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Snowfall warning. (Weather Canada photo/Lakes District News)

Snowfall warning for Lakes District

Prepare for changing and deteriorating travel conditions

Vice President Kamala Harris listens as President Joe Biden speaks about distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, in the East Room of the White House, Monday, May 17, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

VIDEO: U.S. President Biden boosting world COVID vaccine sharing commitment to 80M doses

Biden administration hasn’t yet said how the new commitment of vaccines will be shared

Trina Hunt's remains were found in the Hope area on March 29. Her family is asking the public to think back to the weekend prior to when she went missing. (Photo courtesy of IHIT.)

Cousin of missing woman found in Hope says she won’t have closure until death is solved

Trina Hunt’s family urges Hope residents to check dashcam, photos to help find her killer

Jonathan Prest had to climb way up to the top of a dead red cedar tree to rescue a terrified cat, but he made it up and down successfully. (Facebook photos)

Tree cutter rescues cat stuck 100 feet up a dead and dried-out cedar

Jonathan Prest put himself in extreme peril to get a terrified cat out of a dangerous situation

Jonathan Prest had to climb way up to the top of a dead red cedar tree to rescue a terrified cat, but he made it up and down successfully. (Facebook photos)
Prescribed Burn to take place in Burns Lake. (Burns Lake Community Forest Facebook photo/Lakes District News)

Prescribed fire in Burns Lake on May 14

Smoke might be visible

  • May 13, 2021
Prescribed Burn to take place in Burns Lake. (Burns Lake Community Forest Facebook photo/Lakes District News)
BC Housing minister David Eby. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

Eby jabs back against Penticton mayor’s ad urging BC Premier to intervene in shelter dispute

Eby writes that Penticton’s ‘serious’ social issues won’t improve under leadership of the mayor

BC Housing minister David Eby. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
Ms. Erickson’s grade 4/5 class volunteering at the Link. (Jesse Fairley photo/Lakes District News)
Ms. Erickson’s grade 4/5 class volunteering at the Link. (Jesse Fairley photo/Lakes District News)
LDSS students working on creating bike racks during the metals class. (Blaine Hastings photo/Lakes District News)

LDSS students building bike racks

The Lakes District Secondary School’s (LDSS) metal class taught by Blaine Hastings…

  • May 12, 2021
LDSS students working on creating bike racks during the metals class. (Blaine Hastings photo/Lakes District News)
Burns Lake local Wren Gilgan, captured this Bear family after their winter snooze in the woods near the community. (Wren Gilgan photo/Lakes District News)
Burns Lake local Wren Gilgan, captured this Bear family after their winter snooze in the woods near the community. (Wren Gilgan photo/Lakes District News)
Vaccine. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)

Register on Get Vaccinated site for second dose

Health officials urging everyone, including those with first dose to register

Vaccine. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)
Key Oh Lodge wins award 2021. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)

Key-Oh Lodge bags 2021 Loved by Guest award

Burns Lake’s Key-Oh Lodge has bagged a Hotels.com Loved by Guests award…

  • May 12, 2021
Key Oh Lodge wins award 2021. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)
Poop Blindness. (Bernice Magee photo/Lakes District News)

Clean-up after your dogs in Burns Lake

Despite a glaring sign reading “In order to keep this a dog…

  • May 12, 2021
Poop Blindness. (Bernice Magee photo/Lakes District News)
Boil water advisory. (File photo)

Wet’suwet’en First Nation’s long-term boil water advisory lifted

The province has no long-term water advisories in place

Boil water advisory. (File photo)
The Lakes District Fall fair has been cancelled second time in a row. (Lakes District News file photo)

Here’s why the Lakes District Fall Fair was cancelled

The association hoping to hold the fair in 2022

The Lakes District Fall fair has been cancelled second time in a row. (Lakes District News file photo)
Jeanette Cayanga fulfilling a customer order for a flower basket. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)
Jeanette Cayanga fulfilling a customer order for a flower basket. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)
The two billboards for the Cow Moose Sign project arrived in Topley last week with Justin Cradock, owner of Pitbull Trucking Ltd. and the area is now getting prepared for installation. (Dan Simmons photo/Lakes District News)

Cow Moose sign project billboards arrive in Topley

Two billboards for the Cow Moose Sign project have arrived in Topley…

The two billboards for the Cow Moose Sign project arrived in Topley last week with Justin Cradock, owner of Pitbull Trucking Ltd. and the area is now getting prepared for installation. (Dan Simmons photo/Lakes District News)
RCMP. (Black Press File)
RCMP. (Black Press File)
Parks Canada and Tla-o-qui-aht public works dig the washed up Princess M out from sand along the south shore of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Rescue attempt costs man his boat off Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Coast Guard response questioned after volunteer responder’s speedboat capsizes in heavy swells

Parks Canada and Tla-o-qui-aht public works dig the washed up Princess M out from sand along the south shore of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. (Nora O’Malley photo)
“Skeena,” by John Hudson and Paul Hanslow is one of five fonts in the running to become the default for Microsoft systems and Office programs. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Font named after Skeena River could become the next Microsoft default

One of the five new fonts will replace Calibri, which has been Microsoft’s default since 2007

“Skeena,” by John Hudson and Paul Hanslow is one of five fonts in the running to become the default for Microsoft systems and Office programs. (Black Press Media File Photo)
CGL’s graphic of the month showing planned activity for summer. (CGL update/Lakes District News)

Coastal GasLink reaches 692 km pipe delivery milestone

2 new COVID cases linked with pipeline accomodations

CGL’s graphic of the month showing planned activity for summer. (CGL update/Lakes District News)