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J.J. Verigin Jr. speaks at his mother’s funeral on March 7 in Grand Forks. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Reflecting on Doukhobor icon Laura Verigin

Boundary and West Kootenay community gathers to remember Laura Verigin

J.J. Verigin Jr. speaks at his mother’s funeral on March 7 in Grand Forks. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Waneta Dam generates funds for the Kootenay Boundary Regional District Fire Services. Jim Bailey photo.

Regional District ups ask for Kootenay Boundary Fire Service

‘Majority of directors vote to pull $300,000 of Waneta dam money and put it straight to fire service’

Waneta Dam generates funds for the Kootenay Boundary Regional District Fire Services. Jim Bailey photo.
Regional district diverts more dam funds for Kootenay Boundary fire department

Regional district diverts more dam funds for Kootenay Boundary fire department

A total of $500,000 will be diverted from general admin to fund the Kootenay Boundary fire dept.

Regional district diverts more dam funds for Kootenay Boundary fire department
Vaagen Fibre Canada’s mill in Midway, B.C. (Jensen Edwards/Boundary Creek Times)

Midway mill shutdown expected to last 8 to 10 weeks

Vaagen Fibre Canada cites low inventory, road restrictions as reason for shut down

Vaagen Fibre Canada’s mill in Midway, B.C. (Jensen Edwards/Boundary Creek Times)
OPINION: If Boundary poverty plan comes with action items, I’m in

OPINION: If Boundary poverty plan comes with action items, I’m in

The Boundary faces unique issues within the RDKB, and those need to be addressed

OPINION: If Boundary poverty plan comes with action items, I’m in
Christina Lake fire chief Joe Geary joined the department last winter, after 11 years with the Sidney fire department on Vancouver Island. (File photo)

Christina Lake fire department sees leap in training under new chief’s tenure

Fire chief Joe Geary has been on the job for one year and has spent $35,000 on members’ training

Christina Lake fire chief Joe Geary joined the department last winter, after 11 years with the Sidney fire department on Vancouver Island. (File photo)
RDKB gets grant for composting facility overhaul

RDKB gets grant for composting facility overhaul

Expansion makes space for food waste from industry, commercial enterprise and Greenwood residents

RDKB gets grant for composting facility overhaul
Images of Christina Lake Cannabis’ facility.                                (Photo submitted)

Cannabis companies move forward at Christina Lake

A retail store has applied for approval to operate and a growing facility is readying for inspection

Images of Christina Lake Cannabis’ facility.                                (Photo submitted)
An open house meeting for public input on a community centre is scheduled for Jan. 23 in the Grand Forks Aquatic Centre lobby.

Grand Forks open house runs Thursday

Designers and the development committee will be at the aquatic centre from 4 to 7 p.m.

An open house meeting for public input on a community centre is scheduled for Jan. 23 in the Grand Forks Aquatic Centre lobby.
Boundary Family Services Society board chair Gina Burroughs and executive director Darren Pratt answer questions from Grand Forks city council about operating an extreme cold weather shelter at a council meeting on Jan. 15.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Grand Forks emergency shelter to be managed by Boundary Family Services

The organization got Grand Forks city council’s approval on Jan. 15

Boundary Family Services Society board chair Gina Burroughs and executive director Darren Pratt answer questions from Grand Forks city council about operating an extreme cold weather shelter at a council meeting on Jan. 15.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Gene Simmons dances with guests onstage at CannaFest 2018.                                (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Gene Simmons to launch new Titans of Rock music festival in Grand Forks

The rock legend has partnered with Chuck Varabioff to run Titans of Rock in Grand Forks

Gene Simmons dances with guests onstage at CannaFest 2018.                                (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
A photo of a white sedan carrying a snowmobile was posted to the BC RCMP Traffic Twitter account on Jan. 7.                                (@BCRCMPTraffic/Twitter)

RCMP seek driver of car reportedly seen carrying snowmobile on its roof

The white Crown Victoria was reportedly seen travelling through the Grand Forks area

A photo of a white sedan carrying a snowmobile was posted to the BC RCMP Traffic Twitter account on Jan. 7.                                (@BCRCMPTraffic/Twitter)
A white pickup truck (seen here on tow truck) crashed after a semi-trailer truck struck a nearby power pole and crossed all lanes of traffic on Friday morning on highway 3, cutting power to 11 customers and stopping traffic flow for an hour at a scene just east of Grand Forks.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Accident east of Grand Forks shuts down traffic, power

Traffic began flowing again by 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 3

A white pickup truck (seen here on tow truck) crashed after a semi-trailer truck struck a nearby power pole and crossed all lanes of traffic on Friday morning on highway 3, cutting power to 11 customers and stopping traffic flow for an hour at a scene just east of Grand Forks.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Johl Chato has released a five-song Christmas album titled Dreaming of a Green Christmas that features cannabis-themed parody songs of classic Christmas tunes.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Grand Forks artist plays pot riff on classic Christmas carols

‘Rudolph the Red-Eyed Reindeer,’ ‘Let it Grow’ and ‘Green Christmas’ are on Johl Chato’s holiday album

Johl Chato has released a five-song Christmas album titled Dreaming of a Green Christmas that features cannabis-themed parody songs of classic Christmas tunes.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Flood recovery manager Graham Watt answers questions about the buyouts of properties selected for flood mitigation infrastructure in November at Grand Forks City Hall.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

City of Grand Forks apologizes for portraying residents as victims in wake of 2018 floods

The apology also says that buyouts part of infrastructure plan, not flood recovery

Flood recovery manager Graham Watt answers questions about the buyouts of properties selected for flood mitigation infrastructure in November at Grand Forks City Hall.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
A Jeep balances on a roadside barrier after colliding with an empty tanker truck that crossed the centre line on Hwy 3 near Christina Lake on Wednesday.                                (@TranBC_WestKoot/Twitter)

Two accidents block Hwy 3 east of Christina Lake

Fire chief: pregnant female in vehicle that rolled off the road was headed to Trail to have her baby

A Jeep balances on a roadside barrier after colliding with an empty tanker truck that crossed the centre line on Hwy 3 near Christina Lake on Wednesday.                                (@TranBC_WestKoot/Twitter)
Service dog Carrie stays close with partner Brett Merchant everywhere he goes.                                (Jensen Edwards/Boundary Creek Times

Midway man finds new freedom with a dutiful companion

Brett Merchant met his new service dog, Carrie, at a training facility in Ontario in September

Service dog Carrie stays close with partner Brett Merchant everywhere he goes.                                (Jensen Edwards/Boundary Creek Times
Grand Forks residents rally on Friday afternoon to raise awareness about the flood buyout process and to ask for “a fair deal.”                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Grand Forks residents rally for a ‘fair deal’ in flood buyouts

Demonstrators also criticized how long it has taken to be offered land deals

Grand Forks residents rally on Friday afternoon to raise awareness about the flood buyout process and to ask for “a fair deal.”                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Grand Forks residents rally on Nov. 15 to raise awareness about the flood buyout process and to ask for “a fair deal.”                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Grand Forks residents protest on bridge to call for ‘fair’ compensation after 2018 floods

Demonstrators also criticized how long it has taken to be offered land deals

Grand Forks residents rally on Nov. 15 to raise awareness about the flood buyout process and to ask for “a fair deal.”                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Police seize drugs, weapons and cash from Christina Lake residence

Police seize drugs, weapons and cash from Christina Lake residence

One man was arrested when RCMP executed a search warrant on Nov. 14

Police seize drugs, weapons and cash from Christina Lake residence