Community

Marlene Thomas (left) and grandson Seth, 11, stand atop the viewing platform at the end of their family’s cedar maze. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Candy cane maze open in rural Grand Forks

Socially-distanced revellers are welcome to try their luck at “Mar’s Maze”

 

Board chair Dave Turner (left) and secretary Leigh Starchuk (right) of Community Futures Boundary hold up the board’s $8,000 check for holiday hamper programs across the Boundary Friday, Dec. 11. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Community Futures Boundary donates to hamper programs

Donations aim to mitigate economic fallout of COVID-19

  • Dec 16, 2020

 

Avid walker George Doi of Langley celebrated a milestone on Sept. 17, when he completed a virtual walk around the world (Special to Langley Advance Times)

A (virtual) walk around the world by 88-year-old B.C. man

George Doi says it’s simple: ‘I like walking’

 

An artist’s rendition of Grand Forks’ proposed community centre (Community Futures Boundary report)

To build or not to build: Grand Forks community centre to go to city, district referendum

Plans to build a community centre have been in the works since 2018

An artist’s rendition of Grand Forks’ proposed community centre (Community Futures Boundary report)
Vancouver Island family overwhelmed with 14 Lab puppies

Vancouver Island family overwhelmed with 14 Lab puppies

Litter may be one of the biggest ever

Vancouver Island family overwhelmed with 14 Lab puppies
Grand Forks choir singers met online to sing songs together earlier this year. (Grand Forks Gazette file photo)

Grand Forks Choral Society planning virtual Christmas concert

Registration is open now and the first rehearsal is schedule for Sept. 9.

Grand Forks choir singers met online to sing songs together earlier this year. (Grand Forks Gazette file photo)
Stephen Griffeth plays the piano which has been set up at Nanaimo Square in Penticton. Artists in the community will be decorating the piano in a local collaboration effort by The Long Gallery and Studios. It is projects like this that have inspired Nathan Vogel to bring forward his proposal for a street piano in Grand Forks.(John Arendt - Black Press)

Grand Forks to pilot musical street piano project in downtown core

A piano will be set up on the street for the public to play.

Stephen Griffeth plays the piano which has been set up at Nanaimo Square in Penticton. Artists in the community will be decorating the piano in a local collaboration effort by The Long Gallery and Studios. It is projects like this that have inspired Nathan Vogel to bring forward his proposal for a street piano in Grand Forks.(John Arendt - Black Press)
Gurdeep Pandher visited Long Beach on Aug. 10, 2020. (Twitter screenshot)

Famous Yukon-based bhangra dancer brings movements of joy to Long Beach

Internet-famous dancer is exploring Vancouver Island, visiting the B.C. Legislature and more

Gurdeep Pandher visited Long Beach on Aug. 10, 2020. (Twitter screenshot)
A ‘welcome home’ signboard on a trail near the site of the gathering. (Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror)

Inside the undefined world of a Rainbow Family gathering in B.C.

Celebrations are underway to mark the annual gathering of the controversial Rainbow Family of Living Light

A ‘welcome home’ signboard on a trail near the site of the gathering. (Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror)
96-year-old woman scales B.C. butte with help of family, friends

96-year-old woman scales B.C. butte with help of family, friends

‘I did as I was told and I enjoyed every minute of it’

96-year-old woman scales B.C. butte with help of family, friends
Haircuts for Good is asking people to cut their own hair or someone else’s, and make a donation the usual cost of a cut to help health-care workers. (Submitted)

Haircuts for Good asking for donations through home haircuts

Donations can go to food banks or health-care foundations of your choice

Haircuts for Good is asking people to cut their own hair or someone else’s, and make a donation the usual cost of a cut to help health-care workers. (Submitted)
Black Press Media, Save-On-Foods bring groceries to families and food banks

Black Press Media, Save-On-Foods bring groceries to families and food banks

Heart Soul of the Community contest shares $12,000 across Western Canada

Black Press Media, Save-On-Foods bring groceries to families and food banks
Glynis Mullen proposed a simple communication tool to check on neighbours and the community during COVID-19 which has been shared on social media across the country and beyond. Facebook photo/Glynis Mullen

Helping those at risk, one piece of paper at a time through ‘isolation communication’

Simple paper tool during pandemic making its way across Canada thanks to social media.

Glynis Mullen proposed a simple communication tool to check on neighbours and the community during COVID-19 which has been shared on social media across the country and beyond. Facebook photo/Glynis Mullen
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Physical distancing has Kootenays hunting for hearts

PHOTOS: Courtesy of West & East Kootenay Social Distancing Fun Hunt! Facebook page

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Phoenix Foundation report highlights funding priorities in Boundary

Phoenix Foundation report highlights funding priorities in Boundary

Boundary organizations can begin applying for Phoenix Foundation grants on March 1

Phoenix Foundation report highlights funding priorities in Boundary
Nanaimo’s Curtis Wright won $1 million playing Lotto 6/49. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo man wins lotto, plans to buy $16,000 fridge

Curtis Wright a winner in Lotto 6/49 draw

Nanaimo’s Curtis Wright won $1 million playing Lotto 6/49. (Photo submitted)
An open house meeting for public input on a community centre is scheduled for Jan. 23 in the Grand Forks Aquatic Centre lobby.

Grand Forks community centre open house set for Jan. 23 at the aquatic centre

Designers and the development committee will be at the aquatic centre from 4 to 7 p.m. on Jan. 23

An open house meeting for public input on a community centre is scheduled for Jan. 23 in the Grand Forks Aquatic Centre lobby.
Work on Fernie’s outdoor skating rink is underway, thanks to a overwhelming response from volunteers in the community. The rink is set to be finished before the holidays. Alexandra Heck/The Free Fress

Fernie to have skating by Christmas

Fernie’s new outdoor rink is tentatively set to open for skating on December 20.

Work on Fernie’s outdoor skating rink is underway, thanks to a overwhelming response from volunteers in the community. The rink is set to be finished before the holidays. Alexandra Heck/The Free Fress