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By Timothy Schafer on Sunday Jun 25 2017

The waterfall free-for-all that has comprised residential water use in the city will be coming to an end as the city is contemplating a use-what-you-pay structure.

The city's water rates were being reviewed by Urban Systems in order to incorporate the water meter usage information.

Currently the city charges a flat rate for any amount of water used for residential use....

By Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday Jun 21 2017

The City of Grand Forks announced Wednesday it has reached an agreement with its union workers following two days of bargaining.

Mayor Frank Konrad said the agreement with CUPE Local 4728 is for four plus years.

“I’m pleased that everything worked out so well, and I’m very happy with the results for the corporation and CUPE members," Konrad said in a media release.

Konrad...

By Boundary Sentinel on Monday Jun 19 2017

Grand Forks City Park is the place people can meet Saturday (June 24th) at 10:30 a.m. to participate in the ‘Step Into the Light’ walk for women’s health.

When the new baby arrives in a family, most people assume it is a time of love and celebration. What many new moms don’t expect is that  they might struggle to adjust or that she may feel isolation, exhaustion, or even a lack of love...

By Boundary Sentinel on Monday Jun 19 2017

The past few months have been very trying for a Grand Forks family.

Kyla Hermsen’s two-year-old son Brian spent four weeks in hospital after becoming ill from eating raw cookie dough made from the same Robin Hood flour that was part of a national recall.

“Nothing has changed . . . my son is still recovering,” Hermsen told the Boundary Sentinel recently.

The Robin Hood...

By Castlegar Source on Saturday Jun 17 2017

Investigators with the Trail and Greater District RCMP and West Kootenay Traffic Services attended a fatal collision on Hwy 22 near Genelle this past Tuesday.

On June 13 at 3:20 p.m. the Trail and Greater District RCMP received a report of a head-on collision on Highway 22 near Genelle. Upon attending the location, investigators determined that a northbound 2010 grey Toyota Yaris...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Jun 09 2017

Interior Health said in a media release Friday, it has started recruitment for a new physician for the Slocan Community Health Centre to take over Dr. Mike Magier’s practice.

Magier informed Interior Health May 16 he is leaving the area later this summer.

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By Kirsten Hildebrand on Tuesday Jun 06 2017

Selkirk College’s Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Program has brought a world of cultural experiences to one alumna who’s chosen to build a career at home in the West Kootenay.

Emily Kandborg teaches English to speakers of other languages with the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy, a non-profit organization providing literacy programs for children, families,...

By Timothy Schafer on Tuesday May 30 2017

The tale of transient camps continued in May in Grand Forks as the problem of people starting illegal temporary residence continues to escalate.

City bylaw services reported that it had removed 12 more transient camps during the last month, with a "relatively large" camp removed four separate times from the Grand Forks area.

Last month the city’s bylaw services and the RCMP...

By Timothy Schafer on Thursday May 25 2017

Fees for a fourth Habitat for Humanity housing project in Grand Forks has been given fiscal support by city council.

Council agreed by resolution to waive $8,840 in development fees, after requesting a staff report last month on the total amount of fees and charges Habitat for Humanity Southeastern BC (HFHSEBC) was asking for.
 
Coun. Colleen Ross said that...
By Timothy Schafer on Tuesday May 23 2017

The details and emotion of the proceedings of Grand Forks city council in-camera meetings will continue to remain largely behind closed doors, despite an attempt to get the meetings electronically recorded.

City council defeated a late motion last Monday night during its regular meeting in council chambers by Coun. Beverley Tripp to direct city staff to electronically record in-...

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