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By Contributor On on Wednesday Dec 01 2010

Did you miss the Santa Parade last Friday? Me too, but thanks to Les Johnson and What's Up In Grand Forks, we didn't have to miss it at all! Watch the video to see the parade from, not one, but two points of view! 

By Mona Mattei On on Thursday Nov 25 2010
The newest in a wide spectrum of programs helping people of all ages in our communities with literacy is starting next week. The launch of the Community Learning Place at the Grand Forks Public Library is the latest in a number of local adult literacy options. Adult Programs Co-ordinator, Sheila Dobie, says the sessions are an open drop-in for anyone who is interested in receiving assistance...
By Nik Green On on Wednesday Nov 24 2010
With fall passing by, we enter the consumer-driven frenzy that leads up to the holidays, and I personally couldn't be happier. Gifts, chocolates and Kahlua laden lattes not withstanding I'm most excited because this is about the time of year I bust out my favourite Christmas films.
 
One flick stands head and shoulders above the rest in my personal opinion as ...
By Contributor On on Sunday Nov 21 2010
A growing number of Canadians are developing their own personal "brands" as part of a trend toward taking greater control over their careers, including steps to help differentiate themselves in a fast-changing workplace, according to the latest survey results from workforce solutions leader Kelly Services.
 
The findings are part of the...
By Contributor On on Wednesday Nov 17 2010

Selkirk College Contemporary Music and Technology Instructor Cheryl Hodgehas been nominated for the 2010 Hollywood Music and Media Awards (HMMA) for Best Jazz Song-Indigo.

She will be heading to Hollywood, California, to participate in the Awards that takes place on Thursday, November 18, 2010, at the world famous Kodak Theater Complex.

This is Hodge’s first major award...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Nov 16 2010

 

Seasoned professional work in a variety of genres, from wood work, fibre art, glass, jewellery and pottery, as well as emerging artisans will be available for Christmas gifts at the upcoming annual craft showcase. 
 
See the handcrafted, traditional Santas and other Christmas decorations by Caron Leroy. Touch the smooth, flawless wooden bowls and vessels turned in...
By Contributor On on Tuesday Nov 16 2010

Like a one-man orchestra, Belarus-born Alexander Sevastian’s lightening-fast mastery of the accordion creates a rich, multi-layered sound that swells and stretches across a room, painting the listener’s mind with vivid imagery. 

A master of his craft, this three-time International Accordion Competition winner began playing at the tender age of seven. Now, Sevastian tours extensively...

By Anisah Madden On on Sunday Nov 14 2010
Heated, passionate comments arose from the public as a film and panel presentation on the subject of poverty in this community and across the nation brought the issue of the working poor to the forefront. Over 80 people attended the screening of the film "Poor No More" and a poverty forum co-sponsored by MP Alex Atamanenko (BC Southern Interior) and the Boundary Women's Resource...
By Contributor On on Saturday Nov 13 2010
The Elks of Canada, founded in 1912, is a national fraternal and charitable organization of dedicated men and women volunteering through local lodges. There are 13,200 members in over 260 locations throughout the country following the motto: "promoting and serving community needs".  
 
Locally, Elks Lodge #493 Grand Forks & Boundary area...
By Mona Mattei On on Sunday Nov 07 2010
A city council decision to cut over $30,000 in funding will have a devastating impact on the ability of the Grand Forks Art Gallery to operate. Although the reduction is not in effect until January 2011, the Gallery will need to start taking steps immediately to address the change, said President Robert Morton.
 
“This motion was a surprise to us,” said Morton. “We’...

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