Grand Forks

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
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
Grand Forks Fire/Rescue put out a rural grass fire Tuesday, May 11. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks fire department puts out rural grass fire

Homeowners are reminded to regularly mow their lawns and grass fields

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue put out a rural grass fire Tuesday, May 11. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Five-year-old Bayne Krause poses for a photo with his mom Marianne. Bayne’s shirt reads, ‘I have Cystic Fibrosis. Help keep me healthy, please social distance.’ Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks mom promotes awareness of cystic fibrosis

Marianne Krause wants people to know what it’s like for her five-year-old son to live with CF

Five-year-old Bayne Krause poses for a photo with his mom Marianne. Bayne’s shirt reads, ‘I have Cystic Fibrosis. Help keep me healthy, please social distance.’ Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Polluters dumped this fridge, full of rotting food, on Volcanic Creek Road Wednesday, May. 5, according to Conservation Service Officer Mark Walkosky. Photo: Submitted

Investigators calling on public’s help after fridge dumped in rural Grand Forks

The incident followed a well-established pattern, said Conservation Service Officer Mark Walkosky

Polluters dumped this fridge, full of rotting food, on Volcanic Creek Road Wednesday, May. 5, according to Conservation Service Officer Mark Walkosky. Photo: Submitted
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Grand Forks drug trafficker to be sentenced in Castlegar

Ryan Plotnikoff pleaded guilty to trafficking meth, following his November 2020 arrest by Grand Forks RCMP

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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

Accused drug trafficker to plead to federal, provincial charges in June

Matthew Straume said he’d missed his last court date because he was ill

Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks sex crimes trial adjourned until summer

The trial was set to begin at the city courthouse Wednesday, May 5

Photo: Laurie Tritschler
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Grand Forks city council votes down motion to support Penticton in paramountcy battle

Coun. Neil Krog insisted Penticton’s issue with Victoria is about city bylaws, not homelessness

Photo: Kathleen Saylors
The burnt-out remains of a fifth-wheel trailer stand at Highway 3, near the Kettleside RV Park Wednesday, May 5. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks fire department investigating fifth-wheel blaze

Two people in the trailer escaped without injury, according to Dep. Fire Chief Stephane Dionne

The burnt-out remains of a fifth-wheel trailer stand at Highway 3, near the Kettleside RV Park Wednesday, May 5. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
From the left: Downtown Business Association members Zak Stoodley, John McNamara, Debra Baker and Alfred Him pose for a photo on Market Avenue between 3rd and 4th streets in the lead up to Grand Forks’ Market on Market initiative. Photo: Submitted

Grand Forks’ Market Ave closure to boost downtown core

Market Ave. will be open to pedestrians and cyclists from May 15 to early fall, says Downtown Business Assoc.

From the left: Downtown Business Association members Zak Stoodley, John McNamara, Debra Baker and Alfred Him pose for a photo on Market Avenue between 3rd and 4th streets in the lead up to Grand Forks’ Market on Market initiative. Photo: Submitted
Former fire chief Walt Osellame (left) holds his gold bars and a service certificate, presented by Midway mayor Martin Fromme on Tuesday, April 20. Photo: Submitted

Retired fire chief receives service medals at special Midway ceremony

Walt Osellame continues to train firefighters and high schoolers across the Boundary

Former fire chief Walt Osellame (left) holds his gold bars and a service certificate, presented by Midway mayor Martin Fromme on Tuesday, April 20. Photo: Submitted
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Grand Forks RCMP arrest, fine city man for excessive speeding

The man was arrested Thursday, April 29, said Sgt. Darryl Peppler

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Highs school student Aiden Warriner (left) and Grand Forks Fire Rescue Cpt. Nicki-Jo Wolfram spotted The Gazette at the city firehall Wednesday night, April 28. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

IN PHOTOS: Grand Forks Fire Rescue hosts open house for potential recruits

Wednesday’s event was a ‘fanstastic,’ said Dep. Fire Chief Rich Piché

Highs school student Aiden Warriner (left) and Grand Forks Fire Rescue Cpt. Nicki-Jo Wolfram spotted The Gazette at the city firehall Wednesday night, April 28. 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

Stage theatre coming back to Grand Forks this summer

Producers of Shrek the Musical, Jr. to wow audiences again!

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
Judge Philip Seagram accepted a sentencing recommendation by Crown and defense lawyers Wednesday, April 28. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks man gets house arrest after assaulting former partner

The female survivor was badly beaten about her face, the city courthouse heard

Judge Philip Seagram accepted a sentencing recommendation by Crown and defense lawyers Wednesday, April 28. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
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Cougar relocated after killing deer in Grand Forks

Conservation Officers said the cat isn’t a threat to people

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Conservation Service Officer Mark Walkosky said the cat doesn’t pose a threat to humans at this point. Stock photo

School children warned after cougar kills deer in Grand Forks

No cougar sightings after overnight kill, says Conservation Service Officer

Conservation Service Officer Mark Walkosky said the cat doesn’t pose a threat to humans at this point. Stock photo
Residents near Christina Lake, B.C. awoke early Sunday, April 26, to water and debris inundating their properties from a nearby creek that had breached its banks. Photo courtesy of the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary

Flash flood hits Christina Lake area homes

No one hurt in sudden deluge that saw four people flee their home on Fife Road

Residents near Christina Lake, B.C. awoke early Sunday, April 26, to water and debris inundating their properties from a nearby creek that had breached its banks. Photo courtesy of the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary