Grand Forks

A Shaw van sits parked in the alley across from The Gazette’s 2nd Street office while a company technician performed some overhead work Tuesday morning, July 27. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Shaw working on temporary fix to internet, cable outage

The company has attributed the disruption to a burnt out cable near the Nk’Mip fire

 

Photo: Shaw.ca

Grand Forks – Boundary Shaw customers without Wi-Fi, phone for days

Shaw claims the outage is due to a wildfire in the Grand Forks area

 

No one was seriously hurt when this Ford F-150 rolled over and burned on Highway 3, between Christina Lake and Castlegar early Saturday, July 24. Photo: Trail RCMP

Trail RCMP consider recommending charges after truck fire on Highway 3

Mounties say they motorist left the scene of a single-vehicle roll over early Saturday, July 24

 

The B.C. Wildfire Dashboard shows West Boundary areas under evacuation order (pink) and under emergency alert (peach) as of 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 22.

RDKB evacuation centre moves from Grand Forks to Midway

An evacuation order remains in effect across the western edge of Area E

The B.C. Wildfire Dashboard shows West Boundary areas under evacuation order (pink) and under emergency alert (peach) as of 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 22.
Grand Forks Local Health Area was relatively quiet over the week of July 11- 17. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

COVID-19 cases plummet over Grand Forks health area, says BC CDC

The city and surrounding areas had the highest infection rate in B.C. last week

Grand Forks Local Health Area was relatively quiet over the week of July 11- 17. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
A thick column of smoke towers above the Gladstone Park wildfire Monday, July 19. Photo: Facebook / Dave Talarico

Gladstone Park wildfire doubles in two days

The fire is burning a considerable stretch of forest north of Christina Lake

A thick column of smoke towers above the Gladstone Park wildfire Monday, July 19. Photo: Facebook / Dave Talarico
Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Crown stays charges against Christina Lake man accused of drug trafficking, weapons offences

The accused was due to stand trial at Grand Forks provincial court

Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Asst. Fire Chief Manfred Bialon, pictured here on the scene of an August 2004 wildfire, retired from Grand Fork’s volunteer fire departnment last week. Photo courtesy of Grand Forks Fire/Rescue
Asst. Fire Chief Manfred Bialon, pictured here on the scene of an August 2004 wildfire, retired from Grand Fork’s volunteer fire departnment last week. Photo courtesy of Grand Forks Fire/Rescue
A picture of the Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire courtesy of BC Wildfire Services

RDKB orders evacuation of Area E homes, as Nk’Mip Creek wildfire rages

A forecasted shift in the winds could send the fire into the RDKB

A picture of the Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire courtesy of BC Wildfire Services
Dick and Linda Moore, owners of Greenwood Saw to Truck Repairs, stand outside the shop’s brand new oil recycling facility on Tuesday, July 20. Photo courtesy of BC Used Oil Management Association

Greenwood auto shop opens oil recycling facility

Facility to take used oil, oil filters, antifreeze and associated containers — for free

Dick and Linda Moore, owners of Greenwood Saw to Truck Repairs, stand outside the shop’s brand new oil recycling facility on Tuesday, July 20. Photo courtesy of BC Used Oil Management Association
The Gladstone Creek wildfire was burning at nearly 1,000 hectares as of Monday morning, July 19. Map: B.C. Wildfire Dashboard

No-go order in effect for wildfire near Christina Lake

The BC Wildfire Service gave the order on Sunday, July 18

The Gladstone Creek wildfire was burning at nearly 1,000 hectares as of Monday morning, July 19. Map: B.C. Wildfire Dashboard
Crosses mark four graves at the historic Cascade Cemetery near Christina Lake. Photo: Greg Nesteroff

RDKB to recognize Cascade Cemetery, Franklin Trail as heritage sites

The sites will be added to a bylaw slated for adoption later this summer

Crosses mark four graves at the historic Cascade Cemetery near Christina Lake. Photo: Greg Nesteroff
Municipalities across the region are calling for sharp cuts when it comes to watering the front lawn. Photo: Linda Scott

Drought Level 4 prompts water restrictions across the Boundary

From Grand Forks to Midway and beyond, people are being asked to cut water usage by half

Municipalities across the region are calling for sharp cuts when it comes to watering the front lawn. Photo: Linda Scott
Grand Forks saw 21 cases of COVID-19 last week. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

Grand Forks leads B.C. in COVID-19 infection rates

The city and surrounding areas saw 18 cases two weeks ago, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control

Grand Forks saw 21 cases of COVID-19 last week. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control
Grand Forks Fire Rescue volunteers (left) and a Grand Forks Mountie survey the damage at scene of Tuesday’s collision. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks RCMP investigating Central Avenue collision

Police say they’ve ruled out alcohol and drugs as contributing factors

Grand Forks Fire Rescue volunteers (left) and a Grand Forks Mountie survey the damage at scene of Tuesday’s collision. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Aaron Baker, director at the Boundary Musical and Theatre Society, poses in front of a blooming Magnolia Wednesday, April 28. The theatre company will stage live performances of Steel Magnolias this July, he said. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks theatre company cancels weekend performances

The Boundary Musical and Theatre Society’s Aaron Baker cited an abundance of caution

Aaron Baker, director at the Boundary Musical and Theatre Society, poses in front of a blooming Magnolia Wednesday, April 28. The theatre company will stage live performances of Steel Magnolias this July, he said. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Photo by James Day on Unsplash

Heat wave, smoky skies bulletin in effect for Boundary

Environment Canada temperatures aren’t expected to be as ‘aggressive’ as the last heat wave

Photo by James Day on Unsplash
Volunteers firefighters attend Thursday’s collision on Highway 3, between Grand Forks and Greenwood. Photo: Submitted

Man survives Highway 3 collision between Grand Forks, Greenwood

Midway RCMP says they’ve ruled out drugs and alcohol

Volunteers firefighters attend Thursday’s collision on Highway 3, between Grand Forks and Greenwood. Photo: Submitted
The KBFA is an agricultural extension program that supports local food producers. Photo: kbfc.ca

Boundary farmers, ranchers invited to fun field days

The Kootenay and Boundary Farm Advisors are co-ordinating two events in the Boundary and West Kootenays this month

The KBFA is an agricultural extension program that supports local food producers. Photo: kbfc.ca
Russell is pictured here as a candidate for the Boundary-Similkameen in last fall’s provincial election. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

‘The burning of churches is not the way forward,’ writes MLA Russell

Russell’s latest column includes voices from Indigenous leaders throughout the Boundary-Similkameen

Russell is pictured here as a candidate for the Boundary-Similkameen in last fall’s provincial election. Photo: Laurie Tritschler