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Marlee and Barb Wilson. (Submitted photo/Lakes District News)

Cycle of Hope Lemon ‘aid’ grant

Burns Lake nursing student receives money

  • May 25, 2022
Marlee and Barb Wilson. (Submitted photo/Lakes District News)
Members of the Young Rangers Band on Deadman’s Island with their leader, William “Bill” Saunders of Palling [~1940]. (Lakes District Museum photo/Lakes District News)

Deadman’s Island on Burns Lake

Deadman’s Island just out of Burns Lake approximately two kilometers east of…

  • May 18, 2022
Members of the Young Rangers Band on Deadman’s Island with their leader, William “Bill” Saunders of Palling [~1940]. (Lakes District Museum photo/Lakes District News)
Moose Hide Campaign at CNC (Laura Blackwell photo/Lakes District News)

CNC, Lakes District campus recognizes Moose Hide Campaign

CNC, Lakes District campus held a Moose Hide Campaign Day on May…

  • May 18, 2022
Moose Hide Campaign at CNC (Laura Blackwell photo/Lakes District News)
St. Paul's Church turned 100

St. Paul’s Church in Burns Lake celebrates 100 years

Chair hoping to continue Zoom and in-person services in the future

  • May 18, 2022
St. Paul's Church turned 100
People are rallying behind the Drombolis family of North Langley. Dad Shane has been battling a rare form of cancer and mom Kristine was recently diagnosed with the very same condition. (GoFundMe)

Community rallies to help B.C. couple battling rare form of cancer

GoFundMe launched after wife was diagnosed with the same rare cancer husband is fighting

People are rallying behind the Drombolis family of North Langley. Dad Shane has been battling a rare form of cancer and mom Kristine was recently diagnosed with the very same condition. (GoFundMe)
Ron MacLeod is part of the Dream Chopper competition. (Screen grab)

B.C. man needs votes to build dream motorcycle on Orange County Choppers

Ron MacLeod needs votes to build motorcycle with Paul Teutul Sr. of Orange County Choppers T.V. fame

Ron MacLeod is part of the Dream Chopper competition. (Screen grab)
Eva Hompoth says she isn’t getting hung up on what her cancer diagnosis is taking away from her, but is focusing instead on cherishing the time she has left. (Contributed photo)

Facing terminal cancer, BC woman holds ‘Ashes Shower’

‘Even if I’m not here, the memories, I still want them to be fun,’ says Eva Hompoth

Eva Hompoth says she isn’t getting hung up on what her cancer diagnosis is taking away from her, but is focusing instead on cherishing the time she has left. (Contributed photo)
Kieran McDonald

Burns Lake boy raises funds to help clean 240 pounds of trash from the ocean

Kieran McDonald fundraiser has Decker Lake school, near Burns Lake and the RCMP detachment contributing

  • May 11, 2022
Kieran McDonald
Bl Comfor donates

Burns Lake Comfor donates for a good cause

Burns Lake Community Forests donated $4050 for supporting and funding the Infant…

  • May 11, 2022
Bl Comfor donates
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Memoirs of Doug Van Tine – moving forward from the floods

Contributed by Doug Van Tine Remembering back on my childhood and the…

  • May 11, 2022
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Aerial view of seven sawmills at Pendleton Bay [~1950] on Babine Lake forest industry forestry tie hacking logging lumber

Pendleton Bay was a thriving forestry and First Nations community

Pendleton Bay on Babine Lake is a tranquil place today, but it…

  • May 11, 2022
Aerial view of seven sawmills at Pendleton Bay [~1950] on Babine Lake forest industry forestry tie hacking logging lumber
Men and horses work on the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway grade in the Burns Lake area. Horse-drawn graders visible labour livestock Yukon Telegraph Grand Trunk Pacific Railway construction railroad

Railways reached Burns Lake in early years

© 2020 Lakes District Museum Society A new breed of pioneer was…

  • May 4, 2022
Men and horses work on the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway grade in the Burns Lake area. Horse-drawn graders visible labour livestock Yukon Telegraph Grand Trunk Pacific Railway construction railroad
A moose bogged in the mud in Murray Lake. (Doug Van Tine photo/Lakes District News)

How the floods ruined the beautiful wildlife in the area

Our guiding area covered hundreds of square miles of wetlands and meadows,…

  • May 4, 2022
A moose bogged in the mud in Murray Lake. (Doug Van Tine photo/Lakes District News)
Long-toed salamanders breed shortly after the ice comes off ponds. (Wiki-Common/Mark Thompson)

The Nature Nut

Rosamund Pojar

  • Apr 28, 2022
Long-toed salamanders breed shortly after the ice comes off ponds. (Wiki-Common/Mark Thompson)
Van Tine’s family never returned to their Ootsa Lake house after the devastation caused by the Alcan flooding. (Doug Van Tine photo/Lakes District News)

The devastation of the Alcan floods

Contributed by Doug Van Tine We had heard of the proposed flooding…

  • Apr 27, 2022
Van Tine’s family never returned to their Ootsa Lake house after the devastation caused by the Alcan flooding. (Doug Van Tine photo/Lakes District News)
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Tandoori Pub N’ Grill donates food to those in need

(L-R) Julie Harrison, Hanna Zayac and Danielle Martens from The Link Food…

  • Apr 27, 2022
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Paula Gross, an educational assistant at Eric Langton elementary, created a display of hobbit houses made primarily from discarded objects, for the front display case at the school. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Hobbit house display created for Earth Day by Lower Mainland educational assistant

Paula Gross created the display using discarded objects and natural items

Paula Gross, an educational assistant at Eric Langton elementary, created a display of hobbit houses made primarily from discarded objects, for the front display case at the school. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
A family of ducks crossed Lougheed Highway with the help of a good samaritan on Tuesday. (Monique Patton/Special to The News)

Good Samaritan helps family of ducks cross B.C. highway

Duckings follow mother duck navigating six lanes of traffic

A family of ducks crossed Lougheed Highway with the help of a good samaritan on Tuesday. (Monique Patton/Special to The News)
Lesser sandhill crane. (Wiki-Common)

The Nature Nut

Rosamund Pojar

  • Apr 21, 2022
Lesser sandhill crane. (Wiki-Common)
Big Eutsuk Lake, west of Burns Lake, back in the 1940s (Doug Van Tine photo/Lakes District News)

The beautiful wildlife of the Burns Lake area

Contributed by Doug Van Tine It was about six miles to Sinclair…

Big Eutsuk Lake, west of Burns Lake, back in the 1940s (Doug Van Tine photo/Lakes District News)