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$335K spent on Boundary flood protection for 2020 freshet

The RDKB and City of Grand Forks are submitting their receipts to the province

Castlegar RCMP arrest one man in relation to Midway stabbing

The stabbing occurred on June 17 and a suspect was arrested June 25

RDKB gets emergency preparation funding from the province

The provincial grant package includes more than 100 local governments

Market Avenue to close to traffic for summer to make way for pedestrians and patios

The closure is meant to allow businesses to expand their patios to promote physical distancing

Province ignoring need to preserve old growth forests, says Nelson scientist

Report says more resources are given to harvesting old growth than protecting it

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Open burning temporarily allowed in Southeast Fire Centre

Category 2 fires allowed across the fire centre, Category 3 allowed in some areas

Kootenays tourism industry feels unheard: Letter to Premier

Tourism industry wants Albertan travellers to be welcomed when non-essential travel ban lifted

SD 51 prepares for hybrid online/in-class learning in September

The district will look to hire two more FTE teaching positions dedicated to online learning support

Grand Forks turns out to support anti-racism movement

The Breaking Marginalization rally was held on June 14 at Gyro Park

B.C. seeks input on future of Kettle River Recreation Area

The long-term plan aims to upgrade protection for the area by giving the park Class ‘A’ status

More suspected poisonings result in death of dogs in Kimberley

Several dogs have died, or become ill, in recent weeks after walking on local trails

Rock Creek Fall Fair postponed to 2021

The fair’s 75th event celebration will have to wait another year

Grand Forks doctor recognized for outstanding family practice

Dr. Mark Szynkaruk was nominated for the My Family Doctor Award by a patient

Christina Lake resident finds 121-year-old newspaper treasure

Doug Sandner unearthed a Boundary Creek Times from 1899 while cleaning his mother’s home

Rail operator plans to discontinue Grand Forks-Laurier section of rail line

Losing the rail to the U.S. would mean more cost for local shippers Interfor and Pacific Abrasives

Greenwood mother and daughter win big in B.C. lottery

Myrna Bowen and Savannah Walker won $675,000 in a scratch and win

Buyouts for flood mitigation to cost $5 million more than expected

Grand Forks is looking to recoup some money through salvage and dike placement