Laurie Tritschler

The Virgin Mary eyes her husband Joseph as the Biblical couple heads for a make-believe Bethlehem at Grand Forks Gospel Chapel Saturday, Dec. 18. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks kids put on Nativity play in sub-zero temperatures

Mary and Joseph turned away at pretend Inn

The Virgin Mary eyes her husband Joseph as the Biblical couple heads for a make-believe Bethlehem at Grand Forks Gospel Chapel Saturday, Dec. 18. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
An artist’s rendition of Grand Forks’ proposed community centre. The centre would be built around the arena, curling rink and aquatic centre at 19th Street and Central Avenue. (Drawing: Community Futures Boundary report)

Grand Forks’ Community Centre project to go to referendum

Referendum to appear on ballots at next fall’s municipal elections

An artist’s rendition of Grand Forks’ proposed community centre. The centre would be built around the arena, curling rink and aquatic centre at 19th Street and Central Avenue. (Drawing: Community Futures Boundary report)
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Midway Elementary, pictured above, is the older of two West Boundary schools that have to share staff due to low enrollment numbers. Photo: Screenshot / sd51.bc.ca

Boundary school board votes to start public engagement about potential school closure

Students’ safety cited among ongoing concerns at Midway and Greenwood elementaries

Midway Elementary, pictured above, is the older of two West Boundary schools that have to share staff due to low enrollment numbers. Photo: Screenshot / sd51.bc.ca
A ruined pickup truck lies upside down after leaving Highway 3, west of Rock Creek Friday, Dec. 10. Photo: Submitted

Motorist ‘lucky to escape serious injury,’ says Midway fire chief

Highway 3 traffic was briefly held up west of Rock Creek after Friday’s collision

A ruined pickup truck lies upside down after leaving Highway 3, west of Rock Creek Friday, Dec. 10. Photo: Submitted
The U-11 Bruins’ Bentley Clemens takes a pass from the little Bears’ Erica Evdokimoff during Saturday’s game against the Trail Whitesmoke. Photo courtesy of Dave Evdokimoff

Grand Forks’ Atom Bruins take weekend Jamboree

The Under-11’s took on teams from Castlegar and Trail

The U-11 Bruins’ Bentley Clemens takes a pass from the little Bears’ Erica Evdokimoff during Saturday’s game against the Trail Whitesmoke. Photo courtesy of Dave Evdokimoff
Dalton Gagne said he went through an ordeal after he was randomly selected for a COVID test on his return to Canada earlier this month. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

‘It was intimidating,’ says Grand Forks man randomly screened for COVID test at border crossing

Man says border protocols are necessary, but it was an unnerving hassle to ship the completed test

Dalton Gagne said he went through an ordeal after he was randomly selected for a COVID test on his return to Canada earlier this month. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Dalton Gagne said he went through an ordeal after he was randomly selected for a COVID test on his return to Canada earlier this month. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

‘It was intimidating,’ says Grand Forks man randomly screened for COVID test at border-crossing

Man says border protocols are necessary, but it was an unnerving hassle to ship the completed test

Dalton Gagne said he went through an ordeal after he was randomly selected for a COVID test on his return to Canada earlier this month. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
(L-R) Laura and Graeme Carlson opened Grand Forks’ Pharma Save in 1990. They now run a second store at Christina Lake. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks pharmacists celebrate over 30 years in business

Laura and Graeme Carlson operate Pharmasaves in Grand Forks and Christina Lake

(L-R) Laura and Graeme Carlson opened Grand Forks’ Pharma Save in 1990. They now run a second store at Christina Lake. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
(Front: L-R) Penny Feist, Chief Administrative Officer at the Village of Midway sits next to Mayor Martin Fromme. In behind, from left to right, are Couns. Darrin Metcalf, Gary Schierbeck, Richard Dunsdon and Fred Grouette. Photo: midwaybc.ca

Village of Midway refuses to explain why community’s only doctor cannot renew clinic lease

Mayor says there won’t be a gap in access to medical services, but won’t say if a replacement doctor has been found

