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By Grand Forks and... On on Friday Aug 08 2014

This time around, we’re going to talk about books. Books that we like, and books that you like.

Books That We Like

Back by popular demand, here are some staff book (and DVD!) reviews to help you find your next great read:

I’m Not Scared of you or Anything (Jon Paul Fiorentino)

This wild and wacky collection of short stories is never dull –...

By Contributor On on Wednesday Aug 06 2014

2014 Equine Empowerment Camps are being offered for West Kootenay area youth from ages five to 19 free of charge.  These camps are sponsored by Columba Basin Trust, Arrow Lakes Therapeutic Riding Association and Pass Creek Regional Exhibition Society.  

Camp participants will receive two, 1.5 hour lessons per camp, which will be tailored to each individual and include working with...

By Grand Forks and... On on Tuesday Jul 22 2014

Here at the library, we love books. No, seriously, we do. For the past few months we’ve been putting up staff book reviews on our website – but now, in newsprint for the very first time, we’ll be sharing some of these with you. But not until the end of this column. Not until I’ve shared some important messages with you all.

Where the Wild Things Are

Now that the...

By Boundary Sentinel On on Friday Jul 18 2014

Self-described "YOLO" (You Only Live Once) travellers Cindy Aspden and Joe Vas made their way through Grand Forks and learned a little about the local Doukhobour mill on their way. 

Check out their attached YouTube video to find out how it went. 

By Boundary Sentinel On on Friday Jul 18 2014

Mr. Mojo -- a Nelson-based musician -- was selected by the Kootenay Library Federation at libraries across the region. Grand Forks was his last stop on a 12 stop tour. 

He performed at 1 p.m. in the children's section of the library to a growing crowd of eager faces. Some of his songs included "Dirty Old Bear," which placed in a BearAware BC contest and "The Ice Cream Song." 


By Boundary Sentinel On on Friday Jul 18 2014

Greenwood has been awarded $18,670 in grant money from the Job Creation Partnership grant, according to an announcement Mayor Nipper Kettle made on his Facebook page. 

The money will be used toward beautifying the City of Greenwood with special attention going to O'Hairi Park -- the main city park -- and the A-Frame structure within. Some work will be done in-kind. 

"Many thanks...

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...