Karen McKinley

John Hudema joined the counter protest across the road from the SOGI protesters waving a large Pride flag ins a show of support for LGBTQ2SIA. Photo: Submitted

Pro and anti-SOGI demonstrations mostly peaceful in Grand Forks

Protests part of nation-wide movement over gender and sexual orientation guidelines for schools

John Hudema joined the counter protest across the road from the SOGI protesters waving a large Pride flag ins a show of support for LGBTQ2SIA. Photo: Submitted
As of Sept. 26, category 2 open burning is allowed again in the Southeast Fire Centre’s jurisdiction. (Leon Contreras/Unsplash)

Category 2 fire restrictions rescinded

With cooling temperatures, category 2 open burning is allowed again in the…

As of Sept. 26, category 2 open burning is allowed again in the Southeast Fire Centre’s jurisdiction. (Leon Contreras/Unsplash)
Several of the vehicles had to navigate tight squeezes through barrier blocks that prevent larger motorized vehicles at the trail entrances that crossed roadways.
Photo: Karen McKinley

Grand Forks ATV Club takes guests for an adventure for Accessible Trails Day

Annual excursion highlights rail history and trail system

Several of the vehicles had to navigate tight squeezes through barrier blocks that prevent larger motorized vehicles at the trail entrances that crossed roadways.
Photo: Karen McKinley
Striking Rockwool workers gathered at the United Steelworkers Union tent in front of the company management office to get their ballot to vote on a tentative agreement. Ballots will be counted Saturday evening. Photo Karen McKinley

Striking Rockwool workers in Grand Forks reject latest offer

Unionized employees have been on picket line since Aug. 25

Striking Rockwool workers gathered at the United Steelworkers Union tent in front of the company management office to get their ballot to vote on a tentative agreement. Ballots will be counted Saturday evening. Photo Karen McKinley
Annabelle Estrada, front, steadies herself on the corner with Ryder Lock, 10, close behind as they hit the track for warm-ups before the Racing 4 Change races began on Sunday. Photo: Karen McKinley

Greenwood dirt bike club opens track for Racing 4 Change

Route 3 Racing working to make dirt bike racing more affordable for all

Annabelle Estrada, front, steadies herself on the corner with Ryder Lock, 10, close behind as they hit the track for warm-ups before the Racing 4 Change races began on Sunday. Photo: Karen McKinley
Campground bylaw updates were a hot topic of discussion as council had several questions over a proposed winter caretaker, security, costs and fees. Gazette file photo

Grand Forks campground bylaw updates prove hot topic

Councillors trade thoughts on proposed winter caretaker, costs and cancellation fees

Campground bylaw updates were a hot topic of discussion as council had several questions over a proposed winter caretaker, security, costs and fees. Gazette file photo
City council approved a temporary use permit to allow Southfield Real Estate, Ltd. to crush material on property it owns on Donaldson Drive for future development, but extended it to compensate for shorter work days. 
Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks City Council approves crushing permit for land development

Southfield Real Estate planning on remediating and developing old rail yard

City council approved a temporary use permit to allow Southfield Real Estate, Ltd. to crush material on property it owns on Donaldson Drive for future development, but extended it to compensate for shorter work days. 
Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Hunters have several locations to drop off heads of harvested deer as part of the B.C. government monitoring program for chronic wasting disease. Photo: Sam Fait

Monitoring for Chronic Wasting Disease ongoing in Boundary and Kootenay regions

Hunters have several locations to drop off heads for testing

Hunters have several locations to drop off heads of harvested deer as part of the B.C. government monitoring program for chronic wasting disease. Photo: Sam Fait
Roundtable talks are being scheduled to hear from residents about the future of Christina Lake.
Gazette file photo

Roundtable talks on future of Christina Lake being planned

Residents invited to schedule time to share their thoughts

Roundtable talks are being scheduled to hear from residents about the future of Christina Lake.
Gazette file photo
Oakley Tucker, 4, reaches for another car she was gathering with her siblings for a few races on the lawn near the children’s games at Harvest Fest.

