Kathleen Saylors

Johnson, far right, at her retirement celebration earlier this month with the recreation department staff. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Kim Johnson retires from rec department

Johnson had worked at Grand Forks Recreation Department for 25 years

Johnson, far right, at her retirement celebration earlier this month with the recreation department staff. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
Grand Forks Skating Club Star-level skater Violet Villanueve draws the name from a hat for the lucky student to receive a year’s membership to the club free, thanks to an anonymous donor.

Skating club receives donations, to host ice gala

The show kicks off at 7 p.m. tonight

Grand Forks Skating Club Star-level skater Violet Villanueve draws the name from a hat for the lucky student to receive a year’s membership to the club free, thanks to an anonymous donor.
RCMP look into broken window at new Whispers of Hope

RCMP look into broken window at new Whispers of Hope

There were no injuries in the incident

RCMP look into broken window at new Whispers of Hope
Sophie, played by Mayanne Houghton-Gargul.

PHOTOS: Mamma Mia takes a bow

The Boundary Musical and Theatre Society completed four shows of the smash hit

Sophie, played by Mayanne Houghton-Gargul.
City council is debating a proposed new location for the Whispers of Hope community kitchen. File photo

Grand Forks city councillors debate proposed Whispers of Hope location

There are calls for a public forum and bylaw reform

City council is debating a proposed new location for the Whispers of Hope community kitchen. File photo
Coun. Neil Krog and Shawn McIver of Lime Creek Logging at the site of the South Ruckle Bank Armouring project on Thursday. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Bank armouring begins in South Ruckle

The rocks placed along the riverbank will prevent future erosion.

Coun. Neil Krog and Shawn McIver of Lime Creek Logging at the site of the South Ruckle Bank Armouring project on Thursday. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
Boundary vets invited to free Legion luncheon

Boundary vets invited to free Legion luncheon

The free event is for vets and their spouses or caregivers.

Boundary vets invited to free Legion luncheon

Column: A fond farewell to Grand Forks

Reporter Kate Saylors bids the paper goodbye after three years.

Grand Forks Library reaches fundraising goal

The $84,000 will renovate the library washrooms for accessibility.

The students and staff of Hutton Elementary School marked Pink Shirt Day on Feb. 27 with an assembly and activity day centred on anti-bullying. On this day, students and staff wear pink shirts in support of students who have been bullied, and as a symbol that they will not tolerate bullying. At the assembly on Wednesday, students performed a flash mob, heard spoken word poetry, and learned more about bullying and how they can stand up for other students and make their school community a safer and happier place. After their activities, students and staff joined for a baked potato lunch in the gym. A big thanks to all the parents and Buy Low for the donations.   (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Hutton marks Pink Shirt Day

The day is a symbol of anti-bullying in schools.

The students and staff of Hutton Elementary School marked Pink Shirt Day on Feb. 27 with an assembly and activity day centred on anti-bullying. On this day, students and staff wear pink shirts in support of students who have been bullied, and as a symbol that they will not tolerate bullying. At the assembly on Wednesday, students performed a flash mob, heard spoken word poetry, and learned more about bullying and how they can stand up for other students and make their school community a safer and happier place. After their activities, students and staff joined for a baked potato lunch in the gym. A big thanks to all the parents and Buy Low for the donations.   (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
Pamela Kennedy and Mel Carroll, two residents against the proposed Whispers of Hope kitchen location, collecting signatures on Monday.  (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Whispers of Hope leases new kitchen location, residents petition

The new location is close to City Hall.

Pamela Kennedy and Mel Carroll, two residents against the proposed Whispers of Hope kitchen location, collecting signatures on Monday.  (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
Community invited to Wendy Butterfield’s retirement

Community invited to Wendy Butterfield’s retirement

Butterfield has been with the gallery since its founding.

Community invited to Wendy Butterfield’s retirement
Five of the Boundary Volunteer Income Tax clinic’s volunteers at the clinic’s new location at the Grand Forks and District Public Library. Pictured, from left (back): Karen Johnson, Lorraine Dick, Ursula Flury (front) Terry Lemke Mooney, Karen Head. Not pictured: Virginia Holmes.  (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Tax help available at Boundary volunteer-run clinic

The annual program started up on Wednesday.

