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Crossing the Rock Creek Canyon Bridge between Osoyoos and Rock Creek. Bob Cortright/Wikipedia/Creative Common

British Columbia’s Great Highway turns 70

Today, the real wealth of the Crowsnest Highway encompasses more than mining, energy and forestry.

  • Sep 4, 2019
Flooding at City Park on Saturday prompted the city to close the park.

Flooding in the Boundary: Updates and what you need to know

Flooding across the Boundary last weekend left many residents scrambling, with more on the way later this week.

Liberal candidate Linda Larson celebrates her victory in the Boundary Similkameen riding Tuesday night as she outdistanced her NDP opponent Colleen Ross. Larson was at Silver Sage Winery in Oliver with supporters.

Linda Larson declared winner in Boundary Similkameen

Incumbent Linda Larson won another term as MLA for Boundary Similkameen

Entwistle alleges position on offer if he didn’t run for MLA seat

Independent candidate Peter Entwistle says NDP candidate Colleen Ross offered him a position earlier in the campaign.

Highway 3 closed to Greenwood

Highway 3 is closed in both directions due to a mudslide.

RCMP arrest four for school vandalism

RCMP arrest four for school vandalism

Four youth were arrested last week in connection with vandalism at local schools.

RCMP arrest four for school vandalism
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Phoenix Mountain rises for 2021 season
Patches the cat brought home for Christmas
Grand Forks Choral Society sings "In the Bleak Midwinter"
Grand Forks' Crazy Legs perform a can can flash mob at Christmas parade
Grand Forks RCMP have released this surveillance camera image in hopes of identifying the suspect.

RCMP find evidence in jewelry store break-in

Last year's robbery at Florence's Optical and Jewellry is heating up after the Grand Forks RCMP found evidence last week.

Grand Forks RCMP have released this surveillance camera image in hopes of identifying the suspect.
Vonnie Lavers has been nominated as the Green Party candidate in Boundary-Similkameen.

BREAKING: Green party nominates candidate in Boundary-Similkameen

The Green party has nominated a candidate, just a little ahead of the May 9 election.

  • Mar 30, 2017
Vonnie Lavers has been nominated as the Green Party candidate in Boundary-Similkameen.
Council approves tax hike

Council approves tax hike

The City of Grand Forks council approves a 3.5 per cent tax increase at the March 13 meeting of council.

Council approves tax hike
A small group of local musicians is staging a benefit show next week

Operantics stage benefit show

An upcoming concert will showcase the best of classical music by local musicians, and benefit a cause.

A small group of local musicians is staging a benefit show next week
Grand Forks RCMP have released this surveillance camera image in hopes of identifying the suspect.

Grand Forks RCMP seeking public’s help identifying suspect

RCMP have released surveillance images of a suspect in a robbery at a local jewelry store.

Grand Forks RCMP have released this surveillance camera image in hopes of identifying the suspect.
Council approves tax hike

City warns of tap water discolouration

The City of Grand Forks is making use of an underutilized well today, and notes that any discolouration is not harmful.

Council approves tax hike
Chief Administrative Officer Doug Allin

Grand Forks CAO resigns

Chief Administrative Officer Doug Allin tendered his resignation today, effective March 24.

Chief Administrative Officer Doug Allin
The weekend's avalanche warning area

Areas of the Boundary affected by avalanche warning

Nelson, Trail and others will fall within an avalanche warning area until Monday.

The weekend's avalanche warning area
Fire fighters and the conservation service attempt to rescue a deer caught in the ice.

Fire service, Conservation Service rescue trapped deer

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue and the Conservation Office rescued a deer trapped in the ice.

Fire fighters and the conservation service attempt to rescue a deer caught in the ice.
Keira Mackenzie Dowkes was the first baby born at Kootenay Boundary in 2017. She arrived just before 4 a.m. much to the delight of parents Stacy Schwab and Kevin Dowkes of Grand Forks.

It’s a girl, first baby born at KBRH

Keira Mackenzie Dowkes made her entrance to the world three weeks early making her the first baby born in 2017 at KBRH.

Keira Mackenzie Dowkes was the first baby born at Kootenay Boundary in 2017. She arrived just before 4 a.m. much to the delight of parents Stacy Schwab and Kevin Dowkes of Grand Forks.
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QUIZ: 12 questions to test your knowledge of B.C. news in 2016
RCMP warn of vehicle thefts on Highway 3

RCMP warn of vehicle thefts on Highway 3

RCMP have confirmed a string of vehicle theft spanning from Christina Lake to Rock Creek.

RCMP warn of vehicle thefts on Highway 3
Donna Barnett (l) with Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon after being sworn in as Minister of State for Rural Economic Development on October 21.

Rural voice is now stronger in Victoria with new Rural Economic Development portfolio

Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett is now a Minister of State, giving rural communities an advocate at the cabinet table.

Donna Barnett (l) with Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon after being sworn in as Minister of State for Rural Economic Development on October 21.
Danny Norton

Danny Norton: a 50-year reunion with rock ‘n roll

A conversation with Grand Forks resident Danny Norton, who once courted the big time in rock ’n roll.

Danny Norton