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By Contributor On on Wednesday Jun 25 2014

Beer, wine, cider and spirits can be sampled and sold alongside fresh fruits and veggies at B.C. farmers’ markets, as a new batch of Liquor Policy Review changes take effect.

"Having local liquor manufacturers at B.C. farmers’ markets will offer shoppers a convenient opportunity to taste-test and purchase local liquor products, and at the same time promoting B.C. agri-tourism, creating...

By Grand Forks and... On on Wednesday Jun 25 2014

It’s finally (officially) summer – and I’m happy to announce that our Summer Reading Club is now open for registration! It’s a free program for children ages 6-12, with games, stories, crafts, and lots of fun. The program runs from July 8 to August 22, and registration is from June 24 to July 5 (please note: registration must be done by the parent or caregiver in person at the library...

By Michelle Croissant On on Monday Jun 23 2014

Canopied tents, children’s activity centres and brightly colored balloons adorned the lush lawn surrounding the gallery 2 Art and Heritage Centre in Grand Forks Saturday, as community members and visitors of all ages joined with staff and volunteers to celebrate the Centre’s 30th birthday.

From 12 to 3 pm, the old-fashioned family birthday party featured sack races, pin-the-tail on the...

By Michelle Croissant On on Tuesday Jun 17 2014

The writer apologizes for the late publication of this article, which was submitted earlier but never received due to a technical issue.

A huge crowd or motorcycle riders, enthusiasts and the simply curious turned out Saturday May 31 for the 5th annual Motorcycle Awareness Day, held in the Grand Forks Overwaitea parking lot. With temperatures in the mid 20's, it may have been a...

By Contributor On on Saturday Jun 14 2014
'Come home to the lake' is the rallying call for Christina Lake Homecoming Summer
Festival,now in its fifth year. This year's theme: “Community Shines” aims to inspire the many returning residents and visitors to toast the little community that could, and catch a little of the local sparkle.
Imaginative planning makes this an interactive weekend for all – starting with the Wine...
By Larry Hudema On on Saturday Jun 14 2014
On June 24th Spotlight Films will be presenting “Gabrielle”.
The musically gifted but developmentally challenged Gabrielle (Gabrielle Marion-Rivard) lives in a group home with four other adults who have similar disabilities. Like all young women, Gabrielle wants her independence, but of course her situation is exceptional. When she falls in love with a similarly challenged young...
By Contributor On on Friday Jun 13 2014

Mountain bike riders from the Kettle River Valley, the Okanagan, and the Slocan Valley gathered to do the inaugural ride on the new Dave Swetland Memorial Trail in Fife. Dave, son of Pete and Emily Swetland, grew up in Fife and established a reputation as one of the most accomplished and extreme mountain bike riders in the Kootenays until his untimely death several years ago. Many of his...

By Grand Forks and... On on Tuesday Jun 10 2014
Call me old-fashioned - but I still love newspapers. I like newspapers, and I like traditional music. Lucky for me, this month we're showing a wonderful NFB documentary on a thriving newspaper in small-town Ontario, and we've got the spectacularly talented Vazzy duo returning yet again to share some tunes from Acadia, Quebec and France. But more on that in just a moment... Movie Night Come to...
By Alex Atamanenko MP On on Wednesday Jun 04 2014

On June 3, BC Southern Interior MP, Alex Atamanenko hosted the Ottawa premiere of “The Change Agents”.

The evening was co-sponsored by the Citizens Climate Lobby, Ontario Chapter and saw more than 70 people in attendance, including 10 Members of Parliament.

“It was an honour for me to host this important event. I would like to thank Cathy Orlando of the Citizens Climate Lobby for...

By Contributor On on Wednesday Jun 04 2014

The Boundary area of southern B.C. has launched a redesigned tourism website that incorporates the latest leading-edge tourism marketing strategies and displays compelling new images and stories about the memorable experiences travellers can enjoy there.

The new ‘Boundary Country’ website – boundarybc.com – was launched May 15 as the result of a...

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