Rebecca Billard

WorkSafe BC rules out arson, lightning in Burns Lake mill fire

WorkSafe B.C. is studying several factors that may have caused the Jan. 20 explosion and fire at the Babine Forest Products sawmill.

CORE BioFuel Inc. not ruling out a Burns Lake plant

CORE Biofuel Inc. said the company is not ruling out locating a green gasoline plant in the Burns Lake area.

Canfor staff man a booth for the Houstn division at a Feb. 10 jobs fair in Burns Lake. An estimated 400 job seekers attended the fair

Burns Lake workers find Houston is hiring

Several Houston companies joined the two dozen employers who set up booths at a Burns Lake jobs fair last Friday.

Canfor staff man a booth for the Houstn division at a Feb. 10 jobs fair in Burns Lake. An estimated 400 job seekers attended the fair
A police photo shows the inside of a marijuana grow operation east of Houston. Police seized 2

Police bust grow-op

Burns Lake and Houston RCMP raided a grow-op east of Houston last week, seizing 2,700 marijuana plants and three restricted firearms.

A police photo shows the inside of a marijuana grow operation east of Houston. Police seized 2
Faith

Faith, Strength and Hope

Overwhelming sadness was felt as Lake Babine Nation members prayed to the large crowd gathered at the Margaret Patrick Memorial Hall.

Faith
911 went live in the local area during October

911 not off to a great start in the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako

Over 100 hang ups from the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako's 911 service area during the first seven weeks of operation

911 went live in the local area during October
LDM’s plow trucks now using a pre wet solution to increase safety.

New game plan for Lakes District Maintenance

LDM applying a pre wet solution to local roads to increase road safety

LDM’s plow trucks now using a pre wet solution to increase safety.
Burns Lake Bruins girls

Bruins girls game

Burns Lake Atoms girls team were defeated by the Houston girls team.

Burns Lake Bruins girls
Some of the dogs up for adoption or for foster care at the Turtle Gardens Animal Rescue Society in Topley.

Turtle Gardens welcomes funding

Turtle Gardens Animal Rescue Shelter in Topley is set to receive up to $5,000 from the Pedigree pet food company.

Some of the dogs up for adoption or for foster care at the Turtle Gardens Animal Rescue Society in Topley.
Sullivan's grand opening

Sullivan family celebrates grand opening

Fred Wilson, from Houston, accepts a prize for $10,000 in gold from Bill and Louise Sullivan at the grand opening of the new Sullivan Motor Products building.

Sullivan's grand opening
MLA John Rustad

Public account report slammed

A recently released report detailing public account figures for the province shows how much taxpayers spend each year to foot the bill for an MLA.

MLA John Rustad
Kevin Eskelin (R) discusses the benefits of local tourism during a recent ‘Tourism Matters’ meeting hosted by the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako.

Regional District of Bulkley Nechako aim to capture the tourism market

The tourism industry contributes $28 billion to Canada's gross domestic product.

Kevin Eskelin (R) discusses the benefits of local tourism during a recent ‘Tourism Matters’ meeting hosted by the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako.
Dr. Alan Hill

Northern Health still say no to Burns Lake operating room

What was originally planned to be a two hour meeting between concerned citizens and Northern Health officials turned into an exchange that stretched to nearly four hours last Tuesday night.

Dr. Alan Hill
A map showing the Endako Mine expansion. The new mill is set to open in October 2011

New Endako Mine mill set to open in October 2011

Bill Mracek, vice president and general manager of Endako Mines said to Lakes District News that the mine's new mill will be up and running by October 2011.

A map showing the Endako Mine expansion. The new mill is set to open in October 2011

Avalanche safety first

Karl Klassen, public avalanche warning service manager for the Canadian Avalanche Centre said that while they don’t have any data available specifically for the Tweedsmuir Park area, conditions in this area are likely to be similar to those across the province.