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Baldy Mountain Resort was shut down on Saturday after a fatal workplace accident. (Baldy Mountain picture)

70-year-old man killed in a workplace accident at Okanagan ski resort

BC Coroner and WorkSafe BC are investigating

A health care worker prepares to test a Coastal GasLink field worker for COVID-19. (Coastal GasLink photo)

Coastal GasLink begins COVID screening of pipeline workers

Construction is once again ramping up following Northern Health approval of COVID management plan

Students sold lunches all through January to raise the money. [L-R] Mrs. Benoit, Zander Burnett and his mother Jolene Sommerville. (DLES photo/Lakes District News)
Students sold lunches all through January to raise the money. [L-R] Mrs. Benoit, Zander Burnett and his mother Jolene Sommerville. (DLES photo/Lakes District News)
Decker Lake Elementary School’s exposure incident was from Dec. 3, 2020 to Dec. 4, 2020. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)

School attendance improves, as cases go down

Decker Lake Elementary school had the most recent COVID exposure incident in January

Decker Lake Elementary School’s exposure incident was from Dec. 3, 2020 to Dec. 4, 2020. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)
Jake eating pancake, Francois Lake Elementary. (Submitted/Lakes District News)

Francois Lake Elementary’s Valentines’ day breakfast

Francois Lake elementary’s annual pancake breakfast event for Valentine’s day was extra…

Jake eating pancake, Francois Lake Elementary. (Submitted/Lakes District News)
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There has been an increase in workers staying at the 7 Mile Lodge near Burns Lake, from 49 workers post-holiday break to 93 workers by end of January. (Lakes District News file photo)

Coastal GasLink gets a nod to increase workforce from 963 to 2,787 people

One new COVID case in section 1 of the pipeline identified; no lodge affected

There has been an increase in workers staying at the 7 Mile Lodge near Burns Lake, from 49 workers post-holiday break to 93 workers by end of January. (Lakes District News file photo)
Black water. (Submitted/Lakes District News)

Village responds swiftly to water main break

Upcoming water treatment plant to help resolve unclean water issues

Black water. (Submitted/Lakes District News)
Deane Gorsline, is a former Burns Lake resident who has been diagnosed with ALS. (Submitted/Lakes District News)

ALS Action Canada group ropes in political leaders

Hopes to get more support and ultimately better treatment options for Canadians

Deane Gorsline, is a former Burns Lake resident who has been diagnosed with ALS. (Submitted/Lakes District News)
The Topley Fire department will be using the funding towards new gear. (File photo)

Topley Fire Protection Society gets a $100,000 grant

Society among 132 recepients of the province’s Community Gaming Grant

The Topley Fire department will be using the funding towards new gear. (File photo)
WKE students during winter carnival 2021. (Cordell Ware photo/Lakes District News)

WKE students enjoy Winter Carnival 2021 in Burns Lake

Last week, students of the William Konkin Elementary school in Burns Lake,…

  • Feb 24, 2021
WKE students during winter carnival 2021. (Cordell Ware photo/Lakes District News)
Ellie Jones. (Submitted/Lakes District News)

Burns Lake gets a new Lakes Literacy coordinator

Former coordinator, Jennifer Petersen resigns after roughly 10 years

Ellie Jones. (Submitted/Lakes District News)
Burns Lake and District Chamber of Commerce had a busy three days of open house. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)
Burns Lake and District Chamber of Commerce had a busy three days of open house. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)
(Black Press file photo)

Charges laid against two suspects in pre-Christmas home invasion

An 88-year-old woman was hospitalized after being bear-sprayed in the face Dec. 18, 2020

(Black Press file photo)
13 pets, with 12 for each month and one for cover will be selected for the 2022 calendar. (BC SPCA photo/Lakes District News)

Enter your pet’s photos to win a spot in BC SPCA 2022 calendar

The contest is open until the midnight of Feb. 28

  • Feb 23, 2021
13 pets, with 12 for each month and one for cover will be selected for the 2022 calendar. (BC SPCA photo/Lakes District News)
Northern Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Brucejack mine, 65 km north of Stewart on Feb. 11, 2021. (Pretivm Photo)
Northern Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Brucejack Mine, 65 kilometres north of Stewart on Feb. 11, 2021. (Pretivm Photo)

Northern Health reports 20 more COVID-19 cases in outbreak at Brucejack Mine

So far, 42 people have tested positive, nine cases are active and self-isolating onsite

Northern Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Brucejack mine, 65 km north of Stewart on Feb. 11, 2021. (Pretivm Photo)
Northern Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Brucejack Mine, 65 kilometres north of Stewart on Feb. 11, 2021. (Pretivm Photo)
A collaborative genomic research project is underway to map the movements of 118 Northwest sockeye populations to better inform management decisions on at-risk stocks. (File photo)

Genomic study tracks 118 Northwest B.C. sockeye populations

Development of new tool will be used to help harvesters target healthy groups

A collaborative genomic research project is underway to map the movements of 118 Northwest sockeye populations to better inform management decisions on at-risk stocks. (File photo)
Snow. (Submitted/Lakes District News)

Freezing cold kills dog in Burns Lake

Pet neglect continues to be a big issue in the area

Snow. (Submitted/Lakes District News)
The grant program will run until Mar. 31 or as long as the funds last. (Unsplash photo/Houston Today)

Province launches new grant program to take businesses online

Will help businesses hit hard due to COVID-19 to cater to online customers

The grant program will run until Mar. 31 or as long as the funds last. (Unsplash photo/Houston Today)
One of the signs going along Hwy 16. (Dan Simmons photo/Lakes District News)

Two cow moose sign project billboards coming to Hwy. 16 near Topley

The project has received massive support from Burns Lake

One of the signs going along Hwy 16. (Dan Simmons photo/Lakes District News)