Jensen Edwards

A graph of the snow water equivalent at the Grano Creek monitoring station north of Grand Forks indicates that the 2020 levels measured on April 5 amount to approximately 75 per cent of the highest ever total recorded at the station on the same date. (Province of BC)

Snowpack measurements ‘promising’: RDKB

Measurements show Boundary snowpack just high of average range

A graph of the snow water equivalent at the Grano Creek monitoring station north of Grand Forks indicates that the 2020 levels measured on April 5 amount to approximately 75 per cent of the highest ever total recorded at the station on the same date. (Province of BC)
Julien Honour-DeCap has been painting birdhouses to keep busy while practising social isolation. (Facebook)

Painting birdhouses in lieu of boredom

Elementary school student finds new hobby for entertainment while away from school

Julien Honour-DeCap has been painting birdhouses to keep busy while practising social isolation. (Facebook)
Rocks bearing encouraging messages greet Boundary Regional Hospital staff at the facility’s doors in Grand Forks. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Boundary hospital ‘ready for a surge,’ hoping it never comes

The emergency department director confirmed there were active COVID-19 cases in the Boundary

Rocks bearing encouraging messages greet Boundary Regional Hospital staff at the facility’s doors in Grand Forks. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Boundary resident Becca Macfarlane was treated to a birthday parade for her 11th birthday on March 27.                                 (Photo submitted)

Boundary friends make the best of a birthday in isolation

11-year-old Becca Macfarlane had hoped to go bowling with her friends

Boundary resident Becca Macfarlane was treated to a birthday parade for her 11th birthday on March 27.                                 (Photo submitted)
Connections shine through in our distance amid COVID-19

Connections shine through in our distance amid COVID-19

Physical distance does not mean socially ostracizing

Connections shine through in our distance amid COVID-19
True North Distilleries in Grand Forks is making hand sanitizer to help local institutions combat COVID-19. (Photo submitted)

Grand Forks distillery shifts to make sanitizer

How a Grand Forks distillery is stepping up during the COVID-19 pandemic

True North Distilleries in Grand Forks is making hand sanitizer to help local institutions combat COVID-19. (Photo submitted)
Brandon Makarowski refereed in Alberta before moving to Grand Forks serving as a regular official for Grand Forks Border Bruins hockey games.                                (Photo submitted)

Boundary referee recognized for strong season

Makarowski took up reffing over a decade ago when he was forced to stop playing contact hockey

Brandon Makarowski refereed in Alberta before moving to Grand Forks serving as a regular official for Grand Forks Border Bruins hockey games.                                (Photo submitted)
SD 51 - Boundary closed all playgrounds on March 24. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

SD 51 closes playground, court access amid COVID-19 concerns

The Provincial Health Officer has said that playgrounds are not safe spaces during pandemic

SD 51 - Boundary closed all playgrounds on March 24. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Boundary doctor warns against inter-regional travel

Boundary doctor warns against inter-regional travel

Self-isolation means going straight home (not to the store first) and staying there for 14 days

Boundary doctor warns against inter-regional travel
Grocery stores in Grand Forks are instituting buying limits on some household staples to stem the demand on their chains of supply. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

How the Boundary is bringing food to those who need it

The local food bank is expecting a new wave of clients in the coming weeks

Grocery stores in Grand Forks are instituting buying limits on some household staples to stem the demand on their chains of supply. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Interfor’s sawmills in Grand Forks and Castlegar are scheduled to slow production for two weeks amid pandemic-related market changes.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Interfor cuts production and staff at Grand Forks, Castlegar mills

The curtailment is scheduled to last two weeks, amid pandemic-related market changes

Interfor’s sawmills in Grand Forks and Castlegar are scheduled to slow production for two weeks amid pandemic-related market changes.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Judges circulate around the Boundary Central Secondary School gym on March 11 to evaluate students’ execution of the scientific method, their data collection and their presentation.

Boundary students showcase science skills

The SD 51 science fair saw motors spin, planes fly and baking soda volcanoes erupt

Judges circulate around the Boundary Central Secondary School gym on March 11 to evaluate students’ execution of the scientific method, their data collection and their presentation.
The players and coaches from the Midget Boundary Predators team pose with the well-earned league banner, which will now hang in the rafters at the Midway arena.                                (Photo submitted)

Unbeaten Boundary Midget Predators win league on home ice

The Predators trounced second-place Casltegar in the final, by a score of 7-2

The players and coaches from the Midget Boundary Predators team pose with the well-earned league banner, which will now hang in the rafters at the Midway arena.                                (Photo submitted)

Please do some basic research before sharing links on Facebook

Community group administrators have power in small towns. They need to vet what they share

Barry Brandow inspects fresh tire tracks on Nature Conservancy of British Columbia land that is meant to be non-motorized in October 2019.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Education and dedication will be keys to Grand Forks grasslands revival

The Southern Interior Land Trust acquired 270 acres of grasslands earlier this year

Barry Brandow inspects fresh tire tracks on Nature Conservancy of British Columbia land that is meant to be non-motorized in October 2019.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
J.J. Verigin Jr. speaks at his mother’s funeral on March 7 in Grand Forks. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Reflecting on Doukhobor icon Laura Verigin

Boundary and West Kootenay community gathers to remember Laura Verigin

J.J. Verigin Jr. speaks at his mother’s funeral on March 7 in Grand Forks. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
March 9 Grand Forks council meeting rescheduled to 10:30 a.m.

March 9 Grand Forks council meeting rescheduled to 10:30 a.m.

The council meeting will immediately follow the morning’s Committee of the Whole session

March 9 Grand Forks council meeting rescheduled to 10:30 a.m.
IN PHOTOS: Boundary Musical & Theatre Society presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
IN PHOTOS: Boundary Musical & Theatre Society presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Regional district diverts more dam funds for Kootenay Boundary fire department

Regional district diverts more dam funds for Kootenay Boundary fire department

A total of $500,000 will be diverted from general admin to fund the Kootenay Boundary fire dept.

Regional district diverts more dam funds for Kootenay Boundary fire department
Rotary raffle underway for Phoenix school equipment program

Rotary raffle underway for Phoenix school equipment program

The proceeds from the raffle will go to purchase new equipment for school kids to use at the hill

Rotary raffle underway for Phoenix school equipment program