Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks musician Nathan Vogel (right) plays the Market Avenue piano installed by the Boundary Street Pianos Project on May 10. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Boundary music project hoping for funds for street pianos

Coun. Christine Thompson said she’d ask council to fund the initiative if asked by the Downtown Business Association

Grand Forks musician Nathan Vogel (right) plays the Market Avenue piano installed by the Boundary Street Pianos Project on May 10. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Grand Forks’ Brook Thate (left) was given a drive-by parade to mark her graduation from the University of Calgary at her parents’ home Thursday, June 10. Seated in her car is Grand Forks’ Sandra Dorgelo. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks family holds COVID-safe parade for daughter’s university grad

Thursday’s celebration was a small, socially-distanced version of the celebration university grads might’ve had in normal times

Grand Forks’ Brook Thate (left) was given a drive-by parade to mark her graduation from the University of Calgary at her parents’ home Thursday, June 10. Seated in her car is Grand Forks’ Sandra Dorgelo. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry on Thursday, June 10, mentioned Grand Forks among two other COVID “hot spots” in B.C. Photo: Screenshot - YouTube COVID-19 BC Update, June 10, 2021

Grand Forks a COVID ‘hot spot’ in B.C., says PHO Henry

There are 11 cases of COVID-19 in the Grand Forks local health area, according the BC CDC

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry on Thursday, June 10, mentioned Grand Forks among two other COVID “hot spots” in B.C. Photo: Screenshot - YouTube COVID-19 BC Update, June 10, 2021
Alan Cooper, President of the Phoenix Foundation of Boundary Communities, said micro-grants have the biggest impact in small communities. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Phoenix Foundation partners with micro-grants program

The grants will fund small-scale community projects

Alan Cooper, President of the Phoenix Foundation of Boundary Communities, said micro-grants have the biggest impact in small communities. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Cougars who kill pets are a potential threat to humans, Conservation Officer Kyle Bueckert said. File photo

Wildlife officials stymied after Grand Forks cougar sighting posted only to Facebook

Conservation Officers are reminding the public to phone RAPP-line when they spot dangerous wildlife

Cougars who kill pets are a potential threat to humans, Conservation Officer Kyle Bueckert said. File photo
Cougars who kill pets are a potential threat to humans, Conservation Officer Kyle Bueckert said. File photo

Wildlife officials stymied after West Kootenay cougar sighting posted only to Facebook

Conservation Officers are reminding the public to phone RAPP-line when they spot dangerous wildlife

Cougars who kill pets are a potential threat to humans, Conservation Officer Kyle Bueckert said. File photo
The BC Centre for Disease Control on Thursday, June 9, released its latest numbers for active COVID cases by local health areas in B.C. Illustration: BCCDC

Grand Forks sees spike in recent COVID cases, says BC Centre for Disease Control

There are no outbreaks of the virus in Grand Forks, according to the Interior Health Authority

The BC Centre for Disease Control on Thursday, June 9, released its latest numbers for active COVID cases by local health areas in B.C. Illustration: BCCDC
Grand Forks City Hall. Photo: Kathleen Saylors

Grand Forks city council amends community plan to pave way for apartments

The amendment was passed at council’s regular meeting Monday, June 7

Grand Forks City Hall. Photo: Kathleen Saylors
DBA Chair Deb Baker addresses downtown business owners Tuesday, June 8. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks’ Market on Market comes under fire

Several business owners raised concerns about the initiative, which shut down Market Avenue May 15

DBA Chair Deb Baker addresses downtown business owners Tuesday, June 8. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Man to be tried for sexual assault in Supreme Court

The accused cannot be named because of a publication ban. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Photo: Laurie Tritschler
The elderly female bear was shot at a city address Thursday, June 3. File photo

Bear shot in Greenwood, B.C., area residents ordered to properly store compost

Conservation Service Officers say the bear was not a candidate for relocation

The elderly female bear was shot at a city address Thursday, June 3. File photo
From the left: Connectour’s Lisa Monforton, Jenn Herring, Andrew Hawse, Rick McFerrin and Doug Firby pause from their cross-Canada bicycle trek in Grand Forks on Friday, June 4. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

B.C. group to cycle across Canada to promote community spirit amid pandemic gloom

Calling themselves ‘Connectour,’ the group said they hope to reach the East Coast by the fall

From the left: Connectour’s Lisa Monforton, Jenn Herring, Andrew Hawse, Rick McFerrin and Doug Firby pause from their cross-Canada bicycle trek in Grand Forks on Friday, June 4. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Check out this week’s Gazette for the Canada Day parade route. Photo: Facebook — Grand Forks BC parades

Grand Forks to celebrate Canada Day with parade around city

The fun kicks off at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 1

Check out this week’s Gazette for the Canada Day parade route. Photo: Facebook — Grand Forks BC parades
True North Paranormal co-hosts Karina Kozuska (left) and husband Jon pose for a cramped photo-op inside a cell beneath Greenwood city hall Friday, June 4. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Paranormal investigators dig into potential Greenwood hauntings

A TV crew from True North Paranormal began filming at City Hall Friday, June 4

True North Paranormal co-hosts Karina Kozuska (left) and husband Jon pose for a cramped photo-op inside a cell beneath Greenwood city hall Friday, June 4. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Boundary School District reports growing number of COVID-19 infections over weekend

Emails by Acting Superintendent suggest the positive cases stem from exposures at Grand Forks high school

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
From the left: Greenwood Food Bank volunteers Jill Laughren, Karen Lehman and Trish Paseska squeezed into a photo inside the food bank’s office at 101 Government St. on Thursday, June 3. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Greenwood Food Bank needs bigger headquarters

Lead volunteer Karen Lehman said the food bank feeds around 25 families, twice per month

From the left: Greenwood Food Bank volunteers Jill Laughren, Karen Lehman and Trish Paseska squeezed into a photo inside the food bank’s office at 101 Government St. on Thursday, June 3. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Trombonist Adam Jacobs rehearses ahead of Band 8’s concert at Wilgress Lake Thursday, June 3. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

VIDEO: Grand Forks high school band rocks Wilgress Lake

Outdoor concert well received by parents across the lake

Trombonist Adam Jacobs rehearses ahead of Band 8’s concert at Wilgress Lake Thursday, June 3. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
The accused’s case was heard by Judge Robert Brown on Tuesday, June 1. Stock photo

Grand Forks court hears plea in sexual assault case

The accused did not appear at the city courthouse Tuesday, June 1

The accused’s case was heard by Judge Robert Brown on Tuesday, June 1. Stock photo
The man appeared before Judge Robert Brown at Grand Forks provincial court on Tuesday, June 1. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks man pleads not guilty to charges related to city arrest

The accused allegedly damaged an RCMP vehicle last summer, according to a provincial court judge

The man appeared before Judge Robert Brown at Grand Forks provincial court on Tuesday, June 1. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
First Nations and Métis elders led a drum circle at Gyro Park Sunday, May 30. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

First Nations, Métis elders lead drum circle at Gyro Park

People came to honour 215 indigenous children buried at a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C.

First Nations and Métis elders led a drum circle at Gyro Park Sunday, May 30. Photo: Laurie Tritschler