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A map released by the BCCDC Friday, Jan. 15 shows five diagnosed cases of COVID-19 in the Grand Forks health area. Photo: Maps: COVID-19 cases in BC, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control website

Five COVID-19 cases reported in Grand Forks area

The BC Centre for Disease Control announced the cases in a weekly update Friday, Jan. 15

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, constructed dismissal

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

Andre Robert won $500,000 through a Lotto Extra ticket on Dec. 23, 2020. Photo: Jeanne d’Arc Allard

Creston resident wins $500k through Lotto ticket

“I was surprised. I wasn’t sure if it was true or not.”

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
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Trees destroyed a Shoreacres home during a wind storm Jan. 13, 2021. Photo: Submitted
Trees destroyed a Shoreacres home during a wind storm Jan. 13, 2021. Photo: Submitted
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.
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Saanich police stopped a driver going more than 60 km/h over the posted speed limit on the Pat Bay Highway on Jan. 11. (Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit/Twitter)

Saanich driver tells police he was ‘only’ going 45 km/h over posted limit

Driver caught going 144 km/h on Greater Victoria-area highway slapped with hefty fines

Saanich police stopped a driver going more than 60 km/h over the posted speed limit on the Pat Bay Highway on Jan. 11. (Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit/Twitter)
A weather alert has been issued for Highway 3.
A weather alert has been issued for Highway 3.
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
Strong real estate sales continue throughout the Kootenays. Carolyn Grant photo

Kootenay real estate sales end year strong

Another record breaking month closes out 2020

Strong real estate sales continue throughout the Kootenays. Carolyn Grant photo
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
Carrie Koski. (Julieahnnah Marcellus-Tran/Facebook)

Kelowna grandmother dies in skiing incident at Big White

Carrie Koski remembered as a ‘hard-working nurse,’ ‘beautiful human being’

Carrie Koski. (Julieahnnah Marcellus-Tran/Facebook)
Big White Ski Resort recently submitted its 2020 Master Plan to the province. (Big White Ski Resort photo)

Bigger White: Ski resort eyes massive, long-term expansion

Big White’s new 2020 Master Plan shows resort’s intention to more than double in size over the next 60 years

Big White Ski Resort recently submitted its 2020 Master Plan to the province. (Big White Ski Resort photo)
A group of women wear masks to help guard them against the Spanish flu. Photo: courtesy of the University of Waterloo

Castlegar woman survives two pandemics

Molly Pacey turned 102 years old on Dec. 30, 2020.

A group of women wear masks to help guard them against the Spanish flu. Photo: courtesy of the University of Waterloo
RCMP pictured at a motor vehicle incident during snowy conditions. (FILE - Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media)

Update: Family of 4 killed in Alberta helicopter crash

RCMP responded to emergency signal in rural county, found crashed helicopter, no survivors

RCMP pictured at a motor vehicle incident during snowy conditions. (FILE - Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media)