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The Crown’s cases against the accused are set to resume at the Grand Forks courthouse on Tuesday, April 6. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Accused drug-trafficker appears at Grand Forks Courthouse on federal charges

The accused could face a ‘significant’ sentence if convicted, said Judge Robert Brown

The Crown’s cases against the accused are set to resume at the Grand Forks courthouse on Tuesday, April 6. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
The extreme weather shelter at the old Hardy View Lodge will stay open until May 3. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks’ shelter to run until May, as council defers further extension

BC Housing, which funds the shelter, asked council to keep doors open until next spring

The extreme weather shelter at the old Hardy View Lodge will stay open until May 3. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Grand Forks Courthouse. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks’ meth trafficker to be sentenced this spring, city courthouse hears

Judge Robert Brown ordered the sentencing hearing at Grand Forks provincial court on Tuesday, March 9.

Grand Forks Courthouse. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
The accused was arrested in connection with an alleged stabbing at a Greenwood motel last fall, according to Midway RCMP. Stock photo

Provincial court hears case of Greenwood motel stabbing

The accused is due to be arraigned at Grand Forks next month, the court heard

The accused was arrested in connection with an alleged stabbing at a Greenwood motel last fall, according to Midway RCMP. Stock photo
The volunteer organization People Helping People has run free income tax clinics in the Boundary since, 2011. Photo courtesy of Lorraine Dick

Volunteers running free tax clinic across the Boundary

Spokesperson Lorraine Dick said the clinic is open to anyone in the Boundary looking to file simple returns with the CRA

The volunteer organization People Helping People has run free income tax clinics in the Boundary since, 2011. Photo courtesy of Lorraine Dick
Jessie Makortoff’s drug case was last heard at Grand Forks provincial court on Feb. 9. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks provincial court hears development in Makortoff case

Jessie Makortoff did not appear at the city courthouse on Tuesday, March 9

Jessie Makortoff’s drug case was last heard at Grand Forks provincial court on Feb. 9. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
A Grand Forks little leaguer stands at bat against a Castlegar pitcher in a pre-pandemic season game. Photo courtesy of Alana McNabb

Boundary little league baseball likely canceled in 2021

League currently on hiatus after no one volunteered to replace outgoing executives

A Grand Forks little leaguer stands at bat against a Castlegar pitcher in a pre-pandemic season game. Photo courtesy of Alana McNabb
An RDKB bylaw officer on Thursday, March 4, concluded their investigation into land-use violations reported at the disused Broadacres facility at 860 Carson Rd., according to planning and development manager Donna Dean. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

No ‘homeless shelter’ at rural Grand Forks’ Broadacres, says RDKB

Regional District planning manager Donna Dean says there’s no camping happening there, either

An RDKB bylaw officer on Thursday, March 4, concluded their investigation into land-use violations reported at the disused Broadacres facility at 860 Carson Rd., according to planning and development manager Donna Dean. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Edward Wright’s trial will continue at the city courthouse later this spring, the court heard. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks man stands trial for break and enter at flood-damaged property

Edward “Joe” Wright is accused of an August 2019 property crime in the city.

Edward Wright’s trial will continue at the city courthouse later this spring, the court heard. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Cat defenders Kimberly Feeny (left) and Zeke Sijohn (centre) stand beside Councillor Neil Krog after signing a lease at city hall for the Boundary Helping Hands’ cat shelter. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks’ city hall leases vacant home for cat shelter

Boundary Helping Hands’ Chair Kimberly Feeny said the shelter hopes to start adopting cats soon

Cat defenders Kimberly Feeny (left) and Zeke Sijohn (centre) stand beside Councillor Neil Krog after signing a lease at city hall for the Boundary Helping Hands’ cat shelter. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Christopher Blair McLean appeared at the Grand Forks courthouse on Wednesday, March 3. File photo
Christopher Blair McLean appeared at the Grand Forks courthouse on Wednesday, March 3. File photo
Grand Forks’ Gary Smith stands in front of his Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster float. Photo: Submitted

Flying Spaghetti Monster leader still boiling over driver’s licence photo

Gary Smith, head of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster of B.C., said he has since spoken to lawyers

Grand Forks’ Gary Smith stands in front of his Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster float. Photo: Submitted
The City of Grand Forks is named as a defendant in a lawsuit by former Grand Forks Fire/Rescue volunteer, Leslie Cleverly. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

City of Grand Forks responds to lawsuit by former city firefighter

The City’s lawyers roundly denied allegations made by the plaintiff, Leslie Cleverly

The City of Grand Forks is named as a defendant in a lawsuit by former Grand Forks Fire/Rescue volunteer, Leslie Cleverly. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Seniors consultant Maggie Malloff (left) stands beside Boundary Family Services’ Rachel Warriner outside their Grand Forks office. Malloff and Warriner are excited to improve Boundary seniors’ lives through BFS’s volunteer program, Boundary Better at Home. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Boundary Family Services’ program aims to keep seniors living independently

Boundary Better at Home comes at a time when area seniors are struggling through the pandemic

Seniors consultant Maggie Malloff (left) stands beside Boundary Family Services’ Rachel Warriner outside their Grand Forks office. Malloff and Warriner are excited to improve Boundary seniors’ lives through BFS’s volunteer program, Boundary Better at Home. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Lawyers for three Grand Forks Fire/Rescue members denied any wrongdoing against former firefighter Leslie Cleverly, who in January filed a B.C. Supreme Court lawsuit against the defendants as well as their former Fire Chief and the City of Grand Forks. File photo

Grand Forks firefighters respond to former colleague’s lawsuit alleging conspiracy

The Supreme Court in Kelowna has not fixed a date for trial

Lawyers for three Grand Forks Fire/Rescue members denied any wrongdoing against former firefighter Leslie Cleverly, who in January filed a B.C. Supreme Court lawsuit against the defendants as well as their former Fire Chief and the City of Grand Forks. File photo
A cougar in early February killed a family dog near Grand Forks, said Conservation Officer Mark Walkosky.

Grand Forks Conservation Officers want pet owners to be aware of area predators

Dogs have been recently been attacked and killed by wild animals near Saddle Lake

A cougar in early February killed a family dog near Grand Forks, said Conservation Officer Mark Walkosky.
Grand Forks’ Seniors’ Society hasn’t had a permanent venue since the 2018 freshet destroyed its building at City Park. Photo courtesy of society Secretary Juliana Chadwick.

Grand Forks’ Seniors’ Society still looking for permanent centre

The society’s last centre at City Park was flooded in the 2018 freshet

Grand Forks’ Seniors’ Society hasn’t had a permanent venue since the 2018 freshet destroyed its building at City Park. Photo courtesy of society Secretary Juliana Chadwick.
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Drug overdoses kill 13 people in Grand Forks amid deepening crisis across B.C.

A recent report by the BC Coroners Service suggests the trend is worsening over the pandemic

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BC Housing committed to funding a temporary winter shelter at Grand Forks’ Old Hardy View Lodge in October. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks’ shelter operators may ask council to keep Old Hardy View Lodge open longer

The extreme weather shelter at is currently slated to shut its doors on March 31.

BC Housing committed to funding a temporary winter shelter at Grand Forks’ Old Hardy View Lodge in October. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Grand Forks RCMP responded to a reported burglary on Riverside Drive on Valentine's Day.

Grand Forks RCMP investigating Valentine’s Day burglary at flood-damaged home

Sgt. Darryl Peppler said thieves made off with valuables

Grand Forks RCMP responded to a reported burglary on Riverside Drive on Valentine's Day.