Grand Forks Gazette Staff

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
Grand Forks, Greenwood council meetings cancelled for March 23

Grand Forks, Greenwood council meetings cancelled for March 23

Offices in Grand Forks, Greenwood, Midway and the RDKB are restricting public access

Grand Forks, Greenwood council meetings cancelled for March 23
RDKB closes recreation facilities, nixes face-to-face services in Trail, Grand Forks
RDKB closes recreation facilities, nixes face-to-face services in Trail, Grand Forks
Grand Forks & District Public Library closed until further notice, citing public health recommendations amid COVID-19 pandemic. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Grand Forks & District Public Library closed until further notice

The library announced March 17 that its doors will be shut, effective immediately, amid COVID-19

Grand Forks & District Public Library closed until further notice, citing public health recommendations amid COVID-19 pandemic. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Grand Forks and Boundary cancellations, changes due to COVID-19

Grand Forks and Boundary cancellations, changes due to COVID-19

This newspaper’s list of community events, institutions that change or cancel due to pandemic

Grand Forks and Boundary cancellations, changes due to COVID-19
RDKB recreation facilities remain open ‘unless situation changes’

RDKB recreation facilities remain open ‘unless situation changes’

March Break programming is slated to continue as planned

RDKB recreation facilities remain open ‘unless situation changes’
Grand Forks Point-in-Time count seeks volunteers

Grand Forks Point-in-Time count seeks volunteers

The survey is done in communities across the province to understand the scope of homelessness

Grand Forks Point-in-Time count seeks volunteers
Burton Cummings, Randy Bachman return to Grand Forks for Canada Rock Fest 2020

Burton Cummings, Randy Bachman return to Grand Forks for Canada Rock Fest 2020

The festival’s preliminary lineup was announced March 3

Burton Cummings, Randy Bachman return to Grand Forks for Canada Rock Fest 2020
Laura Verigin, 93, passed away on Feb. 29 in Trail, B.C. (Betsy Kline/Black Press)

Laura Verigin, prominent Doukhobor, passes away in Trail

Traditional Doukhobor funerals will be held for Verigin in Grand Forks and Castlegar

Laura Verigin, 93, passed away on Feb. 29 in Trail, B.C. (Betsy Kline/Black Press)
Security camera footage from the Winnipeg Liquor Store in Grand Forks shows a suspect, wearing a white painter’s suit and what appears to be panty hose, filling a backpack with bottles of alcohol after breaking in on Feb. 26.                                (Grand Forks RCMP/Submitted)

Early morning break-in at liquor store in Grand Forks

The suspect reportedly stole several bottles of alcohol

Security camera footage from the Winnipeg Liquor Store in Grand Forks shows a suspect, wearing a white painter’s suit and what appears to be panty hose, filling a backpack with bottles of alcohol after breaking in on Feb. 26.                                (Grand Forks RCMP/Submitted)
The Eholt Woodticks (in green) have dramatically outscored their Boundary Adult Hockey League opponents this season, earning top spot at the end of the regular season. They will be looking to leverage their first-round by when the clash in the semi-finals against the Granby Buschmen. (Photo submitted)

Boundary Adult Hockey League moves into the final 4

Semi-finals start Feb. 25 in Grand Forks

The Eholt Woodticks (in green) have dramatically outscored their Boundary Adult Hockey League opponents this season, earning top spot at the end of the regular season. They will be looking to leverage their first-round by when the clash in the semi-finals against the Granby Buschmen. (Photo submitted)
Gina Burroughs and Darren Pratt of Boundary Family Services presented their plan for a shelter to Grand Forks city council on Jan. 15. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Grand Forks shelter to host meeting with neighbours

On average, between eight and nine people have been using the shelter every night

Gina Burroughs and Darren Pratt of Boundary Family Services presented their plan for a shelter to Grand Forks city council on Jan. 15. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Grand Forks hires permanent CAO from Dawson Creek

Grand Forks hires permanent CAO from Dawson Creek

Last time Duncan Redfearn lived in Grand Forks, he played for the Border Bruins

Grand Forks hires permanent CAO from Dawson Creek