualifications: diploma in a related human/social service field, one (1) year related
human/social service experience, or an equivalent combination of education,
training and experience. Must have a valid certification in Standard First Aid (2-
day course) with a CPR-C component. Food-Safe Certification . BCSTH Foundations
in Violence Against Women Training (online) completed is an asset. BCSTH
Introduction to Transition House Work Module 1 (online) completed is an asset.
BCSTH Introduction to Transition House Work Module 2 (online) completed is an
asset. Completion of all 5 modules of Support Worker training an asset. Completion
of additional internal trainings offered through HGSCP an asset (ie. Cultural
Competency Training, Domestic Violence Safety Planning etc). An ability to work
effectively with clients in a professional non-judgmental environment and ensure
confidentiality. A solid knowledge of community resources. An ability to work
both independently and as a team. Good written, oral and problem-solving skills.
An understanding of the dynamics of abuse. The ability to work in a high stress
environment. Knowledge of First Nations Culture.
For complete job description please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
To be considered, please submit cover letter, resume and 3 current job references
by email to email@example.com or mail to: Haida Gwaii Society for Community
Peace; P.O. Box 811, Masset, B.C. V0T 1M0, or in person at 2132 Collison
Avenue, (across from the Library). If you have questions, call Angela Foster, Transition
House Director at (250) 626-4664 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Employment Opportunity. Northern Savings Credit Union has an opening for
a Full Time Member Services Representative for our Masset branch. This would
appeal to an outgoing individual interested in providing excellent customer service
and a career in sales. General Duties: • Processes member transactions. • Recognizes
member needs, promotes and cross sells credit union products and services
to members by explaining basic credit union products and services, and referring
more complex requests for information and assistance to appropriate branch staff.
Minimum Qualifications: Education: • Secondary School Diploma required. Experience:
• Previous sales and service experience is an asset. Call Santa Slubowski at
(250) 627-3658 or email email@example.com
Employment Opportunity. Northern Savings Credit Union has an opening for a
full time Member Services Representative for our Queen Charlotte branch. This
would appeal to an outgoing individual interested in providing excellent customer
service and a career in sales. General Duties: • Processes member transactions.
• Recognizes member needs and promotes and cross sells credit union products
and services to members by explaining basic credit union products and services
and referring more complex requests for information and assistance to appropriate
branch staff. Minimum Qualifications: Education: • Secondary School Diploma required.
Experience: • Previous sales and service experience is an asset. Call Santa
Slubowski at (250) 627-3658 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Seeking Home Share Living Providers. Individuals with developmental disabilities
face challenging housing issues. For 12 years the HGSCP has helped meet
those needs by providing housing and care for clients with a range of abilities. Now
we’re hoping we can find people who can help us continue that tradition of service.
Our clients have a variety of needs, but most simply need a home where people will
care about them. They require supervision and need the support and stability that
comes from living in a home, rather than an institution. What they really need is
someone to care, just as we have been cared for. Haida Gwaii Society for Community
Peace is seeking interested parties to share their homes and lives with persons
with developmental disabilities. Shared living providers welcome an individual
into their home and offer a warm and inclusive living environment. Both parties are
matched according to their strengths, needs, experience, interests, and personalities.
The successful candidate must be committed to follow the values and principles
of Community Living BC, along with providing a home that supports a person’s
needs, goals, and dreams. For more information about being a Home Share Provider,
please visit the Community Living BC website at www.communitylivingbc/
you have extra room in your home and want to take on a rewarding and challenging
experience, we’ll be happy to give you more information. Call Brenda Byberg or
Kim Shantz at 250-626-4664 for more details on monthly compensation rates and
required certificates (First Aid), or email email@example.com
Community Living Contract Manager/Frontline Support Worker. This position
is part of a team helping adults with developmental disabilities to develop skills to
achieve greater independence and community involvement, by emphasizing employment
and volunteering, recreation, social engagement, life skills, and health and
wellness. This position manages HGSCP Community Living BC contracts, including
Home Share, Community Inclusion, Residential Care, Home Based Inclusion and Respite
contracts. Maintains excellent program standards in accordance with CLBC and
HGSCP principles, policies and procedures. Trains, orients, and supervises frontline
staff. Monitors and authorizes program expenditures. Maintains and oversees client
files and provides reports and monitoring on contract activities. Provides frontline
support to supported individuals.
Job Skills and Abilities: strong personal values based on self-determination, autonomy,
and dignity for all individuals. Strong interpersonal skills and supervision skills.
Adaptable/flexible to changing requests and environment. Analytical problem-solving
skills. Able to manage time and priorities through effective self-directed multi-tasking.
Demonstrated skills in working with individuals and families utilizing services.
