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The clinic at the Lakes District Hospital will offer extended hours on Wednesdays and be open from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. as part of a three-month pilot program. (Blair McBride photo)

Clinic hours extended at Burns Lake hospital

The Lakes District Health Centre in Burns Lake has extended its primary…

The clinic at the Lakes District Hospital will offer extended hours on Wednesdays and be open from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. as part of a three-month pilot program. (Blair McBride photo)
Robert Krause, Director of Protective Services, in front of the Burns Lake Fire Department. (Blair McBride photo)

Fire department seeks new firefighting gear

The Burns Lake Fire Department is seeking to buy new equipment to…

Robert Krause, Director of Protective Services, in front of the Burns Lake Fire Department. (Blair McBride photo)
A fireguard of a mount of dirt on the property of a Southside resident in July. Some people have said the BC Wildfire Service has taken more action towards rehabilitation of fireguards since the summer. (Submitted photo)

Government acts on fireguard woes, residents say

It was a difficult summer for some Southside residents frustrated by the…

A fireguard of a mount of dirt on the property of a Southside resident in July. Some people have said the BC Wildfire Service has taken more action towards rehabilitation of fireguards since the summer. (Submitted photo)
Grand opening for regional fire training centre

Grand opening for regional fire training centre

The Fraser Lake Fire Rescue Training Society is hosting an open house…

Grand opening for regional fire training centre
Ultrasound technology might be introduced to the Lakes District Hospital in Burns Lake, but there is no timeline for it yet. (Blair McBride photo)

No timeline for ultrasound in Burns Lake, NH says

Northern Health (NH) is considering introducing ultrasound technology to the Lakes District…

Ultrasound technology might be introduced to the Lakes District Hospital in Burns Lake, but there is no timeline for it yet. (Blair McBride photo)
The Burns Lake village council met on Oct. 8. (Blair McBride photo)

Village council brief

Grant bid for tourism plan and mobile unit At its Oct. 8…

The Burns Lake village council met on Oct. 8. (Blair McBride photo)
An October-December forecast shows a precipitation probability of 40 per cent above normal for most of the country. (Environment and Climate Change Canada image)

2019 summer slightly drier than average, government says

The cool and wet summer disappointed some Burns Lake residents and relieved…

An October-December forecast shows a precipitation probability of 40 per cent above normal for most of the country. (Environment and Climate Change Canada image)
The Burns Lake Community Forest aims to begin removing hazardous fuels from forest areas on Oct. 15. (Lakes District News file photo)

Burns Lake Comfor to start fuel mitigation project on Oct. 15

The Burns Lake Community Forest (Comfor) plans to start removing hazardous fuels…

The Burns Lake Community Forest aims to begin removing hazardous fuels from forest areas on Oct. 15. (Lakes District News file photo)
Voter turnout in federal elections has been rising since 2008. (Black Press Media file photo)

Voter turnout in elections rising, data shows

If Canadians keep up their voting patterns seen since 2008, more people…

Voter turnout in federal elections has been rising since 2008. (Black Press Media file photo)
Lakes Literacy’s book delivery program for children has expanded to include Granisle. (Lakes District News file photo)

Lakes Literacy expands to Granisle

The Lakes Literacy program in September expanded its book mail-out program for…

Lakes Literacy’s book delivery program for children has expanded to include Granisle. (Lakes District News file photo)
Ranning Charlie allegedly committed the offences in Granisle in August of 2018. (Lakes District News file photo)

Man on trial for alleged sex assault in Granisle

The trial of a man facing charges of sexual assault and break…

Ranning Charlie allegedly committed the offences in Granisle in August of 2018. (Lakes District News file photo)
Delegates speak at the Union of British Columbia Municipalities convention, held Sept. 23-27 in Vancouver. (Black Press Media file photo)

Moose, medical specialist bids win approval at UBCM

Delegates at the municipal conference in Vancouver supported calls by the Village…

Delegates speak at the Union of British Columbia Municipalities convention, held Sept. 23-27 in Vancouver. (Black Press Media file photo)
More people bought memberships at the Lakeside Multiplex in 2019 compared to 2018. (Blair McBride photo)

Multiplex membership purchases rise in 2019

Membership purchases at the Lakeside Multiplex in Burns Lake have increased since…

More people bought memberships at the Lakeside Multiplex in 2019 compared to 2018. (Blair McBride photo)
National Newspaper Week runs from Oct. 6-12 and News Media Canada encourages Canadians to support newspapers for the role they play in supporting democracy in our communities. (Blair McBride photo)

National Newspapers Week backs media amid ‘fake news’ fears

Amid anxieties that online news is pushing newspapers to extinction, dailies and…

National Newspaper Week runs from Oct. 6-12 and News Media Canada encourages Canadians to support newspapers for the role they play in supporting democracy in our communities. (Blair McBride photo)
Clint Lambert, Electoral Area E Director with the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako speaks at the Northern Conference for Wildfire Resiliency, in Burns Lake on April 24. Lambert was featured in the “Common Ground” podcast produced by Future Ecologies. (Blair McBride photos)

New podcast discusses Burns Lake wildfires

A new podcast explores issues around wildfires in the Burns Lake and…

Clint Lambert, Electoral Area E Director with the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako speaks at the Northern Conference for Wildfire Resiliency, in Burns Lake on April 24. Lambert was featured in the “Common Ground” podcast produced by Future Ecologies. (Blair McBride photos)
Craig Skin was in court in Burns Lake on Oct. 4 for an initial appearance related to charges of assault, breaking and entering and uttering threats. (Blair McBride photo)

November court date for men accused of Southside assault

One of two men facing charges related to an alleged assault on…

Craig Skin was in court in Burns Lake on Oct. 4 for an initial appearance related to charges of assault, breaking and entering and uttering threats. (Blair McBride photo)
The silent auction is intended to raise funds for the family whose trailer was destroyed in a fire near Broman Lake on Sept. 1. (Submitted photo)

WFN to hold silent auction fundraiser

The Wet’suwet’en First Nation (WFN) is holding a silent auction as part…

The silent auction is intended to raise funds for the family whose trailer was destroyed in a fire near Broman Lake on Sept. 1. (Submitted photo)
The Lakes District Hospital in Burns Lake has recently filled three primary care nurse spots, bringing its nursing staff to four members. (Blair McBride photo)

Primary care nurse capacity filled in Burns Lake

Northern Health (NH) recently filled three primary care nursing positions at the…

The Lakes District Hospital in Burns Lake has recently filled three primary care nurse spots, bringing its nursing staff to four members. (Blair McBride photo)
The six candidates running for the Skeena-Bulkley riding joined the All Candidates Forum in the Burns Lake & District Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 26. (L-R) Taylor Bachrach, Dave Birdi, Jody Craven, Claire Rattée, Mike Sawyer and Rod Taylor. Polls open for the federal election on Oct. 21. (Blair McBride photo)

Forestry, pipelines top the agenda at Burns Lake forum

Six of eight candidates participated in the Sept. 26 Chamber of Commerce event

The six candidates running for the Skeena-Bulkley riding joined the All Candidates Forum in the Burns Lake & District Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 26. (L-R) Taylor Bachrach, Dave Birdi, Jody Craven, Claire Rattée, Mike Sawyer and Rod Taylor. Polls open for the federal election on Oct. 21. (Blair McBride photo)
Man collapses in post office

Man collapses in post office

Paramedics responded to an incident in the afternoon of Oct. 2 when…

Man collapses in post office
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