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Halloween scenes like this one have become a scary mainstay at the Kootnekoff family’s Mill Road home. Photo: Peter Kalasz

Grand Forks Halloween display to feature new music, frights

Mill Road Trick or Treat’s Brandon Kootnekoff invites you to check it out, if you dare

  • Oct 24, 2021
More people are looking to adopt dogs, and other pets, because of pandemic: SPCA. (File image)

Pandemic sparked puppy boom in B.C., but no spike in pet returns: BC SPCA

More people are looking to adopt pets due to pandemic, SPCA

More people are looking to adopt dogs, and other pets, because of pandemic: SPCA. (File image)
A previous Trash 2 Treasure event. This year’s event is being held Oct. 23. (Hope Standard file photo)
A previous Trash 2 Treasure event. This year’s event is being held Oct. 23. (Hope Standard file photo)
Local students joined a Castlegar Butterflyway work crew last week. Photo: Castlegar Butterflyway

Castlegar students help plant 1 million seeds for pollinators

Castlegar Butterflyway is creating meadows near the Kootenay Gallery of Art

Local students joined a Castlegar Butterflyway work crew last week. Photo: Castlegar Butterflyway
Tamara Lovett lights up the engine bay with her beaming smile during a September 2020 practice. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Women firefighters of the Boundary series: Midway

From 911 calls to Santa runs, Tamara Lovett is glad she joined

Tamara Lovett lights up the engine bay with her beaming smile during a September 2020 practice. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
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Grand Forks Rotary Club scraps Halloween bonfire

Kettle corn fundraiser to go ahead at Aquatic Centre

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Illustration by Della Mallette

The Way it Was: 1916 – Hospital gets new X-ray machine

From The Gazette’s weekly series, featuring historic happenings in the Boundary from the week of Oct. 13

  • Oct 13, 2021
Illustration by Della Mallette
Twelve restaurants are participating in this year’s Restaurants For Change, a fundraiser for the Nelson Community Food Centre. L-R: Rob Little (Louie’s Steakhouse), Andrew Creighton (Food Centre), Ryan Martin (Library Lounge, General Store), Simon Vine and Alex Beaudoin (Cantina Del Centro, Broken Hill, Yum Son), Kristian Camero and Stephen Barton (Black Cauldron), and Tom Gabriel (The Outer Clove). Photo: Tyler Harper

12 Nelson eateries taking part in Restaurants For Change

The Oct. 20 fundraiser is for the Nelson Community Food Centre

Twelve restaurants are participating in this year’s Restaurants For Change, a fundraiser for the Nelson Community Food Centre. L-R: Rob Little (Louie’s Steakhouse), Andrew Creighton (Food Centre), Ryan Martin (Library Lounge, General Store), Simon Vine and Alex Beaudoin (Cantina Del Centro, Broken Hill, Yum Son), Kristian Camero and Stephen Barton (Black Cauldron), and Tom Gabriel (The Outer Clove). Photo: Tyler Harper
Dawsha Maximenko, assistant chief at Christina Lake Fire and Rescue, has been serving with the department since 2019. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Women firefighters of the Boundary series: Christina Lake

‘It doesn’t matter what time we’re called out — we go,’ says Christina Lake Fire and Rescue’s Dawsha Maximenko

Dawsha Maximenko, assistant chief at Christina Lake Fire and Rescue, has been serving with the department since 2019. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
(L-R) Discover Border Country Realty owner Flec Demmon, the office secretary Karen Macland and Coats for Kids founder Sharon Marshall pose for a photo outside the office shortly before Thanksgiving. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Boundary-wide Coats for Kids drive to be ‘best year ever,’ says founder

Winter gear will be made available to anyone in need starting Nov. 12

(L-R) Discover Border Country Realty owner Flec Demmon, the office secretary Karen Macland and Coats for Kids founder Sharon Marshall pose for a photo outside the office shortly before Thanksgiving. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Josh Waters and his one-year-old English Staffy cross, Rocky. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

COVID, heartbreak among speedbumps in Australian’s road to residency in Kelowna

Josh Waters shares his experience in the hopes to help others like him

Josh Waters and his one-year-old English Staffy cross, Rocky. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
Lt. Lee Nermo shows Perley kids what happens when you uncover a grease fire that’s been left on a hot element. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue brings Fire Prevention Week to city schools

Stunning demonstrations follow fire safety lessons by Dep. Chief Piché, Lt. Nermo

Lt. Lee Nermo shows Perley kids what happens when you uncover a grease fire that’s been left on a hot element. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Perley Elementary’s Sharon Peron thanked a long list of community sponsors whose generosity made the Re-Wilding Centre a reality. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Appreciation ceremony inaugurates Re-Wilding Centre at Grand Forks elementary

Dr. D. A. Perley’s Sharon Peron thanked community leaders and school colleagues for their help getting the project off the ground

Perley Elementary’s Sharon Peron thanked a long list of community sponsors whose generosity made the Re-Wilding Centre a reality. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Photo: Facebook - Phoenix Mountain

Phoenix Mountain receives thousands in donations

Charitable tax receipts available to donors through Grand Forks city hall

Photo: Facebook - Phoenix Mountain
Midway artist Norm Ohlhausen said he’s been putting up dry-stack rock sculptures across the Boundary for 25 years. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Midway artist Norm Ohlhausen said he’s been putting up dry-stack rock sculptures across the Boundary for 25 years. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Firefighter Eugene ‘Junior’ Da Silva smiles on his way down the ropes set up at Sunday’s training session, Oct. 3. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Firefighters learn the ropes at Cascade Falls

Fire Chief Joe Geary said his members’ new skills will speed rescues at the falls near Christina Lake

Firefighter Eugene ‘Junior’ Da Silva smiles on his way down the ropes set up at Sunday’s training session, Oct. 3. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Jean-Marc Pesant, store-owner at Huckleberry Mountain Market, said he plans to give employees after-summer bonuses for years to come. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Christina Lake grocer hands out thousands in employee bonuses

The extra cash followed a busy summer, says store owner Jean-Marc Pesant

Jean-Marc Pesant, store-owner at Huckleberry Mountain Market, said he plans to give employees after-summer bonuses for years to come. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
The Tree to Sea loop is a 1,000 km bikepacking route around the north end of Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Miles Arbor

1,000 km route opens northern Vancouver Island to bikepackers

Bikepacking combines ultralight backpacking and bicycle touring

The Tree to Sea loop is a 1,000 km bikepacking route around the north end of Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Miles Arbor