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The province of B.C. is requiring irrigators, industries, waterworks and others who use groundwater from a well or dugout for non-domestic use to apply for a water license by March of 2022. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

Less than 25% of users have applied for groundwater licence as B.C.’s deadline nears

Those without a licence could face fines, penalties and lose water rights

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Vaccine clinic in Margaret Patrick Memorial Centre in Burns Lake

A COVID-19 vaccination clinic is available at the Margaret Patrick Memorial Centre,…

All seven Pinnacle Renewable Energy plants in B.C., including the one near Burns Lake, were acquired by Drax Group in April. (File photo/Lakes District News)

Drax Group makes introduction to Burns Lake

U.K. based renewable energy giant acquired Pinnacle Renewable Energy in April

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Burns Lake Rotrary Club auction results

High number of donated items compared to previous years

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The Link is running a donor of the day donation campaign for businesses in Burns Lake. (Eddie Huband photo/Lakes District News)

Village of Burns Lake council to become ‘donor of the day’

Donating $500 to The Link’s holiday fundraising campaign

The Link is running a donor of the day donation campaign for businesses in Burns Lake. (Eddie Huband photo/Lakes District News)
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Mistletoe Mania Christmas Parade

This year’s parade in Burns Lake was a bit different with the…

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Parade, fireworks and Plaid Friday in Burns Lake

The Mistletoe Mania Christmas parade was a huge success even with the…

  • Dec 1, 2021
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Local vaccination rates continue to be low compared to other areas. (File photo/Lakes District News)

Burns Lake vaccination rates

Local area among the lowest rate of vaccination in region

Local vaccination rates continue to be low compared to other areas. (File photo/Lakes District News)
Over 55 per cent of the total progress of the pipeline is complete as of Oct. 31. (File photo/Lakes District News)

Coastal GasLink pipeline update

Progress report with numbers from October

Over 55 per cent of the total progress of the pipeline is complete as of Oct. 31. (File photo/Lakes District News)
After a struggle for days to get grocery inventory to Burns Lake and the Northern Region, stores are once again fully stocked. (Eddie Huband photo/Lakes District News)

Grocery stocks replenished in Burns Lake

Local stores say inventory levels are back to normal

After a struggle for days to get grocery inventory to Burns Lake and the Northern Region, stores are once again fully stocked. (Eddie Huband photo/Lakes District News)
VBL council will submit $10,000 of matching funds with the application for the $10,000 grant. (File photo/Lakes District News)

Burns Lake council applying for export development grant

Approved application for Export Development Fund

VBL council will submit $10,000 of matching funds with the application for the $10,000 grant. (File photo/Lakes District News)
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Senior curling returns to Burns Lake

Seniors curling has returned every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to…

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Hot Topics for Dec. 1

Previewing the latest top stories from the Lakes District News

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The RCMP arrested, and subsequently released, two more opponents of the Coastal GasLink pipeline for setting up a blockade near the construction site in Houston on Monday morning, Nov. 29. (Gidimt’en Checkpoint/ Facebook)
The RCMP arrested, and subsequently released, two more opponents of the Coastal GasLink pipeline for setting up a blockade near the construction site in Houston on Monday morning, Nov. 29. (Gidimt’en Checkpoint/ Facebook)
The neutered male has no permanent forms of identification. (BC SPCA Maple Ridge/Special to The News)

Are you this dog’s owner? BC SPCA looking out for dog displaced during Abbotsford flooding

The dog was brought from the Chilliwack branch to Maple Ridge due to evacuations

The neutered male has no permanent forms of identification. (BC SPCA Maple Ridge/Special to The News)
Cariboo Pulp and Paper in Quesnel will be shut down for the next 16 days due to a lack of pulp supply. (West Fraser Photo)

Quesnel pulp mill to shut down due to flooding and transportation issues

Around 220 employees have been temporarily laid off at two West Fraser pulp mills

Cariboo Pulp and Paper in Quesnel will be shut down for the next 16 days due to a lack of pulp supply. (West Fraser Photo)
Skeena MLA Ellis Ross. (Photo by Peter Versteege)
Skeena MLA Ellis Ross. (Photo by Peter Versteege)

Skeena MLA slams Leonardo DiCaprio for ‘misinformed’ support of pipeline opposition

‘Leonardo DiCaprio, you have no idea what you’re talking about’: Ellis Ross on actor’s pipeline tweet

Skeena MLA Ellis Ross. (Photo by Peter Versteege)
Skeena MLA Ellis Ross. (Photo by Peter Versteege)
Gitxsan Huwilp Government chiefs and matriarchs outside Stikine MLA Nathan Cullen’s Hazelton office on Nov. 27, 2021. (Git’luuhl’um’hetxwit Media/Twitter)
Gitxsan Huwilp Government chiefs and matriarchs outside Stikine MLA Nathan Cullen’s Hazelton office on Nov. 27, 2021. (Git’luuhl’um’hetxwit Media/Twitter)
There were 17 new cases in Burns Lake from the latest reporting period. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control)

Weekly COVID-19 numbers

Total of 381 active cases in Northern Health

There were 17 new cases in Burns Lake from the latest reporting period. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control)
Chilliwack’s Aaron Tschritter died in a car crash in the early hours of Nov. 25 in Texas. (Melissa Tschritter/ Facebook photo)

UPDATE: Chilliwack man reported missing dies in car crash in Texas

Chilliwack Realtor Aaron Tschritter died in an early-morning crash on expressway in Dallas

Chilliwack’s Aaron Tschritter died in a car crash in the early hours of Nov. 25 in Texas. (Melissa Tschritter/ Facebook photo)