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Frank Sapach and his dog Samantha stop in Terrace on their way to Prince George. (Binny Paul/Terrace Standard)

A man and his dog are travelling across Canada to raise awareness for abused, elderly people

Frank Sapach is heading to Prince George along Hwy 16 to file a complaint with Northern Health

LDSS grad accepts donation from Burns Lake Comfor (Submitted photo/Lakes District News)

Burns Lake Comfor donates

LDSS graduates accepts donation from Burns Lake Comfor in support of dry…

  • May 18, 2022
Huckleberry copper mine site south of Houston. It’s been closed since 2016. (Imperial Metals photo)

Imperial Metals places re-opening of Huckleberry mine on its ‘to do’ list

But first wants to restart operations at Mt. Polley in the Cariboo

(L-R) Scott Zayac, executive director for The Link and Babine Forest Products representative Daniella Oake. (Submitted photo/Lakes District News)

A very generous donation from Babine Forest Products and partners

Hampton Lumber, Babine Forest Products and Decker Lake Forest Products donated $25,000…

  • May 18, 2022
(L-R) Scott Zayac, executive director for The Link and Babine Forest Products representative Daniella Oake. (Submitted photo/Lakes District News)
Burns Lake paramedic Vivian, community paramedic Guy Epkens-Shaffer and Burns Lake paramedic Andrew. Laura Blackwell photo/Lakes District News)

Burns Lake community paramedic

Burns Lake paramedics stand with Guy Epkens-Shaffer – Burns Lake Community paramedic.…

  • May 18, 2022
Burns Lake paramedic Vivian, community paramedic Guy Epkens-Shaffer and Burns Lake paramedic Andrew. Laura Blackwell photo/Lakes District News)
WKE kindergarten students (Laura Blackwell photo/Lakes District News)

William Konkin Elementary School in Burns Lake shows kindness

On May 12, William Konkin Elementary School in Burns Lake celebrated Moose…

  • May 18, 2022
WKE kindergarten students (Laura Blackwell photo/Lakes District News)
Maria Belén Bisotto and Luis Garnero, from a small town called Adelia María, in Córdoba, Argentina made a stop in Burns Lake. (Submitted photo/Lakes District News)

Couple from Argentina discovers Burns Lake on their road-trip to Alaska; shares travel tips

Extend stay in the village, charmed by the hospitality of the community

  • May 18, 2022
Maria Belén Bisotto and Luis Garnero, from a small town called Adelia María, in Córdoba, Argentina made a stop in Burns Lake. (Submitted photo/Lakes District News)
Snow geese stop over in Burns Lake (Submitted photo/Lakes District News)

Snow geese stop in for a visit to Burns Lake

Burns Lake resident, Boni Lambert’s daughter Kelly captured this photo of snow…

  • May 18, 2022
Snow geese stop over in Burns Lake (Submitted photo/Lakes District News)
Tech support scams

Be wary of tech support scams

Scams have left Burns Lake residents with charges of $300 to $900

  • May 18, 2022
Tech support scams
The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit is investigating a homicide that occurred over the weekend in Sooke. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Police have ‘person of interest’ in Sooke murder probe

Parties involved known to each other, police say

The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit is investigating a homicide that occurred over the weekend in Sooke. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Aws Abduljaleel, his wife, Ganna Lutsenko, a family doctor with more than 15-years experience, and their 10-year-old son Iusef Abduljaleel. (Submitted photo/Lakes District News)

Ukrainian family set to come to Burns Lake

Efforts by councillor Charlie Rensby bear fruit

  • May 11, 2022
Aws Abduljaleel, his wife, Ganna Lutsenko, a family doctor with more than 15-years experience, and their 10-year-old son Iusef Abduljaleel. (Submitted photo/Lakes District News)
UBC Healthcare roadshow

Roadshow meant to attract students to a healthcare profession

School stops made along Hwy. 16, Burns Lake being one of them

UBC Healthcare roadshow
Brotherly love. It doesn’t get much bigger then when you donate a kidney to your brother. (L-R) Neil with his brother Michael right after surgery at Vancouver General Hospital. (Carrie Blackwell photo/Lakes District News)

Burns Lake man has new lease on life after kidney donation from brother

“I’m feeling better than I’ve felt for years,” says Michael Blackwell

  • May 11, 2022
Brotherly love. It doesn’t get much bigger then when you donate a kidney to your brother. (L-R) Neil with his brother Michael right after surgery at Vancouver General Hospital. (Carrie Blackwell photo/Lakes District News)
Pipeline

CGL pipeline 62 per cent done, says TC Energy spokesperson

Thousands of workers to return to region in late May, with Indigenous contractors working on section seven

  • May 11, 2022
Pipeline
Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako

Regional leaders question suitability of Energy Step Code for rural homes

Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako directors worry traditional log homes could be prohibited

  • May 11, 2022
Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako
Lakes District Maintenance (File photo/Lakes District News)

Lakes District Maintenance wraps up winter operations

Operations manager urges people to drive carefully around roadside workers

  • May 11, 2022
Lakes District Maintenance (File photo/Lakes District News)
Coastal GasLink has been fined for a second time this year for erosion and sedimentation control violations by the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office. (CGL photo)

Coastal GasLink receives second fine for erosion control violations

Several inspection by Environmental Assessment Office found non-compliance with EA certificate

Coastal GasLink has been fined for a second time this year for erosion and sedimentation control violations by the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office. (CGL photo)
Taylor Bachrach stands up to speak in the Chamber during Question Period on 11 February, 2022. (Photo: Bernard Thibodeau, House of Commons Photo Services)

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP introduces bill to give 16-year-olds right to vote

Taylor Bachrach argues issues of the day have a profound impact on youth

Taylor Bachrach stands up to speak in the Chamber during Question Period on 11 February, 2022. (Photo: Bernard Thibodeau, House of Commons Photo Services)
Ken Lavigne performance of ‘3 Knights with a Tenor’  in Burns Lake

Ken Lavigne takes Burns Lake

A small but mighty and enthusiastic audience applauded and often cheered Ken…

  • May 4, 2022
Ken Lavigne performance of ‘3 Knights with a Tenor’  in Burns Lake
(L) Daniel & Carla Burkholder and family, Shawn & Tanya Burkholder and family, Jesse & Louella Martin and family (team leader), one young lady from B.C., eight young men from Ontario, and two young men from Alberta. (Submitted photo/Lakes District News).

Burns Lake family heads to Merritt for post-flood clean up effort

Burkholders supporting work of non-profit help crew

  • May 4, 2022
(L) Daniel & Carla Burkholder and family, Shawn & Tanya Burkholder and family, Jesse & Louella Martin and family (team leader), one young lady from B.C., eight young men from Ontario, and two young men from Alberta. (Submitted photo/Lakes District News).