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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

 

Dale Heriot ran Grand Forks Fire/Rescue for seven years starting in the spring of 2012. Heriot is pictured on Spencer Hill Friday, Sept. 17. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Former Grand Forks fire chief resolves lawsuit against city

The lawsuit was scheduled to go before the Supreme Court of BC this fall

 

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

 

Photo: Kathleen Saylors

City of Grand Forks to receive $200K grant for homelessness services

City council and housing minister Eby still negotiating proposed Moto shelter project

Photo: Kathleen Saylors
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

Martin O’Brien reads an Expropriation Act notice posted on his North Ruckle property on Aug. 10. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Roy Terashita, chief of the Greenwood Fire Department, said he’s happy that the city has set aside funds for new fire protection suits. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Greenwood to buy new gear for fire department

Top administrator Marcus Lebler said the money will come from the city’s COVID Safe Restart grant

Roy Terashita, chief of the Greenwood Fire Department, said he’s happy that the city has set aside funds for new fire protection suits. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Photo: Kathleen Saylors

Grand Forks city hall preparing for injunction to clear Moto

The city’s latest move comes amid ratcheting tensions at the site, says Mayor Taylor

Photo: Kathleen Saylors
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

Helping Hands President Kimberly Feeny holds one of 17 kittens now staying at the cat shelter. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
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
City workers hauled a bucket-load of garbage dumped in front of Grand Forks City Hall Tuesday, June 15. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Trash dumped in front of Grand Forks city hall

Video surveillance tapes recorded incident

City workers hauled a bucket-load of garbage dumped in front of Grand Forks City Hall Tuesday, June 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
Grand Forks City Hall. Photo: Kathleen Saylors

Grand Forks city council amends community plan to pave way for apartments

The amendment was passed at council’s regular meeting Monday, June 7

Grand Forks City Hall. Photo: Kathleen Saylors
DBA Chair Deb Baker addresses downtown business owners Tuesday, June 8. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks’ Market on Market comes under fire

Several business owners raised concerns about the initiative, which shut down Market Avenue May 15

DBA Chair Deb Baker addresses downtown business owners Tuesday, June 8. 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
The City of Greenwood hired a new CAO/CFO Friday, April 23, according to mayor Barry Noll. Photo: Jensen Edwards

Greenwood hires new top administrator, financial officer

New hire combines strong financial and civic experience at the helm, says mayor Noll

The City of Greenwood hired a new CAO/CFO Friday, April 23, according to mayor Barry Noll. Photo: Jensen Edwards
Ikasha, or “Shining Raven Woman,” is pictured here at David Seven Deers’ outdoor studio Tuesday, Nov. 10. Her name means “place of beautiful water” in Halkomelem. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Whither Shinning Raven Woman? Grand Forks mulls options on land deal to house sculpture

Sculptor David Seven Deers said he needs to own the sculpture’s lodge site to keep the statue safe

Ikasha, or “Shining Raven Woman,” is pictured here at David Seven Deers’ outdoor studio Tuesday, Nov. 10. Her name means “place of beautiful water” in Halkomelem. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Mayor Brian Taylor (left) and Coun. Everett Baker met at Morrissey Creek’s “moto” site on Sunday, April 18. Both said negotiations to build a combined shelter and supportive housing facility at the site were moving forward. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks to keep shelter open during housing negotiations with province

The current facility at 2320 78th Ave. will stay open as a COVID-shelter, according to city council’s resolution

Mayor Brian Taylor (left) and Coun. Everett Baker met at Morrissey Creek’s “moto” site on Sunday, April 18. Both said negotiations to build a combined shelter and supportive housing facility at the site were moving forward. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Ron Mattiussi was voted in as Greenwood’s interim chief administrative officer, effective Monday, April 12. File photo

Greenwood hires interim manager

Mayor and council voted in Ron Mattiussi as interim chief administrative officer at Monday’s council meeting, April 12

Ron Mattiussi was voted in as Greenwood’s interim chief administrative officer, effective Monday, April 12. File photo