by Contributor on Friday, April 17, 2015 - 9:19pm

The provincial government is providing $32,800 to the Boundary Invasive Species Society to help control the spread of invasive plants, Boundary-Similkameen MLA Linda Larson announced today.

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by Contributor on Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 10:06am

The Boundary Women’s Coalition has received funding from the province’s civil forfeiture program towards its Youth Crime Prevention project.

“Reducing instances of sexual...

by Shara JJ Cooper on Friday, March 7, 2014 - 5:50pm

Both Christina Lake Fire and Rescue and the Grand Forks fire department tackled a fire in rural Christina Lake home, March 4.

Christina Lake fire fighters were the first ones on the scene...

Recent News

LIBRARY MUSINGS: Summer reading club plans and poetry cafe

LIBRARY MUSINGS: Summer reading club plans and poetry cafe

With all the sunny weather we’ve been having, it’s hard not to start thinking about summer. And once you start thinking about summer, you probably can’t help but get excited about the library’s annual Summer Reading Club – which will run from July 7 to August 21! This year, we’ll be hiring two coordinators (both should be ages 16 - 30) – one to work from June 10-August 29 at 30 hrs/week, and one to work from July 2 – August 27 at 30 hrs/week. For more information and complete job descriptions, visit our website at grandforks.bclibrary.ca.

Baker elected pres. of Boundary-Similkameen liberal riding

Baker elected pres. of Boundary-Similkameen liberal riding

Grand Forks' Everett Baker was elected the new president of the BC Liberal Boundary -- Similkameen Riding Association, according to a press release shared with the Sentinel today. 

Baker is a Funeral Director in Grand Forks. 

 

Regional News

Jumbo Glacier Resort project put on hold after being found in non-compliance with permit condition​

The brakes have been put on GRL's bid to develop a ski hill on the Jumbo Glacier.

Call it a major victory for opponents to a ski resort in the Jumbo Glacier area or just another bump in what has been a long road for the Glacier Resorts Ltd.

Glacier Resorts Ltd has been told by the The Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) to halt construction on two buildings until new safety conditions can be met in the event of an avalanche.

Sturgeon Recovery Program -- Release a Fish Yourself!

Juvenile Sturgeon:  FWCP photo

Sturgeon:  "the ancients of the deep."

(From material submitted by Angus Glass, Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program)

Release your very own pre-historic-like fish into the Columbia River on Tuesday, May 5, at Gyro Park from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.

Provincial & National

WildSafeBC funding should help reduce human-wildlife conflict

Bear-resistant bins can stop bears from turning into garbage eaters.

To help reduce the number of human-wildlife conflicts, which some are potentially dangerous situations, the Province is awarding WildSafeBC $275,000 to provide education and increase awareness in communities.

As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, British Columbians are spending more time outdoors, increasing the chances of human-wildlife conflict.

Updated: False bomb threat shuts down Coquitlam school

Updated: False bomb threat shuts down Coquitlam school

The precautionary lockdown implemented at Scott Creek Middle School this morning has been lifted. Shortly after 8 a.m. this morning, the Coquitlam RCMP received an anonymous phone call claiming there was a bomb at Scott Creek Middle School. The RCMP immediately deployed its full resources to the school to ensure the safety of students, parents and school staff.

Staff and students who were at the school were evacuated and remained under the care of school staff. Parents whose children were not yet at school were advised to keep their children at home until further notice.