Grand Forks

Special Olympics coach Erica McCluney poses for a photo outside a May 2019 swim meet in Cranbrook alongside athletes Brogan Beliveau (left) and Connor Charlong. Photo courtesy of Erica McCluney

Athletes, coaches, admin staff wanted across the Boundary, says Special Olympics BC

Special athletes are ready are rearing to go, but the organization needs volunteers to get back on track

 

A pair of Great Horn owlets pose majestically on their way to a rehabilitation centre outside the Boundary. Photo: Submitted

West Boundary man fined for keeping baby owls in his home

Investigating Conservation Officer says the man had the birds for two months

 

New COVID-19 infections are shown by local health areas for the week of Oct. 10 - 16. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

New COVID cases double over Boundary

New cases slumped across the East Kootenay, according to the BC CDC’s latest numbers

New COVID-19 infections are shown by local health areas for the week of Oct. 10 - 16. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
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January vandal gets suspended sentence at Grand Forks provincial court

The vandal targeted a number of cars and businesses last January, the court heard

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Wright was sentenced Wednesday, Oct. 20. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks thief to serve jail sentence at Trail RCMP

Edward “Joe” Wright to serve series of weekend jail stays

Wright was sentenced Wednesday, Oct. 20. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Attorney General David Eby. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Minister Eby to visit Grand Forks in November

Visit announced at council chambers Monday, Oct. 18

Attorney General David Eby. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Martin O’Brien (front left) makes notes on a legal pad during Monday’s hearing, overseen by Inquiry Officer Nerys Poole, (back right). Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Expropriation hearing wraps up at Grand Forks’ Gallery 2

The hearing will decide if the city can build flood works without taking full or part ownership of a North Ruckle property

Martin O’Brien (front left) makes notes on a legal pad during Monday’s hearing, overseen by Inquiry Officer Nerys Poole, (back right). Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Border Bruins forward Ethan Gourley goes up against Golden Rockets defenceman Sasa Jirousek at Friday’s game at the Jack (Oct. 15). Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Border Bruins lose to Rockets at Grand Forks

‘We’re getting better every week,’ says Bruins Head Coach

Border Bruins forward Ethan Gourley goes up against Golden Rockets defenceman Sasa Jirousek at Friday’s game at the Jack (Oct. 15). Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Whitetail deer are especially vulnerable to the deadly wasting disease known as blue tongue, according to wildlife veterinarian Caely Thacker. Photo: Pixabay

Wasting disease kills off urban deer in Grand Forks

The disease known as bluetongue was first seen in area bighorn sheep this summer

Whitetail deer are especially vulnerable to the deadly wasting disease known as blue tongue, according to wildlife veterinarian Caely Thacker. Photo: Pixabay
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Grand Forks Rotary Club scraps Halloween bonfire

Kettle corn fundraiser to go ahead at Aquatic Centre

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A tow truck driver hauls a trailer knocked over in a Highway 3 collision west of Grand Forks Wednesday, Oct. 12. The driver whose SUV came into collision with the trailer said she’d been distracted by the sign on the right-hand sign. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Driver blames ‘Jesus sign’ after Highway 3 collision

The sign quotes a verse from the New Testament

A tow truck driver hauls a trailer knocked over in a Highway 3 collision west of Grand Forks Wednesday, Oct. 12. The driver whose SUV came into collision with the trailer said she’d been distracted by the sign on the right-hand sign. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
(L-R) Discover Border Country Realty owner Flec Demmon, the office secretary Karen Macland and Coats for Kids founder Sharon Marshall pose for a photo outside the office shortly before Thanksgiving. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Boundary-wide Coats for Kids drive to be ‘best year ever,’ says founder

Winter gear will be made available to anyone in need starting Nov. 12

(L-R) Discover Border Country Realty owner Flec Demmon, the office secretary Karen Macland and Coats for Kids founder Sharon Marshall pose for a photo outside the office shortly before Thanksgiving. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Lt. Lee Nermo shows Perley kids what happens when you uncover a grease fire that’s been left on a hot element. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue brings Fire Prevention Week to city schools

Stunning demonstrations follow fire safety lessons by Dep. Chief Piché, Lt. Nermo

Lt. Lee Nermo shows Perley kids what happens when you uncover a grease fire that’s been left on a hot element. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Perley Elementary’s Sharon Peron thanked a long list of community sponsors whose generosity made the Re-Wilding Centre a reality. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Appreciation ceremony inaugurates Re-Wilding Centre at Grand Forks elementary

Dr. D. A. Perley’s Sharon Peron thanked community leaders and school colleagues for their help getting the project off the ground

Perley Elementary’s Sharon Peron thanked a long list of community sponsors whose generosity made the Re-Wilding Centre a reality. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
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Phoenix Mountain receives thousands in donations

Charitable tax receipts available to donors through Grand Forks city hall

Photo: Facebook - Phoenix Mountain
Midway artist Norm Ohlhausen said he’s been putting up dry-stack rock sculptures across the Boundary for 25 years. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Midway sculptor demonstrates rock-stacking at Grand Forks school

‘There’s no trick to it,’ says Norm Ohlhausen

Midway artist Norm Ohlhausen said he’s been putting up dry-stack rock sculptures across the Boundary for 25 years. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
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Grand Forks Fire/Rescue puts out grass fire near airport

No one hurt after campfire got out of control, says Dep. Fire Chief

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Broken glass litters the storefront at the Fresh Tracks Outdoors Club Monday morning, Oct. 4. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks Mounties investigating store break-in

Thieves made off with high-end sporting goods, says owner

Broken glass litters the storefront at the Fresh Tracks Outdoors Club Monday morning, Oct. 4. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
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Grand Forks RCMP recommending charges after string of false fire alarms

Staging a false alarm ‘like crying wolf,’ says Fire Chief Seigler

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