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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)
The annual fundraiser was held from 10a.m. to 12p.m. (Audrey Gunn/Grand Forks Gazette)
The annual fundraiser was held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, May 7. (Audrey Gunn/Grand Forks Gazette)

Boundary Community Food Bank hosts annual plant sale

All funds raised will go towards resources for the food bank.

The annual fundraiser was held from 10a.m. to 12p.m. (Audrey Gunn/Grand Forks Gazette)
The annual fundraiser was held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, May 7. (Audrey Gunn/Grand Forks Gazette)
Originally from Cranbrook, Robert Yost is an emergency management volunteer with the Canadian Red Cross.

The Choices We Make: The Story of a Red Cross volunteer

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  • May 9, 2022
Originally from Cranbrook, Robert Yost is an emergency management volunteer with the Canadian Red Cross.
Students had the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities, including a ride on this crane lift. (Audrey Gunn, Grand Forks Gazette)

Students learn about firefighting with Grand Forks team

The day’s activities involved lots of hands-on learning

Students had the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities, including a ride on this crane lift. (Audrey Gunn, Grand Forks Gazette)
The Grand Forks Farmer’s Market on Friday morning. (Audrey Gunn/Grand Forks Gazette)

Grand Forks Farmer’s Market returns for new season

The market offers a variety of local-made products.

The Grand Forks Farmer’s Market on Friday morning. (Audrey Gunn/Grand Forks Gazette)
An Indigenous drumming circle at the event. (ISKRA Publications/Contributed)

Grand Forks peace conference brings community together

The conference brought together over 40 people

  • May 6, 2022
An Indigenous drumming circle at the event. (ISKRA Publications/Contributed)
The Mother’s Day Walk for Peace has brought together people from both sides of the border annually since 1983. (Photo: Mother’s Day Walk for Peace)

Mother’s Day Walk for Peace crosses borders after hiatus

The annual event has been held virtually recently due to COVID restrictions

The Mother’s Day Walk for Peace has brought together people from both sides of the border annually since 1983. (Photo: Mother’s Day Walk for Peace)
Staff at Foundry Vancouver-Granville, operated by Providence Health Care. One of many Foundry centre across BC that provide integrated health services to young people like Aslam and Lee. Jeff Topham photo.

Foundry supports youth in living a good life

Free and confidential health and wellness supports for BC youth ages 12 to 24 – online and in-person

  • May 2, 2022
Staff at Foundry Vancouver-Granville, operated by Providence Health Care. One of many Foundry centre across BC that provide integrated health services to young people like Aslam and Lee. Jeff Topham photo.
Johnna Abdou, Angie Abdou and Katie Hafke at the start line in Matanchen Bay, Mexico. (Image courtesy of Bev Dougan)

Three generations of Fernie family complete open water challenge in Mexico

Contributed by Aidan Chudleigh Elk Valley Dolphins Swim Club At age 73,…

  • Mar 9, 2022
Johnna Abdou, Angie Abdou and Katie Hafke at the start line in Matanchen Bay, Mexico. (Image courtesy of Bev Dougan)
Richard Howes moves boxes into the new family home in Creston. (Submitted)

Family thanks Creston community for outpouring of support after moving trailer theft

The Howes had all of their belongings stolen in Grand Forks during their move

Richard Howes moves boxes into the new family home in Creston. (Submitted)