Burns Lake Lakes District News

Granisle receives $4.3 million funding for Wastewater Treatment plant upgrade

The village will finally get to upgrade the 49 years old plant

  • Aug 5, 2020

RDBN suspends carboard ban at Knockholt landfill

Reuse-Shed in RDBN continues to remain closed

  • Aug 5, 2020

SD91 and SD54 figuring out a back to school plan

B.C. government hopes to get students back to in-person classes

  • Aug 5, 2020

Spirit North Burns Lake conducting canoe, paddle board camp for indigenous kids

Rachelle van Zanten, the Community Program Director for the Burns Lake area for Spirit North is teaching a bunch of indigenous kids canoeing and paddle boarding - to be one with the land - Zanten leads the training courses for students at Morris Williams Elementary School and Woyenne Youth Centre on Lake Babine First Nation, and at the Wet'suwet'en First Nation. Canoeing and paddle boarding happens every Wednesday either on Burns Lake or on Kager Lake and there are separate batches for teens and younger kids. (Priyanka Ketkar photos)

  • Aug 5, 2020

The 1959 fire that destroyed the public school on Third Avenue in Burns Lake

The school by the Catholic Diocese of Caledonia was rebuilt in 1960

  • Aug 5, 2020

The freshly paved Fourth Avenue in Burns Lake

The paving for Fourth Avenue was recently undertaken along with pavement work for other avenues like the First, Third and Fifth. Curb installation and pavement work was done on these avenues. The plans for the pavement shifted slightly due to Covid-related delays and then further due to the wet summer that Burns Lake has been experiencing this year. (Priyanka Ketkar photo)

  • Aug 5, 2020

What is the BC Wildfire Service crew up to this year?

A look at what's happening with them this wet summer year

  • Aug 5, 2020

31 years and still no information on the missing Jack family

Sister Marlene Jack continues to look for answers

  • Jul 29, 2020

Betty Stewart, the champion for Burns Lake’s only accessible playground

The woman who considers herself as just a coordinator while the community recognizes her efforts

  • Jul 29, 2020

Burns Lake Community Forest completes 20 years

Celebrates with the community during their annual open house and BBQ

  • Jul 29, 2020

Burns Lake couple escapes the Econo Lodge Fire in time

Escapes unharmed but loses their belongings

  • Jul 29, 2020

Burns Lake local Dan Plante gets an Unsung Hero Award

The Canucks and BC Hockey organized this award to thank essential workers

  • Jul 29, 2020

Burns Lake’s B.C. Wildfire service organizes charity car wash

The B.C. Wildfire Service organized a car wash on July 25, to raise money for the Live It, Love It charity organization. Around 15 crew members were present at Burns Lake Husky where the car wash was organized. The Live It, Love It organization was founded by former Burns Lake local Jeff Scott, after he suffered life-changing injuries in a snowboarding accident that left him quadriplegic. The foundation for adaptive adventure makes it possible for people with disabilities to experience the outdoors in a way that seems impossible for many. The B.C. Wildfire Service crew raised approximately around $1,000 after the car wash event. For more information on the foundation, go to https://www.liveitloveit.org/ (Priyanka Ketkar photo)

  • Jul 29, 2020

Lakes District Printing Signs now for sale at a reduced price

Owner Hans Pangerl hopes his business will sell to a local

  • Jul 29, 2020

Local journalism is about rallying for the community not clicks

When I started my undergrad studies in journalism, I was a starry-eyed rookie wanting to change the world with words. However, the deeper I got in to journalism, the more disillusioned I became, until of course, I started working in local journalism.

  • Jul 29, 2020

Paving, construction in full swing in Burns Lake

Construction is in full-swing all throughout the Burns Lake downtown. The Third and Fourth avenue driveway let downs are expected to be completed this week while the Fifth Avenue curbs installation was completed last week and all avenues were opened for local traffic. The total budget for paving for 2020 as told by the village Chief Administrative Officer Sheryl Worthing is $640,000. The village is also contributing to the downtown parking lot paving project and the village's portion is approximately $60,000. Paving of the downtown parking lot was almost completed at the time of going to press. Overall, it has been a busy couple of weeks in the Burns Lake downtown. (Priyanka Ketkar photo)

  • Jul 29, 2020

Steven Rinas’ pre-trial conference set for August 12

Continues to remain in custody

  • Jul 29, 2020

The Lakes District Arts Council to give background music for the community market

The Lakes District Arts Council (LDAC) now have a booth at the Burns Lake Community Market to provide some live music. On July24 during the community market, Jim Loeb performed live at the LDAC booth. The intention of such a booth with live music is "just to provide some lively background music to the market while giving artists a chance to perform" and is not intended for people to come and gather around, due to the Covid restriction, said LDAC member John Barth. The community market happens every Friday at CNC parking lot. For more information for the market call the Chamber 250-692-3773.(Priyanka Ketkar photo)

  • Jul 29, 2020

The Southside 4-H club, the Topley 4-H club, auction will be going online this year

Each region's club will host their independent auction and achievement awards

  • Jul 29, 2020

Travelling nuns spark social media panic in Burns Lake

The six Catholic nuns with Alberta plates were seen driving around from Prince Rupert to Burns Lake

  • Jul 29, 2020