Burns Lake Lakes District News

Omineca Ski club launching Ski ambassdor program

Beginners and newbies to get a taste of skiing

  • Dec 16, 2020

Rinas’ hearing receives a new date

The defendant set to appear in the new year

  • Dec 16, 2020

Senior gift giving tree

Watch for the Christmas trees in Wild Roots & IDA RX Drug Mart, on those trees will be cards with seniors names and wish lists. Customers can come in and select a card, shop for that senior and they will have your gift wrapped and delivered to the seniors just before Christmas. Both stores are also offering a 10 per cent store discount for anyone shopping for the senior gift giving tree. Presents are already being wrapped at Wild Roots in preperation of delivery to Burns Lake seniors. What a great giving idea for Christmas (Priyanka Ketkar photos/Lakes District News)

  • Dec 16, 2020

Skiing at the farm in Palling

Beautiful fluffy snow and sunshine make for a perfect day to ski especially when you have such beautiful skiing options like the one at the farm in Palling. (Rachelle van Zanten photo/Lakes District News)

  • Dec 16, 2020

Smithers bailing facility for commericial cardboard on hold

Waste Management to transport regional district commercial cardboard to Prince George and Terrace

  • Dec 16, 2020

Stay away from ice and open water, says BLFR

Burns Lake Fire Rescue (BLFR) found two youngsters trying to cross a seemingly frozen Saul Creek, along the Eveneshen Trail, just below the fifth avenue water towers. While they are fine and were taken home safely, BLFR is urging parents to remind their kids to stay away from ice and open water. "People should check out the Canadian Red Cross site for excellent tips on the dangers of ice," said Rob Krause, the director of protective services. (BLFR photo/Lakes District News)

  • Dec 16, 2020

The almost-frozen Burns Lake

Burns Lake has almost frozen. Remeber any activity on ice comes with a risk. Test the thickness and follow these guidelines to determine if it is safe…• 4" (10cm) 1 person • 8" (20 cm) snowmobile • 12" (30 cm) car • 12"+ heavy truck

  • Dec 16, 2020

Things and habits I hope will remain long after the pandemic is just a memory

With talk around the possibility of vaccines becoming available soon, I feel it is time to reflect on some of the things that the pandemic brought upon us that could and should stay the same in a post-pandemic world.

  • Dec 16, 2020

WKE kids ‘growing’ kindness

William Konkin Elementary (WKE) students are breezing through their Build Grow Share Kindness Project. Last week, the kids built several new wooden crates and moves the first batch of seedlings into their tower gardens. "Our wonderful Grade 7 and Kindergarten students completed more wooden crates and moved our seedlings of lettuce and spinach to our tower garden. All classes have been working so hard on this project of kindness. I am so proud of our students and their efforts to build, grow, and share kindness," said Vice Principal Cordell Ware. (Submitted/Lakes District News)

  • Dec 16, 2020

Structure fire in Burns Lake

No injuries, but fire leaves the house substantially damaged

  • Dec 15, 2020

Large group rallies in Smithers against COVID-19 restrictions

Approximately 200 people gathered Dec. 12 for "Unmasking our Freedoms" event

  • Dec 14, 2020

Roy Henry Vickers and Lizzie Snow release second collaborative artwork

"What an honour to be able to hear his stories about First Nations culture, symbolism and rituals."

  • Dec 12, 2020

Haven’t been contacted after your COVID-19 test results yet?

Northern Health strained with surge in COVID-19 cases; asks people to expect delays

  • Dec 10, 2020

BC Hydro reduces rates by 0.61 per cent

Customers to receive a credit next year

  • Dec 9, 2020

Being better allies to those different from us

Juno and Umbrella Academy fame Canadian actor Elliot Page, revealed through a social media post last week that he is a transgender person.

  • Dec 9, 2020

Burns Lake thirft store closes its doors until further notice

Won't be accepting donations during this time

  • Dec 9, 2020

Cram the Cruiser 2020, a huge success

Red Apple organized Cram the Cruiser 2020, to collect toys for Santa Workshop was huge hit in Burns Lake. The Burns Lake RCMP and the Burns Lake Fire Rescue participated in the event to encourage people to give in the toy drive, on the last day of the collection drive. Several Burns Lakers stopped by to make donations and visit with Santa. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)

  • Dec 9, 2020

Decker Lake Huskies prepping for Christmas

The Decker Lake Huskies have started working towards getting non-perishable food items for the food drive and new winter gear to decorate the Decker Lake Elementary's tree. For every item they bring, the students earn a raffle ticket and a random prize draw will be made at noon on Dec. 16. The DLES PAC is sponsoring this event and donating three prize baskets as well. (Submitted/Lakes District News)

  • Dec 9, 2020

Dolly Parton imagination library completes 2 years in Burns Lake

Over 2,500 books have gone in the community, says the Lakes Literacy coordinator

  • Dec 9, 2020