A number of deaths in the past several weeks in Gingolx has resulted in the postponement of Hobiyee, the Nisga’a new year celebrations.
Hobiyee was to take place Feb. 20-21 and is now scheduled for March 13-14.
The postponement was agreed to out of respect for grieving families, says a posting on an organizers’ Facebook page.
Operations NCO and acting detachment commander of Lisims/Nass Valley RCMP Cpl. Nathan Dame said the deaths were not suspicious, meaning no foul play was involved.
Police are not saying any more as any investigation is now in the hands of the BC Coroner’s Service, he added.