Priyanka Ketkar

Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)

One of B.C.’s Property Brothers nominated for Independent Lens award

Winner to be determined through audience votes on July 22

Jonathan Scott’s documentary Power Trip, explored the obstacles in bringing solar energy to every household. (PBS/Special to THE NEWS)
A winner from the 2019 Ootsa Lake Fishing Derby showing off his catch. (Lakes District News file photo)

Residents to enjoy Ootsa Lake Fishing Derby this year

The annual Labour Day Ootsa Lake Fishing Derby is back this year…

A winner from the 2019 Ootsa Lake Fishing Derby showing off his catch. (Lakes District News file photo)
A photo of the rising smoke from earlier this evening was captured by a resident. (Submitted/Lakes District News)

BREAKING: Evacuation order for Rose Lake issued

ESS to be set up at the arena

A photo of the rising smoke from earlier this evening was captured by a resident. (Submitted/Lakes District News)
The smoke visible from the Poplar mountain fire. (Submitted/Houston Today)

Wildfire in the Poplar mountain vicinity

A wildfire has been spotted in the vicinity of the Poplar mountain,…

The smoke visible from the Poplar mountain fire. (Submitted/Houston Today)
The farmhouse in Glentanna where the founding meeting of the Bulkley Valley Credit Union took place on April 14, 1941. (BV Museum archive)

Bulkley Valley Credit Union announces finalists for legacy project donation

Community can vote for one of the three finalists from each area

The farmhouse in Glentanna where the founding meeting of the Bulkley Valley Credit Union took place on April 14, 1941. (BV Museum archive)
Deane Gorsline’s on his walk to end ALS. (Deane Gorsline Facebook photo/Houston Today)

Former Smithers resident loses fight to ALS

B.C. finally funds research chair for the disease at UBC

Deane Gorsline’s on his walk to end ALS. (Deane Gorsline Facebook photo/Houston Today)
SD 54. (Houston Today File photo)

SD54 receives over $1.6 million in provincial funding

Funding will go toward Silverthorne Elementary HVAC upgrades and purchasing two new buses

SD 54. (Houston Today File photo)
Houston Fellowship Baptist Church file photo

Churches targeted by thieves for electronics, cash

RCMP explores possible connection between break-ins at Houston and Burns Lake churches

Houston Fellowship Baptist Church file photo
RDBN. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)

RDBN’s Parks and Trail Service establishment progresses

Has adopted bylaws for four areas and allocated grant-in-aid monies

RDBN. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)
Robert Dickson from his days as a volunteer firefighter. (Submitted/Houston Today)

Former Houston fire chief publishes book about firefighting

A biography that tells tales of his 40 years of firefighting

Robert Dickson from his days as a volunteer firefighter. (Submitted/Houston Today)
Chris Paulson of Burns Lake took a quick selfie with a lynx over the weekend of Feb. 20-22, 2021, after the wild cat was found eating some of his chickens. (Chris Paulson/Facebook)

VIDEO: Burns Lake man grabs lynx by scruff after chickens attacked

‘Let’s see the damage you did, buddy,’ Chris Paulson says to the wild cat

Chris Paulson of Burns Lake took a quick selfie with a lynx over the weekend of Feb. 20-22, 2021, after the wild cat was found eating some of his chickens. (Chris Paulson/Facebook)
Bell Mine’s open pit, which stores mine-impacted water that is treated before discharge to Babine Lake. (SkeenaWild photo/Lakes District News)

Two decommissioned mines could be harming the water and aquatic life at Babine Lake

Report finds contamination and poor monitoring of Bell and Granisle mines

Bell Mine’s open pit, which stores mine-impacted water that is treated before discharge to Babine Lake. (SkeenaWild photo/Lakes District News)
A derailment in the wrong place with the wrong kind of cargo could be disastrous for the fish habitat. (File photo)

Are the northen B.C. railways getting more dangerous for communities?

Friends of Wild Salmon’s petition demands independent risk assessment of the rail corridor

A derailment in the wrong place with the wrong kind of cargo could be disastrous for the fish habitat. (File photo)
Recycle BC is the overarching organization, and all of its material is shipped to a recycling/sorting centre in Surrey, according to the RDBN. (Lakes District News file photo)

Is your recycled waste going to landfill?

“We need people to know that their efforts aren’t going into nothing,” says RDBN

Recycle BC is the overarching organization, and all of its material is shipped to a recycling/sorting centre in Surrey, according to the RDBN. (Lakes District News file photo)
Greg Gowe at the Vancouver airport, on his way to a clinical trial appointment in Montreal in November 2020. (Submitted/Lakes District News)

Hope through ALS clinincal trials needed in the province, says B.C. man

Greg Gowe, diagnosed with ALS calls on the government for better treatment options

Greg Gowe at the Vancouver airport, on his way to a clinical trial appointment in Montreal in November 2020. (Submitted/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 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)
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)
“We are working to reduce this time frame with additional staffing, and shifting the focus of detailed contact tracing,” says the health authority. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)

Haven’t been contacted after your COVID-19 test results yet?

Northern Health strained with surge in COVID-19 cases; asks people to expect delays

“We are working to reduce this time frame with additional staffing, and shifting the focus of detailed contact tracing,” says the health authority. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)
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)