Grand Forks

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

Grand Forks thrift shop looking to return pet’s ashes after bizarre donation

‘Is someone missing Koko?’ the 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
City council will vote on Monday, April 12, on the proposed extension to BC Housing’s temporary operating permit for its emergency shelter at the old Hardy View Lodge. Photo: Kate Saylors

Grand Forks, province reach tentative deal to operate permanent homeless shelter

The deal could see a permanent solution to the city’s problems with its “Motocross” campsite

City council will vote on Monday, April 12, on the proposed extension to BC Housing’s temporary operating permit for its emergency shelter at the old Hardy View Lodge. Photo: Kate Saylors
The last time Grand Forks hosted the GFI was in 2019. Photo: Chris Hammett

Pandemic sinks this year’s Grand Forks International baseball tournament

Co-ordinator Steve Boutang cited provincial health guidelines and logistical constraints

The last time Grand Forks hosted the GFI was in 2019. Photo: Chris Hammett
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Mounties arrest Grand Forks suspects after Highway 3 pursuit

Cpl. Phil Peters said the incident stemmed from a police roadblock near Midway last week

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From the left: Boundary Community Food Bank (BCFB) president Mike Wakelin and Rockwool’s Jane McEwen hold up the company’s $8,250 cheque to the food bank at Rockwool’s Grand Forks office on Wednesday, March 24. Next to McEwan are BCFB board members Dean Scown and Maragret Dietrich. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks companies donate over $8,000 to Boundary Community Food Bank

Food Bank president Mike Wakelin thanked Grand Forks contributors Rockwool and Striker Industries

From the left: Boundary Community Food Bank (BCFB) president Mike Wakelin and Rockwool’s Jane McEwen hold up the company’s $8,250 cheque to the food bank at Rockwool’s Grand Forks office on Wednesday, March 24. Next to McEwan are BCFB board members Dean Scown and Maragret Dietrich. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Grand Forks’ Jayda G was nominated for best dance track at the 2021 Grammy Awards. Photo by Lou Jasmine, courtesy of This Is Music, Ltd.

Grand Forks’ Jayda G celebrates Grammy nomination

The celebrity DJ/vocalist recently left home, bound for a Toronto studio

Grand Forks’ Jayda G was nominated for best dance track at the 2021 Grammy Awards. Photo by Lou Jasmine, courtesy of This Is Music, Ltd.
Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks’ council asks for public feedback on permit that would keep shelter open until next spring

Council has not yet voted on whether or not to grant BC Housing’s request for another permit

Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Greenwood’s Tony Kost pickets for sustainable forestry as a lumber truck rolls by Grand Forks’ Central Avenue on Friday, March 19. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Demonstrators meet logging execs at Grand Forks’ Forest March

Concerned Boundary citizens picketed Gyro Park with signs calling for sustainable logging

Greenwood’s Tony Kost pickets for sustainable forestry as a lumber truck rolls by Grand Forks’ Central Avenue on Friday, March 19. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Grand Forks Fire/Rescue volunteers put out a small fire across the street from the city fire hall Friday morning, March 19. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue puts out fire across from city fire station

The fire happened at a flood-damaged home left vacant after the 2018 freshet, said Dep. Fire Chief Rich Piché

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue volunteers put out a small fire across the street from the city fire hall Friday morning, March 19. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Jake the service dog is trained to give calming hugs to his caretaker and handler, Rae-Lynee Dicks, who lives with post-traumatic stress disorder. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Jake and Rae-Lynne: The story of a Grand Forks woman and her service dog

Jake is on his way to completing his training, but it’s been difficult to socialize him in the pandemic

Jake the service dog is trained to give calming hugs to his caretaker and handler, Rae-Lynee Dicks, who lives with post-traumatic stress disorder. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Grand Forks Fire/Rescue’s Chief George Seigler (left) and two volunteer firefighters extinguish an un-permitted burn at 9385 Granby Rd. on Monday morning, March 15. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks fire department revisits Granby Road property for repeat un-permitted burn

