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Rock climbing fun in Burns Lake

Kids from Burns Lake got a chance to practice their rock climbing…

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Hand sanitizer donation to seniors homes in Burns Lake

Lakes District Senior Housing Association Administrator Wendy Hiebert accepted a donation of…

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Burns Lake residents stand for Ukraine

(L-R) Sashka Macievich and Dean Lacey from Burns Lake showed their support…

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Oak Bay High students Kaelyn Bonner and Katherine Lee do preflight checks at the Victoria Flying Club, ahead of their discovery flight as part of the aviation and design program offered through the Greater Victoria School District. (Tom Aerts/Twitter)

Oak Bay student among those high on aviation possibilities

Greater Victoria School District helps kids fly with aviation and design program

Oak Bay High students Kaelyn Bonner and Katherine Lee do preflight checks at the Victoria Flying Club, ahead of their discovery flight as part of the aviation and design program offered through the Greater Victoria School District. (Tom Aerts/Twitter)
Ava Gambling sold her paintings to raise money to help Ukrainian people through the Canadian Red Cross. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

8-year-old Lower Mainland resident sells paintings to help Ukrainians

Ava Gambling and her brother James, 4, raised more than $1,000

Ava Gambling sold her paintings to raise money to help Ukrainian people through the Canadian Red Cross. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
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Stamp of approval from Burns Lake grouse

Gordon Flegg reconnected with his good friend Buddy the ruffed grouse, and…

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Lego hour at Burns Lake Public library

Kids ages 6-12 in Burns Lake are welcome to enjoy Lego hour…

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Geese caught in the 1940s in the Lakes District. (Doug Van Tine photo/Lakes District News)

Early days in the Lakes District

Contributed by Doug Van Tine The country was spectacular. We were able…

  • Mar 30, 2022
Geese caught in the 1940s in the Lakes District. (Doug Van Tine photo/Lakes District News)
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Pub N’ Tandoori Grill in Burns Lake serves lunch to students

Students at Francois Lake Elementary enjoyed a free lunch on March 16,…

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Thirsty bird in Burns Lake

This image of a pileated woodpecker taking a sip of water was…

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Cat walk on the trails near Burns Lake

Schmidt the cat decided to take a walk on the trails with…

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Accumulated pelts from Van tine guiding expeditions. (Doug Vantine photo/Lakes District News)

Van tine guiding through the years

Contributed by Doug Van Tine Our money was very short so in…

  • Mar 23, 2022
Accumulated pelts from Van tine guiding expeditions. (Doug Vantine photo/Lakes District News)
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St. Patty’s Day at Omineca Ski Club in Burns Lake

Top of the mornin’ to ya…the Omineca Ski Club held a St.…

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Aboriginal history and sharing week at CNC in Burns Lake

It was Aboriginal history and sharing week at the College of New…

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White Rock resident Brita Doubroff says her Fidget Blanket was developed with kids with autism in mind, but it also gaining traction for adults with dementia. (Contributed photo)

B.C. woman creates ‘fidget blanket’ for autism, dementia

Brita Doubroff says product can also benefit caregivers

White Rock resident Brita Doubroff says her Fidget Blanket was developed with kids with autism in mind, but it also gaining traction for adults with dementia. (Contributed photo)
The Langley Cineplex will screen the movie, The Guide to support and raise funds for Ukraine relief efforts. (Langley Advance Times Files)

Special screening of Ukraine movie in Langley to support relief efforts

More than 30 Cineplex theatres across country to participate

The Langley Cineplex will screen the movie, The Guide to support and raise funds for Ukraine relief efforts. (Langley Advance Times Files)
Hailey Townsend is making and selling yellow-and-blue bracelets to help raise money for Ukraine. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford girl raises $2,500 for Ukraine through homemade bracelet, bookmark sales

11-year-old has help from friend to collect donations for UNICEF emergency fund

Hailey Townsend is making and selling yellow-and-blue bracelets to help raise money for Ukraine. (Submitted photo)
Ootsa School students, with Doug Van Tine in the back row. (Submitted photo/Lakes District News)

An explosive dat at Ootsa School

Contributed by Doug Van Tine Our school was a one-room log building…

  • Mar 16, 2022
Ootsa School students, with Doug Van Tine in the back row. (Submitted photo/Lakes District News)
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Impressive skill at Burns Lake minor hockey hockey practice

It was quite the show at a U9 Burns Lake minor hockey…

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Omineca Ski Club rocks

Evidenced was found of some curiously stacked boulders along the ski trails…

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