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by Boundary Sentinel on Monday Jan 25 2010

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 entrants were successful in their designs.

"The competition...

by Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Jan 21 2010

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. The torch will stay in Grand Forks for 45 minutes as the torch-...

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Jan 21 2010

A local man passed away last Friday on Red Mountain. This was the first death of the year on the ski hill.

On Friday, January 15th, 65 year old Gordon Earnest Reeve from Castlegar was up on the hill skiing with friends in the Paradise area. While coming down through the trees in the “Inagadadavida” trees alongside Southern Belle, he became separated from his group. His friends...

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Jan 14 2010

Quite possibly the most unique, fun and old-school extreme events in town, the annual Spokane Street homemade bobsled race has been brought back from the brink of extinction. Last year, following a lack of cooperation from spectators on keeping the course clear and some hassling of volunteer course workers, the safety of the event was called into question and was cancelled.

As one of...

by Dr. Brenda Gill on Monday Jan 11 2010

Now that you’re getting back on track with eating after the holidays, it is a good time to consider some ways to clear the system of the chemicals from eating, drugs, smoking and  drinking.


  • Your foods should be high...
by Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Jan 07 2010

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 Grand Forks originally to open a ski shop after developing a...

by Mona Mattei on Wednesday Jan 06 2010

The unfortunate death of an Albertan man in an avalanche over the weekend in Rossland is a tragic reminder that avalanche awareness is critical to anyone doing backcountry sports in the Kootenay Boundary. Greg Johnson, avalanche forecaster for the Canadian Avalanche Centre based in Revelstoke, explained that current conditions across the regions are dangerous.

“It sounds like what...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 05 2010

 At the Haywood NorAm races in Quebec this weekend, three BC racers ended up in the top ten. Rossland's Rebecca Reid, 17, won the junior girls 10 km (2 x 5 km) pursuit trials with a strong skate leg, pulling away from a group of 5 skiers after the transition to take the first race of the World Junior Trials at the Miriam Bedard Ski Centre in Quebec City.

Top 5 Junior Women: