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Green bin program moving to rural Grand Forks

-- Green bin file photo

The Grand Forks kitchen scraps compost curbside collection program will soon expand to include nearby rural residents and become the first rural area in British Columbia to receive this type of waste collection service.

On Feb. 27, the Board of Directors of the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary gave approval to the concept of expanding garbage and green bin collection service to include all Area D (rural Grand Forks) residents who presently receive the curbside blue bag recycling collection service.

Canadian Avalanche Centre Urges Backcountry Users to be Cautious

Canadian Avalanche Centre Urges Backcountry Users to be Cautious

After four avalanche fatalities in the past six days, the Canadian Avalanche Centre (CAC) is urging backcountry users to make cautious and conservative decisions while in avalanche terrain.

Fearing and White playing in Grand Forks

Fearing and White playing in Grand Forks

Fearing & White are heading to The Gem to perform on April 7th in support of their new album, Tea and Confidences. The album is currently streaming here

LETTER: Reconsider leasing land agreements

Credit: Nature's Trust of BC

Recently three prominent conservation organizations: Ducks Unlimited, Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation and the Nature Trust of B.C. were highly critical of the B.C. Liberal Government’s agenda of increasing grazing leases from 10 years to 20-25 years.

SPOTLIGHT FILMS: The Crash Reel

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On Tuesday March 25 at 7:30 pm Spotlight Films will be showing “The Crash Reel” at the Gem Theatre. This film is done verite style, which combines improvisation and camera to unveil a truth or highlight subjects hidden behind crude reality, in this case the explosive issue of traumatic brain injury. This is a telling tale of a darker side of extreme winter sports, ski and snowboard cross, aerials, half-piping, etc.

COMMENT: Horsemeat -- Unsafe for Human Consumption

COMMENT: Horsemeat -- Unsafe for Human Consumption

Horses are not raised according to the food safety protocols required of food animals. The wide array of highly toxic medications they are commonly administered convinces me that horsemeat poses an unacceptable risk to the health of those who consume it.  In the hopes of legislating severe restrictions on Canada’s horse slaughter industry, I introduced and selected Bill C-571 for my debate in the House of Commons, which will begin in early April.

REVIEW: Footloose

REVIEW: Footloose

Footloose the musical graced the stage of Grand Forks Secondary School on March 7th, 8th, and 9th.

The main character of the play is a boy named Ren McCormack (played by Aaron Baker), whom I have known for a long time and had no idea he could sing so well.

The nice thing about the play was the set. The set was simple and creative. The set changes were very fast so the audience did not have to wait long. The singing and dancing was amazing, well rehearsed, and choreographed. Most of the characters were played as if they were the real thing.

Golden Search and Rescue kept busy dealing with missing snowboarder, snowmobilers

Golden Search and Rescue kept busy dealing with missing snowboarder, snowmobilers

Golden and District Search and Rescue were kept busy during the weekend with a pair of rescues at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and in the back country near Silent Pass.