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By Grand Forks and... On on Wednesday Jul 09 2014

Although our Summer Reading Club began yesterday, it’s still not too late to sign up! And as a way to accommodate those of you who don’t want to commit to all seven weeks, we’ll be leaving our Fridays open as a drop-in. Bring your 6-12 year olds by any Friday from July 8 to August 22, either from 10 - 12 or from 1 – 3 pm.  And we’ve still got a few last-minute spots for the full program...

By Contributor On on Sunday Jul 06 2014

Crossing Canada is no joke even for the very experienced runners on the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run, the world’s largest and longest torch relay in the world. 

On July 4, the team relayed through Rock Creek, Midway, Grand Forks, Christina Lake and Rossland. 

In Christina Lake the team was met by Kelly Little, supervisor of theChristina Lake Welcome Centre who joined the...

By Boundary Sentinel On on Friday Jul 04 2014

Canada Day in the Boundary was hot this year. In Grand Forks, the Boundary Country Regional Chamber of Commerce (BCRCC) helped organize a pancake breakfast in the morning plus a parade. After the parade, celebrants could check out the farmer's market in Gyro Park or the booths and festivities which were in City Park this year. 

Music was the main feature over at Christina Lake with five...

By Michelle Croissant On on Tuesday Jul 01 2014

On Saturday June 21, while Gallery 2 was celebrating its 30th birthday with a variety of family fun activities, a local artist was having a celebration of her own at her opening in one of the upstairs galleries. Watercolor artist Heather Hollingsworth enjoys depicting the local and regional landscapes. The Westbridge resident also does studies in nature and wildlife.  This is...

By Contributor On on Friday Jun 27 2014

Saturday 12th of July 2014

- FREE admission -

Greenwood, BC celebrates it’s 117th birthday!

Located 27 kilometers west of Grand Forks, BC you will find Canada’s smallest city (population less that 700!) celebrating from 8am till dusk with a multitude of activities to entertain...

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...