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The trial of Albert Giesbrecht, who faces a murder charge resumed in Smithers Supreme Court on Feb. 4. (Black Press file photo)

Giesbrecht murder trial resumes

The trial of Burns Lake resident Albert Giesbrecht resumed as scheduled on…

The trial of Albert Giesbrecht, who faces a murder charge resumed in Smithers Supreme Court on Feb. 4. (Black Press file photo)
Vehicle fire closes Highway 16

Vehicle fire closes Highway 16

A vehicle fire about 25 kilometres east of Burns Lake has slowed…

Vehicle fire closes Highway 16
Burns Lake RCMP seek suspect

Burns Lake RCMP seek suspect

Gary Alec Junior faces charges of sexual assault, assault, breaking & entering and uttering threats

Burns Lake RCMP seek suspect
Since September, the proportion of British Columbians unsure about their ability to pay off debt has risen to 58 per cent, according to data from insolvency firm MNP. (Lakes District News file photo)

58% of British Columbians concerned about paying off debt, poll says

Most people in British Columbia are concerned about their ability to repay…

Since September, the proportion of British Columbians unsure about their ability to pay off debt has risen to 58 per cent, according to data from insolvency firm MNP. (Lakes District News file photo)
Humans alter environment to improve life

Humans alter environment to improve life

Editor: One of the unelected “chiefs” objecting to the new natural gas…

Humans alter environment to improve life
Former provincial chief forester Jim Snetsinger gives a presentation on the Annual Allowable Cut determination process to a board meeting of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako on Jan. 17, in Burns Lake. (Blair McBride photo)

New harvestable timber limit to be set by Fall, forester says

The new limit on harvestable timber in the region should be known…

Former provincial chief forester Jim Snetsinger gives a presentation on the Annual Allowable Cut determination process to a board meeting of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako on Jan. 17, in Burns Lake. (Blair McBride photo)
RDBN considers plan to cut $40,000 subsidy to recycle depots

RDBN considers plan to cut $40,000 subsidy to recycle depots

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako (RDBN) is trying to reach an agreement…

RDBN considers plan to cut $40,000 subsidy to recycle depots
Statistics Canada gathers information on Canadians for its custom tabulations of data, which it provides to companies, academic institutions and non-profit organizations for a fee. (Lakes District News file photo)

Privacy woes arise amid StatsCan’s gathering of Canadians’ data

Statistics Canada (StatsCan) has for years been gathering Canadians’ information and providing…

Statistics Canada gathers information on Canadians for its custom tabulations of data, which it provides to companies, academic institutions and non-profit organizations for a fee. (Lakes District News file photo)
Telkwa mayor hopes to draw new business to the north

Telkwa mayor hopes to draw new business to the north

The mayor of Telkwa is looking to draw new opportunities to the…

Telkwa mayor hopes to draw new business to the north
Unresolved land claim at heart of Wet’suwet’en pipeline opposition

Unresolved land claim at heart of Wet’suwet’en pipeline opposition

Fourteen people may have been arrested at a blockade south of Houston…

Unresolved land claim at heart of Wet’suwet’en pipeline opposition
Federal equalization payments to some provinces will amount to $78.7 billion for 2019-2020. (Houston Today file photo)

Quebec to get $13.1 billion for 2019-2020 in federal equalization

As 2019 unfolds the federal government unveils its plans for the new…

Federal equalization payments to some provinces will amount to $78.7 billion for 2019-2020. (Houston Today file photo)
A Lakes District Maintenance snow plow works the winter road. (Laura Blackwell photo)

Lakes District Maintenance faces stiffer rules amid snowy roads

The recent heavy snowfall has made road safety top of mind for…

A Lakes District Maintenance snow plow works the winter road. (Laura Blackwell photo)
Most First Nations in northern BC support LNG pipeline

Most First Nations in northern BC support LNG pipeline

Despite the headline-grabbing news coming from the Gitdumt’en anti-pipeline site, most First…

Most First Nations in northern BC support LNG pipeline
20 First Nations have signed agreements with LNG along the pipeline route in northern British Columbia. (Lakes District News file photo)

Most First Nations in northern BC support LNG pipeline

Despite the headline-grabbing news coming from the Gitdumt’en anti-pipeline site, most First…

20 First Nations have signed agreements with LNG along the pipeline route in northern British Columbia. (Lakes District News file photo)
$42M fibre internet expansion bid needs more study, RDBN says

$42M fibre internet expansion bid needs more study, RDBN says

A proposed project to expand fibre internet connectivity throughout the region needs…

$42M fibre internet expansion bid needs more study, RDBN says
The Northwest British Columbia Regional Benefits Alliance (RBA) seeks a agreement with the province to ensure the region benefits from its strong economic development. (Submitted photo)

Regional Benefits Alliance leadership takes shape

The Northwest British Columbia Regional Benefits Alliance (RBA) is in the final…

The Northwest British Columbia Regional Benefits Alliance (RBA) seeks a agreement with the province to ensure the region benefits from its strong economic development. (Submitted photo)
Pictured here is a naloxone kit, which reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. (Black Press file photo)

Northern B.C. not immune to opioid crisis

Drug overdoses have taken a heavy toll on British Columbians over the…

Pictured here is a naloxone kit, which reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. (Black Press file photo)
Lakes District gun owners blast federal Bill C-71 on firearms rules

Lakes District gun owners blast federal Bill C-71 on firearms rules

Bill C-71 amending the Firearms Act, a piece of legislation that would…

Lakes District gun owners blast federal Bill C-71 on firearms rules
Students gather at the Buddy Bench at Decker Lake Elementary School. (submitted photo)

Buddy Benches given to Silverthorne thanks to Tahtsa Timber

Often in life everyone needs a buddy, especially children. Burns Lake resident…

Students gather at the Buddy Bench at Decker Lake Elementary School. (submitted photo)

West Fraser curtailment to affect 60 jobs at Fraser Lake sawmill

Forestry company West Fraser plans to reduce operations, affecting 60 employees at…