Year: 2020

Hydro pole removed on 9th Avenue
The first major snowfall of the year delayed the removal and relocation of a hydro pole on 9th as part of the District of Houston's major infrastructure project there. But it was successfully removed Nov. 24 and the roadway is now free of the obstruction. (Laura Blackwell photo/ Houston Today)

Wire Service / December 2, 2020

Did you spot the Elf yet?
The festive fun started in Burns Lake last Friday, with little elves sitting on shelves of various stores around the village. The Holiday Quest: Elf I Spy contest organized by the Burns Lake & District Chamber of Commerce, will run from Nov. 27 to Dec. 12. To participate in this contest, community members can pick up their 'Elf I Spy' cards from Alternative Grounds. Upon finding the elves, record the name of the store in the appropriate box on the card. You will have until 2 p.m. on Dec. 12 to return the card to win a $10,000 Santa Bucks draw. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)

Wire Service / December 2, 2020

Breaking taboo and silence around miscarriages -need of the hour
Last week, when Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex revealed of her miscarriage in a personal essay, it was not only revealing of the deep pain and grief that she went through, but also revealing of the fact that there is still a long way to go before the world accepts that miscarriages are normal and accepts women's right to grieve.

Wire Service / December 2, 2020

Houston’s Christmas light-up went virtual
Houston & District Chamber of Commerce hosted this year's Christmas light-up virtually, to ensure people follow the provincial health mandates and don't gather in crowds. The light-up was showcased via Facebook Live on Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. where the Steelhead Park was lit-up for the season. After the light-up at the park, a light-up parade led by Santa with help from Houston Fire Department, went through the community, starting from Steelhead Park. The chamber encouraged community members to sign up to be part of the parade. Community members were encouraged to decorate their vehicles with Christmas lights and that way they were automatically entered into chamber's best decorated vehicle contest. (Angelique Houlihan photos/Houston Today)

Wire Service / December 2, 2020

Breakfast with Santa in Burns Lake
Part of the Fun Frost Family Festival organized by the Burns Lake Chamber of Commerce was breakfast with Santa. A tasty and successful breakfast was held at Alternative Grounds triumphing over the forces of COVID. Look at page 10 for more schedule of more fun events. (John Barth photo/Lakes District News)

Wire Service / December 2, 2020

Breaking taboo and silence around miscarriages -need of the hour
Last week, when Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex revealed of her miscarriage in a personal essay, it was not only revealing of the deep pain and grief that she went through, but also revealing of the fact that there is still a long way to go before the world accepts that miscarriages are normal and accepts women's right to grieve.

Wire Service / December 2, 2020