Priyanka Ketkar

Catherine getting ready for the next round of chemo, with her three kids for support. (GoFundMe/Special to The News)

B.C. family in need of support after mother’s stage 4 breast cancer diagnosis

Seek funds to cover treatment and care for their three autism-diagnosed kids

Catherine getting ready for the next round of chemo, with her three kids for support. (GoFundMe/Special to The News)
Steve Nicklen, one of the individuals who supports migrant farm workers, repairing bikes at his home in Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)

Volunteers to donate 200 bikes to migrant farm workers impacted by B.C. flooding

Seek help repairing bikes in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Steve Nicklen, one of the individuals who supports migrant farm workers, repairing bikes at his home in Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)
Pitt Meadows fire department responded to the vehicle on fire outside Esso. (Mike Larsson/Special to The News)

Fire crew rescues driver and dog after vehicle crashes into Esso pump in Pitt Meadows

Crews also respond to another fire incident just 100-feet-away

Pitt Meadows fire department responded to the vehicle on fire outside Esso. (Mike Larsson/Special to The News)
Doug and Alma were married for 72 years. (Donna Adams/Special to The News)

Family of late Maple Ridge man devastated after wedding ring of 72 years lost at B.C. hospital

Family warns people to take charge of dead loved ones’s things intead of leaving it up to hospitals

Doug and Alma were married for 72 years. (Donna Adams/Special to The News)
The neutered male has no permanent forms of identification. (BC SPCA Maple Ridge/Special to The News)

Are you this dog’s owner? BC SPCA looking out for dog displaced during Abbotsford flooding

The dog was brought from the Chilliwack branch to Maple Ridge due to evacuations

The neutered male has no permanent forms of identification. (BC SPCA Maple Ridge/Special to The News)
Dave Craik and Lisa Craik with the kind man who opened his home to them for shelter in Hope. (Special to The News)
Dave Craik and Lisa Craik with the kind man who opened his home to them for shelter in Hope. (Special to The News)
Tania and Scott with their dog, sitting inside a fogged-up car, waiting for help to arrive. (Tania Honeysett/Special to The News)

‘Everyone’s helping each other’: Maple Ridge woman trapped on Hwy. 7 due to mudslide

People getting airlifted, but not enough communication, point out the stranded

Tania and Scott with their dog, sitting inside a fogged-up car, waiting for help to arrive. (Tania Honeysett/Special to The News)
Bears can come onto people’s yards and their patios for pumpkin and candies, like this bear in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, who just went for the pumpkin. (Christy Mabe/Special to The News)

Keep your tricks, treats and bears separate, WildSafe BC says

Shares tips and suggestions to avoid human-bear conflict through Halloween

Bears can come onto people’s yards and their patios for pumpkin and candies, like this bear in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, who just went for the pumpkin. (Christy Mabe/Special to The News)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (File photo)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (File photo)
The Bulkley Lake fire, which had prompted evacuation order for Rose Lake residents, is now under control. (BC Wildfire Service/Lakes District News)

Chief Louie Lake fire continues to remain out of control at 18,338 ha

Province sees 1,261 wildfires so far this year

The Bulkley Lake fire, which had prompted evacuation order for Rose Lake residents, is now under control. (BC Wildfire Service/Lakes District News)
Kyla and Jim Neville in front of one of the two massive billboards on their property in Topley. (Submitted/Lakes District News)

Cow Moose Sign Project billboards successfully installed in Topley

A total of seven billboards across Hwy. 16

Kyla and Jim Neville in front of one of the two massive billboards on their property in Topley. (Submitted/Lakes District News)
John Erickson noted that the forest fuels are exceptionally dry this year. (John Erickson/Special to the News)

See smoke? Here’s how to help crews when you report a wildfire from a B.C. expert

Err on the side of caution, advises B.C. Wildfire Service

John Erickson noted that the forest fuels are exceptionally dry this year. (John Erickson/Special to the News)
Burns Lake Community Forest held their annual open house and barbeque on July 22 this year. (Teaira Bishop photos/Lakes District News)
Burns Lake Community Forest held their annual open house and barbeque on July 22 this year. (Teaira Bishop photos/Lakes District News)
Roughly 16 folks attended between the two information sessions held by UFFCA for the Endako weir construction. (Teaira Bishop photo/Lakes District News)

In-person information session held over the Endako weir construction

Part of community engagement for the project proposal

Roughly 16 folks attended between the two information sessions held by UFFCA for the Endako weir construction. (Teaira Bishop photo/Lakes District News)
A young Patrick Caden when he joined the military. (Submitted/Lakes District News)

Prince George and Smithers Legion get $10,000 each from ALS patient’s fundraiser

Funds donated after patient lost the battle to the disease

A young Patrick Caden when he joined the military. (Submitted/Lakes District News)
Village of Burns Lake. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)

Council gives a nod for the village heights subdivision project

The village of Burns Lake will be moving forward with the project…

Village of Burns Lake. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)
Baby Marie and students of Morris Williams Elementary school at the community garden, enjoying an in-person visit. (Submitted/Lakes District News)

Learning kindness, empathy through a baby’s lens

CSFS hosts a baby teacher for Morris William Elementary students

Baby Marie and students of Morris Williams Elementary school at the community garden, enjoying an in-person visit. (Submitted/Lakes District News)
Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)

One of B.C.’s Property Brothers nominated for Independent Lens award

Winner to be determined through audience votes on July 22

Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)
BC Ambulance. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)

B.C. ambulance’s changes could mean reduced service and slower response time, says Burns Lake fire chief

The proposed BC ambulance staffing changes could prove detrimental to the residents,…

BC Ambulance. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)
The Summer Reading bingo can be enjoyed by the entire family and is open until August. (Monika Willner photo/Lakes District News)

Burns Lake Public Library hosting summer reading bingo

Activities for all age groups available at the library

The Summer Reading bingo can be enjoyed by the entire family and is open until August. (Monika Willner photo/Lakes District News)