Laurie Tritschler

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Grand Forks high school to stage musical this spring

The show will feature cast members in Grades 8-12, says co-director

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Christina Lake’s Andrew Verge performs a 2019 comedy set at a club in Toronto. Photo: Instagram - andrewjverge

Western Canadian comedy tour to start in Grand Forks

Show profits, food drive to benefit Boundary Community Food Bank

Christina Lake’s Andrew Verge performs a 2019 comedy set at a club in Toronto. Photo: Instagram - andrewjverge
Rising floodwaters deluge Grand Forks during the May 2018 freshet. Photo: Yvette Marie Deveau/Facebook

Regional District to host flood workshop for Kootenay Boundary food producers

Thursday’s talk aimed at building on local knowledge, resources

Rising floodwaters deluge Grand Forks during the May 2018 freshet. Photo: Yvette Marie Deveau/Facebook
A show of hands by Boundary school board trustees shows full support for the school district’s proposal to close Midway Elementary School in June. Photo: Screenshot

Boundary school board votes to close Midway school

Teachers’ union, parents upset after Tuesday’s vote

A show of hands by Boundary school board trustees shows full support for the school district’s proposal to close Midway Elementary School in June. Photo: Screenshot
The Boundary Museum & Interpretive Centre stands at the Fructova Site owned by the Doukhobors’ Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ. Photo: Facebook - Boundary Museum Society

Council vote heralds sunny spring for Grand Forks’ Boundary Museum Society

City restores funding withheld from society’s previous board

The Boundary Museum & Interpretive Centre stands at the Fructova Site owned by the Doukhobors’ Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ. Photo: Facebook - Boundary Museum Society
Construction fencing blocks access to City Park Saturday, March 12. Photo courtesy of Sarah Leslie

North Ruckle dike visible in outline, Grand Forks city council hears

Council briefed at the committee of the whole Monday, March 7

Construction fencing blocks access to City Park Saturday, March 12. Photo courtesy of Sarah Leslie
Many cats like “Winkle” come to the shelter sick, malnourished and generally unloved. The one-eyed cat and one of her sisters went to a fur-ever home in early March, according to Helping Hands.

Grand Forks cat shelter needs new home, fast

Helping Hands’ successes bring their share of challenges, says shelter president

Many cats like “Winkle” come to the shelter sick, malnourished and generally unloved. The one-eyed cat and one of her sisters went to a fur-ever home in early March, according to Helping Hands.
Canada Rock Fest was last held in Grand Forks in August 2019. Photo: Facebook - Canada Rock Fest

Grand Forks city council, staff preparing for Canada Rock Fest

City starts permit process allowing festival to be held on private property

Canada Rock Fest was last held in Grand Forks in August 2019. Photo: Facebook - Canada Rock Fest
The Boundary Board of Education and top administrators at School District 51 met with West Boundary parents and teaching staff in Greenwood Thursday, March 10. Photo: Submitted

No resolution to potential Midway school closure after Greenwood meeting

Boundary school district comes under fire, while school board hears few alternatives

The Boundary Board of Education and top administrators at School District 51 met with West Boundary parents and teaching staff in Greenwood Thursday, March 10. Photo: Submitted
Doug Zorn posts up for a photo at his North Fork farm Friday, March 11. Photo courtesy of Doug Zorn

Boundary food prices climb amid Ukrainian conflict, climate change

Grain shortage, rising fuel costs putting the pinch on all consumers

Doug Zorn posts up for a photo at his North Fork farm Friday, March 11. Photo courtesy of Doug Zorn
The city’s idling bylaw allows most vehicles to run their engines at a standstill for no more than minutes. Stock photo

Grand Forks city council upholds idling bylaw after lengthy discussion

A resident had demanded that the bylaw be amended

The city’s idling bylaw allows most vehicles to run their engines at a standstill for no more than minutes. Stock photo
(L-R) Buy-Low Foods manager Daniel presents the Boundary Community Food Bank’s Dean Scown and Janet Thorpe with a $430 cheque on Feb. 16. Photo courtesy of Janet Thorpe

