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Questions around rail safety, firefighter safety, cleanup near the rail yards and tracks, whistle cessation, etc were raised during the RDBN meeting with CN. (File photo)

‘Lot of our concerns are still not being heard,’ say RDBN directors on CN’s response

Frustrated over lack of solutions, despite communicating their concerns to CN

The snowfall last week might have stopped everyone in their tracks but has put things in motion for the Omineca Ski Club with trails ready and skiing started. (Omineca Ski Club photo/Lakes District News)

Omineca Ski Club making Covid-related changes

No more ski swap, seasonal rentals and suspension of lodge rental

RDBN’s 2019 employee remunerations and expenses report is out. (Lakes District News file photo)

What were the 2019 wages for RDBN employees?

The 2019 Schedule of Employee Remuneration and Expenses report is out

The Burns Lake RCMP is supportive of having a ticketing bylaw in place even though there would be limitations on what they could ticket on. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)

Burns Lake might be getting a ticketing bylaw

Will help extend RCMP’s authority to attend to noise complaints

The Burns Lake RCMP is supportive of having a ticketing bylaw in place even though there would be limitations on what they could ticket on. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)
Cheslatta workshop at Wildroots. (Submitted/Lakes District News)

Cheslatta members making wreaths with Wildroots

Bryanne and team over at Wildroots Flowers and Gifts conducted a workshop…

  • Nov 25, 2020
Cheslatta workshop at Wildroots. (Submitted/Lakes District News)
RDBN board meeting. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)
RDBN board meeting. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)
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Steven Rinas’ hearing has been postponed again. (File photo)

Hearing for the Decker Lake stabbing incident postponed again

The accused requested the postponement

Steven Rinas’ hearing has been postponed again. (File photo)
Barbara Patrick. (Submitted/Lakes District News)

Former Burns Lake local to play the first Indigenous character in a Hallmark movie

Barbara Patrick, a former LDSS student takes a huge step for the Indigenous community

Barbara Patrick. (Submitted/Lakes District News)
Rick Dobbs and Lynn Synotte holding up auction items during the annual Rotary auction 2020. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)

The 2020 Rotary Club auction in Burns Lake a roaring success

The Burns Lake Rotary Club’s annual auction was a success despite the…

  • Nov 25, 2020
Rick Dobbs and Lynn Synotte holding up auction items during the annual Rotary auction 2020. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)
William Konkin Elementary school in Burns Lake, sent home letters with students, informing familes of a confirmed COVID-19 exposure incident. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)

‘No action needed, unless directly contacted by public health,’ says Northern Health

Health authority assures community after confirmed COVID-19 exposure at a Burns Lake school

William Konkin Elementary school in Burns Lake, sent home letters with students, informing familes of a confirmed COVID-19 exposure incident. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)
An aerial shot of Cedar Valley Lodge this past August, LNG Canada’s newest accommodation for workers. This is where several employees are isolating after a COVID-19 outbreak was declared last Thursday (Nov. 19). (Photo courtesy of LNG Canada)

41 positive COVID-19 cases associated with the LNG Canada site outbreak

Thirty-four of the 41 cases remain active, according to Northern Health

An aerial shot of Cedar Valley Lodge this past August, LNG Canada’s newest accommodation for workers. This is where several employees are isolating after a COVID-19 outbreak was declared last Thursday (Nov. 19). (Photo courtesy of LNG Canada)
Cases have gone up in Northern Health in the past week, as they have all over B.C. (K-J Millar/Black Press Media)

Northern Health reports new highest number of COVID-19 cases in one day

Nineteen cases were reported to Public Health last Tuesday (Nov. 17)

Cases have gone up in Northern Health in the past week, as they have all over B.C. (K-J Millar/Black Press Media)
(Photo courtesy of LNG Canada)
An aerial shot of Cedar Valley Lodge this past August, LNG Canada’s newest accommodation for workers. This is where several employees are isolating after a COVID-19 outbreak was declared Thursday.

COVID-19 outbreak at LNG Canada Project site

14 employees have tested positive for COVID-19 at this time

(Photo courtesy of LNG Canada)
An aerial shot of Cedar Valley Lodge this past August, LNG Canada’s newest accommodation for workers. This is where several employees are isolating after a COVID-19 outbreak was declared Thursday.
A giant wave crashes into the rocks off Amphitrite Point Lighthouse in Ucluelet on Nov. 17, 2020. (Nora O’Malley photo)
A giant wave crashes into the rocks off Amphitrite Point Lighthouse in Ucluelet on Nov. 17, 2020. (Nora O’Malley photo)
The LINK food centre preparing hampers as a new format for distributing food during Covid. (Submitted/Lakes District News)

LINK’s cash donation drive for holiday season begins

Cash donations to help expand the organization’s outreach

The LINK food centre preparing hampers as a new format for distributing food during Covid. (Submitted/Lakes District News)
The pick-up truck crashed in a pole but no one involved was harmed. (Submitted/Lakes District News

‘Officers ensured he was safe at the gas station,’ says the RCMP

Police respond to allegations of mistreatment of crash victim

The pick-up truck crashed in a pole but no one involved was harmed. (Submitted/Lakes District News
Close up photo shows the condition of one of the two buildings the Village of Granisle has now decided to demolish. (Village of Granisle photo)

Village to tear down derelict structures

Owner did not respond to village demand to do the work

Close up photo shows the condition of one of the two buildings the Village of Granisle has now decided to demolish. (Village of Granisle photo)
B.C. Liberal Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad. (File photo)

Final vote count confirms Rustad victory

This is his fifth electoral victory

B.C. Liberal Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad. (File photo)
Village (Priyanka Ketkar photo)

Who’s getting paid how much in the Village of Burns Lake?

The 2019 Schedule of Employee Remuneration and Expenses report is out

Village (Priyanka Ketkar photo)
Scam. (File photo)
Scam. (File photo)