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School District #91 school bus.

Few drivers make for long rides on rural Burns Lake route

Grassy Plains School needs a at least one bus driver

School District #91 school bus.
John Rustad, who has represented the riding of Nechako Lakes, since 2009 and first joined the provincial legislature in 2005, announced Feb. 15 he is joining Conservative Party of B.C. (File photo)
John Rustad, who has represented the riding of Nechako Lakes, since 2009 and first joined the provincial legislature in 2005, announced Feb. 16 he is joining Conservative Party of B.C.
John Rustad, who has represented the riding of Nechako Lakes, since 2009 and first joined the provincial legislature in 2005, announced Feb. 15 he is joining Conservative Party of B.C. (File photo)
John Rustad, who has represented the riding of Nechako Lakes, since 2009 and first joined the provincial legislature in 2005, announced Feb. 16 he is joining Conservative Party of B.C.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 50

Valentine to the Burns Lake Legion

Councillors take back the tax bill handed RCL Branch 50

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 50
Provincial courthouse in Burns Lake.

Charlie case next step set for this week in Burns Lake court

Robert Charlie’s pre-sentencing proceedings delayed until 23rd

Provincial courthouse in Burns Lake.
“Way Back Wednesdays” A good old northern hockey game! downtown Burns Lake Circa 1921. If this picture could talk, what do you think it would tell us about the last 100 years?” Each week Lakes District News in conjunction with the centennial committee will be publishing a retro photo. The Burns Lake Centennial celebration will take place Aug. 17 – 20. (Submitted photo/Lakes District News)

Way back Wednesdays

“Way Back Wednesdays” A good old northern hockey game! downtown Burns Lake…

  • Feb 22, 2023
“Way Back Wednesdays” A good old northern hockey game! downtown Burns Lake Circa 1921. If this picture could talk, what do you think it would tell us about the last 100 years?” Each week Lakes District News in conjunction with the centennial committee will be publishing a retro photo. The Burns Lake Centennial celebration will take place Aug. 17 – 20. (Submitted photo/Lakes District News)
The graudating class of 2023 held a fund rasier at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 50 in Burns Lake.  The offered a steak dinner on Feb. 14 – raising over $2200. (Submitted photo/Lakes District News)

Grad fund raiser

The graduating class of 2023 held a successful fund raiser at the…

  • Feb 22, 2023
The graudating class of 2023 held a fund rasier at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 50 in Burns Lake.  The offered a steak dinner on Feb. 14 – raising over $2200. (Submitted photo/Lakes District News)
First Nations LNG Alliance chief executive officer Karen Ogen. (Contributed photo)

Energy companies sign up with First Nations LNG Alliance

Blend of industry and First Nations called a significant move

First Nations LNG Alliance chief executive officer Karen Ogen. (Contributed photo)
The forest fell down around the popular Kager Lake Trail when a windstorm felled hundreds of trees. (Chris Paulson photo/Lakes District News)

Tree cheers for Burns Lake bike trail cleanup

Kager Lake Trail gets picked up after blowdown

The forest fell down around the popular Kager Lake Trail when a windstorm felled hundreds of trees. (Chris Paulson photo/Lakes District News)
The Indigenous community on the shores of Burns Lake, early years of the twentieth century. (Lakes District Museum photo/Lakes District News)

Founding the settlement of Burns Lake

A redheaded adventurer named Trygarn Pelham Lyster “Barney” Mulvany is credited with…

  • Feb 22, 2023
The Indigenous community on the shores of Burns Lake, early years of the twentieth century. (Lakes District Museum photo/Lakes District News)
Open mic

Open mic fun night again

The Burns Lake Coffee House held another jammin’ evening, it was another…

  • Feb 22, 2023
Open mic
Howie Miller

Howie Miller entertains in Burns Lake

Lakes Animal Friendship Society brought in funny guy Howie Miller on Feb.…

  • Feb 22, 2023
Howie Miller
Rick Scott and Nico Rhodes will perform in Burns Lake Feb. 23 – get your tickets now. This great entertainment is brought to by the Lakes District Arts Council. (Submitted photo/Lakes District News)

