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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

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

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
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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
Opponents of the Coastal GasLink pipeline in northern B.C. protest outside the BC Legislature building in Victoria on Jan. 24, 2020. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Former UN committee member defends stance on Coastal GasLink pipeline

First Nations LNG Alliance accused UN committee, human rights watchdog of not doing their research

Opponents of the Coastal GasLink pipeline in northern B.C. protest outside the BC Legislature building in Victoria on Jan. 24, 2020. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Lake Babine Nation grand opening

Lake Babine Nation grand opening

About 30 people gathered for the grand opening of the newly renovated…

  • Dec 18, 2019
Lake Babine Nation grand opening
Interfor’s Adams Lake division is applying to take over the Canfor timber rights from the Vavenby sawmill that’s closing this month, which is predicted to be good news for Adams Lake mill employees. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week)

Canfor shareholders reject Pattison’s takeover offer

Lumber company says offer had just 45% support from minority shareholders

Interfor’s Adams Lake division is applying to take over the Canfor timber rights from the Vavenby sawmill that’s closing this month, which is predicted to be good news for Adams Lake mill employees. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week)
Coastal GasLink receives first delivery of pipe sections

Coastal GasLink receives first delivery of pipe sections

Company expects to begin welding and pipe laying in 2020

Coastal GasLink receives first delivery of pipe sections
Business Excellence Awards in Burns Lake

Business Excellence Awards in Burns Lake

The Burns Lake & District Chamber of Commerce held its annual Business…

  • Oct 23, 2019
Business Excellence Awards in Burns Lake
The Smithers courthouse. (File photo)

Judge reserves sentencing until Dec. 9 in Giesbrecht trial

Crown asks for 12-15 years of parole ineligibility

The Smithers courthouse. (File photo)
Stikine MLA and Rural Development Minister Doug Donaldson (right) meets with Gidimt’en checkpoint spokesperson Molly Wickham (left) and Unist’ot’en and Gidimt’en supporter Mel Bazil in January. Wickham endorsed Green Party candidate Mike Sawyer for the Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding in a video that was posted to Sawyer’s campaign website and Facebook page on Wednesday. (Twitter photo)

Molly Wickham endorses Skeena-Bulkley Valley Green candidate Mike Sawyer

In July, Wickham filed a lawsuit against CGL over the destruction of the Gidimt’en checkpoint camp

Stikine MLA and Rural Development Minister Doug Donaldson (right) meets with Gidimt’en checkpoint spokesperson Molly Wickham (left) and Unist’ot’en and Gidimt’en supporter Mel Bazil in January. Wickham endorsed Green Party candidate Mike Sawyer for the Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding in a video that was posted to Sawyer’s campaign website and Facebook page on Wednesday. (Twitter photo)