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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...

By Michelle Croissant On on Tuesday Jun 17 2014

The writer apologizes for the late publication of this article, which was submitted earlier but never received due to a technical issue.

A huge crowd or motorcycle riders, enthusiasts and the simply curious turned out Saturday May 31 for the 5th annual Motorcycle Awareness Day, held in the Grand Forks Overwaitea parking lot. With temperatures in the mid 20's, it may have been a...

By Contributor On on Saturday Jun 14 2014
'Come home to the lake' is the rallying call for Christina Lake Homecoming Summer
Festival,now in its fifth year. This year's theme: “Community Shines” aims to inspire the many returning residents and visitors to toast the little community that could, and catch a little of the local sparkle.
Imaginative planning makes this an interactive weekend for all – starting with the Wine...
By Larry Hudema On on Saturday Jun 14 2014
On June 24th Spotlight Films will be presenting “Gabrielle”.
The musically gifted but developmentally challenged Gabrielle (Gabrielle Marion-Rivard) lives in a group home with four other adults who have similar disabilities. Like all young women, Gabrielle wants her independence, but of course her situation is exceptional. When she falls in love with a similarly challenged young...
By Contributor On on Friday Jun 13 2014

Mountain bike riders from the Kettle River Valley, the Okanagan, and the Slocan Valley gathered to do the inaugural ride on the new Dave Swetland Memorial Trail in Fife. Dave, son of Pete and Emily Swetland, grew up in Fife and established a reputation as one of the most accomplished and extreme mountain bike riders in the Kootenays until his untimely death several years ago. Many of his...

By Grand Forks and... On on Tuesday Jun 10 2014
Call me old-fashioned - but I still love newspapers. I like newspapers, and I like traditional music. Lucky for me, this month we're showing a wonderful NFB documentary on a thriving newspaper in small-town Ontario, and we've got the spectacularly talented Vazzy duo returning yet again to share some tunes from Acadia, Quebec and France. But more on that in just a moment... Movie Night Come to...

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