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By Mona Mattei On on Tuesday Nov 02 2010
Halloween pumpkins were auctioned on Saturday just in time for the spooky day. The live auction, held outside the Grand Forks and District Savings Credit Union, was the first annual pumpkin fundraiser for the local agriculture society. This year Grand Forks and Boundary Regional Agricultural Society (GFBRAS) decided to share their good fortune and send the money raised to the farmers in...
By Mona Mattei On on Monday Nov 01 2010
Grants from the local area foundation have helped build the communities of the Boundary since 1997. This year the Phoenix Foundation of the Boundary Communities was able to grant about $15,000 across the region aiding local organizations to create change.
 
At their annual community social, recently held in Greenwood, two of the grant recipients gave an overview of...
By Mona Mattei On on Sunday Oct 31 2010
Keeping out the deer was a priority for the Midway Community Gardens and funding from the Senior Boundary Growers project has made that possible. The Growers project provided a donation of $3500 to the gardens and the fencing was celebrated last week with project co-ordinators and dignitaries.
 
About 15 people attended the unveiling of the new fence complete with...
By Contributor On on Sunday Oct 31 2010
Canadians have been told, “If you work hard, things will get better.”  But while corporations protected their profits, hard-working Canadians’ lives and livelihoods have unraveled. The recession erased jobs and piled up public and private debt, leaving more people poor or insecure.
 
The Boundary Women's Coalition and MP Alex Atamanenko are...
By Alex Atamanenko On on Tuesday Oct 26 2010

New Democrats are asking tough questions about foreign ownership in light of the revelation that the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has no research on the impact of foreign ownership in Canada’s broadcast and telecom industries. Speaking to the issue in late July, New Democrat Culture Critic Charlie Angus said the Harper government’s decision to open the...

By Contributor On on Thursday Oct 21 2010

Legendary group Po’ Girl brings its own definitive sound to Gallery 2 (formerly Grand Forks Art Gallery) with their distinct voices, and incredible harmonies these multi-instrumentalists will bring the perfect sound to each song, with penned poetic tunes encouraging you to hum along. 

The name Po’ Girl is a nod to the women of New Orleans who, at the time of the railroad strikes,...
By Kyra Hoggan On on Thursday Oct 21 2010

Former Governor General of Canada Adrienne Clarkson was in town this week, conducting interviews for a book she’s planning to publish next year. Entitled Room For All Of Us, the book will focus on a variety of immigrant populations coming out of places of struggle, how coming to Canada impacted them, and how they themselves changed the Canadian culture and landscape.

She interviewed...
By Contributor On on Sunday Oct 17 2010

Common Grounds TV has launched! Starting in Halifax, the co-hosts prepared for filming during their cross-Canada trip from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Tofino, British Columbia. 

Born of a mutual desire to chronicle the best places to get coffee on the ultimate road trip, Nik Green and Edan Marshall took Common Grounds TV traveling through the nation's most interesting cities, visiting...
By Mona Mattei On on Thursday Oct 14 2010
A stroll through the latest art exhibit to open at the Grand Forks Art Gallery is both educational and exotic. The traditional Tibetan art by Choegyal Rinpoche depicts Tibetan life from sketches to full colour paintings. Some of the works are strictly spiritual renditions, but most are of the day-to-day life of a Tibetan.
 
The 60 Tibetan Pearls exhibit is truly a...
By Contributor On on Thursday Oct 14 2010

Next Friday, Oct. 22 marks the beginning of Boundary District Arts Council’s Performance 2010-2011 concert series, as Ballet Kelowna dances its new fall offering, Aspects of Love. This dance company first graced the Grand Forks stage in 2006.

What in 2002 seemed like a pipe dream has blossomed into a “Made in Kelowna” boutique dance company that is gaining attention across B....

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