Jensen Edwards

Greenwood Museum manager Doreen MacLean shows off the new Hop Sing Laundry exhibit on July 4. There were several Chinese-owned laundry businesses in Greenwood around 1900, MacLean said, but racist attitudes barred them from operating on Copper Street and from advertising in the newspaper.  (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Greenwood Museum debuts new Chinese laundry exhibit

The new exhibit reflects a staple business of the city from more than 100 years ago

Greenwood Museum manager Doreen MacLean shows off the new Hop Sing Laundry exhibit on July 4. There were several Chinese-owned laundry businesses in Greenwood around 1900, MacLean said, but racist attitudes barred them from operating on Copper Street and from advertising in the newspaper.  (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Volunteers with Grand Forks Search & Rescue, Grand Forks Fire/Rescue, as well as two members from the BC Wildfire Service helped stabilize and evacuate an injured dirt biker Sunday near the Bluejoint Lookout north of Grand Forks. The rider was taken to hospital, where it was determined he had suffered a fractured vertebra. (Photo submitted)

Injured dirt biker evacuated from near Bluejoint Lookout

Emergency crews brought the rider to hospital, where doctors determined he had a fractured vertebra

Volunteers with Grand Forks Search & Rescue, Grand Forks Fire/Rescue, as well as two members from the BC Wildfire Service helped stabilize and evacuate an injured dirt biker Sunday near the Bluejoint Lookout north of Grand Forks. The rider was taken to hospital, where it was determined he had suffered a fractured vertebra. (Photo submitted)
Vaagen Fibre Canada’s mill in Midway, B.C. (Jensen Edwards/Boundary Creek Times)

Mills oppose Celgar’s ask for cheaper logs destined for chipper

The Castlegar mill has asked the province for a lower rate for any log that goes straight to pulp

Vaagen Fibre Canada’s mill in Midway, B.C. (Jensen Edwards/Boundary Creek Times)
The hand-washing sequence in Ian Johnston’s “Fine Line: Check Check” now bears new connotations. (Gallery 2/Submitted)

Gallery 2 reopens, offers video summer activities

The hand-washing sequence and the people-packed panoramas on display offer new interpretations

The hand-washing sequence in Ian Johnston’s “Fine Line: Check Check” now bears new connotations. (Gallery 2/Submitted)
Market Avenue plan asks a lot of business and community

Market Avenue plan asks a lot of business and community

Big-city solutions don’t always work on a smaller scale

Market Avenue plan asks a lot of business and community
The City of Grand Forks and the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary spent nearly $335,000 during its state of local emergency to brace for potential flooding.  (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

$335K spent on Boundary flood protection for 2020 freshet

The RDKB and City of Grand Forks are submitting their receipts to the province

The City of Grand Forks and the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary spent nearly $335,000 during its state of local emergency to brace for potential flooding.  (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Johnson Flats resident Ray Morasse raises his hand to ask a question during a community meeting on flood protection between residents of the neighbourhood and local government officials.  (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Johnson Flats residents urge clarity, support with flood protection

‘[The bank] was there. It broke. Put it back’

Johnson Flats resident Ray Morasse raises his hand to ask a question during a community meeting on flood protection between residents of the neighbourhood and local government officials.  (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Provincial funding for local governments is meant to prepare for emergencies such as the flooding in and around Grand Forks in June. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

RDKB gets emergency preparation funding from the province

The provincial grant package includes more than 100 local governments

Provincial funding for local governments is meant to prepare for emergencies such as the flooding in and around Grand Forks in June. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Boundary nets $650K in grants for meat industry, community upgrades

Boundary nets $650K in grants for meat industry, community upgrades

The bulk of the money will go towards a meat processing facility planned for Rock Creek

Boundary nets $650K in grants for meat industry, community upgrades
Boundary All Nations Aboriginal Council Elder Joan Holmes (white shirt) congratulates the Walker graduates.

Walker Development Centre graduates celebrate their success

The school held a small ceremony outside on the south bank of the Kettle River

Boundary All Nations Aboriginal Council Elder Joan Holmes (white shirt) congratulates the Walker graduates.
Congratulations to the graduating class of 2020

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2020

The Class of 2020 will have a memorable story to tell

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2020
Grand Forks city council votes down washing station at Moto site

Grand Forks city council votes down washing station at Moto site

The washing station would have been paid for by BC Housing

Grand Forks city council votes down washing station at Moto site
Graduate Kai Dorner accepts his diploma from GFSS principal Brian Foy before hopping back into the family car. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

IN PHOTOS: GFSS grad parade and ceremony

A full video of the parade and ceremony is also available

Graduate Kai Dorner accepts his diploma from GFSS principal Brian Foy before hopping back into the family car. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Beginning June 29, Market Avenue in Grand Forks will be closed to vehicle traffic for three months to allow for local businesses to expand their sidewalk displays and patios. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Market Avenue to close to traffic for summer to make way for pedestrians and patios

The closure is meant to allow businesses to expand their patios to promote physical distancing

Beginning June 29, Market Avenue in Grand Forks will be closed to vehicle traffic for three months to allow for local businesses to expand their sidewalk displays and patios. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Developers told Grand Forks city council last week that they hoped to open a Tim Hortons in the city by May 2021. (Nicole Crescenzi/Black Press Staff)

Developers aim for Grand Forks Tim Hortons by May 2021

The original development permit expires this month

Developers told Grand Forks city council last week that they hoped to open a Tim Hortons in the city by May 2021. (Nicole Crescenzi/Black Press Staff)
SD 51 trustees approved a preliminary budget for 2020/21 on June 9. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

SD 51 prepares for hybrid online/in-class learning in September

The district will look to hire two more FTE teaching positions dedicated to online learning support

SD 51 trustees approved a preliminary budget for 2020/21 on June 9. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
For some, the message they carried was simple and strong. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Grand Forks turns out to support anti-racism movement

The Breaking Marginalization rally was held on June 14 at Gyro Park

For some, the message they carried was simple and strong. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Residents have been asked to provide feedback to BC Parks on a draft management plan for the Kettle River Recreation Area north of Rock Creek. (Jensen Edwards/Boundary Creek Times)

B.C. seeks input on future of Kettle River Recreation Area

The long-term plan aims to upgrade protection for the area by giving the park Class ‘A’ status

Residents have been asked to provide feedback to BC Parks on a draft management plan for the Kettle River Recreation Area north of Rock Creek. (Jensen Edwards/Boundary Creek Times)
Many attendees to the 2019 Rock Creek Fall Fair didn’t let a little weekend rain damper their enjoyment. Now, they’ll have to wait until 2021 to go again. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Rock Creek Fall Fair postponed to 2021

The fair’s 75th event celebration will have to wait another year

Many attendees to the 2019 Rock Creek Fall Fair didn’t let a little weekend rain damper their enjoyment. Now, they’ll have to wait until 2021 to go again. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Karen Lehman has been volunteering for the Greenwood Food Bank for six years and has both community support and demand for its services grow.  (Jensen Edwards/Boundary Creek Times)

Greenwood Food Bank sees strong community support

Demand for the service has also ground significantly over the past several years

Karen Lehman has been volunteering for the Greenwood Food Bank for six years and has both community support and demand for its services grow.  (Jensen Edwards/Boundary Creek Times)