by Michelle Croissant on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 2:16pm
Summer is officially over, kids are finally back to school, and the increasing trend of thievery has taken a respite this week. Staff Sgt. Jim Harrison of the Grand Forks RCMP detachment...
by Gerry Foster on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 9:00am

The Grand Forks Border Bruins embarked on their first road trip the Sept. 20th weekend and the results were vastly different from their previous three game set at home a week earlier.

They...

by Graham Watt on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 3:43pm

A draft action plan for taking care of the Kettle River watershed is now available for public comment and review. After a year of technical assessment and another two years of studies and planning...

Recent News

Chamber thrilled about open for business award

Chamber thrilled about open for business award

Local efforts to boost Grand Fork’s status as a great place to do business have won our city a key provincial award: the province’s 2014 Open for Business Award.

“This is fantastic news for Grand Forks, and a tribute to our city’s excellent leadership in creating a business-friendly community,” said James Wilson, Executive Director of the Boundary Country Regional Chamber of Commerce. 

Just nine communities in all of B.C. won the award this year, out of 162 municipalities in the province.

City of Grand Forks wins open for business award

City of Grand Forks wins open for business award

The City of Grand Forks is one of the winning communities of the Open for Business Awards at the Union of British Columbia Municipalities conference in Whistler.

Grand Forks along with nine other B.C municipalities was honoured with the B.C. Small Business Roundtable’s Open for Business Award.

The award recognizes local policies, projects and programs that support small business.

Evaluations were based on local measures that make it easier to do business in the community.

Regional News

Slocan Valley resident lays private charges over jet fuel spill

The sign at Shoreacres beach during the jet fuel spill into Lemon Creek in July of 2013 says it all as beaches up and down the Slocan River sat vacant during the cleanup. — The Nelson Daily file photo

A Slocan Valley woman has laid private information against Executive Flight Centre and the provincial government over the jet fuel spill into Lemon Creek in July of 2013.

Longtime environmental activist Marilyn Burgoon says if the provincial government won’t prosecute the Alberta transportation company for dumping 33,000 gallons of jet fuel into Lemon Creek, she will.

Employing a little used legal avenue, Burgoon filed a three count  private information at the Nelson provincial court registry.

Selkirk College welcomes past grads to community barbecue at Rosemont Campus

The Selkirk College Silver King Campus has graduated thousands of students over the last 50 years in a variety of trades and career programs, including this Millwright Program class from the early 1970s headed by instructor Roy Crutchley. — Submitted photo

Selkirk College staff and students are inviting the community to join them for a celebration barbecue that will mark five decades of quality trades training, career programs and community education at Nelson’s Silver King Campus.

An education cornerstone in the region since 1964, the campus opened as the BC Vocational School with a vision of expanding training opportunities in Nelson and beyond.

Provincial & National

Removing barriers helps build inclusive communities

Don McRae . . . people living with disabilities take note

By Don McRae
Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation

The Government of B.C. has set out to become the most progressive place for people living with disabilities in Canada by 2024.

Fraser Institute think tank praises B.C. education model — Ontario take note

Fraser Institute think tank praises B.C. education model — Ontario take note

If Ontario adopted British Columbia’s model for funding and delivering K-12 education, the province could save up to $1.9 billion per year, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

The study, Restructuring Education in Ontario, estimates the financial benefits of Ontario adopting B.C.’s K-12 education model, with its publicly funded anglophone and francophone school systems, and partial funding for independent schools.