(Front: L-R) Penny Feist, Chief Administrative Officer at the Village of Midway sits next to Mayor Martin Fromme. In behind, from left to right, are Couns. Darrin Metcalf, Gary Schierbeck, Richard Dunsdon and Fred Grouette. Photo: midwaybc.ca
MLA Roly Russell (right) meets with anti-vax demonstrators outside his constituency office Thursday, Dec. 9. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

MLA Russell addresses demonstrators comparing vaccines to experiments on Jews

The MLA said he supported COVID-19 vaccination as a means of keeping people safe, alive

MLA Roly Russell (right) meets with anti-vax demonstrators outside his constituency office Thursday, Dec. 9. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
(Back row, L-R) Grand Forks’ Travis Tysick, wife Rena Bronstein, neighbours Karren Turner, Shirley and Ross Munro and Shane Zorn gather in front of a giant Santa on Valley Heights Drive Tuesday evening, Dec. 7. In the front row (L-R) are Cameron, Shannon and Blake Zorn and the Zorns’ dog, Marty. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Giant Santas come to Grand Forks neighbourhood

The Santas are massive and somewhat costly, but neighbours say they’re worth it

(Back row, L-R) Grand Forks’ Travis Tysick, wife Rena Bronstein, neighbours Karren Turner, Shirley and Ross Munro and Shane Zorn gather in front of a giant Santa on Valley Heights Drive Tuesday evening, Dec. 7. In the front row (L-R) are Cameron, Shannon and Blake Zorn and the Zorns’ dog, Marty. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
A Grand Forks Fire/Rescue volunteer hoses down a tractor that caught fire on North Fork Road Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 7. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Firefighters handle small fire in rural Grand Forks

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue says fire likely caused by engine trouble

A Grand Forks Fire/Rescue volunteer hoses down a tractor that caught fire on North Fork Road Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 7. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
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Grand Forks city council holds back funding for Boundary Museum

The museum closed its doors last month, following the departure of its last administrator

Photo: Laurie Tritschler
A Midway Mountie and volunteer firefighter assess the damage to a Dodge Ram that ran afoul of Highway 3’s Bishop’s Corner late Tuesday, Dec. 7. Photo: Submitted

Hwy 3 crash prompts call for patience as traffic volumes expected to swell

Midway Fire Chief says the collision happened at a very tight turn known as Bishop’s Corner

A Midway Mountie and volunteer firefighter assess the damage to a Dodge Ram that ran afoul of Highway 3’s Bishop’s Corner late Tuesday, Dec. 7. Photo: Submitted
Canada Post customers mill about the post office at 475 73rd Ave. Tuesday, Dec. 7. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Canada Post customers mill about the post office at 475 73rd Ave. Tuesday, Dec. 7. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Kerri-Anne Havig and mom Victoria Runge stand at the head of a crowd of women at the city cenotaph Monday, Dec. 6. The women are holding pictures of the 14 women slain in the 1989 École Polytechnique massacre. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks women call for an end to gendered violence

A small crowd marked the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Kerri-Anne Havig and mom Victoria Runge stand at the head of a crowd of women at the city cenotaph Monday, Dec. 6. The women are holding pictures of the 14 women slain in the 1989 École Polytechnique massacre. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Richard Cannings, MP for South Okanagan-West Kootenay, questions the federal government’s disaster-relief efforts in southern B.C. during question period Wednesday, Dec. 1. Photo: Facebook / Richard Cannings

MP Cannings calls for faster, proactive disaster response in southern B.C.

Cannings cites conversation with Princeton Mayor Spencer Coyne in House of Commons speech

Richard Cannings, MP for South Okanagan-West Kootenay, questions the federal government’s disaster-relief efforts in southern B.C. during question period Wednesday, Dec. 1. Photo: Facebook / Richard Cannings
Graham Watt, Manager of Strategic Initiatives and Flood Recovery, leads a group of around 20 residents through a tour of North Ruckle Friday, Dec. 3. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Demolition to start in Grand Forks’ North Ruckle in new year, says flood manager

Timelines dependent on moving neighbourhood homes, removing utilities

Graham Watt, Manager of Strategic Initiatives and Flood Recovery, leads a group of around 20 residents through a tour of North Ruckle Friday, Dec. 3. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Fentanyl (Courtesy photo)

Bad drugs in Grand Forks, Trail prompt warning by Interior Health

The warning is in effect until Thursday, Dec. 9

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