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A fleet of supercars filled a quiet Langley City street to visit Langley City teen Alyssa Anderson on Sunday, July 25, as part of the Drive Project. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Cool cars provide some automotive magic for B.C. teen

Driven Project brought fleet of supercars to quiet street

Asst. Fire Chief Manfred Bialon, pictured here on the scene of an August 2004 wildfire, retired from Grand Fork’s volunteer fire departnment last week. Photo courtesy of Grand Forks Fire/Rescue
Asst. Fire Chief Manfred Bialon, pictured here on the scene of an August 2004 wildfire, retired from Grand Fork’s volunteer fire departnment last week. Photo courtesy of Grand Forks Fire/Rescue
Dick and Linda Moore, owners of Greenwood Saw to Truck Repairs, stand outside the shop’s brand new oil recycling facility on Tuesday, July 20. Photo courtesy of BC Used Oil Management Association

Greenwood auto shop opens oil recycling facility

Facility to take used oil, oil filters, antifreeze and associated containers — for free

Dick and Linda Moore, owners of Greenwood Saw to Truck Repairs, stand outside the shop’s brand new oil recycling facility on Tuesday, July 20. Photo courtesy of BC Used Oil Management Association
Crosses mark four graves at the historic Cascade Cemetery near Christina Lake. Photo: Greg Nesteroff

RDKB to recognize Cascade Cemetery, Franklin Trail as heritage sites

The sites will be added to a bylaw slated for adoption later this summer

Crosses mark four graves at the historic Cascade Cemetery near Christina Lake. Photo: Greg Nesteroff
Students make a “tiny home” sign with their hands as part of the Tiny Home Challenge at John Paul II Catholic School. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Students make a “tiny home” sign with their hands as part of the Tiny Home Challenge at John Paul II Catholic School. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Aaron Baker, director at the Boundary Musical and Theatre Society, poses in front of a blooming Magnolia Wednesday, April 28. The theatre company will stage live performances of Steel Magnolias this July, he said. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks theatre company cancels weekend performances

The Boundary Musical and Theatre Society’s Aaron Baker cited an abundance of caution

Aaron Baker, director at the Boundary Musical and Theatre Society, poses in front of a blooming Magnolia Wednesday, April 28. The theatre company will stage live performances of Steel Magnolias this July, he said. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Avie Waterfall in her father’s metalwork shop, working on a product for her artisan business, which is just one of many activities that won her a dozen scholarships as she leaves Grade 12 at L.V. Rogers Secondary. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

‘She makes big things happen’: Nelson student Avie Waterfall wins multiple scholarships

17-year-old scholar and blacksmith plans to study affordable housing

Avie Waterfall in her father’s metalwork shop, working on a product for her artisan business, which is just one of many activities that won her a dozen scholarships as she leaves Grade 12 at L.V. Rogers Secondary. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
A memorial tribute to Police Service Dog Gator is growing at a the foot of a flagpole in front of the Campbell River RCMP detachment on July 9, 2021. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Memorial for Campbell River police dog killed in line of duty grows

VIDEO: Emergency personnel conduct vehicle parade memorial for Gator

A memorial tribute to Police Service Dog Gator is growing at a the foot of a flagpole in front of the Campbell River RCMP detachment on July 9, 2021. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
The KBFA is an agricultural extension program that supports local food producers. Photo: kbfc.ca

Boundary farmers, ranchers invited to fun field days

The Kootenay and Boundary Farm Advisors are co-ordinating two events in the Boundary and West Kootenays this month

The KBFA is an agricultural extension program that supports local food producers. Photo: kbfc.ca
Christina Lake Elementary School participated in the Community Better Challenge this June: Photo courtesy of Donna Wilchynski.

Christina Lake could be Canada’s most active community

The ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge tracked participating communities’ fitness activities through June

Christina Lake Elementary School participated in the Community Better Challenge this June: Photo courtesy of Donna Wilchynski.
Rotary Club President Cheryl Ahrens (left) hands Nathan Vogel a check for $500 on Friday, July 2. Photo: Facebook / Grand Forks Rotary Club

Musicians to play at Grand Forks park this summer

Organizer Nathan Vogel said he’s booked six acts between Wednesday and mid-August

Rotary Club President Cheryl Ahrens (left) hands Nathan Vogel a check for $500 on Friday, July 2. Photo: Facebook / Grand Forks Rotary Club
John Johson (left) and son Javan have been performing as the country music duo ‘Son of John’ since 2017. Photo courtesy of Javan Johnson.

Midway’s Son of John films music video in village

Band members Javan and John Johnson said they were grateful for the community’s accommodation

John Johson (left) and son Javan have been performing as the country music duo ‘Son of John’ since 2017. Photo courtesy of Javan Johnson.
Perley Elementary’s Vienna Ferguson (left) and Erica Evdokimoff pose for the camera before getting soaked at Grand Forks Fire/Rescue’s Summer Splashdown Monday, June 27. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue throws splashdown at Perley Elementary

Volunteer firefighters braved near record-breaking heat to give kids a watery send 0ff

Perley Elementary’s Vienna Ferguson (left) and Erica Evdokimoff pose for the camera before getting soaked at Grand Forks Fire/Rescue’s Summer Splashdown Monday, June 27. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Women beat drums on Market Avenue Thursday, July 1, as part of a commemoration and healing demonstration organized on behalf of the Boundary All Nations Aboriginal Council (BANAC). Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Women beat drums on Market Avenue Thursday, July 1, as part of a commemoration and healing demonstration organized on behalf of the Boundary All Nations Aboriginal Council (BANAC). Photo: Laurie Tritschler
A husband accidentally locked his wife and dog on their Vernon rooftop patio Tuesday morning, June 29, went to work and posted the event to social media which drew hilarious reaction and helpful hints for the husband. The wife and dog were rescued. (Facebook photo)

Vernon man accidentally locks wife, dog on rooftop in heat wave; lives to post about it on social media

The man left for work and jokingly asked friends to ‘send up water’ to stranded pair who were safely unlocked from patio

A husband accidentally locked his wife and dog on their Vernon rooftop patio Tuesday morning, June 29, went to work and posted the event to social media which drew hilarious reaction and helpful hints for the husband. The wife and dog were rescued. (Facebook photo)
Pictured are the old railway bridge supports, viewed from the Granby dam site. Photo: Michelle Mallette

Grand Forks Community Trails Society puts up signage, fencing at dam site

Signage leaves plenty of room for photographers, sight-seers, writes society

Pictured are the old railway bridge supports, viewed from the Granby dam site. Photo: Michelle Mallette
From the left: Hutton Elementary’s Emily Williamson, Larrissa Tubrett, Kali Romaine, Peyton Greyson, Kaydee Thiessen and Harjot Kherha dry off after half an hour under Grand Forks Fire/Rescue’s water cannon. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks’ fire department throws splashdown at Hutton Elementary

The department is staging a splashdown for Perley kids Monday, June 30

From the left: Hutton Elementary’s Emily Williamson, Larrissa Tubrett, Kali Romaine, Peyton Greyson, Kaydee Thiessen and Harjot Kherha dry off after half an hour under Grand Forks Fire/Rescue’s water cannon. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Sara Baird uses leftover scraps from the food recovery program to feed her chickens. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)

Feed the farm: Revelstoke food recovery program goes beyond people

Since 2016, almost 300,000 kilograms of food fed people and farm animals instead of becoming trash

Sara Baird uses leftover scraps from the food recovery program to feed her chickens. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)