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Teck Northern Cup Race

The Omineca Ski Club held their Teck Northern Cup Race. Approximately 85…

  • Feb 8, 2023
Cariboo-Chilcotin hockey superstar Carey Price, citing Indigenous rights to hunt, was one of the many Canadian firearms enthusiasts who said the proposed gun ban went too far. (Carey Price social media photo)

Liberals lower their weapons on rifle prohibition

Surprise amendments to Bill C-21 have been retracted

Lakes Artisan Cooperative rents the space on 586 Highway 16 location from the Village of Burns Lake,. (Ted Douglas photo/Lakes District News)

Village of Burns Lake stirs the room more mill

Three municipal spaces opened up for Expressions Of Interest

This map is an overview of the lands involved in the initial return of Crown land to Lake Babine National control. (courtesy of Lake Babine Nation)

Lake Babine Nation has land parcels returned by Crown

An intial 20,000 hecatares has been transfered, more expected

This map is an overview of the lands involved in the initial return of Crown land to Lake Babine National control. (courtesy of Lake Babine Nation)
The Village of Burns Lake has now started their yearly budget meetings, they will go now until February.

Bigger Burns Lake bills mean higher taxes or lower services

Council mulls how to balance the next budget

The Village of Burns Lake has now started their yearly budget meetings, they will go now until February.
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Friendship dance

On Feb. 1 William Konkin Elementary School held a friendship dance. The…

  • Feb 8, 2023
wke friendship dance
Decker lk science fair

Decker Lake science fair – Einsteins in the making

Decker Lake Elementary School held their science fair on Feb. 1 students…

  • Feb 8, 2023
Decker lk science fair
Photo from the 1960s

Way back Wednesdays

“Way Back Wednesdays: A Century Together. If you haven’t already heard, Burns…

  • Feb 8, 2023
Photo from the 1960s
Overdose deaths remain high in the area and within northwestern B.C. (Photo courtesy B.C. Emergency Health Services)

Overdose deaths remain high from Topley to Witset

Six people died from overdoses in 2022 and 10 in 2021

Overdose deaths remain high in the area and within northwestern B.C. (Photo courtesy B.C. Emergency Health Services)
Comedian Howie Miller will perform at LDSS for an animal welfare fundraiser. Image Credit: Contributed

Howling for Howie in Burns Lake

Comedian Howie Miller here for the LAFS

Comedian Howie Miller will perform at LDSS for an animal welfare fundraiser. Image Credit: Contributed
Timbermen player Connor Ratt (rear) jockeys for position with Braves Alumni player Steve Stanyer. (Michael Riis Christionson photo/Lakes District News)

Alumni hockey fun tourney held in Burns Lake

The Burns Lake Timbermen held a fun alumni game in Burns Lake…

  • Feb 8, 2023
Timbermen player Connor Ratt (rear) jockeys for position with Braves Alumni player Steve Stanyer. (Michael Riis Christionson photo/Lakes District News)
Burns Lake Minor Hockey U7 held a home tournament Sunday. Teams from Vanderhoof, Houston, Fraser Lake and Smithers, along with two U7 Burns Lake teams. (Sarah Green photo/Lakes District News)

U7 hockey games

Burns Lake Minor Hockey U7 held a home tournament Sunday. Teams from…

  • Feb 8, 2023
Burns Lake Minor Hockey U7 held a home tournament Sunday. Teams from Vanderhoof, Houston, Fraser Lake and Smithers, along with two U7 Burns Lake teams. (Sarah Green photo/Lakes District News)
Work to fix the McConnell Crescent landslide has started with plans to finish end of April. (Submitted photo/McElhanney)

Work finally starts on Terrace landslide fix

Work on McConnell Crescent landslide fix to finish this spring, contractor says

Work to fix the McConnell Crescent landslide has started with plans to finish end of April. (Submitted photo/McElhanney)
A mainstay employer in Terrace, Skeena Sawmills, is closing for an extended period of time as of Feb. 8. (file photo)
A logging truck arrives at Skeena Sawmills at Terrace on Nov. 26, 2021. (File photo)

Skeena Sawmills in Terrace announces temporary closure

High operating costs, low prices cited as factors

A mainstay employer in Terrace, Skeena Sawmills, is closing for an extended period of time as of Feb. 8. (file photo)
A logging truck arrives at Skeena Sawmills at Terrace on Nov. 26, 2021. (File photo)
The 37 Grille in Kitwanga fully engulfed in flames Feb. 3. (Facebook photo).

No one injured in Kitwanga restaurant fire that destroys popular eatery

‘Utterly heartbreaking’: Carley Faulkner on watching her business turn to ash

The 37 Grille in Kitwanga fully engulfed in flames Feb. 3. (Facebook photo).
Man dead, another in hospital after two seperate head-on collisions Wednesday. (File photo)

1 man dead, 1 badly injured in 2 head-on collisions Wednesday: Terrace RCMP

2 separate cars drove into oncoming trucks within less than 2 hours on different roadways

Man dead, another in hospital after two seperate head-on collisions Wednesday. (File photo)
UNBC’s nursing program is expanding with a new location in Prince George (Submitted photo)
UNBC’s nursing program is expanding with a new location in Prince George (Submitted photo)
Toxic drug alerts can now be received via texts in northern B.C. (File photo)
Toxic drug alerts can now be received via texts in northern B.C. (File photo)
A First Nations house post, shown in a handout photo, is being returned to its home in B.C. after 138 years, including spending the last two decades in storage at Harvard University in Massachusetts. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Gitxaala Nation

Return of house post connecting Gitxaala to their ancestors emotional for north coast Nation

Post has been shipped from Harvard University, expected to arrive in Prince Rupert next month

A First Nations house post, shown in a handout photo, is being returned to its home in B.C. after 138 years, including spending the last two decades in storage at Harvard University in Massachusetts. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Gitxaala Nation
Work continues along Coastal GasLink’s natural gas pipeline stretching from northeastern B.C. to the LNG Canada liquefied natural gas plant being built at Kitimat. (File photo)

$213K fine issued to Coastal GasLink pipeline for environmental breach in northwest B.C.

Fine is the third for the pipeline project that will move natural gas from Dawson Creek to Kitimat

Work continues along Coastal GasLink’s natural gas pipeline stretching from northeastern B.C. to the LNG Canada liquefied natural gas plant being built at Kitimat. (File photo)
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