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Councillor Everett Baker and area D/rural Grand Forks director Danna O'Donnell pose for a picture with the newly acquired fire engine. (Photo submitted by Everett Baker)

RDKB acquires new fire truck for North Fork fire hall in Grand Forks

The new vehicle has been added to the Grand Forks fleet of emergency response vehicles

 

The food packs include a variety of healthy foods, including fresh produce. (Audrey Gunn/Grand Forks Gazette)

Grand Forks Food bank keeps kids fed all summer long

The “After the Bell” program provides healthy foods to children during the summer

 

The Boundary Museum & Interpretive Centre stands at the Fructova Site owned by the Doukhobors' Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ. Photo: Facebook - Boundary Museum Society

Grand Forks city council receives update from Boundary Museum

The museum reopened in May after several years of closures

 

Les Folles Jambettes perform at the Canada Day celebration at the Boundary Museum (Audrey Gunn/Grand Forks Gazette)

Grand Forks celebrates Canada Day at Boundary Museum

The day’s festivities also included a parade and pancake breakfast

Les Folles Jambettes perform at the Canada Day celebration at the Boundary Museum (Audrey Gunn/Grand Forks Gazette)
A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: B.C. couple presented with new car after winning Canada-wide contest

‘We thought it was some scam when we found out we won,’ they said

A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
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Okanagan-based group ready for B.C.-wide celebration of collector cars

July 9 is recognized as Collector Car Appreciation Day in the province

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The Piranhas swim team in the 2019 Canada Day parade (Gazette file photo)

Canada Day events scheduled for Grand Forks

A variety of family-friendly activities are scheduled for the celebration

The Piranhas swim team in the 2019 Canada Day parade (Gazette file photo)
As a long-time supporter of the Canadian Red Cross, it felt natural for Kootenay resident Helen James to join them as an Emergency Management volunteer after her retirement.

Life as a Red Cross volunteer: Blazing a Trail of Her Own

By Gurpreet Somal “There we stood, a team of maybe six or…

  • Jun 13, 2022
As a long-time supporter of the Canadian Red Cross, it felt natural for Kootenay resident Helen James to join them as an Emergency Management volunteer after her retirement.
Fernie artist Michael Hepher working on yet another new addition to his solo exhibition, ‘All in this together’, which will go on display at the Fernie Museum gallery from July 1. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

The Columbia Basin in bright, bold colour: Fernie artist paints the region

Michael Hepher’s solo exhibit ‘All in this together’ will appear at the Fernie Museum gallery from next month

Fernie artist Michael Hepher working on yet another new addition to his solo exhibition, ‘All in this together’, which will go on display at the Fernie Museum gallery from July 1. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Left to right: Christopher Stevenson, President Linda Kay Wiese Office Manager, Councillor Christine Thompson, Blair MacGregor Treasurer and Councillor Everett Baker, at the museum’s grand re-opening in May. Photo submitted.

Boundary museum in Grand Forks welcomes community back after hiatus

Society aims to increase spotlight on historically marginalized populations

Left to right: Christopher Stevenson, President Linda Kay Wiese Office Manager, Councillor Christine Thompson, Blair MacGregor Treasurer and Councillor Everett Baker, at the museum’s grand re-opening in May. Photo submitted.
Students participated in a variety of athletic activities at the track meet, including shot put. (Audrey Gunn/Grand Forks Gazette)

Perley Elementary students participate in track meet

Intermediate students were excited to participate after a two-year hiatus

Students participated in a variety of athletic activities at the track meet, including shot put. (Audrey Gunn/Grand Forks Gazette)
BCSS grads Tyler Elsom (centre) and Courtney Best (right) at last year’s grad parade in 2021. Photo: Facebook/Boundary Central Secondary

Boundary Central Secondary School grads prepare for ceremonies

After two years of pandemic, the class of 2022 is excited to have a traditional event

BCSS grads Tyler Elsom (centre) and Courtney Best (right) at last year’s grad parade in 2021. Photo: Facebook/Boundary Central Secondary

Greenwood event marks the 80th anniversary of arrival of Japanese Canadians

A reunion concert will he held in McArthur Centre Community Hall on July 16

The two-day conference will provide education on substance use and mental health for families. (Photo courtesy of Paul Archer)

Grand Forks set to host conference on substance use

The Compassion in Action Community Conference will be held in Grand Forks on June 24 and 25

The two-day conference will provide education on substance use and mental health for families. (Photo courtesy of Paul Archer)
Jeff Hayward takes a shot on Hole 1 during day one of tag battle. (Audrey Gunn/Grand Forks Gazette)

Grand Forks disc golf club kicks off ‘tag battle’ competition

The competition is available to players of all skill levels

Jeff Hayward takes a shot on Hole 1 during day one of tag battle. (Audrey Gunn/Grand Forks Gazette)
Andrew Friesen volunteers at the prize draw table at the Grand Forks and District Aquatic Centre on Thursday evening for National Lifejacket Day. (Audrey Gunn/Grand Forks Gazette)

Grand Forks Aquatic Centre hosts life jacket safety event

A number of activiites were available at the all-ages event

Andrew Friesen volunteers at the prize draw table at the Grand Forks and District Aquatic Centre on Thursday evening for National Lifejacket Day. (Audrey Gunn/Grand Forks Gazette)
The Grand Forks BMX track was busy on Wednesday evening. The sport provides an opportunity for people of all ages to socialize and be active. (Audrey Gunn/Grand Forks Gazette)

Neither flood nor pandemic can put the brakes on Grand Forks BMX club

The club is open to all ages, and hosts weekly race nights

The Grand Forks BMX track was busy on Wednesday evening. The sport provides an opportunity for people of all ages to socialize and be active. (Audrey Gunn/Grand Forks Gazette)
The class of 2020 started the graduation parade tradtion during the first year of the pandemic. Gazette file photo

GFSS class of 2022 prepares for grad ceremonies

The grads will be participating in a parade, as did the two previous classes

The class of 2020 started the graduation parade tradtion during the first year of the pandemic. Gazette file photo
Gallery 2 will undergo restorations throughout the summer. (Tina Bryan/Contributed)

Grand Forks art gallery undergoes summer restorations

The historical building will receive exterior window and masonry restoration

Gallery 2 will undergo restorations throughout the summer. (Tina Bryan/Contributed)
The Boundary Community Food Bank provides a variety of products to those in need. (Audrey Gunn/Grand Forks Gazette)

Shelves are always stocked at Boundary Community Food Bank

Community members enjoy tour of facility

The Boundary Community Food Bank provides a variety of products to those in need. (Audrey Gunn/Grand Forks Gazette)