Thank God I’m a Boundary Country girl

Maybe the whole-wide world doesn't know the Boundary - those who have grown up and lived here -- we know.

I recently moved back to one of the most beautiful and peaceful places to live in Canada as far as I’m concerned. When I was a girl growing up on a cattle ranch near Bridesville, I told my family I was going to move to the city and become famous. Love changed my direction at 20 when I married my husband so as you guessed, I ended up staying, with dreams of one day moving to a city to experience the lifestyle thought I was missing.

In June of 2011 my husband’s work ended up uprooting our family to the big city (not really a city, but to me it was). I set off on my new adventure with a very optimistic outlook—now let me be careful here, I am not bashing other places but for this girl it wasn’t quite what I expected.

We bought a nice home in a nice neighbourhood in West Kelowna and I couldn’t wait to meet my neighbours. I recruited a married couple next door to help me spearhead my first ever block party.

I was so excited and to my surprise we had a great turnout—probably three-quarters of the people in our cul-de-sac came out. I met them all and sadly in the next three years never talked to half of them again and let me tell you this girl is a very people-oriented person.

It was my observation that there were a lot of expenses I didn’t factor in when you live there. I had to pay for yucky tasting chlorinated water. So it didn’t take long for this little country bumpkin to appreciate the Boundary and all it has to offer. Not only do you go to the local grocery stores and you pretty much know everyone and get at least a hug or two a day, but we have so much to offer beautiful hiking trails, amazing places of a great coffee of a bite to eat, the beauty of the Kettle River, an amazing school system to raise children and so much more…

Ginette Wheeler, Rock Creek


Just Posted

RDKB to test emergency alert system

The alarm is scheduled to go out at 10:30 a.m. on June 21

BCSS graduates off to new adventures

The BCSS Class of 2019 is the 50th cohort of Grade 12s from the school

Greens choose Rosslander to represent them in next federal election

Tara Howse is the former chair of Rossland’s Sustainability Commission

Chamber of commerce adjusts course after 2018 overspend

Businesses have already seen support this year from a downtown revitalization expert

Midway seniors voice hopes, fears for aging in village

The village will host another public forum on aging on July 17

VIDEO: Rare white killer whale captured by drone near Campbell River

The transient orca has been named Tl’uk, a Coast Salish word that means ‘moon.’

B.C. imposes interim moratorium on resource development to protect caribou

The caribou population in northeastern B.C. has dwindled over the last two decades

B.C. sculptor depicts epic eagle battle in latest piece that took 2,500 hours

Clasped in one of the raptor’s talons is each one’s desire: a living venomous diamondback rattlesnake

Students disciplined after anti-LGBTQ signs posted in Kamloops high school

Vessy Mochikas, SD73’s principal for inclusive education, called incident a learning opportunity

Air Canada expects Boeing 737 Max to resume flying by September or October

Air Canada isn’t worried about safety of the planes, says vice-president

‘The Fonz’ gives thumbs up in letter to dyslexic students at B.C. school

Students in Maple Ridge reached out to Henry Winkler after reading one his Zipster books.

PHOTOS: MP Mark Warawa loses brief battle with cancer

The Conservative Member of Parliament and long-time community advocate died in hospice this morning

Fernie’s Kerri Wall hopes to represent Green Party in federal election

Nelson’s Abra Brynne and Kaslo’s Judson Hansel have also chosen to run

Most Read