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Dr. Mark Szynkaruk was recognized by his patients and peers this spring with the My Family Doctor Award for the Interior Health region. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Grand Forks doctor recognized for outstanding family practice

Dr. Mark Szynkaruk was nominated for the My Family Doctor Award by a patient

Dr. Mark Szynkaruk was recognized by his patients and peers this spring with the My Family Doctor Award for the Interior Health region. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Doug Sandner of Christina Lake shows off the 1899 Boundary Creek Times newspaper that he found in his mother’s home.  (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Christina Lake resident finds 121-year-old newspaper treasure

Doug Sandner unearthed a Boundary Creek Times from 1899 while cleaning his mother’s home

Doug Sandner of Christina Lake shows off the 1899 Boundary Creek Times newspaper that he found in his mother’s home.  (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Residents say that the parking area for townhouses gets flooded by runoff from Granby Road when there are heavy rains in the area.                                 (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Residents say that the parking area for townhouses gets flooded by runoff from Granby Road when there are heavy rains in the area.                                 (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Because it is a shared accommodation, the Kettle River Museum Bunkhouse would need to be cleaned top to bottom after any traveller stayed the night, even rooms they never touched. (Photo submitted)

Kettle River Museum closed for season

To keep up with the COVID-19 regulations would be too much for a staff of volunteers

Because it is a shared accommodation, the Kettle River Museum Bunkhouse would need to be cleaned top to bottom after any traveller stayed the night, even rooms they never touched. (Photo submitted)
Rail operator plans to discontinue Grand Forks-Laurier section of rail line

Rail operator plans to discontinue Grand Forks-Laurier section of rail line

Losing the rail to the U.S. would mean more cost for local shippers Interfor and Pacific Abrasives

Rail operator plans to discontinue Grand Forks-Laurier section of rail line
Greenwood mother and daughter win big in B.C. lottery

Greenwood mother and daughter win big in B.C. lottery

Myrna Bowen and Savannah Walker won $675,000 in a scratch and win

Greenwood mother and daughter win big in B.C. lottery
A map of proposed buyouts (properties in orange) was released by the city last summer. Now, the city is looking for an engineering firm to finalize flood mitigation plans. (Boundary Flood Recovery/Submitted)

Buyouts for flood mitigation to cost $5 million more than expected

Grand Forks is looking to recoup some money through salvage and dike placement

A map of proposed buyouts (properties in orange) was released by the city last summer. Now, the city is looking for an engineering firm to finalize flood mitigation plans. (Boundary Flood Recovery/Submitted)
A hand-made mask: a practical weekend craft idea

A hand-made mask: a practical weekend craft idea

Try your hand crafting your own personal COVID-19 fashion statement

A hand-made mask: a practical weekend craft idea
A dirt berm built on 68th Avenue to protect parts Grand Forks from potential flooding will be removed this week. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

RDKB lifts all evacuation alerts for Boundary region

Tiger dams and other protective works in Grand Forks to come down this week

A dirt berm built on 68th Avenue to protect parts Grand Forks from potential flooding will be removed this week. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Lower section of Cascade Falls, taken at near-peak river level for 2020. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

B.C. ordered to pay family of tubing accident victim $150K

Andrew Barrie and two others died in 2012 after they went over Cascade Falls while tubing

Lower section of Cascade Falls, taken at near-peak river level for 2020. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Forty BC Wildfire Service crew members were deployed to Grand Forks on May 30 to help install temporary flood protection infrastructure. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Regional District of Kootenay Boundary rescinds all Grand Forks-area evacuation orders

Evacuation alerts for 1,136 Boundary properties remain in effect as officials monitor forecasts

Forty BC Wildfire Service crew members were deployed to Grand Forks on May 30 to help install temporary flood protection infrastructure. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
At the Grand Forks arena, dozens of volunteers worked on an assembly line to fill the beds of trucks that queued up through the parking lot to take the bags to vulnerable areas.

IN PHOTOS: Grand Forks prepares for high water

Volunteers and emergency crews were busy all around the city, reinforcing vulnerable low points

At the Grand Forks arena, dozens of volunteers worked on an assembly line to fill the beds of trucks that queued up through the parking lot to take the bags to vulnerable areas.
Level of generosity clear as we wait on rivers to peak

Level of generosity clear as we wait on rivers to peak

Volunteers stepped up big for 2020 flood response

Level of generosity clear as we wait on rivers to peak
Volunteers build a sandbag wall on May 21, 2020 to replace a berm damaged in the 2018 Grand Forks flood. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

‘Not technically feasible’: Grand Forks volunteers stack sandbags to fill in damaged dike

Residents hoped governments would do emergency repairs, but learned Sunday that it was up to them

Volunteers build a sandbag wall on May 21, 2020 to replace a berm damaged in the 2018 Grand Forks flood. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Volunteers help fill a gap in the bank of the Kettle River in the Johnson Flats area of Grand Forks on May 31 in preparation for high water. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Boundary freshet 2020: At least 189 properties ordered to evacuate as of June 1

Real-time gauges on the West Kettle, Kettle and Granby rivers suggested Monday water near peak

Volunteers help fill a gap in the bank of the Kettle River in the Johnson Flats area of Grand Forks on May 31 in preparation for high water. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
For the second time in two weeks, residents of Beatrice Street in Grand Forks were ordered to evacuate on May 31, 2020. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

UPDATED: 189 homes in Grand Forks area given evacuation orders

Homes are in the Nursery, Grand Forks Airport, Gilpin Rd., Johnson Flats and Granby Rd. areas

For the second time in two weeks, residents of Beatrice Street in Grand Forks were ordered to evacuate on May 31, 2020. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
SD 51 students are allowed to return to school this week – under very different rules

SD 51 students are allowed to return to school this week – under very different rules

School on June 1 and June 2 was cancelled due to the local state of emergency

SD 51 students are allowed to return to school this week – under very different rules
RDKB issues evacuation alert for 1,100 Boundary properties

RDKB issues evacuation alert for 1,100 Boundary properties

Warm weather and heavy rain could cause sections of Kettle River system to swell beyond 2018 levels

RDKB issues evacuation alert for 1,100 Boundary properties
Jesse McCullough and Cass Hall fill sandbags at the Grand Forks arena on May 28, 2020.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

State of Local Emergency declared for Boundary as communities brace for river flooding

Warm weather and heavy rain could cause sections of Kettle River system to swell beyond 2018 levels

Jesse McCullough and Cass Hall fill sandbags at the Grand Forks arena on May 28, 2020.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Jesse McCullough and Cass Hall fill sandbags at the Grand Forks arena on May 28, 2020. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Boundary issued flood watch advisory, predictions show river peaks on May 31, June 1

Forecasts fell Thursday, but RDKB prepares for flooding that “could approach or exceed” 2017 levels

Jesse McCullough and Cass Hall fill sandbags at the Grand Forks arena on May 28, 2020. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)