Kathleen Saylors

Coun. Neil Krog and Shawn McIver of Lime Creek Logging at the site of the South Ruckle Bank Armouring project on Thursday. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Bank armouring begins in South Ruckle

The rocks placed along the riverbank will prevent future erosion.

Coun. Neil Krog and Shawn McIver of Lime Creek Logging at the site of the South Ruckle Bank Armouring project on Thursday. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Column: A fond farewell to Grand Forks

Reporter Kate Saylors bids the paper goodbye after three years.

Pamela Kennedy and Mel Carroll, two residents against the proposed Whispers of Hope kitchen location, collecting signatures on Monday.  (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Whispers of Hope leases new kitchen location, residents petition

The new location is close to City Hall.

Pamela Kennedy and Mel Carroll, two residents against the proposed Whispers of Hope kitchen location, collecting signatures on Monday.  (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
Five of the Boundary Volunteer Income Tax clinic’s volunteers at the clinic’s new location at the Grand Forks and District Public Library. Pictured, from left (back): Karen Johnson, Lorraine Dick, Ursula Flury (front) Terry Lemke Mooney, Karen Head. Not pictured: Virginia Holmes.  (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Tax help available at Boundary volunteer-run clinic

The annual program started up on Wednesday.

Five of the Boundary Volunteer Income Tax clinic’s volunteers at the clinic’s new location at the Grand Forks and District Public Library. Pictured, from left (back): Karen Johnson, Lorraine Dick, Ursula Flury (front) Terry Lemke Mooney, Karen Head. Not pictured: Virginia Holmes.  (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
GFI tournament coordinator and head umpire Steve Boutang. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Cuban team joining Grand Forks International baseball lineup

Teams are coming from across North America for the tournament June 25 to July 1.

GFI tournament coordinator and head umpire Steve Boutang. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
Members of Grand Forks’ Special Olympics hockey team boarded the bus to the Special Olympics BC Winter Games on Thursday morning from the Save On parking lot. The team is joined by members from Castlegar, and local coach Dale Redford is headed with the team to Vernon to coach them through the games.   (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Grand Forks athletes finish on the podium at Special O Winter Games

The team went to Vernon last week with players from Castlegar.

Members of Grand Forks’ Special Olympics hockey team boarded the bus to the Special Olympics BC Winter Games on Thursday morning from the Save On parking lot. The team is joined by members from Castlegar, and local coach Dale Redford is headed with the team to Vernon to coach them through the games.   (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
Red Cross extends deadline for flood program

Red Cross extends deadline for flood program

The program offers up to $18,500 for flood-related damage.

Red Cross extends deadline for flood program
The Grand Forks Search and Rescue team practices swift water rescue in May 2018. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Stable search and rescue funding needed: GFSAR

Lack of provincial funding could make a big difference to Grand Forks SAR team.

The Grand Forks Search and Rescue team practices swift water rescue in May 2018. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
Grand Forks families celebrated the long weekend downtown on Saturday, hitting Market Avenue for an afternoon of games, treats and activities for the kids. In addition to running games like giant Connect 4 and Family Feud, kids could check out ATV rides hosted by the Grand Forks ATV Club, fire truck rides with Grand Forks Fire/Rescue, road hockey with the Bruins, and a firefighters obstacle course, also hosted by the fire department. There was plenty to eat downtown, with baked potatoes, chili and kettle corn courtesy of Grand Forks Rotary, hot dogs by both Grand Forks Realty and Grand Forks Fire/Rescue, and cookies courtesy of the Wooden Spoon. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Celebrating Family Day in Grand Forks

The activities on Market offered plenty for the whole family to do.

Grand Forks families celebrated the long weekend downtown on Saturday, hitting Market Avenue for an afternoon of games, treats and activities for the kids. In addition to running games like giant Connect 4 and Family Feud, kids could check out ATV rides hosted by the Grand Forks ATV Club, fire truck rides with Grand Forks Fire/Rescue, road hockey with the Bruins, and a firefighters obstacle course, also hosted by the fire department. There was plenty to eat downtown, with baked potatoes, chili and kettle corn courtesy of Grand Forks Rotary, hot dogs by both Grand Forks Realty and Grand Forks Fire/Rescue, and cookies courtesy of the Wooden Spoon. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
Byron Goch said he simply got hungry!

Celebrating Family Day at Wilgress Lake fishing derby

The annual event was attended by over 125 people.

Byron Goch said he simply got hungry!
The Sock Monkeys. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Gem Theatre benefit concert raises thousands

The theatre suffered signficant flood damage.

