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.

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.

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.

Local photo contest

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

Fishing Fun

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

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.

Lakes District Museum receives quilt donation

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

Burns Lake council urged to support resolution with union

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

Local RCMP gives quarterly report

Certain crimes trending downward as village council receives RCMP update.

Outdoor society receives donation

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.

CN Rail shuts down crossing

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

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.

Big Pig Mountain Bike Festival cancelled due to forest fire

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

Tennis anyone?

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

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

Chelaslie fire update

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

China Nose fire update

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

China Nose Mountain fire update

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