by Michelle Croissant on Friday, February 27, 2015 - 10:28am

There were 88 total files between Grand Forks and Midway this past week, according to Staff Sgt. Jim Harrison of the Grand Forks RCMP. "Things are picking up," he said. "We had an...

by Shara JJ Cooper on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 5:19pm

A Grand Forks deer is luckier than most, after being spotted with a bag fixed to her head. The deer was first spotted in the Ruckle area of the city on Saturday night around 5:30 p.m. with a bag...

by Michelle Croissant on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 10:16am

A letter to the editor recently appeared in local print media critizing the Grand Forks RCMP for a perceived lack of communication with the public regarding the January assault on a senior with a...

Recent News

GF manager of operations gives notice

GF manager of operations gives notice

The City of Grand Forks announces today that Roger Huston, Manager of Operations for the City, has left the organization.

“We are extremely sad to see Roger go, he was a great addition to the organization, and worked really well with the Public Works team and the public. We wish him well in his new position,” said Doug Allin, Chief Administrative Officer for the City.

Huston joined the City in the spring of 2014 and will be furthering his career in the South Okanagan.

LETTER: City violates BC Plumbing Code

LETTER: City violates BC Plumbing Code

Dear Editor,

This is something that the residents of Grand Forks really should know: By using “certified water meter installers” instead of certified plumbers to install water meters, the former mayor and council of Grand Forks have violated the BC Plumbing Code. The code is very specific:

“1.2.3.1. Personnel Performing Plumbing Work

1) Personnel performing the installation, extension, alteration, renewal or repair of a plumbing system shall

a) possess a Canadian tradesman’s qualification certification as a plumber,

Regional News

Teck to start building $4-mill groundwater treatment plant

Teck to start building $4-mill groundwater treatment plant

Ed. Note: The following is a press release issued by Teck:

Teck Trail Operations will begin construction on a $40 million groundwater treatment plant as part of our overall groundwater remediation plan. The remediation plan was submitted to Environment Canada in 2012, and is designed to address groundwater affected by the site’s historical activities.

Healthy eating at work – just make it, take it!

Whipping up a healthy smoothie is a great way to start the day.

Rushed mornings, no time for a lunch break, food-filled meetings, shift work and limited time to prepare meals ― there’s no doubt that workday challenges can make it difficult to eat well.

Provincial & National

BC Nurses’ Union calls for action after nurse attacked in Abbotsford ER

The Abbotsford nurse deals with the aftermath of a weekend attack. — Photo courtesy BC Nurses' Union

At last week’s BC Nurses’ Union convention, hundreds of BC’s nurses were united in their call for action to protect nurses from injury and abuse in health care facilities and communities all over BC.

Yet once again, over the weekend, the need for immediate improvements in safeguards and systems was demonstrated when an ER nurse at Abbotsford hospital was savagely attacked and suffered serious trauma and injury. (photo attached)

2015 season opens March 15 by making reservation at Discover Camping

Get ready for the camping season by make that all-important reservation beginning March 15. — Submitted photo

It's camping season . . . well, almost.

And for campers wanting that prime spot in BC provincial parks, be advised the reservation desk opens for business at 9 a.m. Sunday, March 15, 2015.

There are two ways to make those reservations to frontcountry campsite in many provincial parks, up to three months in advance — on the Discover Camping website (www.DiscoverCamping.ca) or calling 1-800-689-9025.