Grand Forks

Frank Duralia, 82, waited in a hospital bed at the Boundary District Hospital in Grand Forks with a broken hip for 59 hours before an ambulance transported him to Trail for surgery. (Credit: Marion Duralia)

‘Excruciating pain’: Grand Forks man waited 59 hours with broken hip for ambulance transfer

Rural hospital lost its in-patient services in March due to a staffing shortage

 

Frank Schlichting and wife Sharon at Yankee Boy Mine (photo contributed by Frank Schlichting).

Couple with big plans buys abandoned gold mine in Grand Forks

The Yankee Boy Mine is currently undergoing restoration to be open to the public

 

The Boundary Museum & Interpretive Centre. Photo: Boundary Museum Society

Boundary Museum being showcased at the G20 YEA Summit in Germany

Forager Education’s new platform is showcasing BC’s heritage sector on an international stage

 

Christina Lake’s James Dergousoff teamed up with (from left) Kylie Masse, Dergousoff, Maggie Mac Neil and Ruslan Gaziev to capture silver in the 4x100 medley relay at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Swimming Canada/Ian MacNicol)

Boundary swimmer wins silver at Commonwealth Games

Former Pirhana James Dergousoff earned a medal in the 4x100 medley relay at the Commonwealth Games

Christina Lake’s James Dergousoff teamed up with (from left) Kylie Masse, Dergousoff, Maggie Mac Neil and Ruslan Gaziev to capture silver in the 4x100 medley relay at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Swimming Canada/Ian MacNicol)
Left to right: Poster for the CPR fast train running from Montreal to Vancouver (poster: Pinterest.ca); Eaton’s Fall and Winter catalogue 1922-1923 (poster: Ebay.ca); Peter Vasilevich Verigin 1859-1924 (photo: Library and Archives Canada)

Blasts from the Kootenay Boundary past

Chronicles of Boundary Country from the pages of The Ledge (Greenwood); Vol: 31, No. 15 – Nov. 6, 1924

Left to right: Poster for the CPR fast train running from Montreal to Vancouver (poster: Pinterest.ca); Eaton’s Fall and Winter catalogue 1922-1923 (poster: Ebay.ca); Peter Vasilevich Verigin 1859-1924 (photo: Library and Archives Canada)
Kitten season is at hand in Grand Forks, the Boundary Helping Hands Feline Rescue Society took in 17 in one week recently. Photo: Boundary Helping Hands

Grand Forks’ feline rescue society ready for a new home

The Boundary Helping Hands Feline Rescue Society will have a new home — at last — and this time it will permanent

Kitten season is at hand in Grand Forks, the Boundary Helping Hands Feline Rescue Society took in 17 in one week recently. Photo: Boundary Helping Hands
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
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
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
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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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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