Kathleen Saylors

The Grand Forks Search and Rescue team practices swift water rescue in May 2018. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Stable search and rescue funding needed: GFSAR

Lack of provincial funding could make a big difference to Grand Forks SAR team.

The Grand Forks Search and Rescue team practices swift water rescue in May 2018. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
Council to press for action on DFA, BC Housing

Council to press for action on DFA, BC Housing

Two previously discussed resolutions, plus two more on insurance and DFA, were adopted.

Council to press for action on DFA, BC Housing
Grand Forks Seniors explore new location at library

Grand Forks Seniors explore new location at library

There may be money available to help renovate the basement space, Taylor said.

Grand Forks Seniors explore new location at library
Grand Forks families celebrated the long weekend downtown on Saturday, hitting Market Avenue for an afternoon of games, treats and activities for the kids. In addition to running games like giant Connect 4 and Family Feud, kids could check out ATV rides hosted by the Grand Forks ATV Club, fire truck rides with Grand Forks Fire/Rescue, road hockey with the Bruins, and a firefighters obstacle course, also hosted by the fire department. There was plenty to eat downtown, with baked potatoes, chili and kettle corn courtesy of Grand Forks Rotary, hot dogs by both Grand Forks Realty and Grand Forks Fire/Rescue, and cookies courtesy of the Wooden Spoon. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Celebrating Family Day in Grand Forks

The activities on Market offered plenty for the whole family to do.

Grand Forks families celebrated the long weekend downtown on Saturday, hitting Market Avenue for an afternoon of games, treats and activities for the kids. In addition to running games like giant Connect 4 and Family Feud, kids could check out ATV rides hosted by the Grand Forks ATV Club, fire truck rides with Grand Forks Fire/Rescue, road hockey with the Bruins, and a firefighters obstacle course, also hosted by the fire department. There was plenty to eat downtown, with baked potatoes, chili and kettle corn courtesy of Grand Forks Rotary, hot dogs by both Grand Forks Realty and Grand Forks Fire/Rescue, and cookies courtesy of the Wooden Spoon. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
Grand Forks council flip-flops on BC Housing proposal

Grand Forks council flip-flops on BC Housing proposal

The low-income housing project on 19th was recalled for a second vote.

Grand Forks council flip-flops on BC Housing proposal
Families were invited to get crafty at Gallery 2’s first annual Family day event. Kids rushed around the gallery doing an art scavenger hunt based on the gallery’s current exhibits, and worked on two crafts, including one based on a family picture that gallery staff took and printed for them to incorporate into their art. Outside, an impromptu snowball fight broke out. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Gallery 2 celebrates Family Day

Plenty of artistic fun for all over the long weekend.

Families were invited to get crafty at Gallery 2’s first annual Family day event. Kids rushed around the gallery doing an art scavenger hunt based on the gallery’s current exhibits, and worked on two crafts, including one based on a family picture that gallery staff took and printed for them to incorporate into their art. Outside, an impromptu snowball fight broke out. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
Byron Goch said he simply got hungry!

Celebrating Family Day at Wilgress Lake fishing derby

The annual event was attended by over 125 people.

Byron Goch said he simply got hungry!
The Sock Monkeys. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Gem Theatre benefit concert raises thousands

The theatre suffered signficant flood damage.

The Sock Monkeys. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
The Grand Forks Secondary School senior girls’ basketball team is on fire! The team came out four for four from a weekend tournament in Osoyoos over the long weekend, and is hosting the Kootenay zone championships at GFSS this weekend. The team encourages the public to come out on Friday night and cheer them on when the play at 5:15 p.m., defending their title as Kootenay champions. The top two teams from this weekend’s tournament will go to provincials in Abbotsford this March. Pictured, the team after winning the Osoyoos tournament 4-0 Feb. 15-17. (Riley Friesen/Submitted)
The Grand Forks Secondary School senior girls’ basketball team is on fire! The team came out four for four from a weekend tournament in Osoyoos over the long weekend, and is hosting the Kootenay zone championships at GFSS this weekend. The team encourages the public to come out on Friday night and cheer them on when the play at 5:15 p.m., defending their title as Kootenay champions. The top two teams from this weekend’s tournament will go to provincials in Abbotsford this March. Pictured, the team after winning the Osoyoos tournament 4-0 Feb. 15-17. (Riley Friesen/Submitted)
Christina Lake welcomes new fire chief

Christina Lake welcomes new fire chief

Joe Geary made the move to the Boundary from Sidney.

