Steven Maisey

Be safe this Labour Day

Don’t let the recent cooling off period fool you, the forest fire situation in the Northwest and throughout the province is still volatile.

The Lakeside Multiplex held the first two sessions of lessons for Burns Lakers who want to learn the game of squash. The next two sessions for squash lessons will be held Aug. 27 at 5:30 and 7:30. The lessons are taught by Matt McClasky.

Calling all squash players to join in

Squash lessons were held for new players last Wednesday at the Lakeside Multiplex, and will be held again this Wednesday.

The Lakeside Multiplex held the first two sessions of lessons for Burns Lakers who want to learn the game of squash. The next two sessions for squash lessons will be held Aug. 27 at 5:30 and 7:30. The lessons are taught by Matt McClasky.
After being closed for nearly a month

Rail crossing reopened

The rail crossing that was the site of an accident between a logging truck and a CN Rail train has been reopened by CN Rail.

After being closed for nearly a month
Win $250 with your best shot.

Local photo contest

Woods n' Water Sports and Recreation equipment store is running a photo contest for residence of the Lakes District.

Win $250 with your best shot.
Francois Lake Fishing Derby.

Fishing Fun

The Francois Lake Fishing Derby was held Aug. 15-17, and was a great success.

Francois Lake Fishing Derby.
A firefighter from the Wildfire Management Branch helps to contain the China Nose Mountain fire last week. Forest Fires continue to burn throughout the Northwest and the province. An additional eight fires ignited this past weekend

China Nose fire continues to burn

Crews have received favourable weather as they continue to battle the blaze 24 hours a day, the fire remains volatile and uncontrolled.

A firefighter from the Wildfire Management Branch helps to contain the China Nose Mountain fire last week. Forest Fires continue to burn throughout the Northwest and the province. An additional eight fires ignited this past weekend
Lakes District Museum receives quilt donation.

Lakes District Museum receives quilt donation

Pat Carlton Kupiak (L), John Johnson and Sally Wiebe donated this quilt to the Lakes District Museum.

Lakes District Museum receives quilt donation.

Burns Lake council urged to support resolution with union

United Steelworks union urges village to support their resolution in regard to the Westray law.

The Burns Lake RCMP detachment continues to upgrade officer training. Among other things detailed by the RCMP in their quarterly report

Local RCMP gives quarterly report

Certain crimes trending downward as village council receives RCMP update.

The Burns Lake RCMP detachment continues to upgrade officer training. Among other things detailed by the RCMP in their quarterly report
Lakes Outdoor Recreation Society receives a donation of $5000 from the Burns Lake Rotary Club.

Outdoor society receives donation

Lakes Outdoor Recreation Society receives a donation of $5000 from the Burns Lake Rotary Club.

Lakes Outdoor Recreation Society receives a donation of $5000 from the Burns Lake Rotary Club.

Firefighters are working hard

Drought like conditions in the Northwest have left our region very susceptible to forest fires and the dangers that they present.

The rail crossing that was the site of the crash between a logging truck and a CN Rail train has been shut down. The crossing has been closed since the accident occurred and is disrupting

CN Rail shuts down crossing

The rail crossing that was the site of the train derailment last month has been closed by CN Rail.

The rail crossing that was the site of the crash between a logging truck and a CN Rail train has been shut down. The crossing has been closed since the accident occurred and is disrupting

Public inquest inadequate for Burns Lake families

Inquest to be held in Prince George in March deemed to not be enough for suffering Burns Lake families.

Guy Epkens-Shaffer (L)

Big Pig Mountain Bike Festival cancelled due to forest fire

Burns Lake Mountain Bike Association cancelled their annual Big Pig Mountain Bike Festival.

Guy Epkens-Shaffer (L)
The Burns Lake Rotary Club had the Dick Nourse tennis courts in Burns Lake resurfaced.

Tennis anyone?

Dick Nourse tennis courts in Burns Lake resurfaced.

The Burns Lake Rotary Club had the Dick Nourse tennis courts in Burns Lake resurfaced.

Village accounts in good order after second quarter

Council receives income statement for second financial quarter .

Large wasps nest spotted.

Large wasps nest spotted

Burns Lake resident Kathy Waters captured this picture of a large wasps nest.

Large wasps nest spotted.
Chelaslie fire update.

Chelaslie fire update

Chelaslie River fire has grown to more than 113,000 hectares in size

Chelaslie fire update.

China Nose fire update

Firefighters continue to have some success containing the fire, but conditions remain volatile

China Nose Mountain fire.

China Nose Mountain fire update

Crews contain fire 20 per cent, but remain on high alert as fuels remain dry

China Nose Mountain fire.