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By Shara JJ Cooper on Friday Feb 21 2014

Lynne Burch made a presentation to Grand Forks’ city council at their committee of the whole meeting Feb. 11 on behalf of the Grand Forks Rotary Club. The presentation was made to garner support for a much anticipated children’s spray park within city limits.

Burch and other members of the Rotary Club travelled to various communities around BC to explore their spray parks and talk to other Rotary Clubs that had played a role in making the spray park happen.

By Shara JJ Cooper on Friday Feb 21 2014

Margaret Maximenko is getting close to the date when she can officially start campaigning to be Alex Atamanenko’s replacement after he retires.

By Contributor on Friday Feb 21 2014

In preparation for the upcoming season, BC Ambulance Service (BCAS) paramedics are asking local golfers to make sure their cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills are up to par.

On Aug. 12, 2012, a happy family reunion on the links at Christina Lake could have been dramatically different, had three golfers not initiated the "Chain of Survival" - early recognition of sudden cardiac arrest, calling 9-1-1 and applying CPR - for a family member and fellow golfer.

By Shara JJ Cooper on Friday Feb 21 2014

The Boundary Youth Soccer Association (BYSA) is getting ready for their coming soccer season, but they could use more help from the community. 

Each year, for the past four years, the BYSA has had at least 300 kids enrolled in their league. And each year it has grown a little more. This year, they already have at least 60 children registered in their "Kicks for Kids" program, which is a free entry-level program for toddler-aged kids. 

By Grand Forks and District Public Library on Wednesday Feb 19 2014

Here’s what’s going on at the library:

Lego Club

Drop by the library on Friday, February 21 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm for our monthly Lego Club! We got a brand-new bin donated last week to add to our collection – so look out for a whole bunch of new pieces. All ages welcome, and snacks will be provided.

Book Club

By Shara JJ Cooper on Tuesday Feb 18 2014

Last Tuesday’s council meeting got more than a little heated when Grand Forks residents packed the meeting room at Roxul. Citizens had more than a few questions to ask councillors about the proposed water metres.

The room was packed, with people spilling out into the hallway, and most of them were their to show solidarity for a petition that they presented to council, with others wanting to question council on their decisions. 

By Linda Larson on Tuesday Feb 18 2014

This February, we recognize Heart Month, an important time to learn more about heart health.

Cardiovascular disease is a common term used for a number of medical conditions that affect the heart and/or blood vessels. Coronary heart disease, heart failure, hardening of the arteries and irregular heartbeat are all examples of cardiovascular disease.

By Shara JJ Cooper on Sunday Feb 16 2014

It was tea time at the Grand Forks and District Public Library on Saturday (GFPL). The library hosted a Downton Abbey themed tea, which proved popular with 52 adults and seven children coming out to take part.

Downton Abbey is a British period drama TV show that will air its fifth season this year. According to Lizanne Eastwood, event organizer and GFPL’s Program and Outreach Coordinator, the library’s staff has been watching the show since it first started.

By Shara JJ Cooper on Friday Feb 14 2014

Grand Forks RCMP Staff Sgt. Jim Harrison was the first presenter at Tuesday’s committee of the whole meeting, Feb. 11. Harrison came before Grand Forks city council to give his annual report and brought the good news that crime is down in the Kootenay Boundary.

By Shara JJ Cooper on Friday Feb 14 2014

Grand Forks has a new resident author. Jean Lloyd moved to the area last fall and is selling her book “Little Bird” at the gallery 2, Pedallers' Place and the Christina Lake Living Arts Centre.

Lloyd wrote the book when she was living in Fernie, but it is based around Trail, where she grew up.

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