Blair McBride

All candidates forum in Burns Lake

All candidates forum in Burns Lake

It was a packed house inside the Heritage Centre for the All…

All candidates forum in Burns Lake
(L-R) Brett Leversage, Will Roberts and Jesse Bazergui on their last day of work with the Burns Lake branch of the BC Wildfire Service crew on Sept. 27. (Blair McBride photo)

Burns Lake wildfire crews sign off for season

The BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) crews in Burns Lake wrapped up their…

(L-R) Brett Leversage, Will Roberts and Jesse Bazergui on their last day of work with the Burns Lake branch of the BC Wildfire Service crew on Sept. 27. (Blair McBride photo)
Ferry service essential to community, labour board hears

Ferry service essential to community, labour board hears

Burns Lake residents hope the regular service of the Francois Lake ferry…

Ferry service essential to community, labour board hears
Governments blast NDP over funds switch

Governments blast NDP over funds switch

Burns Lake mayor Dolores Funk has joined other leaders in criticizing the…

Governments blast NDP over funds switch
Seaver Tye Miller, Joshua Steven West and Aaron Ryan Moore will be sentenced on Nov. 19. They have pleaded guilty to charges related to the death of Thomas Burt Reed, from Burns Lake. (Black Press Media file photo)

November sentencing for men linked to Burns Lake man’s death

Three men connected to an incident in Prince George in which a…

Seaver Tye Miller, Joshua Steven West and Aaron Ryan Moore will be sentenced on Nov. 19. They have pleaded guilty to charges related to the death of Thomas Burt Reed, from Burns Lake. (Black Press Media file photo)
The First Responders Cafe group in Burns Lake seeks to provide more mental health and suicide prevention support for emergency personnel. (Black Press Media file photo)

Group seeks more support for first responders

As a town, Burns Lake is small, but the experiences that local…

The First Responders Cafe group in Burns Lake seeks to provide more mental health and suicide prevention support for emergency personnel. (Black Press Media file photo)
An annual beetle survey and treatment project by the government in the Nadina District has expanded in size and comes as the amount of timber killed by spruce beetles has increased. (Black Press Media file photo)

Beetle survey, treatment in region to cost $100,000

A noted increase in the volume of timber killed by spruce beetles…

An annual beetle survey and treatment project by the government in the Nadina District has expanded in size and comes as the amount of timber killed by spruce beetles has increased. (Black Press Media file photo)
Hélène Georges is studying at Lakes District Secondary School as part of a student exchange program with the Rotary Club of Burns Lake. (Blair McBride photo)

Canada is pretty and welcoming, says Hélène from Belgium

When Belgian exchange student Hélène Georges stepped out of the airport in…

Hélène Georges is studying at Lakes District Secondary School as part of a student exchange program with the Rotary Club of Burns Lake. (Blair McBride photo)
A Burns Lake resident captured this photo a year ago of a cow moose with two calves swimming across a local lake.

Cheslatta backs village on moose recovery bid

The Cheslatta Carrier Nation has thrown its support behind a resolution from…

A Burns Lake resident captured this photo a year ago of a cow moose with two calves swimming across a local lake.
About 15 people attended the focus group meeting for the Village of Burns Lake’s new branding strategy, in the council chambers on Sept. 17. (Blair McBride photos)

Community branding project kicks off

Dozens of people came out to the branding focus group meetings in…

About 15 people attended the focus group meeting for the Village of Burns Lake’s new branding strategy, in the council chambers on Sept. 17. (Blair McBride photos)
The board of directors of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako discuss regulations of the Agricultural Land Commission at its Sept. 5 meeting, in Burns Lake. (Blair McBride photo)

RDBN blasts agriculture land use rules

Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako (RDBN) board members slammed the Agricultural Land Commission…

The board of directors of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako discuss regulations of the Agricultural Land Commission at its Sept. 5 meeting, in Burns Lake. (Blair McBride photo)
Bobby Seinen (C) speaks at the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako (RDBN)’s board of directors meeting on Sept. 19. Seinen is concerned about the safety issues posed by the Coastal GasLink construction work along the Morice River Forest Service Road, where she lives with her family. (Blair McBride photos)

RDBN nixes pipeline camp build permit bid

The board of directors of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako (RDBN) has…

Bobby Seinen (C) speaks at the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako (RDBN)’s board of directors meeting on Sept. 19. Seinen is concerned about the safety issues posed by the Coastal GasLink construction work along the Morice River Forest Service Road, where she lives with her family. (Blair McBride photos)
The Lake Babine Nation shortened its sockeye food fishery to three weeks and members took far fewer fish than usual because of lower salmon stocks in the Skeena River Watershed. (Lakes District News file photo)

LBN sockeye harvest drops by more than 75 per cent

The sockeye harvest by Lake Babine Nation (LBN) members was dramatically lower…

The Lake Babine Nation shortened its sockeye food fishery to three weeks and members took far fewer fish than usual because of lower salmon stocks in the Skeena River Watershed. (Lakes District News file photo)
Village studies retail pot store rules

Village studies retail pot store rules

The Village of Burns Lake is examining its approach to retail cannabis…

Village studies retail pot store rules
Hunters can input data on type of moose seen, how many and how long they were in the bush with the BC Moose Tracker app. (BC Moose Tracker app image)

BC Moose Tracker app aids in management

There are smartphone apps that compile user data on restaurants, bars and…

Hunters can input data on type of moose seen, how many and how long they were in the bush with the BC Moose Tracker app. (BC Moose Tracker app image)
The Burns Lake village council agreed to give a 10 per cent discount on memberships at the Lakeside Multiplex for College of New Caledonia students. (Blair McBride photo)

CNC students get fee cut at Multiplex

The Burns Lake village council agreed at its Sept. 10 meeting to…

The Burns Lake village council agreed to give a 10 per cent discount on memberships at the Lakeside Multiplex for College of New Caledonia students. (Blair McBride photo)
The Burns Lake and District Community Foundation donates $3,000 to the Lakes District Arts Council in 2017. (Lakes District News file photo)

Helping the Burns Lake community for 13 years

In its 13 years of existence, the Burns Lake and District Community…

The Burns Lake and District Community Foundation donates $3,000 to the Lakes District Arts Council in 2017. (Lakes District News file photo)
Bus seats are assigned for students who live in the attendance area of Francois Lake Elementary, and the school district has no plans to increase the size of the bus or put a larger one on the route. (Black Press Media file photo)

No new bus spaces for Francois Lake school, SD91 says

Some parents of students at Francois Lake Elementary are frustrated over the…

Bus seats are assigned for students who live in the attendance area of Francois Lake Elementary, and the school district has no plans to increase the size of the bus or put a larger one on the route. (Black Press Media file photo)
Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad speaks at a forestry meeting at the Lakeside Multiplex in Burns Lake, on Aug. 26. (Submitted photo)

Public concerned about forestry, Rustad says

A range of topics and concerns related to forestry were discussed at…

Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad speaks at a forestry meeting at the Lakeside Multiplex in Burns Lake, on Aug. 26. (Submitted photo)
John Pousette (L), Provincial Park Beetle Coordinator from the Office of the Chief Forester Division; and Ken White (R), Entomologist with the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development give a presentation on beetle outbreaks to the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako on Sept. 5. (Blair McBride photo)

Spruce beetles a growing concern, government says

Many forest stands in parts of the Bulkley-Nechako region are vulnerable to…

John Pousette (L), Provincial Park Beetle Coordinator from the Office of the Chief Forester Division; and Ken White (R), Entomologist with the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development give a presentation on beetle outbreaks to the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako on Sept. 5. (Blair McBride photo)