Kathleen Saylors

Johnson, far right, at her retirement celebration earlier this month with the recreation department staff. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Kim Johnson retires from rec department

Johnson had worked at Grand Forks Recreation Department for 25 years

Johnson, far right, at her retirement celebration earlier this month with the recreation department staff. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
RCMP look into broken window at new Whispers of Hope

RCMP look into broken window at new Whispers of Hope

There were no injuries in the incident

RCMP look into broken window at new Whispers of Hope
Grand Forks Skating Club Star-level skater Violet Villanueve draws the name from a hat for the lucky student to receive a year’s membership to the club free, thanks to an anonymous donor.

Skating club receives donations, to host ice gala

The show kicks off at 7 p.m. tonight

Grand Forks Skating Club Star-level skater Violet Villanueve draws the name from a hat for the lucky student to receive a year’s membership to the club free, thanks to an anonymous donor.
City council is debating a proposed new location for the Whispers of Hope community kitchen. File photo

Grand Forks city councillors debate proposed Whispers of Hope location

There are calls for a public forum and bylaw reform

City council is debating a proposed new location for the Whispers of Hope community kitchen. File photo
Sophie, played by Mayanne Houghton-Gargul.

PHOTOS: Mamma Mia takes a bow

The Boundary Musical and Theatre Society completed four shows of the smash hit

Sophie, played by Mayanne Houghton-Gargul.
Coun. Neil Krog and Shawn McIver of Lime Creek Logging at the site of the South Ruckle Bank Armouring project on Thursday. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Bank armouring begins in South Ruckle

The rocks placed along the riverbank will prevent future erosion.

Coun. Neil Krog and Shawn McIver of Lime Creek Logging at the site of the South Ruckle Bank Armouring project on Thursday. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Column: A fond farewell to Grand Forks

Reporter Kate Saylors bids the paper goodbye after three years.

Pamela Kennedy and Mel Carroll, two residents against the proposed Whispers of Hope kitchen location, collecting signatures on Monday.  (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Whispers of Hope leases new kitchen location, residents petition

The new location is close to City Hall.

Pamela Kennedy and Mel Carroll, two residents against the proposed Whispers of Hope kitchen location, collecting signatures on Monday.  (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
Five of the Boundary Volunteer Income Tax clinic’s volunteers at the clinic’s new location at the Grand Forks and District Public Library. Pictured, from left (back): Karen Johnson, Lorraine Dick, Ursula Flury (front) Terry Lemke Mooney, Karen Head. Not pictured: Virginia Holmes.  (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Tax help available at Boundary volunteer-run clinic

The annual program started up on Wednesday.

Five of the Boundary Volunteer Income Tax clinic’s volunteers at the clinic’s new location at the Grand Forks and District Public Library. Pictured, from left (back): Karen Johnson, Lorraine Dick, Ursula Flury (front) Terry Lemke Mooney, Karen Head. Not pictured: Virginia Holmes.  (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
The cast and crew of the Boundary Musical and Theatre Society’s prodiuction of Mamma Mia ran through the production on Thursday night in dress rehersal. The production opens Friday, March 1 and runs March 1-3 and March 7-10. Tickets and showtimes abailable at www.eventbrite.ca/e/mamma-mia-tickets.

Mamma Mia to take the stage this weekend

The Boundary Musical and Theatre Society production was three years in the making.

The cast and crew of the Boundary Musical and Theatre Society’s prodiuction of Mamma Mia ran through the production on Thursday night in dress rehersal. The production opens Friday, March 1 and runs March 1-3 and March 7-10. Tickets and showtimes abailable at www.eventbrite.ca/e/mamma-mia-tickets.
GFI tournament coordinator and head umpire Steve Boutang. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Cuban team joining Grand Forks International baseball lineup

Teams are coming from across North America for the tournament June 25 to July 1.

