Priyanka Ketkar

Lake Babine Nation closure sign

Lake Babine Nation issues COVID numbers update

Urges members to follow provincial health orders

Lake Babine Nation closure sign
Last week, this dog was found wandering in Burns Lake and a local gave him shelter in his care from the cold outside. (Burns Lake Lost and Found pets photo/Lakes District News)

Burns Lake pets out and about

The problem of pets wandering off or being abused on the rise

Last week, this dog was found wandering in Burns Lake and a local gave him shelter in his care from the cold outside. (Burns Lake Lost and Found pets photo/Lakes District News)
The Burns Lake and District Chamber of Commerce hosted the all-candidates forum online, on Jan. 12. (Lakes District News photo)

By-election candidates speak at the all-candidates forum

The election will be held with added measures for COVID-safety

The Burns Lake and District Chamber of Commerce hosted the all-candidates forum online, on Jan. 12. (Lakes District News photo)
The B.C. Government increased limited entry hunt (LEH) authorizations of cow/calf moose by 43 animals in 2020 in mountain caribou recovery areas near Revelstoke and Prince George. (Wikipedia Commons)

Cow moose and calf harvest numbers expected by May

No wolves culled yet; cull scheduled for 2021 winter

The B.C. Government increased limited entry hunt (LEH) authorizations of cow/calf moose by 43 animals in 2020 in mountain caribou recovery areas near Revelstoke and Prince George. (Wikipedia Commons)
Local artists Daphne Hourie, Steve Wiljeto, and Kerrwin Vanderwoolf started work on this project back in June 2020. (Submitted/Lakes District News)

MacEwen Children’s Library opens doors to the ‘Enchanted Forest’

The Burns Lake Public Library’s renovation project nears completion

Local artists Daphne Hourie, Steve Wiljeto, and Kerrwin Vanderwoolf started work on this project back in June 2020. (Submitted/Lakes District News)
The food hub survey showed that over 61 per cent respondents were looking to expand their business. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)

RDBN’s food hub survey highlights producers’ needs

The project team to set up further discussion sessions with producers this year

The food hub survey showed that over 61 per cent respondents were looking to expand their business. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)
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Vaccines en-route — so what does it mean for us?

When I started writing for Black Press Media, the pandemic had just…

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The BC Government’s Rural Dividend Fund extension would help revamp the village brand. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)

Village to unveil its new brand on Jan. 22

Gets extension on province’s Rural Dividend Fund grant

The BC Government’s Rural Dividend Fund extension would help revamp the village brand. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)
NH representative confirmed that people who received their first dose will be scheduled to receive their second dose within the recommended timeframe.(The Canadian Press/Nathan Denette photo)

Vaccine rollout abruptly halted in Lakes District

Northern Health cites Pfizer shipment delays for the vaccine distribution disruption

NH representative confirmed that people who received their first dose will be scheduled to receive their second dose within the recommended timeframe.(The Canadian Press/Nathan Denette photo)
Vaccinations are set to resume in the small community of Tatchet, according to Lake Babine Nation’s Deputy Chief. (Black Press Media file photo)

Lake Babine Nation vaccine rollout resumes after a short pause

A COVID positive test within the care team had put the vaccinations on hold

Vaccinations are set to resume in the small community of Tatchet, according to Lake Babine Nation’s Deputy Chief. (Black Press Media file photo)
Cheslatta Chief Corrina Leween received one of the COVID-19 vaccines on the Southside, on Wednesday, Jan. 13. (Submitted/Lakes District News)

COVID-19 vaccination begins in Burns Lake

Senior population, health care workers and First Nations among the first to get the vaccine

Cheslatta Chief Corrina Leween received one of the COVID-19 vaccines on the Southside, on Wednesday, Jan. 13. (Submitted/Lakes District News)
Northern Health Public Health had declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the 7 Mile Lodge in the Burns Lake Local Health Area (LHA), and Little Rock Lake Lodge near Fraser Lake, in Nechako LHA on Dec. 20, 2020. (Lakes District News file photo)

Pipeline, dams will see a slow restart due to COVID-19 risk

Coastal GasLink sees 56 lab-confirmed cases at two of its work camps

Northern Health Public Health had declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the 7 Mile Lodge in the Burns Lake Local Health Area (LHA), and Little Rock Lake Lodge near Fraser Lake, in Nechako LHA on Dec. 20, 2020. (Lakes District News file photo)
Northern B.C.’s total assessments increased from over $69 billion in 2020 to over $72 billion this year. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)

BC Assessment Authority releases property assessments

Burns Lake takes the lead in Northern B.C. with a 21 per cent increase

Northern B.C.’s total assessments increased from over $69 billion in 2020 to over $72 billion this year. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)
BLFR. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)

Burns Lake Fire Rescue records two calls already in 2021

The department saw 165 calls in 2020 setting a new record for Burns Lake

BLFR. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)
Two books in particular became quite popular at the start of the pandemic — Soap and Water Common Sense, The definitive guide to viruses’ bacteria, parasites, and disease and The Great Influenza, The story of the deadliest pandemic in history. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)

Burns Lake Public Library lent 20,916 books in 2020

Gained 67 new patrons throughout the year

Two books in particular became quite popular at the start of the pandemic — Soap and Water Common Sense, The definitive guide to viruses’ bacteria, parasites, and disease and The Great Influenza, The story of the deadliest pandemic in history. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)
The Burns Lake Return-It depot gave full deposits for most things except the beer bottles and cans as per their contract with Brewers’ Distributor Ltd., until the pilot program. (Lakes District News file photo)

Customers won’t get full deposit on alumnium cans and beer bottles

Depot will require customers to sort their alcohol and non-alcohol cans

The Burns Lake Return-It depot gave full deposits for most things except the beer bottles and cans as per their contract with Brewers’ Distributor Ltd., until the pilot program. (Lakes District News file photo)
Earlier in April 2020, the Burns Lake RCMP had found a man stabbed several times, at Moe Road. (Lakes District News file photo)
Earlier in April 2020, the Burns Lake RCMP had found a man stabbed several times, at Moe Road. (Lakes District News file photo)
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Don’t say, but show your gratitude to the frontline workers

With the start to the new year, several people all over the…

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NH Emergency. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)

Northern Health’s new digital portal launched

Northern B.C. residents can now access HealtheLife for health-based information

NH Emergency. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)
Cheslatta Carrier Nation has also been collaborating with several companies during the pandemic, with whom they work; for example, Rio Tinto on the greenhouse project. (Lakes District News file photo)

Online events, contests, hampers — Cheslatta Carrier Nation adapting to COVID

Chief Leween opens up about the First Nation’s response to COVID

Cheslatta Carrier Nation has also been collaborating with several companies during the pandemic, with whom they work; for example, Rio Tinto on the greenhouse project. (Lakes District News file photo)