Kathleen Saylors

The Grand Forks Aquatic Centre hosted a “bubble bonanza” night last Thursday. The pool was packed with kids enjoying the suds, and lifeguards and kids alike were equipped with fun bubble machines to make it a bonanza for all!  (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Bubble-bursting fun at the pool

The “Bubble Bonanza” was a big hit.

The Grand Forks Aquatic Centre hosted a “bubble bonanza” night last Thursday. The pool was packed with kids enjoying the suds, and lifeguards and kids alike were equipped with fun bubble machines to make it a bonanza for all!  (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
Parliamentary Secretary Jennifer Rice.

B.C. government announces $2.9 million in business recovery for Grand Forks

The fund will allocate up to $18,500 per business affected by May’s flooding.

Parliamentary Secretary Jennifer Rice.
Column: The photos are never as bad as you think

Column: The photos are never as bad as you think

Reporter Kate Saylors writes about what you learn, taking people’s pictures day in and out.

Column: The photos are never as bad as you think
A good time was had by all at the 27th annual Gallery 2 wine tasting. This year featured fantastic decorations on the theme “Merry and Bright,” delicious food, and of course, excellent B.C. wines. This gala fundraiser helps Gallery 2 provide arts and culture exhibitions and programs for Grand Forks and the Boundary. (Peter Kalasz/Submitted)

Gallery 2 raises funds with annual wine tasting

The “Merry and Bright” themed evening showcased B.C. wines.

A good time was had by all at the 27th annual Gallery 2 wine tasting. This year featured fantastic decorations on the theme “Merry and Bright,” delicious food, and of course, excellent B.C. wines. This gala fundraiser helps Gallery 2 provide arts and culture exhibitions and programs for Grand Forks and the Boundary. (Peter Kalasz/Submitted)
Boundary Country chamber of commerce shuffles leadership

Boundary Country chamber of commerce shuffles leadership

The change is part of an effort to refocus the organization.

Boundary Country chamber of commerce shuffles leadership
Grand Forks library passes audit, plans renovation

Grand Forks library passes audit, plans renovation

The accessible washroom renovation will cost $84,000.

Grand Forks library passes audit, plans renovation
Bruins drop two weekend games

Bruins drop two weekend games

But you can cheer them on Friday night.

Bruins drop two weekend games
Grand Forks to mark White Ribbon Day

Grand Forks to mark White Ribbon Day

The memorial will be on Dec. 6.

Grand Forks to mark White Ribbon Day
GFSS grad craft fair kicks off the season

GFSS grad craft fair kicks off the season

The fair attracted hundreds of people.

GFSS grad craft fair kicks off the season
Despite this year’s devastating floods which resulted in the closure of the bowling alley, Grand Forks Special Olympics athletes competed in the recent Special Olympics B.C. bowling tournament in Castlegar. Even though the team has been unable to practice since last spring, they had a stellar showing at the tournament, finishing in first place ahead of five other teams in Region 1.                                Claire Yallits led the team, scoring four consecutive strikes in her third game. Amy Heaton was close behind and contributed big numbers to the score card. The Special Olympics team is so proud of the Grand Forks athletes for their continued hard work and dedication. Pictured, from left: Jayson Pappas, Noah Trainer, Allan Sandner, Coach Andrea Yallits, Amy Heaton, Claire Yallits.

Grand Forks bowling team takes Castlegar tournament

The team finished ahead of five others.

Despite this year’s devastating floods which resulted in the closure of the bowling alley, Grand Forks Special Olympics athletes competed in the recent Special Olympics B.C. bowling tournament in Castlegar. Even though the team has been unable to practice since last spring, they had a stellar showing at the tournament, finishing in first place ahead of five other teams in Region 1.                                Claire Yallits led the team, scoring four consecutive strikes in her third game. Amy Heaton was close behind and contributed big numbers to the score card. The Special Olympics team is so proud of the Grand Forks athletes for their continued hard work and dedication. Pictured, from left: Jayson Pappas, Noah Trainer, Allan Sandner, Coach Andrea Yallits, Amy Heaton, Claire Yallits.
Grand Forks resident receives Liberal Party award

Grand Forks resident receives Liberal Party award

Everett Baker was recognized for his leadership within the party.

Grand Forks resident receives Liberal Party award
Grand Forks to receive business recovery funds post-flood

Grand Forks to receive business recovery funds post-flood

The community will receive two Rural Dividends grants for a total of $655,000.

Grand Forks to receive business recovery funds post-flood
(Above) Boundary 841 Squadron Air Cadets helped facilitate the ceremony, which packed the auditorium full of students and staff.

Grand Forks high school students remember

The school and the Legion joined for the annual Remembrance Day ceremony.

(Above) Boundary 841 Squadron Air Cadets helped facilitate the ceremony, which packed the auditorium full of students and staff.
Community hits the ice with the Bruins

Community hits the ice with the Bruins

The community skate was on Remembrance Day.

Community hits the ice with the Bruins
Letter: City hall flag needs to be replaced

Letter: City hall flag needs to be replaced

Legion member Sandra Doody said the City Hall flag is embarassing.

Letter: City hall flag needs to be replaced
Children’s books needed for Christmas hampers

Children’s books needed for Christmas hampers

Considering donating some books this Christmas.

Children’s books needed for Christmas hampers
Minister of Children and Family Development Katrine Conroy was in Grand Forks on Tuesday to visit Play School Platoon, one of 53 child care centres in the province to participate in a universal low-cast child care program. Families will pay only $200 per month per child. Pictured, Conroy with Play School Platoon owner Yvonne Coupland, who applied to have her daycare as part of the pilot project. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Grand Forks daycare now part of universal childcare program

The spaces will now cost a maximum of $200 per month.

Minister of Children and Family Development Katrine Conroy was in Grand Forks on Tuesday to visit Play School Platoon, one of 53 child care centres in the province to participate in a universal low-cast child care program. Families will pay only $200 per month per child. Pictured, Conroy with Play School Platoon owner Yvonne Coupland, who applied to have her daycare as part of the pilot project. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
Letter: Billboard outside Grand Forks has questionable message

Letter: Billboard outside Grand Forks has questionable message

A former minister weighs in on the religious billboard outside Grand Forks.

Letter: Billboard outside Grand Forks has questionable message
View From the Pulpit: The oceans and the palm of God’s hand

View From the Pulpit: The oceans and the palm of God’s hand

Pastor Ken Shauer reflects on the oceans.

View From the Pulpit: The oceans and the palm of God’s hand
Boundary Peace Initiative hosts conference in Grand Forks

Boundary Peace Initiative hosts conference in Grand Forks

The conference featured Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs.

Boundary Peace Initiative hosts conference in Grand Forks