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Grand Forks choir singers meet online to sing songs together, led by Kirsten Rezansoff (top left). Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette                                Grand Forks choir singers meet online to sing songs together. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Grand Forks choir still singing together online in isolation

‘[It’s] just giving everyone an opportunity to use their voice as medicine’

Grand Forks choir singers meet online to sing songs together, led by Kirsten Rezansoff (top left). Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette                                Grand Forks choir singers meet online to sing songs together. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Zoom chats are getting more frustrating as self-isolation drags on

Zoom chats are getting more frustrating as self-isolation drags on

Hot tip for video chats: block your face from your own view to ‘normalize’ conversation

Zoom chats are getting more frustrating as self-isolation drags on
Boundary Community Food Bank president Mike Wakelin sorts through donated vegetables and fruit from Save-On-Foods in Grand Forks. The food bank receives the produce and, based on viability, offers it to its own clients, to partners such as Whispers of Hope and the Women’s Transition House, or to farmers.                                  (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Community donations rise for Boundary food bank

The food bank will host a plant sale on May 9 to fundraise as well

Boundary Community Food Bank president Mike Wakelin sorts through donated vegetables and fruit from Save-On-Foods in Grand Forks. The food bank receives the produce and, based on viability, offers it to its own clients, to partners such as Whispers of Hope and the Women’s Transition House, or to farmers.                                  (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Owen Rooney, pictured with mother Sharron Rooney.                                 (Facebook)
Owen Rooney, pictured with mother Sharron Rooney.                                 (Facebook)
The RDKB and the City of Grand Forks have temporary flood prevention tools such as Tiger dams ready for deployment if needed. (City of Grand Forks/Submitted)

Cooler weekend weather should slow Kettle River’s rise: RDKB

Longer range predictions still uncertain, but slower melt favourable to date

The RDKB and the City of Grand Forks have temporary flood prevention tools such as Tiger dams ready for deployment if needed. (City of Grand Forks/Submitted)
School District 51 opens daycare spaces for children of essential workers

School District 51 opens daycare spaces for children of essential workers

More spaces are slated to open for children of Tier 2 workers

School District 51 opens daycare spaces for children of essential workers
Grand Forks makes land deal offers for flood mitigation plan

Grand Forks makes land deal offers for flood mitigation plan

At least 40 offers have been made to residents, the city said in an April release

Grand Forks makes land deal offers for flood mitigation plan
Students at West Boundary schools are coming together to build rock hearts on basketball courts to showcase their community spirit while staying apart in.  (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

SD 51 grows community hearts outside of class

Community members are invited to place their own stones on the schools’ basketball courts

Students at West Boundary schools are coming together to build rock hearts on basketball courts to showcase their community spirit while staying apart in.  (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Stop signs have been installed at the intersection of 2nd Street and Market Avenue in Grand Forks and will be uncovered on Monday, April 27. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Four-way stop at Market Ave. and 2nd St. starts Mon. April 27

Stop signs are installed and will be uncovered Monday morning

Stop signs have been installed at the intersection of 2nd Street and Market Avenue in Grand Forks and will be uncovered on Monday, April 27. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Grand Forks quilter now a major mask supplier

Grand Forks quilter now a major mask supplier

Florence Vatkin has been working 16 hours a day to fulfill the biggest order of her career

Grand Forks quilter now a major mask supplier
$40k in equipment stolen from Grand Forks airport beacon

$40k in equipment stolen from Grand Forks airport beacon

No nighttime flights are allowed to leave or land in Grand Forks until the beacon is fixed

$40k in equipment stolen from Grand Forks airport beacon
Sarah Dinsdale began her role as the marketing manager for the Boundary Country Regional Chamber of Commerce last month, just as COVID-19 restrictions began hitting local businesses.                                (Photo submitted)

Boundary Chamber’s marketing manager hits ground running

Sarah Dinsdale took the job with an eye on revitalization. Now the focus is keeping business running

Sarah Dinsdale began her role as the marketing manager for the Boundary Country Regional Chamber of Commerce last month, just as COVID-19 restrictions began hitting local businesses.                                (Photo submitted)
Organizers announced April 22 that the 2020 Grand Forks International Baseball Tournament has been cancelled. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Organizers cancel 2020 Grand Forks International baseball tournament due to COVID-19

Dr. Bonnie Henry has said that it is “unrealistic” to expect large events to go ahead this summer

Organizers announced April 22 that the 2020 Grand Forks International Baseball Tournament has been cancelled. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Boundary school district launches food program for families

Boundary school district launches food program for families

Students can’t access breakfast program at home, so the district has created a take-home solution

Boundary school district launches food program for families
Grand Forks man confesses, apologizes for graffiti in Death Valley National Park

Grand Forks man confesses, apologizes for graffiti in Death Valley National Park

Though her name was also part of the graffiti, the man’s dog Lacy was deemed to be blameless

Grand Forks man confesses, apologizes for graffiti in Death Valley National Park
Midway mill re-opens after 9-week shutdown

Midway mill re-opens after 9-week shutdown

Shut down at Interfor Grand Forks continues

Midway mill re-opens after 9-week shutdown
Graffiti on two sides of a boulder in Death Valley National Park is from 2019 and 2020, marked “Steve & Lacy”. The National Parks Service is seeking a man from Grand Forks, B.C., in connection with the graffiti. (US National Parks Service)

Grand Forks man suspect in U.S. national park vandalism case

Rangers believe the man travelled with a dog named Lacy on his way to an off-road race

Graffiti on two sides of a boulder in Death Valley National Park is from 2019 and 2020, marked “Steve & Lacy”. The National Parks Service is seeking a man from Grand Forks, B.C., in connection with the graffiti. (US National Parks Service)
Boundary Bucks were launched by the Boundary Country Regional Chamber of Commerce in late 2019. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Boundary shoppers asked to save receipts for $10 bonus

The regional chamber of commerce is handing out ‘Boundary Bucks’ to people that spend more than $100

Boundary Bucks were launched by the Boundary Country Regional Chamber of Commerce in late 2019. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Fire crews from Grand Forks and Christina Lake knocked out a fire on April 9 that had spread over several vehicles on a property of Hardy Mountain Road. (Christina Lake Fire/Rescue/Facebook)

Fire bans meant to save emergency workers for critical calls

As of April 16, Cat. 2 and 3 fires will be banned province-wide

Fire crews from Grand Forks and Christina Lake knocked out a fire on April 9 that had spread over several vehicles on a property of Hardy Mountain Road. (Christina Lake Fire/Rescue/Facebook)
SD 51 aims to reach students online, working with families to get access to tech

SD 51 aims to reach students online, working with families to get access to tech

Teachers have been contacting families directly to talk over students’ needs, outlook for e-education

SD 51 aims to reach students online, working with families to get access to tech