Burns Lake Lakes District News

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

Parks and Outdoor Recreation Study presented to the RDBN board

RDBN directs staff to work on implementation strategy

  • Jul 1, 2020

Pelicans – a rare sighting but not a rare species for Burns Lake area

Wildlife consultant confirms their presence in interior B.C.

  • Jul 1, 2020

Splash park and boat launch get separate parking lots

Work restarts on the splash work

  • Jul 1, 2020

To mask or not to mask – that shouldn’t even be the question

It has always amused me how often humans barely value their own lives, let alone the lives of their fellow human beings. So it doesn't much surprise me when I see people drowning in endless debate over whether or not to wear masks publicly.

  • Jul 1, 2020

Vandals destroy property worth $10, 000 in Village of Fraser Lake

The village seeking information from public

  • 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

Burns Lake and District Chamber of Commerce receives $2000 grant to support local businesses

Gift certificates from local businesses and a weekly contest to help disburse the amount

  • 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

Lifeguard app launched to prevent drug overdoses

The province-backed app to notify first responders if things go wrong

  • Jun 24, 2020

The Burns Lake and District Chamber of Commerce gets a new batch of summer students

Students plan to ensure people have a great summer

  • 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

Village of Burns Lake council opposed to the cow moose and calf harvest

Councillor Charlie Rensby taking charge of the information and support-gathering

  • 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

Open fire ban lifted throughout the Northwest Fire Centre

BCWS urges public to be cautious and responsible

  • Jun 18, 2020