Steven Maisey

Burns Lake resident Katherine Punis caught this monster char on Francois lake recently.

Monster char

Burns Lake resident Katherine Punis caught this monster char on Francois lake.

Burns Lake resident Katherine Punis caught this monster char on Francois lake recently.
The China Nose Mountain fire remains one of the most volatile forest fires in the province. It is considered a top priority fire by the province and firefighters are fighting the fire with 24 hour operations. Favourable weather has allowed crews to contain the fire somewhat

China Nose fire continues to be volatile

Crews have success, but remain on high alert as the fire continues to burn.

The China Nose Mountain fire remains one of the most volatile forest fires in the province. It is considered a top priority fire by the province and firefighters are fighting the fire with 24 hour operations. Favourable weather has allowed crews to contain the fire somewhat
A & W helps MS.

A & W helps MS

A&W hosted the lunch stop for 60 riders with free root beer.

A & W helps MS.
Preparing boxes for distribution day is one of many volunteer jobs at the local food bank

Burns Lake’s food bank in need

Food bank continues to distribute food and helping those in need as it looks for more volunteers.

Preparing boxes for distribution day is one of many volunteer jobs at the local food bank

Can a maternity ward improve quality of care?

Lakes District News will be showcasing stories of women having babies, or who've had babies and what obstacles they've encountered.

Crown wraps up its case in Legebokoff trial break in the trial expected to last three weeks; to return Aug. 25

The Crown has wrapped up its case against accused serial killer Cody Legebokoff.

Local flavour will be showcased at the fall fair

A number of local Burns Lake musicians are set to perform at this years fall fair.

Improving care in our hospital

The new maternity ward at the hospital should be seen is a great development.

Lake Babine Nation.

Salmon season begins in the Lakes District area

Lake Babine Nation has begun to harvest the salmon from Babine Lake at their fences near Burns Lake and Granisle.

Lake Babine Nation.
Helicopters wait on stand by at the Burns Lake airport waiting to be deployed to the various fires in the region. There are 17 helicopters fighting the Chelaslie River fire with another two on stand by at the airport.

Fires continue to burn in the Northwest

Chelaslie River fire, near Tweedsmuir Park, as of 10 a.m. on Aug. 6 the fire had burned approximately 88,600 hectares in total area.

Helicopters wait on stand by at the Burns Lake airport waiting to be deployed to the various fires in the region. There are 17 helicopters fighting the Chelaslie River fire with another two on stand by at the airport.
A huge smoke blume can been seen from Burns Lake as the China Nose fire spreads rapidly.

Fire activity in the Northwest grows.

New fires pop up and current fires increase in size as forest fire activity grows worse.

A huge smoke blume can been seen from Burns Lake as the China Nose fire spreads rapidly.

Evacuation notice

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako has issued an evacuation alert.

Cheslatta Carrier Nation.

Salmon season

Cheslatta Carrier Nation processing their annual salmon harvest last week

Cheslatta Carrier Nation.

Inquest to be held in mill explosion

A single public inquest into the deaths of four workers who died in two sawmill explosions in 2012 will take place in March of next year.

Local soccer camp fun for all.

Local soccer camp fun for all

World Cup Soccer Camps came to Burns Lake last week.

Local soccer camp fun for all.
China Nose Mountain fire.

Houston fire raging

The China Nose Mountain fire has rapidly expanded in the area.

China Nose Mountain fire.
The Bev Hughes Highland Dancers.

Dancing in Scotland

The Bev Hughes Highland Dancers recently returned from a trip to Scotland.

The Bev Hughes Highland Dancers.
Fires continue to burn throughout the province. Pictured here is some of the damage that is being cause by the Chelaslie River fire near Tweedsmuir Provincial Park. The province continues to bring in personnel from outside the province to help fight fires.

Hot, dry weather spells increase in forest fires province wide

Forest fires around the province continue to burn as more aid is required to help fight the blazes.

Fires continue to burn throughout the province. Pictured here is some of the damage that is being cause by the Chelaslie River fire near Tweedsmuir Provincial Park. The province continues to bring in personnel from outside the province to help fight fires.
Church in the park.

Church in the park

A number of the churches in Burns Lake held their Sunday services outside this past weekend.

Church in the park.
A mountain biker flys down the four cross track at the B.C. School Sports Mountain Bike Provincial Championships this May. The Big Pig Mountain Biking Festival features a four cross event on the Saturday

Annual Big Pig event to be held this weekend

The seventh annual Big Pig mountain bike festival will be held this weekend at Boer Mountain by the Burns Lake Mountain Bike Association.

A mountain biker flys down the four cross track at the B.C. School Sports Mountain Bike Provincial Championships this May. The Big Pig Mountain Biking Festival features a four cross event on the Saturday