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A kitten rescued this week from a feral colony in Midway looks at The Gazette Wednesday, May 26. The kittens will soon be up for adoption at the SPCA in Penticton. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

BC SPCA concerned about feral cat colonies across Grand Forks, West Boundary

The SPCA recently partnered with Grand Forks’ cat shelter to rescue a feral colony in Midway

A kitten rescued this week from a feral colony in Midway looks at The Gazette Wednesday, May 26. The kittens will soon be up for adoption at the SPCA in Penticton. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
A kitten rescued this week from a feral colony in Midway looks at The Gazette Wednesday, May 26. The kittens will soon be up for adoption at the SPCA in Penticton. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

BC SPCA concerned about feral cat colonies across West Kootenays

The SPCA recently partnered with Grand Forks’ cat shelter to rescue a feral colony in Midway

A kitten rescued this week from a feral colony in Midway looks at The Gazette Wednesday, May 26. The kittens will soon be up for adoption at the SPCA in Penticton. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
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)
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Grand Forks RCMP investigating four suspected cases of drug-impaired driving

The alleged incidents spanned 48-hours starting Saturday, May 22, according to Sgt. Darryl Peppler

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West Kootenay Mounties investigating four suspected cases of drug-impaired driving

The alleged incidents spanned 48-hours over the May long weekend in Grand Forks, B.C.

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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
Grand Forks Fire/Rescue volunteers attack a hillside fire from top to bottom Tuesday, May 18. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Wildfire erupts at rural property east of Grand Forks

No one was hurt in the fire, according to Grand Forks/Fire Rescue

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue volunteers attack a hillside fire from top to bottom Tuesday, May 18. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Grand Forks City Hall. Photo: Kathleen Saylors

Grand Forks city council passes regulations for street vendors

Regulations will not apply to vendors on Market Avenue, Farmers’ Market

Grand Forks City Hall. Photo: Kathleen Saylors
Flames escaped a hillside campfire below the 7600-block of Columbia Drive late Monday night, May 17. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue puts out hillside fire

No one was injured after a campfire got out of control below Columbia Drive

Flames escaped a hillside campfire below the 7600-block of Columbia Drive late Monday night, May 17. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Grand Forks Fire/Rescue’s Dave Paulett hoses down a section of a wooden retaining wall which caught fire Monday, May 17. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Fire starts in Grand Forks backyard after by oily rags left in sun

Flames put out before reaching home on 800-block of 72nd Avenue

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue’s Dave Paulett hoses down a section of a wooden retaining wall which caught fire Monday, May 17. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
The Canadian flag flies at Jitterz Coffee & Espresso as city firefighters collected donations for frontline workers Monday, May 17. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue raises money to buy coffees for 200 frontline workers

The fundraiser was hosted by Jitterz Coffee & Espresso Monday, May 17

The Canadian flag flies at Jitterz Coffee & Espresso as city firefighters collected donations for frontline workers Monday, May 17. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
New Border Bruins owner Dr. Mark Szynkaruk reps team colours with his young sons and wife Tracey. Photo courtesy of the Grand Forks Border Bruins

KIJHL’s Border Bruins sold to Grand Forks doctor

The league announced the sale Friday, May 14

New Border Bruins owner Dr. Mark Szynkaruk reps team colours with his young sons and wife Tracey. Photo courtesy of the Grand Forks Border Bruins
The Wooden Spoon’s Kayla Sebastian chats to MLA Roly Russell about how her business has adapted to the pandemic on Friday, May 14. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

MLA Russell hears from downtown business owners

Café and bar owners said they’d had some staffing issues and that they had applied for government grants to help them through the pandemic

The Wooden Spoon’s Kayla Sebastian chats to MLA Roly Russell about how her business has adapted to the pandemic on Friday, May 14. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Conservation Service Officer Kyle Bueckert holds a gold eagle that was revived from acute rodent poisoning Monday, May 12. Photo: Submitted

Grand Forks residents, Conservation Service Officer save poisoned eagle

CSO Kyle Bueckert released the eagle into the wild Thursday, May 13

Conservation Service Officer Kyle Bueckert holds a gold eagle that was revived from acute rodent poisoning Monday, May 12. Photo: Submitted
Dep. Fire Chiefs Rich Piché (left) and Stephane Dionne said they were disappointed that only one person showed up at the George Evans fire hall’s recruitment drive Tuesday evening, May. 11. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue says rural fire hall at risk of closing

Home insurance could spike across North Fork if George Evans fire hall loses fire protection status

Dep. Fire Chiefs Rich Piché (left) and Stephane Dionne said they were disappointed that only one person showed up at the George Evans fire hall’s recruitment drive Tuesday evening, May. 11. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Adam Hamdan has been living in Christina Lake since November 2020. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Christina Lake man given temporary residence in Canada

Adam Hamdan had been facing deportation to Jordan, where he holds citizenship through his Palestinian parents

Adam Hamdan has been living in Christina Lake since November 2020. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Brian Taylor, Mayor of Grand Forks

Grand Forks’ mayor shares his thoughts on the uses and limitations of Facebook

‘Our city’s Facebook has a very volatile and caustic atmosphere,’ writes Taylor

  • May 12, 2021
Brian Taylor, Mayor of Grand Forks
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The Way it Was

1916: Phoenix holds per capita automobile record

  • May 12, 2021
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Dep. Fire Chief Rich Piché said he hopes to raise money to buy 100 cups of coffee for frontline workers. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue to host coffee fundraiser

Lucky donors to receive free smoke detectors

Dep. Fire Chief Rich Piché said he hopes to raise money to buy 100 cups of coffee for frontline workers. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Ted Invictus (left) pulls a piano through the crosswalk between Market Avenue and 2nd Street as Nathan Vogel plays a few notes Monday morning, May 10. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Music-lovers deliver street piano in Grand Forks

Musician gives one-handed performance as volunteers rolled the Heintzman through the city’s main street

Ted Invictus (left) pulls a piano through the crosswalk between Market Avenue and 2nd Street as Nathan Vogel plays a few notes Monday morning, May 10. Photo: Laurie Tritschler