Burns Lake Lakes District News

‘Lot of our concerns are still not being heard,’ say RDBN directors on CN’s response

Frustrated over lack of solutions, despite communicating their concerns to CN

  • Nov 25, 2020


Burns Lake might be getting a ticketing bylaw

Will help extend RCMP's authority to attend to noise complaints

  • Nov 25, 2020


Chairperson Thiessen and vice-chairperson Parker re-elected to RDBN board

The board voted unanimously on Nov. 19

  • Nov 25, 2020


Cheslatta members making wreaths with Wildroots

Bryanne and team over at Wildroots Flowers and Gifts conducted a workshop for members of Cheslatta Carrier Nation. The private workshop focused on teaching the members to make Christmas wreaths. (Submitted/Lakes District News)

  • Nov 25, 2020

Choosing the validity of one form of expression over other -is it fair?

When social media usage to take political stands first became popular, a lot of people, news outlets started quoting these as a way of reporting. I used to think it was lazy reporting and unnecessary to give some of these opinions a plaform, until I joined in and actually witnessed first-hand just how important it is to take note of what goes on in the virtual world.

  • Nov 25, 2020

Former Burns Lake local to play the first Indigenous character in a Hallmark movie

Barbara Patrick, a former LDSS student takes a huge step for the Indigenous community

  • Nov 25, 2020

Hearing for the Decker Lake stabbing incident postponed again

The accused requested the postponement

  • Nov 25, 2020

LDAC’s fourth virtual event is out

Here comes Lakes District Arts Council's fourth virtual event of the 20/21 season. Today's event will feature Mike Delamont's comedy theatre version of 'The War of 1812', and the artwork of The Second Storey Sketchers.

  • Nov 25, 2020

Omineca Ski Club making Covid-related changes

No more ski swap, seasonal rentals and suspension of lodge rental

  • Nov 25, 2020

The 2020 Rotary Club auction in Burns Lake a roaring success

The Burns Lake Rotary Club's annual auction was a success despite the changes they had to make due to Covid restrictions. Chantal Tom and Rick Dobbs were the co-chairs for the aution committee. Dobbs said, "We were just a little shy of the $50,000 mark but then Klaus Posselt from Tahtsa Timber decided to donate $50 for the first 30 pellets of firewood they have been selling, to bring us up to the $50k mark. Other years, we make it to around $30,000." Seen here Rick Dobbs (L) and rotarian Lynn Synotte. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)

  • Nov 25, 2020

What were the 2019 wages for RDBN employees?

The 2019 Schedule of Employee Remuneration and Expenses report is out

  • Nov 25, 2020

‘No action needed, unless directly contacted by public health,’ says Northern Health

Health authority assures community after confirmed COVID-19 exposure at a Burns Lake school

  • Nov 24, 2020

‘Officers ensured he was safe at the gas station,’ says the RCMP

Police respond to allegations of mistreatment of crash victim

  • Nov 18, 2020

Are you disposing your masks properly?

When the pandemic was just starting, the lockdowns suddenly seemed like a boon for earth where there were fewer vehicles on the roads, very few flights polluting the skies and hardly any ships disturbing the waters. There were surges in rare bird and animal sightings out in the open and it felt like the earth was getting some time to heal while us humans healed ourselves by staying indoors.

  • Nov 18, 2020

Fraudsters cost over $375,000 to the City of Prince George

The RCMP warns public to be wary of fraudsters

  • Nov 18, 2020

Granisle Health Centre move budget boosted

First bids were over projected cost

Kayakers replaced by swans at Burns Lake

With winter coming in early, all the kayakers and paddle-boarders seem to have packed away for the season, leaving the waters of Burns Lake pretty empty. These swans were seen floating along the empty Burns Lake last week, filling the void. (Shashank Bangera photo/Lakes District News)

  • Nov 18, 2020

Lakes freezing over already

With winter arriving at the beginning of October and prediction of colder days ahead, Kager Lake has already given the proof of the weather. The lake had already started freezing last week and was thick enough for kids to play some pond hockey. Four inches thick It should be ok to stand, skate, and ice fish on the surface and five inches or greater to be able to withstand most snowmobiles.(Sara Erickson photo/Lakes District News)

  • Nov 18, 2020