Grand Forks

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 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

 

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

 

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
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
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
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.
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
Wildfire smoke covers Grand Forks on Sept. 14, 2020. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks, Castlegar had highest soot levels in B.C. in 2020

The cities topped the list for fine particulate matter in the B.C. Lung Association’s latest State of the Air report

Wildfire smoke covers Grand Forks on Sept. 14, 2020. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Dep. Fire Chief Stephane Dionne said a thick plume of natural gas treated volunteer firefighters who went inside the home at 7004 1st St. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Gas leak threatens Grand Forks neighbourhood gutted by 2018 flood

All city utilities had been cut to the area, according to city staff at the scene

Dep. Fire Chief Stephane Dionne said a thick plume of natural gas treated volunteer firefighters who went inside the home at 7004 1st St. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
General manager Lisa Sims said the board had to consider that up to 1,500 people would be in the stands for the lawnmower races at this year’s Rock Creek Fall Fair. These racers are pictured at the 2018 fair. Photo: Jensen Edwards

Rock Creek Fall Fair put off for another year

The fair’s board of directors had to consider a recent health order that sharply limited gatherings, says GM Lisa Sims

General manager Lisa Sims said the board had to consider that up to 1,500 people would be in the stands for the lawnmower races at this year’s Rock Creek Fall Fair. These racers are pictured at the 2018 fair. Photo: Jensen Edwards
Bighorn sheep like this one shown here are dying in large numbers near Grand Forks, according to the Wild Sheep Society of B.C. Photo: Facebook / Wild Sheep Society of BC

20 bighorn sheep near Grand Forks die due to disease; group searching the area for others

Twenty sheep found dead near city, says concerned non-profit

Bighorn sheep like this one shown here are dying in large numbers near Grand Forks, according to the Wild Sheep Society of B.C. Photo: Facebook / Wild Sheep Society of BC
Grand Forks’ Rosemary Phillips said she was twice approached by online scammers who offered her bogus rentals. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

West Kootenay renter warns of online scams

Rosemary Phillips wasn’t taken in, but she wants other renters to be on their guard

Grand Forks’ Rosemary Phillips said she was twice approached by online scammers who offered her bogus rentals. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Orange diamonds represent two small wildfires west of Grand Forks, with the third representing another wildfire east of Christina Lake. Map: B.C. Wildfire Dashboard

Wildfires reported near Grand Forks after overnight lightning storm

The fires are burning at around 100 square metres as of Wednesday morning, Aug. 4

Orange diamonds represent two small wildfires west of Grand Forks, with the third representing another wildfire east of Christina Lake. Map: B.C. Wildfire Dashboard
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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

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A BC Wildfire Service firefighter calls out to a colleague out of frame. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Firefighters put out grass fire east of Grand Forks

Cause of Wednesday’s fire remains under ivestigation

A BC Wildfire Service firefighter calls out to a colleague out of frame. Photo: Laurie Tritschler