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Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry is among 16 people honoured with the 2021 Order of B.C. Aug. 2 for their contributions to the province. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

Dr. Bonnie Henry among 16 awarded Order of B.C.

2021 honourees include Indigenous leaders, artists, doctors

Campfire

Campfire prohibition to be lifted throughout Northwest including Burns Lake and Prince George Fire Centres

Make sure that any fire is completely extinguished, and the ashes are cold to the touch before leaving the area for any length of time

  • Jul 28, 2021
(L-R) Lianne Olson from Rio Tinto handing out mugs and smores to local resident Helen Michell. (Laura Blackwell photo)

Skins Lake campground opened for the season

The Skins Lake Spillway Campground is now opened for the season, after…

  • Jul 28, 2021
The Rotary Club of Burns Lake’s Bill Gilgan Youth Citizen of the Year award went to Rory Creighton. (L-R) Rotary youth committee chair Brent Petersen, Rory Creighton, Steve Wilejto, rotarian Jack Brown and Sandra Barth from the Lakes District Arts Council. In front is John Barth also from the arts council. (Submitted photo/Lakes District News.)

Rory Creighton wins Rotary award

Chosen for volunteering within the community

The Rotary Club of Burns Lake’s Bill Gilgan Youth Citizen of the Year award went to Rory Creighton. (L-R) Rotary youth committee chair Brent Petersen, Rory Creighton, Steve Wilejto, rotarian Jack Brown and Sandra Barth from the Lakes District Arts Council. In front is John Barth also from the arts council. (Submitted photo/Lakes District News.)
Rufus hummingbird captured by Wren Gilgan. (Wren Gilgan photo/Lakes District News)

Burns Lake local clicks a Rufous Hummingbird

Burns Lake local Wren Gilgan managed to capture a shot of this…

  • Jul 28, 2021
Rufus hummingbird captured by Wren Gilgan. (Wren Gilgan photo/Lakes District News)
A young Patrick Caden when he joined the military. (Submitted/Lakes District News)
A young Patrick Caden when he joined the military. (Submitted/Lakes District News)
Roughly 16 folks attended between the two information sessions held by UFFCA for the Endako weir construction. (Teaira Bishop photo/Lakes District News)
Roughly 16 folks attended between the two information sessions held by UFFCA for the Endako weir construction. (Teaira Bishop photo/Lakes District News)
Burns Lake Community Forest held their annual open house and barbeque on July 22 this year. (Teaira Bishop photos/Lakes District News)
Burns Lake Community Forest held their annual open house and barbeque on July 22 this year. (Teaira Bishop photos/Lakes District News)
CN Train

Three fires along railway in Burns Lake

The Burns Lake Fire Hall has responded to three fires along the…

  • Jul 28, 2021
CN Train

Lakes District Museum society nominated for provincial award

The BC Museums Association announced last week that the Lakes District Museum…

  • Jul 28, 2021
(L-R) Chief Luggi, Chief Corrina Leween and National Chief RoseAnne Archibald.

Assembly of First Nations National Chief RoseAnne Archibald meets with Burns Lake elected chiefs and councils

In a rare and historic event, the newly elected Assembly of First…

  • Jul 28, 2021
(L-R) Chief Luggi, Chief Corrina Leween and National Chief RoseAnne Archibald.
Mamma bear with three cubs

Community grieves mama bear and three cubs

The killing of a mother bear and capture of her three cubs…

  • Jul 28, 2021
Mamma bear with three cubs
white bark tree planting

Cheslatta Carrier replenishing Whitebark Pine for future generations

The Cheslatta Carrier Nation (CCN) had their first tree planting session of…

  • Jul 28, 2021
white bark tree planting
Saul Creek flood

Saul Creek overlfows and floods town

The Lakes District has experienced some heavy rainstorms recently, but none of…

  • Jul 28, 2021
Saul Creek flood
Circus Cyaneus - Northern Harrier (Wren Gilgan photo/Lakes District News)

Prey survey

This Hen Harrier or Circus Cyaneus, was spotted mid-flight against the magnificent…

  • Jul 28, 2021
Circus Cyaneus - Northern Harrier (Wren Gilgan photo/Lakes District News)
Unifor Local 2301 have confirmed with its members that they are absolutely on strike and will be withdrawing their services as of midnight tonight. (Rio Tinto)

Unifor Local 2301 confirms strike to commence as of midnight tonight: July 25

The union confirmed they are absolutely on strike and will be withdrawing services starting July 25

Unifor Local 2301 have confirmed with its members that they are absolutely on strike and will be withdrawing their services as of midnight tonight. (Rio Tinto)
Unifor Local 2301 extended its strike notice until midnight on July 24. If no agreement is made, picketing will begin to take place on the road leading to the smelter cafeteria gate and the main smelter gate. (Rio Tinto)

Union extends collective agreement process for another 24 hours: Unifor Local 2301

The deadline extension will give the union an opportunity to satisfy the mandate given by membership

Unifor Local 2301 extended its strike notice until midnight on July 24. If no agreement is made, picketing will begin to take place on the road leading to the smelter cafeteria gate and the main smelter gate. (Rio Tinto)
Unifor Local 2301 members have commenced a work stoppage starting July 24 at 12:01 a.m. (Rio Tinto photo)

Unifor Local 2301 set to commence strike

The union has served a 72 hours strike notice, clearing the way for a work stoppage starting July 24

Unifor Local 2301 members have commenced a work stoppage starting July 24 at 12:01 a.m. (Rio Tinto photo)
Gerow Island Bridge

Gerow Island Bridge

In the early 1900s, men and women living in the Lakes District…

  • Jul 21, 2021
Gerow Island Bridge
Pipeline

Coastal Gaslink Pipeline to further advancements this summer

In its update for June, Coastal GasLink (CGL) has said it expects…

  • Jul 21, 2021
Pipeline