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By Erin Handy on Wednesday Dec 07 2011

Clad in his familiar unseasonable shorts, but sporting a nice new hat, former city building inspector Jason Ward joined council and new colleague Ed Kolla of ISL Engineering Monday for a detailed presentation of the proposed downtown “revitalization” project.

The evening’s key message: it’s time for council to get moving. Fittingly, this sentiment was attributed to a Ministry of...

By Andrew Bennett on Monday Dec 05 2011

City staff were as surprised as the rest of us by the new garbage tag system now on sale in place of the old blue-bag system. Until now, residents purchased either small or large clear blue bags to put their trash in for once-a-week collection by Allan Davies and Maryann Herbert-Davies' garbage collecting business.

However, that has now changed. Blue bags have been replaced by tags...

By Erin Perkins on Thursday Dec 01 2011
Stolen guns, seasonal check stops and slick roads made a busy start to the holiday season for Grand Forks RCMP.
Stolen guns and a suspicious person
A break and enter and a suspicous incident left police looking for answers on Nov. 24.
The first was a break and enter at 12:12 p.m. into a storage...
By Mona Mattei on Wednesday Nov 30 2011
Dignitaries and local residents gathered to celebrate the ground breaking at Grand Forks’ newest seniors housing development, Silver Kettle Village, on Tuesday.
Boundary-Similkameen MLA John Slater was joined by Grand Forks Mayor Brian Taylor, Golden Life Management’s CEO Endre Lillejord and Interior Health Authority (IHA) representatives in the ceremonial...
By Andrew Bennett on Wednesday Nov 30 2011

Following an Oct. 24 notice-of-motion by Coun. Hanne Smith and Coun. Kathy Moore, the city's gears got to grinding away on the third attempt to pass an anti-pesticide bylaw.

The first two attempts failed to receive council approval—the first due to genuine dissent, the second time due to a technicality—and the third attempt could not have been adopted within the term of the...

By Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Nov 29 2011

A passenger died after being thrown from a truck he was travelling in when it lost control on slippery roads today.

72-year-old Jacob Giesbrecht of Grand Forks was not wearing his seatbelt when he was ejected from the truck as it slid off the road and died as a result of his injuries. The driver suffered injuries as well and was taken to the Boundary Hospital for treatment.


By Castlegar Source on Tuesday Nov 29 2011

Castlegar RCMP are requesting assistance in locating Colleen Theresa Rizzotti. Rizzotti is wanted for two counts of theft under $5,000, and one count of breaching her Conditional Sentence Order.

Rizotti is 50 years of age, Caucasian, 5'6, 150 pounds, has blue eyes, and brown hair. She has a tattoo of two tear drops underneath her left eye, and a cross on her right...

By Contributor on Monday Nov 28 2011

On November 16, 2011, four Canada Border Services Agency officers working in the Okanagan and Kootenay District were the proud recipients of the Peace Officer Exemplary Award. 

This award was created by the Governor General in 2004 to recognize peace officers who have been employed at least 20 years in protecting the safety of the public in Canada, and who have performed their duties in...

By Kyra Hoggan on Monday Nov 28 2011

A Calgary man has died after a collision last night threw him from his vehicle.

According to RCMP Sgt. Derrick Donovan, with West Kootenay Traffic Services, Highway 3 was closed for about four hours last night after a fatal collision about 10 km southeast of Castlegar at about 10:30 p.m.

"Initial investigation revealed a 2008, four-door GMC pickup was travelling north and lost...

By Mona Mattei on Saturday Nov 26 2011

Grand Forks residents flocked to the scene of billowing black smoke engulfing a house located at the end of 19 Street on Johnson Flats Saturday morning.

Although it appears as if the firefighters are not too interested in stopping the fire, incoming fire chief Dale Heriot said the whole event is an exercise.

Owners of the old building were concerned with liability as youth and...