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Drop-in curling in Burns Lake

Burns Lake residents were definitely in the winter Olympic spirit on Feb.…

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Actress Betty White poses for a portrait following her appearance on a television talk show in Burbank, California on Nov. 24, 2009. (File photo/Lakes District News)

Lakes Animal Friendship Society benefits from Betty White Challenge

Animal lovers in Burns Lake donate funds in honour of late actress

Actress Betty White poses for a portrait following her appearance on a television talk show in Burbank, California on Nov. 24, 2009. (File photo/Lakes District News)
Mary Lawley, pictured here before her diagnosis, has been seeking a kidney donor since 2019 due to kidney failure. (Submitted photo/Lakes District News)

Burns Lake family seeking donor help

Daughter of woman suffering kidney failure looking for solutions

Mary Lawley, pictured here before her diagnosis, has been seeking a kidney donor since 2019 due to kidney failure. (Submitted photo/Lakes District News)
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Mixed curling in Burns Lake

There was a great turnout for the Burns Lake mixed curling league…

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Sleeping swan on frozen Francois Lake

Burns Lake resident Wren Gilgan once again capture a magnificent photo of…

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Sasquatch sightings once again in Burns Lake

The Omineca Ski Club posted a funny photo via Facebook of Sasquatches…

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Benny Hanson, who turned 90 on Feb. 1, 2022, is a pump operator with the Celista Fire Department. (Celista Fire Department image)

90-year-old B.C. firefighter has always been one to keep busy

Benny Hanson said his philosophy was ‘change jobs every four years’

Benny Hanson, who turned 90 on Feb. 1, 2022, is a pump operator with the Celista Fire Department. (Celista Fire Department image)
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Burns Lake Minor Hockey practice

The U15 Burns Lake Bruins hit the ice for a tough practice…

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The development of the printing press in the 1400s led to the creation of books and other printed materials for the public to read. This file photo shows the first edition of the Alberni Valley News rolling through the press at the Black Press printing plant in Ladysmith. (Alberni Valley News file photo)

QUIZ: Celebrating the joy of reading

Family Literacy Day in Canada is held each year on Jan. 27.

The development of the printing press in the 1400s led to the creation of books and other printed materials for the public to read. This file photo shows the first edition of the Alberni Valley News rolling through the press at the Black Press printing plant in Ladysmith. (Alberni Valley News file photo)
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Skating lessons return in Burns Lake

Burns Lake aspiring skaters were enjoying youth skating lessons at the Tom…

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Canadian astronaut Cmdr. Chris Hadfield relaxes before launch, ahead of a past trip to the International Space Station. He spoke to Black Press Media this week about his time at Royal Roads Military College. (Courtesy Cmdr. Chris Hadfield)

B.C. university ‘renames’ stairway after alumni Chris Hadfield

‘For me it all started there, just up the hill from Hatley Castle,’ Canadian astronaut says

Canadian astronaut Cmdr. Chris Hadfield relaxes before launch, ahead of a past trip to the International Space Station. He spoke to Black Press Media this week about his time at Royal Roads Military College. (Courtesy Cmdr. Chris Hadfield)
School Distrcit 91 is working to bring international students to Lakes District Secondary School. (Eddie Huband photo/Lakes District News)

Host families needed in Burns Lake

International student program struggling to find available homes

School Distrcit 91 is working to bring international students to Lakes District Secondary School. (Eddie Huband photo/Lakes District News)
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Snowmobile time in Burns Lake

Riley Jubinville, a member of the Burns Lake Snowmobile Club, was seen…

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Volunteers from River Wrangler Sportfishing in the Mission Hills community deliver donations by boat after the floods affected dairy farms in Abbotsford in November 2021

BC Dairy thanks the community for over $850,000 flood relief donations, and shines a spotlight on local community heroes

British Columbians have come forward with an incredible show of support for…

  • Jan 10, 2022
Volunteers from River Wrangler Sportfishing in the Mission Hills community deliver donations by boat after the floods affected dairy farms in Abbotsford in November 2021
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Snowshoeing season is upon us

Jeremy Biffert, who was in town from Kamloops for the holidays visiting…

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Videos from throughout 2021 capture readers’ top animal encounters. (Black Press Media file photos)

Top animal videos from B.C.’s Vancouver Island in 2021

Look back at a year of adorable, breathtaking and unusual footage

Videos from throughout 2021 capture readers’ top animal encounters. (Black Press Media file photos)
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Feline Christmas miracle in Burns Lake

Local family has lost cat returned safe and sound

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Dragon Palace donates Christmas dinner

Staff at the Dragon Palace restaurant in Burns Lake made 75 hot…

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Horse and sleigh for Decker Lake Elementary

Students at Decker Lake Elementary School was treated to sleigh rides pulled…

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Tandoori makes lunch for Grassy Plains School

Tandoori Pub N’ Grill catered lunch for students and staff at Grassy…

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