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By Contributor On on Tuesday Jan 04 2011
Self assured and vibrant performer April Verch brings her virtuosity on the fiddle to Grand Forks as the Boundary District Arts Council’s Performance 2010-2011 concert series continues on Thursday, Jan. 20.
 
Born, raised and now living in Pembroke, Ontario, in the Ottawa Valley, where her family has lived for generations, Verch grew up in an area with a rich,...
By Clint Bell On on Wednesday Dec 29 2010

Choosing the best music of the year is always difficult when there are so many interesting bands to choose from and narrowing the field to say that one is the best of all is impossible. Here’s my take on the top albums of the year, in no specific order because, well, there just isn’t one that I can say tops them all.


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By Contributor On on Tuesday Dec 28 2010

A small army of volunteers fed over 300 persons at the 29th Annual Grand Forks Community Christmas Dinner, held at noon at the Gospel Chapel on Christmas day. The numbers were down slightly from last year where over 400 were served.

“Last year there wasn’t a dinner at Christina Lake, plus many of the survivors of the devastating fire in Curlew attended the dinner last year...
By Mona Mattei On on Thursday Dec 23 2010
Arts and culture funding for the Grand Forks area will not be going to referendum next year if the groups involved can work out a plan. At a special meeting of Grand Forks City Council on Monday night, the Grand Forks Art Gallery Society and the Boundary Museum Society were both clear that they do not want their funding to be put out for a vote.
 
“The recommendation...
By Boundary Sentinel On on Thursday Dec 16 2010
In the spirit of Christmas sharing the students of Hutton Elementary school have been busy making Christmas trees to help their community.
 
You may have seen the wonderfully decorated trees that were the backdrop to the school’s recent Christmas concert, well these same trees will be available for purchase at a fundraising auction next week.
 
The...
By Boundary Sentinel On on Thursday Dec 16 2010

The students of John A. Hutton Elementary school proudly presented Christmas is a gift as this year's Christmas concert for family and friends. All the classes took part in this fun display of talent. 

 

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By Contributor On on Wednesday Dec 15 2010

Aboriginal students at Selkirk College and College of the Rockies will find support and a place to gather once construction is complete on the colleges’ newly announced Aboriginal Gathering Places. The two spaces, valued together at nearly $2.5 million, will be built thanks in part to a $400,000 contribution from Columbia Basin Trust (CBT).

 

“The Aboriginal Gathering Places will...

By Boundary Sentinel On on Tuesday Dec 14 2010

A unique video by a Vancouver comedy duo, Local Anxiety, gives a little different take on the 21st century Christmas. From their eco-comedy CD Greenpieces, the duo take what began as an innocent video and created a new Christmas icon.

As half of Local Anxiety Mark Leiren puts it:


"It was supposed to be a simple little Local...
By Mona Mattei On on Sunday Dec 12 2010

Children from kindergarten through to grade 7 took their audience through the Twelve Days of Christmas at the annual Dr. Perley Elementary School Christmas concert. Held on Dec. 8, the show included a cast of narrators, and singers from every grade.

Just click on the pictures below for the enlarged view, or watch the video. Don't stop before the end of the video - the youngest group were...

By Mona Mattei On on Thursday Dec 09 2010
City council in Grand Forks is divided over funding for the art gallery. Despite an impassioned request for a renewed commitment of funding, the art gallery came away empty handed from the council meeting on Monday night. Although Councillor Gene Robert put forward a motion to provide an additional $30,000 in funding to the society, the split on council was enough to defeat the question....

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