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A Chilliwack psychiatric nurse has accepted a 12-month suspension after engaging in an intimate relationship with a former client.

Chilliwack psychiatric nurse suspended after violating professional boundaries

Ashley Grittner engaged in an intimate relationship with a vulnerable former client

The Aleutian Isle sees the surface for the first time on Sept. 17, over a month after it sank off of San Juan Island. (Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest)

Fuel-leaking fishing boat pulled to surface one month after sinking near Victoria

Ongoing response looks to move the boat without releasing remaining fuel

Rebecca Onstein with her mom at the Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace on Sept. 22. (Submitted photo)

‘No place will take her’: No help for Terrace senior in “life or limb” condition

“If they don’t get my mom out she’ll lose her leg or she will die. And that’s not fair,” says daughter

Rebecca Onstein with her mom at the Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace on Sept. 22. (Submitted photo)
Aerial shot of LNG Canada’s Cedar Valley Lodge, which accommodates oil and gas workers on the project site in Kitimat. the Indigenous Resource Network believes the cap would endanger Indigenous investments in oil and gas like this one and others the Haisla First Nation is involved with. (Photo courtesy of LNG Canada)

Indigenous group opposes Liberal government emissions cap policy

Resource Network says policy jeopardizes Indigenous investments in oil and gas projects

Aerial shot of LNG Canada’s Cedar Valley Lodge, which accommodates oil and gas workers on the project site in Kitimat. the Indigenous Resource Network believes the cap would endanger Indigenous investments in oil and gas like this one and others the Haisla First Nation is involved with. (Photo courtesy of LNG Canada)
Greeted by cheering staff, Tour de North participants gather outside Canadian Tire in Williams Lake as they complete their ride. The tour, which started in Fort St. John, saw several challenges including a route change due to the Hudson’s Hope wildfires. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Greeted by cheering staff, Tour de North participants gather outside Canadian Tire in Williams Lake as they complete their ride. The tour, which started in Fort St. John, saw several challenges including a route change due to the Hudson’s Hope wildfires. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The view from a woman's car after she was forced to stop on Bailey Road while driving home early Saturday morning (Sept. 17). A man had placed large orange pylons in the middle of the road, and was later arrested by RCMP. (Facebook Messenger screenshot)

Chilliwack women frightened by unexpected road block

Driving home just after midnight, they came across a man placing pylons in the middle of Bailey Road

The view from a woman's car after she was forced to stop on Bailey Road while driving home early Saturday morning (Sept. 17). A man had placed large orange pylons in the middle of the road, and was later arrested by RCMP. (Facebook Messenger screenshot)
BC Conservation Officer Service said five U.S. citizens fishing on the Dean River near Bella Coola were fined for using barbed hooks. (BC Conservation Officer Facebook photo)

Five U.S. citizens fined for fishing with barbed hooks near Bella Coola

BC Conservation officers caught them during a patrol of the Dean River

BC Conservation Officer Service said five U.S. citizens fishing on the Dean River near Bella Coola were fined for using barbed hooks. (BC Conservation Officer Facebook photo)
Pipeline camp at 7 Mile Camp. (Laura Blackwell photo/Lakes District News)
Pipeline camp at 7 Mile Camp. (Laura Blackwell photo/Lakes District News)
Beacon Theatre stained glass window

Beacon Theatre stained glass window in Burns Lake

Burns Lake’s Lakes District Film Appreciation Society’s (LDFAS) long-time project to renovate…

  • Sep 21, 2022
Beacon Theatre stained glass window

Questions raised around staff shortage at Burns Lake Hospital

Northern Health denies staff shortage during the incident

  • Sep 21, 2022
General manager Frank Varga presents a cheque for $23,000 to support the habitat assessment predator guild. (Submitted photo/Lakes District News)

Study analyzing wildlife’s reactions to changing landscape in Burns Lake, Houston and Smithers

102 active camera traps have been set up in the study area

  • Sep 21, 2022
General manager Frank Varga presents a cheque for $23,000 to support the habitat assessment predator guild. (Submitted photo/Lakes District News)
Back to school

It’s back to school in Burns Lake

Keyan was having fun with his mom as he drove off to…

  • Sep 21, 2022
Back to school
Starland

Happy 22 anniversary Starland Timber Mart

Starland Timber Mart held a customer appreciation day to celebrate their 22…

  • Sep 21, 2022
Starland
Lakes District Fall Fair heavy horse pull competition. (Nikki Shumka photo/Lakes District News)

Heavy horses and helpful boys

The Lakes District Fall Fair’s heavy horse competition took place last week.…

  • Sep 21, 2022
Lakes District Fall Fair heavy horse pull competition. (Nikki Shumka photo/Lakes District News)
Terry Fox Run

Terry Fox Run in Burns Lake

Once again the Burns Lake Terry Fox Run was a great success.…

  • Sep 21, 2022
Terry Fox Run
Liam Toews with general manager and head coach Stefan Fournier (Starr Spangler photo/Lakes District News)

Burns Lake Timbermen sign Liam Toews

Toews is the only local player from Burns Lake on the junior hockey team

Liam Toews with general manager and head coach Stefan Fournier (Starr Spangler photo/Lakes District News)
On Sept. 16 the Burns Lake Timbermen had a jersey unveiling along with a gathering to meet the new general manager and head coach – Stefan Fournier and other team members. (L-R) Raden Nishikawa, Arieus Carifelle, Stefan Fournier, Bailey Dyment, James Dyment - assistant coach, Aaron Johnson and Burns Lake local youth Liam Toews. More on page 9. (Starr Spangler photo/Lakes District News)

Burns Lake welcomes head coach for the Burns Lake Timbermen

Former NHL player now coach wants to be a role model for kids

  • Sep 21, 2022
On Sept. 16 the Burns Lake Timbermen had a jersey unveiling along with a gathering to meet the new general manager and head coach – Stefan Fournier and other team members. (L-R) Raden Nishikawa, Arieus Carifelle, Stefan Fournier, Bailey Dyment, James Dyment - assistant coach, Aaron Johnson and Burns Lake local youth Liam Toews. More on page 9. (Starr Spangler photo/Lakes District News)
Laura Henson and Joe Hendrix at the Nadina settlement. The log building in the background is Frank Gale’s store. (Lakes District Museum Society photo/Lakes District News)

A thriving community at the west end of Francois Lake

You would never know it today, but there was once a thriving…

  • Sep 21, 2022
Laura Henson and Joe Hendrix at the Nadina settlement. The log building in the background is Frank Gale’s store. (Lakes District Museum Society photo/Lakes District News)
A Williams Lake woman said she was a victim of a phone scam where the caller ID showed the call was from TELUS. (File image)

Be wary of cell phone scams, B.C. senior tricked out of $600 warns

A fake customer survey call was how the scammer got an account number

A Williams Lake woman said she was a victim of a phone scam where the caller ID showed the call was from TELUS. (File image)