Kathleen Saylors

Fine particulates in wood smoke can cause a range of health issues. Photo supplied

Air advisory, open burn ban issued for Grand Forks

The burn ban will be in effect for two days.

Fine particulates in wood smoke can cause a range of health issues. Photo supplied
Bucket truck, car collide in Highway 3 accident

Bucket truck, car collide in Highway 3 accident

The Thursday morning accident near Grand Forks slowed traffic for nearly three hours.

Bucket truck, car collide in Highway 3 accident
Gas leak near schools prompts evacuations

Gas leak near schools prompts evacuations

The leak on Highway 3 through Grand Forks was reported just before 11 a.m.

Gas leak near schools prompts evacuations
Brian Taylor is the new mayor of Grand Forks following elections on Oct. 20. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette

Presenting a Year in Review: Part Four

The fourth installment in the Gazette’s Year in Review series.

Brian Taylor is the new mayor of Grand Forks following elections on Oct. 20. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette
Tom Cochrane performing at CannaFest 2018 in Grand Forks. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Presenting a Year in Review: Part Three

The third installment in the Gazette’s Year in Review series.

Tom Cochrane performing at CannaFest 2018 in Grand Forks. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
Aerial footage of the flooding over Grand Forks, taken on May 19. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Presenting a Year in Review: Part Two

The second installment in the Gazette’s Year in Review issue.

Aerial footage of the flooding over Grand Forks, taken on May 19. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
Grand Forks Secondary band showcases musical memories

Grand Forks Secondary band showcases musical memories

The band students put on their “Winter Memories” concert on Dec. 19.

Grand Forks Secondary band showcases musical memories
Boundary Family Services, BC Housing scrap motel housing project

Boundary Family Services, BC Housing scrap motel housing project

BC Housing and BFSS couldn’t reach an agreement on the proposed project slated for Motel 99.

Boundary Family Services, BC Housing scrap motel housing project

Column: Don’t be a grinch this Christmas

Reporter Kate Saylors reflects on the recent announcement of a warming centre for Grand Forks.

Cold weather centre to open in Grand Forks

Cold weather centre to open in Grand Forks

The centre will be open around the clock through to the spring.

Cold weather centre to open in Grand Forks
Santa with Teddy and Lexi.

Grand Forks says ‘hi’ to Santa

The Friends of the Grand Forks and District Public Library hosted photos with Santa.

Santa with Teddy and Lexi.
Tales of talking animals and far away places – hundreds of new books will make their way into the hands of kids in time for Christmas thanks to the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy’s (CBAL) Books Under Every Tree campaign. Nearly 550 new and gently used books were presented to the Community Christmas Hamper program last week, to be included in every family hamper being distributed this season. Pictured, CBAL community literacy coordinator Erin Perkins presented Dennis Tournemille, Community Christmas Hamper program coordinator with boxes full of books – and they enjoyed a story or two as well! The Books Under Every Tree campaign collects new and gently used books from local schools and community organizations, and uses proceeds from CBAL’s fall Reach a Reader campaign. Perkins said she is thrilled with the community support for Books Under Every Tree, especially this year as many children lost their books in May’s flooding. Tournemille said he expects there to be a larger than average demand for hamper this year, but at least two books will be in every hamper going to a family with kids. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Hundreds of books collected by CBAL

The “Books Under Every Tree” campaign was a hit.

Tales of talking animals and far away places – hundreds of new books will make their way into the hands of kids in time for Christmas thanks to the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy’s (CBAL) Books Under Every Tree campaign. Nearly 550 new and gently used books were presented to the Community Christmas Hamper program last week, to be included in every family hamper being distributed this season. Pictured, CBAL community literacy coordinator Erin Perkins presented Dennis Tournemille, Community Christmas Hamper program coordinator with boxes full of books – and they enjoyed a story or two as well! The Books Under Every Tree campaign collects new and gently used books from local schools and community organizations, and uses proceeds from CBAL’s fall Reach a Reader campaign. Perkins said she is thrilled with the community support for Books Under Every Tree, especially this year as many children lost their books in May’s flooding. Tournemille said he expects there to be a larger than average demand for hamper this year, but at least two books will be in every hamper going to a family with kids. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
Tips for avoiding Canada Revenue Agency scams

Tips for avoiding Canada Revenue Agency scams

Grand Forks RCMP are asking residents to be vigilant.

