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Greenwood fire dept. to host Halloween fundraiser

Participants are asked to make donations to Boundary cat shelter, food bank, as well as the department

 

A minivan stands right-side-up after taking a short trip down a slope off of Highway 3, near Midway Sunday, Oct. 17. Photo: Submitted

Runaway minivan rolls off Hwy. 3 near Midway

Details still unclear after the vehicle wheeled off a flat stretch of road, with no one inside

 

Naomi Teramoto has been serving with Greenwood’s Volunteer Fire Department since October 2020. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Women firefighters of the Boundary series: Greenwood

‘Don’t hesitate!’ city firefighter tells aspiring women, girls

 

(L-R) Discover Border Country Realty owner Flec Demmon, the office secretary Karen Macland and Coats for Kids founder Sharon Marshall pose for a photo outside the office shortly before Thanksgiving. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Boundary-wide Coats for Kids drive to be ‘best year ever,’ says founder

Winter gear will be made available to anyone in need starting Nov. 12

(L-R) Discover Border Country Realty owner Flec Demmon, the office secretary Karen Macland and Coats for Kids founder Sharon Marshall pose for a photo outside the office shortly before Thanksgiving. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Photo: Facebook - Phoenix Mountain

Phoenix Mountain receives thousands in donations

Charitable tax receipts available to donors through Grand Forks city hall

Photo: Facebook - Phoenix Mountain
A smiling Elsie Dannhauer (left) takes a break from preparing tomatoes Wednesday, Sept. 29, at the Gospel Chapel’s commercial kitchen. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

‘Free food given freely’ — Grand Forks supermarket, church team up to tackle hunger, food waste

The Gospel Chapel’s Tammy Battersby says the program has rescued more than 50 tonnes of food this year

A smiling Elsie Dannhauer (left) takes a break from preparing tomatoes Wednesday, Sept. 29, at the Gospel Chapel’s commercial kitchen. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Regina’s Kevin Ham rounds a corner on Greenwood’s Supermotard track Sunday, Sept. 26. Ham is followed by Dexter Falkenberg, Rob Ross, Robyn Ham and Anaconda’s Casper Henry. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Greenwood race track hosts weekend festival

Supermotard racers descended on Greenwood’s Route 3 race track for two days…

Regina’s Kevin Ham rounds a corner on Greenwood’s Supermotard track Sunday, Sept. 26. Ham is followed by Dexter Falkenberg, Rob Ross, Robyn Ham and Anaconda’s Casper Henry. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
50/50 winner Shane Zorn (centre) stands behind a giant cheque presented by Lisa Sims, Rock Creek & Boundary Fall Fair GM (left) and fair president Ilana Fraser. Photo courtesy of Lisa Sims

Rock Creek Fall Fair fundraiser fantastically outperforms hopes for modest jackpot

Ticket sales took off after the fair had to cancel in-person events last month

50/50 winner Shane Zorn (centre) stands behind a giant cheque presented by Lisa Sims, Rock Creek & Boundary Fall Fair GM (left) and fair president Ilana Fraser. Photo courtesy of Lisa Sims
50/50 winner Shane Zorn (centre) stands behind a giant cheque presented by Lisa Sims, Rock Creek & Boundary Fall Fair GM (left) and fair president Ilana Fraser. Photo courtesy of Lisa Sims

Rock Creek Fall Fair fundraiser fantastically outperforms hopes for modest jackpot

Ticket sales took off after the fair had to cancel in-person events last month

50/50 winner Shane Zorn (centre) stands behind a giant cheque presented by Lisa Sims, Rock Creek & Boundary Fall Fair GM (left) and fair president Ilana Fraser. Photo courtesy of Lisa Sims
Remote control cars line up to the starting line at Greenwood’s GoldRush Speedway on Aug. 10. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Greenwood council dissolves land agreement for tiny race track

Council’s decision was a formality in an ongoing disagreement over liability insurance

