Grand Forks

Grand Forks Mounties look on as a tow truck prepares to haul an SUV involved in a Highway 3 crash near the intersection of Spraggett Road Friday, April 9. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

First responders attend Highway 3 crash in Grand Forks

No one appears to be hurt in the two-vehicle crash which highway stopped traffic in both directions

Grand Forks Mounties look on as a tow truck prepares to haul an SUV involved in a Highway 3 crash near the intersection of Spraggett Road Friday, April 9. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
From the left: Dep. Fire Chiefs Rich Piché and Stephane Dionne and Chief George Seigler want interested volunteers to join Grand Forks Fire/Rescue’s “Firefighter For a Night” on Wednesday, April 24. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks fire department wants more volunteers

Fire Chief George Seigler said many people are too quick to doubt their readiness to join

From the left: Dep. Fire Chiefs Rich Piché and Stephane Dionne and Chief George Seigler want interested volunteers to join Grand Forks Fire/Rescue’s “Firefighter For a Night” on Wednesday, April 24. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
‘Loki’ is one of two black bear cubs separated from their mother near Grand Forks, B.C. Photo: Northern Lights Wildlife Society

Man who took wild bear cubs to a Grand Forks motel may face charges

‘They’ll never have the chance to be bears,’ said Conservation Officer Mark Walkoksy

‘Loki’ is one of two black bear cubs separated from their mother near Grand Forks, B.C. Photo: Northern Lights Wildlife Society
A pig rummages the scene of a multiple structure fire at 9175 Granby Rd., last November. The provincial Crown is now considering charges against the property’s previous owner, whom investigators believe is responsible for several other fires at 9175 Granby Rd. and a neighbouring property, which they still own. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Granby Road fires could lead to charges for property owner

Investigators believe the individual is responsible for multiple violations under the Environmental Management Act

A pig rummages the scene of a multiple structure fire at 9175 Granby Rd., last November. The provincial Crown is now considering charges against the property’s previous owner, whom investigators believe is responsible for several other fires at 9175 Granby Rd. and a neighbouring property, which they still own. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
The BC Wildfire service recently announced plans for a controlled burn near Grand Forks. Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire Service

Wildfire Service waiting for dry weather for controlled burn

A forest ministry biologist said the burn near Gibbs Creek will reduce area wildfire risk

The BC Wildfire service recently announced plans for a controlled burn near Grand Forks. Photo courtesy of BC Wildfire Service
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Grand Forks man given probation after alleged assault that ended in scuffle with RCMP

The man has been ordered to keep the peace for a year, while continuing treatment for mental health issues

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Accused drug-trafficker Matthew Straume did not show up for his scheduled appearance at the Grand Forks Court House on Tuesday, April 6. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Judge orders warrant for Grand Forks man accused of drug-trafficking

Matthew Straume did not show up for his scheduled appearance at the city courthouse Tuesday, April 6.

Accused drug-trafficker Matthew Straume did not show up for his scheduled appearance at the Grand Forks Court House on Tuesday, April 6. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Grand Forks city council was slated to hear a proposed variance application on Monday, April 12. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Applicant withdraws bid for Grand Forks cannabis store

A licenced cannabis store had a zoning variance to operate on Market Avenue

Grand Forks city council was slated to hear a proposed variance application on Monday, April 12. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Pastor Gabe Warriner stands in sea of firewood outside the River Valley Community Church on Saturday, April 3. The church has donated 87 cords of wood to Boundary families who needed help heating their homes. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks church donates firewood to Boundary families amid pandemic

Pastor Gabe Warriner said his congregation has been donating wood since the 2018 freshet which flooded the region

Pastor Gabe Warriner stands in sea of firewood outside the River Valley Community Church on Saturday, April 3. The church has donated 87 cords of wood to Boundary families who needed help heating their homes. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
The Easter Bunny waves at The Gazette before the start of Saturday’s parade, April 3. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Easter 5. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

PHOTOS: Warriner Express rocks 2021 Easter Parade

The Gazette would like to thank the Warriner family and everyone who came out for Saturday’s fun

