Laurie Tritschler

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Midway council stays mum after village doc leaves practice

Last statement by Mayor Fromme says Rural Locum Program will fill in if needed

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The fate of Midway Elementary School hangs in the balance amid public consultations. File photo

West Boundary municipalities disagree about proposed school closure

Closure would see Midway elementary students, staff absorbed by Greenwood elementary

The fate of Midway Elementary School hangs in the balance amid public consultations. File photo
(L-R) Third-grader Hudson Adrian poses with fourth-graders Josh Hlookoff and Jaylen Dekteroff at last year’s Pink Shirt Day parade at Grand Forks’ Hutton Elementary. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Wear the pink shirt, and act like you mean it

A short column on bullying and what we can do to stamp it out

(L-R) Third-grader Hudson Adrian poses with fourth-graders Josh Hlookoff and Jaylen Dekteroff at last year’s Pink Shirt Day parade at Grand Forks’ Hutton Elementary. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
City council reviewed the 2022 consolidated budget at a special meeting Thursday, Feb. 17. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks city taxes to go up some, according to latest budget update

The consolidated budget funds a ‘robust’ overhaul to aging civic infrastructure, says top staffer

City council reviewed the 2022 consolidated budget at a special meeting Thursday, Feb. 17. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
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West Boundary sees steep decline in break and enters

B & E’s had been steadily rising in the area, according to Midway RCMP

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(L-R) Galloway brothers Mason (10) and Dayton (eight) hold up pussy willows found in Eholt on Family Day Monday, Feb. 21. Photo courtesy of Celinda Dayton

Kids in rural Grand Forks find first pussy willows of 2022

Fuzzy buds widely hailed as first harbingers of spring

(L-R) Galloway brothers Mason (10) and Dayton (eight) hold up pussy willows found in Eholt on Family Day Monday, Feb. 21. Photo courtesy of Celinda Dayton
The Chief Forester’s decision reflected long-terms concerns for Boundary Creek, shown above. Photo: Kristie Steele

Chief forester cuts back Interfor’s harvesting blocks in West Boundary

Chief Forester Diane Nicholls published her rationale in a Feb. 10 report

The Chief Forester’s decision reflected long-terms concerns for Boundary Creek, shown above. Photo: Kristie Steele
(L-R) Greenwood mayor Barry Noll, Coun. Mark Seymour, Chief Administrative Officer Marcus Lebler, Coun. John Bolt and the West Boundary Community Forest’s (WBCF) Dan Macmaster met for a special cheque presentation Monday, Feb. 14. Photo courtesy of WBCF

West Boundary municipalities get sweeping dividends from community forest

Midway, Greenwood to use money for local projects

(L-R) Greenwood mayor Barry Noll, Coun. Mark Seymour, Chief Administrative Officer Marcus Lebler, Coun. John Bolt and the West Boundary Community Forest’s (WBCF) Dan Macmaster met for a special cheque presentation Monday, Feb. 14. Photo courtesy of WBCF
(L-R) Greenwood Mayor Barry Noll, Coun. Mark Seymour, Chief Administrative Officer Marcus Lebler, Coun. John Bolt and the West Boundary Community Forest’s (WBCF) Dan Macmaster met for a special cheque presentation Monday, Feb. 14. Photo courtesy of WBCF

West Boundary municipalities get sweeping dividends from community forest

Midway, Greenwood to use money for local projects

(L-R) Greenwood Mayor Barry Noll, Coun. Mark Seymour, Chief Administrative Officer Marcus Lebler, Coun. John Bolt and the West Boundary Community Forest’s (WBCF) Dan Macmaster met for a special cheque presentation Monday, Feb. 14. Photo courtesy of WBCF
The highway contractor Yellowhead Road and Bridge has been working to clear the Christina Lake slide since Wednesday, Feb. 9. Photo courtesy of Colin Chitty

Hwy 3 to open to both lanes at Christina Lake slide overnight, on weekends

The affected stretch of road will go back to single-lane alternating traffic during the day

The highway contractor Yellowhead Road and Bridge has been working to clear the Christina Lake slide since Wednesday, Feb. 9. Photo courtesy of Colin Chitty
A Midway Fire and Rescue volunteer flags off a singe-vehicle rollover near Boundary Creek Road Tuesday, Feb. 15. Photo: Submitted

Driver climbs out of SUV that rolled over near Greenwood

SUV held up by tree above creek

A Midway Fire and Rescue volunteer flags off a singe-vehicle rollover near Boundary Creek Road Tuesday, Feb. 15. Photo: Submitted
Photo: Jensen Edwards

Greenwood applies for grant funding for new reservoir

City set to kick in roughly 25 per cent of project costs, according to council vote

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The Boundary Museum, pictured atop the Fructova Heritage Site on the western outskirts of Grand Forks, is a repository of the Kettle Valley’s history. Photo: Chris Hammett

Grand Forks’ council restores Boundary Museum funding

Funds withheld in late 2021 to go back to the city, following council resolution

The Boundary Museum, pictured atop the Fructova Heritage Site on the western outskirts of Grand Forks, is a repository of the Kettle Valley’s history. Photo: Chris Hammett
Canada Rocks was last held in Grand Forks in August 2019. Photo: Facebook - Canada Rocks Fest

Canada Rocks Fest lineup partly revealed

Festival tickets to increase in April, says festival organizer

Canada Rocks was last held in Grand Forks in August 2019. Photo: Facebook - Canada Rocks Fest
Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks councilor to seek re-election

City’s mayoral race remains uncontested

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B.C. is still in the grips of the fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to BC Centre for Disease Control. File photo

West Boundary has lowest vaccination coverage in Interior Health region

COVID-19 restrictions should come off gradually, says IH health specialist

B.C. is still in the grips of the fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to BC Centre for Disease Control. File photo
Fortis BC crews were in the final stages of decommissioning North Ruckle gas lines Wednesday, Feb. 16. Photo: Chris Hammett

Grand Forks’ dikes to start soon but won’t be finished before freshet, says city staff

Construction schedules impacted by widespread flooding in November 2021, council hears

Fortis BC crews were in the final stages of decommissioning North Ruckle gas lines Wednesday, Feb. 16. Photo: Chris Hammett
City contractors Friday, Feb. 11, launch what mayor and council hope will be the last clean up at Moto. Photo: Submitted

Grand Forks’ ‘Moto’ clear after court injunction takes effect

‘Moto’ residents had left the site before Friday’s deadline

City contractors Friday, Feb. 11, launch what mayor and council hope will be the last clean up at Moto. Photo: Submitted
City council resolved to buy the property at its regular meeting Monday, Feb. 14. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks’ council to buy BC Housing’s 2nd Street property

The so-called ‘Second Street site’ had been considered for use as a supportive housing facility

City council resolved to buy the property at its regular meeting Monday, Feb. 14. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Coun. Everett Baker stands outside the old Hardy View Lodge shelter Wednesday, Feb. 16. Photo: Chris Hammett

Grand Forks’ council extends temporary homeless shelter permit

Search continues for new, permanent shelter, says BC Housing

Coun. Everett Baker stands outside the old Hardy View Lodge shelter Wednesday, Feb. 16. Photo: Chris Hammett