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  • Community Information

    The Village of Burns Lake is located in the scenic Lakes District of Northern British Columbia at the approximate geographic center of the province. It is a vibrant, progressive and socially diverse community with a pioneer spirit and small town charm.

    Forestry is the main driver of the economy here, employing 65% of the population. With bountiful wildlife and spectacular scenery, Burns Lake is also a tourist destination. Both residents and visitors enjoy hiking, canoeing, fishing, skating and cross-country skiing in the area. The community is also home to several arts and cultural festivals.

    INDUSTRY:
    Forestry, ranching and tourism form the basis of the local economy with tourism expected to play an increasingly important role in the future. In addition, Burns Lake is a primary service centre for the Lakes District.


    • Population

      Town Population: 2,029 (BC Stats, 2011 Census)
      
      Patient Catchment: 7,706 (LHA 55 - Burns Lake, BC Stats 2009)
      
      Ages of Population:
      0-17: 23.5%
      18-24: 10.8%
      25-64: 53.0%
      65+: 12.7%
      (BC Stats, 2010 Figures)
      

    • Health Administrative Information

      Health Authority: Northern Health

      Health Service Delivery Area: Northern Interior

      Regional District: Bulkley-Nechako

      Rural Designation: RSA community

      RRP Designation: A

      RRP Points: 33.4


    • Practitioners + Clinic information

      General Practitioners: 7 (www.cpsbc.ca) 
      
      Clinics
      The Burns Lake Medical Clinic
      744 Center St
      Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0
      P: 250 692-3111
      Mailing Address: Box 6000, Burns Lake, BC, V0J 1E0
      
      Lake Babine Health Services
      Box 297
      Burns Lake, BC, V0J 1E0
      P: 250 692-4720 | F: 250 692-4792
      
      Yinadinee Neytsi Jegh Be Wellness Centre
      Box 297
      Burns Lake, BC, V0J 1E0
      P: 250 692-0039 | F: 250 692-0032
      

    • 2012 socio-economic profile of Burns Lake (Source: BC Government).

  • The Lakes District Hospital and Health Centre was built in 1962, servicing an area population base of 2,700 in Burns Lake, as well as an additional 8,000 people living in adjacent, unincorporated communities.

    • Contact Info

      Lakes District Hospital & Health Centre
      741 Centre Street
      Burns Lake, BC, V0J 1E0
      P: 250 692-2400 | F: 250 692-2403
      

      careers.northernhealth.ca/Communities/NorthernInterior/BurnsLake.aspx

    • Hospital Info

      Acute Care Beds: 15

      Emergency Care Beds: 4

      Long Term Care Unit: The Pines

      Intensive Care Unit: Yes, there is an ICU in this community

      There are three healthcare staff on duty. Minimum staffing levels occur after 11 pm.

      Referral Hospital: Prince George

    • Emergency Room

      There is a limited service Emergency Room in this community. It is open 24/7.

      Number of Visits Per Year: 12,189 (2009/2010 Statistics: NHA)

      Travel Distance to Transfer Hospital: 236 km to Prince George

    • Maternity

      This community has Caesarian Section services.

      Midwives and doulas from Prince George service this area.

      Prince George Doula Association – search www.dona.org

      West Hill Midwifery – www.westhillmidwifery.com

    • Lab services

      The Lakes District Hospital and Health Centre Laboratory
      741 Centre Street
      Burns Lake, BC, V0J 1E0
      P: 250 692-2418
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
      

    • Blood Bank

      There is a blood bank in this community.

    • Imaging services

      X-Ray
      The Lakes District Hospital and Health Centre Imaging
      741 Centre Street
      Burns Lake, BC, V0J 1E0
      P: 250 692-2421
      Hrs: Mon-Sat 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
      

      Mammography

      Mammography services provided by BC Cancer Agency twice a year. See www.bccancer.bc.ca  for details.

    • BC Ambulance

      BC Ambulance Services provides coverage for this community, including Air Ambulance services.

