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By Shara JJ Cooper On on Monday Jul 14 2014

Greenwood celebrated 117 years by pulling out the stops at their annual celebration, Saturday.

The day started with a pancake breakfast and parade, which is usual for the event, but it was expanded on many fronts. 

They had 60 vendors set up around the fair, which was held at O'Hairi Park in downtown Greenwood. The number, according to event organizer and Board of Trade Vice...

By Shara JJ Cooper On on Monday Jul 14 2014

It’s grown again.

The 5th annual Christina Lake Homecoming Summer Festival has gone beyond expectations with a large line up of vendors and performances at the July 11th event.

According to organizer Cindy Alblas, they had over 80 vendors at the event plus 14 performances. This year, the event expanded into the evening with live music, kids activities, Luminosity (the local fire...

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...