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Grand Forks man allegedly assaults paramedics, takes up sword in armed stand-off

Police say the man had been serving house arrest for a prior conviction at the time of the alleged assault

 

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Woman drowns in Christina Lake, say Grand Forks RCMP

The woman’s death marks the area’s first reported drowning in 2021

 

A Grand Forks Fire/Rescue tanker sits on the south side of Highway 3, near Gilpin Creek Forest Service Road while volunteer fire fighters put water on a small 'hot spot' on the slope below. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue puts out ‘hot spot’ at scene of grass fire

Sunday night’s visit was a routine response, says Dep. Fire Chief

 

Game warden Mark Walkosky is headed for a new posting at the Conservation Officers Service in Williams Lake, B.C. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks, Boundary game warden moving on to Williams Lake

Mark Walkosky started his career with the Conservation Officers Service in the fall of 2018

Game warden Mark Walkosky is headed for a new posting at the Conservation Officers Service in Williams Lake, B.C. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Jamie Grant took the helm at Grand Forks’ Paramedic Station 408 in February. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks’ top paramedic opens up in rare interview

Jamie Grant took over Station 408 in February

Jamie Grant took the helm at Grand Forks’ Paramedic Station 408 in February. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks’ court hears growing bylaw dispute

The dispute involves the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary and a West Boundary resort

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‘You really took advantage of her,’ judge tells Grand Forks man who pleaded guilty to sexual assault

The man had maintained his innocence for months leading up to his scheduled trial

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The case was last heard at Grand Forks provincial court on Tuesday, July 27. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Crown changes tack in sexual assault case against Grand Forks man

The development reflects a new allegation first heard in court last month

The case was last heard at Grand Forks provincial court on Tuesday, July 27. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
911 operators like this man need to concentrate on emergency calls heading into the summer, according to Sgt. Darryl Peppler and the Emergency Communications Centre (E-Comm). Photo: E-Comm

‘Make the right call,’ say police, 911 call centre

Even non-emergency calls can unnecessarily tie-up 911 resources

911 operators like this man need to concentrate on emergency calls heading into the summer, according to Sgt. Darryl Peppler and the Emergency Communications Centre (E-Comm). Photo: E-Comm
A fireball erupts above a grass fire on Highway 3, between Grand Forks and Christina Lake Wednesday afternoon, July 28. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Firefighters put out grass fire east of Grand Forks

Cause of Wednesday’s fire remains under ivestigation

A fireball erupts above a grass fire on Highway 3, between Grand Forks and Christina Lake Wednesday afternoon, July 28. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
A Shaw van sits parked in the alley across from The Gazette’s 2nd Street office while a company technician performed some overhead work Tuesday morning, July 27. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Shaw working on temporary fix to internet, cable outage

The company has attributed the disruption to a burnt out cable near the Nk’Mip fire

A Shaw van sits parked in the alley across from The Gazette’s 2nd Street office while a company technician performed some overhead work Tuesday morning, July 27. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
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Grand Forks – Boundary Shaw customers without Wi-Fi, phone for days

Shaw claims the outage is due to a wildfire in the Grand Forks area

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No one was seriously hurt when this Ford F-150 rolled over and burned on Highway 3, between Christina Lake and Castlegar early Saturday, July 24. Photo: Trail RCMP

Trail RCMP consider recommending charges after truck fire on Highway 3

Mounties say they motorist left the scene of a single-vehicle roll over early Saturday, July 24

No one was seriously hurt when this Ford F-150 rolled over and burned on Highway 3, between Christina Lake and Castlegar early Saturday, July 24. Photo: Trail RCMP
The B.C. Wildfire Dashboard shows West Boundary areas under evacuation order (pink) and under emergency alert (peach) as of 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 22.

RDKB evacuation centre moves from Grand Forks to Midway

An evacuation order remains in effect across the western edge of Area E

The B.C. Wildfire Dashboard shows West Boundary areas under evacuation order (pink) and under emergency alert (peach) as of 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 22.
Grand Forks Local Health Area was relatively quiet over the week of July 11- 17. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

COVID-19 cases plummet over Grand Forks health area, says BC CDC

The city and surrounding areas had the highest infection rate in B.C. last week

Grand Forks Local Health Area was relatively quiet over the week of July 11- 17. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
A thick column of smoke towers above the Gladstone Park wildfire Monday, July 19. Photo: Facebook / Dave Talarico

Gladstone Park wildfire doubles in two days

The fire is burning a considerable stretch of forest north of Christina Lake

A thick column of smoke towers above the Gladstone Park wildfire Monday, July 19. Photo: Facebook / Dave Talarico
Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Crown stays charges against Christina Lake man accused of drug trafficking, weapons offences

The accused was due to stand trial at Grand Forks provincial court

Photo: Laurie Tritschler
A picture of the Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire courtesy of BC Wildfire Services

RDKB orders evacuation of Area E homes, as Nk’Mip Creek wildfire rages

A forecasted shift in the winds could send the fire into the RDKB

A picture of the Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire courtesy of BC Wildfire Services
Dick and Linda Moore, owners of Greenwood Saw to Truck Repairs, stand outside the shop’s brand new oil recycling facility on Tuesday, July 20. Photo courtesy of BC Used Oil Management Association

Greenwood auto shop opens oil recycling facility

Facility to take used oil, oil filters, antifreeze and associated containers — for free

Dick and Linda Moore, owners of Greenwood Saw to Truck Repairs, stand outside the shop’s brand new oil recycling facility on Tuesday, July 20. Photo courtesy of BC Used Oil Management Association
The Gladstone Creek wildfire was burning at nearly 1,000 hectares as of Monday morning, July 19. Map: B.C. Wildfire Dashboard

No-go order in effect for wildfire near Christina Lake

The BC Wildfire Service gave the order on Sunday, July 18

The Gladstone Creek wildfire was burning at nearly 1,000 hectares as of Monday morning, July 19. Map: B.C. Wildfire Dashboard