Jensen Edwards

Forty BC Wildfire Service crew members were deployed to Grand Forks on May 30 to help install temporary flood protection infrastructure. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Regional District of Kootenay Boundary rescinds all Grand Forks-area evacuation orders

Evacuation alerts for 1,136 Boundary properties remain in effect as officials monitor forecasts

Forty BC Wildfire Service crew members were deployed to Grand Forks on May 30 to help install temporary flood protection infrastructure. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Volunteers build a sandbag wall on May 21, 2020 to replace a berm damaged in the 2018 Grand Forks flood. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

‘Not technically feasible’: Grand Forks volunteers stack sandbags to fill in damaged dike

Residents hoped governments would do emergency repairs, but learned Sunday that it was up to them

Volunteers build a sandbag wall on May 21, 2020 to replace a berm damaged in the 2018 Grand Forks flood. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Volunteers help fill a gap in the bank of the Kettle River in the Johnson Flats area of Grand Forks on May 31 in preparation for high water. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Boundary freshet 2020: At least 189 properties ordered to evacuate as of June 1

Real-time gauges on the West Kettle, Kettle and Granby rivers suggested Monday water near peak

Volunteers help fill a gap in the bank of the Kettle River in the Johnson Flats area of Grand Forks on May 31 in preparation for high water. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
For the second time in two weeks, residents of Beatrice Street in Grand Forks were ordered to evacuate on May 31, 2020. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

UPDATED: 189 homes in Grand Forks area given evacuation orders

Homes are in the Nursery, Grand Forks Airport, Gilpin Rd., Johnson Flats and Granby Rd. areas

For the second time in two weeks, residents of Beatrice Street in Grand Forks were ordered to evacuate on May 31, 2020. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Jesse McCullough and Cass Hall fill sandbags at the Grand Forks arena on May 28, 2020.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

State of Local Emergency declared for Boundary as communities brace for river flooding

Warm weather and heavy rain could cause sections of Kettle River system to swell beyond 2018 levels

Jesse McCullough and Cass Hall fill sandbags at the Grand Forks arena on May 28, 2020.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Enderby’s Starlight Drive In Theatre hasn’t yet decided if it will open for the summer season amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Starlight photo)

Drive-in theatre proposed for Grand Forks

City councillors will vote next month on whether to permit the use of the private property

Enderby’s Starlight Drive In Theatre hasn’t yet decided if it will open for the summer season amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Starlight photo)
Former Grand Forks fire chief suing city for wrongful dismissal

Former Grand Forks fire chief suing city for wrongful dismissal

Dale Heriot was fired in July 2019 after his department was investigated for safety, bullying issues

Former Grand Forks fire chief suing city for wrongful dismissal
Grand Forks firefighters delivered six evacuation orders to homes on Johnson Flats around 1:30 a.m. on May 19 as the Kettle River cut off road access to the area. (RDKB/Submitted)

Six homes ordered to evacuate early Tuesday morning in Grand Forks due to flooding

Two of the six were put on evacuation alert Monday evening

Grand Forks firefighters delivered six evacuation orders to homes on Johnson Flats around 1:30 a.m. on May 19 as the Kettle River cut off road access to the area. (RDKB/Submitted)
Award winning photo by former Grand Forks Gazette reporter Kathleen Saylors showing the devastation of the Grand Forks flooding in 2018.

Grands Forks makes land offers for flood mitigation

26 of the first 40 contracts in final stages

Award winning photo by former Grand Forks Gazette reporter Kathleen Saylors showing the devastation of the Grand Forks flooding in 2018.
Owen Rooney, pictured with mother Sharron Rooney. (Facebook)

BC Coroner rules man’s cause of death, undetermined

Owen Rooney went missing in Grand Forks on Aug. 14, 2010

Owen Rooney, pictured with mother Sharron Rooney. (Facebook)
Gardening community blooming in Boundary

Gardening community blooming in Boundary

Column by Jensen Edwards

Gardening community blooming in Boundary
Vaagen Fibre Canada’s mill in Midway, B.C. (Jensen Edwards/Boundary Creek Times)

Midway mill re-opens after 9-week shutdown

Shut down at Interfor Grand Forks continues

Vaagen Fibre Canada’s mill in Midway, B.C. (Jensen Edwards/Boundary Creek Times)
$40k in equipment stolen from Grand Forks airport beacon

$40k in equipment stolen from Grand Forks airport beacon

No nighttime flights are allowed to leave or land in Grand Forks until the beacon is fixed

$40k in equipment stolen from Grand Forks airport beacon
Organizers announced April 22 that the 2020 Grand Forks International Baseball Tournament has been cancelled. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Organizers cancel 2020 Grand Forks International baseball tournament due to COVID-19

Dr. Bonnie Henry has said that it is “unrealistic” to expect large events to go ahead this summer

Organizers announced April 22 that the 2020 Grand Forks International Baseball Tournament has been cancelled. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Grand Forks man confesses, apologizes for graffiti in Death Valley National Park

Grand Forks man confesses, apologizes for graffiti in Death Valley National Park

Though her name was also part of the graffiti, the man’s dog Lacy was deemed to be blameless

Grand Forks man confesses, apologizes for graffiti in Death Valley National Park
Graffiti on two sides of a boulder in Death Valley National Park is from 2019 and 2020, marked “Steve & Lacy”. The National Parks Service is seeking a man from Grand Forks, B.C., in connection with the graffiti. (US National Parks Service)

Grand Forks man suspect in U.S. national park vandalism case

Rangers believe the man travelled with a dog named Lacy on his way to an off-road race

Graffiti on two sides of a boulder in Death Valley National Park is from 2019 and 2020, marked “Steve & Lacy”. The National Parks Service is seeking a man from Grand Forks, B.C., in connection with the graffiti. (US National Parks Service)
Boundary mine explorer earns online following

Boundary mine explorer earns online following

“It’s a lot more fun than exploring on the surface,” Schlichting said.

Boundary mine explorer earns online following
True North Distilleries in Grand Forks is making hand sanitizer to help local institutions combat COVID-19. (Photo submitted)

Grand Forks distillery shifts to make sanitizer

How a Grand Forks distillery is stepping up during the COVID-19 pandemic

True North Distilleries in Grand Forks is making hand sanitizer to help local institutions combat COVID-19. (Photo submitted)
Interfor’s sawmills in Grand Forks and Castlegar are scheduled to slow production for two weeks amid pandemic-related market changes.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Interfor cuts production and staff at Grand Forks, Castlegar mills

The curtailment is scheduled to last two weeks, amid pandemic-related market changes

Interfor’s sawmills in Grand Forks and Castlegar are scheduled to slow production for two weeks amid pandemic-related market changes.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Barry Brandow inspects fresh tire tracks on Nature Conservancy of British Columbia land that is meant to be non-motorized in October 2019.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Education and dedication will be keys to Grand Forks grasslands revival

The Southern Interior Land Trust acquired 270 acres of grasslands earlier this year

Barry Brandow inspects fresh tire tracks on Nature Conservancy of British Columbia land that is meant to be non-motorized in October 2019.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)