Remote control cars line up to the starting line at Greenwood’s GoldRush Speedway on Aug. 10. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Greenwood City Hall on Friday, Sept. 10, closed the lot containing the Gold Rush Speedway. Photo: Doug Teramoto

Greenwood closes Gold Rush Speedway after land agreement breaks down

The city and a local non-profit signed a licence of occupation in May

Greenwood City Hall on Friday, Sept. 10, closed the lot containing the Gold Rush Speedway. Photo: Doug Teramoto
The Kettle River Basin, still at Drought Level 5, stands out against neighbouring watersheds at slightly lesser states of drought. Map: B.C. Drought Information Portal

Kettle River waning under severe drought conditions

Conservation efforts by local governments working, says RDKB’s watershed planner

The Kettle River Basin, still at Drought Level 5, stands out against neighbouring watersheds at slightly lesser states of drought. Map: B.C. Drought Information Portal
Voters should have their voter information cards, like the ones shown here, by Thursday, Sept. 9, an Elections Canada official told The Gazette. Photo: Sean Kilpatrick / THE CANADIAN PRESS

Advance polls to open in Grand Forks, West Boundary

Advance voting starts Friday, Sept. 10

Voters should have their voter information cards, like the ones shown here, by Thursday, Sept. 9, an Elections Canada official told The Gazette. Photo: Sean Kilpatrick / THE CANADIAN PRESS
The Windsor Hotel (centre) has been vacant since 2017. Photo courtesy of Kendall Ballantine

Windsor Hotel set to reopen next summer

Boundary ranchers recently bought the building in a foreclosure sale

The Windsor Hotel (centre) has been vacant since 2017. Photo courtesy of Kendall Ballantine
Kendall Ballantine and her husband Jay Vandenborn bought The Windsor through a foreclosure sale this summer. Photo courtesy of Kendall Ballantine

Windsor Hotel set to reopen next summer

Boundary ranchers recently bought the building in a foreclosure sale

Kendall Ballantine and her husband Jay Vandenborn bought The Windsor through a foreclosure sale this summer. Photo courtesy of Kendall Ballantine
Volunteer firefighters from Greenwood put out a garbage fire near the city dump Thursday afternoon, Aug. 5. Photo: Submitted

Greenwood fire dept. puts out garbage fire

The fire appears to have been set deliberately, says city Fire Chief

Volunteer firefighters from Greenwood put out a garbage fire near the city dump Thursday afternoon, Aug. 5. Photo: Submitted
Pictured are Greenwood Municipal Pool staff (L-R): Owen Drinkwater, Brendan McGonigle, Lucas Drinkwater, Andrew Dunham, Shekinah Landry, Julia Harcus and Shaynah Landry. Photo courtesy of Andrew Dunham

Swimming, lessons take off at Greenwood pool

Numbers are considerably up over last year, says pool co-ordinator

Pictured are Greenwood Municipal Pool staff (L-R): Owen Drinkwater, Brendan McGonigle, Lucas Drinkwater, Andrew Dunham, Shekinah Landry, Julia Harcus and Shaynah Landry. Photo courtesy of Andrew Dunham
Game warden Mark Walkosky is headed for a new posting at the Conservation Officers Service in Williams Lake, B.C. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks, Boundary game warden moving on to Williams Lake

Mark Walkosky started his career with the Conservation Officers Service in the fall of 2018

Game warden Mark Walkosky is headed for a new posting at the Conservation Officers Service in Williams Lake, B.C. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks’ court hears growing bylaw dispute

The dispute involves the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary and a West Boundary resort

Asst. Fire Chief Manfred Bialon, pictured here on the scene of an August 2004 wildfire, retired from Grand Fork’s volunteer fire departnment last week. Photo courtesy of Grand Forks Fire/Rescue
Asst. Fire Chief Manfred Bialon, pictured here on the scene of an August 2004 wildfire, retired from Grand Fork’s volunteer fire departnment last week. Photo courtesy of Grand Forks Fire/Rescue