Tips for avoiding Canada Revenue Agency scams
About 15 crews members were on site early Tuesday morning at a house fire on Donaldson near 68th Avenue and the Trans Canada Trail. A representative from the fire department said the home was reportedly abandoned. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Grand Forks fire crews respond to ‘abandoned’ house fire

No one was in the home at the time of the fire.

About 15 crews members were on site early Tuesday morning at a house fire on Donaldson near 68th Avenue and the Trans Canada Trail. A representative from the fire department said the home was reportedly abandoned. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
The holidays are fast approaching, and with the first Friday in December comes the annual Santa Claus parade and city light up in Gyro Park. More than a dozen local organizations decorated floats and marched in the parade on Friday night, which ended in Gyro Park when the Christmas ligths and decorations are switched on! Completel with warming stations and hot chocolate and kettle corn ourtesy of the Grand Forks Rotary Club, it was a fun night for all.                                The Pharmasave float.

Grand Forks celebrates the holidays with Santa Claus parade, light up

The Christmas tradition was a hit on Friday night.

The holidays are fast approaching, and with the first Friday in December comes the annual Santa Claus parade and city light up in Gyro Park. More than a dozen local organizations decorated floats and marched in the parade on Friday night, which ended in Gyro Park when the Christmas ligths and decorations are switched on! Completel with warming stations and hot chocolate and kettle corn ourtesy of the Grand Forks Rotary Club, it was a fun night for all.                                The Pharmasave float.
After catastrophic floodign in May 2018, the RDKB said that additional funding to locate an emergency response storage and work space in the Village of Midway will increase capacity to respond in the event of a disaster. (Regional District of Kootenay-Boundary)

RDKB receives funding for disaster response ‘work space’ in Midway

The work space and storage will be used by disaster response volunteers.

After catastrophic floodign in May 2018, the RDKB said that additional funding to locate an emergency response storage and work space in the Village of Midway will increase capacity to respond in the event of a disaster. (Regional District of Kootenay-Boundary)
Border Bruins lose to Beaver Valley on home ice

Border Bruins lose to Beaver Valley on home ice

The team will play the Jack this Friday at 7 p.m.

Border Bruins lose to Beaver Valley on home ice
The annual Christina Lake Craft Fair “decked the halls” of the community hall on Saturday, with a variety of crafts, handmade goods and art on display from local artists. In addition, patrons were invited to buy raffle tickets for a variety of Christmas-themed trees decorated by local organizations in support of the hall; themes included the “tea tree” designed by the Christina Lake Healthcare Auxiliary, the Wildways tree, and the “Small Stuff” tree designed by the Little Lakers Learning centre, among others! (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Artisans on display at Christina Lake Craft Fair

The annual craft fair showcased local artists.

The annual Christina Lake Craft Fair “decked the halls” of the community hall on Saturday, with a variety of crafts, handmade goods and art on display from local artists. In addition, patrons were invited to buy raffle tickets for a variety of Christmas-themed trees decorated by local organizations in support of the hall; themes included the “tea tree” designed by the Christina Lake Healthcare Auxiliary, the Wildways tree, and the “Small Stuff” tree designed by the Little Lakers Learning centre, among others! (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
Letter: No governing while impaired

Letter: No governing while impaired

Jack Koochin argues that councillors should not be allowed to make decisions under the influence.

Letter: No governing while impaired
Christina Lake 3D mural gets an update

Christina Lake 3D mural gets an update

The Welcome Centre mural will be officially unveiled next week.

Christina Lake 3D mural gets an update