Burns Lake Lakes District News

Ducks Unlimited Canada works on the Tatalaska project on the Southside

Partners with Prince Rupert Port Authority to upgrade water control structures

  • Dec 9, 2020

Food bank receives over $5,000 donation from bottle returns

The Burns Lake Recycling Depot presented a cheque to Candice Little of the food bank for $5,300. "We usually get about $1,500 at Christmas from their collections and this year it is over $5,300, thanks to the pipeline companies (Civeo). So we want to give a huge shout out to the companies and employees, as well as all the members of the Lakes District community at large, who found it in their hearts to be especially generous in this extraordinarily challenging year," wrote Little, in an email to Lakes District News. (Submitted/Lakes District News)

  • Dec 9, 2020

Fresh snow and groomed trails at Omineca Ski Club

Omineca Ski Club has been constantly grooming and working on the trails, ensuring they are winter-ready. With fresh snow coming in, the club has been grooming and refreshing several of its trail routes from Cedar to Spud, Boulder, Creekside, Dragons Back, Scampering Squirrel, Aidens Cut off, Summit and dog trails. In an email newsletter, the club also said that several people have already started showing up at the trails. (Omineca Ski Club photo/Lakes District News)

  • Dec 9, 2020

How is Save On Foods enforcing the mandatory masks’ measure?

With cases in the Northern Health region on the rise, several people in Burns Lake have been complaining about the local Save On Foods' non enforcement of the mask mandates.

  • Dec 9, 2020

John Rustad officially sworn in as Nechako Lakes MLA

Will focus on forests, natural resources

  • Dec 9, 2020

Northern Health sees increased COVID-19 activity and hospitalizations

Might need to transfer patients to other health care systems, says the NH media statement

  • Dec 9, 2020

SD 91 to hold a townhall with Northern Health on Dec. 10

Organized by the District Parent Advisory Committee, the event will be held virtually

  • Dec 9, 2020

Secret Santa workshop will happen with COVID-protocols in place

Last year's workshop provided gifts to 170 children

  • Dec 9, 2020

William Konkin Elementary’s rating improves while Decker Lake’s declines

Fraser Institute's latest B.C. elementary school rankings are out

  • Dec 9, 2020

Decker Lake mill planer up and running

Decker Lake Forest Products mill is back up and running.

  • Dec 7, 2020

COVID-19 risk at Decker Lake Mill

Plant shut down, employees sent home to clean the facility

  • Dec 4, 2020

Breakfast with Santa in Burns Lake

Part of the Fun Frost Family Festival organized by the Burns Lake Chamber of Commerce was breakfast with Santa. A tasty and successful breakfast was held at Alternative Grounds triumphing over the forces of COVID. Look at page 10 for more schedule of more fun events. (John Barth photo/Lakes District News)

  • Dec 2, 2020

Breaking taboo and silence around miscarriages -need of the hour

Last week, when Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex revealed of her miscarriage in a personal essay, it was not only revealing of the deep pain and grief that she went through, but also revealing of the fact that there is still a long way to go before the world accepts that miscarriages are normal and accepts women's right to grieve.

  • Dec 2, 2020

Burns Lake Fire Rescue saw over 230 per cent increase in calls

20 motor vehicle incidents and one ice resuce in just the first month of winter

  • Dec 2, 2020

Burns Lake Public Library does grab bags by donation instead of the annual book sale

The library adjusts to accommodate the new COVID-19 regulations

  • Dec 2, 2020

COVID-19 update for Burns Lake

Provincial numbers have gone above 30,000 cases

  • Dec 2, 2020

Did you spot the Elf yet?

The festive fun started in Burns Lake last Friday, with little elves sitting on shelves of various stores around the village. The Holiday Quest: Elf I Spy contest organized by the Burns Lake & District Chamber of Commerce, will run from Nov. 27 to Dec. 12. To participate in this contest, community members can pick up their 'Elf I Spy' cards from Alternative Grounds. Upon finding the elves, record the name of the store in the appropriate box on the card. You will have until 2 p.m. on Dec. 12 to return the card to win a $10,000 Santa Bucks draw. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)

  • Dec 2, 2020

Elizabeth Fry Society in Burns Lake gets $25,000 from Rio Tinto

Part of Rio Tinto's $360,000 towards domestic and family violence victim support

  • Dec 2, 2020

Granisle might soon get a 10-unit seniors housing

Safe restart grant allocation, construction update and Christmas updates

  • Dec 2, 2020

Highway project on partial hold for the winter

Passing lanes being added at Six Mile Summit