Grand Forks Gazette Staff

Grand Forks implemented Stage 2 watering restrictions on July 28. (Black Press File Photo)

Grand Forks residents told to only water twice per week

The city said one well is currently out of commission and reservoir water levels are falling

Grand Forks implemented Stage 2 watering restrictions on July 28. (Black Press File Photo)
Mounties said the man pictured here allegedly crossed over the U.S.–Canada border illegally on July 24, then led officers on 2.5 hour long “float chase.” (Grand Forks RCMP/Submitted)
Mounties said the man pictured here allegedly crossed over the U.S.–Canada border illegally on July 24, then led officers on 2.5 hour long “float chase.” (Grand Forks RCMP/Submitted)
Spring flooding financial relief available for affected residents

Spring flooding financial relief available for affected residents

The provincial funds are for those affected by flooding in May and early June

Spring flooding financial relief available for affected residents
Castlegar RCMP arrest one man in relation to Midway stabbing

Castlegar RCMP arrest one man in relation to Midway stabbing

The stabbing occurred on June 17 and a suspect was arrested June 25

Castlegar RCMP arrest one man in relation to Midway stabbing
Flood warning issued for Boundary as Kettle River expected to rise to 20-year return level

Flood warning issued for Boundary as Kettle River expected to rise to 20-year return level

RDKB: This amounts to a high flood risk for low-lying properties in the region

Flood warning issued for Boundary as Kettle River expected to rise to 20-year return level
Canada Rock Fest, other staple Boundary events cancelled for summer 2020

Canada Rock Fest, other staple Boundary events cancelled for summer 2020

Ticket refunds are available for Canada Rock Fest

Canada Rock Fest, other staple Boundary events cancelled for summer 2020
Visitors to the Grand Forks Farmers’ Market on May 1 use a hand-washing station upon entering the vendors’ area.                                 (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Boundary farmers selling at in-person and online markets

Grand Forks farmers’ market is running Tuesdays and Fridays, while Rock Creek has gone online

Visitors to the Grand Forks Farmers’ Market on May 1 use a hand-washing station upon entering the vendors’ area.                                 (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Cougar sightings reported in Grand Forks

Cougar sightings reported in Grand Forks

Conservation officers have been called about cougar sightings in the College Rd. and Valmar areas

Cougar sightings reported in Grand Forks
One woman died and one was airlifted to Kelowna following an ATV accident that occurred on April 11 in Rural Grand Forks on the Kettle Valley Rail Trail near Ward Lake.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

ATV rider dies following accident on Grand Forks rail trail

The accident happened on April 11, just outside of city limits

One woman died and one was airlifted to Kelowna following an ATV accident that occurred on April 11 in Rural Grand Forks on the Kettle Valley Rail Trail near Ward Lake.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Hardy Mountain fire calls crews from Grand Forks, Christina Lake

Hardy Mountain fire calls crews from Grand Forks, Christina Lake

As of 2:45 p.m., crews were still on scene

Hardy Mountain fire calls crews from Grand Forks, Christina Lake
BC Conservation Officer Kyle Bueckert of Grand Forks saw that a self-isolated couple needed help with food and stepped in to buy them groceries. (BC Conservation Officer Service/Facebook)

Grand Forks conservation officer steps up to buy groceries for quarantined snowbirds from Kitimat

‘In these times of need, when people in the community need something like that done, it’s a no-brainer’

BC Conservation Officer Kyle Bueckert of Grand Forks saw that a self-isolated couple needed help with food and stepped in to buy them groceries. (BC Conservation Officer Service/Facebook)
FortisBC offers 90-day bill deferrals to customers impacted by COVID-19

FortisBC offers 90-day bill deferrals to customers impacted by COVID-19

Customers can apply for the relief program through the utility’s website

FortisBC offers 90-day bill deferrals to customers impacted by COVID-19
The SpeakEasy Cannabis Club property, as seen from the air, near Rock Creek, B.C. (Twitter)

Christina Lake, Rock Creek cannabis growers see shared opportunity

Two companies in the Boundary have signed a letter of intent to work together in industry

The SpeakEasy Cannabis Club property, as seen from the air, near Rock Creek, B.C. (Twitter)
Grand Forks halves tax increase amid COVID-19

Grand Forks halves tax increase amid COVID-19

Council also voted to delay implementing increases to utilities until the fall

Grand Forks halves tax increase amid COVID-19
Artists for the week 1 prompt (SPRING!) can draw some inspiration from Kenneth Pattern’s print “Winter’s End” from the Gallery 2 Permanent Collection.                                 Grand Forks Art Gallery Permanent Collection)

Gallery 2 launches new online art program

Every Wednesday the gallery will post a prompt to inspire artists at home

Artists for the week 1 prompt (SPRING!) can draw some inspiration from Kenneth Pattern’s print “Winter’s End” from the Gallery 2 Permanent Collection.                                 Grand Forks Art Gallery Permanent Collection)
Apartments evacuated during police stand-off

Apartments evacuated during police stand-off

The incident occurred at Grand Forks apartment building on March 28

Apartments evacuated during police stand-off
Apartments evacuated during police stand-off

Apartments evacuated during police stand-off

The incident occurred at Grand Forks apartment building on March 28

Apartments evacuated during police stand-off
Interior Health to host virtual town hall Friday, March 27

Interior Health to host virtual town hall Friday, March 27

The Q&A forum begins at 6 p.m. PDT, link in story

Interior Health to host virtual town hall Friday, March 27
Rockslide closes Columbia and Western Rail Trail near Castlegar

Rockslide closes Columbia and Western Rail Trail near Castlegar

The section of trail, on private lands, is closed and trespassers will be reported to RCMP

Rockslide closes Columbia and Western Rail Trail near Castlegar
City of Grand Forks looking at ways to relieve utility bill burden amid layoffs

City of Grand Forks looking at ways to relieve utility bill burden amid layoffs

City also increases bylaw patrols as business, pedestrian traffic are reduced

City of Grand Forks looking at ways to relieve utility bill burden amid layoffs