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A banner was seen on the Airport Main overpass near Campbell River on Aug. 14. Photo supplied

White supremacist banner has ‘no place in Campbell River’ — RCMP

RCMP asking people to report similar incidents immediately

A banner was seen on the Airport Main overpass near Campbell River on Aug. 14. Photo supplied
The funding will help repair a dike in Boundary Creek. (Photo: Kristie Steele/Gazette file photo)

MLA Roly Russell says joint funding will make Boundary Creek more resilient to natural disasters

The federal and provincial funding will help communities recover from flooding

The funding will help repair a dike in Boundary Creek. (Photo: Kristie Steele/Gazette file photo)
RCMP vehicles were seen on Dogwood Street on Sunday morning. Photo courtesy Sam McKay

Six arrested after reports of shots fired in Campbell River

Street closed for hours on Sunday morning

RCMP vehicles were seen on Dogwood Street on Sunday morning. Photo courtesy Sam McKay
A car crash along Highway 3 sparked a new wildfire on Friday morning between Keremeos and Osoyoos. (BCWS)

UPDATE: Evacuation alert rescinded along Highway 3 for Richter Mountain wildfire

A car accident on Highway 3 sparked the Richter Mountain wildfire

A car crash along Highway 3 sparked a new wildfire on Friday morning between Keremeos and Osoyoos. (BCWS)
The bylaw would allow backyard chickens and beehives in residential areas. (Gazette file photo)

Greenwood holds public meeting on bylaw regarding backyard chickens and bees

The response to the draft bylaw was mostly positive

The bylaw would allow backyard chickens and beehives in residential areas. (Gazette file photo)
BC Wildfire Service crews mopping up as a result of the Keremeos Creek wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service- Facebook)

Keremeos Creek wildfire evacuation orders rescinded for Olalla

Village of Apex and portion of Green Mountain Road remain on evacuation

BC Wildfire Service crews mopping up as a result of the Keremeos Creek wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service- Facebook)
The BC Wildfire Service will organize ground crews and aerial support for the remaining Nohomin wildfire. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-BC Wildfire Service)

Nohomin Creek blaze downgraded from wildfire of note

Remaining fire in Stein Valley Nlaka-pamux Heritage Park will be left to naturally extinguish

The BC Wildfire Service will organize ground crews and aerial support for the remaining Nohomin wildfire. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-BC Wildfire Service)
Theory of a Deadman's lead singer Tyler Connolly. All photos: Chris Hammett

Canada Rock Fest brings Grand Forks community together

The classic rock festival was a huge success

Theory of a Deadman's lead singer Tyler Connolly. All photos: Chris Hammett
BC Wildfire Service firefighters set hand ignitions along the edge of the Keremeos Creek Wildfire to control burn-off fuel. (BCWS)

No structure damage overnight as crews continue to battle Keremeos Creek wildfire

BC Wildfire Service says crews were challenged overnight in fighting the blaze north of Olalla

BC Wildfire Service firefighters set hand ignitions along the edge of the Keremeos Creek Wildfire to control burn-off fuel. (BCWS)
Bruins MVP, Captain Ray Warrack, poses for photo with Coach Dave Hnatiuk and assistant coaches Shane Gorman and Igor Agarunov at the team's awards banquet Family Day Monday, Feb. 21. Photo: Submitted

Border Bruins’ Warrack joins MJHL’s Stampeders

Ray Warrack has signed to play with Swan Valley Stampeders for the 2022-23 season

Bruins MVP, Captain Ray Warrack, poses for photo with Coach Dave Hnatiuk and assistant coaches Shane Gorman and Igor Agarunov at the team's awards banquet Family Day Monday, Feb. 21. Photo: Submitted
Swimmers will begin at Christina Lake Provincial Park. Photo: BC Parks/Gazette file photo

Big Effort Swim scheduled at Christina Lake

The day will include several events for various levels of athleticism

Swimmers will begin at Christina Lake Provincial Park. Photo: BC Parks/Gazette file photo
The Keremeos Creek wildfire is an estimated 4,250 hectares in size, not taking into account overnight growth. (Heather Haughian- Western News)

All of Olalla under evacuation order as Keremeos Creek wildfire grows in Okanagan

Fast-moving winds became a concern for the incident management team overnight

The Keremeos Creek wildfire is an estimated 4,250 hectares in size, not taking into account overnight growth. (Heather Haughian- Western News)
The Snowbirds performed a special flyover on July 26 in honour of C.B. Lang, squadron leader of the Golden Centennaires. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Snowbirds fly over Creston to honour Golden Centennaires squadron leader

A memorial CT-114 Tutor Jet was installed in honour of C.B. Lang, Johnny Huscroft

The Snowbirds performed a special flyover on July 26 in honour of C.B. Lang, squadron leader of the Golden Centennaires. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
The two suspects stole a car in Kelowna on Thursday and have since been arrested. RCMP are no longer asking residents to be on the lookout for them. (File photo)

2 men arrested after allegedly stealing car in Kelowna then fleeing to Midway

The two men evaded police after stealing a car in Kelowna and abandoning it in Midway

The two suspects stole a car in Kelowna on Thursday and have since been arrested. RCMP are no longer asking residents to be on the lookout for them. (File photo)
Council plans on holding a public feedback session so locals can discuss the potential rezonig. (Submitted/Black Press file photo)

Grand Forks city council debates rezoning and OCP amendment

The rezoning would allow a U-Haul site to be located in a residential area

Council plans on holding a public feedback session so locals can discuss the potential rezonig. (Submitted/Black Press file photo)
Greenwood Founders Day celebrations on July 16 and 17 — kicked off by Saturday's Parade — were a huge success. Spencer Coyne photo

Greenwood Founder’s Day sees huge turnout

The event marks Greenwood’s 125th anniversary

Greenwood Founders Day celebrations on July 16 and 17 — kicked off by Saturday's Parade — were a huge success. Spencer Coyne photo
The Helios Ultimate team, including four players from Grand Forks, will be competing in nationals in August. (Photo submitted by Grand Forks Ultimate)

GFSS ultimate players headed to nationals

Four athletes from Grand Forks will be competing for Helios, a club team based in Kamloops

The Helios Ultimate team, including four players from Grand Forks, will be competing in nationals in August. (Photo submitted by Grand Forks Ultimate)

Grand Forks city council makes liquor licence amendment for two establishments

Grand Forks Station Pub and Beer Co. will soon be allowed to serve alcohol past midnight

This was discussed in a council meeting on July 11. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks city council makes liquor licence amendment for two establishments

Grand Forks Station Pub and Beer Co. will soon be allowed to serve alcohol past midnight

This was discussed in a council meeting on July 11. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
The junior ultimate Frisbee camp gives kids from Grades 5 to 8 the opportunity to gain technical skills, as well as sportsmanship. (Photo submitted by Grand Forks Ultimate)

Junior ultimate Frisbee camp returns to Grand Forks

Camp is for kids in Grades 5 to 8 provides lessons on both technical skills and sportsmanship

The junior ultimate Frisbee camp gives kids from Grades 5 to 8 the opportunity to gain technical skills, as well as sportsmanship. (Photo submitted by Grand Forks Ultimate)