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Kimberly Feeny, left, rescues, fosters and homes cats with the Kootenay Animal Assistance Program. She and friend Lisa Valenta, right, spent Friday, Nov. 27 nursing seven rescued kitties at Feeny’s home in Grand Forks. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Kootenay women working to rescue 20 cats in feral colony

Kimberly Feeny and Lisa Valenta are nursing seven cats rescued east of Grand Forks, B.C.

There will be a drive-by procession featuring Santa and Mrs. Clause along the route shown here. Photo courtesy of the Grand Forks Parade Committee

Santa to appear at Grand Forks’ drive-by Christmas parade

There are some things COVID-19 hasn’t managed to ruin, it turns out

From the left: Grand Forks sculptor David Seven Deers, Rotary Club President Grant Hill and Shinning Raven Woman Council member Regina Burrows pose for The Gazette at Seven Deers’ 9th Street studio Friday, Nov. 27. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks Rotarians raise money for Shining Raven Woman project

President Grant Hill said the Rotary Club “had to be a part of it”

One of seven kitties rescued from a property east of Grand Forks Friday, Nov. 27. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks women rescue sick kitties from rural property

Kimberly Feeny and Lisa Valenta spent their Friday nursing seven cats rescued east of the city

One of seven kitties rescued from a property east of Grand Forks Friday, Nov. 27. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Donors are asked to contact program co-ordinator Darrell Hardy at 250-666-0451. File photo

Grand Forks’ Christmas hamper program collection donations until Nov. 30

The program has been helping those less fortunate in the community for the past 10 years

Donors are asked to contact program co-ordinator Darrell Hardy at 250-666-0451. File photo
Rara Avis Dancers’ Michele Cipressi received a civic arts grant from the City of Grand Forks and Gallery2. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks dance company gets 2020 civic arts grant

Director Michele Cipressi said the money will go to costumes for world and folk dance performances

Rara Avis Dancers’ Michele Cipressi received a civic arts grant from the City of Grand Forks and Gallery2. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
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Grand Forks Fire/Rescue investigating Granby fire
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Urban wildlife Part VI: The East Kootenay birds of autumn

The work of local photographers printed in the pages of the East Kootenay Advertiser throughout 2020. Part VI.

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Lacey, a palomino paint, is in “amazing” shape now, compared to when she was rescued in August 2015. (Leanne Peniuk photo)

BC SPCA’s horse-rescue program offers equine intervention

Book Rescue Me raises funds, awareness for animal-welfare agency

Lacey, a palomino paint, is in “amazing” shape now, compared to when she was rescued in August 2015. (Leanne Peniuk photo)
Damien Smith, with father Thomas Smith, is “frozen” with joy as he watches a special message Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds recorded for Damien’s 9th birthday on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (Contributed)

Shuswap boy celebrates 9th birthday with family, community and Ryan Reynolds

People from around the world send birthday cards showing young Canoe resident he’s not alone

Damien Smith, with father Thomas Smith, is “frozen” with joy as he watches a special message Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds recorded for Damien’s 9th birthday on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (Contributed)
Helen Watson, posing for a photo for her 100th birthday, turned 105 on Saturday (Nov. 21). (File photo)

B.C. woman who survived Spanish Flu turns 105

Helen Watson has packed a lot into life – including being in two pandemics

Helen Watson, posing for a photo for her 100th birthday, turned 105 on Saturday (Nov. 21). (File photo)
Pictured is the Cranbrook gravel pit, located between two graveyards near the public works yard. This is where two lost kids were located by a Salvador Ready Mix driver on Thursday, November 19, 2020. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Two lost Cranbrook kids find their way home thanks to Salvador Ready Mix driver

The driver found the children wandering near the gravel pits in Cranbrook

Pictured is the Cranbrook gravel pit, located between two graveyards near the public works yard. This is where two lost kids were located by a Salvador Ready Mix driver on Thursday, November 19, 2020. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
Anita “Mrs.” Taylor stands in front of her “Free Little Library” at 10500 Granby Rd. Sunday, Nov. 22. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Boundary teacher uses grant, community donations to open communal library

Anita Taylor said she hoped her “free little library” on Granby Road would inspire kids to read

Anita “Mrs.” Taylor stands in front of her “Free Little Library” at 10500 Granby Rd. Sunday, Nov. 22. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Dwight Ballantyne started #WeSeeYou day to draw more attention to the plight of remote indigenous communities. (Special to The News)

B.C. man aims to bridge gap between remote communities and rest of Canada

Schools across country to send activity kits to isolated towns for Dwight Ballantyne’s #WeSeeYou Day

Dwight Ballantyne started #WeSeeYou day to draw more attention to the plight of remote indigenous communities. (Special to The News)
Renegade Prospectors co-founders Rick Curiston and Tina Francis pose near Cayoosh Creek. Former Agassiz resident Curiston recently celebrated one year sober from alcohol and eight years drug-free, loving his new lease on life, family and their love for treasure hunting. (Contributed Photo/Tina Francis)

Former Agassiz DJ turned prospector finds treasure, renewed life in Lillooet

Eight years drug-free, Rick Curiston reflects on his passion for agate, gold hunting

Renegade Prospectors co-founders Rick Curiston and Tina Francis pose near Cayoosh Creek. Former Agassiz resident Curiston recently celebrated one year sober from alcohol and eight years drug-free, loving his new lease on life, family and their love for treasure hunting. (Contributed Photo/Tina Francis)
Candidate Ian Mitchell. File photo

Meet the candidates: Ian Mitchell

Mitchell is running for city council in Grand Forks’ December byelection

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Candidate Ian Mitchell. File photo
Candidate Everett Baker

Meet the candidates: Everett Baker

Baker is running for city council in Grand Forks’ December byelection

  • Nov 13, 2020
Candidate Everett Baker
Police said the accident happened at Westbridge campsite Thursday, Nov. 5. File photo

Surrey hunter taken to Grand Forks hospital after running himself over

The victim is a 53-year-old man who started his car with one leg outside the vehicle

Police said the accident happened at Westbridge campsite Thursday, Nov. 5. File photo
The Gazette caught up with Deputy Chief Stephane Dionne long enough to snap an impromptu photo while he commanded the scene at a Granby Road fire Tuesday, Nov. 3. Dionne has been with Grand Forks Fire/Rescue since Aug. 31. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Meet Grand Forks Fire/Rescue’s newest deputy chief

Deputy Fire Chief Stephane Dionne joined the department Aug. 31

The Gazette caught up with Deputy Chief Stephane Dionne long enough to snap an impromptu photo while he commanded the scene at a Granby Road fire Tuesday, Nov. 3. Dionne has been with Grand Forks Fire/Rescue since Aug. 31. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
A Grand Forks first responder lays a poppy next to a “thank you” vase at the foot of the cenotaph outside city hall. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

PHOTOS: Grand Forks honours its veterans in Remembrance Day ceremony

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 059 led a small service at the cenotaph downtown

A Grand Forks first responder lays a poppy next to a “thank you” vase at the foot of the cenotaph outside city hall. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Heather Maling and crash researcher Radovan Zivanovic searching for small pieces from the crash site where Officer Henry Carruthers, of Trail, was killed in the Second World War. Photo: Submitted

Remembering a young man from Trail who went to war and never came home

Henry Carruthers is buried in the Belgrade War Cemetery in Serbia.

Heather Maling and crash researcher Radovan Zivanovic searching for small pieces from the crash site where Officer Henry Carruthers, of Trail, was killed in the Second World War. Photo: Submitted