Grand Forks

At the Kettle River Museum, attractions include the restored Canadian Pacific Railway caboose and original Station House, housing exhibits commemorating the steam railway era of southern B.C. Darren Robinson photo / Boundary Country

Discover the treasures of Boundary Country’s museums

Pioneer tales, rail road stations and echoes of storied pasts; you might…

  • May 3, 2022

 

Canada Rock Fest returns to Grand Forks Aug. 4 to 6 with bands like Our Lady Peace, Big Wreck, 54-40, April Wine, Theory of a Deadman and Bachman/Cummings set to perform.

Grand Forks is ready to rock this summer!

Canada Rock Fest returns to Grand Forks this year. Thousands of festival-goers…

  • Apr 19, 2022

 

Heavy equipment operators prepare a McCallum View Drive hilltop Wednesday, March 30. Two North Ruckle homes will be moved to the site in early April. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Development permit granted for Grand Forks home moves

Homes will be taken off their foundations in North Ruckle and moved across town

 

Canada Rocks was last held in Grand Forks in August 2019. Photo: Facebook - Canada Rocks Fest

Grand Forks council, Varabioff finalize arrangements ahead of Canada Rocks Fest

This August’s festival will be the first outdoor festival since the COVID

Canada Rocks was last held in Grand Forks in August 2019. Photo: Facebook - Canada Rocks Fest
Photo: Kathleen Saylors

Planning committee to direct Grand Forks’ 125th-anniversary

Councillors to join civic leaders as grand event takes shape

Photo: Kathleen Saylors
The crew at Phoenix Mountain Ski Hill poses on the deck of the clubhouse for a final snap of the season. Pictured in back are (L-R) Sam Podmoroff on the shoulders of Ty Mcpherson, Sandon Dribney, Eli Hall, James Hall, Aiden Warriner, Rebekah Leitch, Kim Neilson, Leta Bak
Middle (L-R): Kiah Greenwood, “Ellie” the dog, Saddie Mitchell, Molly Lindsay, Zend Rockall, Vince Cournoyer (L-R)
Front (L-R): Nathan McKenny and Seabass Sullivan (Missing are groomer-operator Derick Pankoff, mechanic Tony Neilson and staffers Oliver Glasser and James Beaton). Photo courtesy of Madeline Williams

Phoenix Mountain bids farewell to 2021-22 season

Skiiers, snowboarders and staff came together at Phoenix Mountain for the hill’s…

The crew at Phoenix Mountain Ski Hill poses on the deck of the clubhouse for a final snap of the season. Pictured in back are (L-R) Sam Podmoroff on the shoulders of Ty Mcpherson, Sandon Dribney, Eli Hall, James Hall, Aiden Warriner, Rebekah Leitch, Kim Neilson, Leta Bak
Middle (L-R): Kiah Greenwood, “Ellie” the dog, Saddie Mitchell, Molly Lindsay, Zend Rockall, Vince Cournoyer (L-R)
Front (L-R): Nathan McKenny and Seabass Sullivan (Missing are groomer-operator Derick Pankoff, mechanic Tony Neilson and staffers Oliver Glasser and James Beaton). Photo courtesy of Madeline Williams
Midway residents gather at the village elementary school Sunday, Feb. 6. Photo courtesy of Tasha Hollingsworth

Committee to Save MES appeals school board decision

Appeal calls for a working group to join school board, district in finding alternatives to closing MES

Midway residents gather at the village elementary school Sunday, Feb. 6. Photo courtesy of Tasha Hollingsworth
The North Fork firehall last made headlines after Grand Forks Fire/Rescue’s successful recruitment drive in May 2021. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks fire dept hopes for new truck

The department’s latest addition would replace an older vehicle at its North Fork station

The North Fork firehall last made headlines after Grand Forks Fire/Rescue’s successful recruitment drive in May 2021. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
(L-R) Grand Forks' Mayor Brian Taylor, MLA Roly Russell and Coun. Everett Baker met at Boundary Hospital Friday, March 25. Photo courtesy of Sarah Leslie

Elected leaders in Grand Forks unite behind Boundary Hospital

Housing, education and stress cited as factors behind the hospital’s nursing shortage

