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Water pools in wheel ruts left by errant motorists who tore up a section of the Trans Canada Trail west of Midway over the March 18-19 weekend. Photo: Facebook - Trails to the Boundary

Stay off muddy trails, say Boundary hikers, ATV clubs

It’s easy to tear up a trail, but not so easy to repair the damage

Water pools in wheel ruts left by errant motorists who tore up a section of the Trans Canada Trail west of Midway over the March 18-19 weekend. Photo: Facebook - Trails to the Boundary
Grand Forks’ Boundary Hospital serves patients from across the Kootenay Boundary region. Photo: Interiorhealth.ca

No overnight stays at Grand Forks’ Boundary Hospital, says Interior Health

No one will be turned away, says vice president of clinical operations

Grand Forks’ Boundary Hospital serves patients from across the Kootenay Boundary region. Photo: Interiorhealth.ca
Aaron Baker, director at the Boundary Musical and Theatre Society, poses in front of a blooming Magnolia in April 2021. The theatre company will stage live performances of Steel Magnolias this spring, he said. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks theatre company to bring back play derailed by COVID-19

Steel Magnolias expected to be a big hit on city’s re-emerging cultural scene

Aaron Baker, director at the Boundary Musical and Theatre Society, poses in front of a blooming Magnolia in April 2021. The theatre company will stage live performances of Steel Magnolias this spring, he said. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Danna O’Donnell, RDKB Area D Director. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

RDKB flooded with planning applications

The province made it easier to build secondary housing in ALR last summer

Danna O’Donnell, RDKB Area D Director. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Coupons like the ones above entitle bearers to fresh food for sale at the Grand Forks Farmers’ Market. Photo: BC Association of Farmers’ Markets

Coupon program to benefit deserving shoppers at Grand Forks Farmers’ Market

City hall doubles annual contribution, bringing fresh food to yet more deserving participants

Coupons like the ones above entitle bearers to fresh food for sale at the Grand Forks Farmers’ Market. Photo: BC Association of Farmers’ Markets
Players and coaches stand for a round of applause at The GEM Theatre, site of the Grand Forks Minor Hockey Association’s award ceremony Tuesday, March 15. Photo: Peter Kalasz Photography

Grand Forks Minor Hockey awards a success

GEM Theatre stes up after rain threatens to ruin the show

Players and coaches stand for a round of applause at The GEM Theatre, site of the Grand Forks Minor Hockey Association’s award ceremony Tuesday, March 15. Photo: Peter Kalasz Photography
Christina Lake’s Andrew Verge performs a 2019 comedy set at a club in Toronto. Photo: Instagram - andrewjverge

Western Canadian comedy tour to start in Grand Forks

Show profits, food drive to benefit Boundary Community Food Bank

Christina Lake’s Andrew Verge performs a 2019 comedy set at a club in Toronto. Photo: Instagram - andrewjverge
Rising floodwaters deluge Grand Forks during the May 2018 freshet. Photo: Yvette Marie Deveau/Facebook

Regional District to host flood workshop for Kootenay Boundary food producers

Thursday’s talk aimed at building on local knowledge, resources

Rising floodwaters deluge Grand Forks during the May 2018 freshet. Photo: Yvette Marie Deveau/Facebook
The Boundary Museum & Interpretive Centre stands at the Fructova Site owned by the Doukhobors’ Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ. Photo: Facebook - Boundary Museum Society

Council vote heralds sunny spring for Grand Forks’ Boundary Museum Society

City restores funding withheld from society’s previous board

The Boundary Museum & Interpretive Centre stands at the Fructova Site owned by the Doukhobors’ Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ. Photo: Facebook - Boundary Museum Society
Construction fencing blocks access to City Park Saturday, March 12. Photo courtesy of Sarah Leslie

North Ruckle dike visible in outline, Grand Forks city council hears

Council briefed at the committee of the whole Monday, March 7

Construction fencing blocks access to City Park Saturday, March 12. Photo courtesy of Sarah Leslie
Many cats like “Winkle” come to the shelter sick, malnourished and generally unloved. The one-eyed cat and one of her sisters went to a fur-ever home in early March, according to Helping Hands.

Grand Forks cat shelter needs new home, fast

Helping Hands’ successes bring their share of challenges, says shelter president

Many cats like “Winkle” come to the shelter sick, malnourished and generally unloved. The one-eyed cat and one of her sisters went to a fur-ever home in early March, according to Helping Hands.
Canada Rock Fest was last held in Grand Forks in August 2019. Photo: Facebook - Canada Rock Fest

Grand Forks city council, staff preparing for Canada Rock Fest

City starts permit process allowing festival to be held on private property

Canada Rock Fest was last held in Grand Forks in August 2019. Photo: Facebook - Canada Rock Fest
Doug Zorn posts up for a photo at his North Fork farm Friday, March 11. Photo courtesy of Doug Zorn

Boundary food prices climb amid Ukrainian conflict, climate change

Grain shortage, rising fuel costs putting the pinch on all consumers

Doug Zorn posts up for a photo at his North Fork farm Friday, March 11. Photo courtesy of Doug Zorn
The city’s idling bylaw allows most vehicles to run their engines at a standstill for no more than minutes. Stock photo

Grand Forks city council upholds idling bylaw after lengthy discussion

A resident had demanded that the bylaw be amended

The city’s idling bylaw allows most vehicles to run their engines at a standstill for no more than minutes. Stock photo
(L-R) Buy-Low Foods manager Daniel presents the Boundary Community Food Bank’s Dean Scown and Janet Thorpe with a $430 cheque on Feb. 16. Photo courtesy of Janet Thorpe

Closing Grand Forks Buy-Low Foods to hurt local non-profits

Grand Forks Buy-Low Foods has contributed to a number of local causes

(L-R) Buy-Low Foods manager Daniel presents the Boundary Community Food Bank’s Dean Scown and Janet Thorpe with a $430 cheque on Feb. 16. Photo courtesy of Janet Thorpe
J.J. Verigin, Jr. is the executive director of the Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ Doukhobors. Photo: Jensen Edwards (2020)

‘It makes us ill,’ says Grand Forks’ Verigin as Ukrainian conflict stretches into third week

Doukhobor community deplores war, takes no sides in any conflict, says leader

J.J. Verigin, Jr. is the executive director of the Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ Doukhobors. Photo: Jensen Edwards (2020)
(L-R) Buy-Low Foods manager Daniel presents the Boundary Community Food Bank’s Dean Scown and Janet Thorpe with a $430 cheque on Feb. 16. The money came from Buy-Low points donated by customers who left their bills in the Food Bank’s collection box on their way out of the store, according to Thorpe. Photo courtesy of Janet Thorpe

Grand Forks’ Buy-Low Foods to close this spring

Company offers scant explanation as to why the store is going under

(L-R) Buy-Low Foods manager Daniel presents the Boundary Community Food Bank’s Dean Scown and Janet Thorpe with a $430 cheque on Feb. 16. The money came from Buy-Low points donated by customers who left their bills in the Food Bank’s collection box on their way out of the store, according to Thorpe. Photo courtesy of Janet Thorpe
Traffic snarls on Highway 3 near Christina Lake Wednesday morning, March 9, after a semi truck drove off the road in an apparent bid to avoid crossing deer. Photo: Submitted

Highway 3 traffic held up near Christina Lake after semi leaves the road

No one seriously hurt in Wednesday’s incident, according to Grand Forks RCMP

Traffic snarls on Highway 3 near Christina Lake Wednesday morning, March 9, after a semi truck drove off the road in an apparent bid to avoid crossing deer. Photo: Submitted
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Ex-Grand Forks firefighter drops lawsuit against two former colleagues

Plaintiff maintains his allegations against the city and two other firefighters

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Head Coach Tyson Soobotin (far left) and his father Kelly share a moment in the spotlight after the U-15 Bruins’ took the house league championships at Nelson Sunday, March 6. Photo courtesy of Rich Piché

Grand Forks’ U-15 Bruins sweep house league championships

Young Bruins win final after tense shoot-out, says head coach

Head Coach Tyson Soobotin (far left) and his father Kelly share a moment in the spotlight after the U-15 Bruins’ took the house league championships at Nelson Sunday, March 6. Photo courtesy of Rich Piché