Burns Lake Lakes District News

Burns Lake council considers incentivizing home upgrades

Credit Union manager shares challenges facing homeowners

  • Feb 19, 2020


Burns Lake science fairs

On Feb. 11 and Feb. 13 William Konkin Elementary and Decker Lake Elementary Schools hosted their annual science fairs. The science fairs are made up of student projects and judges will determine which students will move on to the district science fair on Feb. 19. (Lakes District News & submitted photos)

  • Feb 19, 2020


It’s flu season

Northern Health recently dealt with an outbreak of influenza in the Prince Rupert Regional Hospital. Hospital visitors were asked not to visit the third floor where quarantined patients suffering from the flu were kept. That outbreak was declared officially over last week, so there is no concern of it spreading east, to areas like Burns Lake and Prince George.

  • Feb 19, 2020


Overnight home support available to Burns Lake seniors

Program 'first of its kind' in northern B.C.: Northern Health

  • Feb 19, 2020

Pipeline workers increase demand for local services

Approximately 120 workers staying in local accommodations

  • Feb 19, 2020

Regional district director to continue the work of his father

Chris Newell now represents the Houston/Granisle rural area

Swiss trip first of many planned by local biathlon skier

Cole Bender credits father for his competitive development

Winter carnival celebrated in Burns Lake

Hundreds of students at William Konkin Elementary school in Burns Lake filed into the gymnasium on Feb. 14 for a pancake breakfast supported by the Canadian Parents for French BC Yukon. After the breakfast students will be heading off to different carnival activities including: skating, curling, swimming, and cross-country skiing. And of course the friendly French snowman Bonhomme enjoyed the breakfast with the kids too. French immersion involves teaching subjects like history, geography, math and art in entirely in French and is geared towards developing bilingual students. French immersion remains popular province-wide, including in the northwest, and in Smithers some students have been put on waiting lists because of high demand from parents for spots in the program. The province's first French immersion program began in 1968 at Alderson Elementary in Coquitlam with 32 kindergarten students. Today, there is close to 60,000 students in French immersion classes, representing about 9.5 per cent of B.C's public school population. Over the last decade the number of immersion students has grown immensely. (Submitted photos)

  • Feb 19, 2020

WOW Bulkley Valley Credit Union make great donation

The Bulkley Valley Credit Union recently donated $1800 to the WOW bus and food share program. The bus currently goes to the Southside each Monday, Southside Health and Wellness Centre 10:45 a.m. - noon and Danskin, Cheslatta Training Centre, 12:20 - 1:40 p.m. and Southside Economic Development Association Building (SEDA) 2 - 3:10 p.m. On board they have food share items, free books for all ages, toys, and a new cupboard filled with puzzles and games for you to borrow. Borrowing books and participating in programs on the bus is always free. (Submitted photo)

  • Feb 19, 2020

Young Burns Lake resident launches career

A young Burns Lake resident-very young-has launched his own book writing career. Elias Lazenby Is only nine years old, but is already the author of numerous books, according to his mother, Tara. And he just made his first sale-to a friend in school, for five dollars.

  • Feb 19, 2020

Federal, B.C. ministers seek meeting with Wet’suwet’en in hope of blockade solution

Coastal GasLink signed agreements with all 20 elected band councils along the pipeline route

  • Feb 18, 2020

Wet’suwet’en and B.C. government have been talking Aboriginal title for a year

Coastal GasLink says it has agreements with all 20 elected First Nations councils along the 670-kilometre route

  • Feb 17, 2020

Village crews restore water service

A contractor inadvertently damaged a line

B.C. officials meet Wet’suwet’en chiefs over gas pipeline protest

Federal government needed to lift CN Rail blockade

Coastal GasLink goes back to work at Houston site

RCMP dismantle compound at Houston Community Hall and withdraw extra officers

  • Feb 13, 2020

Gitxsan man posts 2019 resignation from military after latest RCMP enforcement of pipeline order

Daryn Forsyth said he could no longer serve a Crown whose actions he disagreed with

  • Feb 13, 2020

Burns Lake seeks to expand splash park project

Revitalization considered for Radley Beach and Spirit Square

  • Feb 12, 2020

Burns Lake turns to Prince Rupert for inspiration

Village learns from redevelopment of Watson Island

  • Feb 12, 2020

Candidate withdraws from regional district byelection

Remaining candidate in by acclamation

Celebrating positive work

William Konkin Elementary School hosts a monthly SOAR gathering to recognize the great work and citizenship of the wonderful students. These gatherings are attended by proud students, parents/guardians, grandparents, and educators celebrating all the positive work our learners are doing here at WKE. Each month, different students are recognized and given a personalized award. For the month of January 25 students from Grades K - 7 were recognized. (L-R) Kevin Bird, Award: In recognition of thoughtfulness and compassion. Kalliegh Williams, Award: In recognition of helping out around the classroom, Josiah Lacerte, Award: In recognition of participating in reading comprehension discussions, Ryliegh Benson, Award: In recognition of collaborating with others to accomplish learning and tasks. (Submitted photos)

  • Feb 12, 2020