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Grand Forks Chief Administrative Officer to leave position

Grand Forks Chief Administrative Officer to leave position

Corporate officer Daniel Drexler will act as CAO until an interim replacement is appointed

Grand Forks Chief Administrative Officer to leave position
Pistols, hunting equipment stolen from North Fork residence

Pistols, hunting equipment stolen from North Fork residence

Grand Forks RCMP responded to 209 calls between Aug. 12 and Sept. 2

Pistols, hunting equipment stolen from North Fork residence
Boil water advisory for Grand Forks residents northwest of city

Boil water advisory for Grand Forks residents northwest of city

The advisory affects residents northwest of North Fork Road and Hardy Mountain Road intersection

Boil water advisory for Grand Forks residents northwest of city
Boil water advisory for Grand Forks residents northwest of city

Boil water advisory for Grand Forks residents northwest of city

The advisory affects residents northwest of North Fork Road and Hardy Mountain Road intersection

Boil water advisory for Grand Forks residents northwest of city
Planned ignitions were conducted by fire crews on the south side of the wildfire near Gallagher Lake Thursday to help contain the Eagle Bluff wildfire, now an estimated 2,270 hectares. (BC Wildfire Service/Submitted)

Okanagan and Washington fires make for hazy skies in Boundary

Massive fire approximately 125 kilometres south of Grand Forks sending smoke to B.C.

Planned ignitions were conducted by fire crews on the south side of the wildfire near Gallagher Lake Thursday to help contain the Eagle Bluff wildfire, now an estimated 2,270 hectares. (BC Wildfire Service/Submitted)
Drugs, cash and tasers seized in Grand Forks search

Drugs, cash and tasers seized in Grand Forks search

The drugs found are suspected to be methamphetamine and fentanyl

Drugs, cash and tasers seized in Grand Forks search
RCMP asks public to be wary of stolen tools

RCMP asks public to be wary of stolen tools

Grand Forks RCMP dealt with 77 files between July 23 and July 29

RCMP asks public to be wary of stolen tools
Border Bruins extend coach’s contract

Border Bruins extend coach’s contract

Coach John Clewlow credited the community support for his success in his first year in charge

Border Bruins extend coach’s contract
Boundary cyclist Joan Thompson pauses for shelter on the 108-year-old oldest covered bridge in Florenceville, N.B.                                (Photo submitted)

Tracking Thompson’s cross-country pedal

Boundary cyclist reaches Atlantic Ocean

Boundary cyclist Joan Thompson pauses for shelter on the 108-year-old oldest covered bridge in Florenceville, N.B.                                (Photo submitted)
After only scoring one run in their semi-final, the Alaska Goldpanners’ batters had their eyes on the prize Monday afternoon, scoring 10 runs in a winning effort. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Alaska takes gold, Cuba leaves prize money behind at 2019 GFI

The Alaska Goldpanners from Fairbanks won the final game 10-2 over the San Francisco Seals

After only scoring one run in their semi-final, the Alaska Goldpanners’ batters had their eyes on the prize Monday afternoon, scoring 10 runs in a winning effort. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
GFI Day 6: Star visitors and defending champs sent packing

GFI Day 6: Star visitors and defending champs sent packing

Cuban team Unión de Reyes was shut out in their final GFI game

GFI Day 6: Star visitors and defending champs sent packing
GFI Day 5: Two teams sent home at the end of round-robin play

GFI Day 5: Two teams sent home at the end of round-robin play

The tournament’s playoff bracket is now set

GFI Day 5: Two teams sent home at the end of round-robin play
After an hour-long rain delay, the sun came out for the San Francisco Seals vs. Alaska Goldpanners’ game on Friday night at James Donaldson Park.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

GFI Day 4: Grounds crew shines in repair of rain-soaked field

A Cuban upset punctuated a five-game day of tournament baseball

After an hour-long rain delay, the sun came out for the San Francisco Seals vs. Alaska Goldpanners’ game on Friday night at James Donaldson Park.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Field crews try with buckets and brooms to clean up the muddy mess left by Thursday afternoon’s rainstorms.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

GFI Day 3: Rain, lightning force games to be rescheduled to Friday, Saturday

The new schedule cuts remainder of the tournament’s round robin games to seven innings

Field crews try with buckets and brooms to clean up the muddy mess left by Thursday afternoon’s rainstorms.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Grand Forks baseball player Archer Courtney lines up a home run hit in the youth Home Run Derby on Wednesday.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

GFI Day 2: Cracks of bats and thunder make Home Run Derby one to remember

The inaugural batting event was cut short when lightning caused the field’s flood lights to turn off

Grand Forks baseball player Archer Courtney lines up a home run hit in the youth Home Run Derby on Wednesday.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
The Burnaby Bulldogs, in grey, showed that they will be fierce competitors in the 2019 GFI, after dumping the Cuban team Unión de Reyes on Tuesday night.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

GFI Day 1: Speed, upsets and stolen bases

Teams look to impress on their returns to James Donaldson Park

The Burnaby Bulldogs, in grey, showed that they will be fierce competitors in the 2019 GFI, after dumping the Cuban team Unión de Reyes on Tuesday night.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Pitcher Shawn Schaefer won the B.C. provincial senior men’s baseball title with the Langley Senior Blaze in 2013. (File photo)

Shawn Schaefer: GFI alumnus par excellence

Schaefer will be playing with the Burnaby Bulldogs at the 2019 GFI

Pitcher Shawn Schaefer won the B.C. provincial senior men’s baseball title with the Langley Senior Blaze in 2013. (File photo)
Tournament looking for volunteers

Tournament looking for volunteers

It takes more than 200 volunteers to run the event

Tournament looking for volunteers
Shari Ulrich played a stripped-down show Sunday night for a sold out audience at Studio A.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Audience laps up Shari Ulrich’s tunes and tales

More live music coming to Christina Lake this Monday

Shari Ulrich played a stripped-down show Sunday night for a sold out audience at Studio A.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Grand Forks RCMP are looking for a male suspect, 5’6” or 5’7” and approximately 160 pounds. The suspect was seen fleeing a Grand Forks home wearing a black hoodie and sunglasses.

Grand Forks woman assaulted in home invasion

The incident took place Wednesday morning

Grand Forks RCMP are looking for a male suspect, 5’6” or 5’7” and approximately 160 pounds. The suspect was seen fleeing a Grand Forks home wearing a black hoodie and sunglasses.