The Easter Bunny waves at The Gazette before the start of Saturday’s parade, April 3. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Easter 5. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
The Easter Bunny will be handing out chocolate eggs to Grand Forks’ kids and their families when the Warriner Express drives around the city Saturday, April 3. Photo courtesy of Gabe Warriner

Easter Bunny to visit Grand Forks children in drive-by parade

The Gazette will live-stream Saturday’s fun, brought to you by the Warriner Express

The Easter Bunny will be handing out chocolate eggs to Grand Forks’ kids and their families when the Warriner Express drives around the city Saturday, April 3. Photo courtesy of Gabe Warriner
Grand Forks’ first responders rescued a man trapped in his car off Highway 3, near Grand Forks on Thursday morning, April 1. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Injured motorist airlifted to hospital after Highway 3 crash near Grand Forks

Volunteer firefighters freed the man from a car which rolled down an embankment

Grand Forks’ first responders rescued a man trapped in his car off Highway 3, near Grand Forks on Thursday morning, April 1. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Grand Forks/Fire Rescue volunteers spent all of Monday night, March 29, battling a fire that destroyed a city woman’s home at 2240 B Almond Gardens Rd. East. Photo courtesy of Laurie Parsons

Cause of Grand Forks Almond Gardens fire ‘undetermined’

Dep. Fire Chief Stephane Dionne said he knows where the fire started, but too much evidence went up in flames

Grand Forks/Fire Rescue volunteers spent all of Monday night, March 29, battling a fire that destroyed a city woman’s home at 2240 B Almond Gardens Rd. East. Photo courtesy of Laurie Parsons
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Grand Forks RCMP arrest city man charged with fleeing police

Sgt. Darryl Peppler said the suspect was arrested in town, Monday, March 29

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A bread box and some dishes are all that remains of Laurie Parsons burnt out kitchen at 2240 B Almond Gardens Rd. East. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Fire leaves Grand Forks cancer patient homeless, destroys garage

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue is investigating the fire

  • Mar 30, 2021
A bread box and some dishes are all that remains of Laurie Parsons burnt out kitchen at 2240 B Almond Gardens Rd. East. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Dep. Fire Chief Stephane Dione surveys the damage at 7542 6th St. after winds blew over a tree on Monday afternoon, March 29. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

No one hurt after tree strikes Grand Forks home

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue said the tree damaged the home’s roof

Dep. Fire Chief Stephane Dione surveys the damage at 7542 6th St. after winds blew over a tree on Monday afternoon, March 29. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Marcus Graham waits for a trip up Phoenix Mountain’s T-Bar as the 2021 ski and snowboard season wound down Sunday, March 28. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Phoenix Mountain wraps up bumpy 2021 season

New general manager James Hall credited the hill’s new board and stellar staff for having “turned a corner”

Marcus Graham waits for a trip up Phoenix Mountain’s T-Bar as the 2021 ski and snowboard season wound down Sunday, March 28. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
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Grand Forks to consider zoning variance for proposed cannabis store

City council will consider a variance that could see the store open next to another cannabis store

The store would open at 327 3rd St. File photo
‘Snowman,’ Phoenix Mountain’s only snow groomer, is nearing the end of its working life, according to the ski hill. Photo: Facebook: Phoenix Mountain

Community donations flood fundraiser for Phoenix snow groomer

Phoenix Mountain had to shut operations for a week after “Snowman” went down in mid-February

‘Snowman,’ Phoenix Mountain’s only snow groomer, is nearing the end of its working life, according to the ski hill. Photo: Facebook: Phoenix Mountain
Grand Forks’ Lenora “Jo” Belazs holds up a box thought to contain the ashes of “Koko,” left at the Boundary Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop on Wednesday, March 24. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

‘Missing Koko?’: Kootenay thrift shop looking to return pet’s ashes after bizarre donation

‘Is someone missing Koko?’ the Grand Forks’ store asked in a Facebook post earlier this week

Grand Forks’ Lenora “Jo” Belazs holds up a box thought to contain the ashes of “Koko,” left at the Boundary Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop on Wednesday, March 24. Photo: Laurie Tritschler