Agreement expires on Esso and Tim Hortons development

Despite significant work by both parties, the next step in the agreement was not met before the renewal limit of the PSA was reached in  Esso, Tim Hortons development.

The purchase and sale agreement on the land that was to have been an Esso and Tim Hortons on Highway 3 has fallen through.

The City of Grand Forks noted on Tuesday that, after two extensions, the purchase and sale agreement (PSA) on the parcel of land expected to be an Esso and Tim Hortons has expired.

“Despite significant work by both parties, the next step in the agreement was not met before the renewal limit of the PSA was reached,” said City of Grand Forks communications officer Cavan Gates in a press release.

Avalanche Canada issues 'High' risk in backcountry

Avalanche Canada is asking the public to be extremely careful.

Avalanche Canada is asking the public to be extremely careful when venturing into the backcountry over the next few days as recent high elevation rain has created very dangerous avalanche conditions.

"Very large natural avalanches are expected on Wednesday," said the Avalanche Canada website warning.

"Now is an appropriate time to avoid all avalanche terrain including the run out zones of large avalanches paths."

Film Screening in Rossland: A New Economy

From the documentary film "A New Economy"

 A recent documentary film, " A New Economy," explores what might happen if working together for the common good were to become the most common business model.

Can the world be saved?  Can co-operation save us? Or can global capitalism, with its dependence on the infinite exponential economic growth demanded by return on investment, continue unabated without exhausting the resources that support our economy and ending our civilization? The answer to the latter question is arguably "no."  The answer to the first question -- can co-operation save us -- may well be yes, if we can achieve a paradigm shift in values, this film suggests.

Canada Caught on Camera exhibit starts at Gallery 2

Canada Caught on Camera project opens Saturday March 18 at Gallery 2 in Grand Forks.

After five months of learning and working on their photos, participants of the Canada Caught on Camera project are ready to show their talents.

A small exhibit of 18 photos exploring the concept of inclusion and exclusion will open at Gallery 2 in Grand Forks on Saturday March 18 at 11 a.m.

Expect both literal and artistic explorations of the assigned themes. The exhibit includes everything from a photo of an ancient family orchard shrouded in a winter mist to the community gathering at the annual Christmas tree light up.

Recovery of our most endangered plants and animals is possible

Dan Kraus is Weston Conservation Scientist with the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

I lost my Cracker Jack wildlife cards sometime in the 1980s, but the images printed on the cards are still vivid in my mind. The small cards came wrapped in clear plastic and featured a holographic image of a wildlife species in danger.

I can still see the pencil marks in the top drawer of my old desk where I marked lines to keep them organized. There was a special area in my drawer reserved for the handful of species that lived in my country, and were at risk of extinction.

City’s chief administrative officer tenders his ‘unexpected’ resignation

CAO Doug Allin had been with the city for seven years, starting in 2012.

One of the city’s top bureaucrats is leaving his post this month, but it is not an expected departure.

On Feb. 27 the City of Grand Forks announced that chief administrative officer Doug Allin had tendered his resignation from his position, effective March 24.

The move came with no prior warning or fanfare in previous city council meetings or correspondence and leaves a sudden hole at the top of the municipal government structure, with no chance for overlap and training with an incoming CAO.

Spring forward into Daylight Savings Time Sunday

The practice, when time springs forward at 2 a.m., occurs the second Sunday in March.

Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse with the extended winter weather that good old Time Change weekend comes along.

Sunday morning is the start of Daylight Savings Time — one of the most dreaded days on the calendar —  when clocks are pushed forward one hour.

The practice, when time springs forward at 2 a.m., occurs the second Sunday in March.

Snowmaggedon baby recovering in hospital

Baby Elizabeth is pictured doing just fine with mom Ashley, dad  Matt, brother Finn, and sister Emma. — Submitted photo

A Nelson family is praising the staff at Kootenay Lake Hospital and Interior Health for saving the life of their premature baby, who had to be medevaced to Kelowna in the middle of February’s biggest snowstorm.

Officials with Interior Health say it was one of the most complicated medical transfers they’ve ever had to do- one that involved doctors and nurses from Nelson, Trail, Grand Forks and Kelowna, the provincial ambulance service, and even snowplough operators along Highway 3.

Castlegar and Grand Forks Air Cadets visit Operation PALACI

Sam Whitehead learns about sighting the gun. — Submitted photo

During a recent weekend in February, Air Cadets from Grand Forks and Castlegar travelled to the Roger’s Pass to visit the Canadian Forces Personnel who are part of Operation PALACI.

Every year, from November to April, the artillery task force is deployed in Rogers Pass with 105-mm howitzers modified for precision firing from roadside gun platforms. This year, artillery troops are from 1st Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, based out of CFB Shilo, Manitoba, as well various reserve artillery units.

City looks to abolish daylight savings time and unregulated micro transmitters

The changing to Pacific Daylight Savings Time each spring has a negative impact on people’s health and cognitive awareness. — Screen shot photo

Daylight Savings Time and micro cell phone towers drew the attention and ire of city council as it considered resolutions to bring to the provincial table for approval.

Each year the Association of Kootenay and Boundary Local Governments (AKBLG) allows its member municipalities the opportunity to put forward resolutions that address issues of a broader spectrum for the Kootenay-Boundary region for the membership’s consideration.

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