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By Contributor on Thursday Apr 27 2017

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) is bringing the successful green bin organic waste diversion program to West Boundary residents starting July 1st, 2017.

The RDKB Board of Directors have approved a 5-year contract to Alpine Disposal and Recycling to provide weekly garbage and green bin collection services to nearly all residents from Christina Lake to Carmi....

By Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Apr 27 2017

Grand Forks Secondary is the place Monday students have a chance to learn more about jobs in healthcare as the University of BC hosts its Healthcare Travelling Roadshow.

The roadshow brings together a diverse group of healthcare students to showcase career options to high school students in hopes of inspiring the next generation of rural healthcare professionals.

There will be 10...

By Timothy Schafer on Thursday Apr 20 2017

‘Tis the season to remove transient camps.

The city’s bylaw services and the RCMP have removed one dozen individual transient campsites so far this year in Grand Forks, as well as clearing one dozen more potential transient campsites of construction material.

According to a bylaw services report to city council last week, spring and warmer weather brings the transient camps and...

By Timothy Schafer on Friday Apr 14 2017

Although final reading for the Financial Plan Bylaw passed, one city councillor says the 3.5 per cent tax increase contained in the budget is higher than what has been cited.

Coun. Julia Butler said the tax rate the city will be assessing actually increases by five per cent, since it’s a 3.5 per cent increase in the overall revenue collected by the city, meaning people are...

By Timothy Schafer on Friday Apr 14 2017

The cart was before the horse as city council set the mill rate for its new budget, and some confusion reigned about the process.

The mill rate, also referred to as the millage rate, is a figure representing the amount per $1,000 of the assessed value of property, which is used to calculate the amount of property tax. 

In Grand Forks the city crafts and drafts its budget — which...

By Boundary Sentinel on Monday Apr 10 2017

The City of Grand Forks is going heritage — signs, that is.

In a media release Monday, the city communications department said Grand Forks is receiving $10,000 for the Downtown Heritage Signs project.

The project and grant application was approved as a partnership with the Downtown Business Association.  

“We’re proud to help highlight the area’s heritage and to further...

By Timothy Schafer on Sunday Apr 09 2017

It's going to cost a little more to plug in and throw out in Grand Forks this year.

Electricity and garbage collection rates will be going up this year after city council approved third reading on an increase to the two services in the Fees and Charges Bylaw, with final adoption of the new bylaw rates to put them into law expected to come April 10.

The basic minimum residential...

By Contributor on Sunday Apr 09 2017

Some of the money the sitting Liberal government has been handing out around the province prior to the upcoming election fell into the Kootenay West riding last week as Health Minister Terry Lake announced a new emergency department that will enhance patient care at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail.

This new project follows recently concluded improvements worth $1.77 million...

By Boundary Sentinel on Monday Apr 03 2017

Grand Forks RCMP were able to locate some of the items stolen from Florences Jewellery and Gifts during a theft in December 2016.

Detachment Commander at Grand Forks RCMP, Sgt. Jim Fenske said in a media release during the early morning December heist, an unknown suspect entered the store, stealing approximately $100,000 worth of jewelry.

At the time RCMP Forensic...

By Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday Mar 29 2017

Grand Forks RCMP made an arrest after three schools in the city were vandalized Monday.

The arrest came after officers responded to complaints at John A. Hutton and Dr. D.A. Perley Elementary schools and Grand Forks Secondary.

The first complaint came in Monday (March 27) as RCMP responded to a complaint of mischief at John A. Hutton and Dr. D.A. Perley Elementary Schools in the...