Grand Forks

City council was given a draft budget presentation at chambers on Wednesday, Feb. 24. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

City’s draft budget shows modest surplus, with slight property tax bump for 2021

The draft reflects the latest numbers in the on-going budget process

 

Lawyers for three Grand Forks Fire/Rescue members denied any wrongdoing against former firefighter Leslie Cleverly, who in January filed a B.C. Supreme Court lawsuit against the defendants as well as their former Fire Chief and the City of Grand Forks. File photo

Grand Forks firefighters respond to former colleague’s lawsuit alleging conspiracy

The Supreme Court in Kelowna has not fixed a date for trial

 

Third-grader Hudson Adrian (left) on Wednesday, Feb. 24, poses with fourth-graders Josh Hlookoff (centre) and Jaylen Dekteroff at Hutton Elementary’s Pink Shirt Day parade. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

WATCH — Grand Forks’ elementaries support Pink Shirt Day

The annual celebration of kindness puts paid to the idea that bullying was ever cool

 

A cougar in early February killed a family dog near Grand Forks, said Conservation Officer Mark Walkosky.

Grand Forks Conservation Officers want pet owners to be aware of area predators

Dogs have been recently been attacked and killed by wild animals near Saddle Lake

A cougar in early February killed a family dog near Grand Forks, said Conservation Officer Mark Walkosky.
Walkers across the Boundary raised over $22,000 for Boundary Family Services as part of the region’s first-ever Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) campaign, officially scheduled for last Saturday, Feb. 20. Photo: Laurie Tritschler, with permission of CNOY

Boundary braves Coldest Night of the Year walk-a-thon for area ‘homeless, hungry and hurting’

Proceeds from this year’s first-ever event will go towards Boundary Family Services

Walkers across the Boundary raised over $22,000 for Boundary Family Services as part of the region’s first-ever Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) campaign, officially scheduled for last Saturday, Feb. 20. Photo: Laurie Tritschler, with permission of CNOY
Grand Forks’ Seniors’ Society hasn’t had a permanent venue since the 2018 freshet destroyed its building at City Park. Photo courtesy of society Secretary Juliana Chadwick.

Grand Forks’ Seniors’ Society still looking for permanent centre

The society’s last centre at City Park was flooded in the 2018 freshet

Grand Forks’ Seniors’ Society hasn’t had a permanent venue since the 2018 freshet destroyed its building at City Park. Photo courtesy of society Secretary Juliana Chadwick.
The grim findings were laid out in a BC Coroners Service report dated Feb. 11. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
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Drug overdoses kill 13 people in Grand Forks amid deepening crisis across B.C.

A recent report by the BC Coroners Service suggests the trend is worsening over the pandemic

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BC Housing committed to funding a temporary winter shelter at Grand Forks’ Old Hardy View Lodge in October. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks’ shelter operators may ask council to keep Old Hardy View Lodge open longer

The extreme weather shelter at is currently slated to shut its doors on March 31.

BC Housing committed to funding a temporary winter shelter at Grand Forks’ Old Hardy View Lodge in October. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Grand Forks RCMP attended a minor fire near the intersection of 78th Ave. and 23rd St. early Thursday, Feb. 18. File photo

Man who lit fire near Old Hardy View Lodge not staying at shelter: Grand Forks RCMP

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue attended the scene at around midnight

Grand Forks RCMP attended a minor fire near the intersection of 78th Ave. and 23rd St. early Thursday, Feb. 18. File photo
Grand Forks RCMP responded to a reported burglary on Riverside Drive on Valentine's Day.

Grand Forks RCMP investigating Valentine’s Day burglary at flood-damaged home

Sgt. Darryl Peppler said thieves made off with valuables

Grand Forks RCMP responded to a reported burglary on Riverside Drive on Valentine's Day.
Grand Forks’ Christian Myers was charged with possessing child pornography last fall. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks man appears before city courthouse on child porn charge

The man is due to enter a plea in March, the court heard

Grand Forks’ Christian Myers was charged with possessing child pornography last fall. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Grand Forks’ Jessie Makortoff appeared at the city courthouse on drug charges on Tuesday, Feb. 9. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks man accused of drug trafficking makes city courthouse appearance

The man’s case is due to be heard next at Grand Forks Provincial Court on March 9

Grand Forks’ Jessie Makortoff appeared at the city courthouse on drug charges on Tuesday, Feb. 9. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Ryan Plotnikoff appeared at Grand Forks provincial court via phone Tuesday, Feb. 9. File photo

Grand Forks man pleads guilty to trafficking methamphetamine

The man will be sentenced at the city courthouse at a later date

Ryan Plotnikoff appeared at Grand Forks provincial court via phone Tuesday, Feb. 9. File photo
From the left, Sharon and Dave Skelton decorated their home in Grand Forks, B.C. for Mardi Gras, Tuesday, Feb. 16. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks’ couple goes all out for Mardi Gras

COVID may have ruined this year’s parades, but the pandemic was no match for Dave and Sharon Skelton

From the left, Sharon and Dave Skelton decorated their home in Grand Forks, B.C. for Mardi Gras, Tuesday, Feb. 16. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Mounties and Grand Forks/Fire Rescue volunteers attended the scene of Wednesday’s fire. File photo

Grand Forks RCMP investigating city dumpster fire

First responders were called to a fire in the alley behind 4th Street, Wednesday night, Feb. 10

Mounties and Grand Forks/Fire Rescue volunteers attended the scene of Wednesday’s fire. File photo
Boundary Family Services has operated an extreme weather shelter out of Grand Forks’ Old Hardy View Lodge since last December. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks’ shelter nearing capacity amid freezing temperatures

The shelter has beds for 15 people experiencing homelessness

Boundary Family Services has operated an extreme weather shelter out of Grand Forks’ Old Hardy View Lodge since last December. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
The accused did not appear at Grand Forks Provincial Court Wednesday, Feb. 10.

Man to stand trial in Grand Forks for incest

The man was arraigned at the city courthouse Wednesday, Feb. 10

The accused did not appear at Grand Forks Provincial Court Wednesday, Feb. 10.
The city courthouse heard the case against Grand Forks’ Joshua Johnstone who on Tuesday, Feb. 9, reversed his earlier guilty plea. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks man reverses guilty plea in alleged Greenwood assault

The man pleaded guilty under “pressured circumstances,” Grand Forks Provincial Court heard Tuesday, Feb. 9

The city courthouse heard the case against Grand Forks’ Joshua Johnstone who on Tuesday, Feb. 9, reversed his earlier guilty plea. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
The accused’s case was heard at Grand Forks Provincial Court on Tuesday, Feb. 9. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks woman set to decide how she’ll be tried for fraud

The 27-year-old woman allegedly committed the fraud two years ago in Grand Forks

The accused’s case was heard at Grand Forks Provincial Court on Tuesday, Feb. 9. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Judge Phillip Seagram on Tuesday, Feb. 9, set a July start date for the sexual assault trial of Grand Forks’ Robert Andersen. File photo

Trial date set for Grand Forks man accused of sex crime

The man was represented by his lawyer at Grand Forks Provincial Court Tuesday, Feb. 9

Judge Phillip Seagram on Tuesday, Feb. 9, set a July start date for the sexual assault trial of Grand Forks’ Robert Andersen. File photo