Burns Lake Lakes District News

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

Burns Lake restaurant Dragon Palace opens doors for another fundraiser weekend

Raises $9318 for the Immaculata Parish

  • Jun 10, 2020

Burns Lake Thrift shop to open with some new regulations

Will accept donations starting June 20

  • Jun 10, 2020

Burns Lake to have Community Market this July and August

The Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting all vendors

  • Jun 10, 2020

Burns Lake to have Community Market this July and August

The Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting all vendors

  • Jun 10, 2020

The Bulkley-Nechako residents get a new alerts system

The system will send out emergency and public alerts

  • Jun 10, 2020

The Bulkley-Nechako residents get a new alerts system

The system will send out emergency and public alerts

  • Jun 10, 2020

Whataboutism – the epidemic hidden in plain sight

The world has been going through massive upheaval in the past few months. From a global health pandemic, to cyclones and hurricanes, from feminism to racisim, from student rights to animal rights, there is some issue, some topic that is being constantly discussed with a lot of passion, angst and fury. You probably feel passionately about some topic, there must be something that is close to your heart that you feel is worth fighting for. And yet, people close to you, people you meet over coffee or just some anonymous strangers over social media, would happily bash you and make you feel small about thinking about one issue and not another.

  • Jun 10, 2020

Wildfire preparedness project launched by Cheslatta Carrier Nation

Rio Tinto donates to help fund the project

  • Jun 10, 2020

LDSS valedictorian Daria Strimbold to represent B.C. for the WE virtual grad party

The event will be hosted by comedian Lilly Singh, on CTV on June 6

  • Jun 5, 2020

Annual Mud Bogs event held on the southside of Burns Lake cancelled due to Covid-19

Several other events suffer due to the pandemic

  • Jun 3, 2020

Break-in at two cabins near Ootsa Lake

Vandals destroyed property, stole personal effects upwards of $1000

  • Jun 3, 2020

Burns Lake track resurface in full swing

The Burns Lake track, owned by the School District 91, has been undergoing a face-lift and the work is currently progressing in full swing. The track is being re-leveled and resurfaced with asphalt which will prove to be useful for residents all-year long, including the rough winter months. (Priyanka Ketkar photo)

  • Jun 3, 2020

Cougar-sighting near Lake Babine Nation Reserve

Conservation Officer confirms no reports were received

  • Jun 3, 2020

NKDF gives upwards of $80, 000 to Burns Lake projects

The grant is part of the $139, 702 approved funding for Northern B.C.

  • Jun 3, 2020

No fines issued in provincial parks over May longweekend

Activities restricted to day-use only

Social distancing at the skatepark – kids style

Kids in the village have taken on board this season of social distancing showing off stunts and skills at the skatepark. Most places have remained shuttered in the past two months, however, as the global response changes, with business and economies gradually reopening, people also have started venturing out. (Priyanka Ketkar photo)

  • Jun 3, 2020

Spirit Square reopened on June 1

Spirit Square was closed to the community in accordance with the public health order, except for access to the walking track. Sheryl Worthing, the Chief Administrative Officer for the village told Lakes District News that even though the square is being reopened on June 1, the provincial health orders and guidelines for social distancing, hand washing and staying home when sick would still need to be followed. "The washroom facility will be open as well. This will give users the ability to wash their hands often," she added. (Priyanka Ketkar photo)

  • Jun 3, 2020

Burns Lake sees a peaceful protest denouncing the police killing of George Floyd

Cheryl Casimir, a member of the task group for First Nations Summit organized a peaceful protest June 1 in Burns Lake, condemning the wrongful death George Floyd due to police brutality.

  • Jun 1, 2020

School buses for SD91 to start running from June 1

Parents urged to drop off and pick kids up whenever possible

  • May 28, 2020