Conservation Officers are investigating fires at the property and the neighbouring address

Grand Forks Fire/Rescue’s Chief George Seigler (left) and two volunteer firefighters extinguish an un-permitted burn at 9385 Granby Rd. on Monday morning, March 15. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
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Grand Forks RCMP seize suspected drugs in weekend motel raid

Sgt. Darryl Peppler said police also found a large stock of cash

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Métis elder Jean Lloyd (right) awaits her COVID-19 vaccination at Grand Forks’ Curling Centre on Monday morning, March 15. Pictured from the left are registered nurse Cindy Pickering and nurse practitioner Celia Evanson. Photo courtesy of the Interior Health Authority

Grand Forks, area seniors get Moderna vaccine

The Interior Health Authority is running two vaccine clinics across the Boundary

Métis elder Jean Lloyd (right) awaits her COVID-19 vaccination at Grand Forks’ Curling Centre on Monday morning, March 15. Pictured from the left are registered nurse Cindy Pickering and nurse practitioner Celia Evanson. Photo courtesy of the Interior Health Authority
The man was arrested for allegedly driving drunk in Grand Forks last November, court documents show. Stock image

Grand Forks man to stand trial for drunk driving charges

The accused pleaded not guilty to two Crown charges last week

The man was arrested for allegedly driving drunk in Grand Forks last November, court documents show. Stock image
Former Grand Forks fire chief Dale Heriot, shown here when he was given the job in 2012, is the last co-defendant named in ex-firefighter William Cleverly’s lawsuit to file a response to the Supreme Court of B.C. File photo

Grand Forks’ ex-fire chief responds to ex-firefighter’s lawsuit

Former chief Dale Heriot last week responded to Leslie Cleverly’s Supreme Court lawsuit

Former Grand Forks fire chief Dale Heriot, shown here when he was given the job in 2012, is the last co-defendant named in ex-firefighter William Cleverly’s lawsuit to file a response to the Supreme Court of B.C. File photo
Bryan Jacques is charged with one count of possession of stolen property and one count of tampering with a Vehicle Identification Number. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Rock Creek man to appear in Grand Forks court in connection with stolen truck

The truck was reported stolen in August, according to Midway RCMP

Bryan Jacques is charged with one count of possession of stolen property and one count of tampering with a Vehicle Identification Number. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
A semi-trailer nearly drove into Christina Lake’s Wild Ways Adventure Sports on Thursday, March 11, after it was hit by a motorist who crossed the centre line on a nearby section of Hwy 3. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Christina Lake motorist fined after Hwy 3 crash with semi-trailer

Sgt. Darryl Peppler said the motorist was ticketed under the Motor Vehicle Act

A semi-trailer nearly drove into Christina Lake’s Wild Ways Adventure Sports on Thursday, March 11, after it was hit by a motorist who crossed the centre line on a nearby section of Hwy 3. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Flames lick a utility pole next to a burning RV parked near the alley between 18th and 19th streets near Grand Forks’ 68th Avenue Saturday morning, March 13. Photo courtesy of Grand Forks RCMP

Electrical fire consumes RV, outbuildings at Grand Forks home, say RCMP

Investigators say the fire was an accident that started from an electrical heater

Flames lick a utility pole next to a burning RV parked near the alley between 18th and 19th streets near Grand Forks’ 68th Avenue Saturday morning, March 13. Photo courtesy of Grand Forks RCMP
Willa the cat is spayed, vaccinated, micro-chipped and ready for adoption, by appointment, at Boundary Helping Hands’ shelter in Grand Forks. Photo courtesy of Boundary Helpings Hands Feline Rescue Society
Willa the cat is spayed, vaccinated, micro-chipped and ready for adoption, by appointment, at Boundary Helping Hands’ shelter in Grand Forks. Photo courtesy of Boundary Helpings Hands Feline Rescue Society
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Grand Forks men plead not guilty to assault

The co-accused’s case came before Judge Robert Brown at the city courthouse, Tuesday March 9

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