Grand Forks flood victims

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

 

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

 

(L-R) Coun. Everett Baker met with the Grand Forks Seniors’ Society’s Ian Taylor and Juliana Chadwick at the society’s flood-damaged building at City Park on Wednesday, May 19. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks’ seniors centre to re-open at City Park

Building virtually uninsurable after 2018 flooding, according to city staff

 

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)
Coun. Everett Baker (left) met with the Grand Forks Seniors’ Society’s Ian Taylor (centre) and Juliana Chadwick at the society’s flood-damaged building at City Park on Wednesday, May 19. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Seniors’ centre, housing complex could be in the works for Grand Forks, B.C.

The Grand Forks Seniors’ Society is working on solutions with Coun. Everett Baker, Whole Way House

Coun. Everett Baker (left) met with the Grand Forks Seniors’ Society’s Ian Taylor (centre) and Juliana Chadwick at the society’s flood-damaged building at City Park on Wednesday, May 19. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
A stop sign is shown in a flooded intersection in Grand Forks, B.C., on May 17, 2018. A new report says provincial governments are not moving fast enough to protect homes and other buildings from the ravages of flooding. The report from the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo says on average provincial governments get a grade of C for flood preparedness. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Class action lawsuit filed against Boundary forest company in connection to 2018 freshet

The plaintiffs launched a similar law suit last summer against B.C’s forest ministry, top logging companies

A stop sign is shown in a flooded intersection in Grand Forks, B.C., on May 17, 2018. A new report says provincial governments are not moving fast enough to protect homes and other buildings from the ravages of flooding. The report from the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo says on average provincial governments get a grade of C for flood preparedness. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Stuart Ashley Jones, 56, was at Grand Forks provincial court for sentencing on May 5, 2021. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks man shot by police during peak freshet sentenced to house arrest

Stuart Ashley Jones was shot by a Grand Forks Mountie after ramming two police cruisers in May 2018

Stuart Ashley Jones, 56, was at Grand Forks provincial court for sentencing on May 5, 2021. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Edward Wright’s trial will continue at the city courthouse later this spring, the court heard. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks man stands trial for break and enter at flood-damaged property

Edward “Joe” Wright is accused of an August 2019 property crime in the city.

Edward Wright’s trial will continue at the city courthouse later this spring, the court heard. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Firefighters from Grand Forks Fire/Rescue prepare to leave a small structure fire at 435 Gilpin Rd. Wednesday, Nov. 18. The crew used a chainsaw, middle left, to expose hot insulation between the structure’s walls. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Property-owner puts out structure fire on Gilpin Road

The man was flooded out of his trailer in the 2018 freshet

Firefighters from Grand Forks Fire/Rescue prepare to leave a small structure fire at 435 Gilpin Rd. Wednesday, Nov. 18. The crew used a chainsaw, middle left, to expose hot insulation between the structure’s walls. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Aimee Grice, left, and Roly Russell, right, are seeking the BC NDP’s nomination in the riding of Boundary-Similkameen. The winner of the riding contest will run as the NDP’s candidate in next month’s provincial election.

Two-way race in NDP nomination for Boundary-Similkameen, party confirms

The results of the online contest will likely be announced Thursday afternoon, Sept. 24

Aimee Grice, left, and Roly Russell, right, are seeking the BC NDP’s nomination in the riding of Boundary-Similkameen. The winner of the riding contest will run as the NDP’s candidate in next month’s provincial election.
Demonstrators picketed Gyro Park Friday, Sept. 17. Protesters like this man said they want the province to enforce sustainable logging practices across the Boundary. (Laurie Tritschler - Grand Forks Gazette)

Grand Forks demonstrators call for sustainable logging across the Boundary

Protest was one of many across British Columbia Friday, Sept.17

Demonstrators picketed Gyro Park Friday, Sept. 17. Protesters like this man said they want the province to enforce sustainable logging practices across the Boundary. (Laurie Tritschler - Grand Forks Gazette)
Grand Forks residents suing province, logging companies on behalf of 2018 flood victims

Grand Forks residents suing province, logging companies on behalf of 2018 flood victims

Lawsuit alleges B.C’s forest ministry and logging companies contributed significantly to devastating freshet

Grand Forks residents suing province, logging companies on behalf of 2018 flood victims