Five of the Boundary Volunteer Income Tax clinic’s volunteers at the clinic’s new location at the Grand Forks and District Public Library. Pictured, from left (back): Karen Johnson, Lorraine Dick, Ursula Flury (front) Terry Lemke Mooney, Karen Head. Not pictured: Virginia Holmes.  (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
GFI tournament coordinator and head umpire Steve Boutang. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Cuban team joining Grand Forks International baseball lineup

Teams are coming from across North America for the tournament June 25 to July 1.

GFI tournament coordinator and head umpire Steve Boutang. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
Members of Grand Forks’ Special Olympics hockey team boarded the bus to the Special Olympics BC Winter Games on Thursday morning from the Save On parking lot. The team is joined by members from Castlegar, and local coach Dale Redford is headed with the team to Vernon to coach them through the games.   (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Grand Forks athletes finish on the podium at Special O Winter Games

The team went to Vernon last week with players from Castlegar.

Members of Grand Forks’ Special Olympics hockey team boarded the bus to the Special Olympics BC Winter Games on Thursday morning from the Save On parking lot. The team is joined by members from Castlegar, and local coach Dale Redford is headed with the team to Vernon to coach them through the games.   (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
Here we go again! The Boundary Musical and Theatre Society’s production of Mamma Mia hit the stage at Grand Forks Secondary School on Friday night, beginning a seven-show run that will culminate this weekend. Shows over the weekend attracted crowds, including a sold-out show on Sunday afternoon. The show continues to run this week on Thursday night; information and tickets at www.eventbrite.ca/e/mamma-mia-tickets. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Mamma Mia to take the stage this weekend

The Boundary Musical and Theatre Society production was three years in the making.

Here we go again! The Boundary Musical and Theatre Society’s production of Mamma Mia hit the stage at Grand Forks Secondary School on Friday night, beginning a seven-show run that will culminate this weekend. Shows over the weekend attracted crowds, including a sold-out show on Sunday afternoon. The show continues to run this week on Thursday night; information and tickets at www.eventbrite.ca/e/mamma-mia-tickets. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
The Grand Forks Secondary School girls’ senior basketball team finished first at a weekend tournament in Grand Forks, making the team Kootenay champions for the second year in a row. The team is headed to provincials in Abbotsford on March 7. (Riley Friesen/Submitted)

Basketball team finishes first in zone, heads to provincials

The team is fundraising at the Gem Theatre this Sunday.

The Grand Forks Secondary School girls’ senior basketball team finished first at a weekend tournament in Grand Forks, making the team Kootenay champions for the second year in a row. The team is headed to provincials in Abbotsford on March 7. (Riley Friesen/Submitted)
Film produced by Grand Forks grad to show at USCC

Film produced by Grand Forks grad to show at USCC

Jenna Semenoff is one producer on the film about biodiversity.

Film produced by Grand Forks grad to show at USCC
Local Grand Forks Secondary School student Cambria Hogarth placed second at the Royal Canadian Legion Kootenay Zone poster and colouring contest. Last year the annual Legion Youth Poster, Poem and Literary Contest was held in Grand Forks and 15 entries were received. All first place category winners went on to zone to go up against eight other communities that have a branch of the Legion. Hogarth, who entered in the colour poster - senior category, placed second at the zone level. This contest is open to students from kindergarten to Grade 12, and next year, the Legion hopes to receive entries at every grade level. Pictured, from left to right: Grand Forks Legion President Everett Baker, Cambria Hogarth and GFSS art teacher Kristen Doyle.                                 (Sandra Doody/Submitted)

Grand Forks student places second in Legion poster contest

Cambria Hogarth placed second at the zone level.

Local Grand Forks Secondary School student Cambria Hogarth placed second at the Royal Canadian Legion Kootenay Zone poster and colouring contest. Last year the annual Legion Youth Poster, Poem and Literary Contest was held in Grand Forks and 15 entries were received. All first place category winners went on to zone to go up against eight other communities that have a branch of the Legion. Hogarth, who entered in the colour poster - senior category, placed second at the zone level. This contest is open to students from kindergarten to Grade 12, and next year, the Legion hopes to receive entries at every grade level. Pictured, from left to right: Grand Forks Legion President Everett Baker, Cambria Hogarth and GFSS art teacher Kristen Doyle.                                 (Sandra Doody/Submitted)
Red Cross extends deadline for flood program

Red Cross extends deadline for flood program

The program offers up to $18,500 for flood-related damage.

Red Cross extends deadline for flood program