Burns Lake Lakes District News

CNC Burns Lake campus produces eight nurses from their Practical Nursing program

The campus hosts a mini-celebration for the graduating nurses

  • Jul 1, 2020


Lucas Philips named the Youth Citizen of the year in Burns Lake

Lucas Phillips has been awarded the Burn Lake Rotary club's Bill Gilgan Youth Citizen of the Year award. Brent Peterson, who is the chair of the youth committee, told Lakes District News that the selection of the award was tough due to the various nominations they received however it made the committee realize "what an amazing group of youth citizens we have here in our little community". The committee receives the nominations, looks them over and chooses "the most deserving of the award" someone who embodies the values of Burns Lake Rotary Club which include community service and volunteerism, leadership, integrity, fellowship & diversity. "Lucas had a strong rapport with both his teachers and fellow students throughout high school, he maintained honour roll status while participating in a number of school activities such as, playing basketball and captaining the rugby team, guitar tutoring, performing an independent study through studio recording and engineering," said Peterson adding that Phillips was also active in supporting special needs students, was a member of the student voice & participated in WE day, project trails, project natural resource management and the forestry regional conference. Peterson also informed of Phillips various extra-curricular activities that contributed in the decision like volunteering at the Omenica ski club races, working at the fall fair in the concession and at the children's fair, refereeing at basketball tournaments, etc. "Lucas is very deserving of this award and truly emulates rotary's motto, 'Service above Self' - again, on behalf of rotary we would like to congratulate Lucas and we wish him all the best in his future endeavours," said Peterson. (Submitted)

  • Jul 1, 2020


Burns Lake, don’t miss this Canada Day virtual celebration

The Burns Lake and District Chamber of Commerce, The Village of Burns Lake and the Lakes District Arts Council, in partnership with many individuals and groups in the Lakes District and beyond, proudly present:

  • Jun 30, 2020


ABC Communications to upgrade LTE system in 31 B.C. locations

The project is expected to be completed by 2021 summer

  • Jun 24, 2020

Beacon Theatre in Burns Lake to reopen its doors this Friday

The theatre will open to Trolls World Tour, amidst social distancing changes

  • Jun 24, 2020

Careful not to cross the line for just a few ‘likes’

On Friday, the Alaska National Guard air-lifted the famous "Into the Wild" bus and removed it, keeping in mind public safety. The long-abandoned Fairbanks bus was made famous after it was mentioned in the book Into the Wild, with a movie of the same name, based on the journey and life of Chris McCandless, who lived and died in the bus in 1992.

  • Jun 24, 2020

FireSmart your garden to win a WASP home sprinkler system

RDBN launches a contest to ensure fire safety for residents

  • Jun 24, 2020

Granisle residents to get a new health clinic at Babine Elementary-Secondary School

Northern Health hopes to begin construction in July 2020

  • Jun 24, 2020

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako to get funding for a Regional Business Liason position

NDIT to make this funding available to help enterprises during Covid

  • Jun 24, 2020

LDAC is back with this week’s Quarantunes

Good day and Happy Summer, LDAC members, supporters, sponsors and friends. VC #14 is just around the bend, featuring another edition of Quarantunes.

  • Jun 22, 2020

New rest area on Highway 16 between Vanderhoof and Burns Lake

The Savory Rest Area cost $2.3 million and construction began in August 2019.

  • Jun 19, 2020

Burns Lake businesses having a hard time recovering from Covid-19

Village urges them to reach out for assistance

  • Jun 17, 2020

Burns Lake Public Library will allow computer usage by appointments-only in phase 2

The partial re-opening expected to begin on June 16

  • Jun 17, 2020

Government of Canada announces $2.5 billion for Old Age Security

Seniors to receive a one-time special tax-free payment

  • Jun 17, 2020

Plans for Burns Lake seniors housing on fifth ave amended

Seniors will also get a courtyard

  • Jun 17, 2020

Province to go ahead with cow and calf moose harvest in Kootenay and Omineca regions

The two regions will also see wolf culling

  • Jun 17, 2020

The 2020 LDSS grads get a car parade, a grand march and commencement in Burns Lake

A unique experience due to Covid restrictions

  • Jun 17, 2020

Save-On-Foods and Western Family set to donate $300, 000 to Canadian food banks

The Share It Forward campaign to last seven days

  • Jun 11, 2020

Adam Tibbetts Senior wanted by the Burns Lake RCMP

The police are looking at him for multiple offenses

  • Jun 10, 2020

Burns Lake LDSS graduates receive a cheque from the Return-It depot

The graduating class of Lakes District Secondary School (LDSS) received a cheque from the Burns Lake Return-It depot, from the account created in their name, at the beginning of last year by Becky Thompson, one of the parents. The Burns Lake community who chose to donate their deposits for the empties towards the graduate account, helped raise a total of $1178.75 in a year. A few students came to the Return-It depot to receive the cheque and Jared Myram (extreme right in the picture), presented the cheque to the students. Pictured left to right are grad parents Gina Strimbold and Becky Thompson with students Brianna Bjorgan, Daria Strimbold, Logan Thompson, Jean Hopegood, Aedan Conlon, Sara Wipfli and Matthew Sackney. (Priyanka Ketkar picture)

  • Jun 10, 2020