February 18, 2018

People of Burns Lake mark one year since deadly sawmill fire

It's the one year anniversary of the mill explosion that killed two men and put the economic future of Burns Lake at risk. Burns Lake Mayor Luke Strimbold says a service Sunday is to remember Robert Luggi Jr. and Carl Charlie, and be there for those who were injured in the blast. "We as a community are coming together to provide support to one … [Read more...]

Canadian Women in Communications presents an evening with Amielle Lake, CRO & Founder of Tagga Media

Join us for a fun evening of networking & mingling with one of B.C.'s most successful women in technology Amielle Lake, CRO & Founder of Tagga Media. Are you curious about Mobile marketing but not sure exactly where to start? Learn how you can plan an engaging & interactive Mobile Marketing Campaign. Amielle will be sharing best practices and case … [Read more...]

MLA warns of repercussions over re-built Burns Lake mill

The Impendent MLA for Caribou-North says there will be consequences along the Highway 16 corridor after the Province forged ahead with re-building the Burns Lake sawmill.  Bob Simpson says in the next three to five years there will be shift reductions and constrained wood supply in the area, "By getting Burns Lake rebuilt, they are just going … [Read more...]

Burns Lake sawmill to be rebuilt

The community of Burns Lake will see the return of its biggest employer: a sawmill, destroyed by an explosion back in January. Sawmill operator Hampton Affiliates says it has made its final decision and will rebuild the Babine Forest Products mill. It says foundation work has already begun at the site to re-create the facility at two-thirds in size … [Read more...]

Two men missing after boating trip on Pitt Lake

RCMP and Coquitlam Search and Rescue are looking for boaters who didn’t return from a Pitt Lake trip Saturday afternoon. Coquitlam Search and Rescue Manager Al Hurley says the RCMP Air One Helicopter spotted a campfire on North Pitt River. They're trying to confirm it's the two men. “According to their friends, they have survival gear … [Read more...]

Burns Lake first nation chief has own story about John Furlong

The chief of Lake Babine Nation is adding unproven allegations of abuse surrounding former VANOC boss John Furlong have been known for years. “Former citizens of LBN and other first nations in Burns Lake… they've known about this for quite a while.” Chief Wilf Adam claims he has his own story with Furlong, when he was a teacher … [Read more...]

Independent MLA says it is not a done deal to rebuild Burns Lake sawmill

The independant MLA for Cariboo North is warning people living in Burns Lake not to celebrate just yet.  Bob Simpson says it is not a done deal yet to rebuild the town's sawmill noting big challenges.    "So this is being mischaracterized there is no commitment to rebuild the Burns Lake mill the decision will be made by Hampton in … [Read more...]

Burns Lake mill will be rebuilt

Good news from Burns Lake... The Babine Forest Products Mill will be rebuilt. 250 people were put out of the work after an explosion and fire at the mill earlier this year. Two men were killed - 19 others were hurt. The new mill will be smaller than the old facility - but will apparently be state-of-the-art. Steve Zika speaks for Hampton … [Read more...]

Missing woman found near Pitt Lake

A 25-year old woman's back with her family after spending the night, and most of the morning, alone in the woods near Pitt Lake. RCMP Sgt. Dale Somerville says she was with a group, but got lost while answering the call of nature. "One of the biggest issues was that when she left the group she was in swimwear. and so exposure to elements was one of … [Read more...]

Whistler police search for body of man who jumped off cliff into lake

Mounties in Whistler are trying to recover the body of a 26-year-old who jumped off a cliff into Anderson Lake yesterday. Staff Sgt. Steve LeClair says the Surrey man had been boating in the area and had climbed up a cliff to jump in, which he has done regularly in other spots. "Several of his companions dove into the water from nearby boats in an … [Read more...]