Laurie Tritschler

Les Cleverly, formerly of Grand Forks Fire/Rescue, is suing the city as well as current and former city firefighters over alleged workplace bullying and defamation. File photo.

Former Grand Forks firefighter suing department, city over alleged conspiracy, wrongful dismissal

Plaintiff Les Cleverly filed a notice of civil claim with the Supreme Court of BC in last week

Les Cleverly, formerly of Grand Forks Fire/Rescue, is suing the city as well as current and former city firefighters over alleged workplace bullying and defamation. File photo.
The court will fix a date for sentencing on Feb. 9. File photo

Powell River man pleads guilty to sexual interference of a minor in Grand Forks

The man is awaiting sentencing pending a psychological assessment

The court will fix a date for sentencing on Feb. 9. File photo
The aftermath of Thursday morning’s car crash at Greenwood’s Deadwood Junction, Jan. 14. Photo courtesy of Midway RCMP

Midway RCMP looking driver who left crash outside Greenwood café

Cpl. Phil Peters said Mounties were called to the scene early Thursday morning, Jan. 14

The aftermath of Thursday morning’s car crash at Greenwood’s Deadwood Junction, Jan. 14. Photo courtesy of Midway RCMP
The accused entered their pleas at Grand Forks Provincial Court Tuesday, Jan. 12. File photo

Grand Forks men to stand trial for alleged violent crimes last July

The men appeared before Provincial Judge Phillip Seagram at the Grand Forks Court House Tuesday, Jan. 12

The accused entered their pleas at Grand Forks Provincial Court Tuesday, Jan. 12. File photo
Grand Forks Fire/Rescue reported significant changes in yearly fire-related and emergency first aid responses over 2020. Pictured are Dep. Fire Chief Rich Piché (left) and a Chief George Seigler at a department training exercise last October. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue sees jump in fire-related calls in 2020

Department statistics meanwhile showed a roughly proportionate drop in calls to assist BC Ambulance crews

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue reported significant changes in yearly fire-related and emergency first aid responses over 2020. Pictured are Dep. Fire Chief Rich Piché (left) and a Chief George Seigler at a department training exercise last October. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
City councillors were given a presentation on the merits of the Granby Dam Reservoir Campaign at the Committee of the Whole Monday, Jan. 11. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks’ city council to consider fund-sourcing for Granby Dam project

Council was asked to consider hiring an energy consultant to apply for up to $1 million in initial grants

City councillors were given a presentation on the merits of the Granby Dam Reservoir Campaign at the Committee of the Whole Monday, Jan. 11. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Plans submitted to the Ministry of Forests show an aerial view of the Christian Valley, where adventure tourism company Powder Renegade Lodge hopes to build a cat-ski operation. Photo: Powder Renegade Lodge, Inc.

Everything you need to know about Powder Renegade Lodge

The province is taking public feedback until Thursday, Jan. 14

Plans submitted to the Ministry of Forests show an aerial view of the Christian Valley, where adventure tourism company Powder Renegade Lodge hopes to build a cat-ski operation. Photo: Powder Renegade Lodge, Inc.
Thursday, Jan. 7. A bobcat hauls a derelict trailer from the disused motor-cross track at the top of Morrisey Creek Road more commonly known as "Moto." Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks city hall takes trailers out of homeless campsite

City hall said the trailers had been abandoned at the former motor-cross track known as “Moto”

Thursday, Jan. 7. A bobcat hauls a derelict trailer from the disused motor-cross track at the top of Morrisey Creek Road more commonly known as "Moto." Photo: Laurie Tritschler
BC Housing committed to funding a temporary winter shelter at Grand Forks’ Old Hardy View Lodge last October. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

BC Housings says Grand Forks shelter is working at Old Hardy View Lodge

The housing agency said the shelter had not received any neighbourhood complaints

BC Housing committed to funding a temporary winter shelter at Grand Forks’ Old Hardy View Lodge last October. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Grand Forks' Sidney Kelly makes her way up the T-bar at Phoenix Mountain Ski Hill Friday, Jan. 8. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Phoenix Mountain rocks 2021 season-opener

COVID-19 safety measures were in full effect as around 150 shredded the hill Friday, Jan. 8

Grand Forks' Sidney Kelly makes her way up the T-bar at Phoenix Mountain Ski Hill Friday, Jan. 8. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Midway RCMP are looking to arrest 34-year-old Rheal Beaudry, believed to be hiding out somewhere in their detachment. Photo courtesy of Midway RCMP

Midway RCMP looking for suspect charged with BC Day driving offenses

The Crown alleges that the suspect was involved in two Kelowna car accidents within an hour

Midway RCMP are looking to arrest 34-year-old Rheal Beaudry, believed to be hiding out somewhere in their detachment. Photo courtesy of Midway RCMP
Plans submitted to the Ministry of Forests show an aerial view of the Christian Valley, where adventure tourism company Powder Renegade Lodge hopes to build a cat-ski operation. Photo: Powder Renegade Lodge, Inc.

