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The Kispiox First Nation has reached an agreement with the province of B.C. to pursue commercial cannabis opportunities. (file photo)

B.C.’s Kispiox First Nation strikes deal for commercial cannabis operation

Northwest-based First Nation have entered a new agreement with the province

From left: Tahltans Harlan Inkster; Rick McLean; Hon. Jeanie McLean (Dendys), Yukon minister of education and minister responsible for the women and gender equity directorate; Erin Paul; Chad Thomas; and Jerry Asp accept the Indigenous Business of the Year for Northern B.C. Award on behalf of TNDC at the 5th Annual Arctic Indigenous Investment Conference in Whitehorse, presented by the Yukon First Nation Chamber of Commerce. (Contributed photo)

Tahltan business arm named business of the year

The Tahltan Nation Development Corporation honoured by Arctic Indigenous Investment Conference

Workcamp at Seabridge Gold’s KSM project in northwest B.C. (Seabridge Gold photo)

Seabridge to spend $150 million to bring northwest B.C. gold mine project to “substantially started”

Spending made possible by investment by Sprott and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Fund

Workcamp at Seabridge Gold’s KSM project in northwest B.C. (Seabridge Gold photo)
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Clive the dog returns to Burns Lake Public Library

Clive the emotional support dog stopped by the Burns Lake Public Library…

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Anita’s Organic Mill co-owner Taylor Gemmel outside the Chilliwack location. (Michelle Gemmel submitted file photo)

Nature’s Path acquires majority interest in Chilliwack organic food business

Largest organic cereal and snack maker buys into Anita’s Organic Mill

Anita’s Organic Mill co-owner Taylor Gemmel outside the Chilliwack location. (Michelle Gemmel submitted file photo)
Red Chris mine’s Australia-themed dump truck tray pays homage to the partnership of the three nations involved on the site. (Newcrest Mining photo)

Prefeasibility study extends northwest B.C. gold mine life by 30 years

Red Chris mine suitable for block caving technique with estimated 8.1 million ounces of gold

Red Chris mine’s Australia-themed dump truck tray pays homage to the partnership of the three nations involved on the site. (Newcrest Mining photo)
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Vilage of Burns Lake town council approves more funding for Water Treatment Plant

The Village of Burns Lake will allocate over $17,000 to complete additional projects

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Curtailing water usage for watering lawns or washing cars is being advised by the village. (Black Press Media file photo)

Conserve water, urges the village of Burns Lake

Issues a summer watering restrictions advisory

Curtailing water usage for watering lawns or washing cars is being advised by the village. (Black Press Media file photo)
Drumming and singing from three LBN Singers and one Student at the end, the lady is Marion Smith, Eugene Patrick, Wilf Plasway Jr & Bernard Patrick. The language program has 16 students enrolled into the program and 3 Instructors: Rosalie Macdonald, Louise Lacerte and Beatrice Michell. (Rosalie Macdonald photo/Lakes Distric News)

Drums and music at CNC for Aboriginal Day theme

In the last week of June, the Indigenous Language Proficiency Degree program…

  • Jul 7, 2021
Drumming and singing from three LBN Singers and one Student at the end, the lady is Marion Smith, Eugene Patrick, Wilf Plasway Jr & Bernard Patrick. The language program has 16 students enrolled into the program and 3 Instructors: Rosalie Macdonald, Louise Lacerte and Beatrice Michell. (Rosalie Macdonald photo/Lakes Distric News)
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Stay cool, Burns Lake! Dangerous heat wave headed our way, warns Environment Canada

A dangerous heat wave is headed towards Northern regions of British Columbia…

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The first cruise ship of the 2019 season – the Celebrity Eclipse – docks in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Tourism spending in Canada dropped by almost 50 per cent in 2020

Tourism-related jobs dropped by almost 29 per cent

The first cruise ship of the 2019 season – the Celebrity Eclipse – docks in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria’s Fairmont Empress hotel closed for three months in late 2020, early 2021, to undergo renovations in leveraging slower hotel traffic because of COVID-19 restrictions. A new report from Statistics Canada find many businesses in the accommodation and food services sector are bracing for another tough year. (Courtesy of Fairmont Empress hotel)

Survey finds Canada’s hospitality industry has low expectations for year ahead

Almost 87 per cent of businesses in accommodation and food services report lower revenues in 2020

Victoria’s Fairmont Empress hotel closed for three months in late 2020, early 2021, to undergo renovations in leveraging slower hotel traffic because of COVID-19 restrictions. A new report from Statistics Canada find many businesses in the accommodation and food services sector are bracing for another tough year. (Courtesy of Fairmont Empress hotel)
Beeswax chap stick at P&B Feeds in Burns Lake

Beeswax chap stick at P&B Feeds in Burns Lake

Waste turns into lip balm

  • Sep 9, 2020
Beeswax chap stick at P&B Feeds in Burns Lake
The Pines gets a $3,000 funding from Bulkley Valley Credit Union

The Pines gets a $3,000 funding from Bulkley Valley Credit Union

The Pines nursing home in Burns Lake received a $3,000 funding from…

  • Jul 15, 2020
The Pines gets a $3,000 funding from Bulkley Valley Credit Union
Skeena Resources, Tahltan prez excited by purchase of Eskay Creek

Skeena Resources, Tahltan prez excited by purchase of Eskay Creek

Skeena gets full control of mine, Barrick gets 12 per cent of Skeena and a one per cent royalty

Skeena Resources, Tahltan prez excited by purchase of Eskay Creek
Burns Lake Community Market’s 2020 opening day, a roaring success

Burns Lake Community Market’s 2020 opening day, a roaring success

The Burns Lake and District Chamber of Commerce organized the first Community…

Burns Lake Community Market’s 2020 opening day, a roaring success
Wild Roots was the winner for the Canada Day decor contest. (Priyanka Ketkar photo)

The Burns Lake Chamber of Commerce’s contest gets shops in the Canada Day spirit

The Burns Lake and District Chamber of Commerce held a Canada Day…

Wild Roots was the winner for the Canada Day decor contest. (Priyanka Ketkar photo)
Burns Lake and District Chamber of Commerce sets up information booth at Radley Beach

Burns Lake and District Chamber of Commerce sets up information booth at Radley Beach

The Burns Lake and District Chamber of Commerce started a second location…

  • Jul 8, 2020
Burns Lake and District Chamber of Commerce sets up information booth at Radley Beach
Kat Gellerman brings years of experience in the food business to her new store, Chef Sense Supplies, in downtown Courtenay. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Edible straws one B.C. entrepreneur’s latest weapon in war against plastic

Kat Gellerman has spent more than 20 years working in the food business

Kat Gellerman brings years of experience in the food business to her new store, Chef Sense Supplies, in downtown Courtenay. Photo by Mike Chouinard