Laurie Tritschler

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

A pair of Great Horn owlets pose majestically on their way to a rehabilitation centre outside the Boundary. Photo: Submitted
New COVID-19 infections are shown across local health areas in the Interior and Kootenay regions 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 across local health areas in the Interior and Kootenay regions for the week of Oct. 10 - 16. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
No one was hurt when this single-engine Cessna overshot the runway along the Canada-U.S. border Sunday, Oct. 17. Photo: Submitted

American plane makes hard landing near Christina Lake

Christina Lake Fire Rescue makes quick response on Cascade side of Canada-U.S. border

No one was hurt when this single-engine Cessna overshot the runway along the Canada-U.S. border Sunday, Oct. 17. Photo: Submitted
A minivan stands right-side-up after taking a short trip down a slope off of Highway 3, near Midway Sunday, Oct. 17. Photo: Submitted

Runaway minivan rolls off Hwy. 3 near Midway

Details still unclear after the vehicle wheeled off a flat stretch of road, with no one inside

A minivan stands right-side-up after taking a short trip down a slope off of Highway 3, near Midway Sunday, Oct. 17. Photo: Submitted
Small patches were burning on the fire-line as darkness fell on the hills south of Rock Creek Saturday, Oct. 16. Photo: Submitted

Wildfire torches hillside near Rock Creek

No one hurt after area residents halted the flames Saturday afternoon

Small patches were burning on the fire-line as darkness fell on the hills south of Rock Creek Saturday, Oct. 16. Photo: Submitted
The sign quotes a verse from St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Driver blames ‘Jesus sign’ after Highway 3 collision

The sign quotes a verse from the New Testament

The sign quotes a verse from St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Charred timbers and a collapsed roof are all that remain of the garage at 7541 Donaldson Dr, lost after two suspicious fires over the weekend. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Donaldson Drive fires ‘suspicious,’ says Grand Forks Fire/Rescue

The department was called to repeat overnight fires which ultimately burned down a garage

Charred timbers and a collapsed roof are all that remain of the garage at 7541 Donaldson Dr, lost after two suspicious fires over the weekend. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Gas peels of a specially-designed tank carrying liquid nitrogen. Photo courtesy of Midway Fire and Rescue

No danger to Highway 3 travellers after liquid nitrogen tank lets off gas

Truck driver hauling the cold stuff had done everything by the book, says Midway fire chief

Gas peels of a specially-designed tank carrying liquid nitrogen. Photo courtesy of Midway Fire and Rescue
Andrew McCallum, park maintenance worker at the City of Grand Forks, has been on the ground at James Donaldson Park since the project got underway last month. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

City of Grand Forks renovating James Donaldson Park after brutal summer

Grand Forks International tentatively set to come back, says tournament co-ordinator

Andrew McCallum, park maintenance worker at the City of Grand Forks, has been on the ground at James Donaldson Park since the project got underway last month. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Mick Trodden, an 11-year employee at the market, said he’d use his bonus to visit his grandchildren. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Christina Lake grocer hands out thousands in employee bonuses

The extra cash followed a busy summer, says store owner Jean-Marc Pesant

Mick Trodden, an 11-year employee at the market, said he’d use his bonus to visit his grandchildren. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Remote control cars line up to the starting line at Greenwood’s GoldRush Speedway on Aug. 10. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Greenwood council dissolves land agreement for tiny race track

Council’s decision was a formality in an ongoing disagreement over liability insurance

Remote control cars line up to the starting line at Greenwood’s GoldRush Speedway on Aug. 10. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Greg McNeil, operations manager at Yellowhead Road and Bridge, looks into a crater in Gilpin Road left by Wednesday night’s flooding. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Flash flood still under investigation in Grand Forks

A sudden torrent of water washed out a section of rural road near the city Wednesday night

Greg McNeil, operations manager at Yellowhead Road and Bridge, looks into a crater in Gilpin Road left by Wednesday night’s flooding. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
The BC Centre for Disease’s Control’s latest COVID-19 map shows new cases reported in each local health area between Sept. 5-11.

