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By Mona Mattei On on Thursday Dec 09 2010
City council in Grand Forks is divided over funding for the art gallery. Despite an impassioned request for a renewed commitment of funding, the art gallery came away empty handed from the council meeting on Monday night. Although Councillor Gene Robert put forward a motion to provide an additional $30,000 in funding to the society, the split on council was enough to defeat the question....
By Mona Mattei On on Thursday Dec 09 2010
The 21st anniversary of the Montréal Massacre, a tragic act of gender-based violence that left 14 young women dead was recognized on Dec. 6. The Boundary Women’s Resource Centre organized two memorial events – a ceremony and lowering of the flag at city hall for the day and a film event in the evening.
A small group gathered for the flag lowering ceremony in the...
By Contributor On on Sunday Dec 05 2010

On Dec. 18 Grand Forks will join tens of thousands of volunteers throughout North America braving winter weather to add a new layer to over a century of data. The annual Christmas bird count (CBC) is the longest running citizen science survey in the world.  

For many years, the Christmas bird count was organized at the continental scale by the National Audubon Society. Since 2000,...
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...