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Gene Simmons dances with guests onstage at CannaFest 2018.                                (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Gene Simmons to launch new Titans of Rock music festival in Grand Forks

The rock legend has partnered with Chuck Varabioff to run Titans of Rock in Grand Forks

Gene Simmons dances with guests onstage at CannaFest 2018.                                (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
A photo of a white sedan carrying a snowmobile was posted to the BC RCMP Traffic Twitter account on Jan. 7.                                (@BCRCMPTraffic/Twitter)

RCMP seek driver of car reportedly seen carrying snowmobile on its roof

The white Crown Victoria was reportedly seen travelling through the Grand Forks area

A photo of a white sedan carrying a snowmobile was posted to the BC RCMP Traffic Twitter account on Jan. 7.                                (@BCRCMPTraffic/Twitter)
A white pickup truck (seen here on tow truck) crashed after a semi-trailer truck struck a nearby power pole and crossed all lanes of traffic on Friday morning on highway 3, cutting power to 11 customers and stopping traffic flow for an hour at a scene just east of Grand Forks.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Accident east of Grand Forks shuts down traffic, power

Traffic began flowing again by 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 3

A white pickup truck (seen here on tow truck) crashed after a semi-trailer truck struck a nearby power pole and crossed all lanes of traffic on Friday morning on highway 3, cutting power to 11 customers and stopping traffic flow for an hour at a scene just east of Grand Forks.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Johl Chato has released a five-song Christmas album titled Dreaming of a Green Christmas that features cannabis-themed parody songs of classic Christmas tunes.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Grand Forks artist plays pot riff on classic Christmas carols

‘Rudolph the Red-Eyed Reindeer,’ ‘Let it Grow’ and ‘Green Christmas’ are on Johl Chato’s holiday album

Johl Chato has released a five-song Christmas album titled Dreaming of a Green Christmas that features cannabis-themed parody songs of classic Christmas tunes.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Flood recovery manager Graham Watt answers questions about the buyouts of properties selected for flood mitigation infrastructure in November at Grand Forks City Hall.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

City of Grand Forks apologizes for portraying residents as victims in wake of 2018 floods

The apology also says that buyouts part of infrastructure plan, not flood recovery

Flood recovery manager Graham Watt answers questions about the buyouts of properties selected for flood mitigation infrastructure in November at Grand Forks City Hall.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
A Jeep balances on a roadside barrier after colliding with an empty tanker truck that crossed the centre line on Hwy 3 near Christina Lake on Wednesday.                                (@TranBC_WestKoot/Twitter)

Two accidents block Hwy 3 east of Christina Lake

Fire chief: pregnant female in vehicle that rolled off the road was headed to Trail to have her baby

A Jeep balances on a roadside barrier after colliding with an empty tanker truck that crossed the centre line on Hwy 3 near Christina Lake on Wednesday.                                (@TranBC_WestKoot/Twitter)
Grand Forks residents rally on Nov. 15 to raise awareness about the flood buyout process and to ask for “a fair deal.”                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Grand Forks residents protest on bridge to call for ‘fair’ compensation after 2018 floods

Demonstrators also criticized how long it has taken to be offered land deals

Grand Forks residents rally on Nov. 15 to raise awareness about the flood buyout process and to ask for “a fair deal.”                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
A map of Grand Forks shows properties subject to buyouts (highlighted in orange) and other infrastructure plans related to the city’s flood management plan.                                (Boundary Flood Recovery)

Grand Forks property buyout negotiations, purchases to begin in December

The City has proposed a land swap deal for affected residents

A map of Grand Forks shows properties subject to buyouts (highlighted in orange) and other infrastructure plans related to the city’s flood management plan.                                (Boundary Flood Recovery)
Richard Cannings (NDP), Connie Denesiuk (Liberal), Carolina Hopkins (Independent), Tara Howse (Green), Helena Konanz (Conservative) and Sean Taylor (People’s Party) are the six candidates running in the South Okanagan–West Kootenay riding in the 2019 federal election.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

How local candidates are using Facebook to advertise directly to you

Liberal campaign is the biggest spender on Facebook ads in South Okanangan–West Kootenay