COVID-19 cases plummet across West Boundary, Kootenays

The latest numbers from the BC CDC offer hope that the 4th wave may be cresting in both regions

The BC Centre for Disease’s Control’s latest COVID-19 map shows new cases reported in each local health area between Sept. 5-11.
Former Grand Forks fire chief Dale Heriot, shown here when he was given the job in 2012, is the last co-defendant named in ex-firefighter William Cleverly’s lawsuit to file a response to the Supreme Court of B.C. File photo

Former Grand Forks fire chief resolves lawsuit against city

The lawsuit was scheduled to go before the Supreme Court of BC this fall

Former Grand Forks fire chief Dale Heriot, shown here when he was given the job in 2012, is the last co-defendant named in ex-firefighter William Cleverly’s lawsuit to file a response to the Supreme Court of B.C. File photo
Campaign signs litter the parking lot and front lawn at Grand Forks Secondary School Sunday night, Sept. 12. Photo: Submitted

Campaign signs dumped at Grand Forks high school

Signs came from three candidates in the riding of South Okanagan - West Kootenay

Campaign signs litter the parking lot and front lawn at Grand Forks Secondary School Sunday night, Sept. 12. Photo: Submitted
Five candidates vying to be MP of the South Okanagan West Kootenay riding: (Clockwise from top left) Ken Robertson, Liberal; Sean Taylor, the People’s Party of Canada; Tara Howse, Green; Helena Konanz, Conservative; Richard Cannings, NDP.

South Okanagan – West Kootenay candidates square off at Penticton forum

Candidates spoke about immigration, the CERB and the riding’s labour shortage

Five candidates vying to be MP of the South Okanagan West Kootenay riding: (Clockwise from top left) Ken Robertson, Liberal; Sean Taylor, the People’s Party of Canada; Tara Howse, Green; Helena Konanz, Conservative; Richard Cannings, NDP.
Five candidates vying to be MP of the South Okanagan West Kootenay riding: (Clockwise from top left) Ken Robertson, Liberal; Sean Taylor, the People’s Party of Canada; Tara Howse, Green; Helena Konanz, Conservative; Richard Cannings, NDP.

South Okanagan – West Kootenay candidates square off at Penticton forum

Candidates spoke about immigration, the CERB and the riding’s labour shortage

Five candidates vying to be MP of the South Okanagan West Kootenay riding: (Clockwise from top left) Ken Robertson, Liberal; Sean Taylor, the People’s Party of Canada; Tara Howse, Green; Helena Konanz, Conservative; Richard Cannings, NDP.
The BC Centre for Disease Control’s (BC CDC) latest COVID-19 map shows a rise in new cases in the West Kootenay in the week of Aug. 29 - Sept 4, compared to the previous week. New cases generally fell in the East Kootenay in the same period.

New COVID cases rise in West Kootenay, generally fall to the east

This week’s numbers were released by the BC CDC on Wednesday, Sept. 8

The BC Centre for Disease Control’s (BC CDC) latest COVID-19 map shows a rise in new cases in the West Kootenay in the week of Aug. 29 - Sept 4, compared to the previous week. New cases generally fell in the East Kootenay in the same period.
(Clockwise from top left) South Okanagan — West Koonetay candidates Ken Robertson (Liberals), Richard Cannings (NDP), Tara Howse (Greens) and Helena Konanz (Conservatives) had a lively discussion via Zoom. Photo: Screenshot, edited to fit by Laurie Tritschler

South Okanagan – West Kootenay candidates spar over climate change

Tuesday’s Zoom forum saw the NDP’s Richard Cannings go on the defensive at several points

(Clockwise from top left) South Okanagan — West Koonetay candidates Ken Robertson (Liberals), Richard Cannings (NDP), Tara Howse (Greens) and Helena Konanz (Conservatives) had a lively discussion via Zoom. Photo: Screenshot, edited to fit by Laurie Tritschler
Barry Brandow, Sr. stands at the foot of a bighorn sheep preserve in the Gilpin Grasslands Wednesday, Sept. 1. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Bighorn sheep die-off prompts look at Grand Forks’ history

‘Anytime you do anything for wildlife, it’s a helluva fight,’ says Barry Brandow, Sr., a driving force behind the herd’s reintroduction in 1985

Barry Brandow, Sr. stands at the foot of a bighorn sheep preserve in the Gilpin Grasslands Wednesday, Sept. 1. Photo: Laurie Tritschler