Ability to remain calm in stressful situations. Will have a reliable vehicle, valid class
5 BC driver’s license, and 2 million liability business auto insurance. Successful
completion of a Criminal Record Check and Driver’s Abstract.
Training and Experience: must be able to work with individuals with disabilities.
Diploma in the field of Human Services/ Social Services. Valid First Aid certificate.
Three (3) years recent related experience including three (3) years supervisory or
administrative experience. Or an equivalent combination of education, training and
experience. This position will remain open until filled. For a complete job description
or to submit your application please contact Brenda Byberg, Executive Director,
Haida Gwaii Society for Community Peace. Phone 250-626-4664 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Service Listings
Not For Profit Groups/Organizations/Societies
GwaiiTel Society’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) Date: Saturday, November
30 th , 2019. Location: Skidegate Small Hall. In camera session for the members from
1:30pm to 3pm. Open to the public from 3pm to 4pm. For more information email
Terri Walker at Terri.email@example.com
Port Clements Museum. We are open 2-4 Saturday & Sunday, including holidays
(except Christmas day). $5 admission for adults/teens, FREE for Haida Gwaii residents,
PCHS members & kids 12 & under. Will open upon request outside regular
hours for tours, school groups and visitors. Call the museum at (250) 557-4576 when
open or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange.
Saahlinda Naay - Saving Things House, Haida Gwaii Museum. The Haida Gwaii
Museum plays an important role in making arts and heritage more accessible and
raising awareness of the importance of heritage and history on Haida Gwaii. Through
our collections, the Museum acquires, preserves and presents objects, archaeological
artifacts, artworks, and settler material culture, all connected to the human and natural
history of Haida Gwaii. As a gift from the Gwaii Trust Society, admission is FREE
for all Haida Gwaii residents until the end of March 2020. Check out the Museum
archives, latest exhibits and more on our website and be sure to check us out on Facebook!
Call Haida Gwaii Museum at (250) 559-4643 or email museum@haidagwaii.
Port Clements Community Hall Society. The Port Clements Community Hall
is available for rent. Located mid-island, it is a great place to hold your meeting,
wedding, concert, or any other function. Our hall has a full kitchen and bar area and
can host up to 150 persons. For booking, please leave a message at (250) 557-4313 or
email email@example.com Call Charleen at (250) 557-4313 or email info@
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Community Service Listings - cont.
PC Rod and Gun Club Fall and Winter Events. Everyone is welcome! Join us for our AGM/Potluck Dinner on Sunday,
Nov.17th at the Port Clements Firehall. Dinner is at 6pm and the AGM is after. Our next shooting event is the Christmas
Turkey Shoot on Sunday, December 15, 1-4pm. This event takes place at the Rod and Gun Club on Juskatla Road. Bring
your own gun or try one of ours! The Port Clements Rod and Gun Club is a community-based club supporting local hunting
and fishing interests. Members and guests welcome! Located on Juskatla Road (5 km Southwest of PC). Call Ron Haralson
at (250) 557-4255 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Queen Charlotte Community Hall Rentals. The Queen Charlotte Community Hall, located on Bay Street, has the EA
Ross room (meeting room that seats up to 70 people), main hall, stage, kitchen - all available for rent. Also available for
rent are wooden tables ($5 each per day), wooden chairs ($1 each per day), a complete place setting for 225 people, water
goblets and wine glasses, cups and cutlery, and white or black linen tablecloths, etc. The kitchen is also available to rent
on a daily basis for prepping for larger events. For more information call Reine Pineault at 250-559-4792 or email info@
From our families to yours, we wish you peace, health and
prosperity for the holiday season and beyond!
We are honored to serve Haida Gwaii and look forward to
many more collaborations in 2020!
Haida Gwaii Trader
Haida Gwaii Trader Community Calendar Nov/Dec 2019
Do you have an event you want to advertise?
Go to www.haidagwaiitrader.com and post your not-for-profit event FREE OF CHARGE
Old Massett & Masset/Gaw Tlagee
Masset Farmers' Market
Fridays / 11am-2pm / Across from the Credit Union / Main
Street Since its first season, Masset Market has attracted hundreds
of visitors (both locals and tourists) and a variety of vendors. “Make
it, bake it, grow it” is the market’s philosophy. Vendors come from
a variety of communities and sell everything from fresh produce
to knitted hats to hand-made soaps. Food growers, producers
and artisans of all types are invited to share their goods every
Friday from 11am–2pm year-round. New vendors are welcome.
For more information call 250-626-3768 or check out https://
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting
Wednesdays, 8pm-9pm / St. Paul's Church / Millard and
Collison Weekly meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. If you have a
drinking problem, we can help. For more information contact John
Dixon Entrance Maritime Museum
Saturday, Nov 16 / 7-10pm / Dixon Entrance Maritime
Museum, 2182 Collison Ave. The DEMM Christmas Social will be a
delightful evening of live and silent auctions with Andrew Finnie as
our amazing auctioneer. There will be tasty sweets and savouries.
