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Greenwood City Hall on Friday, Sept. 10, closed the lot containing the Gold Rush Speedway. Photo: Doug Teramoto

Greenwood closes Gold Rush Speedway after land agreement breaks down

The city and a local non-profit signed a licence of occupation in May

 

Martin O’Brien reads an Expropriation Act notice posted on his North Ruckle property on Aug. 10. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks starts expropriation measures at city properties

The homes were eligible for a buyout program after the historic flood of May 2018

 

Helping Hands President Kimberly Feeny holds one of 17 kittens now staying at the cat shelter. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks city council denies lease extension for cat shelter

The city gave the shelter a three-month lease in March

 

From the left: Market on Market manager Heather Underwood, the DBA’s Alf Him (formerly co-chair), John McNamara and Couns. Christine Thompson and Cathy Korolek wave to the camera on the market’s opening day, Saturday, May 15. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks street market curtailed after city council meeting

Market Avenue will reopen to vehicle traffic Sundays through Thursdays, starting June 20

From the left: Market on Market manager Heather Underwood, the DBA’s Alf Him (formerly co-chair), John McNamara and Couns. Christine Thompson and Cathy Korolek wave to the camera on the market’s opening day, Saturday, May 15. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Grand Forks musician Nathan Vogel (right) plays the Market Avenue piano installed by the Boundary Street Pianos Project on May 10. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Boundary music project hoping for funds for street pianos

Coun. Christine Thompson said she’d ask council to fund the initiative if asked by the Downtown Business Association

Grand Forks musician Nathan Vogel (right) plays the Market Avenue piano installed by the Boundary Street Pianos Project on May 10. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
A stop sign in a flooded Grand Forks intersection May 17, 2018. The plaintiffs who filed the lawsuit live or manage properties damaged in the 2018 freshet. (THE CANADIAN PRESS - Jonathan Hayward)

Grand Forks to wrap up flood buyout program

North Ruckle owners who have not accepted buyout offers by mid-June could face expropriation

A stop sign in a flooded Grand Forks intersection May 17, 2018. The plaintiffs who filed the lawsuit live or manage properties damaged in the 2018 freshet. (THE CANADIAN PRESS - Jonathan Hayward)
Grand Forks City Hall. Photo: Kathleen Saylors

Grand Forks city council passes regulations for street vendors

Regulations will not apply to vendors on Market Avenue, Farmers’ Market

Grand Forks City Hall. Photo: Kathleen Saylors
Photo: Kathleen Saylors

Grand Forks city council votes down motion to support Penticton in paramountcy battle

Coun. Neil Krog insisted Penticton’s issue with Victoria is about city bylaws, not homelessness

Photo: Kathleen Saylors
Grand Forks city council was slated to hear a proposed variance application on Monday, April 12. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Applicant withdraws bid for Grand Forks cannabis store

A licenced cannabis store had a zoning variance to operate on Market Avenue

Grand Forks city council was slated to hear a proposed variance application on Monday, April 12. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
The store would open at 327 3rd St. File photo

Grand Forks to consider zoning variance for proposed cannabis store

City council will consider a variance that could see the store open next to another cannabis store

The store would open at 327 3rd St. File photo
City council will vote on Monday, April 12, on the proposed extension to BC Housing’s temporary operating permit for its emergency shelter at the old Hardy View Lodge. Photo: Kate Saylors

Grand Forks, province reach tentative deal to operate permanent homeless shelter

The deal could see a permanent solution to the city’s problems with its “Motocross” campsite

City council will vote on Monday, April 12, on the proposed extension to BC Housing’s temporary operating permit for its emergency shelter at the old Hardy View Lodge. Photo: Kate Saylors
The extreme weather shelter at the old Hardy View Lodge will stay open until May 3. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks’ shelter to run until May, as council defers further extension

BC Housing, which funds the shelter, asked council to keep doors open until next spring

The extreme weather shelter at the old Hardy View Lodge will stay open until May 3. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
The City of Greenwood rents the city library’s space at the McArthur Centre for $1 a year

Greenwood public library renews call for more city funding

Board chair Anne Rayner Gould spoke at Greenwood’s council meeting Monday, Feb. 8

The City of Greenwood rents the city library’s space at the McArthur Centre for $1 a year
City council will not award an energy consultant a $7,500 fee to write a grant proposal for the Granby Dam Project in 2021. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks city council puts Granby Dam Project on the shelf

Council voted not to award funds for a grant proposal that, if approved, would have carried initial construction costs

City council will not award an energy consultant a $7,500 fee to write a grant proposal for the Granby Dam Project in 2021. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
City council voted to approve the requests at chambers on Monday, Jan. 35. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks city council gives early approval for two 2021 budget requests

The public works building needs a new roof, and the city needs to start installing new security equipment, staff recommended

City council voted to approve the requests at chambers on Monday, Jan. 35. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
An artist’s rendition of Grand Forks’ proposed community centre. Photo: Community Futures Boundary

Grand Forks city council defers community centre decision for a year

Staff and council said Monday, Jan. 25, that the city should wait for a clearer understanding of city finances

An artist’s rendition of Grand Forks’ proposed community centre. Photo: Community Futures Boundary
The bill was discussed at Grand Forks Social Services Advisory Group’s last meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 20. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks City Hall spends around $6,000 on recent Moto clean up

The city’s bill came up for discussion at the Social Services Advisory Group on Wednesday, Jan. 20

The bill was discussed at Grand Forks Social Services Advisory Group’s last meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 20. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
City councillors were given a presentation on the merits of the Granby Dam Reservoir Campaign at the Committee of the Whole Monday, Jan. 11. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks’ city council to consider fund-sourcing for Granby Dam project

Council was asked to consider hiring an energy consultant to apply for up to $1 million in initial grants

City councillors were given a presentation on the merits of the Granby Dam Reservoir Campaign at the Committee of the Whole Monday, Jan. 11. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Thursday, Jan. 7. A bobcat hauls a derelict trailer from the disused motor-cross track at the top of Morrisey Creek Road more commonly known as "Moto." Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks city hall takes trailers out of homeless campsite

City hall said the trailers had been abandoned at the former motor-cross track known as “Moto”

Thursday, Jan. 7. A bobcat hauls a derelict trailer from the disused motor-cross track at the top of Morrisey Creek Road more commonly known as "Moto." Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Coun. Sharmarke Dubow apologized to his constituents Tuesday evening for travelling abroad over the holidays. (File contributed/ City of Victoria)

‘I should not have gone:’ Victoria councillor takes holiday trip to Africa

Two Greater Victoria municipal politician admit to traveling in December

Coun. Sharmarke Dubow apologized to his constituents Tuesday evening for travelling abroad over the holidays. (File contributed/ City of Victoria)