Closing Grand Forks Buy-Low Foods to hurt local non-profits

Grand Forks Buy-Low Foods has contributed to a number of local causes

(L-R) Buy-Low Foods manager Daniel presents the Boundary Community Food Bank’s Dean Scown and Janet Thorpe with a $430 cheque on Feb. 16. Photo courtesy of Janet Thorpe
J.J. Verigin, Jr. is the executive director of the Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ Doukhobors. Photo: Jensen Edwards (2020)

‘It makes us ill,’ says Grand Forks’ Verigin as Ukrainian conflict stretches into third week

Doukhobor community deplores war, takes no sides in any conflict, says leader

J.J. Verigin, Jr. is the executive director of the Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ Doukhobors. Photo: Jensen Edwards (2020)
(L-R) Buy-Low Foods manager Daniel presents the Boundary Community Food Bank’s Dean Scown and Janet Thorpe with a $430 cheque on Feb. 16. The money came from Buy-Low points donated by customers who left their bills in the Food Bank’s collection box on their way out of the store, according to Thorpe. Photo courtesy of Janet Thorpe

Grand Forks’ Buy-Low Foods to close this spring

Company offers scant explanation as to why the store is going under

(L-R) Buy-Low Foods manager Daniel presents the Boundary Community Food Bank’s Dean Scown and Janet Thorpe with a $430 cheque on Feb. 16. The money came from Buy-Low points donated by customers who left their bills in the Food Bank’s collection box on their way out of the store, according to Thorpe. Photo courtesy of Janet Thorpe
Traffic snarls on Highway 3 near Christina Lake Wednesday morning, March 9, after a semi truck drove off the road in an apparent bid to avoid crossing deer. Photo: Submitted

Highway 3 traffic held up near Christina Lake after semi leaves the road

No one seriously hurt in Wednesday’s incident, according to Grand Forks RCMP

Traffic snarls on Highway 3 near Christina Lake Wednesday morning, March 9, after a semi truck drove off the road in an apparent bid to avoid crossing deer. Photo: Submitted
A nurse draws a COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at the Saskatoon Tribal Council-run vaccination clinic inside SaskTel centre in Saskatoon, Sask., on Thursday, April 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kayle Neis

West Boundary doc says she won’t be able to treat patients as deadline for vaccine looms

Good luck finding specialized health care in the region if doctor leaves, says health society president

A nurse draws a COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at the Saskatoon Tribal Council-run vaccination clinic inside SaskTel centre in Saskatoon, Sask., on Thursday, April 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kayle Neis
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Ex-Grand Forks firefighter drops lawsuit against two former colleagues

Plaintiff maintains his allegations against the city and two other firefighters

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Head Coach Tyson Soobotin (far left) and his father Kelly share a moment in the spotlight after the U-15 Bruins’ took the house league championships at Nelson Sunday, March 6. Photo courtesy of Rich Piché

Grand Forks’ U-15 Bruins sweep house league championships

Young Bruins win final after tense shoot-out, says head coach

Head Coach Tyson Soobotin (far left) and his father Kelly share a moment in the spotlight after the U-15 Bruins’ took the house league championships at Nelson Sunday, March 6. Photo courtesy of Rich Piché
(L-R) Xavier, Lily and Kade found a buttercup while hiking above Morrissey Creek Road Saturday,March 5. Photo courtesy of Amanda Rose

Grand Forks kids find buttercups on Saturday hikes

Old Man Winter shivers as Spring Equinox fast approaches

(L-R) Xavier, Lily and Kade found a buttercup while hiking above Morrissey Creek Road Saturday,March 5. Photo courtesy of Amanda Rose
The U-13 Bruins (pictured above) will be among many Grand Forks Hockey Assoc. teams celebrated at next week’s awards. Photo courtesy of Michaela Ashbee

Minor Hockey awards night to go ahead at Grand Forks’ Gyro Park

Awards to be emceed by hockey broadcaster Kevin McKinnon

The U-13 Bruins (pictured above) will be among many Grand Forks Hockey Assoc. teams celebrated at next week’s awards. Photo courtesy of Michaela Ashbee