Priyanka Ketkar

Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (File photo)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (File photo)
John Erickson noted that the forest fuels are exceptionally dry this year. (John Erickson/Special to the News)

See smoke? Here’s how to help crews when you report a wildfire from a B.C. expert

Err on the side of caution, advises B.C. Wildfire Service

John Erickson noted that the forest fuels are exceptionally dry this year. (John Erickson/Special to the News)
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)
Burns Lake water levels before and after the Weir. (UFFCA website/Lakes District News)

Passive weir could be constructed on Endako river

Rise in water levels could be a potential concern

Burns Lake water levels before and after the Weir. (UFFCA website/Lakes District News)
Several forestry companies undertake spraying of the glyphosate herbicide to logged areas after seedlings are replanted. (Doug Pitt/Natural Resources Canada/Black Press Media file photo)

Picking wild berries in forest cutblocks may not be a good idea: UNBC study

New research warns wild berries unfit for human consumption

Several forestry companies undertake spraying of the glyphosate herbicide to logged areas after seedlings are replanted. (Doug Pitt/Natural Resources Canada/Black Press Media file photo)
(SD 91 website photo/Lakes District News)

School District 91 to bring equitable WiFi access

Initiative part of BCNET’s eduroam pilot program

(SD 91 website photo/Lakes District News)
CSFS is one of the nine recipients of the award. Pictured [L-R] here are the Executive Director of Communications and Data Governance - Marlaena Mann, Dianna Mould - Nowh Guna Facilitator, Sarah Hein - Elder Advisor, Barby Skaling - Cultural Coordinator. (CSFS photo/Lakes District News)
CSFS is one of the nine recipients of the award. Pictured [L-R] here are the Executive Director of Communications and Data Governance - Marlaena Mann, Dianna Mould - Nowh Guna Facilitator, Sarah Hein - Elder Advisor, Barby Skaling - Cultural Coordinator. (CSFS photo/Lakes District News)
RDBN. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)

RDBN to invest in Agricultural Plastic Recycle program

The regional-district is looking to invest up to $96,501 in the program

RDBN. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)
“The process is moving forward and I am really happy about that,” said Cheslatta Carrier Nation chief Corinna Leween. (BC Natural Resources Forum photo/Lakes District News)
“The process is moving forward and I am really happy about that,” said Cheslatta Carrier Nation chief Corinna Leween. (BC Natural Resources Forum photo/Lakes District News)
The total number of COVID-19 cases the pipeline has seen since March 2020 to 86. (Health & Safety Video CGL/Houston Today)

CGL’s Huckleberry lodge sees one COVID case

AstraZeneca vaccination remains paused at work sites

The total number of COVID-19 cases the pipeline has seen since March 2020 to 86. (Health & Safety Video CGL/Houston Today)
Basin Snow Water Index map for Apr. 1, 2021. (BC River Forecast Centre photo/Lakes District News)

Snowpack above normal for Upper Fraser West basin

Snowpack assessments for early April reveals above normal levels for northwestern British…

Basin Snow Water Index map for Apr. 1, 2021. (BC River Forecast Centre photo/Lakes District News)
Trainees part of the Pathways to Prosperity Program at the Vanderhoof Lodge. (Photo submitted by Suzanne Wilton, CGL spokesperson)

Coastal GasLink gets a nod to increase workforce from 963 to 2,787 people

One new COVID case in section 1 of the pipeline identified; no lodge affected

Trainees part of the Pathways to Prosperity Program at the Vanderhoof Lodge. (Photo submitted by Suzanne Wilton, CGL spokesperson)
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)
The food hub survey showed that over 61 per cent respondents were looking to expand their business. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)

RDBN’s food hub survey highlights producers’ needs

The project team to set up further discussion sessions with producers this year

The food hub survey showed that over 61 per cent respondents were looking to expand their business. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)
The B.C. Government increased limited entry hunt (LEH) authorizations of cow/calf moose by 43 animals in 2020 in mountain caribou recovery areas near Revelstoke and Prince George. (Wikipedia Commons)

Cow moose and calf harvest numbers expected by May

No wolves culled yet; cull scheduled for 2021 winter

The B.C. Government increased limited entry hunt (LEH) authorizations of cow/calf moose by 43 animals in 2020 in mountain caribou recovery areas near Revelstoke and Prince George. (Wikipedia Commons)
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)
“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)
Pipe stringing work in Section 4. (Coastal GasLink photo/Lakes District News)

Pipe installation begins from south of Burns Lake to north of Vanderhoof

Coastal Gas Link’s November update indicates 528 additional workers

Pipe stringing work in Section 4. (Coastal GasLink photo/Lakes District News)
RDBN board meeting. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)

Thiessen and Parker re-elected to RDBN board

The board voted unanimously on Nov. 19

RDBN board meeting. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)