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Another UFC win for B.C.’s Kajan Johnson

Burns Lake native Kajan Johnson (top) scored a big win Saturday at UFC Fight Night 75 in Japan. POSTMEDIA NETWORK

Burns Lake native Kajan Johnson (top) scored a big win Saturday at UFC Fight Night 75 in Japan. POSTMEDIA NETWORK

There are a lot of good guys in the sport of MMA that you can’t help but cheer for. Local fighter Kajan Johnson (21-11-1) is near the top of that list, and he was back in a UFC Octagon Saturday night.

It’s been a lifetime of adversity for the 31-year-old from Burns Lake. For well over a decade, Johnson’s one dream was to make it to the UFC, but a second career-threatening orbital bone injury in 2012 almost derailed those plans. Read the rest of this entry

Burns Lake Band office blockade turns testy

by Frank Peebles, Prince George Citizen, March 26, 2013

Burns Lake band elders Peter John and Ruth Tibbetts take part in blockade of band office.

Burns Lake band elders Peter John and Ruth Tibbetts take part in blockade of band office.

A political dispute among factions of the Burns Lake Indian Band turned violent Monday. According to witnesses at a blockade of the band’s administration offices, a fight broke out between elected councillor Dan George trying to enter the offices and elders committee representative (and second place finisher in the last election for chief) Ryan Tibbetts attempting to prevent anyone’s entry. Read the rest of this entry

Chief calls on RCMP to sort out allegations against former Olympic chief

By James Keller and Dene Moore, The Canadian Press, September 28, 2012

John Furlong with his lawyer as they respond to abuse allegations in Vancouver.

VANCOUVER – Allegations of abuse against the man who was at the helm of the Vancouver Olympic Games have circulated for years in the rural northern British Columbia community where John Furlong was a phys-ed teacher decades ago, the chief of the community says. Read the rest of this entry