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(L-R) Sunny Deol, a Project Manager with TC Energy and Kiel Gidden, Public Affairs Manager give a presentation about the progress of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project to the board of directors of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako on Oct. 10 in Burns Lake. (Blair McBride photos)

Prep work starts on Burns Lake LNG camp

Preparations for the construction of TC Energy’s Coastal GasLink (CGL) liquefied natural…

(L-R) Sunny Deol, a Project Manager with TC Energy and Kiel Gidden, Public Affairs Manager give a presentation about the progress of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project to the board of directors of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako on Oct. 10 in Burns Lake. (Blair McBride photos)
Police released a sketch of a man believed to be responsible for a sexual assault in Burns Lake on Aug. 15. (RCMP image)

RCMP release sketch of Radley Beach assault suspect

The RCMP released on Oct. 22 a sketch of a man believed…

Police released a sketch of a man believed to be responsible for a sexual assault in Burns Lake on Aug. 15. (RCMP image)
The documentary film Over A Barrel focuses on the work of researcher Vivian Krause, who has studied the links between wealthy American foundations and Canadian environmental groups who oppose oil and gas development. (YouTube image)

New film probes funding of anti-oil activism

The work of researcher Vivian Krause has been compiled into film format…

The documentary film Over A Barrel focuses on the work of researcher Vivian Krause, who has studied the links between wealthy American foundations and Canadian environmental groups who oppose oil and gas development. (YouTube image)
Voter turnout in federal elections has been rising since 2008. (Black Press Media file photo)

Voter turnout in elections rising, data shows

If Canadians keep up their voting patterns seen since 2008, more people…

Voter turnout in federal elections has been rising since 2008. (Black Press Media file photo)
National Newspapers Week backs media amid ‘fake news’ fears

National Newspapers Week backs media amid ‘fake news’ fears

Amid anxieties that online news is pushing newspapers to extinction, dailies and…

National Newspapers Week backs media amid ‘fake news’ fears
The six candidates running for the Skeena-Bulkley riding joined the All Candidates Forum in the Burns Lake & District Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 26. (L-R) Taylor Bachrach, Dave Birdi, Jody Craven, Claire Rattée, Mike Sawyer and Rod Taylor. Polls open for the federal election on Oct. 21. (Blair McBride photo)

Forestry, pipelines top the agenda at Burns Lake forum

Six of eight candidates participated in the Sept. 26 Chamber of Commerce event

The six candidates running for the Skeena-Bulkley riding joined the All Candidates Forum in the Burns Lake & District Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 26. (L-R) Taylor Bachrach, Dave Birdi, Jody Craven, Claire Rattée, Mike Sawyer and Rod Taylor. Polls open for the federal election on Oct. 21. (Blair McBride photo)
Ferry service essential to community, labour board hears

Ferry service essential to community, labour board hears

Residents hope the regular service of the Francois Lake ferry can be…

Ferry service essential to community, labour board hears
Governments blast NDP over funds switch

Governments blast NDP over funds switch

Local leaders criticized the provincial government following its announcement that funds would…

Governments blast NDP over funds switch
John Pousette (L), Provincial Park Beetle Coordinator from the Office of the Chief Forester Division; and Ken White (R), Entomologist with the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development give a presentation on beetle outbreaks to the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako on Sept. 5. (Blair McBride photo)

Spruce beetles a growing concern, government says

Many forest stands in parts of the Bulkley-Nechako region are vulnerable to…

John Pousette (L), Provincial Park Beetle Coordinator from the Office of the Chief Forester Division; and Ken White (R), Entomologist with the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development give a presentation on beetle outbreaks to the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako on Sept. 5. (Blair McBride photo)
The board of directors of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako discuss regulations of the Agricultural Land Commission at its Sept. 5 meeting, in Burns Lake. (Blair McBride photo)

RDBN blasts agriculture land use rules

Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako (RDBN) board members slammed the Agricultural Land Commission…

The board of directors of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako discuss regulations of the Agricultural Land Commission at its Sept. 5 meeting, in Burns Lake. (Blair McBride photo)
Bobby Seinen (C) speaks at the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako (RDBN)’s board of directors meeting on Sept. 19. Seinen is concerned about the safety issues posed by the Coastal GasLink construction work along the Morice River Forest Service Road, where she lives with her family. (Blair McBride photo)

RDBN nixes pipeline camp build permit bid

The board of directors of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako (RDBN) has…

Bobby Seinen (C) speaks at the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako (RDBN)’s board of directors meeting on Sept. 19. Seinen is concerned about the safety issues posed by the Coastal GasLink construction work along the Morice River Forest Service Road, where she lives with her family. (Blair McBride photo)
Babine Lake salmon count down

Babine Lake salmon count down

The sockeye harvest by Lake Babine Nation (LBN) members was dramatically lower…

Babine Lake salmon count down
Hunters can input data on type of moose seen, how many and how long they were in the bush with the BC Moose Tracker app. (BC Moose Tracker app image)

BC Moose Tracker app aids in management

There are smartphone apps that compile user data on restaurants, bars and…

Hunters can input data on type of moose seen, how many and how long they were in the bush with the BC Moose Tracker app. (BC Moose Tracker app image)
Samantha Charlton, Project Coordinator and Regional Adaptation and Program Manager with the BC Agriculture and Food Climate Action Initiative, speaks to the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako board of directors. (Blair McBride photo)

Equipping agricultural producers with the tools

A strategy helping farmers in the Bulkley-Nechako and Fraser-Fort George (BNFFG) regions…

Samantha Charlton, Project Coordinator and Regional Adaptation and Program Manager with the BC Agriculture and Food Climate Action Initiative, speaks to the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako board of directors. (Blair McBride photo)
Exam rule a drag on home development, RDBN says

Exam rule a drag on home development, RDBN says

Government regulations are slowing new home construction efforts in the region, according…

Exam rule a drag on home development, RDBN says
Parents should know what is needed for their children’s classes to avoid buying unnecessary items. (Black Press Media file photo)

Being wise with back to school shopping

With the start of school just one week away, parents should be…

Parents should know what is needed for their children’s classes to avoid buying unnecessary items. (Black Press Media file photo)
Most Francois Lake ferry staff vote to strike

Most Francois Lake ferry staff vote to strike

The union representing workers with the MV Francois Forester ferry have voted…

Most Francois Lake ferry staff vote to strike
The board of directors of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako discuss the new Broadband and Connectivity Committee on Aug. 15. (Blair McBride photo)

New RDBN panel to explore better internet connectivity

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako (RDBN) has formed a new committee to…

The board of directors of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako discuss the new Broadband and Connectivity Committee on Aug. 15. (Blair McBride photo)
Gabrielle Dudek comforts Buddy before his neutering procedure. (Black Press file photo)

Pet owners to get more spay/neuter services

The Lakes Animal Friendship Society (LAFS) has partnered with the Paws for…

Gabrielle Dudek comforts Buddy before his neutering procedure. (Black Press file photo)
The assault took place at night on Aug. 15, RCMP said. (Lakes District News file photo)

Teen sexually assaulted at Radley Beach

A sexual assault took place at Radley Beach in Burns Lake on…

The assault took place at night on Aug. 15, RCMP said. (Lakes District News file photo)