Priyanka Ketkar

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)
BVCU’s Nathan Way presenting the cheque to the Lakes District Film Appreciation Society. (L-R) Sharon Marr, Kai Epkens, John Illes, Chelsey Fields, Nathan Way and Amber Allan. (Submitted/Lakes District News)

Burns Lake’s Beacon Theatre wins BVCU’s $20,000 legacy grant

The Lakes Film Appreciation Society (LDFAS) won Bulkley Valley Credit Union’s (BVCU)…

BVCU’s Nathan Way presenting the cheque to the Lakes District Film Appreciation Society. (L-R) Sharon Marr, Kai Epkens, John Illes, Chelsey Fields, Nathan Way and Amber Allan. (Submitted/Lakes District News)
Chief Corrina Leween

Northern B.C. addiction treatment centre gets green light

Receives the much-awaited nod from the Agricultural Land Commission

Chief Corrina Leween
A winner from the 2019 Ootsa Lake Fishing Derby showing off his catch. (Lakes District News file photo)

Residents to enjoy Ootsa Lake Fishing Derby this year

The annual Labour Day Ootsa Lake Fishing Derby is back this year…

A winner from the 2019 Ootsa Lake Fishing Derby showing off his catch. (Lakes District News file photo)
The makeshift memorial on the steps of the courthouse in Burns Lake. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)

Village seeking permanent residential school memorial

The village of Burns Lake Mayor and council are mulling over the…

The makeshift memorial on the steps of the courthouse in Burns Lake. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)
Bulkley Lake fire started on July 7 and is now believed to be in control. (Submitted/Lakes District News)

Rose Lake area evacuation order rescinded

The Rose Lake area evacuation order due to the Bulkley Lake fire…

Bulkley Lake fire started on July 7 and is now believed to be in control. (Submitted/Lakes District News)
The fire near Tweedsmuir Park has grown to 810 ha. (Cody Reid photo/Lakes District News)

VIDEO: Fire near Tweedsmuir Park grows

The fire that was called as Chief Louis Lake fire has grown…

The fire near Tweedsmuir Park has grown to 810 ha. (Cody Reid photo/Lakes District News)
A total of 45 firefighters, two helicopters, 14 heavy equipment and support from aerial skimmers have been working tirelessly to put out the fire. (Submitted/Lakes District News)

VIDEO: Water bomber in action at Bulkley Lake fire

A water bomber was caught in action at the Bulkley Lake fire…

A total of 45 firefighters, two helicopters, 14 heavy equipment and support from aerial skimmers have been working tirelessly to put out the fire. (Submitted/Lakes District News)
The fire was raging through 250 ha this morning and is now 120 ha. (Submitted/Lakes District News)

Crews still working on the Bulkley Lake fire

Rose Lake area near the fire continues to be evacuated

The fire was raging through 250 ha this morning and is now 120 ha. (Submitted/Lakes District News)
A map for the evacuation order and the evacuation alert has been released by the RDBN. (RDBN photo/Lakes District News)

BREAKING: Here’s who needs to evacuate in the Rose Lake area

Map for the evacuation order and evacuation alert released

A map for the evacuation order and the evacuation alert has been released by the RDBN. (RDBN photo/Lakes District News)
A photo of the rising smoke from earlier this evening was captured by a resident. (Submitted/Lakes District News)

BREAKING: Evacuation order for Rose Lake issued

ESS to be set up at the arena

A photo of the rising smoke from earlier this evening was captured by a resident. (Submitted/Lakes District News)
Updates on the latest wildfires and wildfire activity can be found on the BCWS dashboard. (BCWS/Lakes District News)

Wildfire near Chief Louis Lake

The BC Wildfire Service dashboard has been updated to show another wildfire…

Updates on the latest wildfires and wildfire activity can be found on the BCWS dashboard. (BCWS/Lakes District News)