Blair McBride

Standing (L-R) are the three co-chairs of the Resource Benefits Alliance, including Prince Rupert mayor Lee Brain, Terrace councilor Sean Bujtas (with son George) and Houston mayor Shane Brienen; and British Columbia premier John Horgan. Standing in front is Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Selena Robinson. (Black Press Media file photo)

Resource Benefits Alliance hires project manager

The new project manager for the Northwest British Columbia Resource Benefits Alliance…

Standing (L-R) are the three co-chairs of the Resource Benefits Alliance, including Prince Rupert mayor Lee Brain, Terrace councilor Sean Bujtas (with son George) and Houston mayor Shane Brienen; and British Columbia premier John Horgan. Standing in front is Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Selena Robinson. (Black Press Media file photo)
Basin snow water index map for April 1. (BC River Forecast Centre)

Snowpack level decreases for Burns Lake area

Snowpack assessments for early April reveal lower levels for northwestern British Columbia…

Basin snow water index map for April 1. (BC River Forecast Centre)
The draft agreements between the federal and provincial governments and two First Nations on protecting caribou herds has raised worries that natural resource development and snowmobiling will be curtailed in the northwest.

Caribou habitat pacts endanger jobs, critics say

Draft agreements reached in March on protecting vulnerable caribou herds are good…

The draft agreements between the federal and provincial governments and two First Nations on protecting caribou herds has raised worries that natural resource development and snowmobiling will be curtailed in the northwest.
The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako hopes to fill the position of Chief Administrative Officer by the middle of May. (Blair McBride photo)

New CAO to start mid-May, RDBN hopes

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako (RDBN) hopes to find a new Chief…

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako hopes to fill the position of Chief Administrative Officer by the middle of May. (Blair McBride photo)
Truth and Reconciliation Day costs $10 million

Truth and Reconciliation Day costs $10 million

At least $10 million is budgeted for the new statutory holiday on…

Truth and Reconciliation Day costs $10 million
Tanner Woodman (left) and Kiel Giddens (right), of Coastal Gas Link give a presentation about the pipeline project to the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako board of directors on March 21. (Blair McBride photo)

Pipeline work to start in 2020, CGL says

Work on the Coastal GasLink (CGL) project in the Burns Lake area…

Tanner Woodman (left) and Kiel Giddens (right), of Coastal Gas Link give a presentation about the pipeline project to the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako board of directors on March 21. (Blair McBride photo)
Basin snow water index map for March 1. (BC River Forecast Centre)

Snowpack mixed bag for region

As the snow begins to melt, official assessments of the winter snowpack…

Basin snow water index map for March 1. (BC River Forecast Centre)
The trial of Burns Lake resident Albert Giesbrecht has entered the final submissions phase. (Lakes District News file photo)

Giesbrecht trial hears final arguments

The trial of Burns Lake resident Albert Giesbrecht resumed on March 25,…

The trial of Burns Lake resident Albert Giesbrecht has entered the final submissions phase. (Lakes District News file photo)
Canfor, Babine mills take in burned timber

Canfor, Babine mills take in burned timber

They might look charred and useless, but some of the burned trees…

Canfor, Babine mills take in burned timber
Oil spills into Babine Lake in barge mishap

Oil spills into Babine Lake in barge mishap

An oil spill occurred near Topley Landing in Babine Lake on March…

Oil spills into Babine Lake in barge mishap
Janette Derksen, Deputy Director of Environmental Services with the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako (left) demonstrates how to sort materials with Houston Mayor Shane Brienen (right) during a presentation on recycling on March 7. (Blair McBride photo)

RDBN bids to cut fees for disposing big appliances

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako (RDBN) is seeking to streamline and save…

Janette Derksen, Deputy Director of Environmental Services with the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako (left) demonstrates how to sort materials with Houston Mayor Shane Brienen (right) during a presentation on recycling on March 7. (Blair McBride photo)
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30 has become a statutory holiday after Bill C-369 passed in the House of Commons. (Black Press file photo)

Truth and Reconciliation Day becomes holiday

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30 has become a…

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30 has become a statutory holiday after Bill C-369 passed in the House of Commons. (Black Press file photo)
The Ministry of Citizens’ Services announced a $50 million investment towards internet expansion into rural areas and First Nations communities. (Black Press file photo)

Government gives $50 million for rural internet

The provincial government’s recent announcement of $50 million for internet expansion for…

The Ministry of Citizens’ Services announced a $50 million investment towards internet expansion into rural areas and First Nations communities. (Black Press file photo)
Transportation authorities give a presentation to the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako board of directors on the Highway 16 Transportation Action Plan. (Blair McBride photo)

Highway 16 Action Plan driving progress

Representatives from transportation authorities delivered a presentation on the Highway 16 Transportation…

Transportation authorities give a presentation to the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako board of directors on the Highway 16 Transportation Action Plan. (Blair McBride photo)
RDBN has decided to build a recycling depot and waste transfer station in Houston.

Houston to get new recycle depot, waste site

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

RDBN has decided to build a recycling depot and waste transfer station in Houston.
Workers at the Babine Forest Products mill in Burns Lake are represented by the United Steelworkers Local 1-2017 union. (Lakes District News file photo)

Local 1-2017 votes on deal with Conifer

Members of the United Steelworkers local 1-2017 are expected to finish voting…

Workers at the Babine Forest Products mill in Burns Lake are represented by the United Steelworkers Local 1-2017 union. (Lakes District News file photo)
The pipeline project will bring needed jobs and prosperty to the region, says pro-development organization The North Matters. (Coastal GasLink graphic)

Pro-pipeline group eyes expansion to Burns Lake

The North Matters, a group advocating for resource development in northern British…

The pipeline project will bring needed jobs and prosperty to the region, says pro-development organization The North Matters. (Coastal GasLink graphic)
Pictured here is the Uplands Trailer Court, located between Burns Lake and Houston. (Laura Blackwell photo)

No running water at trailer park

Residents of the Uplands Trailer Court west of Burns Lake have been…

Pictured here is the Uplands Trailer Court, located between Burns Lake and Houston. (Laura Blackwell photo)
Pictured here is the Uplands Trailer Court, located between Burns Lake and Houston. (Laura Blackwell photo)

No running water at trailer park

Residents of the Uplands Trailer Court west of Burns Lake have been…

Pictured here is the Uplands Trailer Court, located between Burns Lake and Houston. (Laura Blackwell photo)
The BC Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative is seeking to work with agricultural producers on projects addressing the effects of climate change. (Black Press file photo)

Farmers can access up to $300,000 for climate change projects

Farmers in the Bulkley Nechako region might be able to access thousands…

The BC Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative is seeking to work with agricultural producers on projects addressing the effects of climate change. (Black Press file photo)