Arne Petryshen

Grand Forks looking for more airport use

The Grand Forks economic development committee is looking for more ways to make the municipal airport a busier place.

Seth Bitting made the trip from Rossland to compete in the Pharmasave Christina Lake Triathlon and came in first-overall with a time of 1h 12m 44s.

Pharmasave Christina Lake Triathlon a success

The seventh annual Pharmasave Christina Lake Triathlon took place this past Sunday and Seth Betting from Rossland, B.C. took first overall.

Seth Bitting made the trip from Rossland to compete in the Pharmasave Christina Lake Triathlon and came in first-overall with a time of 1h 12m 44s.
CUPW local 746 Vice-President Gregg Anderson (right) and Coun. Gene Robert address the crowd at a rally for locked out postal workers last week.

Postal workers unhappily head back to work

After back-to-work legislation was passed by the federal government, Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) from local 746 in Grand Forks are going back to work.

CUPW local 746 Vice-President Gregg Anderson (right) and Coun. Gene Robert address the crowd at a rally for locked out postal workers last week.
A truck attempting a U-turn went down an embankment on the evening of June 21 on near North Fork Road.

POLICE REPORT: Back road U-turn leads to $5,000 damage

A truck attempting a U-turn on Forester Road, near North Fork Road, went down an embankment and suffered damage. The driver was from Evansburg, Alberta.

A truck attempting a U-turn went down an embankment on the evening of June 21 on near North Fork Road.
Provincial NDP candidates Marji Basso (left) and Rhonda Bruce (right) discuss their different perspectives at the all-candidates forum

Provincial NDP candidates speak at Grand Forks forum

Provincial NDP candidates were in Grand Forks to take questions from locals on their positions on various topics on Saturday night at the Grand Forks Wildlife Hall.

Provincial NDP candidates Marji Basso (left) and Rhonda Bruce (right) discuss their different perspectives at the all-candidates forum
Grand Forks Wildlife Association past president Craig Kiselbach congratulates Westbank resident Wanda Mayert

Fishing derby a success

The Grand Forks Wildlife Association Fishing Derby on Father's Day had its best turnout yet.

Grand Forks Wildlife Association past president Craig Kiselbach congratulates Westbank resident Wanda Mayert
The board of education met for the last time this school year on June 14.

Teachers worried for next year

There were some interesting developments at the last School District 51 (SD51) board of education meeting of the year.

The board of education met for the last time this school year on June 14.
Yasushi 'Sugi' Sugimoto

Former Grand Forks mayor remembered

Former Grand Forks Mayor Yasushi Sugimoto will be remembered at a gathering on Tuesday at the Omega Restaurant in Grand Forks.

Yasushi 'Sugi' Sugimoto

UPDATED: $40,000 tire theft at Kal Tire in Grand Forks

Tires valued at over $40,000 were stolen from Kal Tire in Grand Forks on Wednesday night.

CUPW not happy about government’s back-to-work legislation

CUPW workers in Grand Forks (local 746) are not happy that the federal government is trying to pass back-to-work legislation.

Leave deer fawns alone

Grand Forks, B.C. Conservation Officer Dave Webster once again wants to warn people not to handle deer fawns (babies).

Celebrate Canada with a concert in the park

grand forks canada day music concert the sadies

POLICE REPORT: DNA sample from car theft being used

A 1995 GMC Jimmy was broken into and RCMP found blood inside. It will be used as DNA evidence and will be kept on file.

Josh Caron

Grand Forks piano player getting performance degree

Grand Forks resident Josh Caron is on his way to a degree at the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM).

Josh Caron

Construction begins on Habitat multiplex

Construction on the Habitat for Humanity Boundary seven-unit multiplex building on 72nd Avenue has finally been able to commence.

The unbearable stench of being

Like I said last column, I’ve been biking around the area a lot, especially Christina Lake, and I’ve been waiting to run into a bear while out.

Canada Post has locked out urban unit workers as a result of contract negotiations. From left

Canada Post locks workers out, hopes to settle quickly

Canada Post operations have been shut down as a result of contract negotiations with the Canada Union of Postal Workers.

Canada Post has locked out urban unit workers as a result of contract negotiations. From left

Grand Forks RCMP on the graffiti trail

Grand Forks RCMP executed a search warrant hoping to find a grow op, but instead found a lead on another incident, involving graffiti.

Despite the mail strike by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW)

Canada Post shuts down operations

Canada Post has now shut down urban operations across Canada.

Despite the mail strike by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW)

A few unrelated things to cover

Sometimes when you write a column you have so many things to cover you can’t write a column about just one thing. So here’s my column about whatever came to mind.