Advisory bodies weigh in on proposed Christian Valley cat-ski operation

Prospective operator, Powder Renegade Lodge, said backcountry ski infrastructure already in place

Plans submitted to the Ministry of Forests show an aerial view of the Christian Valley, where adventure tourism company Powder Renegade Lodge hopes to build a cat-ski operation. Photo: Powder Renegade Lodge, Inc.
The Grand Forks International baseball tournament could make a comeback this summer, but it might not feature international teams like the ones pictured in this photo from the last GFI in June 2019. Photo: Chris Hammett

Grand Forks International tournament could come back in 2021 if conditions allow

Organizers have considered an all-Canadian tournament, according to Chairperson Steve Boutang

The Grand Forks International baseball tournament could make a comeback this summer, but it might not feature international teams like the ones pictured in this photo from the last GFI in June 2019. Photo: Chris Hammett
Mayor Noll said garbage and recycling collection cost city hall $3,000 over-budget last year. File photo

Greenwood holds 2021 user fee hike to garbage, recycling

Mayor Barry Noll said the city can’t maintain the service, will look at joining regional district model

Mayor Noll said garbage and recycling collection cost city hall $3,000 over-budget last year. File photo
Phoenix Mountain is hoping to see skiers like this pair when the hill opens Friday, Jan. 8. Photo: Jensen Edwards

Phoenix Mountain Ski Hill to open for 2021 ski season

Board president James Hall said this year’s season was delayed by COVID-19

Phoenix Mountain is hoping to see skiers like this pair when the hill opens Friday, Jan. 8. Photo: Jensen Edwards
Sean McGarry, right, father to Maverick, left, died in an avalanche in northern B.C. last November. He is survived by wife, Nikki, and parents Lisa and Neal McGarry of Grand Forks. Photo courtesy of Neal McGarry

Grand Forks couple mourns son’s death in avalanche

Avalanche Canada has since issued a warning over alpine regions throughout British Columbia

Sean McGarry, right, father to Maverick, left, died in an avalanche in northern B.C. last November. He is survived by wife, Nikki, and parents Lisa and Neal McGarry of Grand Forks. Photo courtesy of Neal McGarry
“Comet,” born Dec. 18, survived his mother’s death at Christina Lake’s Fuster Cluck Farm after local farmers stepped in with life-saving milk. Comet is pictured in the home of Fuster Cluck’s Amy Enns-Haywood and Nigel Haywood. Photo courtesy of Amy Enns-Haywood.

Baby goat survives rocky birth at Kootenay farm after neighbours pitch in

“Comet” is thriving at Fuster Cluck Farm, where he plays with other baby goats and the farmers’ daughter

“Comet,” born Dec. 18, survived his mother’s death at Christina Lake’s Fuster Cluck Farm after local farmers stepped in with life-saving milk. Comet is pictured in the home of Fuster Cluck’s Amy Enns-Haywood and Nigel Haywood. Photo courtesy of Amy Enns-Haywood.
Interior Health said the new Moderna vaccine will be available in growing numbers over the West Boundary starting Tuesday, Dec. 29. Photo: Frank Augstein of the Associated Press

Interior Health starts roll out of Moderna vaccine across West Boundary

The new vaccine remains effective after long-haul transportation, according to the health authority

Interior Health said the new Moderna vaccine will be available in growing numbers over the West Boundary starting Tuesday, Dec. 29. Photo: Frank Augstein of the Associated Press
Kettle River Food Share Society Vice President Duncan Scott (left) and Secretary Vivien Scott (centre) are shown with Midway Fire and Rescue’s Assistant Fire Chief Jason Eaton. Photo courtesy of Midway Fire and Rescue

Midway fire department, partners give the gift of fire safety

Fire Chief Mike Daloise said everyone should have a smoke alarm

Kettle River Food Share Society Vice President Duncan Scott (left) and Secretary Vivien Scott (centre) are shown with Midway Fire and Rescue’s Assistant Fire Chief Jason Eaton. Photo courtesy of Midway Fire and Rescue
Marlene Thomas (left) and grandson Seth, 11, stand atop the viewing platform at the end of their family’s cedar maze. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Candy cane maze open in rural Grand Forks

Socially-distanced revellers are welcome to try their luck at “Mar’s Maze”

Marlene Thomas (left) and grandson Seth, 11, stand atop the viewing platform at the end of their family’s cedar maze. Photo: Laurie Tritschler