Flavio Nienow

A flooding caused by a frozen stream channel on Hawse Loop Road

Flooding east of Burns Lake resolved 

It took two days to complete the ice removal on Hawse Loop Road

A flooding caused by a frozen stream channel on Hawse Loop Road
The Burns Lake Thrift Shop on Fourth Avenue officially reopened last week after being relocated to the Lakeview Mall for approximately four months.

Burns Lake Thrift Shop reopens busier than ever

“The donations are increasing day by day,” says volunteer

The Burns Lake Thrift Shop on Fourth Avenue officially reopened last week after being relocated to the Lakeview Mall for approximately four months.

Caution urged for Burns Lake fire season

Lakes District areas are experiencing below-normal snowpack levels  

Mine northwest of Burns Lake receives the green light

The mine is expected to create between 600 and 800 jobs

Southside to have public transport 

“This will be really beneficial to our members,” says Nee Tahi Buhn 

Education and housing in Burns Lake

Earlier this month I attended an event called ‘project local government’

The suspect vehicle has been identified as a 2009 Dodge Caliber; four doors; blue; described as 'dirty;” Ontario license plate CAVM918.

Shots fired at semi-trucks near Burns Lake

Semi-trucks were shot at while the vehicles travelled along the highway

The suspect vehicle has been identified as a 2009 Dodge Caliber; four doors; blue; described as 'dirty;” Ontario license plate CAVM918.
Minister of aboriginal relations and reconciliation John Rustad (L) and Lake Babine Nation Chief Wilf Adam recently signed a ‘foundation pathway agreement’ - an interim agreement between LBN and the province. 

LBN and province on better terms

Lake Babine Nation and B.C. have signed an interim agreement

Minister of aboriginal relations and reconciliation John Rustad (L) and Lake Babine Nation Chief Wilf Adam recently signed a ‘foundation pathway agreement’ - an interim agreement between LBN and the province. 

Are two ambulances enough?

Burns Lake will not receive any of the improvements recently announced

The seized dogs

Animals seized from Southside

Many were underweight and showing signs of dehydration

The seized dogs

Have we missed an opportunity?

Last week I had the chance to speak directly with Ken Tourand, President of the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology

Burns Lake has recently been certified by FireSmart Canada as a ‘FireSmart community.’ The certification is designed to encourage local groups to implement solutions for wildfire safety. 

Burns Lake now FireSmart certified

FireSmart coordinator will continue to assess homes as a volunteer

Burns Lake has recently been certified by FireSmart Canada as a ‘FireSmart community.’ The certification is designed to encourage local groups to implement solutions for wildfire safety. 

Improving connectivity in Burns Lake

Council will form a stakeholder committee to improve Internet services

An average of 14 per cent of sexual assault allegations were considered “unfounded” over the past five years in Burns Lake.

Questions raised over police’s handling of sexual assault cases

Fourteen per cent of allegations considered unfounded in Burns Lake

An average of 14 per cent of sexual assault allegations were considered “unfounded” over the past five years in Burns Lake.

NVIT: Burns Lake not the only option

“We don’t want to divide the community,” says NVIT president

The Omineca Beetle Action Coalition was created in 2005 to deal with the impacts of the mountain pine beetle epidemic.

OBAC to continue until B.C. election

The organization was expected to be dismantled by the end of March

The Omineca Beetle Action Coalition was created in 2005 to deal with the impacts of the mountain pine beetle epidemic.
The village’s recreation department has been dealing with a significant increase in its budget since the Lakeside Multiplex opened in 2014. 

Lakeside Multiplex under scrutiny

Village will conduct an organizational review to reduce costs

The village’s recreation department has been dealing with a significant increase in its budget since the Lakeside Multiplex opened in 2014. 
Map shows the expected temperature pattern for the upcoming spring

Will Burns Lake have a usual spring? 

Find out what lies ahead for Burns Lake and the rest of B.C. 

Map shows the expected temperature pattern for the upcoming spring
Relay Team B.C. 1 with their bronze medals. (L-R): Ethan Algra

Burns Lake athlete stands out at nationals

Côle Bender represented B.C. at a national biathlon championship

Relay Team B.C. 1 with their bronze medals. (L-R): Ethan Algra

Mayor to attend event in Ottawa 

The trip will cost Burns Lake taxpayers approximately $2000