Jensen Edwards

RDKB to spend $5,000 to review 2020 freshet response

RDKB to spend $5,000 to review 2020 freshet response

The province is also kicking in $5,000 for the review of flood protection rollout and communications

RDKB to spend $5,000 to review 2020 freshet response
An angler gets a few last casts in on July 22 before the Kettle River closes to fishing for a month, between July 25 and Aug. 25. (Jenson Edwards photo)

Kettle River closed to fishing until Aug. 25 to protect fish

The closure came into effect on Saturday, July 24

An angler gets a few last casts in on July 22 before the Kettle River closes to fishing for a month, between July 25 and Aug. 25. (Jenson Edwards photo)
Petra Nielsen, Mark Wolford and dog Rose Tyler pose on the front stoop of their new home in Grand Forks. The couple met at the Danville border crossing to sign the purchase papers in June, because Wolford, an American, was not allowed across the border at the time.  (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Boundary couple navigates a cross-border marriage and new home during a pandemic

Petra Nielsen and Mark Wolford dealt with a buyout and a closed border to find a home

Petra Nielsen, Mark Wolford and dog Rose Tyler pose on the front stoop of their new home in Grand Forks. The couple met at the Danville border crossing to sign the purchase papers in June, because Wolford, an American, was not allowed across the border at the time.  (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Cans falling into a recycling container. (File photo)

Big White needs to sort out recycling

RDKB reports out audit of items dumped at transfer station

Cans falling into a recycling container. (File photo)
A jet boat was seen cruising down the Kettle River at Rock Creek on Saturday, July 18, near children and swimmers. Though it is not illegal to run a power boat on the Kettle River, nearby water users expressed safety concerns. (Cam Thyssen photo)

Boat cruises by Rock Creek beach, surprising swimmers

Conservation officer to pursue watercraft regulation changes on Kettle River

A jet boat was seen cruising down the Kettle River at Rock Creek on Saturday, July 18, near children and swimmers. Though it is not illegal to run a power boat on the Kettle River, nearby water users expressed safety concerns. (Cam Thyssen photo)
Big White industrial recycling needs to be better sorted, or else those who use the service could end up paying more. Photo by Tiani Grosso

Big White needs to sort out its recycling issue to avoid higher fees

A February 2019 audit found that 21% of ‘recycled’ material weight at transfer station was trash

Big White industrial recycling needs to be better sorted, or else those who use the service could end up paying more. Photo by Tiani Grosso
Peter Kalasz films Sadie, Ian and Carol Mitchell for a music video featuring local musician Justin Hines’ hit “Say What you Will” and residents of Grand Forks. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Music video asks Grand Forks to ‘Say What You Will’

The Board Room Café hosted an outdoor public viewing on July 17

Peter Kalasz films Sadie, Ian and Carol Mitchell for a music video featuring local musician Justin Hines’ hit “Say What you Will” and residents of Grand Forks. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
A jet boat was seen cruising down the Kettle River at Rock Creek on Saturday, July 18, near children and swimmers. Though it is not illegal to run a power boat on the Kettle River, nearby water users expressed safety concerns. (Cam Thyssen/Submitted)

Police get complaints from swimmers of jet boat in Kettle River

Power boats are legal in the Kettle River, but public safety an issue in summer time

A jet boat was seen cruising down the Kettle River at Rock Creek on Saturday, July 18, near children and swimmers. Though it is not illegal to run a power boat on the Kettle River, nearby water users expressed safety concerns. (Cam Thyssen/Submitted)
The Columbia and Western Rail Trail connects Midway to Castlegar. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

67 kilometres of Columbia and Western Trail reclassified as ‘resource road’

The province is reclassifying the stretch between Fife and Castlegar as a resource road

The Columbia and Western Rail Trail connects Midway to Castlegar. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Peter Kalasz films Sadie, Ian and Carol Mitchell for a music video featuring local musician Justin Hines’ hit “Say What you Will” and residents of Grand Forks. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Music video asks Grand Forks to ‘Say What You Will’ to illustrate community spirit