Rick Scott and Nico Rhodes to perform in Burns Lake

Incredible musicians, wonderful entertainers are coming to Burns Lake on Thursday Feb.…

  • Feb 22, 2023
Rick Scott and Nico Rhodes will perform in Burns Lake Feb. 23 – get your tickets now. This great entertainment is brought to by the Lakes District Arts Council. (Submitted photo/Lakes District News)
Heavy snow warning

Heavy snow warning in the Burns Lake area

Environment Canada has issued a heavy snow warning for the Burns Lake…

  • Feb 20, 2023
Heavy snow warning
First Nations LNG Alliance former board member Chief Dan George, chief executive officer Karen Ogen and board member Chief Clifford White in Victoria in front of the Legislative Buildings in 2018. (File photo)

Energy companies sign up with First Nations LNG Alliance

Blend of industry and First Nations called a significant move

First Nations LNG Alliance former board member Chief Dan George, chief executive officer Karen Ogen and board member Chief Clifford White in Victoria in front of the Legislative Buildings in 2018. (File photo)
Bonnie Forsythe with her family at the Coachman Apartments complex in Terrace. They were among four evacuated families able to secure new housing so far. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

Skeena MLA asks province to buy rundown Terrace building

Province should tap $5.7 billion budget surplus, says MLA Ellis Ross

Bonnie Forsythe with her family at the Coachman Apartments complex in Terrace. They were among four evacuated families able to secure new housing so far. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)
Coachman Apartments tenant Vivian Wright shows black mould covering the ceiling of her shower. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/terrace Standard)

Mould a health risk to tenants of rundown Terrace building

BC Centre for Disease Control finds Coachman Apartments unsafe to live in

Coachman Apartments tenant Vivian Wright shows black mould covering the ceiling of her shower. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/terrace Standard)
Second murder in Prince George within two weeks. (file photo)

1 woman charged in Prince George Valentine’s Day murder

Danika Payou of Prince George charged with second degree murder

Second murder in Prince George within two weeks. (file photo)
Freda Campbell. Among many accomplishments, Campbell developed OnTrack: Tahltan Essential Skills Database, which lets Tahltan people access job opportunities in Tahltan Territory. (Submitted photo)

Tahltan woman wins Indigenous Trailblazer award

Freda Campbell has worked with communities directly affected by mining for over 15 years

Freda Campbell. Among many accomplishments, Campbell developed OnTrack: Tahltan Essential Skills Database, which lets Tahltan people access job opportunities in Tahltan Territory. (Submitted photo)
cold smoke

Cold Smoke Drag Races in Burns Lake

The Burns Lake Snowmobile Club held the Cold Smoke Drags on Feb.…

  • Feb 15, 2023
cold smoke
“Way Back Wednesdays: A Century Together. If you haven’t already heard, Burns Lake is now a centenarian. This excerpt is from the Lakes District News issue from Sept. 12, 1973. A message from the mayor when Burns Lake celebrated their golden anniversary - 50 years. Each week Lakes District News in conjunction with the centennial committee will be publishing a retro photo. A big thank you to Treva Chicione for bringing us a copy of the 50th anniversary edition of Lakes District News.

Way back Wednesdays

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

  • Feb 15, 2023
“Way Back Wednesdays: A Century Together. If you haven’t already heard, Burns Lake is now a centenarian. This excerpt is from the Lakes District News issue from Sept. 12, 1973. A message from the mayor when Burns Lake celebrated their golden anniversary - 50 years. Each week Lakes District News in conjunction with the centennial committee will be publishing a retro photo. A big thank you to Treva Chicione for bringing us a copy of the 50th anniversary edition of Lakes District News.
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