The Sock Monkeys. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
Christina Lake welcomes new fire chief

Christina Lake welcomes new fire chief

Joe Geary made the move to the Boundary from Sidney.

Christina Lake welcomes new fire chief
What’s happening for Family Day in the Boundary

What’s happening for Family Day in the Boundary

Activities in and around Grand Forks offer something for everyone.

What’s happening for Family Day in the Boundary
Petition on Second Street project presented to council

Petition on Second Street project presented to council

Over 1,000 signatures were gathered, but staff say council can’t do much about the project.

Petition on Second Street project presented to council
Mental health, BC Housing council’s picks for resolution issues

Mental health, BC Housing council’s picks for resolution issues

Grand Forks council aims to hold the province accountable to local government with draft resolutions

Mental health, BC Housing council’s picks for resolution issues
A car accident near Greenwood this morning, despite its severe appearance, resulted in only minor injuires. (Peyton Spani/Submitted)

Minor injuries in car, semi accident near Greenwood

Road conditions were likely a factor in the Friday morning crash.

A car accident near Greenwood this morning, despite its severe appearance, resulted in only minor injuires. (Peyton Spani/Submitted)
Tales of talking animals and far away places – hundreds of new books will make their way into the hands of kids in time for Christmas thanks to the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy’s (CBAL) Books Under Every Tree campaign. Nearly 550 new and gently used books were presented to the Community Christmas Hamper program last week, to be included in every family hamper being distributed this season. Pictured, CBAL community literacy coordinator Erin Perkins presented Dennis Tournemille, Community Christmas Hamper program coordinator with boxes full of books – and they enjoyed a story or two as well! The Books Under Every Tree campaign collects new and gently used books from local schools and community organizations, and uses proceeds from CBAL’s fall Reach a Reader campaign. Perkins said she is thrilled with the community support for Books Under Every Tree, especially this year as many children lost their books in May’s flooding. Tournemille said he expects there to be a larger than average demand for hamper this year, but at least two books will be in every hamper going to a family with kids. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Hundreds of books collected by CBAL

The “Books Under Every Tree” campaign was a hit.

Tales of talking animals and far away places – hundreds of new books will make their way into the hands of kids in time for Christmas thanks to the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy’s (CBAL) Books Under Every Tree campaign. Nearly 550 new and gently used books were presented to the Community Christmas Hamper program last week, to be included in every family hamper being distributed this season. Pictured, CBAL community literacy coordinator Erin Perkins presented Dennis Tournemille, Community Christmas Hamper program coordinator with boxes full of books – and they enjoyed a story or two as well! The Books Under Every Tree campaign collects new and gently used books from local schools and community organizations, and uses proceeds from CBAL’s fall Reach a Reader campaign. Perkins said she is thrilled with the community support for Books Under Every Tree, especially this year as many children lost their books in May’s flooding. Tournemille said he expects there to be a larger than average demand for hamper this year, but at least two books will be in every hamper going to a family with kids. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
Tips for avoiding Canada Revenue Agency scams

Tips for avoiding Canada Revenue Agency scams

Grand Forks RCMP are asking residents to be vigilant.

Tips for avoiding Canada Revenue Agency scams
The holidays are fast approaching, and with the first Friday in December comes the annual Santa Claus parade and city light up in Gyro Park. More than a dozen local organizations decorated floats and marched in the parade on Friday night, which ended in Gyro Park when the Christmas ligths and decorations are switched on! Completel with warming stations and hot chocolate and kettle corn ourtesy of the Grand Forks Rotary Club, it was a fun night for all.                                The Pharmasave float.

Grand Forks celebrates the holidays with Santa Claus parade, light up

The Christmas tradition was a hit on Friday night.

The holidays are fast approaching, and with the first Friday in December comes the annual Santa Claus parade and city light up in Gyro Park. More than a dozen local organizations decorated floats and marched in the parade on Friday night, which ended in Gyro Park when the Christmas ligths and decorations are switched on! Completel with warming stations and hot chocolate and kettle corn ourtesy of the Grand Forks Rotary Club, it was a fun night for all.                                The Pharmasave float.
After catastrophic floodign in May 2018, the RDKB said that additional funding to locate an emergency response storage and work space in the Village of Midway will increase capacity to respond in the event of a disaster. (Regional District of Kootenay-Boundary)

RDKB receives funding for disaster response ‘work space’ in Midway

The work space and storage will be used by disaster response volunteers.

After catastrophic floodign in May 2018, the RDKB said that additional funding to locate an emergency response storage and work space in the Village of Midway will increase capacity to respond in the event of a disaster. (Regional District of Kootenay-Boundary)