Harvest Fest draws hundreds for celebration of Gand Forks’ produce

Event highlights vendors and agricultural history

Oakley Tucker, 4, reaches for another car she was gathering with her siblings for a few races on the lawn near the children’s games at Harvest Fest.
Mayor Everett Baker addressed complaints over the city deciding to not have councillors toss candy from vehicles during the recent Grand Forks and District Fall Fair parade, citing safety issues.
Gazette File Photo

Grand Forks mayor addresses ‘Candy Scandal’

No candy tossed from fall fair parade was over safety concerns

Mayor Everett Baker addressed complaints over the city deciding to not have councillors toss candy from vehicles during the recent Grand Forks and District Fall Fair parade, citing safety issues.
Gazette File Photo
The Grand Forks Performing Arts School put on a dance demonstration as part of the Saturday afternoon entertainment lineup. Photos Karen McKinley

Grand Forks and District Fall Fair returns to its roots

Annual celebration focuses on homegrown food and fun

The Grand Forks Performing Arts School put on a dance demonstration as part of the Saturday afternoon entertainment lineup. Photos Karen McKinley
Fire concerns over a proposed Tesla charging stations was brought up during a public hearing on Sept. 11.
Gazette file photo

Hazard concerns raised over Grand Forks charging stations

Fire breaks requested during public hearing over proposed Tesla stations

Fire concerns over a proposed Tesla charging stations was brought up during a public hearing on Sept. 11.
Gazette file photo
Members of the Cops for Kids cycle tour stopped at the Grand Forks Detachment on Saturday evening for a rest break and meet community members. The group is fundraising to help children who are in medical, physical or traumatic crisis. Photo Karen McKinley

Cops for Kids cycle tour makes a stop in Grand Forks

Annual fundraising event making its way across southeastern B.C.

Members of the Cops for Kids cycle tour stopped at the Grand Forks Detachment on Saturday evening for a rest break and meet community members. The group is fundraising to help children who are in medical, physical or traumatic crisis. Photo Karen McKinley
Calls for police help in Grand Forks and Christina Lake have continued their downward trend for the third straight year. (Vladvictoria/Pixabay.com)

Calls for police continue downward trend: Grand Forks RCMP

Summerime calls for city and Christina Lake decline for third straight year

Calls for police help in Grand Forks and Christina Lake have continued their downward trend for the third straight year. (Vladvictoria/Pixabay.com)
The 2023 edition of the Grand Forks and District Fall Fair will kick off Saturday and runs all weekend with a parade, exhibits, live music and much more family-friendly fun.
Peter Kalasz Photo

Grand Forks and District Fall Fair set to go this weekend

Long-standing festival to feature borscht cookoff, exhibits, vendors and petting farm

The 2023 edition of the Grand Forks and District Fall Fair will kick off Saturday and runs all weekend with a parade, exhibits, live music and much more family-friendly fun.
Peter Kalasz Photo
Border Bruin Theo Naido gives chase in the first period against Brander Lambert, left and Calvin Morrison in the first exhibition game Sept. 2. The Border Bruins won 5-3. Photo: Karen McKinley

Grand Forks Border Bruins open pre-season with back-to-back wins

Team beats Castlegar Rebels, Osoyoos Coyotes in home games

Border Bruin Theo Naido gives chase in the first period against Brander Lambert, left and Calvin Morrison in the first exhibition game Sept. 2. The Border Bruins won 5-3. Photo: Karen McKinley
A cougar attacked a horse in Midway and is believed to also be actively hunting in the Rock Creek area. (Courtesy photo/Tim Melling, Panthera)

Cougar attacks on animals reported in Boundary area

Attack on horse, multiple sightings prompt warnings and tips to say safe

A cougar attacked a horse in Midway and is believed to also be actively hunting in the Rock Creek area. (Courtesy photo/Tim Melling, Panthera)
Boaters are being urged to take measures to keep zebra and quagga mussels from entering British Columbia waterways. (Contributed)

Invasive mussel monitoring ongoing in Christina Lake

Boaters asked to keep vigilant over zebra and quagga mussels

Boaters are being urged to take measures to keep zebra and quagga mussels from entering British Columbia waterways. (Contributed)
Austin Krahn, seen here receiving his award for top juvenile in MJT BC last November, won the individual gross points in the BC Golf BC Juvenile Championships. Gazette file photo

Christina Lake teen golfer wins provincial championship

Austin Krahn comes first in the individual gross points at BC Juvenile Championships

Austin Krahn, seen here receiving his award for top juvenile in MJT BC last November, won the individual gross points in the BC Golf BC Juvenile Championships. Gazette file photo