Richard Cannings (NDP), Connie Denesiuk (Liberal), Carolina Hopkins (Independent), Tara Howse (Green), Helena Konanz (Conservative) and Sean Taylor (People’s Party) are the six candidates running in the South Okanagan–West Kootenay riding in the 2019 federal election.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
WATCH: South Okanagan-West Kootenay candidates answer students’ questions at Grand Forks forums

WATCH: South Okanagan-West Kootenay candidates answer students’ questions at Grand Forks forums

The Grand Forks Gazette filmed the all-candidates’ public forum, held Oct. 8 at Grand Forks Secondary

WATCH: South Okanagan-West Kootenay candidates answer students’ questions at Grand Forks forums
Grand Forks Aquatic Centre - Credit BoundaryBC.com

Former B.C. lifeguard gets house arrest for possession of child porn

Cees Vanderniet of Grand Forks will serve six months of house arrest, then two years’ probation

Grand Forks Aquatic Centre - Credit BoundaryBC.com
Banjo player Edward Pearson will be among the entertainers at Peace In! Peace Out! at the USCC Community Centre on Friday.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Marathon variety show for peace starts Friday

“Like the old love-ins and sit-ins.”

Banjo player Edward Pearson will be among the entertainers at Peace In! Peace Out! at the USCC Community Centre on Friday.                                (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)
Weeding out the competition: Grand Forks to host cannabis contest at fall fair

Weeding out the competition: Grand Forks to host cannabis contest at fall fair

Mayor to be among judges evaluating look, smell and ‘burnability’

Weeding out the competition: Grand Forks to host cannabis contest at fall fair
Don’t miss the Kootenay edition of the Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair on August 22 at the Days Inn & Conference Centre in Cranbrook (Pixabay photo).

Devoted attitude key to job success in B.C.

Check out the Kootenay edition of the Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair on August 22

Don’t miss the Kootenay edition of the Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair on August 22 at the Days Inn & Conference Centre in Cranbrook (Pixabay photo).
Grand Forks fire chief no longer employed after bullying allegation

Grand Forks fire chief no longer employed after bullying allegation

The City would not say if the fire chief was fired or resigned from his position

Grand Forks fire chief no longer employed after bullying allegation
Grand Forks Fire and Rescue (Black Press Media files)

Grand Forks fire chief found to have bullied, harassed volunteer firefighter: report

WorkSafeBC, third-party human resources investigation looking into allegations complete

Grand Forks Fire and Rescue (Black Press Media files)
Christina Lake firefighters douse a car fire on July 7, 2019. The driver and car drove off the edge of Santa Rosa Road near Christina Lake but the driver escaped with only minor injuries.                                (Christina Lake Fire Rescue/Submitted)

Christina Lake car fire doused before spreading to forest

Firefighters credit recent rain for limiting the spread of the flames

Christina Lake firefighters douse a car fire on July 7, 2019. The driver and car drove off the edge of Santa Rosa Road near Christina Lake but the driver escaped with only minor injuries.                                (Christina Lake Fire Rescue/Submitted)
Airbags in three of the four vehicles involved in a chain-reaction collision Thursday morning between Grand Forks and Christina deployed after a driver failed to slow down in time before crashing into the back of a traffic line-up, waiting to proceed through a one-way traffic construction zone.                                (Photo from Christina Lake Fire/Rescue)

Four-vehicle collision near Christina Lake stops traffic in construction zone

The driver that started the chain reaction was given with a $368 fine

Airbags in three of the four vehicles involved in a chain-reaction collision Thursday morning between Grand Forks and Christina deployed after a driver failed to slow down in time before crashing into the back of a traffic line-up, waiting to proceed through a one-way traffic construction zone.                                (Photo from Christina Lake Fire/Rescue)
More than 110 properties were flooded in Grand Forks in May 2018.                                 (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Grand Forks flood-affected properties to be bought at ‘post-flood value’

The buyouts are part of the city’s plan to mitigate future flood impacts

More than 110 properties were flooded in Grand Forks in May 2018.                                 (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
Six hectares added to Gladstone Provincial Park

Six hectares added to Gladstone Provincial Park

The province announced Wednesday that it had bought two private lots for $1.74 million

Six hectares added to Gladstone Provincial Park