Admission is $10. Raised funds will go towards operating expenses
and a much-needed new roof (needs to be replaced in 2020). The
Dixon Entrance Maritime Museum Society would appreciate any
donations that could be used in the live and silent auctions. For
more information or to donate please call Anne Marie at 250-626-
5126 or email: email@example.com
Queen Charlotte/Daajing Giids
Taoist Tai Chi Queen Charlotte
Mondays 12–1 pm, Wednesdays 7pm-8:30pm, and Saturdays 10am-
12pm / Queen Charlotte Community Hall / 134 Bay Street Taoist Tai
Chi internal arts are specifically aimed at cultivating health and
vitality and were developed by Master Moy Lin-shin, a Taoist monk.
Everyone welcome! For more information contact Beatie Maxen at
250-631-9160, firstname.lastname@example.org or
QC Farmers' Market
Saturdays / 11am-2pm / Just outside the QC Community
Hall / 134 Bay Street Local foods, seafood, artisans, hot lunch,
picnic supplies, and more! Start your week’s grocery shopping
at the market and support local growers and producers. For
more information contact Marylynn Hunt at 250-559-8282, email
email@example.com, or check out lovehaidagwaii.com/
Bethel Assembly jam session
Wednesdays / 7pm-9pm / Bethel Assembly Church / 222
Oceanview Dr. Country, Folk, Gospel Music, bring an instrument
and play along, or learn new songs, or just come and listen. For
more information contact Alma-Rose Siddall at 778-260-0972 or
Regular School Board Meeting
Tue, Nov 26 / 6-8pm / District Administration Office / 107 3rd
Ave / A light dinner will be provided to share with the public at
5:30 PM. Meeting will begin at 6:00 PM. For more information
contact Colleen Bradley at 250 559-8471 or firstname.lastname@example.org or
Masset Christmas Craft Fair
Sun, Nov 17 / 1-5pm / Howard Phillips Community Hall,
Collison Ave. Shop local for the holidays, and eat some yummy
food! We'll have pizza by the slice, Haida tacos, hot dogs, and
drinks. Joan Heart will be selling her beautiful crocheted items,
David Hunter his stunning Haida art, Jeanette Corry her delicious
baked goods, Terri-Lynne Penner her wonderful honey and
beeswax candles, and many other vendors will be there too!
For more information contact Cynthia Davis at 250-626-7676 or
Taoist Tai Chi Sandspit
Thursdays / 7pm-8:30pm / Sandspit Airport / 1 Airport Road
Taoist Tai Chi internal arts are specifically aimed at cultivating
health and vitality and were developed by Master Moy Lin-shin,
a Taoist monk. Everyone welcome! For more information contact
Remi Gautier at 250-637-5729 or email@example.com or
Moresby Island Management Committee
Monday, December 2 / 7pm-8pm / Sandspit Community Centre /
Sandspit Regular Monthly Meeting. For more information contact
Barb Parser at 250-637-1752 or firstname.lastname@example.org
QC Visitors Centre Artisans Christmas
Sat, Nov 30 / 10am-3pm / Queen Charlotte Visitors Centre /
3220 Wharf Way / Friends of the Queen Charlotte Visitors Centre
is pleased to present the annual Artisans Christmas Craft Fair.
Please join us on Saturday, November 30 from 10am-3pm. Buy
local this holiday season! For more information contact 250-559-
8316, email@example.com or www.queencharlottevisitorcentre.com
QC Community Club Christmas Craft Fair
Sat, Nov 30 / 10am-3pm / Queen Charlotte Visitors Centre /
3220 Wharf Way / Friends of the Queen Charlotte Visitors Centre
is pleased to present the annual Artisans Christmas Craft Fair.
Please join us on Saturday, November 30 from 10am-3pm. Buy
local this holiday season! For more information contact 250-559-
8316, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.queencharlottevisitorcentre.com
Taoist Tai Chi Tlell
Tuesdays 10am-12pm / Thursdays 10:30am -12pm / Tlell
Fire Hall, 36542 Highway 16 Taoist Tai Chi internal arts are
specifically aimed at cultivating health and vitality and were
developed by Master Moy Lin-shin, a Taoist monk. Everyone
welcome! For more information contact 250-557-9362 or
email@example.com or www.taoist.org/haidagwaii
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Village of Port Clements Council Meetings
November 18, December 2, and December 16, 7pm / 36 Cedar
Avenue Come out and join us for our regular council meetings! For
more information call 250-557-4295, email office@portclements.
ca, or visit www.portclements.ca.
