Laurie Tritschler

(L-R) Christina Lake Fifth-graders Emma Irwin, Maddison Winterburn and Rachel Marks made good time on Thursday’s run. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks, Christina Lake kids participate in Terry Fox Run

Kids and staff ran four kilometres on the Great Trail Thursday afternoon

(L-R) Christina Lake Fifth-graders Emma Irwin, Maddison Winterburn and Rachel Marks made good time on Thursday’s run. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Grand Forks Fire/Rescue volunteers mop up a house fire on Granby Road Thursday, Sept. 23. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Fire burns family home in rural Grand Forks

No one hurt in Thursday morning’s blaze, says Grand Forks Fire/Rescue

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue volunteers mop up a house fire on Granby Road Thursday, Sept. 23. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Cascade Falls, shown here at peak freshet, is a notoriously violent set of rapids on the southern stretch of the Kettle River. Photo: Jensen Edwards

Court of Appeal sets aside lower court’s ruling in Cascade Falls drowning case

A Supreme Court justice had ordered the province to pay interim compensation to a drowned man’s family

Cascade Falls, shown here at peak freshet, is a notoriously violent set of rapids on the southern stretch of the Kettle River. Photo: Jensen Edwards
Brock Van Damme hopes to serve as the Boundary’s next full-time Conservation Officer. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Boundary Conservation Officer hopes for full-time position

The Grand Forks Conservation Service Office has been down to 1 officer since August

Brock Van Damme hopes to serve as the Boundary’s next full-time Conservation Officer. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks fire dept. scraps open house amid high COVID-19 counts

The department suspended weekly training exercises after cases spiked last week

Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Remote control cars line up to the starting line at Greenwood’s GoldRush Speedway on Aug. 10. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Greenwood council dissolves land agreement for tiny race track

Council’s decision was a formality in an ongoing disagreement over liability insurance

Remote control cars line up to the starting line at Greenwood’s GoldRush Speedway on Aug. 10. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Fire Chief George Seigler smiles for the camera outside Grand Forks Fire/Rescue’s Station 354. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Chief Seigler to leave Grand Forks fire dept.

Seigler is headed for a new posting closer to his family

Fire Chief George Seigler smiles for the camera outside Grand Forks Fire/Rescue’s Station 354. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Greg Mcneil, operations manager at Yellowhead Road and Bridge, looks into a crater in Gilpin Road left by Wednesday night’s flooding. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Flash flood still under investigation in Grand Forks

A sudden torrent of water washed out a section of rural road near the city Wednesday night

Greg Mcneil, operations manager at Yellowhead Road and Bridge, looks into a crater in Gilpin Road left by Wednesday night’s flooding. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
A photograph at the scene of Wednesday night’s road washout shows the gaping maw left after westbound lane of Gilpin Road fell in on itself. Photo: Submitted

Sudden flooding washes out road in rural Grand Forks

Highway contractor Yellowhead Road and Bridge to assess damage at first light

A photograph at the scene of Wednesday night’s road washout shows the gaping maw left after westbound lane of Gilpin Road fell in on itself. Photo: Submitted
The BC Centre for Disease’s Control’s latest COVID-19 map shows new cases reported in each local health area between Sept. 5-11.

COVID-19 cases plummet across West Boundary, Kootenays

The latest numbers from the BC CDC offer hope that the 4th wave may be cresting in both regions

The BC Centre for Disease’s Control’s latest COVID-19 map shows new cases reported in each local health area between Sept. 5-11.
Dale Heriot ran Grand Forks Fire/Rescue for seven years starting in the spring of 2012. Heriot is pictured on Spencer Hill Friday, Sept. 17. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Former Grand Forks fire chief resolves lawsuit against city

The lawsuit was scheduled to go before the Supreme Court of BC this fall

Dale Heriot ran Grand Forks Fire/Rescue for seven years starting in the spring of 2012. Heriot is pictured on Spencer Hill Friday, Sept. 17. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Branch 059 member Judy Pitcher (left) and Poppy Chairperson Sandra Doody hold up Remembrance Day signs outside the Grand Forks Royal Canadian Legion Wednesday, Sept. 15. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks Legion raising money for veterans

Branch 059 is meanwhile hoping for a full Remembrance Day service on Nov. 11

Branch 059 member Judy Pitcher (left) and Poppy Chairperson Sandra Doody hold up Remembrance Day signs outside the Grand Forks Royal Canadian Legion Wednesday, Sept. 15. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
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Grand Forks RCMP to address Vaccine Cards as required, says Sgt. Peppler

Proof of vaccination is required for non-essential services as of Monday, Sept. 13

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Dep. Fire Chief Stephane Dionne speaks into his two-way radio as Grand Forks Fire/Rescue volunteers put out a small fire at Moto Monday evening, Sept. 13. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks fire dept., RCMP respond to Moto fire

The fire, easily contained by firefighters, was set by a man who wanted to heat some food

Dep. Fire Chief Stephane Dionne speaks into his two-way radio as Grand Forks Fire/Rescue volunteers put out a small fire at Moto Monday evening, Sept. 13. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
A Grand Forks Fire/Rescue engine waits outside Hardy View Lodge after the two cottages flooded during June’s heat dome. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

COVID-19 outbreak deepens at Grand Forks’ Hardy View Lodge

Active cases doubled over the weekend, according to updates from Interior Health

A Grand Forks Fire/Rescue engine waits outside Hardy View Lodge after the two cottages flooded during June’s heat dome. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
The Pistol Shrimps show off their Grand Forks Ultimate trophy after winning Saturday’s (Sept. 11) championships at City Park.

Grand Forks Ultimate Frisbee league stages tournament

The championship last went ahead in 2018

The Pistol Shrimps show off their Grand Forks Ultimate trophy after winning Saturday’s (Sept. 11) championships at City Park.
Greenwood City Hall on Friday, Sept. 10, closed the lot containing the Gold Rush Speedway. Photo: Doug Teramoto

Greenwood closes Gold Rush Speedway after land agreement breaks down

The city and a local non-profit signed a licence of occupation in May

Greenwood City Hall on Friday, Sept. 10, closed the lot containing the Gold Rush Speedway. Photo: Doug Teramoto
Campaign signs litter the parking lot and front lawn at Grand Forks Secondary School Sunday night, Sept. 12. Photo: Submitted

Campaign signs dumped at Grand Forks high school

Signs came from three candidates in the riding of South Okanagan - West Kootenay

Campaign signs litter the parking lot and front lawn at Grand Forks Secondary School Sunday night, Sept. 12. Photo: Submitted
Bruins coach Dave Hnatiuk drops the puck as two players face off at the Jack Sunday, Sept. 10. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

‘We’re starting over,’ says Grand Forks Border Bruins coach

The bears finished their pre-season training camp at the Jack Sunday, Sept. 12

Bruins coach Dave Hnatiuk drops the puck as two players face off at the Jack Sunday, Sept. 10. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Five candidates vying to be MP of the South Okanagan West Kootenay riding: (Clockwise from top left) Ken Robertson, Liberal; Sean Taylor, the People’s Party of Canada; Tara Howse, Green; Helena Konanz, Conservative; Richard Cannings, NDP.

South Okanagan – West Kootenay candidates square off at Penticton forum

Candidates spoke about immigration, the CERB and the riding’s labour shortage

Five candidates vying to be MP of the South Okanagan West Kootenay riding: (Clockwise from top left) Ken Robertson, Liberal; Sean Taylor, the People’s Party of Canada; Tara Howse, Green; Helena Konanz, Conservative; Richard Cannings, NDP.