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Canada Rocks was last held in Grand Forks in August 2019. Photo: Facebook - Canada Rocks Fest

Grand Forks council, Varabioff finalize arrangements ahead of Canada Rocks Fest

This August’s festival will be the first outdoor festival since the COVID

 

Photo: Kathleen Saylors

Planning committee to direct Grand Forks’ 125th-anniversary

Councillors to join civic leaders as grand event takes shape

 

The courthouse in Port Coquitlam. (Google/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge community safety officer charged with assault

Assaulting peace officer, possession of weapon among charges laid

 

The city’s idling bylaw allows most vehicles to run their engines at a standstill for no more than minutes. Stock photo

Grand Forks city council upholds idling bylaw after lengthy discussion

A resident had demanded that the bylaw be amended

The city’s idling bylaw allows most vehicles to run their engines at a standstill for no more than minutes. Stock photo
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Ex-Grand Forks firefighter drops lawsuit against two former colleagues

Plaintiff maintains his allegations against the city and two other firefighters

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The Boundary Museum, pictured atop the Fructova Heritage Site on the western outskirts of Grand Forks, is a repository of the Kettle Valley’s history. Photo: Chris Hammett

Boundary Museum Society to ask council for money withheld from previous board

Council has restored the society’s funding, but kept back $23,000 from 2021

The Boundary Museum, pictured atop the Fructova Heritage Site on the western outskirts of Grand Forks, is a repository of the Kettle Valley’s history. Photo: Chris Hammett
City council reviewed the 2022 consolidated budget at a special meeting Thursday, Feb. 17. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks city taxes to go up some, according to latest budget update

The consolidated budget funds a ‘robust’ overhaul to aging civic infrastructure, says top staffer

City council reviewed the 2022 consolidated budget at a special meeting Thursday, Feb. 17. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks councilor to seek re-election

City’s mayoral race remains uncontested

Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Fortis BC crews were in the final stages of decommissioning North Ruckle gas lines Wednesday, Feb. 16. Photo: Chris Hammett

Grand Forks’ dikes to start soon but won’t be finished before freshet, says city staff

Construction schedules impacted by widespread flooding in November 2021, council hears

Fortis BC crews were in the final stages of decommissioning North Ruckle gas lines Wednesday, Feb. 16. Photo: Chris Hammett
City council resolved to buy the property at its regular meeting Monday, Feb. 14. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks’ council to buy BC Housing’s 2nd Street property

The so-called ‘Second Street site’ had been considered for use as a supportive housing facility

City council resolved to buy the property at its regular meeting Monday, Feb. 14. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Coun. Everett Baker stands outside the old Hardy View Lodge shelter Wednesday, Feb. 16. Photo: Chris Hammett

Grand Forks’ council extends temporary homeless shelter permit

Search continues for new, permanent shelter, says BC Housing

Coun. Everett Baker stands outside the old Hardy View Lodge shelter Wednesday, Feb. 16. Photo: Chris Hammett
An artist’s rendition of Grand Forks’ proposed community centre. The centre would be built around the arena, curling rink and aquatic centre at 19th Street and Central Avenue. (Drawing: Community Futures Boundary report)

Grand Forks’ Community Centre project to go to referendum

Referendum to appear on ballots at next fall’s municipal elections

An artist’s rendition of Grand Forks’ proposed community centre. The centre would be built around the arena, curling rink and aquatic centre at 19th Street and Central Avenue. (Drawing: Community Futures Boundary report)
Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks city council holds back funding for Boundary Museum

The museum closed its doors last month, following the departure of its last administrator

Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Dozens of Grand Forks homes up for bid, to be removed ahead of DMAF construction

City Hall hopes most of the homes will be relocated to other parts of Grand Forks

Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Photo: Laurie Tritschler

No drug use, paraphernalia at scout hall meetings, says Grand Forks city counsellor

The space is being made available for drug counselling, information workshops

Photo: Laurie Tritschler
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Greenwood to bring back utility hikes, late fees

Increased rates will add around $1 per month in water, sewer fees

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Martin O’Brien said he bought his North Ruckle property with the intention that he’d stay there until he died. The city wants him to leave. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

North Ruckle expropriation should go ahead, says Public Inquiry Officer

The property on the 6900-block of Fourth Street is slated for demolition ahead of major flood works

Martin O’Brien said he bought his North Ruckle property with the intention that he’d stay there until he died. The city wants him to leave. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
(L-R) Coun. Everett Baker was appointed the City of Grand Forks’ liaison to housing minister David Eby’s office in March 2020. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Province turns thumbs down on supportive housing at Grand Forks’ Moto site

Housing minister Eby says alternative locations are being explored

(L-R) Coun. Everett Baker was appointed the City of Grand Forks’ liaison to housing minister David Eby’s office in March 2020. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Derek Todd (left) was the only person at Monday’s demonstration who spoke on the record with The Gazette. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Derek Todd (left) was the only person at Monday’s demonstration who spoke on the record with The Gazette. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Remote control cars line up to the starting line at Greenwood’s GoldRush Speedway on Aug. 10. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Greenwood council dissolves land agreement for tiny race track

Council’s decision was a formality in an ongoing disagreement over liability insurance

Remote control cars line up to the starting line at Greenwood’s GoldRush Speedway on Aug. 10. Photo: Laurie Tritschler