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By Contributor on Thursday May 04 2017

The Nature Trust of British Columbia is pleased to announce the acquisition of Lardeau–Duncan–Meadow Creek South property with the support of the Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP).

This 31 hectare (76 acre) property expands the Lower Lardeau Duncan Conservation Lands Complex.

It is located near the community of Meadow Creek in the West Kootenay, and is adjacent to...

By Timothy Schafer on Thursday May 04 2017

What a difference a year makes.

A little bit of belt tightening has brought the Grand Forks Art Gallery well in under budget for the end of its fiscal year, a marked difference from one year ago.

Grand Forks Art Gallery Society executive director Terry Woodruff told Grand Forks city council at its April 10 committee-of-the-whole meeting that it has come in $17,000 below what it...

By Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday May 03 2017

Anyone hiking or biking on trails in our region may have noticed that many of those trails are being hemmed in by certain plants: burdock with its nasty burrs later in the year, spotted knapweed, common tansy, hoary alyssum, policeman's helmet (AKA Himalayan balsam) -- even, in some places, Japanese knotweed -- and other invasive species.  Yes, all those (and many more) are...

By Timothy Schafer on Tuesday May 02 2017

A recent city budget meeting less than two weeks ago has erased the once proposed 4.85 per cent municipal tax increase, instead replacing it with a 6.35 per cent rise to cover a facilities shortfall for the Civic Centre Arena.

City council passed third reading on the Five-Year Financial Plan Bylaw Monday night in city council chambers during its regular meeting, based on...

By Contributor on Sunday Apr 30 2017

The first round of engagement for the Boundary Agriculture and Food System Plan is happening the first week of May.

Consultants will be touring Boundary communities to meet with farmers, ranchers, and food security advocates.

There are two open house planned:

  • Thursday May 4th at the USCC (Doukhobor Hall) in Grand Forks from 6:00-8 p.m.
  • Friday May...
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 Tuesday Apr 18 2017

Almost one third of the Grand Forks business owners that responded to a recent city survey said they are planning to exit their business in the next five years.

According to the city’s Business Survey conducted over the last few weeks, 21 of the 77 business owners that responded said their business would close by 2022, mostly due to retirement.

City deputy manager of operations...

By Contributor on Sunday Apr 16 2017

Community Futures Boundary, as part of the National Volunteer Week is recognizing Alan Peterson for his work in the community. 

Peterson joined the Community Futures Boundary Board in November 2014 and is currently vice president.  Peterson is a retired lawyer having practiced in Victoria for 35 years.  Since his arrival in Grand Forks, he has spent numerous hours volunteering with...