Christina Lake welcomes new fire chief
Opinion: The Second Street development might be a problem – but it’s not council’s problem

Opinion: The Second Street development might be a problem – but it’s not council’s problem

Reporter Kate Saylors writes about the common misconception surrounding a BC Housing development.

Opinion: The Second Street development might be a problem – but it’s not council’s problem
What’s happening for Family Day in the Boundary

What’s happening for Family Day in the Boundary

Activities in and around Grand Forks offer something for everyone.

What’s happening for Family Day in the Boundary
Petition on Second Street project presented to council

Petition on Second Street project presented to council

Over 1,000 signatures were gathered, but staff say council can’t do much about the project.

Petition on Second Street project presented to council
Mental health, BC Housing council’s picks for resolution issues

Mental health, BC Housing council’s picks for resolution issues

Grand Forks council aims to hold the province accountable to local government with draft resolutions

Mental health, BC Housing council’s picks for resolution issues
The junior and senior Grand Forks Secondary School boys basketball teams took on Stanley Humphries Secondary School from Castlegar on Feb. 4 for two home-court games. The teams performed well against their Kootenay rivals, and the senior team especially brought some players off the bench to hit it home near the end of the game.  (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Wolves basketball take on Castlegar teams

The boys had a good showing against their Kootenay rivals.

The junior and senior Grand Forks Secondary School boys basketball teams took on Stanley Humphries Secondary School from Castlegar on Feb. 4 for two home-court games. The teams performed well against their Kootenay rivals, and the senior team especially brought some players off the bench to hit it home near the end of the game.  (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
Fire/Rescue crews responded to a highly-visible chimney fire on 17th Street on Monday night.  (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Crews respond to household chimney fire

This is a reminder to clean out your chimneys this winter.

Fire/Rescue crews responded to a highly-visible chimney fire on 17th Street on Monday night.  (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
The fire at a local mechanics shop was reported to fire crews around 6 a.m. on Jan. 30. There were no injuries. (Della Mallette/Grand Forks Gazette)

Fire at local repair shop under investigation

The fire has not been deemed suspicious.

The fire at a local mechanics shop was reported to fire crews around 6 a.m. on Jan. 30. There were no injuries. (Della Mallette/Grand Forks Gazette)
It’s getting hot in here! The Grand Forks Aquatic Centre staff attempted to stave off the cold with a tropical paradise swim night at the pool on Jan. 24. Complete with some fun new pool floats, the event was a welcome respite from the snow outside! (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Grand Forks pool transformed into tropical paradise

The tropical swim was an escape from the snow.

It’s getting hot in here! The Grand Forks Aquatic Centre staff attempted to stave off the cold with a tropical paradise swim night at the pool on Jan. 24. Complete with some fun new pool floats, the event was a welcome respite from the snow outside! (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
CannaFest organizer Chuck Varabioff with partner Josie and Bret Michaels at CannaFest 2018. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

CannaFest announces 2019 headliners

Bret Michaels will be returning to the CannaFest stage

CannaFest organizer Chuck Varabioff with partner Josie and Bret Michaels at CannaFest 2018. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
A car accident near Greenwood this morning, despite its severe appearance, resulted in only minor injuires. (Peyton Spani/Submitted)

Minor injuries in car, semi accident near Greenwood

Road conditions were likely a factor in the Friday morning crash.

A car accident near Greenwood this morning, despite its severe appearance, resulted in only minor injuires. (Peyton Spani/Submitted)