Jensen Edwards

Local reporter bids farewell

Local reporter bids farewell

‘See you all soon,’ says reporter leaving the Grand Forks Gazette and Boundary Creek Times

Local reporter bids farewell
James Dergousoff, 23, has his eyes set on qualifying for the next Olympic Games.                                 (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Future Olympian returns home to Boundary train in childhood pool

James Dergousoff put on a wetsuit and began swimming in an icy Christina Lake when his pool closed

James Dergousoff, 23, has his eyes set on qualifying for the next Olympic Games.                                 (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
RDKB to spend $5,000 to review 2020 freshet response

RDKB to spend $5,000 to review 2020 freshet response

The province is also kicking in $5,000 for the review of flood protection rollout and communications

RDKB to spend $5,000 to review 2020 freshet response
Petra Nielsen, Mark Wolford and dog Rose Tyler pose on the front stoop of their new home in Grand Forks. The couple met at the Danville border crossing to sign the purchase papers in June, because Wolford, an American, was not allowed across the border at the time.  (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Boundary couple navigates a cross-border marriage and new home during a pandemic

Petra Nielsen and Mark Wolford dealt with a buyout and a closed border to find a home

Petra Nielsen, Mark Wolford and dog Rose Tyler pose on the front stoop of their new home in Grand Forks. The couple met at the Danville border crossing to sign the purchase papers in June, because Wolford, an American, was not allowed across the border at the time.  (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
An angler gets a few last casts in on July 22 before the Kettle River closes to fishing for a month, between July 25 and Aug. 25. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Kettle River closed to fishing until Aug. 25 to protect fish

The closure came into effect on Saturday, July 24

An angler gets a few last casts in on July 22 before the Kettle River closes to fishing for a month, between July 25 and Aug. 25. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Greenwood City Hall (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Greenwood council calls by-election for Oct. 10

The city’s voters are to elect a new mayor, after Ed Smith resigned in February

Greenwood City Hall (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
BC Transit’s Boundary bus route operates on-call in Grand Forks five days a week and does one round-trip between Greenwood and Grand Forks on Fridays. Starting in August, a West Boundary connection route will be added on Tuesdays. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

BC Transit, Interior Health add Rock Creek to Grand Forks bus route

The route will run Tuesdays and cost $1.75 each way

BC Transit’s Boundary bus route operates on-call in Grand Forks five days a week and does one round-trip between Greenwood and Grand Forks on Fridays. Starting in August, a West Boundary connection route will be added on Tuesdays. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Naloxone can counter the effects of an opioid overdose. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media)

BC Coroners Service: 12 people died from overdoses in Grand Forks since 2018

Many more overdose incidents narrowly avoided death

Naloxone can counter the effects of an opioid overdose. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media)
Sharing the Columbia and Western Trail with industry could lead to better quality for all

Sharing the Columbia and Western Trail with industry could lead to better quality for all

B.C. removed ‘recreational trail’ designation from Fife-Castlegar stretch mid-July

Sharing the Columbia and Western Trail with industry could lead to better quality for all
Big White industrial recycling needs to be better sorted, or else those who use the service could end up paying more. Photo by Tiani Grosso

Big White needs to sort out its recycling issue to avoid higher fees

A February 2019 audit found that 21% of ‘recycled’ material weight at transfer station was trash

Big White industrial recycling needs to be better sorted, or else those who use the service could end up paying more. Photo by Tiani Grosso
A jet boat was seen cruising down the Kettle River at Rock Creek on Saturday, July 18, near children and swimmers. Though it is not illegal to run a power boat on the Kettle River, nearby water users expressed safety concerns. (Cam Thyssen/Submitted)

Police get complaints from swimmers of jet boat in Kettle River

Power boats are legal in the Kettle River, but public safety an issue in summer time

A jet boat was seen cruising down the Kettle River at Rock Creek on Saturday, July 18, near children and swimmers. Though it is not illegal to run a power boat on the Kettle River, nearby water users expressed safety concerns. (Cam Thyssen/Submitted)
The Columbia and Western Rail Trail connects Midway to Castlegar. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

67 kilometres of Columbia and Western Trail reclassified as ‘resource road’

The province is reclassifying the stretch between Fife and Castlegar as a resource road

The Columbia and Western Rail Trail connects Midway to Castlegar. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Peter Kalasz films Sadie, Ian and Carol Mitchell for a music video featuring local musician Justin Hines’ hit “Say What you Will” and residents of Grand Forks. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Music video asks Grand Forks to ‘Say What You Will’ to illustrate community spirit

The 2018 flood has marked a clear before and after in the city, but there’s more to it, say residents

Peter Kalasz films Sadie, Ian and Carol Mitchell for a music video featuring local musician Justin Hines’ hit “Say What you Will” and residents of Grand Forks. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Dan Macmaster goes to sink a putt during tournament play on July 11. His team would go on to win the tournament, with the lowest score after two rounds. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Disc golfers play in first-ever Grand Forks tournament

The course is located just south of Extra Foods in Grand Forks

Dan Macmaster goes to sink a putt during tournament play on July 11. His team would go on to win the tournament, with the lowest score after two rounds. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Volunteers help fill a gap in the bank of the Kettle River in the Johnson Flats area of Grand Forks on May 31 in preparation for high water. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Rural Boundary areas get funding for flood risk assessment

The study will mesh with those completed for Grand Forks, Midway and Greenwood

Volunteers help fill a gap in the bank of the Kettle River in the Johnson Flats area of Grand Forks on May 31 in preparation for high water. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Grand Forks nets $3.6M to upgrade Eastside reservoir

Grand Forks nets $3.6M to upgrade Eastside reservoir

Necessary upgrades for the facility were identified nearly 10 years ago

Grand Forks nets $3.6M to upgrade Eastside reservoir
On a hot day, tubers and boaters are tempted by the mist coming off the water cannon’s stream. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Christina Lake fire department christens new boat

The department leveraged its members’ skills to repurpose a former recreational pontoon boat

On a hot day, tubers and boaters are tempted by the mist coming off the water cannon’s stream. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Grand Forks pool aims for gradual reopening

Grand Forks pool aims for gradual reopening

The Piranhas Swim Club will be the first to test the water, starting July 20

Grand Forks pool aims for gradual reopening
Shining Raven Woman holds a bowl of water that is emblazoned with a crest of the white raven. (David Seven Deers/Submitted)

Sculpture to offer point of beauty and unity at rivers’ junction in Grand Forks

Artist David Seven Deers spent 19 months sculpting Shining Raven Woman

Shining Raven Woman holds a bowl of water that is emblazoned with a crest of the white raven. (David Seven Deers/Submitted)
Greenwood Museum manager Doreen MacLean shows off the new Hop Sing Laundry exhibit on July 4. There were several Chinese-owned laundry businesses in Greenwood around 1900, MacLean said, but racist attitudes barred them from operating on Copper Street and from advertising in the newspaper.  (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Greenwood Museum debuts new Chinese laundry exhibit

The new exhibit reflects a staple business of the city from more than 100 years ago

Greenwood Museum manager Doreen MacLean shows off the new Hop Sing Laundry exhibit on July 4. There were several Chinese-owned laundry businesses in Greenwood around 1900, MacLean said, but racist attitudes barred them from operating on Copper Street and from advertising in the newspaper.  (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)