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Young dancers give it their all during the Similkameen Powwow of Champions. June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21 is designated as National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: Honouring National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada and June is National Indigenous History Month

Young dancers give it their all during the Similkameen Powwow of Champions. June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21 is designated as National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. (Black Press file photo)
(Black Press file photo)

Okanagan-based group ready for B.C.-wide celebration of collector cars

July 9 is recognized as Collector Car Appreciation Day in the province

(Black Press file photo)
Burns Lake Public Library grand opening was held June 4. Rotarians George Magee, Leone McHugh and Library director, Monica Willner.

Burns Lake children’s library finally gets a grand opening

Library sees overwhelming community support for the project

  • Jun 15, 2022
Burns Lake Public Library grand opening was held June 4. Rotarians George Magee, Leone McHugh and Library director, Monica Willner.
The Pines senior home in Burns Lake

The Pines, senior home in Burns Lake hoping to fund a replacement bus

Supply chain issues to delay delivery on new bus

  • Jun 15, 2022
The Pines senior home in Burns Lake
Cycling is a popular summer activity and takes various forms including mountain biking and road cycling. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: Are you ready for some summer sports?

The summer months are a time to enjoy outdoor sports and recreation.

Cycling is a popular summer activity and takes various forms including mountain biking and road cycling. (Black Press file photo)
Ken Barkman at Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing on June 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

78-year-old Ken Barkman of Chilliwack riding 3,000 kilometres for BC Children’s Hospital

Grandfather helping son and wife, who have adopted four high-risk babies

Ken Barkman at Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing on June 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Cops for Cancer - Tour de North finished in Prince Rupert on Sept. 23 with participants jubilant at the success of cycling more than 870 km and battling wicked weather to raise funds for pediatric cancer research. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

Tour de North getting ready to hit the road again to benefit sick kids

Cops for Cancer participants training to cycle more than 800 km, fundraising against pediatric cancer

The Cops for Cancer - Tour de North finished in Prince Rupert on Sept. 23 with participants jubilant at the success of cycling more than 870 km and battling wicked weather to raise funds for pediatric cancer research. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Volunteer swimming sport coordinators Donna Tyrrell, husband Dan Tyrrell, Wei Xiao and horseshoes coordinator Bob McCauley help celebrate the countdown to Greater Victoria’s 55-Plus BC Games, at Berwick Royal Oak on June 7.

PHOTOS: Days counting down for 55-Plus BC Games on south Vancouver Island

Cauldron lighting at Saanich seniors residence June 7 marks 99 days to the Games

Volunteer swimming sport coordinators Donna Tyrrell, husband Dan Tyrrell, Wei Xiao and horseshoes coordinator Bob McCauley help celebrate the countdown to Greater Victoria’s 55-Plus BC Games, at Berwick Royal Oak on June 7.
Ann Martens

Burns Lake Farmers Market

June 6 saw the first farmers market in Burns Lake. The market…

  • Jun 8, 2022
Ann Martens
Burns Lake's  St. John’s Heritage Church

Burns Lake’s St. John’s Heritage Church

Located at 125 First Avenue in Burns Lake, St. John’s Heritage Church…

  • Jun 8, 2022
Burns Lake's  St. John’s Heritage Church
Donation to St. Luke's Church

Burns Lake Community Foundation makes donations

Burns Lake Community Foundation made a donation to St. Luke’s Church in…

  • Jun 8, 2022
Donation to St. Luke's Church
(2017) Kelly Robinson with Shaw TV was one of four volunteers at the Parksville BC SPCA shelter on Friday, Aug. 18 to take part in the Lock-In for Love fundraising event. Volunteers were locked-in with a four-legged companion and had to raise money to earn their release. -Adam Kveton photo

For the love of animals ‘lock-in’ during BC SPCA fundraiser

BC SPCA hosts their lock-in for love fundraiser this month

(2017) Kelly Robinson with Shaw TV was one of four volunteers at the Parksville BC SPCA shelter on Friday, Aug. 18 to take part in the Lock-In for Love fundraising event. Volunteers were locked-in with a four-legged companion and had to raise money to earn their release. -Adam Kveton photo
Community Foundation donation

Community Foundation donates to Lakes District Fall Fair in Burns Lake

Burns Lake and District Community Foundation donated $5000 to the Lakes District…

  • Jun 1, 2022
Community Foundation donation
DLES

Burns Lake students sew for a good cause

Grade 7 students at Decker Lake elementary school, with the help of…

  • Jun 1, 2022
DLES
Funds raised through Sweatin’ for Science support education programs and opportunities in 13 regions across BC and Yukon to nurture, inspire and elevate youth.

BC Tech Leaders Raise Funds and Awareness for STEM Education

BC’s tech leaders are Sweatin’ for Science this month to raise funds…

  • May 30, 2022
Funds raised through Sweatin’ for Science support education programs and opportunities in 13 regions across BC and Yukon to nurture, inspire and elevate youth.
(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
Gust Braaten, Uncha Valley pioneer, in front of cabin with gun, snowshoes, wolf skins. Settler pioneer Southside Uncha Lake hunt trap fur. (Lakes District Museum photo/Lakes District News)

One of the Uncha Valley’s most respected pioneers

Gustav (Gust) Braaten was one of the Uncha Valley’s most respected pioneers.…

  • May 25, 2022
Gust Braaten, Uncha Valley pioneer, in front of cabin with gun, snowshoes, wolf skins. Settler pioneer Southside Uncha Lake hunt trap fur. (Lakes District Museum photo/Lakes District News)
Jenny Pirie and Barb Wilson (Submitted photo/Lakes District News)

Bringing awareness to ALS

Move to Cure ALS walks happen across B.C. in June and although…

  • May 25, 2022
Jenny Pirie and Barb Wilson (Submitted photo/Lakes District News)
United Way period program

Campaign to tackle period poverty to come to Burns Lake

Drop-offs will be available until June 10

  • May 25, 2022
United Way period program
Lyle Graham, Val Anderson, Sharon Marr and Michael Riis-Christianson (Laura Blackwell photo/Lakes District News)

Museum day in Burns Lake

May 18 was International Museum Day and the Lakes District Museum held…

  • May 25, 2022
Lyle Graham, Val Anderson, Sharon Marr and Michael Riis-Christianson (Laura Blackwell photo/Lakes District News)