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Riverbank erosion in Grand Forks, B.C. (RDKB/Submitted)

Two more Johnson Flats properties given evacuation alerts

Forecast graphs for Boundary rivers show another spike for week of June 1

Riverbank erosion in Grand Forks, B.C. (RDKB/Submitted)
$40,000 from the federal government’s Emergency Community Support Fund is available for local charities through the Phoenix Foundation. (Community Foundations of Canada/Submitted)

Boundary non-profits now eligible for emergency funds

Local charities can apply to get grants from the $40,000 pot, managed by the Phoenix Foundation

$40,000 from the federal government’s Emergency Community Support Fund is available for local charities through the Phoenix Foundation. (Community Foundations of Canada/Submitted)
Enderby’s Starlight Drive In Theatre hasn’t yet decided if it will open for the summer season amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Starlight photo)

Drive-in theatre proposed for Grand Forks

City councillors will vote next month on whether to permit the use of the private property

Enderby’s Starlight Drive In Theatre hasn’t yet decided if it will open for the summer season amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Starlight photo)
Former Grand Forks fire chief suing city for wrongful dismissal

Former Grand Forks fire chief suing city for wrongful dismissal

Dale Heriot was fired in July 2019 after his department was investigated for safety, bullying issues

Former Grand Forks fire chief suing city for wrongful dismissal
Regional District of Kootenay Boundary seeks online feedback on transit, housing

Regional District of Kootenay Boundary seeks online feedback on transit, housing

Surveys on the RDKB’s website are asking for input to help plan for the future

Regional District of Kootenay Boundary seeks online feedback on transit, housing
A berm damaged in the 2018 flood lets water flow into Johnson Flats on May 19.                                 (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Six homes ordered to evacuate early Tuesday morning in Grand Forks due to flooding

Two of the six were put on evacuation alert Monday evening

A berm damaged in the 2018 flood lets water flow into Johnson Flats on May 19.                                 (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

My Boundary, my backyard: ‘tis the season to explore where we can

COVID-19 regulations give us the opportunity to learn about our own communities

More students in SD 51 - Boundary may be returning to classrooms after June 1, after the province announced a plan last week to offer part-time in-class learning to students before the end of the school year.  (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

School District 51 staff iron out plan for return to classrooms

Teachers are looking for a comprehensive health and safety plan to be in place before June 1

More students in SD 51 - Boundary may be returning to classrooms after June 1, after the province announced a plan last week to offer part-time in-class learning to students before the end of the school year.  (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Grand Forks firefighters delivered six evacuation orders to homes on Johnson Flats around 1:30 a.m. on May 19 as the Kettle River cut off road access to the area. (RDKB/Submitted)

Six homes ordered to evacuate early Tuesday morning in Grand Forks due to flooding

Two of the six were put on evacuation alert Monday evening

Grand Forks firefighters delivered six evacuation orders to homes on Johnson Flats around 1:30 a.m. on May 19 as the Kettle River cut off road access to the area. (RDKB/Submitted)
RDKB issues evacuation alert for 9 properties on Manly Meadows Road in Grand Forks

RDKB issues evacuation alert for 9 properties on Manly Meadows Road in Grand Forks

Rising river water may cause road access to be cut off, RDKB says

RDKB issues evacuation alert for 9 properties on Manly Meadows Road in Grand Forks
Grand Forks has two free electric vehicle chargers but is considering charging for their use after staff suspected that a handful of local drivers may be using them the most.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Grand Forks considers charging at electric vehicle stations

The city suspects that a handful of local drivers have been using the free service the most

Grand Forks has two free electric vehicle chargers but is considering charging for their use after staff suspected that a handful of local drivers may be using them the most.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Grand Forks trivia teams quiz for mental health support

Grand Forks trivia teams quiz for mental health support

The Board Room’s trivia has gone online and funds raised go to local initiatives

Grand Forks trivia teams quiz for mental health support
Elvis Slack of the Grand Forks Border Bruins brings the puck into the offensive zone. Feb. 6, 2020 - Jensen Edwards - Grand Forks Gazette

Grand Forks Border Bruins duo sign for Jr. A team in Saskatchewan

Elvis Slack and Kyle Bailey’s stellar rookie seasons in Grand Forks caught scouts’ eyes

Elvis Slack of the Grand Forks Border Bruins brings the puck into the offensive zone. Feb. 6, 2020 - Jensen Edwards - Grand Forks Gazette
It’s been two months since many Boundary businesses and public buildings closed to patrons. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Boundary Chamber leads COVID-19 economic recovery talks

The chamber has a survey out right now to learn how COVID-19 has impacted Boundary business

It’s been two months since many Boundary businesses and public buildings closed to patrons. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Fifty-two issues later: time for a one-year check-in

Fifty-two issues later: time for a one-year check-in

As always, feedback and story tips are appreciated

Fifty-two issues later: time for a one-year check-in
Sandbags and sand available for Boundary residents as river levels rise

Sandbags and sand available for Boundary residents as river levels rise

A rain warning for the region on May 13, and levels rose over long weekend too

Sandbags and sand available for Boundary residents as river levels rise
Grand Forks council approves 2% tax revenue increase, 2020 budget

Grand Forks council approves 2% tax revenue increase, 2020 budget

The city abandoned its plan to raise taxes by 4% after COVID-19 pandemic began impacting local jobs

Grand Forks council approves 2% tax revenue increase, 2020 budget
Richard Dunsdon brings a scoop of compost into the Midway Community Garden with a new tractor, purchased by volunteers this past winter.                                 (Jensen Edwards/Boundary Creek Times)

Midway Community Garden boasts more planters than ever in 10th year

Build it and they will come: ‘It’s a bit of a ‘Field of Dreams’ phenomena’

Richard Dunsdon brings a scoop of compost into the Midway Community Garden with a new tractor, purchased by volunteers this past winter.                                 (Jensen Edwards/Boundary Creek Times)

Grand Forks resident releases documentary on 2018 flood

‘Our stories need to be told […] It’s a small town and the impact was immense’

Typical low-level flooding in the Granby River near the near the Dam Site trail, May 5 2020. River flows are expected to continue to increase through the weekend of May 8 and the RDKB will reassess actions required on May 7.

Boundary rivers projected to rise after Wednesday rain, weekend warming

The West Kettle, Kettle and Granby are all at their highest points yet for 2020

Typical low-level flooding in the Granby River near the near the Dam Site trail, May 5 2020. River flows are expected to continue to increase through the weekend of May 8 and the RDKB will reassess actions required on May 7.