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By Contributor On on Saturday Nov 13 2010
The Elks of Canada, founded in 1912, is a national fraternal and charitable organization of dedicated men and women volunteering through local lodges. There are 13,200 members in over 260 locations throughout the country following the motto: "promoting and serving community needs".  
 
Locally, Elks Lodge #493 Grand Forks & Boundary area...
By Mona Mattei On on Sunday Nov 07 2010
A city council decision to cut over $30,000 in funding will have a devastating impact on the ability of the Grand Forks Art Gallery to operate. Although the reduction is not in effect until January 2011, the Gallery will need to start taking steps immediately to address the change, said President Robert Morton.
 
“This motion was a surprise to us,” said Morton. “We’...
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...

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