Port Clements Rod and Gun Club – Winter
AGM – Sunday, November 17 / 5:30-9pm / Christmas Turkey
Shoot – Sunday, December 15 / 1-4pm / PC Rod and Gun
Club / Juskatla Road Everyone is welcome! Our next events are
our AGM on Sunday, Nov. 17 (potluck dinner at 6pm, followed by
AGM), and Christmas Turkey Shoot on Sunday, Dec. 15. Bring your
own gun or try one of ours! The Port Clements Rod and Gun Club
is a community-based club supporting local hunting and fishing
interests. Members and guests welcome! Located on Juskatla
Road (5 km Southwest of PC). For more information contact Ron
Haralson at 250-557-4255 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Port Clements Christmas Craft Bazaar
Saturday, Dec. 7th/Port Clements Community Hall. Please
join us for our annual Christmas Bazaar! Tables will be rented for
$20 each. Set up will happen at 9am. For more information email
email@example.com or call 604-317-7400 to reserve your
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting
Fridays / 8pm-9pm / Skidegate Firehall, upstairs, 887 Highway
16 / Weekly meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. If you have a
drinking problem, we can help. For more information, contact Lou
Haida Gwaii Museum 6th Annual Gala and
Sat, Oct 05 / 7:30pm-9:30pm / Kay’llnagaay Performance
House / #2, 2nd Beach Road Join award-winning writers Angie
Abdou, Kate Harris and Jan Redford as they discuss their new
books on outdoor adventure. Readings and panel discussion
moderated by Hal Wake. For more information email
GwaiiTel Society’s Annual General Meeting
Saturday, November 30 / 3-4pm / Skidegate Small Hall
In camera session for the members from 1:30pm to 3pm. Open
to the public from 3pm to 4pm. For more information email Terri
Walker at Terri.firstname.lastname@example.org
Memories vs. trash – isn’t the true spirit of the holiday
season about rest, rejuvenation and connecting with family,
friends and community? Do we really need another box of
tree decorations, tinsel or garlands? Simple and natural is
not only easy, it’s affordable too. Hard to beat are freshly
cut berried holy stems, cedar, fir or spruce boughs, a
simmering pot of cinnamon and cloves and an
oh-so-much-fun string of popcorn!
In the belly, not in the garbage – today, food waste realities
are becoming widely known. According to many reputable
sources, nearly sixty percent of all food produced in Canada
is wasted. Sixty percent (wow emoticon). Understandably,
people are beginning to think differently about food. They
are buying only what they need, being OK with purchasing
fruits and vegetables with a few, small blemishes, storing
food properly, freezing veggie scraps to make broths/stocks,
eating food before it expires and eating all of their leftovers.
Call us at
Holiday Waste Reduction Tips
There’s no denying the wisdom of recycling as a form of waste diversion. It helps to conserve energy, reduces air and water
pollution, reduces greenhouse gases and conserves natural resources. What’s even better though is waste reduction. As the
holiday season sees an average of 25% more blue bin/garbage volumes, the following litter-lessening tips are not only simple,
they’re darn sensible.
Oh Christmas tree – do you prefer artificial trees? It is
reported that some people re-purchase fake trees every six
to seven years. If properly stored and cared for, an artificial
tree should last a lifetime or even passed on. Prefer real?
Decorated, potted trees can last a week to ten days
indoors. Or, why not decorate a tree in your yard that can
be seen from the living room window? Small suet balls in
holiday shapes or strings of apple, raisins or cranberries
are appreciated, winter bird treats. If you prefer a cut, real
tree, when it expires, it can be taken to the landfill or
returned back to nature, so long as they are entirely free of
Eco-friendly gift wrapping – being that paper, bows or
ribbon that are coated in plastic or foil are non-recyclable,
more and more people are packaging their gifts with natural
fiber options. Seriously, what’s wrong with gifts wrapped
in recycled newspaper, plain or brown paper or even better,
reusable shopping bags or totes?
Residential collection will remain the same except for Masset/Kumdis road
collections which will move from Wednesdays to Mondays, (so collections are on
Dec 23rd and 30th, 2019) and then back to Wed’s starting Jan. 8th, 2020. Landfill and transfer station will observe the statutory holidays.
Christmas 2019 schedule:
ISLANDS SOLID WASTE LANDFILL
(Located on Hwy. 16 – just north of Port Clements)
Mon to Fri 8:30am-3pm + open Saturdays, Dec. 7 th and Jan. 4 th from 11am-3pm
For more info call 1-888-557-9339
or email email@example.com
North Coast Regional District
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Start your holiday shopping this year with
unique gifts, great deals and awesome local,
independently-owned businesses. Get your best
plaid and enjoy a relaxing alternative to
“Black Friday” by spending some time
(and dollars) at your favourite local business.
Look for special offers at your local
Haida Gwaii businesses.
PLAID FRIDAY s NOVEMBER 29, 2019 s #plaidfriday