The 2018 flood has marked a clear before and after in the city, but there’s more to it, say residents

Peter Kalasz films Sadie, Ian and Carol Mitchell for a music video featuring local musician Justin Hines’ hit “Say What you Will” and residents of Grand Forks. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Shining Raven Woman holds a bowl of water that is emblazoned with a crest of the white raven. (David Seven Deers/Submitted)
Shining Raven Woman holds a bowl of water that is emblazoned with a crest of the white raven. (David Seven Deers/Submitted)
Greenwood Museum manager Doreen MacLean shows off the new Hop Sing Laundry exhibit on July 4. There were several Chinese-owned laundry businesses in Greenwood around 1900, MacLean said, but racist attitudes barred them from operating on Copper Street and from advertising in the newspaper.  (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Greenwood museum debuts new exhibit

The museum doubles as the city’s Visitor Centre

Greenwood Museum manager Doreen MacLean shows off the new Hop Sing Laundry exhibit on July 4. There were several Chinese-owned laundry businesses in Greenwood around 1900, MacLean said, but racist attitudes barred them from operating on Copper Street and from advertising in the newspaper.  (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
The Kettle River at City Park in Grand Forks on June 1, 2020. (City of Grand Forks)

$335K spent on 2020 Boundary flood protection

Potential flooding brings high costs to Kootenay-Boundary communities

The Kettle River at City Park in Grand Forks on June 1, 2020. (City of Grand Forks)
Provincial funding for local governments is meant to prepare for emergencies such as the flooding in and around Grand Forks in June. (Jensen Edwards photo)

RDKB gets emergency preparation funding from the province

The provincial grant package includes more than 100 local governments

Provincial funding for local governments is meant to prepare for emergencies such as the flooding in and around Grand Forks in June. (Jensen Edwards photo)
Vaagen Fibre Canada’s mill in Midway, B.C. (Jensen Edwards/Boundary Creek Times)

Mills oppose Celgar’s ask for cheaper logs destined for chipper

The Castlegar mill has asked the province for a lower rate for any log that goes straight to pulp

Vaagen Fibre Canada’s mill in Midway, B.C. (Jensen Edwards/Boundary Creek Times)
The City of Grand Forks and the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary spent nearly $335,000 during its state of local emergency to brace for potential flooding.  (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

$335K spent on Boundary flood protection for 2020 freshet

The RDKB and City of Grand Forks are submitting their receipts to the province

The City of Grand Forks and the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary spent nearly $335,000 during its state of local emergency to brace for potential flooding.  (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Provincial funding for local governments is meant to prepare for emergencies such as the flooding in and around Grand Forks in June. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

RDKB gets emergency preparation funding from the province

The provincial grant package includes more than 100 local governments

Provincial funding for local governments is meant to prepare for emergencies such as the flooding in and around Grand Forks in June. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Doug Sandner of Christina Lake shows off the 1899 Boundary Creek Times newspaper that he found in his mother’s home. (Jensen Edwards photo)

Christina Lake resident finds 121-year-old newspaper treasure

Doug Sandner unearthed a Boundary Creek Times from 1899 while cleaning his mother’s home

Doug Sandner of Christina Lake shows off the 1899 Boundary Creek Times newspaper that he found in his mother’s home. (Jensen Edwards photo)
Greenwood mother and daughter win big in B.C. lottery

Greenwood mother and daughter win big in B.C. lottery

Myrna Bowen and Savannah Walker won $675,000 in a scratch and win

Greenwood mother and daughter win big in B.C. lottery
Lower section of Cascade Falls, taken at near-peak river level for 2020. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

B.C. ordered to pay family of tubing accident victim $150K

Andrew Barrie and two others died in 2012 after they went over Cascade Falls while tubing

Lower section of Cascade Falls, taken at near-peak river level for 2020. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)