GFI tournament coordinator and head umpire Steve Boutang. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
Members of Grand Forks’ Special Olympics hockey team boarded the bus to the Special Olympics BC Winter Games on Thursday morning from the Save On parking lot. The team is joined by members from Castlegar, and local coach Dale Redford is headed with the team to Vernon to coach them through the games.   (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Grand Forks athletes finish on the podium at Special O Winter Games

The team went to Vernon last week with players from Castlegar.

Members of Grand Forks’ Special Olympics hockey team boarded the bus to the Special Olympics BC Winter Games on Thursday morning from the Save On parking lot. The team is joined by members from Castlegar, and local coach Dale Redford is headed with the team to Vernon to coach them through the games.   (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
The Grand Forks Secondary School girls’ senior basketball team finished first at a weekend tournament in Grand Forks, making the team Kootenay champions for the second year in a row. The team is headed to provincials in Abbotsford on March 7. (Riley Friesen/Submitted)

Basketball team finishes first in zone, heads to provincials

The team is fundraising at the Gem Theatre this Sunday.

The Grand Forks Secondary School girls’ senior basketball team finished first at a weekend tournament in Grand Forks, making the team Kootenay champions for the second year in a row. The team is headed to provincials in Abbotsford on March 7. (Riley Friesen/Submitted)
Red Cross extends for flood program

Red Cross extends for flood program

The program offers up to $18,500 for flood-related damage.

Red Cross extends for flood program
Grand Forks council flip-flops on BC Housing proposal

Grand Forks council flip-flops on BC Housing proposal

The low-income housing project on 19th was recalled for a second vote.

Grand Forks council flip-flops on BC Housing proposal
The Grand Forks Secondary School senior girls’ basketball team is on fire! The team came out four for four from a weekend tournament in Osoyoos over the long weekend, and is hosting the Kootenay zone championships at GFSS this weekend. The team encourages the public to come out on Friday night and cheer them on when the play at 5:15 p.m., defending their title as Kootenay champions. The top two teams from this weekend’s tournament will go to provincials in Abbotsford this March. Pictured, the team after winning the Osoyoos tournament 4-0 Feb. 15-17. (Riley Friesen/Submitted)

GFSS girls’ basketball to host Kootenay championships

Cheer the team on Friday night.

The Grand Forks Secondary School senior girls’ basketball team is on fire! The team came out four for four from a weekend tournament in Osoyoos over the long weekend, and is hosting the Kootenay zone championships at GFSS this weekend. The team encourages the public to come out on Friday night and cheer them on when the play at 5:15 p.m., defending their title as Kootenay champions. The top two teams from this weekend’s tournament will go to provincials in Abbotsford this March. Pictured, the team after winning the Osoyoos tournament 4-0 Feb. 15-17. (Riley Friesen/Submitted)
Christina Lake welcomes new fire chief

Christina Lake welcomes new fire chief

Joe Geary made the move to the Boundary from Sidney.

Christina Lake welcomes new fire chief
(Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Opinion: The Second Street development might be a problem – but it’s not council’s problem

Reporter Kate Saylors writes about the common misconception surrounding a BC Housing development.

(Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
The junior and senior Grand Forks Secondary School boys basketball teams took on Stanley Humphries Secondary School from Castlegar on Feb. 4 for two home-court games. The teams performed well against their Kootenay rivals, and the senior team especially brought some players off the bench to hit it home near the end of the game.  (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Wolves basketball take on Castlegar teams

The boys had a good showing against their Kootenay rivals.

The junior and senior Grand Forks Secondary School boys basketball teams took on Stanley Humphries Secondary School from Castlegar on Feb. 4 for two home-court games. The teams performed well against their Kootenay rivals, and the senior team especially brought some players off the bench to hit it home near the end of the game.  (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
The fire at a local mechanics shop was reported to fire crews around 6 a.m. on Jan. 30. There were no injuries. (Della Mallette/Grand Forks Gazette)

Fire at local repair shop under investigation

The fire has not been deemed suspicious.

The fire at a local mechanics shop was reported to fire crews around 6 a.m. on Jan. 30. There were no injuries. (Della Mallette/Grand Forks Gazette)
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