Be part of Vital Signs Report 2014

Public meetings will be held next month to help gauge the 'State of the Boundary', building on the first report done five years ago.

The Phoenix Foundation of the Boundary Communities is pleased to be launching the second Vital Signs initiative for the Boundary Area. The Boundary Communities’ Vital Signs is a report that tracks the quality of life in eleven issue areas.

“Vital Signs gives our communities clarity around the current, potential and perceived issues facing our citizens,” said a news release from the foundation. “Information included in the report is gathered from a variety of sources and presented in a reader-friendly, easy-to-use format. Our report also highlights the views of our local youth, giving them an opportunity to voice their opinions.

“Your opinions, experiences and perceptions about the Boundary are important.”

Town hall meetings are scheduled for both West and East Boundary venues.

Thursday, May 1 at Boundary Central Secondary School from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and Wednesday, May 14 at 6641 Industrial Parkway in Grand Forks from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

To learn more about the national Vital Signs program visit

To find out more about the Phoenix Foundation visit