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Seva Saturday: Herbs and yoga to help beat the winter blues

The fun continues on Seva Saturdays in February as co-op member Anisah Madden offers two classes. The Seva Centre Cooperative’s open community sessions will be held on Feb. 13 and 27. This great opportunity to sample the experience of the instructors from the Seva Centre will continue into March for spring sessions. Admission...

Communities show their pride as they greet the Olympic Torch Relay

Grand Forks greeted the Olympic Torch on Sunday, Jan. 24 in style. About 1,000 people gathered to see the torch as it came through town and to enjoy the entertainment, borscht and hot chocolate. Jock MacKay proudly brought the torch to the stage as his path was lined with people taking pictures of the procession. Celebrations...

Team Breedveld takes the win in snow sculpting contest

The first annual snow sculpting competition held in Grand Forks on Saturday, Jan. 23 left some interesting shapes in city park for the Olympic Torch Relay celebrations. Four teams entered the inaugural event sponsored by Les Johnson of What's Up In Grand Forks. One team had to give up due to the snow conditions, but the other...

Olympic Torch Relay Celebrations across the Boundary

The Olympic Torch Relay is travelling through the Boundary region on Sunday, Jan. 24. Communities from Christina Lake through to Rock Creek received funding to host celebrations as the torch passes by. While Christina Lake, Greenwood, Midway and Rock Creek are designated route communities, Grand Forks is an official rest stop....

Bearing the torch for the Olympics

When the Olympic Flame arrives in Grand Forks on Jan. 24, it will be proudly carried by Jock Mackay, nominated as the community torchbearer to light the celebration cauldron for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay.Jock Mackay is an athletic senior who carries a much bigger torch on behalf of his hometown having moved to ...

Updated: Seva Saturdays coming in January

Seva Saturdays are continuing in the New Year! Starting Jan. 9 the Seva Centre Cooperative will be providing open community sessions two Saturdays each month. This is a great opportunity to sample the experience of the instructors from the Seva Centre. Admission is by donation. Classes are at the Boundary Women’s Centre at ...

Bruins ask for debts to be waived in exchange for team survival

A crippling $12,000 deficit has dampened the hopes of the struggling Border Bruins hockey team as the squad attempts to pull themselves out of the cellar in the Neil Murdoch Division of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. Grand Forks’ Bruins could be facing extinction if the funding deficit isn't solved in the ...

Bruins bruised in latest face off with Nelson

The Nelson Leafs left little time for suspense or hope during Wednesday nights’ game as they drubbed the hometown Bruins 9-1 in front of a sparse crowd.Nelson Leafs’ Adrian Moyls began the early onslaught less than four minutes into the game off a feed from Sean Muller, and the Leafs were off and running. The early goal was...

Local equestrians wrap up solid season

Three local equestrians have hung their tack up for the winter following a very successful run in events across the province. Shawna Fojt, Mandy Nielsen and Barb Nielsen recently finished strong with an impressive showing at the Island 22 3-day event in Chilliwack B.C.The ladies, who run under the moniker Team Griffin, all ...

Bruins win gives hope for next games

The Grand Forks Border Bruins improved their record to two wins and four losses by beating the Beaver Valley Nitehawks last Friday night since trading away Brent Lucente to the Peninsula Panthers of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League. However, the Bruins were unable to climb closer to the .500 mark in the post-Lucente...