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By Alex Atamanenko MP On on Wednesday Jun 04 2014

On June 3, BC Southern Interior MP, Alex Atamanenko hosted the Ottawa premiere of “The Change Agents”.

The evening was co-sponsored by the Citizens Climate Lobby, Ontario Chapter and saw more than 70 people in attendance, including 10 Members of Parliament.

“It was an honour for me to host this important event. I would like to thank Cathy Orlando of the Citizens Climate Lobby for...

By Contributor On on Wednesday Jun 04 2014

The Boundary area of southern B.C. has launched a redesigned tourism website that incorporates the latest leading-edge tourism marketing strategies and displays compelling new images and stories about the memorable experiences travellers can enjoy there.

The new ‘Boundary Country’ website – – was launched May 15 as the result of a...

By Michelle Croissant On on Tuesday Jun 03 2014

Approximately 16 vendors were set up Saturday for this year's Spring Small Business Faire at the Seniors Hall in Grand Forks City Park. In addition to giving local businesses an opportunity for networking and marketing their wares, the Fair also helps raise money for the Agricultural Society through a hot lunch by donation and door prizes. 

From handmade chocolates and baked goods to...

By Shara JJ Cooper On on Friday May 30 2014

Many Boundary residents already know who Amanda Thate is – a 20-year-old local singer known for her vocals. But in the next few months, her name is going to become more familiar in the industry and on radio stations as Thate continues to advance her career.

The first big news for Thate is that she is launching her debut album – an EP -- called “Something Brave” on June 2. The album will...

By Grand Forks and... On on Tuesday May 27 2014

Summer is almost here!  And when it arrives, it will bring with it corn and watermelon and floating down the river and all those great things – as well as long, lazy days at the lake. We are lucky to have such a beautiful (and warm) lake, whether we’re swimming in it, canoeing, boating, or just sitting on the beach soaking it all in. For several years now we have had a once-a-week library...

By Laurie Grant On on Monday May 26 2014

Lisa’s Lakeside Bistro – “Gourmet on the Go” - named after the owner/operator Lisa Smith.

Address: 1675 Hwy 3, Christina Lake, BC, V0H 1E0 (Christina Lake Living Arts Welcome Centre)

Phone: 250-447-2554

Hours: 7 days a week open at 7am – 4pm Sun-Thurs & 7am – 8pm Thurs/Fri with free Wi-Fi

Menu Breakfast...

By Larry Hudema On on Saturday May 17 2014

In the tradition of Father/Son journeys the likes of which include Daedalus and Icarus, the road trip depicted in “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance”, (the former ending badly of course), and personal experience, “Nebraska” is a road trip of personal and relationship growth and discovery.

Starring Bruce Dern, as Woody Grant, whose rare comic role was “The Burbs” and who is also...

By Grand Forks and... On on Tuesday May 13 2014

May has so far been a month of rain and sunshine – just the way gardeners like it, and just the way gardens like it. Everywhere you look there are tulips, lilacs, and veggie starts. And I know I’m not the only one who thinks that’s great. You know who else does? Deer, that’s who!

If there’s one thing we like around Grand Forks, its controversy (water metering, anyone?) – and when it...

By Michelle Croissant On on Monday May 12 2014

Area ‘C’ Director Grace McGregor recently welcomed Alternative Wastewater Consultant Scott Sargert to the Christina Lake Community Hall to speak about the Lake’s Living Machine, or Eco-Machine™, and how it works. Sargert was brought in to provide some much needed operations support for the Eco-Machine™, housed within the building behind the Welcome Centre.

A small but enthusiastic...

By Tayla Scott On on Thursday May 08 2014

The city's next Citizen of the Year Award is up for grabs, as Castlegar's Knights of Columbus are accepting nominations until May 16. The Knights as a group will decide who the celebrated recipient will be on May 20. According to Brian Bogle, manager of Safeway in Castlegar and Knights of Columbus member, the winner should be announced by May 24.