Priyanka Ketkar

Attendance in all Houston schools down between 40-50 per cent according to SD 54 superintendent. (Houston Today File photo)

Houston schools attendance goes down

School district chalks it up to the rising COVID-19 cases

Attendance in all Houston schools down between 40-50 per cent according to SD 54 superintendent. (Houston Today File photo)
Morice Mountain Nordic Ski Club grooming and prepping for their upcoming coaching clinics and events. (Morice Mountain Club Facebook photo/Houston Today)

Morice Mountain Nordic Ski Club’s first ski event announced

More people on trails but member numbers have gone down, says club President

Morice Mountain Nordic Ski Club grooming and prepping for their upcoming coaching clinics and events. (Morice Mountain Club Facebook photo/Houston Today)
The SD54 building in Smithers. (File photo/Houston Today)

SD 54 being considered for Canadian Sport School

Could prove to be a boon for local athletes

The SD54 building in Smithers. (File photo/Houston Today)
Burns Lake is a COVID-19 hotspot. (BC CDC photo/Lakes District News)
Burns Lake is a COVID-19 hotspot. (BC CDC photo/Lakes District News)
Council for the village of Granisle. (Village of Granisle photo/Lakes District News)

A Q&A with Granisle’s Mayor and Council

With 2020 behind us and a new year to look forward to,…

Council for the village of Granisle. (Village of Granisle photo/Lakes District News)
COVID testing in Burns Lake. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)

A year-end COVID update

Towards the end of 2020, B.C. had reported over 2,206 new COVID-19…

COVID testing in Burns Lake. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)

Of New Year’s resolutions

There is something about a New Year that brings hope with it.…

Bacon Bits was lost and picked up by the District employees. (District of Houston Facebook/Houston Today)

Want your dog to have Dog of the Year title in Houston?

District of Houston will be awarding the Dog of the Year award…

Bacon Bits was lost and picked up by the District employees. (District of Houston Facebook/Houston Today)
Northern Health Public Health had declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the 7 Mile Lodge in the Burns Lake Local Health Area (LHA), and Little Rock Lake Lodge near Fraser Lake, in Nechako LHA on Dec. 20, 2020. (Lakes District News file photo)

Pipeline, dams will see a slow restart due to COVID-19 risk

Coastal GasLink sees 56 lab-confirmed cases at two of its work camps

Northern Health Public Health had declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the 7 Mile Lodge in the Burns Lake Local Health Area (LHA), and Little Rock Lake Lodge near Fraser Lake, in Nechako LHA on Dec. 20, 2020. (Lakes District News file photo)
File photo Shane Brienen

A QA with Houston’s Mayor

With 2020 behind us and a new year to look forward to,…

File photo Shane Brienen
BC CDC Speak dashboard screenshot

BC CDC’s survey of 400,000 British Columbians released

Gives an insight into various aspects of British Columbians’ lives affected by the pandemic

BC CDC Speak dashboard screenshot
Pat Caden with his 12 year old daughter, earlier this October. (Submitted/Lakes District News)

Fundraising underway for former Smithers resident diagnosed with ALS

Family and friends hoping to raise $100,000 to help with the treatment

Pat Caden with his 12 year old daughter, earlier this October. (Submitted/Lakes District News)
Mae Vienneau pictured here, along with Louis Veress and Brian and Barbara Hewitt, decided to form the “We Care Group”. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)

Seniors’ give $15,000 over 12 years, to BC Children’s Hospital

The We Care Group raises money through bottle and can donations

Mae Vienneau pictured here, along with Louis Veress and Brian and Barbara Hewitt, decided to form the “We Care Group”. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)
CGL has closed down the two lodges to everyone except the essential staff. (Lakes District News file photo)

Coastal Gas Link outbreak sees six new COVID positive cases

Northern Health identifies 18 active cases between the two workforce accommodations

CGL has closed down the two lodges to everyone except the essential staff. (Lakes District News file photo)
The students received lists from both Twain Sullivan and Silverthorne Elementary, of kids to whom the toys from the toy drive were given. (Lindsey Williams photo/Houston Today)

Houston Secondary School’s Leadership toy drive raises enough for 60 kids

Excess toys went to teenagers in the community

The students received lists from both Twain Sullivan and Silverthorne Elementary, of kids to whom the toys from the toy drive were given. (Lindsey Williams photo/Houston Today)
In 2018, the 55+ BC Games held in Kimberly/Canbrook saw several participants from Burns Lake, Houston and Topley and had over 2,500 total participants across B.C. (John Barth photo/Lakes District News)

The 55+ B.C. Games for 2021 and 2022 postponed due to COVID

Greater Victoria hopes to reschedule to fall 2022 while no date has been set for Abbotsford

In 2018, the 55+ BC Games held in Kimberly/Canbrook saw several participants from Burns Lake, Houston and Topley and had over 2,500 total participants across B.C. (John Barth photo/Lakes District News)
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True spirit revealed with the season of giving

When the restrictions and COVID-measures rolled out, I heard a lot of…

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The 7 mile camp (Priyanka Ketkar photo)

COVID-19 outbreak at two CGL pipeline accomodation sites

27 employees between 7 Mile Lodge and Little Rock Lake Lodge tested positive

The 7 mile camp (Priyanka Ketkar photo)
Village of Granisle. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Houston Today)

Granisle council to continue with quarterly newsletters

Logging issues, ditching projects and more updates from the community

Village of Granisle. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Houston Today)
The RDBN’s ban on ICI cardboard at the Knockholt Landfill and Smithers/Telkwa Transfer Station is now in effect starting Dec.6. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)

Smithers bailing facility for commericial cardboard on hold

Waste Management to transport regional district commercial cardboard to Prince George and Terrace

The RDBN’s ban on ICI cardboard at the Knockholt Landfill and Smithers/Telkwa Transfer Station is now in effect starting Dec.6. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)