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Burns Lake residents ready for Halloween

Halloween is in the air. A spooky haunted house can be seen…

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Skating lessons for kids in Burns Lake

Skating lessons have begun at the Lakeside Multiplex for kids ages 4-14.…

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Local man wins woodlot management award

Benjamin Wilson (pictured) is being recognized by the Province with the 2020…

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Lorna Brown, co-producer and director of <em>Adaawk </em>said that the movie sets out to humanize murdered and missing Indigenous people from the region. (Submitted photo/Lorna Brown)

Northwest B.C. families come together to tell the stories of MMIWG in new film Adaawk

‘We just wanted our stories to be heard from us and from our perspective,’ say filmmakers

Lorna Brown, co-producer and director of <em>Adaawk </em>said that the movie sets out to humanize murdered and missing Indigenous people from the region. (Submitted photo/Lorna Brown)
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Practice time for Burns Lake Minor Hockey

Members of the Burns Lake Minor Hockey U11 team get instructions from…

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Mountain goats near Burns Lake

A couple mountain goats are seen near Burns Lake so far away…

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(L-R) Pianist Megan Milatz and violinist Amy Hillis, otherwise known as the duo of Megan and Amy, are one of the acts that the LDAC hopes to present in the new year. (Submitted photo/Lakes District News)

Lakes District Arts Council prepping for new year

Preliminary plans have begun for shows in 2022; nothing definitive yet

(L-R) Pianist Megan Milatz and violinist Amy Hillis, otherwise known as the duo of Megan and Amy, are one of the acts that the LDAC hopes to present in the new year. (Submitted photo/Lakes District News)
Josh Waters and his one-year-old English Staffy cross, Rocky. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

COVID, heartbreak among speedbumps in Australian’s road to residency in Kelowna

Josh Waters shares his experience in the hopes to help others like him

Josh Waters and his one-year-old English Staffy cross, Rocky. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
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Every Child Matters march through Burns Lake

Students from Morris Williams Elementary school marched down Highway 16 through Burns…

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Dog park volunteer work bee

Burns Lake residents spruce up Macewan dog park

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Burns Lake minor hockey practice at mulitplex

Burns Lake minor hockey players took to the ice this week for…

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The smoking remains of the C.E. Imeson store after the 1926 fire that devastated most of Burns Lake’s downtown core. The surviving building in the background is the Royal Bank of Canada. (Michael Riis-Christianson photo/Lakes District News)

The C.E. Imeson general store was a fixture in Burns Lake

Around 1921, Clarence E. Imeson, Marion Prentiss, and Marion’s stepbrother (Frank Ramsden)…

  • Oct 6, 2021
The smoking remains of the C.E. Imeson store after the 1926 fire that devastated most of Burns Lake’s downtown core. The surviving building in the background is the Royal Bank of Canada. (Michael Riis-Christianson photo/Lakes District News)
The Tree to Sea loop is a 1,000 km bikepacking route around the north end of Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Miles Arbor

1,000 km route opens northern Vancouver Island to bikepackers

Bikepacking combines ultralight backpacking and bicycle touring

The Tree to Sea loop is a 1,000 km bikepacking route around the north end of Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Miles Arbor
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Pro-D Day camp at Lakeside Multiplex

The Lakeside Multiplex held a Pro-D day camp on Sept. 24 for…

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Baseball diamond refurbishment complete

Ball park in Burns Lake now has a has a new name; new bleachers

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Final numbers from book sale

The Burns Lake Public Library annual book sale came to a close…

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Margaret Watson [October 1983], age 96.

The remarkable Margaret Watson

Margaret “Grandma” Watson was born in Nova Scotia in 1887, but later…

  • Sep 29, 2021
Margaret Watson [October 1983], age 96.
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Cops for cancer in Burns Lake

The Tour de North bike ride, which is part of Cops for…

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Classic car group does toy drive in style

Several cars and motorcycles from the Route 16 Classic car group joined…

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Adventurous senior Walter Martens took his first flying lesson as a 101st birthday present, taking off from the Langley airport on Saturday, Sept. 25. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: B.C. Senior, 101, takes first flying lesson

It was a birthday present for ‘adventurous’ Walter Martens

Adventurous senior Walter Martens took his first flying lesson as a 101st birthday present, taking off from the Langley airport on Saturday, Sept. 25. (Special to Langley Advance Times)