    • Pharmacy

      Pharmasave #264
      117 Highway 16
      Burns Lake, BC, V0J 1E0
      P: 250 692-7077 | F: 250 692-7066
      
      Rexall Drug Store 
      418 Yellowhead Highway
      Burns Lake, BC, V0J 1E0
      P: 250 692-7213
      
      Rexall Drug Store
      3232 Highway 16
      Burns Lake, BC, V0J 1E0
      P: 250 845-7477
      
      Drugstore Pharmacy
      221 Highway 16 West
      Burns Lake, BC, V0J 1E0
      P: 250 692-1987 | F: 250 692-1991
      

    • Midwifery

      Midwives and doulas from Prince George service this area.

      Prince George Doula Association – search www.dona.org

      West Hill Midwifery – www.westhillmidwifery.com

    • Extended Care

      The Pines (36 beds)
      800 Centre Street
      Burns Lake, BC, V0J 1E0
      P: 250 692-2490 | F: 250 692-2492
      

    • Home Nursing

      The Lakes District Hospital and Health Centre
      741 Centre Street
      Burns Lake, BC, V0J 1E0
      P: 250 692-2494
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
      
      In-community 
      Nursing and Home Care Aide Workers
      Lake Babine Nation
      225 Sus Avenue
      Burns Lake, BC, V0J 1E0
      P: 250 692-4720
      
      Home Care Nursing
      Southside Health and Wellness Centre
      27920 Wellness Way
      Burns Lake, BC, V0J 1E2
      P: 250 694-3270
      

    • Physiotherapy

      Seiko Watanabe, Registered Physiotherapist
      College of New Caledonia Campus
      Box 5000, 545 Highway 16 West
      Burns Lake, BC, V0J 1E0
      P: 250 692-1713 | F: 250 692-1730
      

    • Mental Health and Addictions

      The Lakes District Hospital and Health Centre
      Box 7500 - 741 Centre Street
      Burns Lake, BC, V0J 1E0
      P: 250 692-2449 | F: 250 692-2451
      Hrs: Mon-Sun 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
      
      In-community
      Lakes District Counseling and Support Services
      870 Highway 16 West
      P: 250 692-7577
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
      
      Southside Health & Wellness Centre
      2003 Wellness Way
      Burns Lake, BC, V0J 1E0
      P: 250 694-3270
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
      

    • Social workers

      Carrier Sekani Family Services
      102 - 2nd Avenue
      Burns Lake, BC, V0J 1E0
      

  • Pacemaker Clinic - University Hospital Northern BC
    Lakes District Hospital and Health Centre
    741 Centre Street
    Burns Lake, BC, V0J 1E0
    P: 250 692-2400
    
    Burns Lake Health Unit
    Box 7500, 744 Centre Street
    Burns Lake, BC, V0J 1E0
    P: 250 692-2460
    Hrs: By appointment only.
    

    Services Available: STI testing, treatment and counselling, HIV counselling and testing, pregnancy testing, emergency contraception pills, birth control information, immunizations and needle exchange.

    Outreach to Youth - Lakes District Community Services
    870 16 Highway
    Burns Lake, BC, V0J 1E0
    P: 250 692-7577
    
    Women's Outreach Services - Elizabeth Fry Society
    347 16 Highway
    Burns Lake, BC, V0J 1E0
    P: 250 692-7559
    
    Addictions Recovery Program 
    108 2nd Avenue
    Burns Lake, BC, V0J 1E0
    P: 250 692-1800
    
    Mental Health and Addictions Outreach 
    P: 250 567-5994
    Services provided 3 times/week by Omineca MH&A from Vanderhoof, BC
    
    Carrier Sekani Family Services Outreach Program
    Diabetes Care and Education
    Box 1219
    Vanderhoof, BC, V0J 3A0
    P: 250 699-6170 | F: 250 699-6179
    www.csfs.org
    
    Woyenne - Nutrition and Diabetes Services
    Lake Babine Nation Health Services
    Box 297
    Burns Lake, BC, V0J 1E0
    P: 250 692-4720 | F: 250 692-4792
    Hrs: In community on Tuesdays.
    
    Carrier-Sekani Family Services
    987 - 4th Avenue
    Prince George, BC, V2L 3H7
    P: 250 562-3591 | F: 250 562-2272
    
    BC Schizophrenia Society Northern Interior Region
    Box 256, Suite 1 - 343 Yellowhead Highway 16 East
    Burns Lake, BC, V0J 1E0
    P: 250 692-7500
    www.bcss.org