Local News

Comfor conference kicks off

The BC Community Forest Association’s conference and AGM is happening in Burns Lake

  • May 24th, 2018

May mayhem for Burns Lake fire department

Burns Lake fire department reports frequent calls

Study recommends jurors receive more financial and psychological support

Federal justice committee calls for 11 policy changes to mitigate juror stress

Grads receive BC Transit passes

BC Transit provides passes to graduating students in more than 50 communities

Who’s responsible for fixing potholes in Burns Lake?

Springtime the “worst time for roads”: LDM

Houston stabbing case hearing adjourned

Parents plead for more people involved to come forward

  • May 22nd, 2018
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Highway 16 pothole
Floodwater washes out Crow Creek Road
Logging on
Pipeline battles: Federal NDP, Liberals fall on opposite sides

No referendum on Eighth Avenue

Council opts to repave streets with reserve funds

What is the role of the regional district during floods?

The RDBN breaks down its functions during a flooding emergency

Southside fire department lacks funds: chief

Vehicles “not meeting requirements” for putting out structure fire

How prepared are first responders for washed-out roads?

Flooding prompts questions about readiness in emergencies

Former mayor’s court proceedings delayed

RCMP have said there could be more charges against Luke Strimbold

Council briefs

A round-up of news from Burns Lake village council

Life in the bush camp

Treeplanters talk about their daily grind in the forests of the Lakes District

Council calls for stakeholders meeting on college

RPEC says meeting will be fruitless without new data

Former daycare operator convicted of kidnapping

Zsuzsanna Holland has been found guilty of abucting a person under the age of 14

  • May 18th, 2018

“An awful roar”

Highway worker gives eyewitness account of spectacular flooding on Ootsa Nadina Road

Burns Lake RCMP seize tainted cannabis

Police find pot laced with opiates “on separate occasions” during past two weeks

Residents resort to footbridge

Photo shows footbridge installed by resident to cross stream after flood washed out road

  • May 16th, 2018

Sweeping salmon closures for recreational fishing

Zero retention of chinook on Skeena River and Nass River effective immediately for sport fishers