Burns Lake Lakes District News

Motor vehicle accident in Palling area

Power outage caused; at least one person injured

  • Sep 27, 2021


A long bike ride for beer

A group of Smithers bikers took the term 'beer run' to a whole new level. They biked from Smithers all the way to the Ursa Minor Brewing company, which is located on the east end of Ootsa Lake, in a single day. The brewing company is owned and operated by Nathan and Gwyn Nicholas. The total trip well over 200 km one way. Must be darn good beer. (Submitted photo/Lakes District News)

  • Sep 22, 2021


B.C. SPCA to conduct random farm inspections

RDBN in support of cattlemen's association on voicing concerns about program

  • Sep 22, 2021


B.C.’s forest tenure plan could negatively impact Burns Lake

Aspects of the modernization plan are concerning, says local Community Forest manager

  • Sep 22, 2021

Big Pig festival results

Burns Lake mountain biking tournament returned to an in-person format

  • Sep 22, 2021

Endako Weir Project provides updates to VBL

Public engagement results; preliminary test findings presented to village council

  • Sep 22, 2021

Fraser Lake to install fiber optic infrastructure

Mayor and council enter into agreement with CityWest

  • Sep 22, 2021

Paving construction ongoing on Woyenne Reserve

Lake Babine Nation construction project scheduled to be completed by October

  • Sep 22, 2021

Paving on Third Avenue to continue in October

The paving project on upper Third Avenue has been temporarily halted, because the contractor had to leave to complete another project according to Village of Burns Lake CAO Sheryl Worthing. They hope to start working on it again in early October. (Eddie Huband photo/Lakes District News)

  • Sep 22, 2021

Rainbow crosswalk could be coming to Burns Lake

Village council to support CSFS Youth Advisory Council in project

  • Sep 22, 2021

Starland Timber Mart customer appreciation day

In honour of its twenty first anniversary, Starland Timber Mart hosted a customer appreciation day on Sept. 11. The event consisted of a complementary lunch and a free giveaways which included a gift certificate to the store worth $1,000. In addition, customers received 50 per cent off sale on carpet rollends, 40 per cent off on vinyl planks, and 25 per cent off on carpets and area rugs. Congratulations to Trennis and the staff at Starland. (Laura Blackwell photos/Lakes District News)

  • Sep 22, 2021

Story walk at Kager Lake

Pages for a story walk are set up along the whole 2.8 km of Kager Lake Trail, featuring the book "Let's Go on a Hike" by Katrina Liu and a fun I SPY game to add an extra challenge to your adventure. (Eddie Huband photos/Lakes District News)

  • Sep 22, 2021

Telephone scam in Burns Lake

Local resident was tricked into giving up personal information

  • Sep 22, 2021

Terry Fox run for William Konkin Elementary and Decker Lake Elementary

Despite some gloomy weather, students at William Konkin Elementary and Decker Lake Elementary took part in the annual Terry Fox run on Sept. 17 in the fields outside each schools. This is the first time Burns Lake schools have participated in the Terry Fox run since 2019, as last year it was moved to a virtual event due to COVID-19. (Eddie Huband photos/Lakes District News)

  • Sep 22, 2021

The legacy of Alexander Manson School lives on

During the early years of the 20th century, children growing up in the Ootsa Lake area attended Alexander Manson School. Built by volunteers and named in honour of the Liberal Member of the Legislative Assembly for Omineca at the time, the institution opened in 1919.

  • Sep 22, 2021

Town Pantry gets a makeover

The Town Pantry in Burns Lake was closed last week for construction. According to a worker on site, it was a small job to improve the aesthetic of the interior and parts of the exterior. (Eddie Huband photo/Lakes District News)

  • Sep 22, 2021

UBCM convention ends with town hall meetings

Delegates were provided a chance to ask questions to B.C. MLAs about various concerns

  • Sep 22, 2021

Updated COVID-19 numbers

Recent case numbers for Burns Lake; Northern region

  • Sep 22, 2021

Federal voting information in Burns Lake

Voters must go to assigned voting station to be eligible

  • Sep 20, 2021

A history of trappers in Burns Lake

Trapping was a lucrative business here in the early 20th Century.

  • Sep 15, 2021