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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

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue volunteers mop up a house fire on Granby Road Thursday, Sept. 23. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Fire burns family home in rural Grand Forks

No one hurt in Thursday morning’s blaze, says Grand Forks Fire/Rescue

Much as we may not want to think about it yet, snow is coming. Winter tires should be on vehicles by October 1, 2021. Black Press file

Winter tires should be installed by next Friday, October 1

Most routes in B.C. require snow tires from October to April

The #BuyBasin event returns this fall.
The #BuyBasin event returns this fall.
The Bruins’ Ray Warrack is stopped by Thundercats’ goalie Harmon Laser-Hume at the Jack Sunday, Sept. 19. Photo: Peter Kalasz

Grand Forks Border Bruins lose hard-fought games over weekend

The Bruins have four more exhibition games before the regular season

The Bruins’ Ray Warrack is stopped by Thundercats’ goalie Harmon Laser-Hume at the Jack Sunday, Sept. 19. Photo: Peter Kalasz
Cascade Falls, shown here at peak freshet, is a notoriously violent set of rapids on the southern stretch of the Kettle River. Photo: Jensen Edwards

Court of Appeal sets aside lower court’s ruling in Cascade Falls drowning case

A Supreme Court justice had ordered the province to pay interim compensation to a drowned man’s family

Cascade Falls, shown here at peak freshet, is a notoriously violent set of rapids on the southern stretch of the Kettle River. Photo: Jensen Edwards
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
Remote control cars line up to the starting line at Greenwood’s GoldRush Speedway on Aug. 10. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Greenwood council dissolves land agreement for tiny race track

Council’s decision was a formality in an ongoing disagreement over liability insurance

Remote control cars line up to the starting line at Greenwood’s GoldRush Speedway on Aug. 10. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Fire Chief George Seigler smiles for the camera outside Grand Forks Fire/Rescue’s Station 354. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Chief Seigler to leave Grand Forks fire dept.

Seigler is headed for a new posting closer to his family

Fire Chief George Seigler smiles for the camera outside Grand Forks Fire/Rescue’s Station 354. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
A row of solar panels help to produce renewable energy at Kootenay Meadows Farm in Creston. (Submitted West Kootenay EcoSociety)

Creston commits to 100% renewable energy by 2050

‘Creston is setting the path forward for other rural communities like theirs to live healthier, safer, and cleaner lives.’

A row of solar panels help to produce renewable energy at Kootenay Meadows Farm in Creston. (Submitted West Kootenay EcoSociety)
The BC Centre for Disease’s Control’s latest COVID-19 map shows new cases reported in each local health area between Sept. 5-11.

COVID-19 cases plummet across West Boundary, Kootenays

The latest numbers from the BC CDC offer hope that the 4th wave may be cresting in both regions

The BC Centre for Disease’s Control’s latest COVID-19 map shows new cases reported in each local health area between Sept. 5-11.
Dale Heriot ran Grand Forks Fire/Rescue for seven years starting in the spring of 2012. Heriot is pictured on Spencer Hill Friday, Sept. 17. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Former Grand Forks fire chief resolves lawsuit against city

The lawsuit was scheduled to go before the Supreme Court of BC this fall

Dale Heriot ran Grand Forks Fire/Rescue for seven years starting in the spring of 2012. Heriot is pictured on Spencer Hill Friday, Sept. 17. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Branch 059 member Judy Pitcher (left) and Poppy Chairperson Sandra Doody hold up Remembrance Day signs outside the Grand Forks Royal Canadian Legion Wednesday, Sept. 15. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks Legion raising money for veterans

Branch 059 is meanwhile hoping for a full Remembrance Day service on Nov. 11

Branch 059 member Judy Pitcher (left) and Poppy Chairperson Sandra Doody hold up Remembrance Day signs outside the Grand Forks Royal Canadian Legion Wednesday, Sept. 15. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Open burning will once again be allowed in parts of the Southeast Fire Centre, as of noon on Thursday, September 16.
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Ban on open burning lifted in parts of Southeast Fire Centre

The ban will remain in place for the Boundary region

Open burning will once again be allowed in parts of the Southeast Fire Centre, as of noon on Thursday, September 16.
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Grand Forks RCMP to address Vaccine Cards as required, says Sgt. Peppler

Proof of vaccination is required for non-essential services as of Monday, Sept. 13

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Dep. Fire Chief Stephane Dionne speaks into his two-way radio as Grand Forks Fire/Rescue volunteers put out a small fire at Moto Monday evening, Sept. 13. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks fire dept., RCMP respond to Moto fire

The fire, easily contained by firefighters, was set by a man who wanted to heat some food

Dep. Fire Chief Stephane Dionne speaks into his two-way radio as Grand Forks Fire/Rescue volunteers put out a small fire at Moto Monday evening, Sept. 13. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Nisga’a dancer Rosita Martinez takes part in a ceremony on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in June. The RDKB will observe a federal holiday created commemorate the legacy of residential schools in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

RDKB to close for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The local government will shut its offices and facilities on Sept. 30.

Nisga’a dancer Rosita Martinez takes part in a ceremony on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in June. The RDKB will observe a federal holiday created commemorate the legacy of residential schools in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Greenwood City Hall on Friday, Sept. 10, closed the lot containing the Gold Rush Speedway. Photo: Doug Teramoto

Greenwood closes Gold Rush Speedway after land agreement breaks down

The city and a local non-profit signed a licence of occupation in May

Greenwood City Hall on Friday, Sept. 10, closed the lot containing the Gold Rush Speedway. Photo: Doug Teramoto
Trail’s McKelvey Creek landfill could be in line for multi-million dollar upgrades if residents give their blessing through a counterpetition process. Black Press file photo

RDKB to seek borrowing approval for waste projects

Regional district plans to spent millions on landfill upgrades and green bin project

  • Sep 10, 2021
Trail’s McKelvey Creek landfill could be in line for multi-million dollar upgrades if residents give their blessing through a counterpetition process. Black Press file photo