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By Contributor On on Thursday Apr 17 2014

Despite the growing popularity of craft beer in British Columbia, many consumers are still being left in the dark when it comes to knowing exactly what’s in their glass and a local consumer advocacy group is asking them to make a fuss about it. 

A letter was sent earlier this morning by the Campaign for Real Ale Society of BC (CAMRA BC) explaining the importance of their FUSS, or Fess...

By Grand Forks and... On on Tuesday Apr 15 2014

In one of my January columns I mentioned that we had eliminated overdue fines (for a one-year trial period) – in addition to that, we have erased everyone’s prior overdue fines from their accounts. We’re giving everyone a fresh start. If you haven’t been here in years – come back! We’ve missed you!

And now, let me tell you all about what’s happening at the library these days:


By Laurie Grant On on Tuesday Apr 08 2014

Board Room Bistro: RJ and Tom are the owners of this mom and pop operation and do everything themselves.

Address : 607 8th Ave. Midway, BC, V0H 1M0



By Shara JJ Cooper On on Friday Apr 04 2014

The Kootenay Literacy Competition (KLC) awards were handed on March 14 in Nelson. Of the award winners was a local resident.

Leslie Davidson from Grand Forks won in the Adult Creative Non-Fiction category, along with Graham Kenyon of Rossland. Davidson won for her short story “Hold On.”

The winners were given their awards at the gala on the 14th and hear from the...

By Contributor On on Friday Apr 04 2014

With the preparation underway for the 104th annual Grand Forks Fall Fair, the Committee is looking at the different areas that need attention and organization during the week prior to the Fair’s opening. 

We are looking for volunteers to assist with the setting up of the hall, which includes hanging curtains, laying tablecloths, and basic arranging of displays, etc.


By Grand Forks and... On on Wednesday Apr 02 2014

Here at the library, we like to think of ourselves as the community’s living room. I don’t know about you, but my own living room has many of the things we’ve got here: couches, newspapers, magazines, board games, lego, knitting needles and wool, children, and more!

It’s a place for conversations, relaxing, learning – and meeting new people. And there’s no better way to meet new people...

By Contributor On on Friday Mar 28 2014

Roof tops are dripping, sunshine is out, thoughts of summer are shining in!  We are excited to be celebrating our 5th Annual Christina Lake Homecoming Summer Festival  this  July 11 and 12 here in our beautiful community of Christina Lake. A new date this year, so mark it on the calendar the 2nd weekend in July as The Christina Lake Summer Homecoming Festival! 

Friday evening will be at...

By Boundary Sentinel On on Friday Mar 21 2014

Greenwood has some new art that residents and visitors can see as they drive through town.

The Kettle River Art Club made 11 hand-painted banners depicting pieces of the city's history including old churches, city hall, the museum, O'Hairi Park, the old smelter and a phoenix. 

The banners were installed by public works earlier this month. 

By Grand Forks and... On on Wednesday Mar 19 2014

In celebration of all things spring (and all things spring break!) we’ve got some wonderful programs going on at the library – as well as our seed library and seed catalogs, books on gardening, backroads mapbooks for exploring and adventures, and DVDs for those rainy nights that will come from time to time. Let’s get right to it:

Lego Club

Due to popular demand,...

By Michelle Croissant On on Friday Mar 14 2014

Saturday March 8 marked the date of International Women’s Day (IWD) 2014, which was celebrated with thousands of events around the world, inspiring and celebrating the achievements of women and their allies.  This year’s global theme, Inspiring Change,was intended to encourage advocacy for women's advancement through challenging the status...