CNC was there for me when I needed

This letter is in response to Lynn Synotte’s letter titled “Doors are open and we are listening,” dated April 5, 2017


This letter is in response to Lynn Synotte’s letter titled “Doors are open and we are listening,” dated April 5, 2017. I am a past resident of Burns Lake and lived here in the 1990s and often return to visit family. I took a part-time math course at CNC in the early 1990s while I worked at Burns Lake Specialty Woods.

The local campus was instrumental in my education journey and they were there for my convenience. I strongly encourage those who wish to pursue more education to utilize this resource. There are many opportunities that meet the needs of a rural population at your disposal right here in Burns Lake.

I now work in post-secondary education, and I have witnessed how students can obtain credentials by various means such as distance education where one-course at a time can be taken. A student can prepare for full-time education at a campus like Burns Lake before transferring to another college or university. Or like myself, I took one preparation course and years later, I have obtained an undergraduate degree, a teaching certificate, and more recently, I completed a master’s of education degree from SFU in Burnaby. The Burns Lake campus was definitely a part of my journey and greatly assisted with my post-secondary education.


Gary George,

Burnaby, B.C


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