(L-R) Grand Forks' Mayor Brian Taylor, MLA Roly Russell and Coun. Everett Baker met at Boundary Hospital Friday, March 25. Photo courtesy of Sarah Leslie
The accused was due to stand trial at Grand Forks’ provincial courthouse on March 10. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Crown stays drug charges against Greenwood man

Accused had pleaded not guilty to three counts of trafficking

The accused was due to stand trial at Grand Forks’ provincial courthouse on March 10. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
These nine trout cost a Manitoba duo $345 each, according to the game warden who fined them under B.C.’s Wildlife Act. Photo: Submitted

Prairie men fined after fishing at Boundary lake without a licence

Fishing licences are easy to come by in B.C., said Conservation Officer Kyle Bueckert

These nine trout cost a Manitoba duo $345 each, according to the game warden who fined them under B.C.’s Wildlife Act. Photo: Submitted
The driver of this Toyota pickup was taken to hospital after the vehicle was involved in a collision on an icy patch of Highway 3 near Christina Lake early Thursday, March 24. Photo: Submitted

Grand Forks, Midway RCMP warn of icy road conditions after Highway 3 accidents

Winter may be on its way out, but it’s not quite spring yet, Mounties say

The driver of this Toyota pickup was taken to hospital after the vehicle was involved in a collision on an icy patch of Highway 3 near Christina Lake early Thursday, March 24. Photo: Submitted
Water pools in wheel ruts left by errant motorists who tore up a section of the Trans Canada Trail west of Midway over the March 18-19 weekend. Photo: Facebook - Trails to the Boundary

Stay off muddy trails, say Boundary hikers, ATV clubs

It’s easy to tear up a trail, but not so easy to repair the damage

Water pools in wheel ruts left by errant motorists who tore up a section of the Trans Canada Trail west of Midway over the March 18-19 weekend. Photo: Facebook - Trails to the Boundary
Grand Forks’ Boundary Hospital serves patients from across the Kootenay Boundary region. Photo: Interiorhealth.ca

No overnight stays at Grand Forks’ Boundary Hospital, says Interior Health

No one will be turned away, says vice president of clinical operations

Grand Forks’ Boundary Hospital serves patients from across the Kootenay Boundary region. Photo: Interiorhealth.ca
Aaron Baker, director at the Boundary Musical and Theatre Society, poses in front of a blooming Magnolia in April 2021. The theatre company will stage live performances of Steel Magnolias this spring, he said. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks theatre company to bring back play derailed by COVID-19

Steel Magnolias expected to be a big hit on city’s re-emerging cultural scene

Aaron Baker, director at the Boundary Musical and Theatre Society, poses in front of a blooming Magnolia in April 2021. The theatre company will stage live performances of Steel Magnolias this spring, he said. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Danna O’Donnell, RDKB Area D Director. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

RDKB flooded with planning applications

The province made it easier to build secondary housing in ALR last summer

Danna O’Donnell, RDKB Area D Director. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Coupons like the ones above entitle bearers to fresh food for sale at the Grand Forks Farmers’ Market. Photo: BC Association of Farmers’ Markets

Coupon program to benefit deserving shoppers at Grand Forks Farmers’ Market

City hall doubles annual contribution, bringing fresh food to yet more deserving participants

Coupons like the ones above entitle bearers to fresh food for sale at the Grand Forks Farmers’ Market. Photo: BC Association of Farmers’ Markets
Players and coaches stand for a round of applause at The GEM Theatre, site of the Grand Forks Minor Hockey Association’s award ceremony Tuesday, March 15. Photo: Peter Kalasz Photography

Grand Forks Minor Hockey awards a success

GEM Theatre stes up after rain threatens to ruin the show

Players and coaches stand for a round of applause at The GEM Theatre, site of the Grand Forks Minor Hockey Association’s award ceremony Tuesday, March 15. Photo: Peter Kalasz Photography
Beverly Osachoff (third from the left) poses for a photo with the Warriner family, Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks parade marshal steps down

Beverly Osachoff recalls fond memories over her long and happy tenure

Beverly Osachoff (third from the left) poses for a photo with the Warriner family, Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
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Grand Forks high school to stage musical this spring

The show will feature cast members in Grades 8-12, says co-director

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