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More people are looking to adopt dogs, and other pets, because of pandemic: SPCA. (File image)

Pandemic sparked puppy boom in B.C., but no spike in pet returns: BC SPCA

More people are looking to adopt pets due to pandemic, SPCA

Tamara Lovett lights up the engine bay with her beaming smile during a September 2020 practice. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Women firefighters of the Boundary series: Midway

From 911 calls to Santa runs, Tamara Lovett is glad she joined

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Grand Forks Rotary Club scraps Halloween bonfire

Kettle corn fundraiser to go ahead at Aquatic Centre

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(L-R) Discover Border Country Realty owner Flec Demmon, the office secretary Karen Macland and Coats for Kids founder Sharon Marshall pose for a photo outside the office shortly before Thanksgiving. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Boundary-wide Coats for Kids drive to be ‘best year ever,’ says founder

Winter gear will be made available to anyone in need starting Nov. 12

(L-R) Discover Border Country Realty owner Flec Demmon, the office secretary Karen Macland and Coats for Kids founder Sharon Marshall pose for a photo outside the office shortly before Thanksgiving. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Josh Waters and his one-year-old English Staffy cross, Rocky. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

COVID, heartbreak among speedbumps in Australian’s road to residency in Kelowna

Josh Waters shares his experience in the hopes to help others like him

Josh Waters and his one-year-old English Staffy cross, Rocky. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
Lt. Lee Nermo shows Perley kids what happens when you uncover a grease fire that’s been left on a hot element. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue brings Fire Prevention Week to city schools

Stunning demonstrations follow fire safety lessons by Dep. Chief Piché, Lt. Nermo

Lt. Lee Nermo shows Perley kids what happens when you uncover a grease fire that’s been left on a hot element. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Perley Elementary’s Sharon Peron thanked a long list of community sponsors whose generosity made the Re-Wilding Centre a reality. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Appreciation ceremony inaugurates Re-Wilding Centre at Grand Forks elementary

Dr. D. A. Perley’s Sharon Peron thanked community leaders and school colleagues for their help getting the project off the ground

Perley Elementary’s Sharon Peron thanked a long list of community sponsors whose generosity made the Re-Wilding Centre a reality. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Photo: Facebook - Phoenix Mountain

Phoenix Mountain receives thousands in donations

Charitable tax receipts available to donors through Grand Forks city hall

Photo: Facebook - Phoenix Mountain
Midway artist Norm Ohlhausen said he’s been putting up dry-stack rock sculptures across the Boundary for 25 years. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Midway artist Norm Ohlhausen said he’s been putting up dry-stack rock sculptures across the Boundary for 25 years. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
The Tree to Sea loop is a 1,000 km bikepacking route around the north end of Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Miles Arbor

1,000 km route opens northern Vancouver Island to bikepackers

Bikepacking combines ultralight backpacking and bicycle touring

The Tree to Sea loop is a 1,000 km bikepacking route around the north end of Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Miles Arbor
A smiling Elsie Dannhauer (left) takes a break from preparing tomatoes Wednesday, Sept. 29, at the Gospel Chapel’s commercial kitchen. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

‘Free food given freely’ — Grand Forks supermarket, church team up to tackle hunger, food waste

The Gospel Chapel’s Tammy Battersby says the program has rescued more than 50 tonnes of food this year

A smiling Elsie Dannhauer (left) takes a break from preparing tomatoes Wednesday, Sept. 29, at the Gospel Chapel’s commercial kitchen. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
L.P. Martin and Nick Kliener take a break from bucking fallen trees. Photo courtesy of the Forest Enhancement Society of BC

Wildfire risk reduced to protect Kootenay ‘jewel’

Project follows a trying wildfire season, says WBCF manager Dan Macmaster

L.P. Martin and Nick Kliener take a break from bucking fallen trees. Photo courtesy of the Forest Enhancement Society of BC
Adventurous senior Walter Martens took his first flying lesson as a 101st birthday present, taking off from the Langley airport on Saturday, Sept. 25. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: B.C. Senior, 101, takes first flying lesson

It was a birthday present for ‘adventurous’ Walter Martens

Adventurous senior Walter Martens took his first flying lesson as a 101st birthday present, taking off from the Langley airport on Saturday, Sept. 25. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Regina’s Kevin Ham rounds a corner on Greenwood’s Supermotard track Sunday, Sept. 26. Ham is followed by Dexter Falkenberg, Rob Ross, Robyn Ham and Anaconda’s Casper Henry. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Greenwood race track hosts weekend festival

Supermotard racers descended on Greenwood’s Route 3 race track for two days…

Regina’s Kevin Ham rounds a corner on Greenwood’s Supermotard track Sunday, Sept. 26. Ham is followed by Dexter Falkenberg, Rob Ross, Robyn Ham and Anaconda’s Casper Henry. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Grand Forks’ Brock Mark stands by his 1965 GMC pickup, custom-built to specs inspired by his departed brother, Steve. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks car show draws combines poker and chrome

Event organizer showcases poignant tribute to departed brother

Grand Forks’ Brock Mark stands by his 1965 GMC pickup, custom-built to specs inspired by his departed brother, Steve. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
50/50 winner Shane Zorn (centre) stands behind a giant cheque presented by Lisa Sims, Rock Creek & Boundary Fall Fair GM (left) and fair president Ilana Fraser. Photo courtesy of Lisa Sims

Rock Creek Fall Fair fundraiser fantastically outperforms hopes for modest jackpot

Ticket sales took off after the fair had to cancel in-person events last month

50/50 winner Shane Zorn (centre) stands behind a giant cheque presented by Lisa Sims, Rock Creek & Boundary Fall Fair GM (left) and fair president Ilana Fraser. Photo courtesy of Lisa Sims
Ron Sherman on his daily 17,000-step walk for diabetes research. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson high school vice-principal walking 400 km in September for diabetes research

Ron Sherman gets up at 5 a.m. every day and walks for two hours before work

Ron Sherman on his daily 17,000-step walk for diabetes research. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Registered Nurse Lindsay Erlandson holds a free Naloxone Kit after demonstrating how to use one. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

First Nations educators to host web talks on opioid crisis, addiction

This week’s webinars supported by Grand Forks Community Action Team

Registered Nurse Lindsay Erlandson holds a free Naloxone Kit after demonstrating how to use one. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks fire dept. scraps open house amid high COVID-19 counts

The department suspended weekly training exercises after cases spiked last week

Photo: Laurie Tritschler