Burns Lake Lakes District News

Prince George creator of #heartsofpg aimed to calm own anxiety over COVID-19

In one week, the movement has caught on worldwide


An RDBN study hears concerns of residents at local open houses

The Regional District of Bulkley Nechako's open houses for a study on the possibility of creating a recreation department have now ended. The purpose of the open houses was to get a better understanding of what local residents' needs were, and what they were willing to pay, in order to have an outdoor recreation management body of some kind created within RDBN.

  • Mar 25, 2020


Big money distribution

Burns Lake Community Forest presented the profit distribution cheques to Village of Burns Lake, Wet'suwet'en First Nation, and Burns Lake Band for fiscal 2018-2019. Shannon Haizimsque, Chief Maureen Luggi, mayor Doloris Funk, Chief Dan George and president of Burns Lake Community Forest Crystal Fisher (Lakes District News photo)

  • Mar 25, 2020


Citizens of the year announced in Burns Lake

The recipients of the Lakes District's Bill Konkin Citizens of the Year award has been announced. This year's recipients are Karen and Sean Broadworth, two valued members of the community. Karen and Sean are involved in a number of activities even now, and plan to move forward with this-even despite current coronavirus setbacks around group gatherings.

  • Mar 25, 2020

Hearts of Burns Lake

Hearts for Burns Lake is a social media movement happening all around the world. How it works is you just put a heart in your window. Draw, paint, cut out, print or do whatever works. Then walk or drive around town and see how much love your neighbours are sharing. You can even take pictures of fantastic finds and share them with the hashtag: #HeartsofBurnsLake. A simple and safe way to show love to our community. (Lakes District News photo)

  • Mar 25, 2020

How Burns Lake is dealing with the COVID-19

How Burns Lake is dealing with the COVID-19

  • Mar 25, 2020

Northern Health moves to restrict visitors amidst COVID-19 crisis

The COVD-19 virus has hit communities hard. Northern Health is taking added precautions to protect those who are most vulnerable-people with compromised immune systems and the elderly. The local hospitals and care facilities now have restrictions to help aid this battle.

  • Mar 25, 2020

Only essential visits allowed at Burns Lake Hospital

Northern Health is working in partnership with the Ministry of Health and BC Centre for Disease Control to respond to COVID-19. The situation is evolving quickly and their strategies are evolving to keep people in the communities they serve safe.

  • Mar 25, 2020

Prince George’s most wanted

On March 5, 2020 the Prince George RCMP released images and information about 10 persons with active arrest warrants. After two weeks, five of them still remain. The Prince George RCMP are asking for the public's help in locating the remaining five.

  • Mar 25, 2020

Progress being made along Coastal GasLink route

Pipe sections arriving at a storage site in Houston

RDBN Director Clint Lambert meets with success at BC Natural Resources Forum

Regional District of Bulkley Nechako Director, Clint Lambert, recently took a trip to the Prince George Civic and Conference Centre for the BC Natural Resources Forum.

  • Mar 25, 2020

Virtual concerts available in Burns Lake

The Lakes District Arts Council is launching a new service ... a series of virtual concerts.

  • Mar 25, 2020

Resources for businesses and workers dealing with COVID-19 layoffs and closures

Here is a list of resources to navigate the system during the global pandemic.

  • Mar 23, 2020

American traveller confirms positive for COVID-19 after returning home from Terrace

The man was a guest at Northern Escape Heli Skiing; company urges public to take warning seriously

  • Mar 22, 2020

Coastal GasLink trimming construction workforce

Part of COVID-19 prevention protocol

Babine Lake land transfer in progress; open house held to discuss transfer

Landowners around Babine Lake are questioning the Provincial Government's deal with Lake Babine Nation to transfer some crown lands in the region to the First Nation and are concerned the deal will make their properties land locked.

  • Mar 18, 2020

Bulkley Valley Credit Union donates to Burns Lake snowboarders

The Bulkley Valley Credit Union - Lakes District branch donated $1000 to the Lakes District Secondary School Snowboarding team. (Submitted photo)

  • Mar 18, 2020

Burns Lake Little League needs volunteers

The Burns Lake Little League is in serious need of volunteers, or the league may not be able to go ahead this year. The program has only been running for three years, and with limited personnel. The three returning volunteers are working hard to find ways to bring new people aboard.

  • Mar 18, 2020

Burns Lake Minor Hockey winners

Burns Lake Minor Hockey winners are as follows: $3500 Becky Thompson, $2000 Sheryl Worthing, $1500 Ken Chalmers. (Lakes District News photo)

  • Mar 18, 2020

CERS meets to plan wildfire season ahead in Burns Lake

The Chinook Emergency Response (CERS) has been hard at work since their creation in 2018. A recent meeting at Grassy Plains School yielded fruitful discussions between members.

  • Mar 18, 2020