Laurie Tritschler

The North Fork firehall last made headlines after Grand Forks Fire/Rescue’s successful recruitment drive in May 2021. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks fire dept hopes for new truck

The department’s latest addition would replace an older vehicle at its North Fork station

The North Fork firehall last made headlines after Grand Forks Fire/Rescue’s successful recruitment drive in May 2021. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Midway residents gather at the village elementary school Sunday, Feb. 6. Photo courtesy of Tasha Hollingsworth

West Boundary parents appeal school board vote to shutter Midway Elementary

Appeal calls for a working group to join school board, district in finding alternatives to closing MES

Midway residents gather at the village elementary school Sunday, Feb. 6. Photo courtesy of Tasha Hollingsworth
(L-R) Grand Forks’ Mayor Brian Taylor, MLA Roly Russell and Coun. Everett Baker met at Boundary Hospital Friday, March 25. Photo courtesy of Sarah Leslie

Elected leaders in Grand Forks unite behind Boundary Hospital

Housing, education and stress cited as factors behind the hospital’s nursing shortage

(L-R) Grand Forks’ Mayor Brian Taylor, MLA Roly Russell and Coun. Everett Baker met at Boundary Hospital Friday, March 25. Photo courtesy of Sarah Leslie
Danna O’Donnell, RDKB Area D Director. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Kootenay Boundary directors differ over urgency of ALR housing

The province made it easier to build secondary housing in ALR last summer

Danna O’Donnell, RDKB Area D Director. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Grand Forks’ Boundary Hospital serves patients from across the Kootenay Boundary region. Photo: Interiorhealth.ca

No overnight stays at Grand Forks’ Boundary Hospital, says Interior Health

No one will be turned away, says vice president of clinical operations

Grand Forks’ Boundary Hospital serves patients from across the Kootenay Boundary region. Photo: Interiorhealth.ca
Midway residents gather at the village elementary school Sunday, Feb. 6. Photo courtesy of Tasha Hollingsworth

West Boundary parents to appeal Midway school closure

Committee hoping to collaborate with school board, says spokesperson

Midway residents gather at the village elementary school Sunday, Feb. 6. Photo courtesy of Tasha Hollingsworth
Darrell Hardy has co-ordinated the Christmas Hamper Program for three years. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Closing Grand Forks Buy-Low Foods to hurt local non-profits

Grand Forks Buy-Low Foods has contributed to a number of local causes

Darrell Hardy has co-ordinated the Christmas Hamper Program for three years. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Christina Lake’s Andrew Verge performs a 2019 comedy set at a club in Toronto. Photo: Instagram - andrewjverge

Western Canadian comedy tour to start in Grand Forks

Show profits, food drive to benefit Boundary Community Food Bank

Christina Lake’s Andrew Verge performs a 2019 comedy set at a club in Toronto. Photo: Instagram - andrewjverge
Christina Lake’s Andrew Verge performs a 2019 comedy set at a club in Toronto. Photo: Instagram - andrewjverge

Western Canadian comedy tour to start in Grand Forks

Show profits, food drive to benefit Boundary Community Food Bank

Christina Lake’s Andrew Verge performs a 2019 comedy set at a club in Toronto. Photo: Instagram - andrewjverge
Jackie Austinson bottle-feeds little “Mocha” during kitty hour at Phoenix Manor Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks cat shelter needs new home, fast

Helping Hands’ successes bring their share of challenges, says shelter president

Jackie Austinson bottle-feeds little “Mocha” during kitty hour at Phoenix Manor Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
A nurse draws a COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at the Saskatoon Tribal Council-run vaccination clinic inside SaskTel centre in Saskatoon, Sask., on Thursday, April 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kayle Neis

West Boundary doc says she won’t be able to treat patients as deadline for vaccine looms

Good luck finding specialized health care in the region if doctor leaves, says health society president

A nurse draws a COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at the Saskatoon Tribal Council-run vaccination clinic inside SaskTel centre in Saskatoon, Sask., on Thursday, April 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kayle Neis
The middle section of Christina Lake’s old mini mall lies in ruins after the roof caved in March 1. Photo: Facebook/Pat Johnston

Melting snow brings down part of Christina Lake mini mall

Mural destroyed in collapse, according to the mall’s owner

The middle section of Christina Lake’s old mini mall lies in ruins after the roof caved in March 1. Photo: Facebook/Pat Johnston
Grand Forks’ Jayda Guy, who performs under the stage name “Jayda G,” poses for a snap in her adopted city of London, U.K. Photo: Facebook - Jayda G

Grand Forks’ musician up for Juno Award

Jayda G has been up for big awards two years in a row

Grand Forks’ Jayda Guy, who performs under the stage name “Jayda G,” poses for a snap in her adopted city of London, U.K. Photo: Facebook - Jayda G
Image: midway.bc.ca

No doctor, locum at Midway Medical Clinic, says Mayor Fromme

Council stymied by unforeseeable, unmentionable circumstances, according to Fromme

Image: midway.bc.ca
A semi approaches a rock slide on Highway 3 west of Midway Monday morning, March 2. Photo: Submitted

Rock slide hits Hwy 3 west of Midway

No one hurt after rock face gives way, says highway contractor

A semi approaches a rock slide on Highway 3 west of Midway Monday morning, March 2. Photo: Submitted
Marty Thomas ropes a deer who fell into the frigid Kettle River in Grand Forks, B.C., Monday, Feb. 28. Photo courtesy of Marty Thomas

VIDEO: West Kootenay man saves deer from freezing river

Marty Thomas said he fell into the river while effecting the rescue in Grand Forks, B.C.

Marty Thomas ropes a deer who fell into the frigid Kettle River in Grand Forks, B.C., Monday, Feb. 28. Photo courtesy of Marty Thomas
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Police cruisers hit after Jeep stolen in Cranbrook ends in arrest in Grand Forks

Suspect held in police custody pending bail hearing

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The highway contractor Yellowhead Road and Bridge has been working to clear the Christina Lake slide since Wednesday, Feb. 9. Photo courtesy of Colin Chitty

Hwy 3 to open to both lanes at Christina Lake slide overnight, on weekends

The affected stretch of road will go back to single-lane alternating traffic during the day

The highway contractor Yellowhead Road and Bridge has been working to clear the Christina Lake slide since Wednesday, Feb. 9. Photo courtesy of Colin Chitty
An aerial drone shot shows the aftermath of the rock slide that hit Highway 3 near Christina Lake Wednesday, Feb. 9. Photo courtesy of Colin Chitty

Christina Lake slide still partly blocking Hwy 3

Second slide complicated set back clearing operations, says highway contractor

An aerial drone shot shows the aftermath of the rock slide that hit Highway 3 near Christina Lake Wednesday, Feb. 9. Photo courtesy of Colin Chitty
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Grand Forks man found dead after ‘tragic accident,’ Mounties say

The death is being investigated by the B.C. Coroner Service

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