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Grand Forks council approves 2% tax revenue increase, 2020 budget

The city abandoned its plan to raise taxes by 4% after COVID-19 pandemic began impacting local jobs

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Bear vs rabbit caught on camera near Whistler
Dr. Bonnie Henry given a Gitxsan name

Grizzly bears spotted along the Columbia and Western Trail near Castlegar

Cyclists and hikers are asked to avoid using sections of the trail in the meantime

Midway Community Garden boasts more planters than ever in 10th year

Build it and they will come: ‘It’s a bit of a ‘Field of Dreams’ phenomena’

Grand Forks resident releases documentary on 2018 flood

‘Our stories need to be told […] It’s a small town and the impact was immense’

Most West Kootenay provincial parks expected to re-open May 14

Here’s a roundup of the parks that are opening, as well as the ones that aren’t

Boundary rivers projected to rise after Wednesday rain, weekend warming

The West Kettle, Kettle and Granby are all at their highest points yet for 2020

Grand Forks choir still singing together online in isolation

‘[It’s] just giving everyone an opportunity to use their voice as medicine’

Boundary farmers selling at in-person and online markets

Grand Forks farmers’ market is running Tuesdays and Fridays, while Rock Creek has gone online

What gardeners need to know now to save seeds this fall

Boundary Seed Bank hosting two online sessions to help gardeners get the most out of their plants

Renewable Natural Gas facility targeted for Fruitvale

Once in a lifetime thing, it doesn’t happen in small communities very often, says Fruitvale mayor.

Community donations rise for Boundary food bank

The food bank will host a plant sale on May 9 to fundraise as well

Cougar sightings reported in Grand Forks

Conservation officers have been called about cougar sightings in the College Rd. and Valmar areas

Cooler weekend weather should slow Kettle River’s rise: RDKB

Longer range predictions still uncertain, but slower melt favourable to date

Wet’suwet’en elected chiefs call for withdrawal of ‘premature’ agreement on rights and title

The elected chiefs claim negotiation process ignored them and many clan members

Nelson flour mill co-op looking for new members

COVID-19 highlights relevance of decade-old milling project

School District 51 opens daycare spaces for children of essential workers

More spaces are slated to open for children of Tier 2 workers

Grand Forks makes land deal offers for flood mitigation plan

At least 40 offers have been made to residents, the city said in an April release